The Celebrity Dirt - 04.27.11

On tonight's American Idol, Casey Abrams, Lauren Alaina, James Durbin, Jacob Lusk, Scotty McCreery and Haley Reinhart pair off to sing duets from the Carole King songbook. Who will make the earth move? Can James top his take on Muse from last week? 

A man opened fired at the production team of the Spike TV reality show Repo Games Monday in Las Vegas. Carlos Barron, who was arrested and charged with attempted murder, was reportedly angry because a van was parked in front of his house while the crew filmed a few doors down from him. No one was hurt. 

Gwyneth Paltrow is the new face of Coach. She'll be the brand's ambassador for its international 70th anniversary campaign this fall and next spring.

A Celebrity’s Twitter saves a life -- Donnie Wahlberg from New Kids on the Block was able to help find a NEW KIDNEY for an extremely sick fan ... a tweet from the fan's best friend who was trying to raise awareness about the girl's dire situation -- one of her kidneys was failing ... fast. Donnie retweeted the link to his 183,000 followers, asking for help ... prompting a barrage of phone calls to Vanderbilt University Medical Center where the girl -- named Bobbette Miller -- was being treated. According to the Boston Herald, the calls yielded SIX matches -- and she is now scheduled for a 

AFLAC is back -- with a new voice for its famed duck. The insurance company announced yesterday that it's going with a 36-year-old radio station sales manager from Hugo, Minnesota to replace comedian Gilbert Gottfried, Dan McKeague was entry number 5,184 of the 12,500 people who auditioned live and online. He'll earn a low six-figure annual salary for a week or two of working in voicing the Aflac duck.

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