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Dr. Phil Butts In ... Again

4/12/2008 7:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. PhilApparently Dr. Phil didn't learn much from his interference with Britney Spears. Paging Dr. Fame whore.

The talk show host has allegedly posted bond, which was set at $33,000, for one of the eight teens who was arrested for severely beating another teenager in Florida. The highly publicized case has been in the news for over a week now, and Dr. Phil must want some of that action.

A bail bondsman told several local media outlets that Mercades Nichols, who has been widely reported as the alleged "ringleader," had her bond paid by the show's producers. When Nichols left the jail, a man who claimed to be a producer for the Dr. Phil show helped escort Nichols and her mom.

Mercades's grandmother recently told local reporters that she didn't have the money to bail her granddaughter out.

According to reports, the producer then told reporters to leave the jail because the Dr. Phil show had exclusive rights to the delinquent's story. He did not comment on if Dr. Phil had helped pay for her bond.

Recently the judge presiding over the case imposed a strict gag order -- how this move will affect Nichols and her case is unknown for now.

Reps for the Dr. Phil show could not be reached.

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Hollyweird    

WHO CARES?!?!

2301 days ago
2.

Ruby    

Dr Phil does a show.........how does that make him a whore???
Do you prepare for your show????? I think so !!!!!

2301 days ago
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LAME    

What a PIG!!! Looking up kids in jail to bribe them with bail to do an f'ng show!!!!

PATHETIC PHIL PATHETIC!!!!

2301 days ago
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kimmyt    

DR PHIL NEEDS TO BUTT OUT! HE SUCKS I HATE HIM!

2301 days ago
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Ryan Kealey    

You know, Oprah owns Dr. Phil's show. It is stunning she would once again look the other way while h makes HER and HER COMPANY look bad. He keeps going this tacky rating stunts that have truly hurt both of their credibiltiy. Of course, when (as a heavy man) he tried to come out with DIET BOOKS he certainly looked pretty foolish then too.

2301 days ago
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Kahm    

Shouldn't he be paying the medical bills of the VICTIM??? Once again, we glorify the preditors and forget the victims.

2301 days ago
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HOGZILA    

Dr. Phil is the new Jerry Springer. I havent watched his show in over a year because its pure trash and has been going downhill for quite sometime. Its sad, he started out trying to help people but now its desperate sensationalism. He is hard up for ratings and has no shame, he will pay and do anythng to get a big story on his show because he is so desperate to hold onto his show. His wife Robin seems so classy and he's such a sleeze.

2301 days ago
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LAME    

I couldn't have said it better myself Hogzilla!!!

2301 days ago
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Jack Schitt    

#8 Peppa go die please. He is a media Whore and these kids need to get their asses put in jail I sure hope they get it as adults. They'll be someones little beatches

2301 days ago
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skater    

Wow, what a low life. Posting bail to secure the rights to a story? How pathetic and desperate. Dr. "PHD" Pill needs to find a way to stop be such an opportunistic stalker/pig.

2301 days ago
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K    

Oprah.... Can his ass! He is a arrogant ahole...To much money has taken over his ego.
He has gone from "Dr" to God in his own mind...What an idiot!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2301 days ago
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K    

He needs a shrink!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2301 days ago
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K    

Wherever there is a camera ....you are sure to find Dr. Pig looking to find his way in front of it. Like a little child looking for attention and$$$$$.

2301 days ago
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K    

Oink Oink Oink.....

2301 days ago
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buffy    

This is sick. He should be helping the victim not the person who was the "ring leader" guess he feels he needs his 15 minutes of fame. As for the one who say Dr Phil saved your life....and people should not mess with him...BS

2301 days ago
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