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Katharine McPhee’s Hot GQ Spread Tops Our List Of Her 20 Most Smashing Looks

Katharine McPhee took over our TV sets once before during her unforgettable run on American Idol back in 2006. And now she’s at it again, with the staring role in NBC’s Smash! The dramatic new series features McPhee as Karen Cartwright, an up-and-coming performer with some serious star power who gets her first shot at the big time. Sound familiar? It’s the role Katharine was born to play! The show premiered last night to record breaking numbers, and we can’t wait to see what’s to come.

But that’s not the only reason Kat is on everyone’s lips today. Her sizzling photo shoot for the March issue of GQ hit stands today, and it’s adding fuel to the flames. Screw the Giants parade, Katharine McPhee officially owns the day as far as we’re concerned. Take a look at the gallery below for her 20 most “smashingly” hot looks. Enjoy!

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Adam Lambert Opens Up About The Bar Brawl That Landed Him In Jail

His Glamness Adam Lambert was arrested in Finland last month following a massive fight with his partner Sauli Koskinen outside of a club. The incident landed them both in jail, but now Glambert says things are fine between the two and chalks the whole thing up to much booze. He opened up about the experience on The Ellen DeGeneres Show this afternoon.

“What happened was, we had too much to drink. We screwed up,” he told Ellen. “There were no injuries, no violence. It was more of childish, foolish, messiness.” The argument between Adam and Sauli started in the Helsinki club DTM, but grew even more heated once they got booted out. When onlookers tried to intervene, Adam reportedly attacked them. Police were called, which resulted with several hours of jail time.”When you add alcohol to a situation, things can get out of control and some people can get upset and emotional,” he continued.

But things are still great between the couple, who were recently named  the FABLife’s weekly Hotness. “I was a little irresponsible and I think what I learned from the experience was that I owe it to myself, to my loved ones, and to my fans to be a little more adult and pull it together.” Head under the jump to see what else Adam has to say!

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by (@shalapitcher)

The ‘Twilight’ Wedding We’ve Been Waiting For … Nikki Reed And Paul McDonald!


OK, it might not be the wedding, but we bet Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald‘s a private ceremony on Sunday, was every bit as romantic as Edward and Bella’s. (And nowhere near as scary as Rosalie’s last encounter with her evil fiancé.)

“We couldn’t be happier!” Reed, 23, told Us Weekly of the wedding, which took place at a private ranch in Malibu in front of 100 guests. According to E!, Spy Kids star Alexa Vega was the maid of honor, and Paul performed a few songs with his band.

The Twilight vamp and the American Idol finalist just met in March, but they’ve sounded completely with each other in every interview.

“I love her to death,” he told MTV News back in June. “She’s amazing. She’s the perfect girl. We fit each other; when you know you know and she’s the one.”

“He’s the one. He’s the one,” Nikki similarly gushed to E! when they announced their engagement.

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by (@JordanRuntagh)

Did Nikki Reed And Paul McDonald Secretly Wed? Matching Rings Say ‘Yes’

Everybody’s putting a ring on it these days! First Britney Spears stepped out yesterday with a veryyyy engagement-y ring, and now prepare yourself for a double dose of the romantic rock. Twilight’s Nikki Reed was spotted strolling with American Idol beau Paul McDonald today sporting matching gold bands! Did the couple give the press the slip and tie the knot in a secret ceremony? They met in March and became engaged just a few short months later, so a speedy union wouldn’t be completely out of character. We can’t say for certain whether or not the two did the deed, but the new bling and adorable hand-play seem to suggest yes. Congrats guys! Check out more in the gallery below!

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by (@missmuttoo)

Break-up Alert: Pia Toscano And Mark Ballas Split Up!

They’re done? Already? We first heard of these two getting together in April this year and they seemed to be doing just fine! But just as quickly as they hooked up, American Idol survivor Pia Toscano and Dancing With The Stars dreamboat Mark Ballas are now dunzo. A source told People that the now-off couple had a serious discussion about their relationship and decided that they had higher priorities than love. Careers, man — they tend to win at this stage, don’t they?

The source explained further saying, “They both decided with everything going on that they couldn’t give each other what would be fair. They mutually decided this.” Ah well, five months doesn’t amount to heartbreak normally, but splitting up still sucks. Plus, they were kinda cute together, weren’t they? Hopefully these two will be luckier in their respective careers than they were in love.

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by (@hallekiefer)

Jennifer Lopez Back For Another Season of American Idol

In case you weren’t getting enough gentle weeping or fabulous four-foot-long extensions in your life, The Hollywood Reporter claims that Jennifer Lopez’s American Idol gig will continue for a second season. “I believe we’re still waiting for the official announcements but I am delighted to say that all three judges, along with the brilliant host of American Idol, is back for the next season,” AI producer Nigel Lythgoe said on Ryan Seacrest‘s radio show today. We guess J. Lo just couldn’t stay away from her loving fans. Or the soulful performances. Or the big beautiful paycheck that’s being deposited directly into her beige bandage dress fund as we speak.

Earlier this summer J.Lo’s return to AI was a subject the singer/actress danced around like she’s now dancing around her divorce papers from Marc Anthony. “I don’t know,” she told BBC Radio 1 in June. “I haven’t been forced to make a decision and I’m glad about that because honestly I’m very on the fence about it.” She’ll join Randy Jackson and Steven Tyler, who have already signed on for Season 11, because honestly what else were they going to be doing with themselves?

 

by (@JordanRuntagh)

Lee DeWyze Gets Engaged, With Minnie Mouse’s Blessing

2010′s American Idol is going off the market, folks! Lee DeWyze has gotten engaged to model Jonna Walsh, he tells People Magazine. The champion chanteur popped the question while sharing glasses of champaign on a private yacht in Disney World during a fire works show. What the hell, we thought stuff like that only happened in Full House specials! He’s got a romantic edge, that Lee DeWyze.

“I’m excited!” he tells People. “Jonna is a Disney freak. They were playing love songs on the boat and I got down on my knee and asked her. I had a speech prepared but it all went out the window so I just asked her. She started crying and I said, ‘Is that a yes?’” We’ll say probably. The couple, who met on the video shoot for his single “Sweet Serendipity” last fall, have set a date for fall of  2012. Maybe they can get Lady Gaga to perform the wedding?

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by (@missmuttoo)

Pia Toscano’s Officially Recording With Interscope Records

Pia Toscano is in with Interscope Records! She’s signed a recording contract with them and will be debuting her first single  This Time on July 12. What’s even cooler is that she gets to perform it during the American Idol Live Tour which translates into tons of free publicity! So it really doesn’t matter that she came ninth place on AI because her career’s made thanks to the show anyway!

Toscano announced the news stating, “I am thrilled to be joining the Interscope and 19 Recordings family. [Interscope Geffen A&M Chairman] Jimmy Iovine was an amazing mentor during my time on Idol and I’m looking forward to working with him and everyone at Interscope Records and 19 Recordings. This is a dream come true.” She’s also working on her album which will drop later this year and it’s a “big, diva-sounding record”, says producer Rodney Jerkins. Do you think she has a solid career post American Idol?

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by (@katespencer)

Jennifer Lopez: Saying No To Second Season Of Idol?

Hold us. Jennifer Lopez still has not yet decided if she’ll be returning for a second season of American Idol, and from the sound of this interview she did with BBC Radio she may be ditching the show. “I haven’t been forced to make a decision [about returning to the show] and I’m glad about that. I loved it, but I have a lot of other things happening and it’s going to come down to me making a choice of what I want to do for the next year.”

Jennifer earned $12 million for last season alone (excuse us, going to faint now) and the gig seems fairly easy-breezy to us: show up, rock amazing hair, laugh and be really nice to everybody. Popeater hints that J.Lo may be holding out for more cash, and as a result claims producers are already scouring the sea of beloved but kinda washed up pop stars for her replacement. Don’t leave us Jen! We’re totally down with your comeback — as long as you come back to the judge’s chair too!

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by (@hallekiefer)

Jennifer Lopez “On The Fence” About A Second Season Of American Idol

Jennifer Lopez is one busy woman. Between blocking the release of JLo’s sex tape, scrubbing down her husband with skeleton polish and scouring the earth for the finest beige fabrics known to man, Jennifer Lopez’s American Idol gig might fall by the wayside sooner rather than later. “I don’t know,” Lopez told BBC Radio 1′s Scott Mills when he asked about a possible second season. “I haven’t been forced to make a decision and I’m glad about that because honestly I’m very on the fence about it.” She also has that booming musical career, Scott. Don’t you remember her latest album….um…you know the one. With the dance songs? The one about…shoes?

JLo is also working on a new project, a Latin talent competition show called Q’Viva! The Chosen that has her traveling all over the Western Hemisphere with Marc Anthony. “I had an amazing time doing it and I loved it,” Lopez says about her time weeping over the AI contestants. “But I have a lot other things happening, and it’s going to come down to me making a choice of what I want to do for the next year and we’re not really at the breaking point of ‘You have to make a decision right now! I’m just really enjoying the time of just waiting and seeing.” Meanwhile Steven Tyler manages to hold down Aerosmith without much difficultly, though we guess he doesn’t have a perfume line to promote…

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