Katharine McPee dropped by RCA

January 11th, 2008 // 127 Comments

Katharine McPhee of American Idol season five has been dropped by RCA. A rep for the record label confirmed the news today. Coincidentally, season five winner Taylor Hicks was also dropped from his label two days ago, according to Us Magazine:

“I think the industry has seen that unless these artists can churn out strong enough original material, they don’t really have that much traction once we don’t see them on television week after week singing songs we already know and love,” Rollingstone.com editor Caryn Ganz tells Usmagazine.com.

Wow, this news proves a theory I’ve been kicking around for quite some time: I really can care less about American Idol. Seriously, sometimes I wish a plane would crash into the stage while they’re filming the show. Or even better; a private jet carrying Nickelback, Hinder and let’s say Chris Daughtry is the pilot. Also, during the nose dive, part of the fuselage breaks off and lands on John Mayer’s face. Hopefully God reads this post and realizes he forgot to get me a Christmas present.

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  1. Gerald_Tarrant

    49 – Hence the nose job, she just wasn’t playing that instrument well enough with her giant schnozz in the way.

  2. Alice

    I bet the local Domino’s got a call right after Katherine got the news – 3 large pizzas, with extra grease to help it attain escape velocity on the return flight.

  3. Ript1&0

    American Idol never was and never has been anything other than glorified karaoke on a national level. The people that subject themselves to this kind of exploitation… well I don’t understand that at all. No self respecting actual artist would ever go on this fucking show. Hence the reason I never tried out of for it.

    I also had the common decency not to be entertained by this mediocre crap. As a people, we deserve better. Unfortunately since none of us want to pay for it anymore, this is what we get. We have to figure out a way to fix or help the music industry, so we can have great performers again.

    Somebody help!!

  4. alligator

    hahaha. thats funny i hate all the idol contestants they should all be gathered on the same stage at the same time and then the plane drops.. and on nickelback too. lol hes going to be the ‘guest performer’ at american idol. perfect! now somebody do that.

  5. Shallow Val

    46 – thank you FRIST. And it’s pronounced “big bone-ded” (haha) You’re right though. Nickelback is like Patchoulli; you either like it or hate it. I think it’s because I’m attracted to Chad Kroeger’s monkey face looks

  6. Shallow Val

    46 – thank you FRIST. And it’s pronounced “big bone-ded” (haha) You’re right though. Nickelback is like Patchoulli; you either like it or hate it. I think it’s because I’m attracted to Chad Kroeger’s monkey face looks

  7. why in the hell does anyone watch American Idol? Seriously, it might be fun to watch the ‘tards who are pathetic but to see someone who can sing good – who cares? Get this crap off of TV!

    Same goes for the Bachelor, The Apprentice and dancing with B-List starts and the rest of these loser shows.

  8. kirsten

    Yes, I love it! Can we book Fall Out Boy and Scott Stapp tickets for the flight as well??

  9. Auntie Kryst

    @38 Val, I won’t give you any shit for that admission. That had to be hard to do. Admitting your problem is the first step. I’m here to help, go put on some Stooges and Ramones and play at top volume. We’re going to beat this thing damnit!

  10. Andrew

    News update
    The truth of the matter is ,

    she was not dumped by the recpord Company because she could not sing, but as it turns out, because she was just impossible to deal with

    According to the Spokes man of RCA,,Katharine McPee
    The string of drug convictions finally took the toll on their patience. McPee’s once promising career has been overshadowed by arrests, drug abuse and her fling with the singer PETE DOHERTY. Her un-predictable moody behaviour and rediculous demands, has meant many in the industry despair of dealing with her .

    . An insider tells British newspaper The Independent On Sunday, “McPee was in the process of renegotiating a deal, but the talks broke down because it just proved to be so difficult to deal with McPee and the American Idol crew that she surrounds her self with.”

    After hearing the news, McPee screamed in an
    hysterical outburst:
    You can’t drop me. I’m a fucking American Idol . How eeh fuck can you drop me??/??”

  11. Andrew

    News update
    The truth of the matter is ,

    she was not dumped by the recpord Company because she could not sing, but as it turns out, because she was just impossible to deal with

    According to the Spokes man of RCA,,Katharine McPee
    The string of drug convictions finally took the toll on their patience. McPee’s once promising career has been overshadowed by arrests, drug abuse and her fling with the singer PETE DOHERTY. Her un-predictable moody behaviour and rediculous demands, has meant many in the industry despair of dealing with her .

    . An insider tells British newspaper The Independent On Sunday, “McPee was in the process of renegotiating a deal, but the talks broke down because it just proved to be so difficult to deal with McPee and the American Idol crew that she surrounds her self with.”

    After hearing the news, McPee screamed in an
    hysterical outburst:
    You can’t drop me. I’m a fucking American Idol . How the fuck can you drop me??/??”

  12. Lush Spice

    Shallow Val, I’m kind of a closet NB fan too. I know they border on being tools but I do love me some “Figured You Out.” Hinder is complete garbage and their songs make me want to stab my ears until they bleed.

  13. mr sensitive

    I bet if her boyfriend spent, I don’t know, something like 7 or 8 hours consoling her tonight, he could get ATM. All of her energy now is tied up in feeling worthless and degraded, so she’ll have a mindblowing orgasm during filthy sex. She’ll cry like a baby afterwards, but he’ll be done so he can sleep through it, and in the morning she’ll act like it never happened. Neurotic chicks are the best.

  14. Shallow Val

    Andrew

    HUH?!

  15. AN OUTRAGE

    Unbelievable that these greedy executives actually expect creativity from these heaven sent “aritsts”. A sad day in America. These people should be allowed to just show up at a recording stuido and sing old songs and get paid millions. We owe it to them to buy the same songs over and over and over and over and over again for all time.
    Kat sings yesterday!
    And all the Mary Poppins songs.
    I hope Amy Swinehaus Kills herself too. Cunt ugly bitch spitting on her fans/losers. All of them just die.

  16. Lush Spice

    Shallow Val, I’m kind of a closet NB fan too. I know they border on being tools but I do love me some “Figured You Out.” Hinder is complete garbage and their songs make me want to stab my ears until they bleed.

  17. I’m sure, in fact I KNOW there are plenty of bands you guys would ALL make fun of me for liking, so…to each his own..

  18. truthteller

    53 “Hence the reason I never tried out of for it. ”
    Well, that and the fact that you’re a talentless fuck. You can’t even construct a sentence properly you fucking loser.
    I’m so happy for you that you don’t like American Idol. Thanks so much for bestowing your superior taste and knowledge on the rest of us poor ignorant plebes.
    Can you also please tell me what I should eat and wear?
    I am waiting for your profound knowledge to enlighten us in that area as well.

  19. The Office Whore

    Auntie- Apparently, I need the 12 steps too. Not for NB, or assfuck hinder, but for my love of Idol. Come on guys, it’s totally entertaining. The assclowns that think they can sing and get soooooooo shocked when simon tells them to shut the fuck up….. and then, last season, Blake made me think short guys might not be completely useless..

    I know, I need help, but I don’t WANT to quit yet..

  20. D. Richards (Salad.)

    Yeah, man! Fuck Nickelback! They’re hardcore, man.. Nickelback should be castrated promptly, penis, as well as testicles, then buried alive in a pit of snakes.

    It’s hilarious, these fucking American Idol ‘chumps’. Just because you can sing really well in the shower, doesn’t mean you have sufficient talent to go out and record an entire fucking album.

    Hey, you’ve been singing about sucking the Holy-Ghost’s cock in your church’s quire; you’ve never had any thoughts about becoming a professional singer but the woman with the blue hair told you that you should go ‘to that show’ because you ‘might could’ really win in ‘the Hollywood’. That’s a good enough reason for me! Do it! You’ll be the one.

    You gotta get wacky, though. Gotta make yourself look really different. Because you are, you’re different. You’re not like everybody else and the judges can see it in your eyes. Your passion. You’re an individual. You’ve got what it takes: the look. Awe shit!

  21. Shallow Val

    BTW, Hinder….never heard of them until today. should I even bother looking it up….if y’all tell me they suck then I will take y’alls word for it…..Holy shit, I’m channelling Brintey Spears y’all.

  22. Shallow Val

    BTW, Hinder….never heard of them until today. should I even bother looking it up….if y’all tell me they suck then I will take y’alls word for it…..Holy shit, I’m channelling Brintey Spears y’all.

    Oh, FRIST, yesterday one of the Trolls played a joke on me and made me feel bad. I TOTALLY fell for it. I’m going to be nicer to the posters from now on.

    (lookign out window) Holy crap is it foggy over the Hudson today.

  23. Les Couldntcare

    Actually Fish missed the harshest quote from an exec re: the Pee:

    “We put millions behind Katharine. Many of us at the label still love her songs. But we’re in the major leagues. We didn’t think she could break into the mainstream. We would rather be honest.”

    Ouch.

    All it’s missing is, “Reached for comment, McPhee said “crunch crunch gulp crunch crunch gulp crunch crunch gulp …burprrhuuuurrphft!!!…spit…spit… crunch crunch gulp crunch crunch gulp crunch crunch gulp…burprrhuuuurrphft!!!…”

  24. I wanna shoot my mangravy all over her face so bad……….

  25. VAL!!!! Don’t do it!!! Hinder makes your ears puke blood!!!!

  26. Lowlands

    Somehow i understood from God he sent you this UN-foodpackage for Christmas.Didn’t you receive this?You should sent God a message and i’m pretty sure he’ll finally give you something.

  27. Bubbles

    Wow, Richport, someone is MAD at you……I’d better scrollup and see what you wrote….

  28. Shallow Val

    76 – ROFLMAO, I’ve missed you girl……(still laughing)…wait it might be the Salvia Divinorum I just smoked…..

  29. Val, what did the troll do, and can you pass me that bong?

  30. mikisix

    I totally agree with you!!!!!

  31. I totally agree with you!!!!!

  32. Biff Henderson

    I think she needs to leak a sex video with her geriatric fiancee. It would get the 18-34 demographics as well as the 60 and over crowd.

  33. whats wrong with nickelback?

  34. Val is Shallow

    80 – I dropped it and it broke after I took the second puff and drifted to Candyland….

  35. #75 – Tourette’s much?

    #47 – You take that back my good sir! We all know Jay Z was the inspiration for Joe Camel.

  36. Debagger

    I’m a dude, and will go on record saying John Mayer is legit.

    Katharine McPhee is a dime, also!

  37. Tommy

    I think you mean that you COULDN”T care less.

  38. Guitar guy

    John Mayer played at Crossroads. Invited by Eric Clapton.
    Nuff said

  39. HEY TOMMY

    Read #16 and #26. You’re about five hours behind the conversation, and also wrong.

  40. SkipSmith

    #19

    >>”Ironically in this case something regurgitated Katherine McPhee.”

    Even though the original version of this line was on the Simpsons, this is still the best comment so far.

  41. General Disarray

    Simpsons did it! Simpsons did it!

  42. Auntie Kryst

    Jebus save me! Oh fucking hell was I stupid. Val admitted to never hearing of Hinder, nor have I. I just had to find out. Frist said it will make ears puke blood. She’s absolutely correct. I knew I was in for a doucebag experience right from the start at their homepage. Join the Hinder Army? UBER DOUCHES!!! It’s the second coming of Creed, former lords of douchery!

  43. PunkA

    She swallows.

    Trust me. :)

  44. caljenna66

    I’m a fan to lots of musicians, comedians, actors, tv shows, etc. that I’m sure all kinds of people will berate me for. Personally, I think entertainment is a personal choice, whatever floats your boat, nobody should be chastised for liking something that isn’t ‘status quo’ or ‘cool’ at the moment. If you don’t like something, don’t listen/watch/read it. Simple as that.

  45. Danklin24

    American Idol is a joke now. Ever since Carrie Underwood, no one has been successful. I also dont think its the artists fault. Its the shitty music thats written for them. Daughtry was smart not to sign with anyone else and make his own stuff. Sure it sucked but at least we heard his music. Raggin on John Mayer? Thats just not right. That guy shits talent. Listen to his Try! cd and tell him different.

  46. bedspringkiss

    Can I swap out Chris Daughtry with Fred Durst? Also, Paris Hilton for John Mayer? If there is room for Courtney Love and the Smashing Pumpkins too, that would be ideal. Well, we can all dream, right?

  47. Hms

    I LOVE the comment about Hinder, Nickleback & Daughtry! I have said the exactly words about all three of them and now my friends think I am writing for the Superficial blog!!!! Glad to see someone feels the same about all of them. They Suck!

  48. Mama Pinkus

    People, please stop watching American Idol so we don’t have to endure an endless parade of these half-talent wanabes – enough already.

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