Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens’ co-star in “High School Musical 2” and also her real life boyfriend, has promised her his support and is quoted in Life & Style Weekly magazine as telling Vanessa “I’ll stand by you.”
Vanessa has been the object of media and blogosphere derision since a nude photo of her was leaked on the Internet last week. The Disney Channel, which is where HSM 2 has been playing since this summer, has promised that the photo was not a deal killing problem, has dismissed the photo leaking incident as water over the dam and is sticking by Vanessa.
Once the media pounced on the photo leak story, Vanessa fled to Australia to be with Zac, who was there promoting the movie “Hairspray.” Vanessa reportedly “freaked out” about the photos and looked “shell shocked” according to a Melborne, Australia, resident who spotted the couple together.
Now the New York Daily News is reporting that additional photos were leaked onto the Internet this week showing Vanessa touching another girl’s breast and kissing a third girl.
Vanessa has been so embarrassed about the photos that she canceled an appearance on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show on Thursday night.
Because both Vanessa and Zac are tween mega stars, the pre-teen set are reportedly even more enamored with the couple because Zac has promised to stand by his girl. How romantic is that?
The real question here is who hates the 18-year-old Vanessa so much that he or she would resort to leaking these photos onto the Internet? There has been little speculation about the source of the photos, but after thorough investigation, the patrons at McCafferty’s Pub have come up with a few possibilities:
Here are the top ten possible sources of the Vanessa Hudgens photo leaks:
10) The George Bush administration. It is rumored that Karl Rove set this plan into action prior to his recent resignation from the White House. The logic is that any news that draws attention away from the Iraq war is worthwhile.
9) Osama Bin Laden. Osama’s faulty logic is that nude photos of movie stars will undermine the world’s devotion to anything Hollywood. Obviously, Bin Laden doesn’t know much about Hollywood.
8) Britney Spears. Britney felt that getting another star into trouble would draw attention away from her foolish behavior.
6 & 7) Lindsay Lohan and Paris Hilton for the same reasons Britney had.
5) The Disney Channel. The Disney folks supposedly still believe that even bad publicity is good publicity in Hollywood.
4) Vanessa herself. It is possible that Vanessa also believes the any publicity theory.
3) Zac Efron. Zac is looking like a hero because he has promised to stand by his gal. What better reason is there to leak the photos?
2) Zsa Zsa Gabor’s husband Frederic Van Anhalt because it is said that Frederic intends to claim that he is Vanessa’s real father. He reportedly wants to come to Vanessa’s rescue, and claiming to be her father will give him the publicity he so desperately seeks.
1) Michael Vick. It is theorized that the suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback has been staging fights between 18-year-old starlets and thought that releasing the photos might help promote his starlet fights.