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Dr. Phil

Tried to Blindside Oprah

4/1/2011 1:38 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Dr. Phil set out to scoop Oprah -- the woman who discovered him -- on a huge show ... even warning his staff to keep Oprah in the dark.

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TMZ has obtained legal docs filed in a lawsuit against Dr. Phil for allegedly defaming two men in the Natalee Holloway case -- the girl who disappeared in Aruba.

We placed a call to Dr. Phil's rep.  So far ... no comment.

Oprah had scheduled to do an exclusive interview with Natalee's mom, Beth on Sept. 20, 2005.  But Phil had been working as well to snag the same interview, when he found out Oprah was in the game.

In the docs, there is a chain of emails between Dr. Phil and his staff.  One of the producers wrote an email to Phil, saying she had found out that Oprah had an interview with Beth.  The producer had a plan: "But we can OUT SCOOP Oprah & do the show w/ her first no matter what we find tomorrow we still have an interesting show - plus only YOU can really help."

Phil (using initials DPM - Dr. Phil McGraw) responded, "WE DEFINITELY NEED TO SCOOP THE DEAL SO IF WE NEED TO SHOOT THIS WEEK THEN LETS DO IT."  Phil adds this caution:  "IF SHE [Beth] TELLS THE OPRAH PEOPLE ABOUT US THEY WILL LIKELY ATTEMPT TO DERAIL IT BY MOVING UP THEIR SCHEDULE."

The producer responds, "Grea[t] & she won't say anything to oprahs peeps she knows it would jeopardize what we are doing - I'll email you both tomorrow as soon as I talk to jamie & we can go from there!! Yippie scoopen the big O!!"



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Nunajer Bidnis    

There is a great difference between Dr. Phil and Oprah. Phil is a total phony and Oprah is 100% genuine. I'm no Oprah fan, but all one needs do is watch their programs to see that Oprah believes in whatever she has going-on; while Doc Phil believes only in his own huffing and puffing.

The man ought properly be down on his knees to her. She made him. He owes her his loyality.

Personally, I wouldn't take this guy's psychristologist advice in a drink-box or Cracker-Jacks with a prize.

1197 days ago
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cece    

I hate Oprah she getting what she puts out. Now she will see when people turn on her fat azz

1197 days ago
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cece    

Also look at all the white she help get a show. Tell me one black talk show she help out. Good for Oprah she is so good in helping the whites but not the blacks. Steve Harvey wanted to be on her OWN the the bytch said no. But yet Nate, Dr. Phil, Dr. Oz that cooking woman that fat bytch helped out. She can go to hell

1197 days ago
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Sandra     

What ever. I agree with AJLind's comment. One thing for sure I am sick of Dr. Phil and no longer watch his show!!

1197 days ago
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spyke    

Dr. Phil is a vile person. I'll never forget him showing up with cameras in tow and barging into Britney's psych ward room trying to get her to go on his show 1 day after she was taken there on a 5150 hold and then went on a whole big press tour about Britney's condition to anyone that would take him after she told him to get lost. The guy will stoop to anything for a rating and could care less about about anyone's health or well being other than his large ego. The guy isn't even a registered doctor, but he plays one on TV. He's a joke and any idiot that watches that crap is a fool too.

Posted at 9:46 AM on Apr 1, 2011 by Jim in Cali

Yup and really the only thing that should matter is that there is still no justice for that beautiful young girl.

1197 days ago
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Jeronimo Dan    

Phil was never a doctor, he sold tires for Bab****s Bro. and before that he worked in a pet shop selling parrots. The only reason he got the job in the pet shop selling parrots was because, he'd read a book on ventriloquism.

1197 days ago
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Diane Weir    

Big mistake Dr. Phil. I couldn't stand you when Oprah first introduced you and can't stand you now. I'm glad you got discovered for the fraud that you are.

What are your credentials. If it wasnt for Oprah, we wouldn't have given you a look see. I feel bad for Oprah even those she's not as genuine as you think. If it wsn't for Gail wsrming up the audiences no one would feel welcome on her show. Oprah is ony great in front of the camera and coold and distant when the cameras are off. Try to give the woman a hug, she will freeze up in a second off camera. I've seen it and experienced it.

1197 days ago
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Lily    

"Dr." Phil is the anti-thesis of Oprah. He is one of the biggest right-wing whiners there is. He was a major, major Bush II supporter (...enough said.) What Oprah ever saw in him, I have no idea...

1197 days ago
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Lily    

"Try to give the woman a hug, she will freeze up in a second off camera. I've seen it and experienced it.

Posted at 6:40 PM on Apr 2, 2011 by Diane Weir"

Well, Diane, I've met her, too, and she was really gracious.

1197 days ago
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emme    

dr. phil is not licensed to practice in california. what he does on his show is not to help people it is for ratings. you know this by how he treated britney spears. google why he lost his license to practice in texas....

1197 days ago
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Bradley Stewart    

I have to say that Dr. Phil is really a lucky guy. When he met Oprah his life really changed. For him it was like the difference between him stepping out onto his front lawn on a Sunday Morning to pick up his paper and rather than getting hit by a rogue asteroid or having the asteroid land next to him which it did and him selling it to the highest bidder.

1196 days ago
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Sandy    

Getting tired of Dr. Phil. He has become a snob and a name dropper. Everyone is a "good friend" of his! His show isn't for breaking news, don't like that format at all. He isn't good at it. His claim to fame is telling it like it is, not being a beat reporter with the hollywood buzz. Who cares? Drop the arrogant pose and get back to your roots.

1196 days ago
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Tylee    

Dr' Phil's 15 minutes are coming to an end

1196 days ago
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South Beach    

Explaining this to the Big O...I do not envy good 'ole Phil...Might require therapy to get over that one...

1196 days ago
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themassakr    

That fatass ****ed up. Oprah's not going to like that. She's going to shun him from humanity.

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