Hitting BottomOver the weekend a race to see who could hit bottom faster ensued between pop-star Britney Spears and pop-psychologist Phil McGraw. After Spears' three hour custody standoff with police which landed her in the back of an ambulance headed to the psyche ward under the influence of an unknown substance, close on her heels was Dr. Phil chasing that ambulance all the way to Cedar Sinai Hospital.
Dr. Phil visited Spears for one hour as she was being released from the hospital and came up with a profoundly obvious diagnosis saying "she is in dire need of both medical and psychological intervention." It took him an hour to come up with this. I, myself, drew this conclusion from watching the 15 seconds of footage of Spears in the back of the ambulance that was played ad nauseum over the weekend. McGraw also added that he is "very concerned" for Spears.
Yet despite his concern, Dr. Phil planned on doing a show to exploit the pop-star's problems for his popular daytime show. Thankfully, someone with real concern for Spears talked him into cancelling show, which he did saying
"Because the Spears situation is too intense at this time, and out of consideration to the family, I have made the decision not to move forward with the taping at this particular time. "Gee, that's big of ya, Phil.
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