IS SHE OR ISN'T SHE?
Last minute buzz: Before the final tally Wednesday night, a rumor swept the American Idol offices and backstage that Katharine McPhee ,or members of her family, have close ties to Scientology. As a result, the Scientologists were expected to organize a massive number of voters to make SURE that Katharine was the winner. Remember, Scientologists helped Tom Cruise tally an impressive first weekend by purchasing large blocks of tickets to his movie MI2. Nobody wanted to see the contest manipulated that way, and the rumor turned out NOT to be true. According to a family friend, Katharine is not and never has been a Scientologist, nor has anyone in her immediate family. So the vote wasn’t tainted and as far as we know, the best singer won fair and square.