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"Dr. Phil" Guest

Arrested for Roughing Up GF

10/10/2011 8:10 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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Days before he was scheduled to appear on a "Dr. Phil" show about couples with commitment issues, 37-year-old Stephen Stanage was arrested for roughing up his girlfriend ... TMZ has learned.

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ, Stanage was arrested Saturday night in his room at the Renaissance Hotel in Hollywood -- after an argument between he and his girlfriend turned violent.

We're told neighboring guests in the hotel heard Stanage's GF screaming for help and alerted security.

Law enforcement sources tell us, Stanage allegedly yanked her off the bed twice -- and she sustained injuries. She was treated at a nearby hospital.

Stanage was arrested and booked on one count of felony domestic violence. Stanage also had an outstanding warrant for his arrest stemming from a prior DUI.

He's currently being held on $326,000 bail. His "Dr. Phil" episode was scheduled to tape this week.

Sources connected to the show tell TMZ ... Dr. Phil is taking the situation very seriously -- and will NO longer feature Stanage on the show.

 A "Dr. Phil" spokesperson tells us, "We have not worked with this couple yet, as they have just recently written in for help deciding if they are good candidates for marriage, or perhaps have some work to do first. -- as it now seems clear they do."

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tre    

what's up with the comment page, is it designed to get you guys more hit's then you actually get because everytime we comment we have to backtrack to page one, get it fixed already

921 days ago
2.

CountryGal    

Shocking!

921 days ago
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moxie    

Some work to do...? Ya think?

921 days ago
4.

OooooNooo!    

Dr. Phil reminds me a lot of Bree Olsen. . . maybe he should get an honest job?

921 days ago
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Jackie    

Dr Phil gets a free pass coz of TMZ....Stupid American media.

921 days ago
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Jack    

And exactly how is this different from all his other guests? He's no different than Jerry Springer except his guests fight off camera, they're still trash.

921 days ago
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Carl    

How is this news worthy? The only possible reason I can see for you posting this is that people might miss the "guest" part of the headline and think Dr. Phil was the one arrested for roughing up a woman.

921 days ago
8.

Lily    

between HIM and his girlfriend.

921 days ago
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chrisg    

Of course Dr. Phil is not gonna feature him on the show.. He's just going to wait until the situation gets worse for higher ratings lol duh!

921 days ago
10.

SLH    

Dr Phil, with his big bald head and capped teeth, should go back to coaching people how to act in court to gain the jury's sympathy. The guy's a sleaze-ball who happened to meet oprah.

921 days ago
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Randy Morrison    

NON STORY ALERT!!!!

921 days ago
12.

UPYOURS    

Commitment issues? I would say anger management issues. Phil is a huge gasbag.

921 days ago
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Cheryl A.    

I cannot stand it when these perfectly good woman believe the crap their idiotic boyfriends tell them, that they are nothing, no one will ever love the etc. I wish they would all grow some and get the hell out of those relationships.

921 days ago
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James R. - Los Angeles    

They should seek advise from Dr. Ooze . . .

921 days ago
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beachgal    

So, felony domestic violence is minimized by calling it 'roughing up'? Nice reporting. Not. :(

921 days ago
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