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'Breaking Dawn': Kellan Lutz, Nikki Reed dish on love lives

Kellan Lutz and date Sharni Vinson; Nikki Reed and husband Paul McDonald

At "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" premiere, love was in the air, and not just because adoring fans were hurling themselves toward the franchise's stars: Nikki Reed and Kellan Lutz both walked the black carpet Monday night with their significant others in tow.

Reed, who recently wed former "American Idol" star Paul McDonald, elicited coos from tween onlookers as she ran over to her husband and wrapped her arms around him.

"I feel like we'll be like that for a long time," she gushed immediately after the embrace.

Lutz, meanwhile, showed off his new girlfriend, brunette Sharni Vinson, whom he met during a chemistry read for the film "Step Up 3D."

"We're very fun-loving kids," he smiled. "We just enjoy life. I enjoy being with her."

Lutz had lots to be happy about Monday, as "Immortals" -- the swords-and-sandals epic in which he has a supporting role -- claimed the No. 1 spot at the box office over the weekend. The 26-year-old actor said his experience filming the action film, which took three months to shoot, was happily different than working on the seven-month-long final "Twilight Saga" production.

"You kind of lose your mind when you're working so much," he said of the "Breaking Dawn" filming experience. "You're shooting in a depressing climate kind of because it's winter-time. It's always gloomy. You kind of just get homesick. You get lethargic. You aren't on top of your game. And 'Immortals' was in sunny Montreal in the summer, so I was just really happy to get up every day."

Reed doesn't have any other films currently in theaters, but she's eager to begin her post-"Twilight" career.

"It's not like being in these movies affords you the ability to not have to try and make good movies and work really hard," she explained. "When these are all done, I think we're all still going to have to fight just as hard."

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Photos: Kellan Lutz and date Sharni Vinson, left, and Nikki Reed and husband Paul McDonald at "The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn -- Part 1" premiere in L.A. on Monday. Credits: Getty Images


Nikki Reed, Paul McDonald are married after whirlwind romance

Paul McDonald and Nikki Reed are married

Nikki Reed of "Twilight" fame and Paul McDonald of "American Idol" floral-embroidered-suit fame were married Sunday in Malibu, capping a March-October romance that has nothing to do with their relative ages and everything to do with the whirlwind nature of their relationship.

McDonald, 27, and Reed, 23, got engaged over the summer after meeting in March at the premiere of "Little Red Riding Hood," when he was a contestant on the most recent season of "American Idol." They'd moved in together in May.

"Yesterday was the most amazing day of my life," McDonald said Monday on Twitter. "[E]verything was perfect. I'm officially a MARRIED MAN! Woohoo!"

The bride and groom "couldn't be happier" after getting hitched on a private ranch, surrounded by about friends and family, they told Us Weekly on Sunday. Reed's gown was designed by Tacari, Us reported, a bridal jewelry brand (yes, you read that correctly) that also designed the couple's wedding bands and her engagement ring.

And though McDonald maybe was amazed, Reed related a slightly different vibe: "Yesterday was the most magical day of my life," she tweeted Monday.

Congrats, kids. Keep smiling -- and come November, maybe we'll see you both on the "Breaking Dawn -- Part I" red carpet.

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Photo: Singer Paul McDonald and actress Nikki Reed at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in June. The two got married Oct. 16 in Malibu. Credit: Jason Merritt / Getty Images


Ryan O'Neal says Farrah Fawcett's cancer may have been his family's fault

Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal Nobody knows what causes cancer, but Ryan O'Neal says the cancer that killed Farrah Fawcett may have originated with him and his family, especially the bad vibes around his daughter, Tatum O'Neal.

"There was turmoil during my love affair with Farrah, a lot of it caused by my family, by my kids. All of them, but particularly Tatum," an emotional O'Neal said Monday on "Piers Morgan Tonight."

"And I just think that if she had never met us, would she still be alive today? Because nobody knows what causes cancer."

Fawcett died June 25, 2009, after a long battle with anal cancer, just hours before Michael Jackson's shocking death captured the spotlight. The reality series "Ryan & Tatum: The O'Neals" premiered Sunday night on OWN.

Pictures: Farrah Fawcett, 1947-2009

"Do you really believe that?" Morgan asked.

"I think it's highly possible ... ," O'Neal said. "Maybe it isn't true, but it's possible." Um, sorry Tatum.

While his sons adored Fawcett, especially when they would hide and try to spy on her naked in the sauna, Tatum did not, according to Ryan, who repeatedly mixed up Farrah and Tatum's names during the interview. Fawcett and O'Neal had one son together, Redmond O'Neal, who like his dad has had a number of run-ins with the law.

Did we mention Ryan and Tatum's new reality series launched Sunday on Oprah Winfrey's new network? Yeah, guess we did.

"She didn't smoke, she didn't drink, she exercised every day and she believed in good health," O'Neal told Morgan. "And then we came along, the four of us. And gradually she got -- she got weaker."

Hmm. We will refrain from commentary. Feel free, however, to add your own.

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Photo: Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal in June 1990. Credit: Associated Press


Nikki Reed and singer Paul McDonald are engaged

Nikki Reed is engaged to Paul McDonald

Nikki Reed is engaged to Paul McDonald, the "American Idol" singer known for his raspy voice and his embroidered floral suits.

"He's the one," the 23-year-old "Twilight" star told E! News on the MTV Movie Awards red carpet Sunday night, flashing a diamond ring. "He's the one."

An E! source confirmed the engagement; the two already live together, People reported in May.

"I love him and I don't care," Reed said at an early birthday party, dismissing the idea that their relationship was moving too fast. "I've never met anyone like him," she told People. "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."

McDonald, 26, made it to eighth place on the most recent season of "Idol," with the title eventually going to 17-year-old country crooner Scotty McCreery.

After he was voted off in April, the Grand Magnolias singer spilled the news about his relationship with Reed, saying at a news conference that she was "pumped" he'd been nixed. "She said, 'Dude, you finally get to do your thing and be yourself and be the artist you are.' She is happy about the whole situation. She has been nothing but cool to me."

Cool enough that he wants to keep her around for the long haul, apparently. He's also been inspired to write songs about his lady love, who told E!, "He says he's going to release a Nikki Reed EP."

Question we have to ask: Will Paul get married wearing that white suit with the red roses on it? We'd love it if he did.

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Photo: Actress Nikki Reed and musician Paul McDonald at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday. Credit: Danny Moloshok / Reuters.

 


Paul McDonald off 'American Idol'? Nikki Reed is cool with that

 

Paul McDonald, the first male "American Idol" finalist to be voted out this season, seems to be following Pia Toscano down the path to a swell social life -- with Nikki Reed, in this case.

Toscano was of course spotted out on the town with Mark Ballas of "Dancing With the Stars" the night after her elimination, while on his morning after, McDonald revealed that "Twilight" gal Reed is "pumped" that he's been cut loose.

Paul-mcdonald "She said, 'Dude, you finally get to do your thing and be yourself and be the artist you are,' " the singer said Friday. "She is happy about the whole situation. She has been nothing but cool to me."

Unlike Toscano, who despite some smooching rumors insisted that she and Ballas are "just good friends," 26-year-old McDonald confirmed during a press call Friday that he and Reed -- whose 23rd birthday is next month -- are in fact dating.

"It's officially true," the Grand Magnolias singer said. "She's super cool, man, she's super smart, really cool girl. I'm happy about it. We've been hanging out, here and there, you know we're both pretty busy, but it's been fun so far."

There's more fun to come -- on his way to sit down with Jay Leno on Friday, McDonald tweeted a picture of the ID on his "Tonight Show" perch.

Though some might have tagged Paul the worst -- and you know who you are -- this Ministry minion counted McDonald and his suits and boots among her faves this "Idol" season; we would listen to that scratchy voice any time. Anyone else out there going to miss Mr. "Maggie May"?

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Photo: Paul McDonald performing in his boots and trademark suit for "American Idol" on March 30. Credit: Michael Becker / Fox / Associated Press


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