Articles for High School Musical Season 3

Fans of High School Musical already know that Nintendo has released a few games based on the popular movie series. In the Nintendo DS game, High School Musical: Making The Cut, the six friends at East High travel around the country to win the America’s Best Amateur Musical award. In the Nintendo Wii game, High School Musical: Sing It, which was nominated for a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award this year, players get to sing along with their favorite High School Musical songs. The better a player performs, the more they can unlock. This Tuesday, a new game will hit stores based on High School Musical 2. Read more »
Imagine if your school asked you who you would most like to see in concert. You could choose anybody you wanted. Imagine that you wanted to see High School Musical stars live and in person and your school actually listened to you! That’s exactly what happened in the Penncrest school district in Pennsylvania. In two separate polls, Vanessa Hudgens and Corbin Bleu were at the top of the list. The two have agreed to perform at the Crawford County Fair this August in Meadville, PA. Read more »
Don’t get too attached to the name, High School Musical: Summer Session. When ABC released some information about the upcoming reality competition series, they said that it was just a working title. Might I suggest, High School Musical: Bop To The Top? Well, I liked it! This week, Nick Lachey was named the host of the new television show. Lachey is an ideal host, having been part of a successful boy band that won over millions of fans in the late 1990s. Last year, he won NBC’s Clash of The Choirs and wrote an original song for the television movie, Oprah Winfrey Presents: Mitch Albom’s For One More Day. Read more »
This past Sunday, a massive crowd gathered in Long Beach, California to audition for High School Musical: Summer Session. Teens from many different states, from Wisconsin to Washington, got in line for their chance to get on the show. High School Musical: Summer Session show will air on ABC this summer and will be hosted by Nick Lachey. The winner of the show will get to be a part of the High School Musical franchise, though the exact prize has yet to be announced. The show opted to have only two massive casting calls, as opposed to a nationwide search, with stops in several cities. An upcoming audition will be held a week from tomorrow in Orlando. Read more »
October 24th, 2008 can‘t come soon enough for High School Musical fans.  That‘s the day that the third installment of the wildly successful movie hits the big screen nationwide.  This morning, the cast members, along with director/choreographer Kenny Ortega, gathered together for a press conference.  The press tried to sneak in a question about the Miley Cyrus photo scandal, but Vanessa Hudgens refused to weigh in and kept them focused on the subject at hand: their upcoming movie.  The poster for HSM3 was revealed and the cast members chatted away about how excited they were to get to work on their last film together. Read more »
Fresh from the High School Musical 3 press conference on Friday, the cast of the highly successful made-for-TV movie headed out to Utah to shoot their third installment, which will hit the big screen for the first time this October.  During the press conference, the cast talked about some major developments in the plot and characters of the third movie, which will follow the Wild Cats in their last year in high school.Vanessa Hudgens, who plays squeaky clean and super sweet Gabriella Montez since High School Musical‘s debut in January 2006, says that the third movie is “the last chapter for the Wildcats.”  Nonetheless, she says it‘s good to be back in Utah, as it definitely “feels like home—being back here with everyone, it‘s amazing.” Read more »
With the huge success of the first High School Musical movies, and a third set to hit the big screen, one might think that the cast has developed egos or take their fame for granted. Not so, says the cast. “We really are all friends,” said Lucas Grabeel in a recent interview. The cast of High School Musical 3 took ABC News behind the scenes as they rehearsed and filmed their scenes and songs. They dished on the plot, the costumes, the rehearsals, and what makes the third movie so much better than the first two! Read more »
Zeke Baylor may have to take a backseat to his more popular friends, Troy Bolton and Chad Danforth at East High, but the actor who plays him got his own moment in the spotlight this week. High School Musical fans from Michigan were in for a treat when Chris Warren Jr. made appearances at four local schools in the Grand Rapids area. His visit was part of a grant program called the Meijer Good Schools for Grand Rapids, which rewards excellent schools in the area. While visiting, Warren gave the students advice about life and also talked about everyone’s favorite subject, High School Musical. Read more »
For those of you that are excited by the news that High School Musical will return for a 4th movie, you better get used to a new class at East High. The current gang plans to move out and move on after they graduate in the upcoming High School Musical 3, set for an October release date in movie theaters nationwide. Star Zac Efron is looking forward to the latest movie tell People magazine, “It‘s our senior year, so we‘ve got graduation and prom to look forward to. All fun things to have in a movie.” He also told MTV that this film would be his last, and that many of his costars share his sentiment. Read more »
For the most part, life has been good for Ashley Tisdale since hitting it big. She has starred on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and, most notably, has played Sharpay Evans in the High School Musical movies. She has released an album and performed on the DisneyMania soundtracks. Coming up, she’ll receive top billing in several movie projects, developed especially for her. However, fame often comes with a price and Tisdale has been the subject of tabloid gossip from her plastic surgery to her relationships. Recently, the harshest story has hit the internet, with rumors flying that Tisdale was suffering from a very serious illness. Read more »
It should come as no surprise that Forbes magazine named Oprah Winfrey its most powerful celebrity.  After all, last year, she banked an unbelievable $275 million.  Though ratings for her talk show have slowly declined, Oprah is smart enough to pursue other business ventures to ensure her success.  Next year, she‘ll unveil The Oprah Winfrey Network, which is partnered with Discovery Communications.  She has a 3 year, $55 million deal with XM Radio and her Harpo production company is responsible for the success of The Dr. Phil Show and The Rachael Ray Show.  Tiger Woods, Angelina Jolie, Beyonce Knowles, and David Beckham rounded out the top 5.  This year, tweens made a strong showing on the list, especially those that hail from The Disney Channel. Read more »
Zac Efron is certainly a heartthrob by any girl’s standards. He always plays the good looking, popular guy at school, i.e. Troy Bolton or Link Larkin. He picked up the 2007 Teen Choice Award for Choice Male Hottie. He can’t seem to walk two feet in public without hearing screams from his female fans. Yet, Star magazine paints a different picture of this guy that anyone would be lucky to get their hands on. Apparently, the High School Musical star has a bad habit that may turn the female population and may even be putting a strai on his relationship with Vanessa Hudgens. Read more »
Last night, ABC aired a special showing of the Disney Channel Original Movie, Camp Rock, as part of their Wonderful World of Disney series. After the movie aired, The Jonas Brothers hosted a 30-minute special entitled “Disney Rocks The Summer”. Kevin, Nick, and Joe gave viewers a sneak peek of what they can expect this summer from The Cheetah Girls: One World to the making of “Burnin’ Up”, the new Jonas Brothers video, to an extra long preview of High School Musical: Get In The Picture! Read more »
Last week, High School Musical fans jumped to the defense of star Zac Efron when Star magazine attacked his personal hygiene.  According to the gossip mag, a source on the High School Musical 3 set said that Zac was not a fan of showering, which made him pretty gross.  "When he gets lazy, he likes to clean himself with baby wipes,” the insider revealed.  Efron probably didn‘t have to worry that anyone would believe the story since friends and fans alike know how much time he puts into making sure he looks good.  The story claimed that Zac‘s odor was putting a strain on his relationship with Vanessa Hudgens but this week, she sat down with Newsweek and strongly denied the rumors as well as opened up about those closest to her. Read more »
High School Musical sweethearts Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have had to spend a little time away from each other as the holiday weekend approaches. Hudgens is out promoting her new album, Identified, which hit stores yesterday. Her first video from the album, “Sneaknight”, premiered on The Disney Channel last month. This week, she made appearances in New York City on Good Morning America, Live with Regis and Kelly, and MTV’s TRL. Yesterday, she hit Chelsea Piers for a promotional photo shoot. Whenever she encountered a reporter, she was more than happy to talk music and High School Musical 3, but not boyfriend Zac Efron. Read more »
Troy Bolton, Gabriella Montez and the rest of the gang will soon make their way to the big screen as Disney presents High School Musical 3: Senior Year.  But while the next installment of the popular Disney franchise isn‘t due in theaters until October 24, here‘s a teaser photo that will hopefully ease the long wait.High School Musical 3: Senior Year, for those who are not familiar, will feature Troy (Zac Efron) and Gabriella (Vanessa Hudgens), now high school seniors, as they face the prospect of being separated from each other when they go off in different directions after graduating from East High School.  They will also be joined by the rest of the Wildcats, including Sharpay Evans (Ashley Tisdale), Ryan Evans (Lucas Grabeel), Chad Danforth (Corbin Bleu), Taylor McKessie (Monique Coleman), and others, as they stage an elaborate spring musical reflecting their experiences, hopes, and fears about the future. Read more »
After struggling with the controversial nude photos that nearly killed her career, Vanessa Hudgens has recovered from that unfortunate episode in her life and is now taking Tinsel Town head up.  Now at 19, her wildest dreams are coming true with the much-awaited Disney film franchise High School Musical 3: Senior Year, her upcoming movie Rock On and the release of her sophomore album, “Identified,” all these while going strong with boyfriend and High School Musical co-star Zac Efron.“It really is [coming true].  I couldn‘t ask for anything more…my dreams are coming true.  And it‘s crazy because I‘m still only 19. I can‘t wait to see what the future will bring,” Hudgens said in an interview with ABC‘s Good Morning America Radio. Read more »
Disney may have set up a website for High School Musical 3 but fans won‘t find any information there outside of the release date (which is October 24th).  With the trailer hitting Disney‘s website today, one might expect that the movie site would be beefed up with cast bios, character infos, a short synopsis, and the trailer itself.  No such luck, though.  High School Musical 3‘s website only allows fans to sign up to receive more information via email, which means more bulk mail in my inbox.  There are revolving pictures that play on either side of a marquis, headshots of the main actors as their character.  If you‘re looking for the trailer, though, you‘ll have to head to Disney‘s official site. Read more »
The fashions, trends, and slang may change, but few experiences are as timeless and universal as the social rollercoaster of being a teenager! High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale headlines her very first feature-length film in the highly anticipated DVD premiere of Picture This, making its debut July 22 from MGM Home Entertainment.Read on to see how you can win! Read more »
Can Zac Efron, poster boy for musicals and best known for his stint in the hit Disney movie High School Musical, be tired of his clean image?The boyfriend of Vanessa Hudgens told OK! Magazine Sunday night at the Teen Choice Awards, "I‘m looking for something new and exciting to do.  I want to do something dark or a comedy.  There‘s tons of icons that I would love to work with on something new and exciting." Read more »
Ever since it was announced that High School Musical 3 would hit the big screen, there was talk of cameos from a variety of celebrities.  There was talk that Ali Lohan, Lindsay‘s little sis, would appear in the film.  There was talk that last season‘s winner of So You Think You Can Dance, Sabra Johnson, would have a more featured role.  The dancer first appeared in the first installment of High School Musical on the Disney Channel.  The latest talk comes from and says that Posh Spice herself, Victoria Beckham, in talks to have a starring role in the film. Read more »
On tonight‘s episode of High School Musical: Get In The Picture, Anthony was frustrated with being placed in the chorus, only because he felt like he was there for the right reasons, which is more than he can say for others.  Nick Lachey caught TJ doing an impression of him but he said that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery.  The chorus members are sent to acting class, to learn to connect better with one another. The remaining contestants head off to a karaoke party in the school gym, but they‘ve never sang like this.  They‘ll have to sing "Get‘cha Head In The Game", not just in English, but in several other languages too!  Read more »
No one can blame Ashley Tisdale if she wants to spread her wings and take on more challenging roles now, right?  With the success of both The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and High School Musical, the 23-year-old actress feels that it is time to move on with her life.  She hasn’t told us what she is planning at the moment, but we already reported that she is ready to leave The Suite Life behind.  Moreover, she is currently busy promoting the third of the High School Musical flicks.In fact, Ashley Tisdale and HSM co-star Zac Efron recently headed out to the El Capitan cinema on Saturday to surprise some 1000 fans who were there to view the new sing-a-long version of High School Musical and High School Musical 2 and catch a sneak peek of the third installment, which is set to be released in October. Read more »
For Teen Vogue‘s October issue, they picked none other than High School Musical star Zac Efron to grace the cover.  The theme of the issue is young Hollywood, which is fitting since Efron‘s much anticipated High School Musical 3 will debut at the end of next month.  After that, he‘ll star in the movie Seveteen Again with Matthew Perry, which is a reverse of the 80s film, Big.  "To be on the cover of the young Hollywood issue is a big honor," Efron said in a behind the scenes video on Teen Vogue‘s website.  "I‘m glad that someone is honoring the new and up-and-coming stars.  I think there‘s a lot of new talent coming up.  I‘m proud to be representing!"  Read on for a sneak peek into the issue and Zac‘s interview! Read more »
Tonight is the finale of High School Musical: Get In The Picture and one contestant will reach their goal of being featured in the upcoming High School Musical 3, which hits theaters in October.  The winner will not only receive their very own music video, they will get a recording contract with Disney Records to release 2 digital records as well as a talent deal with ABC.  Only Tierney, Isaiah, Christina, and Stan are left in the running!Things get started tonight with a High School Musical medley featuring all 12 contestants from this season.  Nick Lachey welcomes the studio audience to tonight‘s finale and introduces one special judges, Kenny Ortega, the director of the High School Musical movies.  HSM cast member Ashley Tisdale joins Nick to wish everyone good luck and tells them to follow their dreams. Read more »
The High School Musical movies have turned their young cast members into A-list stars and have opened numerous doors for them in Hollywood.  Cast members Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, and Corbin Bleu have all put out albums.  Lucas Grabeel has a role in the upcoming, much buzzed about film Milk, which also stars James Franco and Sean Penn.  Monique Coleman competed on Dancing With The Stars, with partner Louis van Amstel.  Of course, Zac Efron starred in the critically acclaimed remake of Hairpsray and has several other films in the works.  Recently, there has been talk of the star releasing his own solo album but is it fact or fiction? Read more »
Next month, the seniors at East High will graduate from high school and embark on new adventures.  High School Musical 3 will hit theaters on October 24th and is said to be the last HSM movie installment for the stars.  Director Kenny Ortega is the man responsible for turning Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Tisdale into household names.  This week, he talked to England‘s The Evening Post about his upcoming movie and could barely contain his excitement about it.  Read on to find out what he has to say about how things have changed now that he‘s making a major motion picture and how graduation will affect the students of East High! Read more »
In just a few short weeks, High School Musical 3 will open in theaters nationwide and will surely break box office records. Tickets are already on sale and the movie has already premiered in the UK. According to the BBC, High School Musical 3 has sold the most advance tickets ever, a record previously held by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. Here in the states, tickets went on sale five weeks in advance and are already sold out for opening weekend in many cities. The cast of HSM3 are busy traveling to promote the movie and this week, Zac Efron stopped by Entertainment Tonight to spill some secrets from the set. Read more »
When the first High School Musical movie was cast and filmed, the young stars were still fresh faced teens, eager to make names for themselves in Hollywood. Little did they know what a success their Disney Channel movie would turn out to be. They immediately inked deals for a sequel, before a third film was proposed to them, set to be released in movie theaters nationwide. Just two years after the first film was released, the actors from the films are huge stars, making millions, and they all rose up from being everyday kids together. This experience has meant so much to each of them and on the last day of shooting for High School Musical 3, emotions ran understandably high. Read more »
Vanessa Hudgens is certainly in the middle of a busy few months, promoting the upcoming High School Musical 3. The last film in the series for the original cast will hit theaters nationwide on October 24th and tickets are already on sale. Three years ago, Hudgens are her co-stars were virtually unknown and today, are household names who are followed by the paparazzi just about everywhere they go. With the constant spotlight on them and the neverending attention, it can become a bit much for the young stars. Today, Hudgens opened up in an interview about the paparazzi, what she’d like to see happen to them, and which super celeb has given her guidance when it comes to Hollywood. Read more »
Contrary to popular belief, High School Musical was not Vanessa Hudgens‘ first movie.  At the age of 15, she appeared in both Thirteen and Thunderbirds.  Three years later, she was given the role of Gabriella Montez and her life changed forever.  Since then, she has become the target of the paparazzi, mainly for her relationship with costar Zac Efron.  Vanessa has launched a successful music career as well as become the face for several companies, including Neutrogena, Sears, and Ecko footwear.  Check out our new Vanessa Hudgens photo gallery. Read more »
When I headed out this weekend to catch a screening of Disney’s High School Musical 3, I was expecting madness and mayhem at the movie theater. I flashed back five years ago, to the premiere of Finding Nemo, when the line was literally out the door and there wasn’t a seat the be found. Yet at 2:55 on this particular Saturday afternoon in 2008, it was pretty quiet at my local theater – it was almost shocking. Though I still expect High School Musical 3 to take the top box office spot this week, I suppose I expected a little more excitement considering how huge the first two movies were. I checked my cynical, sarcastic girl at the door and tried to revert back to a simpler, more innocent time and I grabbed my seat to find out what would become of the Wildcats. Read more »
There were no surprises at the box office this weekend. With the release of Disney’s High School Musical 3, families flocked to the movie theater and made the film #1, bringing in $42 million. Saw V, the polar opposite of a campy, happy Disney musical, came in 2nd place with $30 million. High School Musical 3 pulled in an addition $40 million in 19 additional countries where it opened. This weekend, I headed to the movie theaters and posted my review of High School Musical 3. Today, let’s take a look at the top 5 performances in the movie and find out who stood out from the rest of the class at East High. Read more »
Good news Zac Efron fans! It looks like you won’t have to wait as long as you originally thought for his remake of the popular 80s film, Footloose. Because of the overwhelming success of High School Musical 3 at the box office, Variety is reporting that production on Footloose is being fast-tracked and shooting will being in the spring of 2009. The movie currently has a 2010 release date and is directed by High School Musical’s Kenny Ortega. Paramount also is reportedly offering Efron a generous "mid-seven-figure salary" as well as script approval and The Telegraph, a British newspaper, claims the offer is $5 million. Read more »
For the cast of High School Musical, one can only imagine that it was a strange experience to go from being virtual unknowns to household names.  When it premiered in 2006, it became the highest rated program on The Disney Channel of all time, bringing in close to 8 million viewers.  10 million more tuned in for the sequel the following year and currently, High School Musical 3 is the #1 movie at the box office.  These days, cast members can‘t seem to go anywhere without being followed by the paparazzi or being mobbed by fans.  This week, Ashley Tisdale and Corbin Bleu opened up about become celebrities and how they‘ve dealt with fame over the years. Read more »
It’s safe to say that there would be many, many High School Musical fans who would line up to see a naked Zac Efron on Broadway. The Disney star was rumored to replace Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe in Equus, a show that requires the lead actor to appear, at one point, without any clothing. Efron admitted this week to a French website that he’s unsure whether or not he could fill Radcliffe’s shoes, who has been in the show since September. “Daniel was very ballsy,” he said, then tried to retract the statement. “Oh wow, that is the wrong choice of word for that! He is very smart. But I don‘t know if I would do something edgy for the sake of doing something edgy. I think as I mature, so will my roles. I think it will come with time. I‘m not going to do anything drastic.” Read more »
BuddyTV interviews Olesya Rulin, who plays Kelsi Nixon in High School Musical 3.This weekend, the much anticipated High School Musical 3 hits movie theaters nationwide.  Tickets have been on sale for weeks in advance and sold out in several locations for opening weekend.  In the last movie that all the original cast members will appear in, the senior class of East High is faced with life changing decisions such as which college to attend and whether or not to move on and start a new life outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico.  The stars of the movie has been traveling non-stop to promote the movie and today, Olesya Rulin (who plays Kelsi Nixon) talked to BuddyTV in an exclusive interview.Below, you will find the complete transcript and mp3 of the interview. Read more »
Film actor Leonardo DiCaprio has been a heartthrob for over 10 years, winning over the hearts of women everywhere after appearing in the 1997 blockbuster hit, Titanic. DiCaprio, though, has always shied away from being known as a heartthrob or a sex symbol. He was once easily embarrassed in interviews about such things and is often tight lipped about his personal life and relationships. This week, FOX News reported that DiCaprio wanted to officially pass the torch of America’s favorite heartthrob on to High School Musical’s Zac Efron. While it seemed like a nice gesture, there was just one problem. The story was completely fabricated. Read more »
For the stars of High School Musical, turning into overnight celebrities must take some getting used to. It has now been two years since the first movie premiered on The Disney Channel and Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, and Ashley Tisdale seem to be adjusting to Hollywood life just fine. It does not seem that any have let fame go to their heads but perhaps appearances can be deceiving. Fans may be surprised to know that Vanessa Hudgens came from quite a modest upbringing but when the paychecks started arriving from Disney, her family forgot all about the people that helped them get where they are today. Read more »
Three years ago, the cast of High School Musical were just regular teens living regular lives.  Today, they‘re millionaires living the ultimate Hollywood life.  They splurge on clothes, purses, vacations, houses, and cars.  The cast have become household names and their faces are splashed across the covers of just about every magazine you can think of.  This weekend, E! News took a look at the top 3 millionaires from the High School Musical movies, disclosing how much they banked in 2007 and what they spent their money on.  We bet you can guess who came in at number one! Read more »
The stars of High School Musical 3 managed to upset some of their fans during the Melbourne premiere of their movie.  It appears as though they dumped the gifts given by their adoring audiences, who waited almost 12 hours just to catch a glimpse of the actors.  Attendees of the event showered their idols Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale with symbols of their devotion.  There were toy kangaroos, koalas and several bunches of flowers handed over as the stars walked along the red carpet at the Jam Factory.  Accompanying the gifts were cards containing messages like “I love you Zac!” and “Thanks for coming to Melbourne!”  Despite the sincerity of each note, everything was discarded by the wayside as quickly as the stars accepted them.  Read more »
The young stars of High School Musical might not have made it to Broadway yet, but there‘s one member of the cast who‘s been there and done that.  Veteran actress Alyson Reed, who plays the brazen Ms. Darbus on the movies, has already garnered enough credits spanning film, television, and of course, theatre.  Earning even more success with the Disney franchise, she recently sat down for an interview about her part in the phenomenon.  The moment Alyson Reed began working with the High School Musical crew, she knew that the film was going to transcend expectations. “I talked to Kenny Ortega (the director) and said that this would be the next generation‘s "Grease." I could just feel it,” she admitted.  Read more »
Now that High School Musical has wrapped up its third movie installment, which is also the last time all the original cast members would be featured, lead star Zac Efron is more than ready to take on more movie projects, including 17 Again, Footloose and Hairspray 2.Among the three, the 20-year-old heartthrob has finished shooting 17 Again, a comedy that stars Friends alum Matthew Perry and is expected to hit theaters in April 2009. Footloose, on the other hand, is a remake of the 1984 film about a teenager who helps a town that’s forbidden to dance.  And though the highly anticipated film will be directed by High School Musical director Kenny Ortega, Efron’s not signing on the dotted line just yet. Read more »
Thanksgiving is a time for food, family, and, most importantly, a time to plan your holiday shopping. The day after Thanksgiving is often called Black Friday because shopping malls are crowded with people doing all their Christmas shopping.BuddyTV wants to make that experience simpler, so we offer our new Holiday Gift Guide. We chosen the best gifts for TV and movies, plus a few other specialty categories to cater to your every need. Whether you’re trying to stay on a budget for your office Secret Santa or if you’re finding the perfect gift for that obsessive Supernatural fan in your life, we have great ideas for everyone. Read more »
For the cast of the High School Musical movies, playing a group of teenage friends who attend the same school is not much of a stretch for any of them. Not only did Disney cast age appropriate actors to play the characters of Troy, Gabriella, Sharpay, Ryan, and the others, but the stars of the film have stated on several occasions that they are actually, in fact, friends. However, there is one cast member who perhaps may not be able to relate to lunch tables, school plays, and proms as well as the others. In a recent interview, Vanessa Hudgens opened up about her personal life and admitted something big: she didn‘t go to a high school at all! Read more »
In High School Musical 3, Jemma McKenzie-Brown was a new addition to the cast of already established actors such as Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens. McKenzie-Brown played Tiara, an East High junior who transferred from overseas and is looking to take over Sharpay’s role as star of the drama club. The British actress told Access Hollywood, back in May, that she was “over the moon” when she found out that she had landed the role. At the time, she was only 13 and, at her current age of 14, seems ready to become a bona fide Disney star. However, Disney may think twice before making her the newest face of their wildly successful High School Musical movies, thanks to some racy MySpace pics. Read more »
When will people in Hollywood learn that when you have a successful movie, you should just leave it alone and not make sequels? Only in rare circumstances are sequels as good or better than the first. I mean, did we really need Ocean’s 12 or Dumb and Dumberer? After the enormous success of Hairspray, which starred Zac Efron, Queen Latifah, and John Travolta, there was talk of a sequel being made. This week, MTV announced that a second film was underway and when I read the synopsis, I thought it was a joke. Especially after reading what Efron’s Link Larkin will be up to, I’m still hoping that it is! Read more »
High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens is a teen no more.  The actress turned the big 2-0 on Sunday and didn‘t waste any time celebrating with boyfriend Zac Efron.  On the day of her birthday, Efron showed up at his girlfriend‘s house, with flowers in hand.  The two then headed to L.A. restaurant Stanley‘s, where they enjoyed a two hour meal together.  The paparazzi watched as the two walked arm in arm into the restaurant.  Afterwards, the couple decided to sneak out the back and head back to Vanessa‘s place for to spend some quiet time together.  Later that evening, she was supposed to have a larger party with friends and family but cancelled at the last minute, perhaps because of bad press. Read more »
Next month, when the list of Oscar nominees are announced, don‘t be surprised if you find High School Musical 3 there.  The film has 11 songs that are eligible for nomination in the Best Original Song category.  The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences will screen clips featuring each song, in random order, on January 6. Members will then vote to determine which songs should be nominated for Oscars.  Fans would certainly love to see High School Musical 3 stars Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and others on the red carpet and on the stage performing their favorite songs this coming February. Read more »
After three versions of High School Musical, you always had this idea that most of the cast are barely in their 20s, or at the very least, just reached two decades old.  So, learning that one of the Disney hit‘s stars has gotten married was a surprise.  Not that it‘s a bad thing—if it‘s time, then it‘s time—but it‘s the perceived age thing, yes.KayCee Stroh, better known as East High student Martha Cox in the series, tied the knot with her boyfriend Ben Higginson last Friday in Salt Lake City, Utah.  The two, both aged 24—I told you it‘s a shock—were wed in a private Mormon ceremony in the city, before exchanging wedding bands at a ring ceremony attended by family and friends.  Also in attendance were Stroh‘s fellow HSM stars, including Monique Coleman, Ryne Sanborn and Bart Johnson. Read more »
A few weeks ago, it was just a rumor.  With production for New Moon, the sequel to the big movie hit Twilight, already under way, there have been many questions as to who could be playing one of the new characters.  By now you’ve probably heard that Vanessa Hudgens—she of High School Musical and leaked nude photos fame—is apparently in the running for one of those roles: Leah Clearwater, the cynical and heartbroken werewolf who’s part of Jacob Black’s pack.But, apparently, Hudgens has taken the next step and has actually auditioned for the role.  Ashley Greene, who played Alice Cullen in Twilight, confirmed that the 20-year-old has indeed taken the next step into a possible role on New Moon, which is being fast tracked for a November release.  “I think she’d be great,” the actress told MTV News during one of the after parties at the end of Sunday’s Golden Globes. Read more »
Looks like we got too excited.  There were the rumors, and then there was a supposed confirmation, that Vanessa Hudgens had attended auditions for one of the new roles in the Twilight sequel, New Moon.  There were discussions, from fans who would want to see the High School Musical actress anywhere, to fans who think she‘s out to ruin the entire thing, to skeptics who wonder why they‘d possibly consider someone like her in the first place.  But we haven‘t heard from one side of the story, after all this: Hudgens‘ side.  And, apparently, it‘s a no.Representatives from both Vanessa Hudgens‘ site, as well as those from Summit Entertainment, have told Entertainment Weekly that they are not considering the actress for a role in New Moon.  The film, which is based on the follow-up to the highly-successful Stephenie Meyer novel Twilight, is already hurtling towards its November release date; casting for new characters very much in progress, under the watch of new director Chris Weitz.  With the denial from the actress‘ camp, Hudgens seems like she isn‘t set to join the cast that already includes Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart and Taylor Lautner. Read more »
I‘ll have to admit, I‘m not surprised at the most recent tween debate. I remember my intense hatred for *NSYNC when I was in middle school. Not because I actually had good taste in music at the time. No, no, simply because I loved the Backstreet Boys so much. One cannot live while the other survives. Or at least that‘s what I thought. So now, in a world that is once again full of teenyboppers, who are the real competitors? Evidently, it‘s High School Musical vs. Twilight nowadays.I‘ll admit that I saw both High School Musical 3 and Twilight on opening weekend. I‘ve seen all three HSM movies and I‘ve read all four Twilight books. I may be all grown up but I‘m still a tween at heart. Let‘s put all loyalties aside though and truly try to figure out who is the better teen heartthrob: Robert Pattinson or Zac Efron?To figure out which boy would make the better posterchild, I compiled a list of questions to determine which piece of man meat is better teen idol material. Read more »
As I have previously stated, I‘m still a tween at heart. I saw Twilight three times in theaters, saw High School Musical 3 on opening weekend, and I own both a Zac Efron calendar and a Twilight poster. I won‘t pretend to be an expert, but I think I can weigh in on the High School Musical vs. Twilight debate better than the average reporter.The debate, although initially heated, had subsided slightly. That is until rumors surfaced that Vanessa Hudgens was putting her name in for the bitter but misunderstood werewolf Leah Clearwater. Hudgen‘s reps claim that this rumor has no merit, but still, the debate was sparked again. Twilight fans offended High School Musical fans by their outrage at such a potential casting decisions. High School Musical fans, in turn, upset the Twilight fans when they expressed joy that Vanessa wouldn‘t be taking such a small part in, what they considered, a less important franchise. Would Vanessa have outshone Kristen Stewart? Was the project beneath her? Let‘s try to put all loyalties aside and figure out who truly is the better leading lady: Kristen Stewart or Vanessa Hudgens? Read more » and are hosting an amazing worldwide contest in which you can win Phineas & Ferb: The Daze of Summer (Vol. 2) plus Wizards of Waverly Place: Supernaturally Stylin‘ (Vol. 2)!Just send an e-mail to The two winners will be chosen by the subject of his/her e-mail. The best e-mail subject related with Phineas and Ferb series, will win this amazing pack! Visit for full contest details.The contest ends today (Friday, February 13th) so hurry!For those that don‘t know, Phineas and Ferb is the Emmy-nominated Disney Channel animated series that revolves around two stepbrothers and their daily adventures in their backyard during their summer vacation. Ashley Tisdale is the voice of their older sister Candace. Read more »
Okay, so there‘s no official word but the rumor mill is working overtime on Zanessa this week. First, scandal broke out when Zac Efron was seen hanging out with young Hollywood hopeful Danielle Panabaker at Hugo‘s earlier this week. Obviously the two were just hanging out and no romantic connection could be seen between the two of them, but people had fun speculating. Next, rumors are out that Zac Efron has promised himself to Vanessa Hudgens.That‘s right, there was no official proposal. The rumors state that it was more of a “Don‘t worry honey, we will be getting married at some point” sort of thing. So when will he propose? Are the rumors true? Will Vanessa and her mother be satisfied without a ring? Read more »
I‘m sorry, but I cannot resist the pun: turns out we‘re still all in this together.  High School Musical will stage a return to television screens, with Disney giving the go signal to a fourth installment, back as a Disney Channel Original Movie to hit screens in 2010.Of course, the original cast are no longer there—Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale and the rest of the gang have graduated, as seen on their movie outing, High School Musical 3: Senior Year.  But, of course, there will be an all new cast, eased in through the movie, and taking center stage this year.  The only plot detail revealed so far is, the latest installment will center on the East High Wildcats‘ rivalry with the West High Knights across town.  Double the songs, perhaps?  Double the cast members? Read more »
That’s right, evidently Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens aren’t engaged. Rumors surfaced in February as the couple gallivanted around Japan claiming that Vanessa’s mom Gina was putting pressure on Efron. Evidently, she didn’t want them to move in together unless he had made an honest woman out of her daughter. I called it back in February - the rumors were completely fabricated.Evidently, Zac and Vaness had a “ good laugh” about the rumors, which came straight from the Enquirer. We must remember that Hudgens is only 20 years old and probably isn’t ready for marriage even though the couple has been dating for quite a while Read more »
Ahhh, Zac Efron.  Admittedly the first thing that comes to mind when I hear his name is High School Musical—besides, that‘s where he really became famous, singing and dancing (and maybe playing some basketball) his way to tween audiences‘ hearts, and perhaps their moms too.  Two television movies later, he was part of Hairspray, yet another musical film where he basically did the same thing, only with more, err, hairspray.   You can just imagine my surprise when I saw him on a rerun of CSI: Miami, as a murder suspect.   While I thought it was natural for an actor to seek out different roles, it was something I had to get used to.Looking back at it, has Efron had enough?  Now there are reports that he has pulled out of Footloose, the remake of the 1984 film.  When I first heard his name attached to the film, I thought it was a good fit—he‘s pretty good at this stuff, not to mention it brings a youthful appeal to a remake of something that‘s more than two decades old.  Heck, even I can‘t imagine the film‘s original star, Kevin Bacon, being youthful.  And then, he is suddenly out. Read more »
Well, never say never! When Disney brought up the idea of High School Musical 4, stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens said there was no way that they would do another movie. Both wanted to move on, take on more mature roles, and focus on being something other than Troy and Gabriella. Money talks, though, and it‘s got Efron considering keeping his East High jersey on for another film. According to Life and Style Weekly magazine, the HSM star has named his price to reprise his role as Troy Bolton. "Zac is thinking in the $8 million to $10 million range but it depends on how the movie opens and how desperately they want him back," a source told the mag. That‘s quite a pay raise, considering he‘s pulling in $3 million for High School Musical 3, which is to set to his theaters nationwide this October. Read more »
It looks like the Disney princess can‘t get enough of the royal treatment, because Vanessa Anne Hudgens has been cast in a modern retelling of the classic "Beauty and the Beast," titled Beastly.  Leaving her High School Musical career behind, she‘s agreed to play the lead female role in the upcoming teen romance.Beastly is based on a novel by Alex Flinn, which shares the same title.  It‘s about a vain and self-centered New York teenager who gets transformed into an ugly monster, cursed until the day true love is found.   Read more »
High School Musical‘s Vanessa Hudgens has just reached a settlement with her former music producer regarding the 2008 breach-of-contract lawsuit she got involved in.  It was a quick court conflict for the star, since the dispute was settled even before the case was set to go to trial.  The plaintiff, Johnny Vieira and his Johnny on the Spot Productions, said last Friday that the two sides had at last come to an "amicable resolution."  It was back in November last year that he accused Hudgens and her father of backing out of a deal that she signed as a minor.  Apparently, they owed him at least $5 million in proceeds for helping Hudgens rise to fame. Read more »
Twilight has the most nominations at this year‘s MTV Movie Awards with 7 nominations. Slumdog Millionaire follows in a close second with only 6 nominations. Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner were all nominated for their performances in the movie. Rob grabs two more nominations for best fight and best kiss, which obviously meant that Kristen had one more nomination.High School Musical finally qualified for a nomination considering the third in the franchise was the first to hit the big screen. Unfortunately, we won‘t be able to tell who‘s the better teen heartthrob, Robert Pattinson or Zac Efron because they aren‘t nominated in the same category. Robert qualifies for a Breakout Male Performance while Zac Efron does not because he already won last year for his performance in Hairspray. They are, however, both nominated for best kiss so at least we‘ll get to see who has better moves. Read more »
Now that she‘s finished her business in High School Musical, Vanessa Anne Hudgens has been branching out - maybe a little too much.  In an interview, the young actress confessed that she‘s probably ready to do a nude film role.  The only problem is that this could take her years before she‘ll step out of her so-called good girl image.The 20-year-old Disney celebrity admitted that she will only agree to strip onscreen if the movie "calls" for it.  During the Diesel Only the Brave cologne launch party in West Hollywood, she told E! Online about not having qualms regarding going naked for a role.   Read more »
It‘s one success after another for High School Musical‘s Zac Efron, who has quickly established himself as a force to be reckoned with in show business.  He recently earned more popularity for starring in the film 17 Again, but it looks as though he‘s been tapped for yet another project. While he has withdrawn from working on the upcoming remake of Footloose, the 21-year-old actor has been slated to appear at this year‘s MTV Movie Awards.  What‘s more, he‘ll be holding the distinct honor of presenting the Generation Award to comedian Ben Stiller. Read more »
Well, we did expect it.  It was a virtual Twilight love-fest, with the film taking home most of the awards at the MTV Movie Awards that just wrapped up in Los Angeles.Apart from winning Best Movie--which was decided by popular vote--it also took home four other awards.  The film‘s stars, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, won Best Female Performance and Breakthrough Male Performance, respectively.  They also won the Best Kiss award, and almost proceeded to recreate it--until Kristen continued with her thank-you speech.  Robert also won the Best Fight award, with Cam Gigandet, where he proceeded to thank his stunt double because "Cam would‘ve beaten me easily." Read more »
Stepping out of her teeny-bopper image would be easy for High School Musical‘s Vanessa Hudgens if the right parts came along.  Lucky for her, she‘s been getting offers she can‘t refuse.  The starlet already has an upcoming action flick called Sucker Punch, and she couldn‘t help but describe it as her ultimate Angelina Jolie role.Vanessa Hudgens told E! News that she was all ready to work on Sucker Punch, which will begin filming when she finishes the romantic retelling Beastly.  Unable to contain her excitement, she compared her character to Lara Croft in Tomb Raider. Read more »
After getting major roles in films like High School Musical and 17 Again, Zac Efron is ready to make himself known on television once more.  He‘ll be the latest celebrity to join the ranks of those who have made cameo appearances on the hit HBO series Entourage. A representative from the network confirmed that the star will be seen on the show‘s sixth season, which kicks off on the 12th of July.  Zac Efron will reportedly be playing himself, but other plot details have not yet been revealed.  Read more »
Choice Music: Single"My Life Would Suck Without You," Kelly Clarkson"The Climb," Miley Cyrus"Poker Face," Lady Gaga"Hot N Cold," Katy Perry"Circus," Britney SpearsChoice Music: Hook UpCiara feat. Justin Timberlake, "Love Sex Magic"Lady Gaga feat. Colby O‘Donis, "Just Dance"Jason Mraz feat. Colbie Caillat, "Lucky"Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em feat. Sammie, "Kiss Me Thru The Phone"T.I. / Rihanna, "Live Your Life"Choice Music: Male ArtistLil WayneJason MrazNe-YoSoulja Boy Tell ‘EmKanye WestChoice Music: Female ArtistMiley CyrusLady GagaKaty PerryBritney SpearsTaylor SwiftChoice Music: Rap ArtistBow WowLil WaynePitbullSoulja Boy Tell ‘EmKanye WestChoice Music: R&B ArtistBeyoncéJamie FoxxJennifer HudsonNe-YoT-PainChoice Music: Rock GroupAll-American RejectsGreen DayKings of LeonLinkin ParkParamoreChoice Music: Breakout ArtistDavid ArchuletaDavid CookKid CudiLady GagaAsher RothChoice Music: Love Song"Crush," David Archuleta"Halo," Beyoncé"Lovebug," Jonas Brothers"How Do You Sleep," Jesse McCartney"Love Story," Taylor SwiftChoice Music: R&B Track"Single Ladies (Put A Ring On It)," Beyoncé"If This Isn‘t Love," Jennifer Hudson"Mad," Ne-Yo"Kiss Me Thru The Phone," Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em feat. Sammie"Love Lockdown," Kanye WestChoice Music: Rap/Hip-Hop Track"Boom Boom Pow," The Black Eyed Peas"Right Round," Flo Rida"I Know You Want Me (Calle Ocho)," Pitbull"I Love College," Asher Roth"Heartless," Kanye WestChoice Music: Rock Track"Gives You Hell," All-American Rejects"You Found Me," The Fray"Know Your Enemy," Green Day"Decode," Paramore"Sink Into Me," Taking Back SundayChoice Music: Album (Male Artist)David Cook, David CookRelapse, EminemTha Carter III, Lil WayneWe Sing, We Dance, We Steal Things, Jason Mraz808s and Heartbreak, Kanye WestChoice Music: Album (Female Artist)I Am...Sasha Fierce, BeyoncéThe Fame, Lady GagaOne of the Boys, Katy PerryFearless, Taylor SwiftCarnival Ride, Carrie UnderwoodChoice Music: Album (Group)When the World Comes Down, All-American RejectsThe E.N.D., The Black Eyed Peas21st Century Breakdown, Green DayLines, Vines and Trying Times, Jonas BrothersOnly by the Night, Kings of LeonChoice Music: SoundtrackGossip GirlHannah Montana: The MovieHigh School Musical 3: Senior YearJonas Brothers: 3D Concert ExperienceTwilightChoice Music: TourAmerican IdolJonas BrothersDemi Lovato / David ArchuletaBritney SpearsTaylor SwiftTeen Choice Awards Miscellaneous Nominees >>--Abbey Simmons, BuddyTV Staff Writer Slideshow2009 Teen Choice Award Nominees Read more »
Choice Movie: Action AdventureFast & FuriousStar TrekTakenTerminator SalvationX-Men Origins: WolverineChoice Movie: DramaAngels & DemonsThe Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonObsessedSlumdog MillionaireTwilightChoice Movie: RomanceAustraliaConfessions of a ShopaholicHe‘s Just Not That Into YouThe Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants 2TwilightChoice Movie: Bromantic ComedyI Love You, ManMarley & MePineapple ExpressRole ModelsTropic ThunderChoice Movie: ComedyThe HangoverLand of the LostNight at the Museum: Battle of the SmithsonianPaul Blart: Mall CopYes ManChoice Movie: Horror/ThrillerDrag Me to HellFriday the 13thThe Haunting of Molly HartleyQuarantineThe UninvitedChoice Movie: Music/DanceHannah Montana: The MovieHigh School Musical 3: Senior YearJonas Brothers: The 3D Concert ExperienceNick & Nora‘s Infinite PlaylistSteppin: The MovieChoice Movie Actor: DramaHugh Jackman, AustraliaDev Patel, Slumdog MillionaireRobert Pattinson, TwilightBrad Pitt, The Curious Case of Benjamin ButtonChanning Tatum, FightingChoice Movie Actress: DramaAngelina Jolie, ChangelingNicole Kidman, AustraliaBeyoncé Knowles, ObsessedFreida Pinto, Slumdog MillionaireKristen Stewart, TwilightChoice Movie Actor: Action AdventureChristian Bale, Terminator SalvationHugh Jackman, X-Men Origins: WolverineDwayne Johnson, Race to Witch MountainShia LaBeouf, Eagle EyePaul Walker, Fast & FuriousChoice Movie Actress: Action AdventureMalin Akerman, WatchmenJordana Brewster, Fast & FuriousBryce Dallas Howard, Terminator SalvationMila Kunis, Max PayneZoe Saldana, Star TrekChoice Movie Actor: ComedyJim Carrey, Yes ManZac Efron, 17 AgainWill Ferrell, Land of the LostSeth Rogen, Observe & Report / Pineapple ExpressBen Stiller, Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian / Tropic ThunderChoice Movie Actress: ComedyAmy Adams, Night at the Museum: Battle of the SmithsonianJennifer Aniston, Marley & Me / He‘s Just Not That Into YouIsla Fisher, Confessions of a ShopaholicAnne Hathaway, Bride WarsKate Hudson, Bride WarsChoice Movie Actress: Music/DanceMiley Cyrus, Hannah Montana: The MovieKat Dennings, Nick & Nora‘s Infinite PlaylistVanessa Hudgens, High School Musical 3: Senior YearAmy Smart, Love N‘ DancingAshley Tisdale, High School Musical 3: Senior YearChoice Movie Actor: Music/DanceCorbin Bleu, High School Musical 3: Senior YearMichael Cera, Nick & Nora‘s Infinite PlaylistJason Earles, Hannah Montana: The MovieZac Efron, High School Musical 3: Senior YearLucas Till, Hannah Montana: The MovieChoice Movie: VillainHank Azaria, Night at the Museum: Battle of the SmithsonianEric Bana, Star TrekCam Gigandet, TwilightKen Jeong, The HangoverLiev Schreiber, X-Men Origins: WolverineChoice Movie: Fresh Face FemaleLynn Collins, X-Men Origins: WolverineAshley Greene, TwilightEmily Osment, Hannah Montana: The MovieFreida Pinto, Slumdog MillionaireNikki Reed, TwilightChoice Movie: Fresh Face MaleTaylor Kitsch, X-Men Origins: WolverineTaylor Lautner, TwilightDev Patel, Slumdog MillionaireChris Pine, Star TrekSam Worthington, Terminator SalvationChoice Movie: LiplockMiley Cyrus and Lucas Till, Hannah Montana: The MovieVanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron, High School Musical 3: Senior YearFreida Pinto and Dev Patel, Slumdog MillionaireKristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, TwilightOwen Wilson and Marley, Marley & MeChoice Movie: RumbleAnne Hathaway vs. Kate Hudson, Bride WarsHugh Jackman and Liev Schreiber vs. Weapon XI, X-Men Origins: WolverineBeyonce Knowles vs. Ali Larter, ObsessedRobert Pattinson vs. Cam Gigandet, TwilightChris Pine vs. Zachary Quinto, Star TrekChoice Movie: Rockstar MomentJim Carrey, Yes ManZac Efron, 17 AgainAnne Hathaway, Bride WarsPaul Rudd and Jason Segel, I Love You, ManMike Tyson, Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms and Zach Galifianakis, The HangoverTeen Choice Awards TV Nominees >>--Abbey Simmons, BuddyTV Staff Writer Slideshow2009 Teen Choice Award Nominees Read more »
The Teen Choice Awards just announced their massive list of nominees for this years award show, and you will NEVER guess which movie is dominating the nominations. The Reader! I know, all of a sudden the teens are all into dramatic Post-World War II love stories and mystery. Oh, who am I kidding? Of course it is Twilight who is dominating the Teen Choice Awards, with 12 nominations. By all accounts the Teen Choice Awards should be a repeat of the MTV Movie Awards, where the teen vampire tale handily bested other tween favorites such as High School Musical.But the Teen Choice Awards isn‘t going to be all-Twilight-all-the-time, High School Musical, Miley Cyrus, and Gossip Girl also each scored 10 nominations. No big shockers there, though it will be shocking if any of them manage to wrestle one of those coveted surfboards from Twilight‘s fangs. The hosts of this years Teen Choice Awards, The Jonas Brothers, will be doing double duty that night--they‘re nominated for seven surfboards.  Read more »
It‘s project after project for actor Zac Efron, who‘s been on fire so far this year.  With successful endeavors like High School Musical and 17 Again, the 21-year-old star‘s career can only go up.  What better path to take than one offered by American Idol‘s Simon Cowell? There have been numerous reports saying that Cowell, also a judge of Britain‘s Got Talent, is in talks to buy the rights for Saturday Night Fever.  What‘s more, he‘s chosen Zac Efron for the role originated by John Travolta. Read more »
Continuing her road towards success, actress Vanessa Hudgens has moved on from her role on Disney Channel to bigger things.  She‘s been slated for a couple of upcoming movies and she‘s more than excited to talk about them. While she hasn‘t stepped out of the romance and musical genres, the 20-year-old celebrity maintains her presence in the industry.  She‘s currently in Montreal, busy filming her scenes for the upcoming film Beastly. It‘s a modern re-telling of the classic "Beauty and the Beast" with Hudgens as the lead female. Read more »
His career skyrocketing, Zac Efron is proving to many of his fans that he is in control of his own life.  The High School Musical star has been steering clear of the genre that made him earn fame, and is heading straight for more challenging material.  According to The Hollywood Reporter, Zac has signed on to film an upcoming thriller.While the flick is still untitled, few details about it have been released.  It‘s under Mandate Pictures and will be written by Leslie Dixon.  If the name sounds familiar, it‘s because she has worked with Efron before.  In 2007, she wrote the screenplay for the hit musical Hairspray.  She‘s also the one behind Freaky Friday and The Thomas Crown Affair. Read more »
Millions of kids look up to Gabriella Montez of High School Musical, but the actress who plays the character has idols of her own to inspire her. Vanessa Hudgens recently talked to MTV News about several fictional women that have affected her life and career.  None of them are Disney princesses though. With so much on her plate these days, Vanessa Hudgens took some time off filming her revamped Beauty and the Beast flick titled Beastly to talk about her endeavors.  One of which is Zack Snyder‘s thriller Sucker Punch.  Because of that, the actress revealed that she‘s been a fan of his work for quite some time now.  Read more »
Getting haircuts is no big deal if you‘re that average Joe walking down the street, but it‘s a huge change for blockbuster stars like Zac Efron.  The High School Musical actor was recently seen sporting a shaved head, truly snipping away his teenybopper image.Last Thursday, it was reported that Efron was spotted leaving La Peer Salon in Beverly Hills.  While he didn‘t really go for an all-out shearing of his locks, the Examiner revealed that he stepped out of the shop without his trademark shaggy ‘do. Read more »
We‘ve had enough of Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, so let‘s see what‘s been happening to another member of the High School Musical cast: Corbin Bleu.  Known for his role as Troy Bolton‘s best buddy, the 20-year-old actor will soon be appearing on a CW show of his own. Several reports have confirmed that Corbin Bleu will be playing the character Isaac on the upcoming series The Beautiful Life.  He‘s been signed as a series regular on the show, joining stars like Mischa Barton and Elle Macpherson.  Produced by Ashton Kutcher, the program is all set to premiere this September on the network. Read more »
If you‘re willing to reminisce about the embarrassingly racy cellphone photos that Vanessa Hudgens became notorious for, go right ahead.  It won‘t be much help though, since the High School Musical star is already gearing up to strip on screen. E! News reports that the 20-year-old actress has expressed intent of going naked in front of the camera.  It was already stated here back in May, when she said she‘d "show nudity in a film when the time is right."   Apparently, that moment will come in her upcoming movie, Sucker Punch. Read more »
These High School Musical stars are surely going places these days.  Vanessa Hudgens is getting Beastly, Corbin Bleu is living The Beautiful Life on the CW, and we‘re pretty much aware of what Zac Efron has been busy with.  As for 24-year-old Ashley Tisdale, she‘s hunting down Aliens in the Attic.This July, the actress will be appearing on the film as the character Bethany Pearson, who finds space creatures in her family‘s vacation house and tries to ward them off.  MTV News provided audiences with two clips of some of Tisdale‘s scenes, which can be found below. Read more »
Apparently, Miley Cyrus‘ little crush on High School Musical star Zac Efron has led to something even bigger.  While she‘s not exactly making any moves on him, the two have been slated for roles in the upcoming remake of the classic film series Gidget. Moviehole reports that the Hannah Montana tween sensation will be portraying the role that catapulted Sally Field to fame.  With the movie being a musical comedy, there‘s no doubt they‘re going to need Miley Cyrus‘ pipes to pull it off.  Efron has reportedly been approached to be her leading man, but there hasn‘t been any confirmation from the actor. Read more »
The 20-year-old High School Musical starlet has been stepping over boundaries these days, from getting more movie roles to moving into her own house.  She‘s taking a stand towards independence, but can‘t help but back down when the vacuum cleaner beckons.Vanessa Hudgens talked to Parade magazine about the ups and downs of living on her own.  "I feel like I need to earn my right to have a home," she exclaimed.  "It‘s nice to be spoiled, but I want to be able to know that I can do it." Read more »
So apparently, and oh so SHOCKINGLY, Vanessa Hudgens is nude on the internet again. And, in actually shocking news: people are talking about Vanessa Hudgens! Somewhere in the Hollywood Hills right now, Vanessa Hudgens‘ agent and Vanessa Hudgens are sitting at a fancy glass table in Vanessa Hudgens‘ big fat mansion that she owns because she is a 20-year-old movie star who obviously needs to own her own mansion at that age. Her agent just got done checking off his #1 item on his V-Hudg To-Do List ("Make relevant again") while next to him, Vanessa Hudgens just wrote a big fat check for $300,000 dollars made out to "My super duper agent LOL!" Because KA-CHING! Now that these new-die nudie pictures are on the internet, everybody is going to want to see Vanessa Hudgens‘ new movie Bandslam, in theaters August 14!Wait, what? No. That is not what just happened. OR. IS. IT?! Read more »
The Disney franchise that has spawned millions of fans (not to mention millions of bucks) will certainly be returning for yet another sequel.  The network has already greenlit production for High School Musical 4, and now new details regarding the film have surfaced. While it won‘t be a big screen project, there‘s still hope for it as a Disney Channel Original Movie.  According to Reuters, the next installment will be called High School Musical 4: East Meets West and will air in 2010. Read more »
I know you‘ve probably heard a lot about Glee in the past couple months. Maybe you heard about it in May when FOX decided to air the pilot episode after the finale of American Idol. That was weird, right? I mean, what network wants to air the first episode of a television show and then ask its audience to wait months and months until the next episode? What kind of audience can you garner with a move like that? Maybe you heard about it after the iTunes sales of the singles from said pilot skyrocketed. Here are these professionally recorded songs from a TV show, ready to be purchased days after the episode aired. And the wonderful thing is that they‘re really good.Now I know what you‘re thinking: It‘s a musical. You don‘t do musicals. Maybe you‘re a dude (doooood!) who wouldn‘t be caught dead watching a singing, dancing piece of joy. I ask you to suspend that hegemonic mentality for a second and hear me out. Glee is more than just a musical... it‘s an awesome musical. But it‘s even more than that. To explain this, I‘ve laid out the key reasons why you should give Glee a chance. I‘m doing this for you, so pay attention.  Read more »
Haters have such a tough job whining about the celebrities they love to hate, but all this animosity has got to stop some time, right?  While we don‘t really have any power towards that, Vanessa Hudgens‘ pals are trying their best. Co-stars of the High School Musical actress have come to her defense, ever since another nude photo scandal of hers erupted.  Everyone‘s been on the case of the 20-year-old star, so some of her friends thought it‘d be nice to speak up for her. Read more »
We finally know why so many controversial photos of High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens have been popping up.  On a recent interview with Moviefone, the 20-year-old celebrity admitted that one of her favorite hobbies is photography.  Wow, that gives a whole new meaning to the term "amateur photographer."Anyway, she doesn‘t need the press to give her the attention of the world‘s male population.  Her leaked pictures are enough to make her noticed, if it wasn‘t for the phenomenal Disney movies she‘s been in. Read more »
I wasn‘t the type to root for either Troy or Gabriella when forced to watch High School Musical.  Other than the villainous Sharpay, it was the quiet but conniving Kelsi who made the movie bearable for me.  It wasn‘t just because of her hats too, but that was a plus.Anyway, Olesya Rulin, best known for her role in the hugely popular Disney franchise, has landed yet another film role to push her career forward.  She‘s set to appear on the upcoming drama The Christmas Movie, set to hit cinemas next year.  The actress discussed her role with ET Online, even giving us a sneak peek of the scenes they‘ll be filming. Read more »
Despite being known as a Disney star from the phenomenal High School Musical franchise, there are other endeavors Lucas Grabeel has successfully accomplished.  Some of these are the reasons why he‘s being awarded at the 15th Annual Temecula Valley International Film & Music Festival this month.According to the Music Industry News Network, the High School Musical star will be given the prestigious honor, along with several other recipients.  Included on the list are the iconic Earth Wind & Fire, film composer John Debney, and more.  Adam Gaynor of the band Matchbox 20 has been slated to host the event. Read more »
Out of the millions who look up to Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, I am not one of them.  Still, news is news and here we go.  An insider from Showbiz Spy has explained how the High School Musical couple is having a difficult time in their relationship.  It‘s getting really tough for them to be apart, so there‘s a possibility of them splitting up.Well, we‘ve heard the same story before.  From schedule troubles to third parties, all have been trashed as rumors.  The report from the source says Zanessa is on the verge of separating, and it seems apparent given the directions the actors are taking in their careers.  Can they still keep up their relationship if that‘s the case? Read more »
As we expected, someone debunked the rumor that High School Musical stars Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens were splitting up.  Well, we didn‘t have much faith in that piece of gossip anyway.  Their relationship has been quite the topic tortured by the press, but it‘s still not as scandalous as say, Jon and Kate Gosselin.Gossip Cop has reported that the representatives of the actors denied allegations that Zanessa was breaking up.  Earlier this week, an insider told Showbiz Spy that the two were on the verge of ending their romance due to so much time they spent apart.  It was already difficult to believe, and now we know what really went on. Read more »
There are so many people fascinated by the 20-year-old starlet, and for so many reasons too.  Vanessa Hudgens rose to stardom ever-so easily thanks to the production company backing her up and by now you‘re probably aware of her cover photo in Allure magazine.  In it though, the High School Musical star has admitted that she‘s definitely shedding her Disney image at last.  Well, it‘s not something we haven‘t heard before. Hudgens has been asking everyone to treat her like a grown-up, since she‘s obviously transformed herself from the goody-two-shoes image to an entirely different one.  Sure, that involves several nudies she doesn‘t want anyone to mention, but she says the path she‘s taking is supposedly more mature. Read more »
We‘ve all heard the story of Disney actors branching out into a music career okay, but let‘s give a bit of our time to High School Musical‘s Ashley Tisdale.  She already released her first album titled Headstrong back in 2007, and now she‘s back for another run. In 2008, she started recording for her second solo album titled Guilty Pleasure and the first single is almost here.  According to the actress‘ official website, Tisdale will be releasing her "club-hopping" single titled "Crank It Up" next month in Europe. Read more »
He‘s grown up from High School Musical, and just as The Beautiful Life had his career steady, the show was canceled.  Fortunately for Corbin Bleu, there‘s another role he‘s fit for.  The 20-year-old actor will be portraying the lead role of Cale Bryant in the 2009 film Free Style, which doesn‘t refer to dancing at all.  It‘s actually a motocross movie.On an interview with Teen Hollywood, Corbin Bleu discussed how his new film is going.  He also expressed how much he enjoyed filming and eventually obsessing over motorcycles since then. Read more »
The Rocket has landed himself in the ICU.  The 19-year-old actor Matt Prokop, best known for his role on High School Musical 3: Senior Year, has been in the hospital for days due to a concussion. Disney Dreaming has reported that the star has been posting Twitter updates from his bed while resting up.  He hasn‘t quite revealed the reason behind his condition, but he seems to be doing okay for now.  Read more »
Maybe it‘s a matter of changing one‘s standards, but Zac Efron has admitted that he isn‘t as fond of his previous movies as he initially was.  Now that he‘s moved on from High School Musical, he‘s looking for something fresh and new regarding his roles.  But did he really just flat-out slam his old films?Efron recently appeared on the cover of the latest issue of Nylon Guys magazine and discussed his experience watching Me and Orson Welles.  He stars in the Richard Linklater-directed movie as the protagonist Richard Samuels.  In the film, he convinces theatre director Orson Welles (Christian McKay) to cast him as Lucius in his Broadway production of Shakespeare‘s Julius Caesar. Read more »
Last Monday was a remarkable day for many High School Musical fans, or even those who are just fans of the birthday boy Zac Efron.  He turned 22 last October 18, and we found out he celebrated it a couple days earlier with his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens.Gossip Center reports that the two were spotted attending a Vancouver Giants hockey game in Vancouver, Canada on Friday.  They were joined by some friends in a box suite and cheered on, as their team defeated the Prince George Cougars. Read more »
It was tough to envision The Hills and High School Musical in one sentence, but maybe one could be the grown-up version of the other.   Luckily, a recent report regarding of Ashley Tisdale and Stephanie Pratt has done the job of combining the two topics pretty well. According to Disney Dreaming and MTV, Tisdale has been chosen by Pratt to portray her in the film version of Lauren Conrad‘s novel, LA Candy.  There‘s been news that the producers of Twilight have been tapped for the task, and casting has been the buzz since then.   Read more »
Kenny Ortega is facing several projects nowadays and his time has been taken by his next big hit, which we all know is the Michael Jackson tribute titled This is It.  Unfortunately, he‘s going to face the end of the year with one production less in his résumé.  The director of High School Musical is going the same path of his star actor Zac Efron and bailing on the remake of Footloose.According to Variety, Ortega and Co. released a statement over the weekend, saying how they couldn‘t settle differences with Paramount Pictures for the anticipated revision of the hit 1984 musical film.  They just couldn‘t agree on tone and budget, which is why both parties withdrew from the project. Read more »
It took this long for us to keep up with High School Musical star Lucas Grabeel, but it‘s lucky we did.  Stumbling upon his recent effort, a webseries titled I Kissed a Vampire, is an eerily appropriate incident given the date today.  But let‘s not go there right now.Reuters reports that Grabeel isn‘t the only Disney star who‘s involved in this production, which is billed as a "rock musical" about the classic bloodsuckers of lore.  Joining him is Drew Seeley, the "singing voice" of Troy Bolton.  And given the sudden boom and buzz about vampires, it‘s only fitting that these two cash in. Read more »
After last month‘s report of 19-year-old High School Musical 3 star Matt Prokop being rushed to the ICU, he has fully recovered and is returning with a vengeance.  A Furry Vengeance.  The actor has landed a role in another family comedy coming next year, putting him alongside veterans Brendan Fraser and Brooke Shields. Talking to the Victoria Advocate, Matt Prokop revealed that his role in the movie slightly mirrors his real life.  The story of the film is set in the Oregon wilderness where local wildlife threatens the plans of a real estate developer.  Playing Tyler, the agent‘s sarcastic son, was a great experience for the budding actor. Read more »
Since wrapping up his Disney career with High School Musical, Zac Efron has been soaring all throughout Hollywood.  His recent effort, Me and Orson Welles, even got him inside the White House.  But promoting the film wasn‘t the only thing on his agenda. The Hill reports that the 22-year-old actor was with Claire Danes and the acclaimed director of Me and Orson Welles, Richard Linklater in Washington D.C. last Tuesday.  The trio didn‘t exactly meet with the President or the first daughters.  They did, however, manage to face several administration officials. Read more »
We haven‘t heard much from Olesya Rulin ever since she appeared on High School Musical, other than her stint on the show Greek.  But her recurring role there isn‘t enough for her career to keep thriving.  It‘s only lucky that she managed to land a role in another pilot called Keep Hope Alive.The FOX comedy is a project from the creator of My Name Is Earl, Greg Garcia.  The Hollywood Reporter has confirmed the new pilot to be a single-camera series which also stars Martha Plimpton and newcomer Lucas Neff. Read more »
Vanessa Hudgens‘ career has just gotten Beastly.  We‘ve already known that this project of hers has been lined up for quite some time, but the trailer‘s just been released.  It only lasts a few seconds though, with hardly a glimpse of the High School Musical star.  However, that‘s all it takes for Hudgens‘ fans to get crazy.Beastly will be hitting theaters eight months from now, but it‘s never too late to advertise.  The teaser trailer features a voiceover, a couple scenes, and a sly smile from the 20-year-old actress.  It may be pegged as a remake of Beauty and the Beast, but with the effects and the modern take on it, it looks way far from the original. Read more »
The transition from High School Musical to Me and Orson Welles looked incredibly easy for 22-year-old Zac Efron.  It seemed as though he breezed through the parts, with the confidence only veteran actors have.  But as he admitted himself, this isn‘t exactly the case.The promising celebrity talked to MTV News that in taking roles, be it film or TV, there‘s always a bit of anxiety for him.  Efron actually gets nervous before appearing on stage, but he says that‘s where the fun lies. Read more »
This is a proud moment for High School Musical fans, and admittedly it‘s a bit unexpected.  But when talents like Corbin Bleu start to rise to the surface, it should only be recognized.  The 20-year-old actor will be the first star of the Disney franchise to head to Broadway, as he stars in a production marking his debut.After years of playing Chad on the High School Musical series, Corbin Bleu will take the stage on the Tony Award-winning performance titled In the Heights.  According to Variety, he‘ll be portraying a young bodega owner named Usnavi.  The musical kicks off on January and will run until April next year. Read more »
Far from his throng of female fans and away from the cameras constantly recording his every move, Zac Efron is somehow a different person.  The High School Musical star may be a Hollywood hotshot, but he‘s the type who knows how to have fun on his own.One of the activities he really enjoys doing is skateboarding.  But this slightly introverted celebrity doesn‘t have to travel to skate parks for that.  He has his own installed inside his own home. Read more »
2009 is coming to an end and there are a great deal of things to talk about. Here at BuddyTV, our resident Love Doctor, Jason Mesnick, wanted to give his input on the year. Of course, Jason‘s outlook is always focused on love and relationships. This week, BuddyTV‘s Love Doctor wanted to share the three couples he thinks were most inspiring this year. Granted, Jason‘s requirements are a bit different from everyone else, but that‘s because he has the innate ability to see true love at work.So, give it a watch an let us know if you agree with our expert. Is Jason way off-base? Can you see where he‘s coming from? Will you start to use Vazfron in your day-to-day? Comment below to let the Love Doctor know what you think. Read more »
These High School Musical stars are getting older and bolder.  Last Monday, Zac Efron got a hundred friends together at East Restaurant & Lounge in Hollywood.  He had a plan, and that was to surprise his girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens with a reports that the starlet didn‘t know what hit her as she walked into the room.  Hudgens was driven in a chauffeured Audi Q7 with her beau Efron to the venue, where everyone arrived to greet her.  Read more »
We may not see the resemblance between High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens and hitmaker Mariah Carey, but they‘ve already been tapped to play a mother-daughter team on film.  Monsters and Critics reports that the two are in talks for a new movie.  Does anyone believe it‘s possible for this to push through?According to sources, the 21-year-old Vanessa Hudgens has already been called up for the role.  There are very few details regarding the project, and not even the title has been divulged.  Read more »
Sharpay Evans is all about show business, and things have looked good so far.  For actress Ashley Tisdale, however, things have been getting even better. While High School Musical has been (and still is) such a money-making venture, the stars need other activities to keep their careers on top.  That‘s one reason why the 24-year-old celebrity has inked the deal to become a producer for television shows. Read more »
We‘ve witnessed how Zac Efron went from High School Musical to a Richard Linklater flick known as Me and Orson Welles.  The actor has just been gaining more and more success with his career, but will he be able to top all that?  If he gets to be on another mainstream movie, he might just do so.But what are the chances of him taking over for Tobey Maguire for the new Spider-Man movie?  During the 2010 Critics‘ Choice Movie Awards held last Friday, Zac Efron discussed his options. Read more »
After he became known for High School Musical and then for sort-of kissing a vampire on the interwebs, it looks like Lucas Grabeel is gearing up for another project.  He‘ll be starring alongside David Hasselhoff on the upcoming flick The Legend of the Dancing Ninja.Now, we‘re not exactly sure if this laughable effort will push through, but IMDB says it will.  Grabeel will be playing the titular role in the movie, an orphaned boy named Ikki who later finds out that he‘s the legendary dancing ninja. Read more »
We didn‘t think it‘d be this Wildcat who‘d end up on Broadway, but High School Musical star Corbin Bleu certainly proved us wrong.  The 20-year-old actor has just debuted on the recent production of the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights, which kicked off January 25.If you missed his first performance, there‘s still time to catch Corbin Bleu.  The play will last for 13 weeks, with the actor portraying the lead character Usnavi.  It‘s definitely an accomplishment for the star, even though it‘s an entirely different experience. Read more »
We haven‘t been hearing much from High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens these days, which probably means she‘s busy working on more projects.  It‘s either that or she doesn‘t have any more movies to offer, but we‘re thinking it‘s the former. Anyway, the 21-year-old actress made an appearance to promote her upcoming movie Beastly.  It isn‘t your regular promotional though, since she talked to her fans through an online video on Facebook. Read more »
Here‘s another new project from your favorite Wildcat, High School Musical star Zac Efron.  Instead of inundating you with puns and references to flames and such, let‘s just get right down to it.  The 22-year-old actor will be starring in the movie adaptation of the comic book Fire, in addition to being the executive producer for it.Deadline Hollywood has reported that Zac Efron will be playing a college student who gets recruited by the CIA, later realizing that he‘s merely being trained as an expendable agent.  The graphic novel Fire was written by Brian Michael Bendis and was published by Image Comics, and the thriller seems to have the star hooked. Read more »
For those who have been tracking down the progress of High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens, you may like to list this one down.  The 21-year-old actress has been named "Female Star of Tomorrow" by ShoWest recently, along with her Beastly co-star Alex Pettyfer.According to The Hollywood Reporter, the two of them will be featured at the 2010 ShoWest gala.  It‘s held to honor the industry‘s brightest stars, and in this case it‘s these two Beastly actors.  Read more »
Not new to voicing animated characters on television, High School Musical star Ashley Tisdale has landed herself a gig on the Seth Macfarlane-created series The Cleveland Show.  She‘ll be on the show as the character Lacey Stapleton, bagging three episodes for her appearance.According to Ashley Tisdale‘s official website, the actress can be first heard on The Cleveland Show‘s "The Curious Case of Jr. Working at the Stool."  It will air on February 21, followed by a couple more installments featuring the star. Read more »
As young actor Zac Efron makes his way as a big Hollywood star, it seems as though he wants nothing more to do with his past.  He may have risen to fame thanks to Disney‘s High School Musical franchise, but he isn‘t planning on returning to that again.Variety reports that the 22-year-old celebrity has recently just inked a two-year deal with Warner Bros. Pictures.  This enables him to produce his own movies, star in them, and basically do whatever he wants to develop them.  It doesn‘t look like he‘s going to make a fourth installment to the High School Musical movies though, since he‘s already left all that behind. Read more »
With the release date of Beastly drawing near, the movie‘s stars Vanessa Hudgens and Alex Pettyfer have released several promos to encourage fans to watch.  The High School Musical starlet appeared in another sneak peek for the film, wherein she takes the fans behind the scenes to talk about the big project.  Well, the lead actor‘s in it too.Just Jared Jr. posted the clip online, and you can watch it below.  There are more scenes with Vanessa Hudgens now, as compared to the trailer that was released earlier.  It certainly looks like she‘s gone a long way from High School Musical. Read more »
Earlier this year, news broke out that Smallville star Tom Welling was trying his hand out as executive producer of a TV pilot.  The CW picked up his and Kevin Murphy‘s Hellcats as one of the dramas it will be developing, and now the network has hauled in the show‘s cast.Read: Smallville Renewed for Season 10Since Hellcats is about the competitive and often nasty world of cheerleading, we‘d expect stars like the Disney-bred Ashley Tisdale and Aly Michalka to headline it.  The Hollywood Reporter confirms their participation in the upcoming series, as well as giving details on their roles.  Read more »
Paula Abdul ditched ABC‘s planned revival of Star Search, it seems, for this.Entertainment Weekly reports that the former American Idol judge is talking with NBC to front a new reality series that revolves around the world of flash mob dancing. Read more »
It‘s odd that I noticed, but it‘s been a while since we last heard "Breaking Free" and those other High School Musical hits. That‘s because the franchise‘s stars are busy moving on. Fans of the movie series are still following them through their respective careers though, and now that they‘ve landed new projects it‘s a good time to track them down again.Read: High School Musical Director Kenny Ortega Working with Paula Abdul Read more »
We‘re not holding out on a High School Musical 4, especially since the Disney stars have been moving on to other ventures. Now, there‘s the stage and the big screen to look forward to, along with the usual hint of controversy here and there.Catch Up with the High School Musical StarsDisney Dreaming reports that actor Zac Efron has been tapped to play superhero Flash Gordon in a movie adaptation of the comic books. In the past, he was surprisingly linked to playing Spider-Man. He eventually denied such rumors, but this new role seems like something the 22-year-old star welcomes. Read more »
As we‘ve said, there won‘t be a High School Musical 4. However, we bet Disney saw how difficult it is to let go of the million-dollar franchise, especially its "fabulous" star. The others, as we all know, have moved on.Check Out Corbin Bleu on In the Heights and Zac Efron Eyeing Flash Gordon RoleAshley Tisdale‘s rep confirmed to Just Jared that the 24-year-old actress will indeed be headlining a spin-off of the series soon, titled Sharpay‘s Fabulous Adventure. It‘s going to be another Disney Channel Original Movie and is expected to premiere in 2011. Read more »
Their search for more mature roles have gotten these High School Musical stars a variety of projects. There‘s Broadway for Corbin Bleu and a movie spin-off for Ashley Tisdale. Of course we know about Zac Efron‘s many films, but it looks as though he has some tough competition from his girlfriend.Check Out the Dish on the Upcoming Sharpay Movie Read more »
While his girlfriend is getting ready to strip on stage for a production of Rent (organized by Neil Patrick Harris himself!), Zac Efron is preparing himself for another tough role too. The High School Musical star will be portraying a criminal on the upcoming remake of Snabba Cash, a Swedish thriller based on a 2006 novel by Jens Lapidus.Read: Vanessa Hudgens to Play Stripper on RentThe Hollywood Reporter announced that the 22-year-old actor will star and produce the film. Warner Bros. bought the rights to Snabba Cash, which follows three storylines about drugs and crime.  Read more »
Gabriella and Sharpay already come from two opposing universes, but that doesn‘t necessarily apply to the High School Musical actors who portrayed them. Although the characters they‘ll be playing next might make us think again. Both Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Tisdale have landed a couple of new projects, such as the highly anticipated Sucker Punch and the Tom Welling-produced Hellcats. Check Out What Other High School Musical Stars Are Up To Read more »
As these Disney stars shed their High School Musical image, we just keep getting more surprised. They‘ve undertaken new projects, yes, and have certainly moved on. But did Zac Efron go too far when he put his head on a squirrel‘s body?Zac Efron to Play Drug Dealer in Snabba CashNot really. It‘s all in good fun anyway. Read on to find out what. Read more »
Even though Ashley Tisdale hasn‘t let go of High School Musical completely, the actress is still getting role after role as she progresses in her career. These days, she‘s been busy promoting her new show Hellcats on the CW. She also has a new movie coming out soon, not to mention the Sharpay spin-off for Disney.PHOTOS: The CW Fall 2010 Upfront Presentation Read more »
Before we see Zac Efron‘s head on a squirrel for this year‘s MTV Movie Awards, let‘s catch his latest effort at comedy. The High School Musical star reportedly made an appearance at UCLA recently and performed for the crowd.Zac Efron on the 2010 MTV Movie AwardsJust Jared Jr. reports that the 22-year-old Efron was spotted along with the UCLA comedy troupe, taking the stage for their final show of The Waitlist. He also had girlfriend and High School Musical co-star Vanessa Hudgens with him. Read more »
As a rising star in Hollywood, High School Musical‘s Zac Efron has had plenty of recognition. It was announced that he‘s in line for yet another one, straight from Hawaii. No doubt he‘ll soon be celebrating with girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens about this.Zac and Vanessa Moving In Together?According to The Associated Press, the 22-year-old actor will be honored with the Shining Star Award during the Maui Film Festival later this month. The ceremony kicks off on June 16, and Zac Efron will be joining the festivities to accept the prize. Read more »
It‘s that time of the year again: the MTV Movie Awards are this Sunday.Now, some of you might be thinking, "Bah, it‘s going to be another Twilight love-fest like last year." Well, here‘s the bad news: the second film in the popular vampire franchise, New Moon, has five nominations, including one for Best Movie, and the expected Best Kiss nod for Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson. (Plus, there‘s more non-Twilight love for Twilight stars: Kristen also scored another nomination for The Runaways, while Anna Kendrick scored a Breakthrough Performance nod for Up in the Air.)  Read more »
The 2010 MTV Movie Awards are tonight at 9pm, and hosted by Parks and Recreation star Aziz Ansari, the show is sure to be heavy on things young girls love: Justin Bieber, Zac Efron and the cast of Twilight.  If these video promos are any indication, there will also be some great laughs, as they‘re funnier than last year‘s entire show.Check out the videos starring host Aziz Ansari as well as Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner from Twilight, Tom Cruise as his movie producer character from Tropic Thunder, Justin Bieber, Kristen Bell, Sarah Silverman and The Hurt Locker‘s Jeremy Renner.  That strange mix of tween sensations, cool comics, big-time movie stars and Oscar nominees is exactly the kind of absurd blend the MTV Movie Awards offers.  Read more »
In spite of the numerous projects she‘s landed and talked about, Vanessa Hudgens‘ new movie Beastly won‘t be making its way to theatres soon. And guess what, her boyfriend Zac Efron is partly to blame.Catch Zac Efron on the MTV Movie AwardsMTV News reports that CBS made the announcement a week ago. They said that Beastly would have to be shelved for the meantime, only to resurface in March next year.  Read more »
Relationships are tricky business, particularly if you‘re either a rich and famous Hollywood star or a fictional character. In Shipping News each week, I break down for you the three most note-worthy (to me!) relationships -- i.e., ships -- o‘ the week into the Tip-Top Ship Shape (for the best ship of the week), That Ship Has Sailed (for romances that fell apart) and You Sunk My Relation Ship (for the most devastating moment in a romance we‘re shipping for). Got a duo you‘re totally shipping for? Drop me a line in the comments, and you may see them featured here.  Read more »
Thanks to an interview with an astronomer, the Internet has gone crazy over new truths written in the stars. Instead of the 12 zodiac constellations we‘ve all known and loved, it turns out that there‘s a 13th zodiac sign out there. And it‘s called Ophiuchus. Weird... Read more »
But not really.The inexplicably ubiquitous tween star did, however, go down in a hail of bullets on last night‘s CSI. Prepare yourself for much YouTube glee and viral forwarding. Read more »
It‘s fair to say that Glee is a hit. Lots of awards, a bunch of imitating shows on the way and oodles of fans make that obvious. But how did we get Glee? There‘s a long history of musicality on television, and every step brought us a bit closer to the crazy success of Glee. Read more »
February may have passed us by, but Cupid‘s arrow just keeps on hitting targets - particularly the rich and famous. Today‘s quiz on rumored relationships and celebrity crushes proves that hardly anyone can escape the pangs of romance, especially when you have the paparazzi on your tail every time.We‘re here to test your knowledge on who‘s dating whom in the business of show. Also, keep an eye out for questions on the country‘s biggest sweethearts, heartthrobs, and hotties.   Read more »
Being a twenty-something watching the Teen Choice Awards is like intruding in your little sister‘s party. You‘re lucky to be let in, but you don‘t understand most of what‘s going on.Like, why did Robert Pattinson still win the Choice Vampire award? I thought Twilight was so five minutes ago? (For now, at least, since the first Breaking Dawn movie has yet to come out, and I haven‘t seen frantic Twilight fans go out on the streets in ages.) And the fact that teenagers picked him rather than, say, True Blood‘s Alexander Skarsgard or The Vampire Diaries‘ Ian Somerhalder...Then again, it wasn‘t a bad night for TVD, as the show scooped five awards, including a sweep of the Fantasy/Sci-Fi TV category. It‘s pretty much a repeat of last year‘s Teen Choice Awards, really, except for the fact that Paul Wesley did not win; Ian did. Read more »
What happens when Sons of Anarchy meets High School Musical? Viewers of the gritty FX biker drama will find out with the show‘s upcoming season.  Read more »
It‘s time for another round of Dancing with the Stars! The cast for season 17 was announced live on Good Morning America, Read more »
They say the way to a man‘s heart is through his stomach-- this rings true with ABC Family‘s upcoming series, Young & Hungry, a light-hearted romantic comedy starring Emily Osment and Jonathan Sadowski. Read more »
FOX had a busy Saturday at the Television Critics Association winter press tour, renewing three shows while making several huge casting announcements.  Read more »
Ever since the Sound of Music Live! premiered to huge numbers, live musicals on TV have become a bit of a trend. NBC has been leading the charge with annual production following their first success with Sound of Music. FOX has decided to join the game with Grease: Live. They also hope to continue their new venture with Passion, a new musical based on Jesus Christ‘s final hours of life, later this year. FOX might not have started the trend but Grease: Live shows that they have perfected it. Grease: Live set a new standard for live productions on TV and provided several lessons that any future performances (from whatever network hosts them) should heed. Read more »