Results 1 to 10 of 10

Thread: For the Dr Phil fans: The 'Dr Phil House' shut down by neighbors

  1. #1
    Elite Member LynnieD's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    34,696

    Default For the Dr Phil fans: The 'Dr Phil House' shut down by neighbors

    "Dr. Phil" has had to shut down production at a location for a popular segment of the show, after angry neighbors waged a revolt. It seems the cocaine addicts and others who were holed up in the house didn't go over too well with residents on the block.

    Every Monday, "Dr. Phil" features guests who live together for a week in the "Dr. Phil House," a home located in the mid-Wilshire district of Los Angeles. Peteski Productions, Dr. Phil's production company, purchased the residence last June. The inside was gutted and remodeled with the help of Phil's wife, Robin. We're told 45 cameras were installed in the home, and a brain center was built in the pool house, dubbed "video village." Miles of wires were run throughout the inside and outside of the house, much to the dismay of complaining neighbors.

    But neighbors say the unsightly wires were nothing compared to the nonstop noise and ear-shattering arguing coming from addicts, racists, misfits and others who populated the house. Tom Griep, who lives next door, told TMZ he was none too happy when "two crack cocaine addicts were yelling at each other for all to hear."

    Griep adds "Dr. Phil" violated the city's ground rules by taping past midnight many nights and starting up again before 7AM. Griep says some of the production staff were rude and uncooperative. He also claims the staff cut his hedge down. Griep and other neighbors allege the show constantly violated parking restrictions on the street and created an extreme eyesore with cables and all. Neighbors also claim the low-life clientele in the house caused several disturbances.

    Neighborhood residents contacted the LAPD and other agencies on a regular basis, complaining that the show was turning their lives upside down. As Steven and Susan Jamerson put it, "Our once-peaceful neighborhood has now turned into a studio backlot." Griep says a production executive told him the taping would continue for several years.

    Seventy-six residents signed a petition protesting the production and after a meeting last month with city officials, production was shut down. FilmL.A., the agency that processes permits for shooting TV shows and movies, has been instructed by city officials not to issue future permits for the house in question.

    City officials tell TMZ the show had requested eight additional shoots, each lasting between five and nine days, but the request was rejected. An official for FilmL.A. tells TMZ that "Dr. Phil" was trying to turn the house into a studio, and that violates the city's zoning laws.

    In a statement to TMZ, a rep from "Dr. Phil" said, "Our primary objective has always been to be extremely respectful of the neighbors and we have accommodated their requests whenever they have arisen." The spokesman says the show has received a lot of neighborhood support.

    The spokesman adds that production vehicles did not park on the street and taping was limited to inside the house.

    http://www.tmz.com/



    Holy shit this makes me laugh.

  2. #2
    Elite Member Grimmlok's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    In WhoreLand fucking your MOM
    Posts
    55,359

    Default

    HAHAHAHAA that's hilarious.
    I am from the American CIA and I have a radio in my head. I am going to kill you.

  3. #3
    Elite Member Voodoo Child's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Sweet Down Under!
    Posts
    12,646

    Default

    Addicts , racists and misfits?

  4. #4
    Elite Member bite me spidey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,560

    Default

    Dammit, I loved that house!

  5. #5
    Elite Member sluce's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Top Secret Spy for Leann Rimes
    Posts
    37,385

    Default

    Can't say I would want that shit going on next door to me.

  6. #6
    Bronze Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    217

    Default

    This is good for the people in that neighborhood. Hollywood thinks they can override the rights of regular citizens. Its nice to see ordinary people work together and get something done. Good for them!

  7. #7
    Elite Member bite me spidey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    California
    Posts
    1,560

    Default

    I don't see how they're "overriding rights of regular citizens." All they are doing is living in a house and yelling at each other. It's a free country and they have every right to be in that house. Of course, if they were a real disturbance to the neighborhood then they deserve to get kicked out like anybody else, but they still have every right to be there and live in the house.

  8. #8
    Gold Member Reptillycus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Location
    Nevada high desert
    Posts
    1,208

    Default

    Funny and rewarding, good for those "neighbors".

  9. #9
    Friend of Gossip Rocks! buttmunch's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Uranus
    Posts
    31,884

    Default

    Dr. Blowhard gets struck down. It's a good day today. Oh, and botoxed Robyn 'decorated' it? I'm seeing chintz combined with Ikea.
    'Those who sacrifice liberty for security deserve neither.' Ben Franklin

    "When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying the cross."
    --Sinclair Lewis

  10. #10
    Elite Member louiswinthorpe111's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Location
    Middle America
    Posts
    14,086

    Default

    I liked the first couple in the Dr. Phil house. They were a train wreck waiting to happen.

    Neighbors didn't like the loud noise and yelling. I hope they don't come live by me!!

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. OMG! This crazy bitch on Dr. Phil
    By sweetrebel in forum Television and Movies
    Replies: 52
    Last Post: July 7th, 2007, 11:04 PM
  2. Replies: 57
    Last Post: September 3rd, 2006, 04:19 PM
  3. Dr. Phil a stupid cupid??
    By buttmunch in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: February 17th, 2006, 07:39 PM
  4. Dr Phil Blows off fanbase
    By luvmy2cats in forum Gossip Archive
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: October 21st, 2005, 02:30 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •