A Minute With: Katharine McPhee star of ‘Smash’

Life has been full of ups and downs for Katharine McPhee since she ended ‘American Idol’ as runner-up in 2006. Dropped by her record label in 2008 after her debut album, McPhee has struggled to establish a mainstream career as a singer, and after co-starring in the comedy ‘The House Bunny’ several other movie projects proved disappointing or failed to get off the ground.