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It’s been a while since I’ve checked in with our boy Zac, but Defamer has some rather disturbing pictures of him this morning. Check out the before and after:
Why, Zac, what big guns you have! Are those all natural? Defamer doesn’t think so, but I have faith in you. You wouldn’t be tempted by The Juice, would you? WOULD YOU??
A friend of mine just sent me a little project she created on makemebabies.com. I think my hypothetical Zefron love child is sort of handsome, no?
I guess this was announced while I was under a rock somewhere, but High School Musical, the reality show, is premiering in one month!
“This summer’s reality show, Disney’s “High School Musical: Get in the Picture”, will award one prize winner the chance of a lifetime — he or she will literally “get in the picture” when that person stars in a music video shown in the end credits of the feature film, Disney’s “High School Musical 3: Senior Year,” opening this fall. In addition, the winner will also receive an exclusive talent hold agreement with ABC and a recording contract for two singles with Walt Disney Records, one of which will be a version of the song from the music video.
Hosted by Nick Lachey, the television series debuts on ABC on Sunday, July 20 (8:00-9:00 p.m., ET) … During the series, finalists will ultimately participate in a summer music program to hone their skills, and one talented newcomer will become a part of “High School Musical” history.”
The Variety article says “appearances by the franchise’s stars [are] likely,” so the only two questions remaining are: 1) Where can I sign up, and 2) Is there an age limit? Unless of course the “stars” that will appear are Taylor and Kelsey, in which case, I’d rather stay home and watch the DVD one more time.
Just for fun, here is the deleted scene from HSM2. Anyone else think this was the best part of the film?
“High School Musical” star Zac Efron has been rushed to the hospital, Access Hollywood has learned.
Efron, 20, was taken to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in LA suffering from appendicitis.
“Zac had is appendix removed and is recuperating,” a rep for the actor told Access.
I sure hope “appendicitis” isn’t Tisdale-ian code for “ab sculpting.” Although, I hear lypo can be dangerous too, so Zac, my thoughts and prayers are with you in your hours of need. If you need a little Florence Nightengale, gimme a ring. Wink!
School is back in session for East High seniors Gabriella and Sharpay, as both Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale will reprise their roles in “High School Musical 3,” reports UsMagazine.com.
Tisdale, 22, and Hudgens, 18, were under no contractual obligation to return for a third go-round and were both engaged in serious negotiations when nude and revealing photos of Hudgens leaked online in September, sparking rumors that Hudgens would be replaced by either Adrienne Bailon or Sabrina Bryan, both members of Disney Channel’s the Cheetah Girls. (Both are busy, meanwhile, filming their own movie project, “Cheetah Girls 3: Indian Adventure!”)
But getting the right girls for the roles may have come at a price for Disney, as both stars are set to earn “substantial increases in pay,” according to the Web site. Co-stars Zac Efron, Corbin Bleu and Monique Coleman are in negotiations.
Originally slated to be a spooky, haunted adventure, “High School Musical 3” will instead follow Troy, Gabriella, Chad and the rest of the gang through their senior year at East High, as they sing and dance their way to graduation. The threequel will be the first in the hugely popular Disney series to get a theatrical release.
Gradu-dancin’ it is then! But what’s up with Zac still being in negotiations? Holding out for more money? Or realizing this is sure to be a career-stalling schlock-fest? I love HSM as much as the next twelve-year-old, but I kind of wish they’d just spin it into a weekly TV series, and leave the theatrical release alone already. Sure I’d throw a screening party for it in my own living room, but schlepping to the theater and paying $12? There better be a lot of shirtless, Gradu-kissin scenes.
You can read the full story here, but I think it’s more fun to just look at the picture and imagine all the things our Zacy-poo might be daydreaming about.
Australia’s Daily Telegraph is doing their best to keep hope alive that Zac and Vanessa are kaput, for reals.
Visiting teen idol Zac Efron told one brunette he’s changing his flight home: “so I can meet more hotties like you”.
Hm, sounds like Zac may have just been his showing off his naturally flirtatious and charming side. Especially since we all know he was seen with Vanessa just a few days after this article was published, out on the town for his birthday. Check out the gallery on that last link. Neither of them look very happy though, do they?
It’s Zac Efron’s birthday! And all the stars seem to be lined up in his favor. Check it out:
(Sep 24 – Oct 23)
‘Bop to the top.’ So sing the cast of High School Musical, who include your fellow Libran Zac Efron. It’s not exactly the world’s most intellectually challenging song or, indeed, movie. Still, though, it’s a fair summary of the approach that you now need to take. You are entitled to feel confident. You may even permit yourself a slight swagger. In one key area of life, things are starting to go well for you. Deservedly so. There has been a long struggle. In celebrating this, you are not showing arrogance, merely gratitude.
So, Zac, today is your day for a confident swagger. Put the breakup/hook up rumors out of your mind, and revel in your awesomeness.
The ladies choice indeed!
In the best news I’ve heard since reports that HSM3 might be called High School Musical: Gradu-dancin!, it’s now being reported that Vanessa Hudgens, aka Gabriella, aka Boring Girl, will not be returning for the threequel.
“Disney finally decided that they don’t want her back,” an insider reveals to OK!. “They feel that as long as Zac Efron is in the movie, all will be fine. He’s the real star — the household name — and, most importantly, he comes without baggage.”
The source also reports that one of the Cheetah Girls — Adrienne Baillon, 23, or possibly 23-year-old Sabrina Bryan — will take Vanessa’s place. “The producers think that after Dancing With the Stars, Sabrina will be more famous than Vanessa.”
Adding fuel to the fire, Adrienne played coy with OK! when confronted with the information. “I love working with Disney,” she said. “I’m trying to convince Disney to let the whole Disney circle of stars in. I’m just trying to convince Disney to let your Zac and Codys and your Brenda Strongs join High School Musical. We all come in and invade their high school; that would be pretty hot. Put us all together in a feature film!”
Whoa, whoa, whoa there Adrienne Baillon. First of all, I have no idea who you are. Secondly, keep your GD Zach and Cody OUT of my High School Musical! That movie is only big enough for one Zac, and I think we all know which one I mean.
Alright, I promised pictures, but stills couldn’t really do justice to the majesty that is High School Musical: The Ice Tour. Behold:
If you want to check out some of the other videos, they are all up on Youtube.
This might be an old-ish story, but the rumor mill has been surprisingly quiet on the Zanessa front lately. I’m sure with the HSM: Ice Tour launching, Disney wanted to shy away from any negative publicity. Anyway, check out what Ok! Magazing has to say about the state of America’s (least?) favorite union:
Last week, when OKmagazine.com first reported the unfortunate news that High School Musical co-stars and offscreen sweethearts Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens had gone their separate ways (click HERE for original story), the reasons behind the split were still vague. But now, after much investigation, OK! can report who did the dumping — and why. ”Zac ended it,” an insider close to the pair reveals exclusively to OK!. And the reason? Not shockingly, the 19-year-old actor wasn’t too happy when nude pics of his barely legal gal pal started popping up all over the internet. But this isn’t the first time Zac’s turned his back on the gorgeous brunette. For all the gory details about their roller coaster relationship, and why friends think this isn’t the last time they’ll split, check out the new issue of OK! — on sale everywhere Thursday.
Okay, so Vanessa’s rep said the original story wasn’t true. Of course they are going to say that! I’m going to go ahead and assume my Zacy-poo is single. And then I am going to put on my Wildcat cheerleader outfit, and go see HSM: Ice Tour tomorrow! Woot! Stay tuned for pics!
Exciting news! Filming for High School Musical 3 begins in January, according to OK! magazine.
“The script is getting written — it starts in January, and it’s a feature film,” HSM’s Jason (Ryne Sanborn, 18) said at the world premiere of High School Musical: The Ice Tour in NYC on Sept. 29. “[But] I haven’t gotten a call saying, ‘We want you to do it.’”
Olesya Rulin, 21, aka piano player Kelsi, added, “It if happens, I’ll be ecstatic to be in the third one.”
OK! also reports, “After the Vanessa Hudgens nude photo scandal, and the rising profile of series star Zac Efron, Kaycee Stroh, 23, who plays Martha, hopes the cast remains the same. ‘Our fingers are crossed because we love each other. The chemistry’s great with the 10 of us.’”
According to Life & Style, Zac is being offered $3.25 million dollars to star in HSM3 and Vanessa, a measly $1.3 million dollars. Chump change, people!
According to IMDB, two of the film’s working titles are High School Musical 3: Gradu-Dancin and Haunted High School Musical. Do you like any of those titles?
Oh wow, they are shooting in less than 3 months, and they script is “being written”? That is going to be some top-of-the-line material, there. And, Gradu-Dancin?? Seriously? Now they’re just making crap up! Zac better get every penny of that $3.25 million, he’s going to deserve it.
In case you missed it, here is SNL’s parody of HSM. LaBron James is about as wooden as the gym floor, but he does manage to kill his punchline.
Is it just me, or has Fred Armisen totally nailed the part of Chad? Someone’s been studying!
Lest you forget, High School Musical: The Ice Tour is currently toe-looping its way around the country. Book your tickets now!
Burr Steers has signed on to direct “High School Musical” supernova Zac Efron in the New Line comedy “17.” According to the industry trade papers, Jason Filardi wrote the film, which harkens back to the classic body-swapping genre of the mid-70s and late-80s. The story focuses on a grown man who wakes up one morning to find that he’s 17 again, forcing him to relive high school.
Oh no. He has to relive high school looking like Zac Efron. Poor baby.
Adam Shankman, who recently directed Efron in the musical hit “Hairspray,” is producing. Shooting on “17” is likely to begin by the end of the year.
Oh boy, a non-HSM Zac Efron project to look forward to! But with shooting beginning before the end of the year, this leaves me very little time to find out where the shooting locations are, quit my job, apply to be a production assistant, and assume full-time stalking activities. Better get cracking now!
Zac Efron has turned down a role in the movie version of High School Musical, reports claim.
The actor and girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens were rumoured to have been offered $1 million each to star in the film adaptation of the made-for-TV smash. But a source told the New York gossip column PageSix: “[Disney] are only offering them $1 million each. Zac and Vanessa aren’t going to do it.”
A representative of the studio said talks are ongoing with the whole cast, adding: “We don’t comment on the specifics of negotiations.”
Efron recently admitted that he is fed up of hearing the songs from the show.
Okay wait, WHY are they doing a movie version of the first High School Musical? And with the same cast? I mean, I get that there is a lot of room for improvement, but fans of the movie can just watch the DVD. Or catch it on the Disney Channel. Or watch the stage show. Or the HSM: On Ice extravaganza. If Disney wants theatrical revenue so badly, they should just release the original version and do special sing-a-long screenings, a la Rocky Horror Picture Show. Why ruin the magic with a shitty remake starring someone other than Zac Efron, who, let’s face it, makes the first movie worth watching.
Sideabar, what is Vanessa doing in this photo? Put away the bullhorns sweetie, “badass” looks awkward on you.
Today’s the day, High School Musical fans!! The made-for-television event nineteen months in the making is debuting tonight on the Disney Channel! I’m ungodly excited, even if I am way too old to be obsessed with such things. Oh well, a little childish enthusiasm never hurt anyone, right?
And just incase it’s been a while, and you’ve forgotten the nonsensical, low-budget, corny grandeur of the original movie, TelevisionWithoutPity has you covered. It’s a must read!
What has happened to serious journalism? First Rolling Stone puts “The New American Heart Throb” on their cover, and now Time Magazine is sporting an article titled “How Zac Efron Became the Cutest Guy Ever.” Not that I am complaining, but seriously, isn’t there a war on? Or a crooked politician? Or some kind of natural disaster, that should be getting this kind of coverage?
The article doesn’t really tread any new territory, but there is one passage I particularly liked:
Leesa Coble, the editor of Tiger Beat and Bop, thinks he’s already phased out of her demo. “When people are on the cover of Rolling Stone and in People, that’s sort of a sign for us that the peak has happened for our readers,” she says. “You don’t want to like what your parents like.”
Oh Leesa. She truly doesn’t understand, does she? As an entire generation of David Cassidy fans can attest, love for America’s New Heart Throb never goes out of style.
I just wanted to take a moment to address the crazy rumor going around that Zac Efron is dating Nikki Blonsky, his co-star in Hairspray. I believe the root of that stems from this clip from Much Music.
Take a moment and watch it. Listen to what they are saying. There is nothing in this clip that makes me believe they are dating. In fact, I am going to put on my conspiracy cap and say, if anything, this clip proves that he is not dating anyone. If he were with Vanessa Hudgens, do you think he would have given Nikki such a juicy kiss? If you were Vanessa, wouldn’t you be pissed at that?
Also, notice how he wipes his mouth after they kiss. Boyfriends don’t do that after kissing girlfriends. Sorry Nikki lovers, but it’s not happening!
I’m sure everyone has their three copies of Rolling Stone by now (one to read, one to save, and one to… uh… use however you want), but if you haven’t checked out the official Rolling Stone website, you’re TOTALLY missing out. They have an exclusive Zac Efron video, featuring clips from the new High School Musical (countdown: 3 days, 10 hours, 52 minutes), as well as commentary about his lovelife, his fans, and what he does when he runs errands (SPOILER: he takes his suits in to be dry cleaned! Shocking!).
Click the above image to play. Fellow conspiracy theorists, notice the silver ring on his right hand, as he fussily plays with his bangs. Commitment ring? According to the article he’s wearing it because a “female friend” asked him to. Vanessa? Or Ashley? What do you guys think?
Zac Efron, you’ve finally made it! Showing your abs on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, under the headline of “The New American Heart Throb”?! Does it get any better than this? Also, when did Rolling Stone magazine turn into Teen Beat?
Did teen heartthrob Zac Efron enjoy watching Ashley Tisdale choke?
This is the line that got me hooked into reading this article, about Zac’s upcoming issue of CosmoGirl. I thought it was going to be some scandalous reference to Zach testing Ashley’s gag reflex, but alas. He was being metaphorical.
Zac loved watching the adorable Ashley freeze up during a scene. He says, “[In the movie] I had to sink a 30-foot PGA tour golf putt. It took the golf pro eight tries–but I sank it on my first try! That’s really my putt that you see in the movie. Another time, Ashley [Tisdale] had to swing and miss–but she let go of the club and it went flying towards a crew member. It was hilarious watching Ashley completely choke.”
The cast of High School Musical was on Good Morning America this morning, and I happen to think this clip is pretty interesting (just the beginning, you don’t have to watch the whole thing).
Why wouldn’t Zac and Vanessa say they are dating each other? Surely that would be the ideal platform to go public. Also, I didn’t notice any commitment rings. And does it seem strange that they weren’t standing together? I hate to be a conspiracy theorist, but… it’s clear this is all a sham, designed to cover up the fact that Zac Efron Secretly Loves Me.
Efron has vowed his commitment to Hugdens by presenting her with a commitment ring. He adds, “Exchanging rings is far easier than getting tattoos.”
The only silver lining I see here, is the subtext. Vanessa probably totally wanted to get a ZAC 4EVA tattoo, and ol’ Zacypoo was like, “uh, does that seem a tad… permanent… to you?” This relationship is so doomed. Besides, commitment ring? Please, that is so 1952. Why didn’t he just pin her and ask her to go steady? Okay, you’re right, he probably already pinned her… ZING!
Okay, you all know I love him, but Zac Efron’s hair couldn’t get any gayer if it started turning tricks on Santa Monica Blvd. Don’t let it come to this, Zac. No one wants to see your mop top getting free monthly AIDS testing at Out of the Closet.
Zac Efron to People.com:
“I don’t know what it was with Vanessa, but we kind of clicked from the very beginning.”
Efron and Hudgens are now working the same magic off the set. Last week they got cozy at the L.A. premiere of Hairspray, in which Efron plays hunky Link Larkin. The couple watched the film together and held hands as they worked their way through the afterparty on the UCLA campus.
Dude! I was just applying the final glitter letters to the “Will You Marry Me? Check Yes or No” banner I was going to hang in front of Zac Efron’s house, and now this? He and Vanessa are still together? What happened to the fighting? The belittling? Have some dignity, Vanessa, we all know how he treated you. Set him free, so a real woman (not naming any names) can teach him how to love.
NOTE: I love when you guys leave comments, but please, for your own safety, don’t post your phone numbers and addresses! If Zac wants to get ahold of any of you, he can contact me and I will give him your email address.