Pop/R&B singer Katharine McPhee, tied the knot last month in Beverly Hills, shares details in the new, spring issue of InStyle Weddings about the ceremony when she married producer Nick Cokas – and offers advice to other brides. The American Idol season-five runner-up's tip: "Remember that it's your wedding … At the end of the day, it's really about the expression of commitment in love and marriage. So don't get too carried away. A wedding is about the commitment of love that you're making to your partner. It's that simple." So is the look a bride should seek. "Sometimes you look at bridal magazines and you're like, 'What is that concoction? Why is her hair piled on top of her head?' You should look like yourself!" And be yourself, especially on your honeymoon. Hers was in Hawaii, where she was determined to take up surfing, "I'm not much of a lay-on-the-beach kind of girl," says McPhee, 23. "I want to be in the ocean." Source: People
Just weeks after Season 3 American Idol winner Rueben Studdard was dropped from J Records and days fellow champion Taylor Hicks announced that he had parted with Arista Records after releasing only one album, R&B/Pop singer Katharine McPhee has reportedly exited RCA Records in the wake of her lone set for the label. Makes you think…how long will American Idol have a mainstay. McPhee's departure from RCA follows last year's release of her self-titled debut, which entered The Billboard 200 chart at No. 2 and has since sold a total of about 366,000 copies in the US, according to Billboard. On a related note, "American Idol" judge Simon Cowell today told Entertainment Weekly that his take on Hicks' and McPhee's short-lived record deals--as well as that of "Idol" champ Ruben Studdard--was that it is "a reflection on the unpredictability of the record business. "Fortunately, we got it right more than we got it wrong," he continued, according to EW. "There's not scientific way to explain what happens. It's a reality show and what happens at the end is also reality."