The Morning Mix: Is ‘Idol’ Hopeful Paul McDonald Dating A ‘Twilight’ Actress?

Becky Bain | April 8, 2011 5:00 am

Did You Hear?

:: E!’s Awful Truth reports that Paul McDonald, American Idol‘s most soft-spoken contestant, is dating Twilight‘s Nikki Reed after a chance encounter on the red carpet at the Red Riding Hood premiere. That should keep him on the show for a long, long time if the Twihards have anything to say about it. [E! Online]

:: Kelly Clarkson heads to South Africa for some charity work. [Prophet Blog]

:: A bunch of animated Transformers do the “Thriller” dance. More entertaining than the last two Transformers movies. [Vulture]

:: Emile Hirsch tries his hand at directing, shoots a video for Daft Punk’s “Alive”. [Just Jared]

After the jump, find out which music acts are performing on the tube today.

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