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'Dr.Phil' Set

Cursed?

9/2/2008 3:22 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. PhilA string of bad luck -- including two deaths -- has the staff at the "Dr. Phil" show wondering if their set is cursed.

Sources close to the production tell TMZ in the last few months two employees of the show have passed away and two others suffered medical emergencies. We're told one staffer recently died of cancer, while a young intern who had strep throat was dead by the end of the week. Our sources also tell us the wife of an editor recently suffered a family tragedy, while a producer suffered a concussion and a broken arm while on the Paramount Studios set of the daytime talk show.

Our sources say Phil and other execs have been trying to retool the show for the new upcoming season and that has some staffers feeling the bad luck may be a sign they should leave well enough alone. We're told Phil held a staff meeting this past Friday where he addressed the recent sad turn of events and attempted to boost the crew's morale.

A rep for the "Dr. Phil" show was not immediately reached.

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Kelli    

Ewww, I wish he would go away, not a fan anymore.

2155 days ago
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Ann    

Dr. Phil is just a white Oprah.

2155 days ago
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TMZ IS RELEASE THERAPY FOR RACIST    

FIXED NEW CHANNEL MUST HAVE TOLD YOU THEY WERE GOING TO PULL U OFF THE AIR IF YOU KEPT THOSE PICTURE OF THE PALIN PARTY UP!!!!!!!!


BOYCOTT TMZ NO MORE COMMENT OR COMING TO THIS SITE UNTIL THEY PUT THE PICTURE BACK UP-----WE HAVE A RIGHT TO KNOW ALL ABOUT THE PERSON WHO WANTS TO BE SECOND IN CHARGE OF THIS COUNTRY.


HELL NO WE WON'T POST!!!!!!HELL NO WE WON'T POST!!!!!HELL NO WE WON'T POST!!!!!!!!!

2155 days ago
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CLN N SBR    

You truly are a sad dummy # 3. Shes a REAL AMERICAN mom. unlike you socialist pig Dem's

2155 days ago
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Ihma Khunt    

It is the wife Robin, she looks possessed with all the plastic work done. She looks like the JOKER!

2155 days ago
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Ihma Khunt    

"Shes a REAL AMERICAN mom" Yeah right. a Gail carpet cleaner, in the closet.

2155 days ago
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dan the man    

haven't you guys heard of the deinterlace filter??? nice photoshop work

2155 days ago
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Twinker    

Suzie is right..it's Robin!

2155 days ago
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The Observer    

Perhaps they are working on the former set of the movie, "Poltergeist." Recall that there was a supposed curse surrounding the set of that movie, too. Maybe the gravestones were moved away to make room for the set but all the caskets are still buried beneath it? I'm just sayin'...

2155 days ago
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tm    

The intern died in a motorcycle accident, speeding on an LA County mountain road. He hit a vehicle head-on. His obit was in the Orange County Register within the past few weeks.

2155 days ago
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Kelli    

LOL, Robin does look plastic....

2155 days ago
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mess-iah sara is nothing but a used TAMPON    

He is a tool

2155 days ago
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Triple Play    

To #4 Sad Dummy. By posting your comments you are going against what you are askingothers to do Youre are a DUMMY sad or not

2155 days ago
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THese sternies are mean people who have no feelings    



Yes . Yes it is cursed . They should cancell this show stat !

2155 days ago
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Cynic    

The staffer who died of cancer was a San Luis Obispo County native and kind of a local hero. She was a beautiful, amazing young woman who had touched many, many lives during her short one. She bravely battled brain cancer, and when she was too weak to walk (but not to work) the Dr. Phil show bought her a motorized scooter so she could get around more easily. She was greatly loved and admired, and will be greatly missed. She was also a CNN journalist who was in NYC on 9/11 and reported on the horrific tragedy for weeks. Her stint on the Dr. Phil show was just the latest during an incredible career, and she made a big impression on everybody there. That's all - I didn't just want her to be a "statistic" in one of your posts.

2155 days ago
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