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'Dr. Phil' Talk Show To End After 21 Seasons On Air

Dr. Phil will officially be ending this year, according to a new report from Deadline.

The syndicated talk show, led by Dr. Phil McGraw, has been on the air for 21 seasons.

Keep reading to find out more about why the show is ending…More Here! »

'The Talk' Hosts Dress Up as 'Willy Wonka' Characters for Their Halloween Episode

The cast of The Talk went all out for the show’s Halloween episode this year!

The hosts and their guests all dressed up as characters from Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory.

Carrie Ann Inaba suited up as the title character Willy Wonka while her co-hosts were all golden ticket winners – Sharon Osbourne as Veruca Salt, Sheryl Underwood as Violet Beauregarde, and Eve as Mike Teavee, appropriately on a TV screen.

Jason Ritter played Charlie Bucket while appearing as a guest. Dr. Phil McGraw and his wife Robin McGraw sat in bed for their interview while dressed as Grandpa Joe and Grandma Josephine. Criminal Minds actor Matthew Gray Gubler was in an Augustus Gloop outfit and chef Antonia Lofaso was in costume as Slugworth.

Debbie Gibson appeared on the show to perform “The Candy Man” from the movie!

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Ellen Pompeo Slams 'Out of Touch' TV Doctors Like Dr. Phil & Dr. Oz

Ellen Pompeo might only be a fictional TV doctor, but she seems to be more in-touch with the current situation than some actual TV doctors.

The Grey’s Anatomy actress is speaking out to slam TV doctors like Dr. Oz and Dr. Phil, who have been saying some controversial things about the coronavirus pandemic.

“Staying home is for very good reasons…one of them is to stop the spread to nurses doctors and anyone who works in a hospital housekeeping …security .. maintenance…. …to keep their risk of contracting lower and The hospitals can only handle so much intake,” Ellen tweeted on Saturday (April 18). “Also the old white guy tv docs who say stupid selfish sh-t should yes …walk that sh-t [right] back to your lazy boys and sit your stupid asses down in your living rooms on your golf courses where you live.. tired out of touch old fools don’t get me started today.”

Ellen added, “Also to those out of touch tv docs which I’m sure they would call me lol…you took an oath so so many years ago to do no harm… making careless statements in this environment when so many healthcare workers are suffering physically and emotionally….is defying that oath.”

Click inside to read all of Ellen Pompeo’s tweets on the subject… More Here! »

Dr. Phil Clears Up His Comments About Coronavirus Lockdown

Dr. Phil is addressing the backlash to his comments he made about the lockdown.

If you didn’t see, the 69-year-old psychologist spoke to Laura Ingraham for her Fox News show, The Ingraham Angle, and opened up about the psychological issues people could get due to the shutdowns around the country.

Now, Dr. Phil is clearing up the air about those comments during a livestream (via).

“Last night, I said we as a society have chosen to live with certain controllable deadly risks every day — smoking, auto crashes, swimming — and yes, I know that those are not contagious, so, probably bad examples. And I refer to them as numbers of deaths that we apparently find acceptable because we do little or nothing about them. I get that they are not contagious, so they are probably not good examples,” he said.

He adds, “I am not an infectious disease expert. I am not a microbiologist. I look at this from a human-behavior psychological standpoint.”

“I’m concerned that the deterioration of the mental and physical health can be substantial from enduring prolonged quarantine while also worrying about being infected with a dreaded virus in the midst of a crashing economy, lost jobs and an inability to even feed your family,” Dr. Phil continued. “I have said that depression, anxiety, loneliness and a feeling of helplessness among other things can create problems that can last for years and cost lives and that just should not be ignored.”

“And therefore, we need to be looking to safely, responsibly follow the science and get back to our lives as soon as possible.”

Dr. Phil Is Getting Lots of Backlash for His Controversial Comments on Coronavirus

Dr. Phil is losing a lot of fans right now due to his controversial opinion on how the nation should be tackling the coronavirus pandemic.

The 69-year-old TV doctor went on Fox News on Thursday night (April 16) and expressed that he’s not supportive of the country being shut down because of the pandemic.

Dr. Phil thinks that the quarantine situation will cause “more death across time than the actual virus will itself.”

“250 people a year die from poverty, and the poverty line is getting such that more and more people are going to fall below that because the economy is crashing around us. And they’re doing that because people are dying from the coronavirus, I get that,” he continued. “But look, the fact of the matter is, we have people dying, 45,000 people a year die from automobile accidents, 480,000 from cigarettes, 360,000 a year from swimming pools, we don’t shut the country down for that. But yet we’re doing it for this? And the fall out is going to last for years because people’s lives are being destroyed.”

Dr. Phil is getting a lot of backlash on social media for suggesting that deaths from the coronavirus are comparable to these other things.

Dr. Oz is also facing backlash right now for suggesting that schools should reopen because there’s “only” a 2% mortality rate with the virus.

Dax Shepard Admits He Possibly Had a Sex Addiction

Dax Shepard has admitted he maybe once had a sex addiction.

“I’d say I’ve had what could maybe be called a sex addiction at some point in my life. Not one that I had to seek treatment for, but…” Dax said on the Phil in the Blanks podcast with Dr. Phil McGraw. “I would just say, ‘I’ve had sex with a lot of people. I like to do it. It’s healthy. Who cares? I’m not getting diseases. I’m single. Whatever.’”

Dax spoke about a time when he got into a fight with a former girlfriend over the phone.

“I hung up the phone, I was driving in the car and I immediately got horny,” he recalled. “Now, that is a biochemical feeling; I’m getting a serotonin dump. Whatever I’m getting, that’s a physiological thing: horniness. So, I’m just feeling authentically horny. And I think, ‘Hmm, I’m going to text this girl I know.’ And I text this girl—and there was a delay. And then I just had this moment of clarity. I was like, ‘That’s suspicious. I just felt disempowered by my girlfriend and immediately I got horny. Could me brain be, like, taking care of me?’”

Dr. Phil explained, “For every thought you have there’s a physiological correlate. There’s no thought that you have that’s there’s not some hydraulic in your body that goes along with it. I mean, think about a dill pickle. Think about biting into a dill pickle and crushing it, you feel it crunch. The vinegar explodes in your mouth. What happens? You start salivating, right? For every thought there’s something like that that happens.”

'Dr. Phil' Guests Claim Show Staff Aided in Substance Abuse

The Dr. Phil show, hosted by Phil McGraw, is being accused of supplying its guests with alcohol and drugs and aiding in substance abuse.

Todd Herzog, a former winner of Survivor, appeared on the show in 2013 and was so drunk that he was carried onto the set. He tells STAT and the Boston Globe that he was not drunk when he arrived at the studio, but there was a bottle of vodka in his dressing room and he drank it all. He also says he was given a Xanax by someone on staff to “calm his nerves.”

Herzog‘s alcohol level was at .263 and Dr. Phil said he had “never talked to a guest who was closer to death.”

There are several other allegations about substance abuse in the report.

While McGraw has not commented yet, Martin Greenberg, the show’s director of professional affairs, responded to the allegations.

Dr. McGraw has a very strong sense of trying to not exploit people,” he said. “Now it is a television show. These people volunteer to come on. They beg to come on. And he tries to treat them with respect … and to give them the opportunity to get help if they want to do that. It’s not a complicated formula.”