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Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron’s Fairy Tale Love Story

Early in 2008 Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron had a fairy tale love story that captured the hearts of teenagers and pre-teens worldwide.


They met when they both starred in High School Musical (HSM), which was a blockbuster movie on the Disney Channel. Vanessa played the starring role of Gabriella Montez and Zac played opposite her starring as Troy Bolton.

Gabriella and Troy shared a love interest in HSM similar to what Vanessa and Zac had in real life. Troy was the high school’s sports hero and Gabriella was a bright student who transferred to East High.


Although Vanessa and Zac were constantly seen together in Los Angeles, blogheads were continually speculating that their romance was over, but they were always been wrong until the couple finally did break up as Hollywood romances often do.

The blockbusters High School Musical 1 and 2 made stars of Vanessa and Zac, and they were among the most searched celebrities on the Internet. They were also followed everywhere by the paparazzi.


And it only promised to get bigger and better for the couple, for Disney had started production on High School Musical 3, which premiered in theaters rather than just the Disney Channel. The couple and HSM were so big that the number of views of their videos on Youtube reached into the tens of millions, which was off the charts even by today’s standards.

Many of the photos on this page were taken from Zac and Vanessa’s vacation in Hawaii in 2007. Zac said that a paparazzo caught him off guard because Zac had not yet realized that the couple was so high on the paparazzi radar.

“At that point it (his stardom) was inconceivable,” Zac said. “I had no idea that anyone could ever care. That happens to, like, big stars. I woke up and my dad told me that I was in a newspaper on the beach, (and) he made fun of me. He said I was ‘frolicking.’”

It appears that the paparazzo made a small fortune on the photos. Zac said that while they were still on vacation in Hawaii, “the photographer left me a note with a disc of all the pictures, and on the note it said, ‘Thanks for the Range Rover!’”

The following video stars Zac and Vanessa, is from High School Musical 2 and is entitled “You are the Music in Me.”


Zac Efron Talks Hollywood at ‘New Year’s Eve’ Premiere

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Zac Efron at ‘New Year’s Eve’ Premiere

Zac Efron, the former star of Disney’s series of High School Musical flicks and still a constant tween heartthrob, stood still long enough at the premiere of the movie, New Year’s Eve, to be interviewed by The Los Angeles premiere of the film took place at Grauman’s Chinese Theatre.

The following is a portion of the Zac Efron interview:

Zac is but one of a menagerie of Hollywood’s Who’s Who appearing in the flick including in no particular order, Halle Berry, Robert DeNiro, Jon Bon Jovi, Katherine Heigl, Hillary Swank, Jessica Biel, Ashton Kutchar, Michelle Pfeiffer, Alyssa Milano, Seth Meyers, Sofia Vergara, Lea Michele, Jim Belushi, Sarah Jessica Parker, Josh Duhamel, Joey McIntyre from New Kids on the Block, Penny Marshall, Ludacris, Hector Elizondo, Ryan Seacrest, Michael Bloomberg, Matthew Broderick, John Lithgow, and many, many others.

New Year’s Eve Trailer, which is hosted by Daily Motion, so it unfortunately includes a 30 second commercial. Sorry, but what can you do?:

Ashley Tisdale Dishes on High School Musical 3 Senior Year – Video

Ashley Tisdale plays the arrogant, domineering drama queen, Sharpay Evans, in High School Musical 3: Senior Year, which is still drawing the teens and tweens in droves to the movie theaters.

The Disney produced film has so far earned $209.8 million worldwide as of 11/23/2008 as the film continues to captivate its young audiences.

Ashley recently dropped her blonde bombshell look for a more serious brunette style. In this video interview, she chats about working for the Disney Channel and about her friendship with co-stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, who portray Troy Bolton and Gabriella Montez in the film.

Ashley also dishes about her Hollywood neighbors, the Jonas Brothers and Miley Cyrus.

Watch the Ashley Tisdale interview now:

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Monique Coleman Talks High School Musical 3 – Video

In a TV interview Monique Coleman talks about film making, romance and High School Musical 3: Senior Year. Since HSM3 has not slowed down much at the box office, we thought we should see what one of the films’ stars, one who is not interviewed quite as much as Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens are, has to say about the film trilogy.

Monique, who turns 28 years old on November 13th, plays Taylor McKessie in the HSM trilogy. Taylor is the best friend of the brainy Gabriella Montez, who is played by Vanessa Hudgens.

Even though she is 28, Monique can easily pass for a high school senior, which is essential for her role since HSM takes place at East High School.

Monique boasts an extensive singing and dance background so she definitely fits right in with the rest of the HSM cast. Monique also insists that she is not dating Corbin Bleu, like so many of the tabloids claim.

But enough talk, let Monique tell it to you:

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Movie Star Zac Efron Attacked in London

Teen heartthrob and movie star Zac Efron was attacked in London on Wednesday night by what some described as a “deranged fan.”

Zac, the star of Disney’s High School Musical (HSM) series was exiting the Apollo Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenue in London’s West End theater district with his long time girl friend and HSM co-star, Vanessa Hudgens. They had just watched Rain Man starring Josh Hartnett.

Suddenly an unlikely fan, a spectacled middle-aged man, began shouting loudly and pointing his finger at Zac. The man, who was quite close to Zac at the time, then lunged for Zac and tried to grab either Zac or his hair.

Fortunately for Zac, a security guard was near enough to step in the way of the attacking man. The guard placed himself between the man and Zac so the hot heartthrob was able to avoid any injury.

Had the security guard not been so close, there is no telling what might have happened. The attacker carried a laptop computer under his left arm and reached for Zac with his right.

Zac is used to throngs of teen-age girls swooning and screaming at him whenever he is seen in public, so the thought of a middle-aged man lunging at him is not something Zac is used to or probably cares to get used to.

It was definitely a taste of the dark side for Zac because one never knows what one lone man is capable of when he is near a celebrity. Thoughts of the death of John Lennon drift in when something like this happens.

According to one witness to the incident, “Some guy was just stood (sic) near the door where Zac and Vanessa emerged.

“He just reached over and grabbed the side of Zac’s head. There was no provocation. It all turned into a bit of a mess.

“He was shouting all kinds of things at Zac. Their security team eventually dealt with it. They had to bundle Zac into a car, but at one point it looked as though the man was going to be pushed into it with him.”

Zac was unhurt during the incident, and the man was initially held by the security staff but was then released. No one reported the attack to the police, which means that the security staff apparently believed that the man was not really so “deranged” after all.

It appears that the incident did not ruffle the young film star who portrays Troy Bolton in High School Musical 3, which is to be released in US theaters on October 24th.

Zac, Vanessa, Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleu are all in the cast of High School Musical 3, and they were all in London for the film’s London premiere, which occurred Tuesday night.

Zac, Vanessa and entourage were spotted eating together at the Floridita restaurant in Soho later that evening.

One of the restaurant’s patrons said Zac “was quite relaxed and looked like he was enjoying himself.”

“Some of them were dancing to salsa music, so they must have put the scuffle out of their minds.”

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High School Musical 3 Update: Zac, Vanessa, Ashley, Corbin, Lucas, Monique – 3 Videos

High School Musical 3: Senior Year is scheduled to hit the big screen in October, and filming is scheduled to be completed by the end of June. But some of us just cannot wait that long.

So we thought we would share a few tidbits about how filming is going, starting with a video about HSM3 behind the scenes.

At the MTV Movie Awards People magazine interviewed Zac Efron, who plays Troy Bolton in HSM3 and who also won an MTV movie award for best breakthrough performance for his role as the heartthrob, Link Larkin, in the movie, Hairspray.

Zac said it is smooth sailing on the HSM3 set. “When I got there everyone was calm, collected. They were working really hard,” Efron said.

“It felt like the first two movies all over again. We just kind of can’t go wrong with Kenny Ortega as our director and leader and our great cast and crew. We’ve got no squabbles to get through.”

People asked Zac about the difference between making movies for the Disney Channel and for what will most likely be a blockbuster hit in movie theaters.

“Everything’s been stepped up a few notches, all the dances, and I think the songs are pretty catchy this time around,” said Zac.

“And it’s our senior year, so we’ve got graduation and prom to look forward to. All fun things to have in a movie.”

As for the fairy tale romance between Zac and his co-star in HSM3, Vanessa Hudgens, who plays the brainy Gabriella Montez, it is still going strong. Zac and Vanessa were seen together at a Utah Jazz basketball game during a break from filming HSM3.

They certainly look cozy in the photo.

Vanessa is hitting the big time in stride, having been named as one of People Magazine’s 100 most beautiful people of 2008. She showed up for the People photo shoot sans makeup.

Said Vanessa, “just recently I’ve learned to be okay with myself without wearing makeup…I started taking care of my skin and realized I didn’t need as much as I thought I did.”

Vanessa has also released her new album, Identified. Vanessa revealed, “This time I did what I wanted to do. I always had a knack for a more soulful, jazzy sound, so right off the bat I wanted to kind of let loose, and come up with a sound no one has heard from me before.”

HSM3 director is Kenny Ortega, who also directed both of the previous HSMs.

Ortega gives credit for his skills to his mentor, Gene Kelly. Said Ortega, “one great thing I learned from Gene Kelly was how to design choreography for the camera versus designing choreography for the stage. Gene used to say there should be a raison d’etre—a reason for being. What’s at the center of everything?”

Our second video is an interview by Access Hollywood with Vanessa Hudgens on the set of HMS3:

Disney has announced that there will be a High School Musical 4. Disney Channel Worldwide President Rich Ross told MTV, “We are writing High School Musical 4.”

Ross said that Disney may not convince the complete original cast to return for a fourth go at HSM. “Are we going to have all the cast back? Probably not. Will we have some of them? I hope so.”

Video #3 is an interview by Access Hollywood with Ashley Tisdale, who plays Sharpay, on the set of HMS3:

Zac Efron told The Rolling Stone in the summer of 2007 that he was not interested in any more HSM after the coming third installment. He prefered to move on to something new.

“If I had to hear the High School Musical songs anymore,” he confessed, “I probably would have jumped off something very tall.”

Although HSM may have countless sequels, Zac said he’d “hopefully not” do many more.

Currently, it appears that very few of the cast intend to return to East High for HSM4. “This is probably going to be the last one for a lot of the cast,” Zac told MTV. “It’s graduation, a lot of us have to move on.”

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Zac Efron Talks Hollywood and High School Musical 3

20-year-old Zac Efron, the male lead in Disney’s High School Musical, High School Musical 2, and the upcoming theatrical release of High School Musical 3, was eating breakfast in a greasy diner in Tolucsa Lake, California.

“This is my favorite place to eat breakfast, because you don’t see the SUVs with the blacked-out windows here,” said Zac.

While hiding his celebrity behind mirrored sunglasses and a brown stocking cap, Zac discussed his strategy for success. “As long as I stay boring, I think I’ll be fine.”

Stay boring? Seriously?

“Yeah, seriously,” he says. “I’m going to try.”

Between bites of scrambled eggs and brown rice Zac almost apologized for his new found Hollywood success.

“I’ve never done interviews like this before,” he said. “I’m still so new to this, it’s literally a one-in-a-million chance that I’m here.”

He is trying hard to be a normal 20-year-old in a town where the gossip media take no prisoners. Any tweener that has seen HSM1 and 2, which is most of them, knows that Zac Efron is no normal 20-year-old.

HSM1 and 2 are arguably the most watched made for television movies in history. The target market is the pre-teen set, and that group of kids refuses to let Zac be any kind of normal.

The term Hollywood idol doesn’t do him justice. He has become a tween heartthrob, and the tweens won’t let him forget it.

The HSM CD is the biggest selling CD of 2006, and Zac plays Troy Bolton, who acts, sings and dances his way into the hearts of his fans, although Zac was not allowed to do the actual singing in HSM1.

“I didn’t even sing on the first album,” he admits. “It wasn’t my voice in the movie. Even though I wanted to do it.”

HSM2, however, is all Zac, including the singing.

Troy is the high school jock who is romantically linked to Gabriella Montez, a brainy transfer student, played by the gorgeous Vanessa Hudgens. Ironically, Zac and Vanessa are also romantically linked in real life too.

Watch and listen to Zac in his own words in the video below.

Zac is already tiring of his role in HSM and seems to be itching to move on to other things.

“If I had to hear the High School Musical songs anymore,” he confesses, “I probably would have jumped off something very tall.”

Although HSM may have countless sequels, Zac said he’d “hopefully not” do many more.

Thankfully, to all of his fans, Zac is signed and primed to star in HSM3, which begins production in January, 2008.

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Vanessa Hudgens Talks Showbiz and High School Musical 3

While down under in Australia recently Vanessa Hudgens talked about show business, celebrities and High School Musical 3.

Vanessa said that she has always wanted to be an entertainer, but she would rather skip the celebrity part.

“I became an actress and started singing and dancing because I truly loved it,” said Vanessa. “I did it because I genuinely enjoy doing it.”

“I did not want to be a celebrity. … I think fame is just something that comes along when you are in something that is such a success.”

“Fame is an interesting thing but my fans are very supportive and I thank them so much.”

“It is a dog-eat-dog world,” said the singer. “People want to know about people’s business; no one really has a sense of privacy because everyone is trying to get into your business.

“And people become jaded and infatuated with Hollywood. I think it happens to a lot of celebrities and it messes with their head.”

Vanessa said the extra attention is not for her. “I don’t like people staring at me all the time and I don’t want people following me around,” she said.

As for HSM3? The word is now that junior year is over with, the East High Wildcats are trying to relax, if they are able to get some decent summer jobs. Troy thinks he has landed a dream job at a country club, Lava Springs. But in reality, Sharpay is using it a way to lure him away from Gabriella.

Troy, the star jock, is played by Zac Efron, Vanessa plays the brainy Gabriella Montez, while Ashley Tisdale plays Sharpay Evans, the drama club queen.

Said Vanessa about HSM3, “It’s their senior year, so there’s going to be graduation – and prom!”

The video below is from High School Musical, Bop to the Top!

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Vote to Fire or Not To Fire Vanessa Hudgens

Do you think Disney should fire Vanessa Hudgens and hire someone new for the filming of High School Musical 3? Register your vote in our totally unscientific poll.

To refresh your memory, Vanessa is that remarkably cute 19-year-old actor that starred along side Zac Efron in High School Musical 2, which has been a big hit on the Disney Channel. The tweens all seem to love it and anything else about HSM2.

Someone leaked photos of Vanessa in the altogether onto the Internet back in September. The photos were taken when she was 15 or 16-years-old, which would probably make them child pornography from a legal standpoint.

Since then, the tabloids, the Hollywood TV shows, and the tablogs or blogbloids (blogs that gossip about Hollywood stars) have been constantly circulating and re-circulating rumors that Vanessa will be fired.

So far, Disney has stuck by her, but some Hollywood insiders insist that Vanessa getting canned is only a matter of time.

Listen to Vanessa’s Come Back to Me video to help keep you mellow while you vote.

It is probably time that the public weigh in on the matter, so now you have a chance to cast your votes in our poll. You get to help decide Vanessa’s fate by voting at our sister site at McCafferty‘s Pub. Results will be published on November 11th.

For more info on Vanessa and Zac Efron try this back link to McCafferty’s Pub.

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Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron Still Together

The tablogs (tabloid type blogs) have persisted in circulating rumors that Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron, the Disney stars of “High School Musical 2,” are splitting up.

VanZac have been systematically denying and countering the rumors by trying to appear in public on occasion, but the tablogs have been relentless.

VanZac deliberately posed for the paparazzi while stopping for gas this weekend. Because the tablogs were basing their rumors on previous photos in which the couple were more frowns than smiles, the two were definitely all smiles this weekend.

They definitely look happy to be together plus they have been denying the rumors of being in splitsville. This will undoubtedly not stop the tablogs, however. It seems that this miniature version of the real media will continue to make up their own stories just to draw readers.

While the patrons of McCafferty’s Pub do not have any inside information, we refuse to publish anything that we know to be untrue. We also do not publish any x-rated photos of Vanessa.

Those photos are out there on the Net to be found if you want to find them, but, since Vanessa was around 15 or 16 years old when they were taken, doesn’t that classify them as child pornography?

In any event, VanZac have managed this un-scandal admirably. All the publicists for the Paris Hiltons and the Britney Spears of the world should take note.

This is how you handle an abusive media that will not let up.

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Have Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron Split Up?

Some of those oh so nasty Internet media outlets (also known as tabloid blogs or tablogs) have been reporting that Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron have broken up their relationship. The cause, of course, would be the pressure caused by Vanessa’s nude and somewhat embarrassing photos that seem to be constantly trickling onto the Internet.

Well, those tablogs can give it up because Vanessa and Zac are doing just fine, thank you. Here are some photos of the resilient couple out and about at the Aroma Café in Studio City, California, on Saturday, September 22, 2007.

The tablogs would love to see VanZac give in to the pressure and go their separate ways because that would give the tablogs more ammunition to aim at the couple. But these photos clearly show the two are still spending time together.

In fact, they look like any other couple that have grown comfortable with each other. Notice how Zac lets Van open her own car door. It must be love!

Vanessa, naturally, looks just as cute as she always does, and she seems to do it without trying very hard. Well, okay. Knee high boots are an exaggeration of necessity in sunny southern California, but other than that she is dressing rather normally.

It was just a few days ago that “OK!” magazine promised that it was splitsville for the two because Van was escorted to a Hollywood Hills party by an “older” man. Well, perhaps he was a body guard or a fill in for Zac while he was in Australia promoting the movie “Hairspray.”

In any event, the rumors of the death of their relationship have been greatly exaggerated, so let’s put that one to rest right now. Let the tablogs go chase some other celebrity.

Hmmm. What has Britney been up to lately anyway?

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Zac Efron to Vanessa Hudgens: I Will Stand By You

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.

Read more about Vanessa’s photo leak.

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.

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