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Illness Waylays Katharine McPhee | Katharine McPhee

Illness Waylays Katharine McPhee

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.

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Katharine McPhee's Bulimia Battle | Katharine McPhee

Katharine McPhee's Bulimia Battle

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.

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Katharine: A Walking Mob Scene | Katharine McPhee

Katharine: A Walking Mob Scene

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."

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Katharine McPhee Signs Record Deal | American Idol

Katharine McPhee Signs Record Deal

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.

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Double Talk: Katharine & Taylor | Katharine McPhee, Taylor Hicks

Double Talk: Katharine & Taylor

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.

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Taylor, Katharine in Final Idol Faceoff | Katharine McPhee, Taylor Hicks

UpdatePosted 05/23/2006 04:45PM

Taylor, Katharine in Final Idol Faceoff

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.

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Idol's Katharine McPhee Goes Back to School | Katharine McPhee

Idol's Katharine McPhee Goes Back to School

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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