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Carrie Underwood named top-earning American Idol alumni

January 15th, 2014 12:20pm EST
Carrie Underwood
Carrie Underwood has been named the top-earning 'American Idol' alumni.
The country music star and 2005 winner topped Forbes magazine's annual list thanks to her staggering $31 million income over the last year, with a sell-out tour, albums and beauty deals under her belt.
Kelly Clarkson, the first ever 'Idol' winner, came in second place with $7 million with the earnings of two albums and concerts, each scoring her quarter of a million dollars.
The third spot on the list is a surprise tie between season 8 winner Adam Lambert, who landed a guest role on 'Glee', and 2012 winner Phillip Phill...
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Celebrities That Turn 30 In 2014

January 3rd, 2014 1:00pm EST
Scarlett Johansson
The last two days we've posted a list of celebrities that turn 40 and 50 in 2014. Today, we are giving you the list of celebrities that turn 30, even though 30 isn't that big a milestone - but we'll include the kiddies anyhow.

Lets turn the clock back 30 years ago to 1984 - Here are a few highlights form that year: Ronald Reagan was elected to his second term as President of the United States, the Space Shuttle Discovery had its first maiden voyage, the Aids Virus was identified, the first Apple Macintosh went on sale, CD players (now pretty much defunct) were introduced commercially, and ...
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Barbra Streisand's $2.3m pay day

November 12th, 2013 7:20am EST
Barbra Streisand
Barbra Streisand was paid $2.3 million for a private concert.
The 'Woman in Love' singer reportedly cashed the huge check after playing to a group of bankers at New York City's Lincoln Center on Friday (08.11.13).
The 71-year-old star was listed as the 2:45pm "surprise entertainment" on the schedule of investment firm Baron Funds' 22nd Annual Baron Investment Conference at the Metropolitan Opera House.
Barbra performed just 10 tunes, including 'Memory', 'You Don't Bring Me Flowers' and 'People', before being whisked off stage just as stealthily as she arrived, according to the New York Dail...
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Katharina McPhee going through 'hard time'

October 29th, 2013 7:20pm EDT
Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee is going through a "hard time" after being caught kissing a married man.
The 'Smash' actress - who is thought to have been separated from her husband Nick Cokas for six months - was pictured locking lips with father-of-three Michael Morris, a director on her now-cancelled TV show, earlier this month and she is reportedly "upset" by the transgression.
A source told People.com: "This is a very hard time for her. She's very upset.
"Katharine cares about Michael. But she still cares about Nick too. She didn't mean for anyone to be hurt."
Katharine's paramour is married to actr...
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Michael Morris Exits TV Project Following Kissing Scandal With Katharine McPhee

October 26th, 2013 8:50am EDT
Katharine McPhee
After married director Michael Morris was photographed kissing actress Katharine McPhee, he decided to drop out of directing an upcoming TV pilot.

Earlier this week, the "Smash" director got intimate with his former leading lady in Los Angeles, reportedly prompting his wife of 10 years, actress Mary McCormack, to kick him out. They have three daughters together.

The cheating scandal has apparently effected his professional life as well as his personal one.  He was scheduled to direct "Songbyrd" with his "Smash" executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron. The series will be loosely bas...
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Katharine McPhee 'embarrassed' by kissing pictures

October 24th, 2013 3:20pm EDT
Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee feels "embarrassed" after getting caught kissing Michael Morris.
The 29-year-old actress - who is currently married to 47-year-old producer Nick Cokas - is reportedly ashamed of herself after she was seen smooching with her former 'Smash' director, who has three young daughters with his wife Mary McCormack, last weekend.
A source told US Magazine: "She is so embarrassed she was caught. She should have known better!"
The former 'American Idol' contestant and her husband have been separated for six months and are currently living apart, while Michael's wife reportedly threw ...
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Mary McCormack Kicks Husband Out Of Home Over Kissing Scandal?

October 24th, 2013 9:05am EDT
Mary McCormack
Mary McCormack has booted her husband Michael Morris out of their home after he was caught on camera kissing Katharine McPhee, according to a report.

Smash director Morris was photographed smooching the show's lead actress in Los Angeles, sparking misunderstanding over the state of their respective marriages.

Reports since editors at TMZ.com published the image online suggest McPhee quietly split from her husband of five years, actor/producer Nick Cokas, earlier this year; however Morris was assumed to still be living with McCormack, his wife of 10 years and the mother of his three daug...
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Katharine McPhee Spotted Kissing Former 'Smash' Director ... And They're Both Married

October 23rd, 2013 9:56am EDT
Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee was recently spotted getting intimate with her former "Smash" boss Michael Morris. The problem? They're both married - to other people.

McPhee, 29, has been married to 47-year-old producer Nick Cokas since 2008. However, they've been separated for six months and living apart from each other, according to TMZ.com.

Morris, meanwhile, has three young daughters with his actress wife Mary McCormack. It's unknown if the couple are separated.

According to Eonline.com, Morris appeared to be wearing his wedding ring in new photos in which he and McPhee are spotted enjoying lunch ...
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Katharine McPhee dating married director?

October 22nd, 2013 9:20pm EDT
Katharine McPhee
Katharine McPhee is dating her former 'Smash' boss Michael Morris.
The 29-year-old actress, who has been married to 47-year-old producer Nick Cokas since 2008, was spotted kissing the show's director, who has three young daughters with his actress wife Mary McCormack, in Hollywood last weekend.
A source close to the former 'American Idol' contestant told gossip website TMZ.com that she and Nick have been separated for 6 months and are living apart.
It is not yet known if Michael is still married or separated but according to EOnline.com he appeared to be wearing his wedding ring.
The new co...
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Katharine McPhee And Jennifer Hudson Never Talked 'Idol' On 'Smash'

February 5th, 2013 8:04pm EST
NBC's Smash
Smash returns for its second season tonight with special guest star Jennifer Hudson. Hudson is the second former American Idol to appear on Smash. The show stars Katharine McPhee as a regular, but McPhee said they never talked Idol when Hudson guested on Smash.

“It never came up, no,” McPhee told the Television Critics Association in January. “We just were there for something entirely separate from where we started. It’s not a natural thing that you’d think would just come up in conversation. I was happy to have her on the show and pretty much for most part we just did the work and then I ...
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2013 Golden Globe Awards Fashion: Stars Dazzle In Black, White & Red

January 14th, 2013 9:21am EST
Golden Globes 2013 Fashion
Sunday night was one of the of the biggest events in Hollywood - the 2013 Golden Globes Awards. Red, white and black were some of the more popular choices on the red carpet, with stars such as Zooey Deschanel, Jennifer Garner, Claire Danes, Marion Cotillard and Jennifer Lawrence opting for crimson gowns.

Hosts Amy Poehler and Tina Fey wore black and white, and Eva Longoria looked very leggy in a black gown with a slit up the thigh. Salma Hayek also stunned in a strapless black dress that showed off her curvy figure. Rachel Weisz wore black with a sheer polka dot skirt and her best accessor...
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Multi-Talented 'American Idol' Stars Show Off Their Acting Skills, Make History

August 6th, 2012 9:33am EDT
Paul McDonald
Season five “American Idol” runner-up Katharine McPhee is enjoying the success of her NBC television series “Smash.” Season eight "Idol" runner-up Adam Lambert recently announced that he will guest star on “Pretty Little Liars.”

Season 10 "Idol" alum Paul McDonald will also make his acting debut this upcoming season on the NBC show “Parenthood.” McDonald will portray a character he knows well - a musician trying to make it in the music business.

While McPhee, Lambert, and McDonald are working on their acting card, fellow "Idol" alum Haley Reinhart took the stage at the Chicago music fes...
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4 Stars Who Flirted With Scientology

July 10th, 2012 6:07pm EDT
Katharine McPhee
With all the buzz about Scientology and its role in TomKat's quickie divorce, it should be no surprise the blogosphere dredged up a widely reported 2007 interview with Jerry Seinfeld recently. Not only did the funny-man admit to taking a few Sci courses, but he said the communication studies actually helped him be funnier.

Other very big names had their 15 minutes "in." They just don't advertise it… and for good reason, given that the details emerging about Scientology seem to get weirder and more terrifying all the time.

Katharine McPhee

The Smash star who first became a household name...
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'Smash' Season Finale – Let Karen Be Your Star

May 15th, 2012 2:17pm EDT
SMASH -- 'Bombshell' Episode 115
Previously on Smash: Movie star Rebecca Duvall ‘accidentally’ drank a smoothie laced with peanuts, and had a serious allergic reaction. Who will replace her when the show re-opens – Ivy or Karen?

“Break a leg!” The camera pans backstage, following someone who is about to take the stage. The chorus gets into place, the musicians tune up, and the curtain rises on ….

12 hours earlier: Julia, Tom, Derek and Eileen argue over the new song and ending to the show. They have the melody, rough lyrics, but no ‘Marilyn.’ They can’t afford to hold back the previews any longer. Derek storms out of the...
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'Smash' Recap – Who Put The Peanuts In Rebecca's Smoothie?

May 8th, 2012 2:18pm EDT
Smash Episode 14
Previously on Smash: Rebecca Duvall stole director Derek from under Ivy’s nose; Dev got the wrong answer when he proposed to Karen, and somehow ended up flirting drunkenly with Ivy; Michael Swift has been brought back to the show, despite Julia’s frantic pleas.

Welcome to Preview Week. Dev wakes up beside Ivy. Karen’s frantically trying to reach Dev, who stormed off after she turned down his proposal. Meanwhile, Jessica’s worried about Ivy, who confessed the previous night that she’d found out that Derek was sleeping with Rebecca. In Ivy’s bedroom, two phones ring – and Dev very nearly an...
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'Smash' Recap 113 'Tech': Swap Your Partners, One Two Three

May 1st, 2012 12:06pm EDT
Smash - Tech
Last week on Smash, things seemed to be looking up for Julia when husband Frank returned home, and for Eileen, who is getting closer to Nick. But Rebecca Duvall’s reign of terror continues, and Karen’s new friendship with Rebecca seems to be yet another excuse for Dev to get closer to RJ.

Everyone’s packing for Boston, where the tech week will begin. Tom serenades Sam with a piano version of “Another Opening, Another Show.” Julia snuggles with Frank, as son Leo teases that they’ve been at it for a week. It’s Karen’s first big show, and she’s like a kid in Candyland, completely in awe of th...
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'Smash' Recap: Rebecca's Gal Pal And Hooray For Bollywood

April 24th, 2012 1:11pm EDT
SMASH -- Publicity Episode 112
Last week on Smash: The famous Rebecca Duvall arrived, Karen found out that Dev had lost the Press Secretary job he wanted and was drowning his sorrows with colleague RJ, Julia’s son Leo was having problems at school, and Karen and Ivy reached a ceasefire over their mutual dislike of Rebecca.

This week on Smash: Karen’s called in for a meeting with Derek. Naturally, Evil Ellis just happens to be within eavesdropping distance. Derek apologizes for not spending more time with her, working on the musical. He thinks she’d make a brilliant Marilyn; he’s seen it, in his head. Unfortunately, Ivy ...
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'Smash' Recap: How Do You Solve A Problem Like Rebecca?

April 17th, 2012 12:54pm EDT
Smash
Karen’s so excited to be Rebecca Duvall’s understudy that she’s even wearing lip gloss. Sam wonders if Rebecca may be a little old to be playing ‘Marilyn;’ Marilyn Monroe was 36 when she died, and Rebecca is 36ish – ‘ish’ being the operative word. Julia notes that Sam and Tom have been flirting away for over a week, and suggests they actually have a real date. She calls a restaurant and sets them up a dinner reservation for 7pm that very evening.

Rebecca, with Eileen, Derek and entourage, arrive at the rehearsal space. Without warming up, Rebecca launches into “Let Me Be Your Star” in a br...
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'Smash' Recap – A Bucket Of Fire And A Glimpse Of Uma

April 10th, 2012 1:38pm EDT
SMASH 'Understudy' Uma Thurman as Rebecca Duvall
Last week on Smash – Ivy’s problems and prescription pill dependency caused her to make a fool of herself in the chorus of “Heaven on Earth.” Karen was there to help Ivy through. Julia’s husband Frank walked out after discovering Julia’s affair with Michael. Evil Ellis tried to weasel himself a co-producer title.

It’s a full house at the Rehearsal Space, as cast, chorus, production and prospective investors await the arrival of their star for a design presentation. Rebecca Duvall (Uma Thurman) is stuck in Cuba, and the investors are getting restless. Eileen is given two days to get her pre...
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'Smash' Recap: Karen And Ivy Drink To That In Times Square

April 3rd, 2012 11:12am EDT
SMASH - Hell on Earth
Everyone’s waking up with their honeys today, and preparing for the world. Both Karen and Ivy have auditions – wanna bet for the same job? – while Julia’s on her way to Tom’s. Tom’s reluctant to let John leave, until he finds out that John’s a Republican! Horrors!

As Frank looks for some adoption papers on Julia’s bed side table, he finds a song she’s written about her affair with Michael.

Sam is not impressed when Ivy tells him that she’s on several prescription drugs. It all started with the Prednisone for her throat, then a sleeping pill, then something for anxiety, and then another an...
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Katharine McPhee Distributes Mosquito Nets In Ghana To Prevent Malaria

March 30th, 2012 9:16am EDT
Katherine McPhee
Katharine McPhee has embarked on a charity trip to Africa to help put a stop to the spread of malaria.

The "Smash" star and her husband Nick Cokas headed to Accra, Ghana on Sunday on behalf of the Malaria No More non-profit organization, for which McPhee is a spokesperson, to distribute mosquito nets to areas most affected by the deadly disease.

They visited a health clinic on Wednesday and attended a special ceremony known as a durbar, a formal gathering of village chiefs and important locals, where they were treated to a dance and drum performance.

McPhee also took part in a school pla...
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'Smash' Recap 'The Coup' – Mahatma Katie Saves The Show From Techno Popping

March 27th, 2012 12:30pm EDT
SMASH -- 'The Coup'
Previously on Smash – the workshop for Marilyn: The Musical did not receive the rave reviews expected. Derek, unhappy with Tom and Julia’s decision to fire Michael, and to replace Ivy with a ‘name’ star, determined to save the show. Julia and Michael broke up.

It’s been a few days since the workshop, and Ivy and the cast have not heard when or if they’ll be continuing to work on the musical. Even Tom and Julia have not heard from Eileen, who is ignoring their calls. Frank attempts to cheer up Julia, who is depressed and afraid the musical’s future is in jeopardy, by serenading her with a G...
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'Smash' Recap – Some Like It REALLY Hot

March 20th, 2012 12:50pm EDT
Smash - Megan Hilty as Ivy Lynn
Good morning! Outside the rehearsal studio, Julia and Michael exchange little smiles and a sly handclasp as Eileen and Derek arrive. Derek’s all business, barking out orders and comments. With a showcase to present to investors in one day, there’s no time for niceties.

Karen arrives at a studio to record a track for her meeting with hotshot Bobby Raskin. Her big stage voice is over powering, but when she tones it down to sing Colbie Caillat's "Brighter Than the Sun," the engineer is charmed. In fact, he thinks he loves her!

Julia and Michael can’t keep their hands off each other. When he ...
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'Smash' Recap – 'Chemistry' And History Are Made At Night

March 13th, 2012 12:20pm EDT
Smash
Ivy wakes up to a singer’s nightmare – she’s lost control of her higher notes, a condition commonly caused by strain. She puts on a happy face, rather than let Derek know the problem.

Eileen’s best backer, Ralph, is surprised that she’s only asking for $7 million; he says she’ll need $15 million if she’s taking “Marilyn: The Musical” to Broadway. She says that the $7 million is just to fund the workshop and an out of town try out. He’s not committing until he sees a rough workshop, but he’s intrigued. She’s surprised when Ellis comes by to report on the state of things at the rehearsal s...
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10 Favorite Small Screen Scene-Stealers

March 12th, 2012 2:00pm EDT
neil patrick harris
I once had dreams of becoming an Emmy-Winning actress, but thanks to a traumatizing audition for a middle school drama club and being roughly a few inches shy of Snooki-esque shortness, those dreams never panned out. I’m happy to leave the acting to the professionals, and admire their work as a fan and critic. For this television-aholic, there’s nothing better than beholding a great actor who steals every frame of their scenes.

Here is a list of my favorite scene-stealers:

Neil Patrick Harris, “How I Met Your Mother”

Neil Patrick Harris’ portrayal of Barney Stinson, the suit-lovi...
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'Smash' Episode 5 – Karen Discovers Her Inner Marilyn While Ivy Droops

March 6th, 2012 2:00pm EST
Katharine McPhee as Karen Cartwright
Eileen’s busy day gets worse when her assistant Scott calls to tell her that he’s now working for Jerry, her ex-husband. Later, Ellis comes to Eileen’s rescue when she has trouble with her computer. Eileen realizes that Ellis has the inside scoop on Tom, and the status of the script.

As the chorus wait for rehearsal to start, Derek asks Karen to help him work out some choreography for the ‘Marilyn’ character. She is stiff and uncomfortable. Derek accuses her of being afraid of herself, and anything below her neck. They settle into a rhythm as Julia arrives, on the phone with Frank, who’s s...
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Katharine Mcphee Regrets Missing Out On Role In 'The Hangover'

February 7th, 2012 9:30pm EST
Katharine McPhee
Singer/actress Katharine McPhee is still kicking herself after losing out on the chance to play Justin Bartha's fiancee in box office smash hit The Hangover.

The American Idol star auditioned to play bride-to-be Tracy Billings in the 2009 comedy but McPhee admits the test failed to win over director Todd Phillips - and the role went to former model Sasha Barrese.

She tells People.com, "It was between me and the girl who got it... I didn't get it, but I went all the way. I would have loved to play that part."

However, the 27 year old, who now stars in sure-to-be hit Smash, didn't hold a g...
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'Smash' Star Katharine McPhee: 'In Episode Five I Take Off All My Clothes'

February 7th, 2012 5:00pm EST
Katharine McPhee GQ
Katharine McPhee takes center stage in NBC's new show Smash, and the sexy star has three big reasons everyone should be watching - especially all the guys out there whose girlfriends want them to share the experience.

She tells the March issue of GQ magazine, "Okay, how about this: What if I tell your readers that in episode five I take off all my clothes?"

While Katharine is only joking, she does reveal that the show is more than just a musical drama and guys shouldn't be intimidated or think it's like that other music show on rival Fox.

"I can understand why guys wouldn't be into Glee....
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'Smash' Review: 'Pilot' Lives Up To The Buzz

February 7th, 2012 1:57am EST
Smash
When I first heard of the idea for Smash, I thought, "How is this going to work?" The answer is, "Pretty fantastically, actually."

The general premise of the series comes together pretty quickly. While hopefuls Karen (Katherine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty) search for their big break, writing partners Julia (Debra Messing) and Tom (Christian Borle) talk about new ideas, and thanks to Tom's new assistant, they start mulling the idea of another Marilyn Monroe musical. Tom is a friend of Ivy's, and has her in mind for the lead, while Karen finds reassurance in her boyfriend Dev (former...
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2012 Golden Globes Fashion: Who Rocked The Red Carpet & Who Didn't?

January 16th, 2012 9:30am EST
2012 Golden Globes fashion
The Golden Globes are the first big awards show of the season, and the stars came out in colorful ensembles to attend one of Hollywood's most prestigious events leading up to the Academy Awards.

There were very few fashion missteps at this year's event. "Homeland" actress Morena Baccarin wore a daring black dress that showed quite a bit of cleavage (is that appropriate?), while "Ringer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar took a chance with a blue and white tie-dyed gown (too bohemian?).

There wasn't a lot of flash on the red carpet. Few stars wore sequins (Laura Dern, Madonna, Diane Lane and did)...
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