Morris has been kicked out by his wife of 10 years and has dropped out of directing a TV pilot following his cheating scandal
Katharine Mcphee and Michael Morris were spotted locking lips in broad daylight following a cosy lunch date in Los Angeles this month, with a photo from the intimate moment being caught on camera and published on the web by TMZ. The ensuing scandal has already wrecked Morris' home life and may also gravely affect both his and McPhee's career, after Morris dropped out of a directing job for a future TV pilot and McPhee's reputation as a 'golden girl' now looks to be in tatters.
As reported by Page Six this Thursday (24 Oct.), Morris’ wife of ten years and the mother of their three children, Mary McCormack, kicked her cheating spouse out of their home last Saturday (19 Oct.). Since it was reported that Morris as been kicked out of his family home, Deadline reported that he has also been ousted from the directors chair on the planned E! pilot called Songbyrd. The planned pilot would have seen Morris re-team with Smash! executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - the show he met and directed McPhee on during it's failed run - however in the light of the recent scandal Morris has fallen out of favour with the production team.
With Morris' carrer falling apart at the seams, McPhee's budding acting career could also suffer as a result of the scandal. At least this is what PR Director Jamie Krauss believes. Krauss recently spoke with Fox about the affair and how McPhee could have resigned herself into acting obscurity - and could also ruin her singing caeer - as a result of the affair. He said, “This probably won’t affect Katharine McPhee’s sales or her ability to get roles in the near future but her likability factor will be seriously tarnished. When female stars act as home wreckers , the American public, but particularly women, tend to sour to them very fast. Look at Kristen Stewart or Leann Rimes or even Angelina Jolie. All of them took a lot of heat for their famous affairs.”
Katharine McPhee may or may not have been the reason behind the split.
Today’s heaping helping of celebrity drama comes from actress Mary McCormack, who reportedly kicked her husband, director Michael Morris out of the family home. The reason was Morris’ infidelity, after he was photographed kissing Katharine Mcphee. This according to Life & Style, who first reported the unfortunate news. According to the website, McCormack is all but set on ending the relationship.
At this point, McCormack isn't willing to consider getting back together with her husband.
"They've been together for more than 10 years and always had such a solid marriage," an insider tells Life & Style. "They have three daughters, so it's incredibly sad. He wants to keep the family together, but as far as Mary is concerned, it's over. There's no going back." Morris met McPhee, while he was directing her in the series Smash. McPhee, of course, originally came into prominence with her appearance on American Idol in 2006 and has since gone on to record two albums and a Christmas record. She ended her relationship with Nick Cokas, her husband of five years, back in March and is currently divorced. The same can’t be said of Morris, who reportedly began the affair while still married to McCormack. The situation is made even worse by the fact that the couple (Morris and McCormack) have three daughters - three daughters: Margaret, 9, Rose, 6, and Lillian, 2.
Continue reading: Rumored Affair Leads Mary McCormack To Dump Director Michael Morris
Katharine McPhee, Michael Morris? Mary McCormack didn't know about it.
We brought you a story yesterday about Mary McCormack's husband Michael Morris kissing former American Idol star Katharine Mcphee in Los Angeles. Ok, so it was sad that Mary and Michael had split up, but the director looked pretty happy with his new girlfriend McPhee and he didn't appear to care who noticed.
Only...Morris and McCormack hadn't split and the romance was very much news to the television actress, oh oh.
According to the New York Post's Page Six, Morris - who directed McPhee on the NBC musical series - knew TMZ.com were about to publish the photographs and tried to buy them to avoid ruining his marriage and reputation.
Continue reading: Ok, So Maybe Mary McCormack DIDN'T Know About Katharine McPhee.
Katharine McPhee and Michael Morris? Really?
The celebrity world went into meltdown on Tuesday (October 22, 2013) after TMZ.com posted images of Katharine Mcphee kissing her former Smash director Michael Morris, despite both being married to other people.
Morris is married to the actress Mary McCormack - who you may remember played Howard Stern's wife in Private Parts - and the pair have three young daughters.
Katharine is married to the 47-year-old producer Nick Cokas, though they have no children.
Continue reading: Calm Down Internet, Katharine McPhee Isn't Having An Affair.
Renowned travel writer Mike Enslin (John Cusack), like most characters in King's ouvere, is haunted by his own demons. Hiding behind alcohol and a refined cynicism, Enslin scours the country for legitimate haunted habitats, rating rooms on a "shiver scale." A bed-and-breakfast with good food but moderate mood gets five skulls, in his opinion. This movie, based on Enslin's most terrifying encounter, would receive a solid eight skulls.
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So the genre we're talking about in the case of K-PAX: A crazy man thinks he's an alien (a psychic, a king, etc.). The obvious question: Which is he: crazy, or an alien, or both? (A crazy alien, now that would be a fun twist on the whole genre wouldn't it?)
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Deep Impact makes no apologies for being a sob-fest. I mean, how else do you smash a comet into the earth without killing off a few hundred million people, and breaking a few hearts in the process? As the first disaster-from-space film of the year, Deep Impact sets the bar at an interesting level. It's not an action film, although it has action elements. It's not a thriller, although suspense is in the mix. It's more a drama than anything else, the main story lines being a reporter (Téa Leoni) estranged from her father, a young astronomer (Wood) who finds he can't abandon his girlfriend, and a codgery astronaut (Robert Duvall) who gains acceptance among a younger crew.
Continue reading: Deep Impact Review
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"Mystery, Alaska" is a modern, good old-fashioned, American feel-good movie, about a talented hockey team in a snowbound, Arctic Circle hamlet that gets to take on the New York Rangers in an NHL publicity stunt.
It's an obliging tweak on the traditional, triumphant underdog story, used as a backdrop for a delightful character dramedy that mixes tried-and-true with mordant-and-new -- like a frozen, Frank Capra-meets-Robert Altman, ensemble sports movie.
Written by Sean O'Byrne and David E. Kelley ("The Practice," "Ally McBeal," "Lake Placid"), and directed by Jay Roach (the "Austin Powers" movies), it's hard to not get caught up in the energetic spirit of this film from the opening shot, which zooms in on a lone figure, decked out in hockey gear and skating like the wind around icy Alaskan vistas while the soundtrack pumps with drum-driven, inspired determination music.
Continue reading: Mystery, Alaska Review
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