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Watch Katharine McPhee Take on Death Cab for Cutie on 'Smash'

By Alicia Dennis on
Full disclosure: I haven't been watching this season of Smash – I haven't even watched an entire episode, in fact — but that didn't keep me from enjoying Katharine McPhee's syrupy take on Death Cab for Cutie's "Some Boys." It would've been cooler to hear her singing "The Face That Launched 1,000 S**ts," but you can't win 'em all.Read Full Story

Katharine McPhee and 'Smash' Nab Premiere Ratings Worth Singing About

By Jill Slattery on
NBC has a lot riding on the new Katharine McPhee-led drama Smash, a musical show about the behind the scenes machinations of a Broadway musical. The network released the full pilot online ahead of its premiere to try and drum up positive word of mouth and heavily promoted the show during the Super Bowl. So did all that hype translate into a ratings win for the freshman series?The answer is a tentative yes. Smash debuted strong with 11.5 million viewers, which made it the third highest rated...Read Full Story

'Smash' Review: Grab a Front Row Seat

By Jill Slattery on
What do you get when you mix the musical panache of Glee with top-notch writing, dynamic characters, and a gaggle of seasoned performers? You get Smash, NBC's new drama about the making of a Broadway musical about Marilyn Monroe. And it is, in a word, smashing.The world of struggling performers, so full of wanting and wanting but almost never getting, has always seemed (to me) to be ripe for television. Smash gives us that in the characters of Karen (Katharine McPhee) and Ivy (Megan Hilty), a...Read Full Story

Katharine McPhee Attends the A|X And ELLE 'Disco Glam' Party

By Olivia on
Katharine McPhee showed up to pose for photos at the Armani Exchange and ELLE magazine event in LA last night, and she looked fantastic in a lavender printed dress. The singer paired her look with a stick-straight cropped 'do and a bold lip color -- confirming that she's a true fashion chameleon. McPhee recently appeared on the show When I Was 17, where she revealed that she once participated in a singing competition before American Idol. She said (via MTV.com): "When I was 17, I went on this...Read Full Story

Katharine McPhee Performs at the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

By Deena Bustillo on
Katharine McPhee performed today at the 2009 Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York, wowing fans with her impressive vocals. The American Idol runner-up rehearsed for her performance earlier in the week, singing her hit "Had It All." The annual spectacle includes giant balloon floats, short performances by singers and snippets from musicals, and plenty of holiday song and dance. This year, Ziggy Marley and Carly Simon also sang, and, of course, Santa Claus brought up the rear as the...Read Full Story