January 10, 2008 19:41

Britney Spears' family did not criticise Dr Phil

And Britney apparently thinks he’s 'really cool'

Britney Spears' family did not criticise Dr Phil
Britney Spears’ family are not unhappy with Dr Phil, contrary to comments made by an associate yesterday.

Lou Taylor, a business manager for Lynne and Jamie Spears said that the family felt Dr Phil McGraw talking to the media was a breach of trust, after he visited Britney at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Now Britney’ manager Sam Lutfi has confirmed an Entertainment Tonight report that Jamie, Lynne and Bryan Spears had come up with the idea to appear on Dr Phil’s TV show to discuss Britney’s recent troubles.

The family changed their minds after the media storm surrounding McGraw’s visit to Spears in the hospital.

A source confirmed to ET that Lou Taylor is not a spokesperson for the family and that McGraw was indeed invited by the family.

They said that Britney was receptive to his visit and thought he was “really cool”.

The troubled star also reportedly took his phone number and said she may call him in the future.

--By our New York staff.
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