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Is it possible that getting beaten by Taylor Hicks on American Idol has made Katharine McPhee so insecure that sheld consider joining Hollywood’s trendy “religion” just to impress a man?

That’s what she told Salon.com recently in an interview, admitting she looked into Scientology because of some dude. She did not comment on who said dude is.

“I took a couple of courses. It was really all about a guy.” McPhee said. “It was a guy that I was totally obsessed with – not obsessed with but totally into and, you know, guys and girls can do that to our lives and make us think we’re into something that we’re not.”

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Ah yes. Of course, love can make you do crazy things. Like jump up and down on couches, scare the bejesus out of Matt Lauer, criticize an innocent actress for being depressed, emphasizing that there is no such thing as a chemical imbalance, and so on and so forth.

In any case, it’s good that Katharine McPhee hasn’t gone overboard.

“I’m not a Scientologist,” McPhee said. “I’ve clarified this rumor over and over again, but people will keep saying that I am, but whatever.”

Hmm. Sounds like something a Scientology believer would say. Especially one with a supposed friendship with the most famous Scientologists, TomKat.

“I actually did meet them the other day and they were the nicest people I think I’ve probably ever met,” McPhee said, adding that contrary to prior reports, she did not sing at their wedding.

Maybe more clues will be revealed when she releases her up-coming oft-delayed debut album, Katharine McPhee. Tom Cruise could not be reached by The Gossip for comment on this story.