Paul McDonald Scores First Post-Idol Gig

Who needs “American Idol” when you have a celeb girlfriend with connections going to bat for you. Recent Idol-eliminee, Paul McDonald, landed his first post-Idol gig thanks to Twilight’s Nikki Reed. The fact these two are even dating, blows my mind. Just a few weeks ago at the “Red Riding Hood” premiere, Reed went up to McDonald and gushed about how much she loved his music. The funniest part was McDonald had no idea who she was. I guess Paul isn’t a Twi-hard.

When Nikki Reed’s “Twilight” co-star and on-screen father, Peter Facinelli, told her, he was looking for music for his new movie, Reed suggested her new lover for the job. After checking out Paul’s stuff, Facinelli tapped the Nashville singer to contribute music for his new film’s soundtrack. McDonald’s music was a perfect fit for “Loosies“, a film written, produced and starring Facinelli. It revolves around a pickpocket in New York who reconsiders his lifestyle after a one-night stand results in a pregnancy.

When Paul revealed his new relationship with Reed during his elimination interviews, he mentioned Nikki was pumped about Paul leaving Idol. She said, “Dude, you finally get to do your thing and be yourself and be the artist you are.” And I guess the artist he’ll be is one who writes for movie soundtracks. LOL. I wonder if Nikki received a referral fee for hooking McDonald and Facinelli up. I’m sure Paul rewarded her with some bedroom action.