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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 Latest Photos

How do you know whether Zac Efron wears boxers or briefs? Well, many of you already know because if you are reading this you are probably a major Zac Efron fan.

You could ask his steady teddy, Vanessa Hudgens, but she is not likely to tell you much, if you can even get close enough to ask.

The only way to tell for sure is to watch the photos carefully. The shot on the right is Zac in the ocean, supposedly wearing only his underwear.

But that could be and probably is a plant. He might be wearing those specifically for a fee to advertise a manufacturer’s product.

Manufacturers will pay a celeb like Zac a small fortune just to be seen in public wearing its products. It’s even better than TV endorsements because the public thinks that Zac really wears those shorts himself.

But we have a few sneaky shots of the Zac-muffin outside Disney studios. Zac is unaware that he is being photographed and is just being himself, tha adorable stud-muffin that you have come to know and love.

He casually approaches his Porsche Cayenne S (nice choice in vehicles Zac), and begins his turn towards the driver’s side door.

We manage a close up of Zac’s tiny little butt and what do we see?


His jeans are at low rider height and you get a perfect shot of the real Zac Efron and his very own boxer shorts. No manufacturer’s plant this time, thank you.

Zac Efron throws up the peace sign after 8 hours in the studio

So there you have it. The truth about one of the hottest heart throbs in Hollywood today.

Zac is a boxer man. Who woulda thunk it?

He obviously likes his freedom because that is what boxers provide–total freedom to roam.

Think it wasn’t Zac? Here is one shot from the front to prove it’s our man.


Next we have shots of Zac Efron arriving at LAX airport after a short visit to the big apple as he makes his way through an enormous crush of paparazzi to search for his waiting honey, the one and only Vanessa Hudgens.

Zac Efron hides behind his board at LAX

Amidst the crush of all of the photographers, the 20-year-old star of Disney’s High School Musical I, II and III, remarked, “When did I get so popular?”

You’re kidding, right Zac?

Zac holds up his skateboard to block the shot of some of the photogs, but it is a futile gesture as you can plainly see. For every shot he blocks, at least another 15 photos are taken.

In the next photo Zac holds his cell phone up to his ear. You can just guess what he is saying, “C’mon, Vanessa, where are you? Get me out of this mad house! Gotta find that girl!”

Zac Efron hides behind his board at LAX

Doesn’t that sound like fun? Dragging your gear all over LAX looking for Vanessa Hudgens, who is naturally trying to remain incognito herself. Like there is ever a chance of that. And all of the while paparazzi are taking photo after photo. Snap! Snap! Flash! Snap!

But our favorite Zac in all of the wide, wide world finally connects with that remarkably beautiful Vanessa Hudgens.

She is waiting for him outside and, of course, she is surrounded by all of the paparazzi herself.

Zac is able to squeeze into the waiting getaway car, but their exit is blocked by, what else, all of the paparazzi. But eventually, they manage to nudge their way through the horde and are off.

High School Musical 3 Update – Videos
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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.”

Zac Efron Talks Hollywood and High School Musical 3 – video interview
“You Are the Music in Me” – HSM2 – Video
Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron’s Fairy Tale Love Story – Hawaii Beach Photos
Vanessa Hudgens Talks Showbiz and High School Musical 3 + “Bop to the Top” – Video
Vanessa Hudgens New Album More “Soulful” – Plus “Say Okay” – Video
Vanessa Hudgens “Come Back to Me” – Video
Vanessa Hudgens – the Hollywood Un-Scandal

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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Vanessa Hudgens New Album More “Soulful”

It’s being reported that Vanessa Hudgens has said that her new album has a “more grown-up” sound than her last one. The 19-year-old star of Disney‘s “High School Musical” series expects to have the new album out before the release of “High School Musical 3.”

Said Hudgens, “It’s really fun, R and B, soulful. I’m still waiting to work with the big producers. I’m trying to work out another movie before we start “High School Musical 3” as well, but I’m trying to figure out everyone’s schedule – it’s very complicated.”

Vanessa was the victim of someone leaking nude photos of her back in September, but Disney has stood by her and signed her to a contract to star in HSM3.

Below is Vanessa’s video “Say OK”

So she seems to have bounced back from that un-scandal. The online tabloids created many rumors that she was to be dropped from the HSM series because of the nude photos and that she and boyfriend/co-star Zac Efron were breaking up.

None of the rumors proved to be true since filming of HSM3 begins in January. Plus she and Zac have been photographed together lately many times by the paparazzi in different locations all over LA.

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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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Will Vanessa Hudgens Be Booted From High School Musical?

Vanessa Hudgens’ “High School Musical 3” career could be in trouble. OK! Magazine is reporting that they have the inside dope that Disney is going to dump Vanessa for the filming of HSM3.

Vanessa is one of the stars of “High School Musical 2,” which has been a big producer for Disney on the Disney Channel this year, and Disney is in the process of casting the sequel “High School Musical 3.”

Vanessa has been the victim of someone leaking embarrassing nude photos of her on the Internet this fall, and Disney is very sensitive to anything un-wholesome related to its productions. Previously, Disney denied that it would even consider not bringing Vanessa back.

Now, however, Disney has been quoted saying “We are still in negotiations with all of the ‘High School Musical’ stars.” That could mean that Disney may intend to announce that negotiations failed and they will replace Hudgens. The phrase “still in negotiations” is not the ringing endorsement that Disney expressed only a month ago when the first pictures of Vanessa surfaced on the Net.

A spokesperson for Vanessa denies that Disney is even considering axing the 18 year old beauty. “Totally untrue. It is an old rumor,” the rep reportedly told Access Hollywood. “OK! magazine never bothered to fact check with me but they did call Disney who said it wasn’t true, but yet OK! ran it anyway. Apparently OK! magazine was having a slow news day.”

OK! Magazine is standing by its story claiming it has the inside track.

If Disney intends to keep Vanessa, it will probably issue a statement to that effect soon to quell the latest reports in OK! Magazine. If they do not issue a more definitive denial, Vanessa’s days with HSM may be numbered.

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