07:08 PM EDT 11/23/2014
Originally posted 05/30/2012 02:45PM
It's been a season full of ruthless ambition and emotional chaos on Smash, and Katharine McPhee can't wait to get started on what's next.
"We had such an incredible time on the first season that I can only hope for [season 2] to be as enjoyable as the first," the actress tells PEOPLE. "The show has made some creative changes, so I think there will be some new characters and interesting new storylines."
Smash had some famous guest stars in its debut season, and McPhee has her favorites among them, including Bernadette Peters ("It was amazing to meet her and work with her!") and Uma Thurman ("I love her! She has a really funny and dry sense of humor.").
Originally posted 05/23/2012 03:50PM
Katharine McPhee has had a big year – starring in a hit show and adjusting to life in New York City.
The Smash star's two dogs, Chihuahuas Larry and Nena, have been along for the ride. "My little dogs are doing great," McPhee told PEOPLE in an e-mail. "They are wonderful companions and I love them to pieces. I never thought they would become so famous!"
Not only do they get the attention of paparazzi, Larry and Nena are part of McPhee's entourage on the Smash set.
Originally posted 05/14/2012 04:00PM
Originally posted 02/16/2012 08:00AM
Originally posted 02/06/2012 11:00PM
Smash has finally arrived!
After months of heavy promotion (and access to the pilot on iTunes), NBC's buzzed-about musical drama that goes behind the scenes of a Broadway show premiered Monday night – but will it be a hit? Caution: Spoilers ahead.
In the first episode, we meet the players – struggling actors, conflicted writers, an egotistical director and an ambitious producer – involved in launching a musical about the life of Marilyn Monroe.
"Everyone's doing her now," says Debra Messing's character, writer Julia Houston. "There's a Marilyn movie, diaries. You know what there's an app for the iPad now? You blow on it and the skirt goes up."
Originally posted 12/16/2011 08:00AM
Originally posted 05/07/2010 02:00PM
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."
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