‘American Idol’ notes: Jessica Sanchez, Kree Harrison, Katharine McPhee

American IdolLet’s start things off here on Wednesday’s “American Idol” notes with a story that has generated quite a bit of press already: President Obama talking about lipstick … specifically when it comes to someone planting a big heavy dose of it on his collar.

In what had to be one of the more mortifying experiences of Jessica Sanchez’s aunt’s life, it was revealed in the video at the bottom of this article that she was responsible for messing with the Commander-in-Chief’s shirt while at a celebration last month for Asian-American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Jessica’s mother hails from the Philippines, and her ties to the White House (which include her performing at the Democratic National Convention last month) helped lead to her officially securing this gig.

Well, we have a feeling that Sanchez’s aunt will now have a funny story to tell her friends about and as for why Obama decided to say anything publicly in the first place, he claims that he did not want to get in trouble with Michelle.

Another announcement – On June 5, Kree Harrison is going to have an opportunity to perform on the Nationwide Insurance Stage at the CMT Awards. This is a pretty cool honor, and such people as Scotty McCreery, Lauren Alaina, and Casey James have had a chance to do this in the past.

As for whether or not this means that she will perform during the show, the answer is yes and no. Instead, the show will feature her performing either while it is going to commercial or coming back.

Katharine’s movie role – It did not take Katharine McPhee very long at all in order to score a new movie role following her time on “Smash.” According to a new report from Deadline, the actress / singer / season 5 star has been cast in a new movie called “Depravity,” where she will play a twenty-something woman that a group of people try to pin a murder on that she had nothing to do with. Hopefully, this project will have a little bit of a happier ending for her.

If you want to read some more “American Idol” news, including a new video highlight from David Archuleta, just be sure to head on over to the link here.

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