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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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Funniest Photos of 2007

Here are links to some of my favorite photos from 2007. Most are funny photos, but a couple simply struck me as unique:

Redneck Penguins – People are not alone in embracing the redneck lifestyle. These two penguins rank right up there with their human counterparts. It may not seem like this is a photo, but it is animation, which is a series of images or photos, and that is why it is included here.

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Dog Earred Monkey Business and Cat Nap – This photo touched people the world over and understandably so. Everyone loves a photo that touches the heart.

Redneck High School Reunion – Aah! The practical joke! The photographer who captured this moment should win an award for a photo that plants in the reader’s mind vivid anticipation of a moment coming soon.

Headless Redneck Businessman – How does the saying go? If you can keep your head when all others around you are losing theirs…

Alcoholic Elephants on the Rampage – A rampaging elephant is a sight to behold, but an alcoholic elephant on the rampage is rarer still…until lately. See why.

Creative Redneck Transportation – Here is a motorcycle unlike any other. What would possess your local redneck to manufacture a machine like this?

Funny Photos – These guys do not appear to be very conscientious as firemen go. Hopefully their attitude is a minority one.

Redneck Wireless Telephone Call – When you gotta go you gotta go, but you hate to miss an important phone call at the same time. Here is the solution.

Redneck Mercedes – Leave it to a redneck to degrade a classic vehicle like a Mercedes simply to enable viewing the world sideways.

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Funny Photos – Wrong Place and Time Bloopers


The theme today is being in the wrong place at the wrong time, and the above feline has most definitely hit both wrongs directly on the nose. This is either one remarkably brave cat, one very stupid one, or one very unlucky one.

Our location is probably an obedience school where these pups’ ability to obey their masters’ commands regardless of the temptation to do otherwise is being tested. If only one of those German shepherds loses it, however, they will all lose it, and our poor little kitty is toast.

Yes, Hans, you did see a puddy tat. The begging question is: can you ignore it? Several of the Fidos have that look in their eye, as in “Hey, there’s dinner. Let‘s eat.”

The real question here is how many cats do they lose when the dogs’ obedience is being put to the test? Because this kitty will most certainly need all nine of its lives.


Okay, perhaps the most dangerous part of skydiving is not necessarily whether or not the chute opens.

If this skydiving enthusiast survives this encounter with nature, will he retain his enthusiasm about jumping again? This may be his supreme test about whether he continues to participate in the sport he loves.

I know what you are thinking. It’s a Photoshop moment. If it is, then it is a very good one. Notice the parachutist’s reflection in the water. It is a much less defined reflection and is right where it should be.

This photo looks plenty real to me, and I do not believe that those crocs are going through obedience school training either.

That leaves pilot error or else we have one very gutsy skydiver. Regardless, you could not pay me enough to be in this guy’s chutes right now.

The only way our man can get out of this situation is if someone is standing behind the scenes with a boat or air lift ready to rescue our danger junkie at the last moment.

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The term “freak accident” may be a euphemism here. This is just plain weird. The death of Od is truly quite odd. I think everyone wanted to say that so I just got it out of the way.

Have you ever swallowed a gnat on a humid summer evening? This situation is something like that, except on a much grander scale.

My question is “Did Od have to die.” Why couldn’t they have immediately shot Hilda the hippo and gutted her? Od would have been in her belly only a couple of minutes if they had acted right away.

It is because Hilda was probably worth more to the circus than Od was. Once again, money is the determining factor about who lives and who dies.

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The following video contains animal bloopers of a far less dire nature.

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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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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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Register Your Vote to Fire or Not Fire Vanessa Hudgens

Should Disney 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 is a huge hit on the Disney Channel. The tweens all seem to love it and anything else about HSM2.

Someone leaked photos of Vanessa in her completely natural state 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 blogoids (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.

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 in the sidebar column to the right. Results will be published on November 11th.


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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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Redneck High School Reunion


If one ordinary picture is worth a thousand words, this photo should be worth one dictionary. We have all seen some Gatorade moments on the sidelines of football games, but this moment is about to be priceless.

You get the invitation to your high school reunion, and you think, “yeah. Why not go?”

Well, here is your reason because this is about to be one wet get together.

Notice how everyone is smiling–except for that one stick-in-the-mud towards the bottom right side. Do you think he knew what was about to happen? One can only guess.

There had to have been a choice few who knew what was up because it is almost impossible to keep that many folks in the dark on something this big and this wet. That fellow on the far left appears to have the biggest smile of all. Could it be that he deliberately positioned himself far enough away from the waterfalls so that he remained high and dry?

Or perhaps this is someone’s idea of an involuntary wet t-shirt contest. If that is the case, then the only winners are the ones on the roof.

Regardless of who knew what in advance, this will be one unforgettable reunion.

What do you think they will have planned for the next year?