American Idol Finalist Paul McDonald Engaged to Twilight Star Nikki Reed

Twilight star Nikki Reed and American Idol finalist Paul McDonald are engaged! After dating for only a few short months, the glowing couple have reportedly decided to get married. Nikki Reed was spotted on the red carpet at the MTV Movie Awards sporting a flashy diamond ring and when questioned about her future with Paul McDonald, proclaimed happily that he was “the one.”

Nikki Reed was wearing what appeared to be a sparkling engagement ring on the red carpet at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. When asked by E! News if she and American Idol‘s Paul McDonald were ready to tie the knot, Reed gushed, saying: “He’s the one. He’s the one.”

Paul McDonald admitted he and Twilight star Nikki Reed were an item after he was eliminated from American Idol in April. Reed met McDonald when the American Idol contestants attended the premier of her film, The Little Red Riding Hood, back in March. Reed reportedly said McDonald has been working on a bunch of songs inspired by her and plans on releasing a “Nikki Reed EP,” according to E! Online, which first broke the engagement story.

“I love him,” Nikki Reed told People last month. “I’ve never met anyone like him. I’ve never met anyone who has such a good solid heart and comes from such a good solid family and is just a genuine person.”

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New Blood for Twilight: Actor Jack Huston Cast for Eclipse

Actor Jack Huston has been tapped as the newest member of the Twilight film family. Huston will play Royce King II, the former human fiancé of vampire Rosalie Cullen (Nikki Reed).


Jack Huston, nephew of Angelica Huston and grandson of director John Huston, has signed on to join the Twilight series in the upcoming third film, Eclipse.

Huston joins other new Twilight cast members Jodelle Ferland, Xavier Samuel and Bryce Dallas Howard – who will replace Rachelle Lefevre as Victoria in the third film of the series, much to the dismay of many Twilight fans. Huston will also be appearing in the new witchy ABC series Eastwick.

The Twilight Saga: Eclipse starts filming August 17 in Vancouver. The film is slated for release in June of 2010.

You can watch 14 seconds of Twilight Saga: New Moon with its new trailer which was just released.