From all accounts--including a source I know pretty well-- TV's straight-talking exploiter of people with problems just trumped Oprah in a public display of arrogance.
According to several reports, Dr. Phil McGraw showed up to visit Britney Spears at the hospital in which she was undergoing evaluations for her most recent display of unusual behavior. This despite the fact that McGraw:
(a) wasn't invited by Spears or the hospital;
(b) has no therapeutic relationship with Spears;
(c) has no clinical privilege at the hospital;
After visiting with Spears for a few minutes, McGraw stated publicly:
"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."
What are "the programs" to which McGraw made public statements about the health of a woman who is not his client?
Entertainment Tonight, and The Insider.
Dr. Phil just moved very close to Oprah on my Arrogant Celebs Who Think They Matter list.