Will Katharine Or Brandy Join ‘The View’ Full Time?

Media ad buyer Barry Lowenthal of The Media Kitchen tells USA Today ‘American Idol’ season five runner-up Katharine McPhee and and Brandy are the most interesting candidates to replace Star Jones on ‘The View’. “Katharine has a stage presence. She’s still top-of-mind” among TV audiences. But “now that The View has all white hosts, it’s just a matter of time before they’ll want to consider the African-American audience. Brandy is young and beautiful.” Read more.

Katharine McPhee On The Set Of OK! Shoot

‘American Idol’ runner-up Katharine McPhee is off the ‘Idol’ tour for at least a week due to laryngitis and bronchitis. But before she got sick, ‘Extra’ caught up with the singer during a sizzling photo shoot for OK! magazine. extratv.warnerbros.com has since removed the video.

Katharine McPhee Photo Shoot In Burbank

‘American Idol’ season five runner-up Katharine McPhee posed for a photo shoot for Backstage Creations on Tuesday (June 20) at a rehearsal studio in Burbank, California. Check out pictures from WireImage.

Katharine McPhee AIM Interview

‘American Idol’ season five runner-up Katharine McPhee took part in an AIM chat with AOLMusicScottB. Asked if she was going to try and pull a Clay Aiken and outshine Taylor Hicks, McPhee responded, “I’m just trying to do the best that I can. I’m not trying to outshine anyone really. I’m just in competition with myself. That would be cool if I could have as much success as Clay though.”

A transcript at AOL.com has since been removed.

Is Katharine A Diva Or Is A Soul Patroller Fabricating?

A source who attended Katharine McPhee’s personal appearance in Brooklyn for the christening of the ocean liner Crown Princess tells The New York Daily News that the ‘American Idol’ season five runner-up can be “sullen and miserable,” in contrast to her on-screen charm. “She was nasty,” the spy said. “Katharine was cranky and in a foul mood. When a reporter asked her about those rumors that she was invited to sing at Tom Cruise’s wedding and that John Mayer asked her out, she freaked out and said, ‘Why are you asking such stupid questions?'” The source added, “She’s a diva after two weeks of fame.”

Katharine McPhee Reveals Battle With Bulimia

‘American Idol’ season five runner-up Katharine McPhee is bravely revealing to People magazine her secret battle with bulimia that nearly destroyed her brilliant voice. “When she was at her worst with her ordeal, she was throwing up seven times a day,” People’s Jamie Bufalino revealed of Kat’s struggle with weight, which she claims started as a teen. Bufalino told ‘Extra’ that McPhee credits ‘Idol’ with saving her life. “She decided this is the point where she just really has to stop it because this is her chance to become a singing star,” Bufalino added.

Andrea Bocelli & Katharine McPhee Duet In Sacramento

Andrea Bocelli was joined by ‘American Idol’ season five runner-up Katharine McPhee for a performance of ‘Somos Novios’ during his concert in Sacramento, California at the Arco Arena on Friday (June 9). Watch it below.

Katharine McPhee Signs Record Deal

Billboard reports ‘American Idol’ season five runner-up Katharine McPhee has signed to series creator Simon Fuller’s 19 Recordings Limited and RCA. McPhee’s first single for the label, ‘Over the Rainbow’ and ‘My Destiny’, is out June 27th.

Katharine McPhee Visits ‘The Early Show’

She’s only 22 years old, but the future looks very bright for Katharine McPhee, the ‘American Idol’ runner-up. McPhee talked with Hannah Storm of ‘The Early Show’ about her accomplishment and future plans. Watch the segment at CBSNews.com.

On TV: Lindsay Lohan, Katharine McPhee, Christina Aguilera

Pop acts on television this week include Lindsay Lohan, who visits ‘The Late Show with David Letterman’ on Monday; ‘American Idol’ season five runner-up Katharine McPhee, who visits ‘The Early Show’ on Monday; James Blunt, who performs on ‘The Early Show’ on Tuesday; Natasha Bedingfield, who is featured on ‘Total Request Live’ on Tuesday and performs on ‘Today’ on Friday; ‘American Idol’ season four drop-out Mario Vazquez, who is featured on ‘TRL’ on Wednesday; ‘American Idol’ season one champ Kelly Clarkson, who performs on ‘The View’ on Thursday; Christina Aguilera, who performs on the MTV Movie Awards on Thursday; Jessica Simpson and former *NSYNC star Justin Timberlake, who present at the MTV Movie Awards on Thursday; Brandi Carlisle of The Go-Go’s, who performs on ‘Late Night with Conan O’Brien’ on Friday.