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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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Aretha Franklin, Dolly Parton Mourn Donna Summer's Death | Aretha Franklin, Barbra Streisand, Donna Summer

Donna Summer Dies: Dolly Parton, Aretha Franklin Mourn Her Passing

Originally posted 05/17/2012 06:45PM

Following the sad news on Thursday that disco legend Donna Summer lost her battle with cancer, celebrity fans have expressed their appreciation for the singer.

"So shocking to hear about the passing of Donna Summer," Aretha Franklin said in a statement. "In the '70s, she reigned over the disco era and kept the disco jumping. Who will forget, 'Last Dance?' [She was] a fine performer and a very nice person."

Barbra Streisand said she was "shocked" to hear about the death of Summer, 63, who never let on to the public that she was so sick.

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Katharine McPhee Is Sexy in Swimwear – and a Cardigan | Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee Is Sexy in Swimwear

Originally posted 02/09/2012 03:45PM

Katharine McPhee is hot, hot, hot – not just because of her starring role on the new hit TV show Smash, but because of her sexy, svelte figure, too.

The American Idol alum, 27, opens up to SELF magazine about her busy life and how she stays in bikini-ready shape.

McPhee arrives on set every morning at 6 a.m. ready to get in hair and makeup. But before she puts on her Marilyn Monroe wig, she eats a balanced breakfast of oatmeal and turkey bacon. McPhee's dream breakfast? The "four cheese omelet, crispy turkey bacon, fresh OJ and wheat toast with butter and jam" from Todd English's Ca Va.

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