Unless you've been under a rock this week, you have heard that American Idol runner-up and all around American sweetheart, Katharine McPhee has tarnished her reputation by making out, and strolling hand-in-hand and lovingly looking into each other's eyes, with a married man.
Earlier this week, she was caught red-handed by nearby cameras kissing her "Smash" director Michael Morris, who happens to be married to actress Mary McCormack.
McCormack did what any self-respecting woman would do, and proceeded to swiftly boot him out of their home that they share with their three children. Tisk Tisk.
Well, now Us Weekly reports that McPhee is "embarrassed" about getting caught in her indiscretion. Notice I didn't say embarrassed by her indiscretion. Just getting caught.
When will celebrities learn that there is probably nowhere they can be that a camera can't be? Unless you're in your basement, with the shades pulled, lights off, and cotton in the keyhole, you could be captured on film.
The crazy thing is, that these pictures look like they are in a parking lot. In broad daylight. Duh?
Katharine, herself, 29, is still technically a married woman. She married producer Nick Cokas, 47, 5 years ago. However, reports say they have been seperated for about 6 months. (image) Katharine McPhee and husband, Nick Cokas
The scandal has caused a ripple effect that has not left anyone totally bruise-free. The real loser in the situation is poor Mary McCormack, who lost her husband and their children, Margaret, 9, Rose, 6, and Lillian, 2, who lost their father.
Then there is Michael Morris. "Smash" was already in the toilet, but he had a gig already lined up, heading a pilot for E! called "Songbyrd", but after news broke of his extramarital activities, his services were suddenly no longer needed.
McPhee seems to be the one who will suffer the least. She was already amicably seperated from her December-ish other half, and they don't have any children. Her career may suffer some bruising, but most likely will pick back up.
It's a sad situation all around.
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