05:40 PM EDT 09/08/2014
Originally posted 07/06/2006 07:55AM
Katharine McPhee missed Wednesday's Manchester, N.H., kick-off of the 51-city "American Idols Live" tour, blaming severe bronchitis and laryngitis.
Originally posted 06/22/2006 08:00AM
American Idol's Simon Cowell called runner-up Katharine McPhee's voice "the best of the competition." What hardly anyone knew, however, was that she'd risked destroying that voice: She'd struggled with bulimia for five years, and the self-induced vomiting could have taken away her ability to sing.
Originally posted 06/19/2006 06:00AM
These days, Katharine McPhee can't go anywhere without causing a stir. After attending a Broadway show recently, she "was mobbed by all these tourists," says the American Idol star. "I try to look at it as, well, we're all hot right now, but let's remember that this is a dog-eat-dog business and it could all go as fast as it came. I just keep that in mind."
Originally posted 06/06/2006 06:55PM
Two weeks after the American Idol season finale, runner-up Katharine McPhee has signed a record deal with Clive Davis, the famed music mogul who also jump-started careers for Alicia Keys, Whitney Houston and others.
Originally posted 05/24/2006 01:30PM
Before the night is over, either Katharine McPhee or Taylor Hicks will be crowned the next American Idol. But the two finalists are already thinking about their next star-bound steps, and recently talked about their future albums, good luck charms and what made them want to be on American Idol in the first place.
Originally posted 05/23/2006 06:00AM
For Taylor Hicks and Katharine McPhee, tonight is their last chance to sing their hearts out before one of them is crowned the winner of American Idol.
Originally posted 05/15/2006 07:00AM
American Idol finalist Katharine McPhee was treated like a home-coming queen when she paid a visit to her old Los Angeles high school.
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