Connor entered a recovery program to deal with her addictions, and Trump got into a verbal battle with talk-show host Rosie O'Donnell for his decision.
After leaving the talk-show circuit, O'Donnell focused on her personal life and returned to television in 2007 as a host on The View.
From Matthew Perry of Friends fame to talk-show host Rush Limbaugh, stories of prescription drug addiction are on the rise.
Philbin, who was scheduled to host this summer's America's Got Talent, will be replaced by talk-show host, Jerry Springer.
In September 2003, Oprah Winfrey and Dr. Phil got some competition on the talk-show circuit.