It's Octo-Mania on The Dr. Phil Show!
In Nadya Suleman's most recent television appearance, the mom of 14 brings Dr. Phil and his camera crew into Kaiser Permanente Bellflower Medical Center in California for an exclusive visit with seven of the teeny-tiny octuplets (one still remains in intensive care).
"I cannot stress enough how important it is for you [the audience] to meet these babies and understand that this is really all about them," says Dr. Phil. "They are the ones who really need our care and support.
Watch a clip after the jump.
Katie Holmes, Queen Latifah and Diane Keaton in Mad Money courtesy Overture Films
Entertainment Tonight will premiere the trailer for Mad Money, Katie Holmes' first film role since marrying Tom Cruise, says the New York Post.... Veteran TV host Gary Collins on Tuesday was arrested for DUI after being involved in a crash actually caused by the other driver. He was released on a $40,000 bond.... HGTV has ordered additional episodes of House Hunters, Hidden Potential and My First Place, says TV Week.... The Dr. Phil spin-off The Doctors has been cleared in half the country for a fall 2008 launch into syndication.
Forest Whitaker by Prashant Gupta/FX
Former The Shield player Forest Whitaker is set to direct and executive-produce a new FX drama pegged as The Sopranos set in the world of arms dealers, says the Reporter.... The Doctors, a tentatively titled spin-off of Dr. Phil, is being eyed for a fall-2008 syndication berth.... NBC has ordered a pilot script for Outsourced, a comedy about a customer-service manager who, when his department is outsourced to India, travels east to train his replacement.... Scribe Zach Helm (Stranger Than Fiction) will develop with ABC Rockville 2020, a drama about a small Oregon town that, out of fear of becoming irrelevant, bids on the 2020 Olympics.
Dr. Phil McGraw by Scott Garfield/ABC
On Tuesday's Larry King Live, Dr. Phil explored the point of view of the child involved in a heated custody case such as the one Alec Baldwin is currently fighting with Kim Basinger — and ultimately offered his counseling services to the highly combatant exes. Now he's had that offer accepted — by at least one of them. Not long after the program aired, Baldwin (who likely had tuned in because his brother Stephen was also a guest) reached out to Dr. Phil, and engaged in a long first talk with the iconic psychologist, TV Guide has learned. According to Dr. Phil, Baldwin insisted that he recognized the inappropriate nature of his comments to his daughter, and using her as the misguided target for his frustrations. One of his fears is that people, including the court, would have the misconception that this characterizes his persona as a father.Baldwin also told Dr. Phil that he is "completely and totally committed to continuing his fight to have access to a full...
What lurks in The Office of Steve Carell's boss man?
There is no episode of The Office airing this week. NBC is putting an episode of Teachers in our place tonight. I shared a changing room with three of the actresses from Teachers at a press event earlier this year. They were sweethearts, so I do hope their show does well.
With no Office episode airing tonight, I thought this might be a good week for some more frequently asked questions. These are all from your e-mails. Here we go!
I was wondering: Will you guys ever tape in front of a live studio audience? — Misty, Atlant
Rainn Wilson, The Office
I'd like to start this week's blog by publicly thanking my husband for letting me hijack his laptop for the past few weeks while I've been on the road. Thanks to him, I've typed many of my recent blogs from planes, hotel rooms and coffee shops. I'm currently en route from Montreal to our hometown of St. Louis, Missouri, where I'm meeting him for a special advanced screening of his new horror movie, Slither (which, if I can do a little wifely bragging, just received an amazing review in Variety).
Tonight NBC is reairing my favorite episode from Season 1 — "Health Care" — written by the uber-talented Paul Lieberstein. I've watched this episode more times than any other episode we've made, and I still love seeing it.
This week, Michael has to cut employee health benefits. Because he knows this will make him unpopular he makes Dwight do it. Dwight goes way overboard. He surveys people about their private health problems and the
The Office's John Krasinski and Jenna Fischer
This week's episode of The Office [Thursdays at 9:30 pm/ET on NBC] is called "Take Your Daughter to Work Day," and it is written by the hot and talented Mindy Kaling (who also plays Kelly on the show). Every few weeks we have a scene that knocks me on the floor laughing while we shoot, and this was one of those weeks. I haven't seen the final product so I'm not sure what made it in and what didn't. And who knows if the comedy translated on screen or if it was just one of those days where we were slaphappy and giggling at everything. But this was a fun episode to shoot.
In this episode the Dunder-Mifflin employees bring their daughters to work for the day. Stanley brings his hot teenage daughter who starts crushin' on R
Hugh Laurie, House
American Idol Both Terrell and Brenna had a bit of trouble with the "group" aspect of group night. I can't blame them — I did as well, and I'm sure Simon Cowell was not enjoying himself either. Except when he made Derrell sweat out his foot-stomping Mario Vazquez-inspired quitting decision. Now that was probably a delicious moment for the devious Mr. Cowell. "Hissy attitude" indeed, something Simon knows all about. Alas, Derrell, with his "broken spirit," and his brother Terrell, the Cindy Brady tattletale twin, were both allowed to stay. Terrell's group performance was hysterical. He did an OK job, but Elliot looked like he was in pain during the song. I think I saw Terrell sticking pins in a voodoo doll downstage while singing back