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Daddy Spears -- Dr. Phil is a "God"

1/6/2008 2:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The only member of Britney Spears' immediate family to stay by her side was her dad, Jamie -- and he broke down in tears just after she ditched the hospital on Saturday.

"Jamie was really upset," a source tells People. "He was in tears. When he got to the house and realized the situation there, it broke him down." Apparently, Brit's mom Lynne and sister Jamie Lynn went back home to Louisiana before the whole thing erupted, so dad Jamie was Brit's sole support.

And what did he do for her? Brought Dr. Phil in to blindside Brit, because, as one source puts it, Jamie considers him "a god." Phil, reports People, told Jamie Spears that letting Brit go was "one of the worst decisions that could have been made."

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Kelli    

No way! Flavor Flav dumped Deelishes? Im shocked! New Season must be starting soon. Tantalizing T.V. that show is.

2378 days ago
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faye    

I don't fault her father for trying to get her help but Dr. Phil? What is he thinking? Didn't it occur to him that Dr. Phil would turn around and do exactly what he's now doing? A show? More ratings for Dr. Phil and probably the WORST thing they could do to Britney. She needs help for sure but privately without more publicity. Dr. Phil is a pig for doing a show about her when she is so obviously on the verge of complete collapse.

2378 days ago
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SuperStarSteve    

It just goes to show how the mind of Jamie Spears works. Your daughter's in the hospital on a 51/50. You don't want to shake her up. What does he do? He brings Dr. Phil in to try to schedule some kind of public intervention/treatment which would've been a humiliation for Britney. Did Mr. Spears not see that? Isn't enough of her life public enough for him ALREADY? I don't watch Dr. Phil, I do know that he expects to 'cure' people within the confines of his show (which isn't a long term realistic solution). And he does it for ratings. Can you say "yuck factor"? I think the parents have a few regrets. Their wagon train has halted so now they might have to go out and get a job instead of whoring their children out to Hollywood.

2378 days ago
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roughdaddy    

these idiot contestants on "tela tequila" dont have the slightest idea, this girl tequila just want to be a "star" and shell kiss everyone on the planet to do it! shes not interested in a relationship with you...

jaime spear the dad is an embarrassement, i thought he was out of the picture!

2378 days ago
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Lenn K.    

We have gotta to the lowest that we can by have this two creature on television. What's next child molester dating game. This is why the terrorists want to kill us!!

2378 days ago
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rosie    

Jaime spears is a bigger idiot than I thought. Now he feels that "Dr. Phil" is a god! For crissakes, he isn't even a doctor. I admit to watching his show and truthfully it shocks me how he belittles his so called guests. Has he never screwed up in his life? He can really throw his garbage out to those who seek his help yet what about his first marriage? What about the fact that he couldn't deal with patients on a one on one basis? What about his rampage against pornography? Yet he throws a million dollar wedding for his ugly son who married one of three identical triplet sisters who has appeared in Playboy with her sisters in explicit photos and was a regular at the Playboy Mansion with the King of the Pimps, Hugh Hefner? I cannot see Phil MacGraw doing Britney Spears one bit of good...he will cause her more harm than good. My god, his so called "Dr. Phil's House" episodes border on pure insanity. And his show on show business mothers, how he treated those women like crap...yet he says he is close friends with Lynn Spears, who pushed her kids into a cut throat business and now has 2 kids who are a major mess. And then the father in this mess, Jaime. You are some kind of man buddy. I hope you are prepared to bury at least one of your daughters because unless they get some very serious help, not from your "god" Phil, that is where they will end up. Didn't the sad case of Anna Nicole tell you anything?

2378 days ago
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Zanie    

NO WONDER BRITNEY IS IN SUCH A CRAZY STATE IF HER FATHER THINKS DR. PHIL IS GOD!!!! THIS FAMILY NEEDS TO DO A LITTLE MORE SOUL SEARCHING AND SEARCH OUT THE REAL GOD ...
HOW SAD AND PATHETIC THIS WHOLE THING IS WITH BRIT...SHE NEEDS HELP AND NO ONE IS THERE FOR THAT GIRL...SHE PROBABLY HAD POSTNATAL DEPRESSION AFTER THE SECOND CHILD, AND GOD FORBID SHE IS LIKE A REAL HUMAN BEING AND GETS HELP FOR IT!!!!

2378 days ago
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Shootingstar    

Hello people!!! Dr. Phil has no medical credentials. He's not a dr. He just plays one on tv.

2378 days ago
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Maria    

Brits father is just trying to do something to help his daughter and she had already been released from the hospital when Phil showed up. I think her family is getting desperate to get help for her.
But Britney has to want to get better herself and it doesnt seem like she wants to or can do that at this time :-(

2378 days ago
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faye    

Dr. Phil has a PhD in Clinical Psychology. That makes him a Doctor. He is NOT an M.D. He is a Psychologist. A Psychiatrist is an M.D. Both treat people with mental disorders. The difference is one has a medical degree and the other does not. Dr. Phil is completely qualified to treat Britney. Having said that, Dr. Phil has turned himself into nothing but another Jerry Springer who does shows for ratings. The difference is Jerry Springer actually admits that. Dr. Phil pretends he's doing these people some good when all it is is a TV show and he makes the big bucks. Any Psychologist worth going to would NEVER air your problems to millions of viewers. Britney has enough public humiliation already. Dr. Phil should know better than to issue a press release on his visit to Britney. That is not helping her.

2378 days ago
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Jennifer    

What kind of hospital is this!!! Anyone with no MD knows there is clearly a mental problem! She is a danger to herself now that she lost custody!!!!!!!!!!!!! This was it for people to intervene on her behalf! Now next time the trip will be to the morgue I'm sorry to say. Jennifer

2378 days ago
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Seriously    

I imagine, being a parent and loving my children so tremendously beyond words that I will not try here, that if/when you see your adult child screwing up so badly, and you feel you know some way to help them, but they are not responsive, that a loving parent will keep trying and trying - to the point, sometimes, of alienating themselves from troubled child. Of course her Dad was trying to help. There are LOTS of wealthy OR middle-class, well educated people in this world that DO think that certain psychologists/psychiatrists rank up there right next to diety. Don't quite understand it myself, but I have seen it happen. Twit is a crotch-rotten freak of spoiled nature. She does NOT give two hoots of her cash pipe about anyone that truly LOVES her - as she is selfish and only wants things HER WAY - which is not the best way. I wouldn't blame either anyone in her "close circle" for trying to draw closer to her right now, OR flat out walking far away from her, as they are very heart-broken right - and TWIT could NOT care less.

2378 days ago
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faye    

Psychiatrist = 4 yrs. college, 4 yrs. medical school where he gets a medical degree and is an M.D. (doctor) then a residency in Psychiatry to become a Psychiatrist.

Psychologist = 4 yrs college, Masters Degree in Psychology then a PhD in Psychology.

Both are Doctors. The term "Doctor" applies to lots of different degrees in different fields, not just medicine. Dentists are doctors but their degree is in dentistry

Dr. Phil is a Psychologist. He's qualified. I just think treating Britney Spears publicly on a TV show makes him a ratings whore.

2378 days ago
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Somebody , shoot it! Quick!    

No, #10 felmke. #11 Jennifer,I agre ewithyou that anyone who cna clearl ysay that the girlneeds a MEDICAL docotr as ina psyhcharist sorry for mispelling) .Britney needs tobe put in a sanitoprium and givne meds. She needs tobe under the care of a medical doctor . Dr. phil can help Britney as much as mcuh as m ydog can. Iam notknocling a person's credentials , PhD., but that is not what she needs. A PhD. is a doctor of acdemics and not medicine. Wh ynothave a Dr. fromtheEnglish dept . at UCLA talk to Britney. That is a doctor too. Same thing. A psychologist is good at what he/she does, study human behavior, etc. , heppeople annalyze and seek livable solutions toeveryday problems, etc. James Spears ,Britneys's dad, well ,at least he is trying to think, but he is at his wits end and is ignorant to what a psychologist is , a psychatrist, and still about his daughter. I do NOT blame him because it is difficult to say that , yes, your daughter needs to be with the tree talkers, crazy people, schzo people. HE is getting there. Dr. Phil was the WRONG choice all the wayaround and now Jaime(James )andLynne have decided togoonDr. Phil's show RATINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! MONEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NAME IN PRESSS FOR DR.PHIL!!!!!!!!!!!! , ugh, that is all to benefit and wil benefit Dr. Phil. Dr. Phil knows what Britney needs but he is clearly taking advantage of people who do not ,her folks. Why did he not talk to them in private and help get with a pshychatrist. Why? What would be in it for him? No ratings. no press release. Nada.

2378 days ago
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Me    

"Letting her go" was one of Jamie Spears' worst decisions?

Memo for Dr. Brilliance:She's not a minor and she was no longer being held involuntarily.

In fact, by the time Dr. FullofHimself showed up, she'd been discharged. What exactly was Jamie Spears to do? Tackle her in a hospital hallway while Dr. Bullchit filmed?

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