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Katharine McPhee Files for Divorce

Katharine McPhee Files for Divorce from Nick Cokas

Originally posted 05/22/2014 05:30PM

Katharine McPhee, the American Idol finalist and star of Smash and the upcoming CBS drama Scorpion, has officially split from her husband, Nick Cokas.

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PHOTOS: Inside PEOPLE's WHCD Party with Lupita Nyong'o and Joe Manganiello | Katharine McPhee, Jesse Tyler Ferguson

Lupita Nyong'o and Joe Manganiello Party with PEOPLE at Pre-White House Correspondents' Dinner Bash

Originally posted 05/02/2014 09:30PM

Hollywood is heading to Washington for the 100th annual White House Correspondents' Association dinner, and PEOPLE is bringing you the inside scoop.

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Katharine McPhee Is No Longer Seeing Michael Morris | Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee Is No Longer Seeing Michael Morris: Source

Originally posted 11/14/2013 07:20AM

It's been a rough fall for Katharine McPhee.

On Oct. 22, the former American Idol finalist was caught in a lip-lock with Michael Morris, who directed her in the now-canceled NBC musical series Smash – even though both were married to other people.

Now, a McPhee source tells PEOPLE, "Katharine is no longer seeing Michael – at least for now."

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Katharine McPhee 'Didn't Mean to Hurt Anyone' by Kissing Married Director | Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee 'Didn't Mean for Anyone to Be Hurt' by Kissing Married Director

Originally posted 10/29/2013 03:10PM

Ever since photos of her kissing married Smash director Michael Morris hit the Internet, things have been difficult for Katharine McPhee.

"This is a very hard time for her," a pal of the actress tells PEOPLE. "She's very upset."

Morris has three children with his wife, Welcome to the Family actress Mary McCormack. And McPhee has been separated from her husband Nick Cokas for six months.

Now that the news of her relationship has been made public, the former American Idol sweetheart appears to be at a crossroads.

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Kylie Jenner's Diva Moment, New Christian Grey & More on Today's Top Stories | Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner's Diva Moment, New Christian Grey & More on Today's Top Stories

Originally posted 10/24/2013 12:00PM

And inside look at the hottest headlines of the day

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This Week's Best Dressed Star: It's a Catherine vs. Katharine Showdown

This Week's Best Dressed Star: It's a Catherine vs. Katharine Showdown

Originally posted 09/22/2013 06:15PM

The Duchess of Cambridge battles it out with Katharine McPhee in the closet race ever

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Which Idol Alum Would Kellie Pickler Like to See on DWTS?

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Kellie Pickler Nominates Katharine McPhee for Dancing with the Stars

Originally posted 05/13/2013 04:15PM

She's made the reality television leap from singing on season 5 of American Idol to tearing up the parquet each week on Dancing with the Stars, but even Kellie Pickler thinks there's an Idol alum she'd rather see getting fake tanned and sequined.

Katharine McPhee "would do amazing," Pickler told PEOPLE while at the 20th Annual Race to Erase MS event in Beverly Hills.

The "Best Days of Your Life" singer doesn't have to stretch her imagination too far to explain why she feels the Smash actress would dominate on Dancing with the Stars.

"First of all, she's an amazing performer – obviously a very talented singer," says Pickler, 26, "but if you've seen her show Smash, she's dancing. I really don't think there's anything she can't do."

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POLL: Which Smash Diva Delivers?

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Smash: Which Diva Delivers in Season 2?

Originally posted 02/06/2013 10:20AM

Smash is back! And NBC's musical about musicals is delivering a new diva – and even more drama – in season 2.

After a solid preview in Boston, the cast of the Marilyn Monroe musical Bombshell – including dueling divas Karen Cartwright (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) – are back in the Big Apple and hoping to make their Broadway debut at the fabled St. James Theatre.

But opening isn't going to be easy: Bombshell producer Eileen Rand's ex-husband launches a plan to make her funding disappear and close down the show. While Eileen (Anjelica Huston) and her team, director Derek Wills (Jack Davenport) and writers Julia Houston (Debra Messing) and Tom Levitt (Christian Borle), do their best to keep up appearances, Smash's characters deal with a variety of other problems.

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Megan Hilty & Katherine McPhee: We Like to Do Stupid Things on Set

Megan Hilty & Katherine McPhee: We Like to Do Stupid Things on Set

Originally posted 02/05/2013 04:50AM

Plus: The Smash costars tease Jennifer Hudson's second season guest role

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Katharine McPhee Gets a Set Visit from Larry and Nena

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Katharine McPhee Gets a Set Visit from Larry and Nena

Originally posted 10/29/2012 09:00AM

That's one way to spice up a workday!

Katharine McPhee showed up to the Smash set in New York City on Thursday with her constant companions in tow, Chihuahuas Larry and Nena.

The brunette beauty modeled a studded headpiece and sparkly dress for the day's scenes, but the dogs stood out as her best accessories.

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