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

Dancing With the Stars

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

UpdatePosted 11/01/2012 03:30PM

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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The Roles Katharine McPhee Lost Before Smash


Katharine McPhee: Before Smash There Were Roles That Got Away

Originally posted 02/07/2012 03:15PM

With Monday's premiere of NBC's heavily promoted Smash, season-five American Idol alum Katharine McPhee finally got to show herself off as a triple threat: singer, dancer, actor.

While her vocalizing had already helped give her fans something called McPhever, and her acting chops were put on display in the 2008 movie comedy House Bunny, the performer still harbored some pre-Smash regrets for some roles that got away. Specifically, one in the biggest comedy of 2009.

"It was between me and the girl who got it for The Hangover [as] the bride," McPhee, 27, recently told PEOPLE. After meeting with director Todd Phillips, "I didn't get it, but I went all the way. I would have loved to play that part."

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Couples Watch: Kat & Nick, New York & Tailor Made ... | Katharine McPhee

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Couples Watch: Kat & Nick, New York & Tailor Made ...

Originally posted 02/18/2008 06:00AM

• Newlyweds Katharine McPhee and Nick Cokas, sharing a romantic dinner together at Senor Fred in Los Angeles. The pair recently returned from their Hawaiian honeymoon.

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Sources: Katharine McPhee Engaged | Katharine McPhee

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Sources: Katharine McPhee Engaged

Originally posted 11/15/2007 10:40PM

American Idol runner-up Katharine McPhee is engaged to actor Nick Cokas, sources tell PEOPLE.

McPhee, 23, recently has been showing off a ring from Cokas, 42. They have been dating for more than a year.

"Katharine is bubbling over with excitement for her upcoming wedding," a source says. "She is all smiles when she talks about the planning. It sounds like everything is going very smoothly."

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