Dr. Phil cancels Britney Spears show
By JO PIAZZA in Los Angeles and STEPHANIE GASKELL in New York DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Monday, January 7th 2008, 4:07 PM
Dr. Phil's planned sitdown Monday with Britney Spears' parents dissolved into accusations he was exploiting the troubled singer's emotional crackup.
The TV shrink insisted he canceled the taping with Jamie and Lynne Spears "because the Spears situation is too intense at this time, and out of consideration to the family."
A source close to Dr. Phil McGraw said it was Britney's parents who cut him off, furious he blabbed about her mental state after visiting her in the psych ward at Cedars Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles.
"As soon as Jamie realized Dr.Phil was making public statements about Britney, including assessments of her condition, he got angry," the source told Life & Style magazine. "He started making phone calls to everybody in the family, telling them not to cooperate."
The show was to air Tuesday.
STOP RIGHT THERE!!!!!
So, Dr. Phil is just like everyone else who has latched onto Britney in order to make hay while her sun sets.
I have a dear friend who, like Britney, lived too much and lived too much for society's tastes. And like Britney, her family did all they to force my friend to conform, up to and including calling out the nice young men in the cream white coats. She is now away from these people and maybe she can have a chance to heal naturally.
And maybe that is what Brit needs......no kids to hinder her now, maybe she can just slip away and get herself together....meaning make herself stronger to withstand the brunt of the attacks on her still to come.
Phil McGraw is an attention-seeing quasi-quack, in my opinion, whose only concern are his book sales and the ratings of his marginally successful TV show.-dp
Britney Spears was held in the hospital overnight after going berserk when ex-hubby Kevin Federline's bodyguards came to pick up her two baby boys. She was said to be stunned by Dr. Phil's visit and many of McGraw's psychiatric colleagues blasted him.
McGraw - now called Dr. Shill by some critics - went on CBS' sister show "Entertainment Tonight" to defend himself.
"I've been working with this family behind the scenes for a long time, longer than you can imagine," he said, refusing to apologize for trying to help.
"Somebody needs to step up and get this young woman into some quality care," he said.
Translation: standard brainwashing techniques have not worked....maybe some waterboarding might have done the trick......unless she like that kinda thing-dp
Spears doesn't seem to be in a rush to get help: After checking out of the hospital Saturday, she was in Palm Desert, Calif., with Adnan Ghalib, a 35-year-old paparazzo whose friends and colleagues say may sell Spears out.
"[Ghalib] has always played Britney's 'knight in shining armor' but there is this opportunistic side to him and he could just be in this for the big payday at the end," a friend told TMZ.com.
"He's an interesting character," a former photo editor said of the "charming" Ghalib. "He knows his way around the ladies."
So ANOTHER piece of dung to use Britney as....I don't even know what to say anymore. Family...phony doctors....boyfriends....ex-husbands. None of these people care about Britney Spears, outside of the meal ticket she represents to them.
Remember that Chris Crocker video? The one that has the gay Tennessean bawling about Brit? Boring new ones into the likes of Perez Hilton. The one where he was accused of over acting rivaling most actors on Mexican novellas? Now looking at it, maybe Mr. Crocker was prophetic beyond imagining.
And as for "Leaving Britney Alone?" The way things look, do that might be the best thing for her.