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Hugh Hefner & Crystal Harris in a Custody Battle over Their Puppy

26 December 2011 5:00 AM, PST | PEOPLE.com | See recent PEOPLE.com news »

Shortly after Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris ended their engagement in June, the Playboy mogul said Harris let him keep Charlie, their shared Cavalier King Charles spaniel. But now, Hefner, 85, says he and his former fiancée, 25, are still going back and forth about who gets permanent ownership of the pooch. "We both love the puppy," Hefner told People on Thursday at the Playboy Mansion in L.A. "I told her if she wants to keep the ring and the Bentley, then maybe I can keep the puppy. I [hope] we will work it out." Photos: Lifestyles of Rich & Famous Celeb PetsHefner, »

- Dahvi Shira

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TVLine Items: Nate Berkus Show Ending, Vampire Diaries Finds 2 New Originals and More!

9 December 2011 3:19 PM, PST | TVLine.com | See recent TVLine.com news »

The Nate Berkus Show is coming to an end.

Sony and Harpo, the studios behind the syndicated series, announced Friday that they have decided not to renew the Oprah offshoot beyond this season, the show’s second, Broadcasting & Cable reports.

“I’m incredibly proud of my hard working and talented staff, and proud of the show we were able to produce every day,” Berkus said in a statement.

The Nate Berkus Show remains in production and will deliver all remaining Season 2 episodes.

This marks Oprah Winfrey’s first syndicated misfire, following the successful launches of Dr. Phil, the Rachael Ray »

- Megan Masters

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Oprah spinoff 'The Nate Berkus Show' to end run

9 December 2011 2:13 PM, PST | EW - Inside TV | See recent EW.com - Inside TV news »

So long, Nate Berkus: Sony and Harpo Studios have decided to pull the plug on his syndicated decorating show at the end of this season. The spinoff from The Oprah Winfrey Show bowed in 2010 but Berkus, an interior designer, never garnered a decent following.

Through mid-November, the second season of Berkus’ show has been averaging 1.37 million viewers — below The Wendy Williams Show (1.4 million) and above The Jeremy Kyle Show (695,000). The most watched show in syndication is Dr. Phil at 4.0 million.

“After careful consideration, we have decided that The Nate Berkus Show will not return for a third season in the fall, »

- Lynette Rice

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Regis Philbin's Departure Pushes 'Live!' to Syndicated Sweep Victory, 'Dr. Phil' Still Tops for Season

7 December 2011 1:15 PM, PST | The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News | See recent The Hollywood Reporter - Movie News news »

Thanks to the huge audience that tuned in Nov. 18 to see Regis Philbin’s last show, Live With Regis & Kelly scored a 6.7 rating that day and a 3.3 rating during the just concluded November sweeps, making it the top rated talk show in national syndication for the period. However, Dr. Phil remains the top talk show for the season to date by a wide margin. Dr. Phil rated 3.2 during the sweeps and has a season to date average rating of 3.2 as well, which translates into 4.2 million people a day watching

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- Alex Ben Block

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Dr. Phil's do-it-yourself vasectomy

6 December 2011 10:48 AM, PST | Pop2it | See recent Pop2it news »

Diy isn't generally what one thinks of when the word "vasectomy" comes up. Really, surgery of any kind is best done by someone else. Still, lest you think that Dr. Phil is a masochist, we should explain.

In an interview with Newsweek, the good doctor talks about the biggest regret of his life. When his wife Robin was first pregnant, he decided to get a vasectomy. So, did he go to a hospital? A clinic? Nope. He was in New York with a buddy who said, "The office closes at 5--why don't you come in and we'll do your vasectomy?"

Yeah, sure! Why don't you come in, get some things snipped around your reproductive organs, we'll toss you in a car, Bob's your uncle, good night and good luck! Well, that's kind of what happened. Dr. Phil says that there wasn't even a nurse, so he had to assist by handing the doctor instruments. »

- editorial@zap2it.com

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Update: CBS Shares -2% In After-Hours Trading Although Company Vows 2012 Will Be “Record-Breaking Year”

3 November 2011 1:08 PM, PDT | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Update, 2:45 Pm: Despite the strong 3Q earnings, some investors are concerned about the lower-than-expected revenues and a slowdown in ad-sales growth from 2Q. But that didn’t stop CEO Les Moonves from his usual cheerleading in his quarterly conference call with analysts: With more digital and retransmission consent deals ahead, as well as polticial ads, “the company is set up for a record-breaking 2012,” he says. He’s confident about the ad market despite signs that the economy might weaken. “It is business as usual,” he says. “Very few people are cancelling us because they know they’ll have to pay more” next year. Moonves says the recent online streaming deal that CW cut with Hulu does not mean that CBS might join Comcast, News Corp, and Disney at the online video venture. CBS co-owns CW with Time Warner, but “CW is a different animal. It appeals to a younger demographic. »

- DAVID LIEBERMAN, Executive Editor

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Dr. Phil calls Kim Kardashian marriage and Divorce 'business' (Video)

1 November 2011 4:29 PM, PDT | Monsters and Critics | See recent Monsters and Critics news »

CBS chat show The Talk saw Dr. Phil comment on the Kim Kardashian Divorce: Dr. Phil on Kardashian Divorce: .Business is business I guess..Dr. Phil McGraw and hosts of The Talk shares his take on reality star Kim Kardashian filing for divorce from NBA husband Kris Humphries just 72 days after getting married.Dr. Phil on Kim choosing not to move to Minnesota: .Gee.Wouldn.t you think you.d chat him up about that before you get married?..I know Kim, and she is as sweet as she could be.but business is business I guess...People focus on the wedding and not on the marriage. They forget, when the party is over, we have to merge two lives together...People in America quit too early...you »

- April MacIntyre

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Justin Bieber: ‘Usher Is My Dr. Phil!’

28 October 2011 5:11 PM, PDT | HollywoodLife | See recent HollywoodLife news »

During a radio interview, Justin Bieber admitted he has hit own personal relationship expert...but he's nothing like the real Dr. Phil! Who knew Justin Bieber loves Dr. Phil? We never would have guessed it, but that's what he admitted on The Kyle and Jackie O Show Oct. 28! In fact, the 17-year-old pop star said he has a Dr. Phil character in his day to day life: Usher. "[We talk about] relationships and how to cope with where I am in the world," Justin said of his friend. "He's been a great mentor to me. He's my Dr. Phil." Justin has said in the past Usher, 33, understand his life since he was also a teen superstar. Listen to the rest of the interview to hear Justin dish about his Christmas album, Under the Mistletoe, and why he thinks Dr. Phil is the man! [flv width="600" height="500"]http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=Qif7LLvpKnE[/flv] Read More About Taylor Swift! Bonnie Says: Taylor Swift »

- Kirstin Benson

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Panic Button (2011)

28 October 2011 3:44 PM, PDT | Planet Fury | See recent Planet Fury news »

Directed by: Chris Crow

Written by: Frazer Lee

Cast: Scarlett Alice Johnson, Jack Gordon, Michael Jobson, Elen Rhys

As Gertrude Stein once said, “Everybody gets so much information all day long that they lose their common sense.”

While Ms. Stein may have passed away in 1946, her sentiments have never been truer than at present. She might as well have been referring to Chris Crow’s 2011 British thriller Panic Button. Panic Button's theme is: too much information equals a lot of bloodshed. By simply viewing dangerous acts, engaging people with ulterior motives, and hacking private accounts, we are all inflicting some kind of violence upon one another. This is exactly what pisses off an animated cartoon alligator when four members of Facebook (I mean, the fictional All2gethr.com) board a private airplane bound for New York City after winning a competition.

Jo (Scarlett Alice Johnson), Max (Jack Gordon), Dave »

- Alexandra West

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Supernatural Round Table: "Shut Up, Dr. Phil"

26 October 2011 7:27 AM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Supernatural staged a Buffy the Vampire Slayer reunion last week, but did the appearances by Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters make up for a subpar episode?

That is just one of many topics debated by Round Table panelists Carissa Pavlica, Kate Moon and Sean McKenna. Pull up a figurative chair and join them below for an in-depth discussion of "Shut Up, Dr. Phil."


What did you think of James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter’s Buffy reunion?

Carissa: I loved it. I thought there was potential for them to become recurring characters because they obviously know a thing or two about the Leviathan.

Kate: I thought it was awesome! As a diehard, long-time Buffy fan, I was totally psyched to see Spike and Cordy reunited! Of course both are great actors, but I thought there was an element of familiarity and chemistry between the two that might have come from working with each other. »

- matt@tvfanatic.com (TV Fanatic Staff)

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Supernatural S7E5 review

25 October 2011 1:44 PM, PDT | Shadowlocked | See recent Shadowlocked news »

"Shut up Dr. Phil"


Though a fleeting stranger with the likes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and Angel, even I had to admire Supernatural's vigour in this episode. Reuniting two of Joss Whedon's greatest protégés, James Marsters and Charisma Carpenter - Buffy's (and Angel's) Spike and Cordelia Chase respectively - Supernatural effectively tipped its hat to Whedon's expertise, whilst providing an encapsulating plot worthy of the man himself.

Shut up Dr. Phil sees Dean (Jensen Ackles) and Sam (Jared Padalecki) heading to Prosperity, Indiana, following the mysterious deaths of two of its inhabitants. However, Dean's unusual behaviour - even for him - has Sam spooked, and he confronts his brother in true Winchester fashion:

Dean (drinking whiskey): "We've had this conversation, Sam"

Sam: "No...we haven't. To do that, you'd have to...speak"

Dean (as ever, hiding the truth): "Let's get this straight. You're new Sam, »

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CW’s "Supernatural" and Getting Silly with “Shut Up, Dr. Phil:” A Television Review

24 October 2011 11:00 AM, PDT | 28 Days Later Analysis | See recent 28 Days Later Analysis news »

Director: Phil Sgriccia.

Writers: Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming.

Once in a while, even a fine show like "Supernatural" goes over the top with its humourous take on pop culture. “Shut Up, Dr. Phil” is a dead giveaway to the television show, where the good doctor, a psychologist, offers advice to turn people’s troubled lives around.

That is not going to happen anytime soon for the Winchesters. The problems that they have feels too far-gone to ever get fixed. But maybe the problems of Maggie (Charisma Carpenter) and Donald Stark (James Marsters), a wealthy couple who lives the high life, might get resolved. They were happily married once, but during the episode, they are in the process of separating for good.

The "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" mini-reunion is mostly a ratings booster as the series hits episode five. And in what one generation of fans want, another may not be as interested. »

- noreply@blogger.com (Ed Sum)

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Supernatural Season 7 Episode 5: Brutal Highlights, Laughs & Winchester Marital Counseling

22 October 2011 11:00 AM, PDT | BuzzFocus.com | See recent BuzzFocus.com news »

When the Winchester brothers team up, nothing can stop them – not even a witch and warlock couple with a bad temper and a marriage on the rocks. Although Episode 7.5 “Shut Up, Dr. Phil” didn’t focus on the ongoing Leviathan story, I have to say it was easily one of my favorite episodes this season. Writers Brad Buckner and Eugenie Ross-Leming did a great job of capturing the strong wit of Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean’s (Jensen Ackles) buddy cop – or buddy hunter as the case may be – relationship, while keeping the Supernatural shenanigans and mystery levels high. Dean is still haunted by the secret he is keeping from Sam. He killed Sam’s childhood friend Amy (Jewel Staite) at the end of Episode 7.3, “The Girl Next Door”. The subsequent “Defending Your Life” episode touched on Dean’s guilt through the judge and Egyptian god Osiris. Now, we’re »

- Bags H.

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Supernatural – Sam and Dean Marital Counciling

22 October 2011 9:23 AM, PDT | Boomtron | See recent Boomtron news »

Supernatural – Sam and Dean Marital Counciling

Now this is more like it. “Shut Up, Dr. Phil” was a very entertaining episode of Supernatural for a number of reasons and was a great reminder of why, after six other seasons, I’m still here watching. This series forgot how to be scary a long time ago, replacing actual spooky moments with buckets of blood and gore. But in that process it learned how to be so funny you uncontrollably slap your knee. So while “Shut Up, Dr. Phil” is pretty week in the scare department, it was the strongest episode so far comedy-wise.

Meet the Starks. They’re your run-of-the-mill married couple. They have their issues. For instance, Don Stark (James Marsters) had an affair with a business associate and is now in the doghouse with wife Maggie (Charisma Carpenter). Strangely, the woman Don sleeps with dies under horrendous and mysterious circumstances. »

- Brody Gibson

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Supernatural Ep. 7.05, “Shut Up, Dr. Phil”: Buffy alums boost so-so episode

21 October 2011 8:14 PM, PDT | SoundOnSight | See recent SoundOnSight news »

Supernatural Review, Season 7, Episode 5: “Shut Up, Dr. Phil

Written by Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming

Directed by Phil Sgriccia

Airs Fridays at 9pm (Et) on the CW

This week, on Supernatural: Cordy and Spike have communication problems, as do Sam and Dean, and Jenny bites into the nastiest cupcake ever

Thus far, season 7 of Supernatural has been uneven- two strong episodes followed by two weak ones. This week’s episode isn’t fantastic, but it’s a step in the right direction, and at least that’s something. “Shut Up, Dr. Phil” follows in the tradition of “Tall Tales” (Sam and Dean meet the Trickster) and “Wishful Thinking” (Sam and Dean find a wishing well), starting as a fairly straightforward episode before taking a left turn into comedy. Though it’s not nearly as successful as either “Tales” or “Thinking”, which include some of the most transcendent moments of »

- Kate Kulzick

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Supernatural Review: It's a Buffy Reunion!

21 October 2011 8:00 PM, PDT | TVfanatic | See recent TVfanatic news »

Note to TV Fanatics: Don't get involved in a lovers' quarrel. Especially if the lovers are witches.

That's what Sam and Dean discovered when they traveled to Indiana to first investigate a woman electrocuted by one of those bee hive hairdryers. Talk about a bad hair day.

In Supernatural gory fashion, the deaths became more gruesome, with a nail gun shooting through a man's eyes and a dinner tray decapitation. Yet, the worst one was the beating hearts inside the cupcakes. It was just plain disgusting to watch the woman heave up copious amounts of blood and chunks. My own stomach turned. I may never be able to eat cupcakes again.

The best moment of the episode had to be the counseling session. Forget Dr. Drew. Forget Dr. Phil. Heck, forget Maury. Say hello to Sam and Dean Winchester, poster boys for the non-discussion and now charter members of group therapy. »

- smckenna412@gmail.com (Sean McKenna)

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On TV tonight: James Marsters in Supernatural, Brian Markinson in Sanctuary, Scott Porter in X-Men Anime

21 October 2011 5:25 PM, PDT | CapricaTV | See recent CapricaTV news »


Three Caprica actors are on TV tonight.

James Marsters guest stars in Supernatural in episode "Shut up, Dr. Phil," at 9 pm on the CW. Brian Markinson makes his first appearance on Sanctuary this season at 10 pm on Syfy, and the X-Men Anime series with Scott Porter premieres at 11 pm on G4.

A longer round of updates is coming tomorrow, but before I get to the previews for tonight's shows, just a heads-up:

You can now watch the complete Husbands web series at HusbandstheSeries.com. The last episode was posted on Thursday.

The Once Upon a Time pilot is available online on IMDb.com. The episode airs this Sunday at 8 pm on ABC.

NBC has released a 20-minute preview of the Grimm pilot, which was also originally supposed to air tonight, but got pushed back to next Friday. If you are in the Us, you can watch the whole episode »

- fanshawe

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Supernatural: Hex-tra Marital Affairs

21 October 2011 3:25 PM, PDT | TV.com | See recent TV.com news »

Note: This review was written based on an advanced screener that featured unfinished audio and possibly a few slight differences.

"Hearts in my cupcakes! Hearts in my cupcakes! That's never happened before! Hearts in my cupcakes!" screamed a panic-stricken blonde who'd just vomited blood everywhere after discovering beating hearts in her half-eaten cupcake. Not amused, Dean asked, "Should I slug her?" And that was more than enough to give you an idea of the tone of "Shut Up, Dr. Phil" (as if you couldn't tell by the title), tonight's glorious return to More >> »

- Tim Surette

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Supernatural Season 7: Episode 5 Preview Trailer and Clip

21 October 2011 1:58 PM, PDT | DailyDead | See recent DailyDead news »

Tonight’s episode of Supernatural is titled “Shut Up, Dr. Phil” and guest stars Charisma Carpenter and James Marsters. We have the plot synopsis, preview trailer, and a clip from the episodes, in case you’re looking for spoilers before watching the full episode.

Episode 7.05: Shut Up, Dr. Phil- “Sam (Jared Padalecki) and Dean (Jensen Ackles) meet Maggie Stark (guest star Charisma Carpenter), a witch who has unleashed her wrath on a small town, resulting in numerous deaths. Sam and Dean track down her husband, Donald (guest star James Marsters), to see if he can help. Donald tells the brothers that Maggie is mad at him for having an affair and is taking it out on the townspeople. Phil Sgriccia directed the episode written by Brad Buckner & Eugenie Ross-Leming.”


- Jonathan James

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Interview - Buffy Alum Charisma Carpenter Discusses Supernatural

21 October 2011 11:59 AM, PDT | TVovermind.com | See recent TVovermind.com news »

Having tenure on two, count `em, two Joss Whedon series, Buffy The Vampire Slayer and Angel, Charisma Carpenter and her Whedonized alter-ego Cordelia Chase are bonafide geekdom royalty.  That said, having Charisma alone guest on a current heavyweight fantasy/horror franchise like Supernatural would enough to overload fans' anticipation cortexes, but having her appear alongside fellow Whedoneverse alum James Marsters ("Spike" from Buffy The Vampire Slayer) already has minds blowing before that very episode, "Shut Up, Dr. Phil", has aired.  It is, in Ms. Carpenter's own words to me, "Every Supernatural fan’s wet dream."

I spoke with Charisma about her appearance on Supernatural as Maggie Stark, the estranged wife of Marster's Don Stark.  Having seen the episode, I can tell you her response to questions about Maggie's character were dripping with carefully placed semantic hints to Maggie's true nature. "She’s been around a while, she’s been married a long time, »

- Jon Lachonis

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