01:42 PM EDT 04/13/2013
Originally posted 05/07/2010 02:00PM
If playing a tech geek-turned-super spy out to protect national security on the hit show Chuck isn't enough, Zachary Levi has signed up for another mission: Katharine McPhee's unlikely costar and duet partner in her latest music video for "Terrified."
The song, penned by American Idol judge Kara DioGuardi, was originally recorded by singer-songwriter Jason Reeves for McPhee's second album, Unbroken. But when the former Idol runner up premiered her new video, it featured the 29-year-old Chuck star cozying up to McPhee in a recording studio.
Turns out Levi actually has a background in musical theater. The budding singer grew up performing in community plays and musicals near his childhood Ventura, Calif., home before he became Chuck the spy.
Originally posted 02/19/2009 03:45PM
Katharine McPhee guest stars on an upcoming episode of CSI: NY playing – what else – a singer, and PEOPLE has an exclusive sneak peek. The American Idol Season 5 runner-up is pictured alongside the show's star, Gary Sinise, at the Feb. 18 shoot on the CBS Radford Lot in Studio City, Calif. McPhee, 24, takes on the role of a crime victim who resorts to murder as revenge. The episode is set to air in mid-April on CBS. – Marisa Laudadio
Originally posted 08/19/2008 03:30PM
Katharine McPhee channels her inner sorority girl in her latest video, "I Know What Boys Like," the first single from The House Bunny soundtrack.
McPhee, 24, puts a twist on the '80s hit, sashaying in the video alongside sorority sister costars in the film, Emma Stone, Rumer Willis and Kat Dennings. The singer has long had acting ambitions before her Idol fame.
The comedy, which also stars Anna Faris as a Playboy bunny who mentors an awkward sorority, hits theaters Aug. 22.
The film's cast is set to appear on TRL Wednesday.
– Ken Lee
Originally posted 03/13/2008 07:40AM
After tying the knot last month in Beverly Hills, singer-actress Katharine McPhee shares details in the new, spring issue of InStyle Weddings about the ceremony when she married producer Nick Cokas – and offers advice to other brides.
The American Idol season-five runner-up's tip: "Remember that it's your wedding … At the end of the day, it's really about the expression of commitment in love and marriage. So don't get too carried away. A wedding is about the commitment of love that you're making to your partner. It's that simple."
So is the look a bride should seek. "Sometimes you look at bridal magazines and you're like, 'What is that concoction? Why is her hair piled on top of her head?' You should look like yourself!"
And be yourself, especially on your honeymoon. Hers was in Hawaii, where she was determined to take up surfing, "I'm not much of a lay-on-the-beach kind of girl," says McPhee, 23. "I want to be in the ocean."
Originally posted 02/05/2008 10:00AM
Katharine McPhee gets a hand from her hubby Nick Cokas while taking a stroll during their Hawaiian honeymoon on Monday.
The 23-year-old singer-actress and producer Cokas, 42, were married on Saturday in Beverly Hills before heading to the tropical getaway of Oahu. Romance wasn't the only thing on McPhee's mind as she was spotted shopping at the local Gucci store – but they couple did stop for a post-purchase hug.
"[Nick] is the love of my life," McPhee gushed to PEOPLE about her wedding. "This is a once in a lifetime occasion and everything is just perfect."
Check out next week's PEOPLE magazine for exclusive coverage and wedding pictures!
Originally posted 02/02/2008 07:20PM
Singer-actress Katharine McPhee married producer Nick Cokas on Saturday in Beverly Hills, her rep Justin Gray Stone confirms exclusively to PEOPLE.
The 23-year-old American Idol season five runner-up and Cokas, 42, exchanged vows in a late afternoon ceremony at Beverly Hills Presbyterian Church.
Originally posted 12/10/2007 04:35PM
The holiday party season is in full swing, which may cause many PEOPLE readers to rethink their old iTunes holiday playlist (David Bowie and Bing Crosby singing "Little Drummer Boy"... again?). Never fear, we have an early sneak peek from Katharine McPhee, whose latest single is the holiday classic "O Come All Ye Faithful." For those of you yearning to hear McPhee's sultry tones on a ballad (remember her show-stopping rendition of "Over The Rainbow" on American Idol?), click below for a sample of the song, which drops Tuesday on iTunes' Holiday Page. McPhee will appear on TNT's Christmas in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 12 (8 p.m. ET).– Monica Rizzo
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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