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Paul McDonald is on record: he's psyched to marry Nikki Reed.

And now Kellan Lutz can confirm that the feeling is mutual.

“I’ve never seen Nikki so happy," Lutz told Ryan Seacrest on his radio program last week. "I’m just so happy for her. It’s great to see, especially in Hollywood, that real lovely happiness or marriage and I hope I’m invited!"

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What about his own love life? Where do things stand with 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord?

“We are both busy and we are both focused on our work," Lutz said.

Hear that, ladies? Sounds like Kellan is single!

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Paul McDonald didn't win a recording contract on American Idol, but the experience did earn him a fiancee.

In an interview with People, the aspiring singer confirmed that he and Twilight star Nikki Reed are engaged. The couple met when this season's Idol finalists attended the premiere of Red Riding Hood.

Paul and Nikki

"I'm getting married – yes – to the lovely Nikki Reed. That's been really exciting," McDonald says. "I'm really pumped up about that. She's an amazing lady, and I'm very lucky to be hanging out with her."

It's been a whirlwind romance, but no wedding date has been set yet. No truth to the rumor, either, that Paul popped the question just to guarantee himself a spot at the Breaking Dawn opening.

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The Twilight Saga may have won huge at last night's MTV Movie Awards, but Nikki Reed was a winner long before she joined her castmates on stage to accept the trophy for Best Movie.

On the red carpet of the ceremony, Reed flashed an engagement ring at E! News Marc Malkin and said of her boyfriend: "He's the one."

That boyfriend - nay, fiance! - of course is American Idol finalist Paul McDonald. The pair only met in March, but, hey, who true love knows no time frame.

Nikki Reed and Paul McDonald

Congratulations to the first ever Twilight/Idol couple! We wish them a lifetime of happiness.

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Paul McDonald will be okay.

Yes, the funky singer got eliminated from American Idol this week. But the aspiring artist has confirmed that he has a famous, beautiful woman to go home to each night. Yes, he really is dating Nikki Reed.

"[She's] supercool," McDonald told Us Weekly of the Twilight star. "She's been real supportive of this whole thing. She's actually pumped up now because she likes my original material way better than all the stuff I do on the show."

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Paul says he and Nikki are "officially dating," but "don't get to see each other too much because [we're] both working so hard."

Is there another Idol/Twilight love connection? Is Lauren Alaina getting it on with Taylor Lautner, as some sources have reported? McDonald has no clue.

"I don't know. I think he's just a fan of Idol in general. He seems like a really cool dude. I don't know too much about that."

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Paul McDonald was not voted off American Idol this week (did you see who was?!?). But the season 10 finalist has another reason to be excited these days, according to E! News sources:

He's dating Twilight Saga star Nikki Reed.

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The pair first met at the premiere for Red Riding Hood (where McDonald is actually caught on camera, admitting he doesn't know who Reed is) and have been "hanging out" ever since.

The actress has been off filming Breaking Dawn in Vancouver, while McDonald is busy in Hollywood these days, but an insider says they keep in touch via Skype. And this could give McDonald a huge Idol advantage.

Can you imagine if all Twihards give him their vote?!? Season. Over.

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Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner at the Hollywood premiere of Eclipse? Handsome.

Kristen Stewart on that same red carpet? Risky.

Ashley Greene and Nikki Reed? Both gorgeous... but only one can be named a winner of this edition of a THG Fashion Face-Off.

Study the beauties below and then vote in our poll. Best of luck, ladies!

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Who looked prettier at the premiere?

 

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Last night, MTV aired its annual movie awards.

Really, though, the show could have been titled the Twilight Saga Event.

Rihanna in Vogue

It featured the first-ever public kiss between Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, along with appearances by Taylor Lautner, Peter Facinelli, Nikki Reed, Anna Kendrick and others.

Kendrick was honored with the evening's Breakout Star trophy... but will she also come out on top in this fashion face-off? We've pitted her against Reed and have left the results up to THG readers. Vote below.

Who looked best on the red carpet?

 

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Kristen Stewart is stuck traveling the globe with Taylor Lautner. That poor, poor girl.

Meanwhile, a bunch of her Twilight Saga castmates gathered together for an interview with Vanity Fair, in which they each dishe on various aspects of the franchise. Let's see what they had to say...

Nikki Reed in Rome

Nikki Reed (Rosalie Cullen), on the appeal of the movies: “Bella and Edward’s love is very taboo and forbidden and I think that kind of represents all youthful relationships, because that’s what all first loves feel like... It’s sort of borderline, like, insane.”

Elizabeth Reaser (Esme), on male co-stars, such as Lautner and Robert Pattinson: “Oh, it gets so old, you have no idea. It has no effect on me. They’re all gorgeous and lovely boys... You just want someone interesting and weird at a certain point. I have a massive crush on Larry David.”

Bryce Dallas Howard (Victoria): “I had seen Twilight innumerable times. After I saw it for the fourth time, one of my best guy friends, for my birthday, made me Post-it notes with Robert Pattinson’s face that said, ‘Live Dangerously,’ because I was so obsessed. My husband actually said to me, ‘Do I need to be worried about this?’”

Ashley Greene (Alice), on Eclipse: “You don’t have to be psychic to know how this movie’s going to do. Obviously, it’s going to be a hit."

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For the last couple weeks, The Hollywood Gossip has looked back at 2009 by naming the finalists for our prestigious, 3rd Annual Celebrity of the Year award.

In this section, we've been paying tribute to the unique stars that made the past 12 months so memorable for gossip followers across the nation and globe.

Now, following last edition's selection of Miley Cyrus in the #2 spot, we've finally reached the top. Drumroll please...

For 2009, THG's Celebrity of the Year is... the New Moon cast!

Critics might say we're copping out by choosing more than one star for this honor, but come on. Everyone involved with the Twilight Saga deserves recognition for turning a book series into the most popular, buzzed-about film franchise in years.

This doesn't always happen. Remember The Golden Compass? Probably not. Starring Nicole Kidman, it was meant as the first installment in a trilogy based on Philip Pullman's His Dark Material novels. A second movie was never even made.

So, what enabled New Moon to gross over $660 million worldwide? A cast of young, fresh, gorgeous, talented and seemingly grounded individuals. Below, we note each actor's 2009 accomplishments:

Robert Pattinson: Might as well start at the top. The British actor has grown into a global phenomenon. He can't walk away from a film set without being followed by countless paparazzi members, his every interaction with women is chronicled like it's a Presidential summit and he was named one of People's 50 Most Beautiful People of 2009.

Over the course of a few months, Pattinson covered Entertainment Weekly, Harper's Bazaar, OK! Weekly, Vanity Fair and Rolling Stone. He's also dating...

Kristen Stewart: She broods, therefore she is. While Stewart had already appeared in a critically-acclaimed movie (Into the Wild) prior to landing the role of Bella Swan, she took on a cult following after her performance in New Moon. Millions of women around the world both love her and hate her for bagging Pattinson, but one thing is clear: they can't take their eyes off her.

Taylor Lautner: He dated Taylor Swift. He rarely wore a shirt. He was actually able to recruit girls away from Team Edward for Team Jacob, based on his bulked-up role in New Moon. Lautner has already signed on for two new movies and appears to have a huge career ahead of him.

Ashley Greene: The actress almost broke the Internet when naked photos of her were leaked online.

Nikki Reed: Probably the least known main star of the franchise. But she's dating Paris Latsis, Paris Hilton's ex, and has been involved in numerous THG Fashion Face-Offs.

Kellan Lutz: Has the best young body in Hollywood and wants to be the next Jason Bourne. Has been involved with 90210 star AnnaLynne McCord and... did we mention his body?

There you have it. It's been an incredible year and we're grateful that so many readers joined us for the ride. We can't think of a better way to end 2009 than with a photo montage that honors these Celebrities of the Year. Click around, enjoy and come back in 2010 for so much more...

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As part of a campaign urging youth to take aim at poverty and disease, the ONE foundation has released a new ad which aired during last night's Gossip Girl.

Fittingly, that show's stars Leighton Meester, Jessica Szohr and Ed Westwick took part in it, along with Ashley Greene, Kellan Lutz and Nikki Reed of the Twilight saga.

Heroes' Hayden Panettiere, Tristan Wilds from 90210, FlashForward cast member John Cho, Tropic Thunder's Brandon Jackson and more rounded out the ad spot: