This man drives me nuts.
He has always seemed to me to be insincere and full of himself. This perception was only heightened when I heard that he had visited Brittany Spears (without her request) and then gone on public television to let all of the watching world to know about the visit and his opinions of the matter:
"My meeting with Britney and some family members this morning in her room at Cedars leaves me convinced more than ever that she is in dire need of both medical and psychological intervention," McGraw told the programs.
"She was released moments before my arrival and was packing when I entered the room. We visited for about an hour before I walked with her to her car. I am very concerned for her," he said.
If I were Spears or her family I would be beyond upset that this "professional" was spewing my personal information to the public without any justifiable cause. Does he think talking about confidential patient information on television will make her better?
Now, I am not defending Brittany Spears. She evidently has plenty of issues that need addressing. But the paparazzi hounding her surely hasn't helped any, and I can't see that having "Doctor Phil" visit and then talk about her disparagingly on television hasn't made her more willing to seek professional help.
**Update: I found this link: Gallery of the Absurd. It succinctly mirrors my own feelings about Hollywood.