Is Dr. Phil a Lifesaver or a Liar?

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Earlier today, Dr. Phil issued a press-release that he showed up to Britney's room upon her release and spent over an hour talking to her. In a statement to ET, Phil said, “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.

She was released moments before my arrival and was packing when I entered the room. We visited for about an hour before I walked with her to her car.

But did that really happen or was this a PR trick pulled by Phil to promote his show? According to TMZ, Phil is the “Worst Liar, Ever.”:

People on the 7th floor at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center say the Doctor arrived at about 7:30 AM Saturday. We're told Britney did not invite him in; she didn't even know he was coming. Sources say it was Brit's parents who told Dr. Phil to go to the hospital. When he walked into her room, we're told, a blindsided Britney walked out — and eventually came back.

Sources say Phil tried speaking with Spears for about 15 minutes — not an hour as Dr. Phil's press release states –but she wanted none of it. We're told Phil was doing almost all the talking. As for walking with her to the car on her way out — again as his release states — we're told, if he was walking behind her, that's news to her. She absolutely was not accompanied by him.

According to the source, Phil convinced Britney's parents to appears on his show aired this Wednesday (recorded Monday) and was on a “mission” to try and arrange for a televised intervention with Britney and the family, but “Based on the interaction between Dr. Phil and Britney this morning, it'll be a cold day in hell before Britney goes on his show.” We're told she absolutely will not appear on the program.