Dr. Phil Defends His Britney Visit

"I went to see Britney at the request of her family, I talked to [her mother] Lynne, I talked to [her father] Jamie, I talked to Bryan, her brother," McGraw told CBS's The Early Show today. "They were very frustrated that she apparently wasn't going to be held for a longer period of time."

Explaining that he has had "a running dialogue" with the famous family for over a year, McGraw continued, "Thursday night, the phone rang, and it was Lynne – and she has a very close relationship with my wife, Robin – and, clearly, she was very upset, which you would expect, as any parent would be."

So I guess Lynne and Jamie Lynn were going to do Dr. P's show this week, but have apparently come to their senses and pulled out, mainly at the request of Papa Spears, who was said to have been furious that Dr. Phil was making public statements about Britney's condition.

Meanwhile, Britney Spears spent Sunday in Santa Barbara with her married paparazzo boy-toy, Adnan Ghalib. Click here to see video of the two of them together this weekend.

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