Katharine McPhee signs with RCA

American Idol 5 runner-up Katharine McPhee has signed with Clive Davis’ RCA Records. The deal is “in conjunction with 19 Recordings Unlimited, the label managed by ‘Idol’ creator Simon Fuller,” People reports.

Davis tells People that he sees a Kelly Clarkson-like career for Kat. “My first task is going to be to sit down with her and see what her vision is for herself. … She is a pop singer. There is no question. Our task will be to find hits for her that fit her like a glove and can be hits on today’s radio. That is the challenge and the task that lies in front of us,” he said.

Katharine’s first single will be released at the end of this month.

Katharine McPhee Signs Record Deal [People]

Survivor San Juan Del Sur's dark cloud is lifted

John Rocker

In its third episode, Survivor San Juan Del Sur improved significantly as John Rocker faced off against an Amazing Race villain. But the Exile Island reward challenge remains a drag on the series.


Why Dick Donato left Big Brother 13

Dick Donato

The Big Brother villain known as "Evel Dick" has finally revealed why he left the show during its 13th season: he learned he was HIV positive.

Also: Dick claims he had no choice but to leave the game.

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