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Vanessa Hudgens: 'The Internet Is The Worst Invention Ever'

April 10th, 2011 11:30am EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens was recently asked by PEOPLE magazine to share what she thinks is the best invention ever, but the Sucker Punch star quickly turned that question around.

"I know what the worst invention ever is," she says, "The internet. I think it's ruining everyone, and it just makes everybody way too accessible – it just takes away the glamor and mystery from our business."

The star recently had a new batch of graphic photos hit the internet.

The High School Musical star has gotten the FBI involved to help root out the person (or people) who keeps leaking the photos. The hackers resp...
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Vanessa Hudgens Wants To Get More Tattoos

March 30th, 2011 9:45pm EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
Former Sucker Punch star Vanessa Hudgens is so thrilled with her first tattoo she wants more - even though her agents are begging her not to get any more ink.

The actress has had a butterfly inked on her neck and now she wants to get more skin art the next time she's in New York and tattooist-to-the-stars Bang Bang is available.

She says, "My agents are really ticked off. My manager's like, 'No, do anything else; just don't get another tattoo'. But it's my body; I'll do whatever I want."

Hudgens wants one tattoo on her ribcage and she's keen to get a cross on the side of her left hand.

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Vanessa Hudgens Lifts Her Shirt At A Laker Game - Is She An Exhibitionist?

March 29th, 2011 6:58pm EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
Amidst a recent scandal where several racy images of Vanessa Hudgens (actually they're pretty x-rated) were leaked by cyber-thieves, the actress was at the Staples Center in Los Angeles Sunday lifting up her Lakers are for Lovers t-shirt to show off her sexy belly and pierced navel. She was there with rumored boyfriend Josh Hutcherson to catch the game between the Lakers and New Orleans Hornets.

Vanessa isn't the only star who's been targeted by hackers - several young celebrities, including Scarlett Johansson, Natalie Portman, and Miley Cyrus, have also been targeted, and rumors abound t...
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Vanessa Hudgens Explains Butterfly Tattoo

March 6th, 2011 5:17pm EST
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens has explained the personal reasons behind her first tattoo and revealed she feels like a "badass" for going under the needle.

The former High School Musical star headed to a tattoo parlor in New York last month and left with a large butterfly inked on the back of her neck.

The actress has now opened up about her first piece of body art during an appearance on The Late Show With David Letterman, insisting the butterfly comes from a story her mother told her.

She says, "A butterfly landed on my mom's stomach a week before I was born and that's how I got my name, because Van...
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Vanessa Hudgens: New Face Of Candie's Clothing Line

January 26th, 2011 1:52pm EST
Vanessa Hudgens
Following in the fashion footsteps of Britney Spears, Fergie, and Hilary Duff, teen dream Vanessa Hudgens is now the new face of Candie's ad campaign for Spring 2011. Sold exclusively in Kohl's stores nationwide, Candie's offers fun, fresh, and affordable style options for the trendsetter at heart. You can catch these ads to debut in March along with Vanessa even tweeting behind the scenes gossip from the brand's Twitter page via @Candiesbrand.

"Ever since I saw Fergie do the ads for Candie's, I fell in love. It's such an honor to be a Candie's girl," reveals Vanessa Hudgens. "We had a bl...
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Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens Broke Up

December 13th, 2010 4:17pm EST
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have decided to end their relationship.

The couple, who met while filming the 2006 hit Disney TV movie "High School Musical," reportedly split for no real reason other than their relationship just "ran its course," according to a report from E! Online's Marc Malkin & Ken Baker.

Sources told the writers that there was "no third party involved" and that they are going to remain friends.

Next up for the former couple? Vanessa stars in Sucker Punch (2011) - Zack Snyder's violent spin on Alice in Wonderland; and Zac is currently filming his next project, The Luck...
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Hot Legs: Vanessa Hudgens At The 'Legend Of The Guardians' Premiere

September 20th, 2010 9:23pm EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens attended the Los Angeles premiere of "Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole" on Sunday looking cute in a black, red and yellow sundress.

Vanessa and her boyfriend Zac Efron study the films they watch for acting tips. Efron explained, "Me and Vanessa go to the movies a lot and when we're done we try and analyze the movie - what we liked about it. That way you're actively watching it...(I like to) figure out what was new about it, what was innovative, what we had seen before, what was redundant... you also look at the other actors."

The compassionate actress recentl...
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Zac Efron Wants 'Glee' Role

September 19th, 2010 8:52pm EDT
Zac Efron
Zac Efron is hoping to land a cameo appearance in "Glee" - he'd "absolutely" love to be a part of the hit show.

The actor showed off his singing and dancing skills in the "High School Musical" franchise but moved on to more serious roles, with starring parts in "Me and Orson Welles" and "Charlie St. Cloud."

But Efron would have no qualms about returning to his musical roots - he's hoping TV bosses reach out to him about a part.

He tells Britain's Live from Studio Five, "They haven't asked me yet... I think it'd be really fun. They're doing a great job of the show. Yeah, absolutely (I'd l...
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Zac Efron & Vanessa Hudgens Are Film Fanatics

September 19th, 2010 5:06pm EDT
Zac Efron
Date night for Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens is hard work - the "High School Musical" sweethearts study the films they watch for acting tips.

The pair has been dating since they met on the set of the Disney show in 2005 and they love nothing more than heading out to the movies.

But the young stars often end up critiquing the pictures afterwards.

Efron says, "Every time you go you can pick away at what you like. Me and Vanessa go to the movies a lot and when we're done we try and analyze the movie - what we liked about it. That way you're actively watching it.

"I hate it when people go, ...
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Zac Efron Says Turning Down 'Footloose' Remake Was A Very Hard Decision

August 17th, 2010 12:10am EDT
Zac Efron
Turning down the chance to lead the updated "Footloose" film was the hardest call Zac Efron has ever had to make.

The "High School Musical" star was the first actor attached to the remake, but had to turn the lead role down after realizing the new version would not live up to the original, which starred Kevin Bacon.

He tells Details magazine, "All the things I loved about 'Footloose' I couldn't find in the project. They just weren't there. I couldn't see myself doing it."

And then he had to tell "High School Musical" creator Kenny Ortega he didn't want to be a part of the movie: "I love ...
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Zac Efron Tips Vanessa Hudgens During 'Rent ' Striptease

August 10th, 2010 11:38pm EDT
Zac Efron
Zac Efron showed his support for girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens during her final performance in hit musical "Rent" on Sunday - by cheekily tipping her $20 during a sexy striptease.

The actress starred as 19-year-old Mimi, a troubled HIV-positive stripper, in the three-day Hollywood Bowl production.

But audience members got an unexpected surprise on Sunday when Efron stood up from his front row seat to hand his belle a reward for her hard work during one raunchy dance routine for the song "Out Tonight."

Fans' video footage posted online shows Hudgens reaching out to grab the cash before stuff...
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Zac Efron Attacked By Bats

August 4th, 2010 11:52pm EDT
Zac Efron
Zac Efron has terrifying memories of a childhood visit to a haunted house - he was attacked by a colony of bats.

The "High School Musical" star and a group of pals decided to spook themselves by visiting a property close to his California home that was rumored to have a resident ghost.

But when the boys sneaked through the dilapidated house, they were chased away by a frightening encounter with the winged mammals.

He tells Britain's OK! magazine, "When I was growing up, the house next door was haunted, nobody would go inside. It had these broken boards and there were all kinds of weird s...
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Zac Efron Forms His Own Production Company

July 29th, 2010 10:35pm EDT
Zac Efron
Former Disney star Zac Efron is moving on from his "High School Musical" roots - the actor has launched his own production company.

The 22 year old has partnered with his manager Jason Barret to form Ninjas Runnin' Wild Productions, and has employed Fox network executive Jason Young as head of development and Angie Edgar of Alchemy Production Group as his creative executive.

Efron tells USA Today, "We're looking for stuff that is original, that doesn't necessarily have a brand associated with it. You can make something truly brilliant now and it doesn't have to be a remake."

Company exec...
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Zac Efron Signs Autographs For Fans On The Way To A Taping

July 29th, 2010 8:30pm EDT
Zac Efron
A dapper Zac Efron greeted and signed autographs for fans prior to appearing on the "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" show on Wednesday. He wore a blue-gray button down shirt and black slacks.

The actor admits he's still paying his dues in Hollywood. The 22-year-old star of "High School Musical," who was previously vying for the lead in the Spider-Man franchise, is desperate to sink his teeth into a meaty role but admits he has yet to earn the respect of movie fans.

He stars in the new film "Charlie St. Cloud" in which a young man forms a unique connection to the afterlife after surviving the tragic c...
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Vanessa Hudgens Heats Up The Red Carpet At The MTV Movie Awards

June 7th, 2010 9:40pm EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens showed a little bit of cleavage at the MTV Movie Awards last night in a short, white frock embellished with some sequins. She looks good, as always, but we think our Disney girl needs to mix up her style a bit. What do you think?

The "High School Musical" star recently said she's going to replace some of the "old" actresses in Hollywood: "All the actresses I love are getting old and I'm like, 'Who's going to replace them? You guys can't get old.' But, at the same time, I guess it's my turn."

Yikes! Put the claws away, Vanessa.

She stars in the upcoming film "Beastly" alon...
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Vanessa Hudgens Promotes Women

June 5th, 2010 3:54pm EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens looked like a lovely young lady at the Crystal + Lucy Awards in Century City on Tuesday.

The awards show is held by Woman In Film, and its purpose is to empower, promote and mentor women in the entertainment and media industries.

The "High School Musical" star stars in the upcoming film "Beastly" in which a curse transforms a handsome and arrogant young man into everything he detests. It's a contemporary retelling of "Beauty and the Beast." She will also appear in "Sucker Punch," centering on an action-packed fantasy world of a mental patient (Emily Browning), who escap...
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Aly Michalka Stars With Ashley Tisdale In New CW Cheerleader Drama 'Hellcats' (Hot Pics!)

May 20th, 2010 11:19pm EDT
Aly Michalka
Aly & A.J. singer Aly Michalka and "High School Musical's" Ashley Tisdale helped the CW network debut their fall lineup on Thursday. The pair will star together in a high school cheerleader drama called "Hellcats." There's no word if ageless 24-year-old Tisdale will play a high school student in this one or if they'll be giving her a more mature role though.

The show will fit into one of the vacant slots in the upcoming fall schedule after bosses at the network confirmed that the the remake of the popular 80s nighttime soap "Melrose Place" was canceled.

Hit hero drama "Smallville" will al...
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Vanessa Hudgens Is All Legs At ShoWest Awards

March 19th, 2010 2:18pm EDT
Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens won the "Female Star of Tomorrow Award" at the ShoWest Final Night Talent Awards in Las Vegas Thursday. She looked mighty fine in a glittering gold shift dress.

The "High School Musical" actress was stunned she was nominated for the coveted accolade. She said, "I can't tell you how proud and blessed I feel to be here. I've been doing this since I was three, so that makes for about 18 years."

Other winners at the bash included "The Hangover" star Zach Galifianakis, who was named "Comedy Star Of The Year," while "Breakthrough Female Star of the Year" went to Amanda Seyfried....
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Best TV Schools

August 24th, 2009 9:56am EDT
High School Musical
It's almost time to head back to school, and you can feel the excitement/anticipation/trepidation in the year. Students are getting together their binders and pens as well as their back-to-school clothing. It's also time to set up your TiVo for a new season of television excellence. If you're feeling a little nostalgic for school or want to think of places that could be better or worse than your own, look no further than these TV schools!

Bayside High School from "Saved By The Bell"

Bayside was the place to be during the early 90s when anyone 8-17 could not wait to be "Saved By The Be...
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Jessica Biel & Megan Fox Move On To Round 2 Of 'Celebrity Madness' (Pt. 1); Vote!

March 23rd, 2009 12:30pm EDT
Jessica Biel
Cast your votes for your favorite celebs in Round 2 of Starpulse.com's first annual "Celebrity Madness" tournament! With round one over, you've narrowed the field of 64 down to 32 and we've got 16 more matchups for you to vote on in both our men's and women's brackets!

Round 2 will consist of four parts with eight matchups in each one for you to vote on. Links to both men's and women's below.

-Click here to see the results of the first round!

For more information on the "Celebrity Madness" tournament and to get updated & printable brackets, go HERE.

The Matchup

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Play Starpulse's 'Celebrity Madness 2009 - The Men' (Round 1, Group 4)

March 19th, 2009 4:20pm EDT
Leonardo DiCaprio
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in Starpulse.com's First Annual "Celebrity March Madness" showdown! In the spirit of the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, we bring you two celebrity tournaments throughout the month of March that will determine the number one male and female celebrity - chosen by YOU!

All you have to do is cast your vote in the poll under the picture for one of the two celebs in each matchup! At the end of the round, we'll tally the votes and get the next round underway. There's even a bracket (updated after each round) with all ...
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Play Starpulse's 'Celebrity Madness 2009 - The Women' (Round 1, Group 4)

March 19th, 2009 3:10pm EDT
Number One Seed Bar Refaeli
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in Starpulse.com's First Annual "Celebrity March Madness" showdown! In the spirit of the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, we bring you two celebrity tournaments throughout the month of March that will determine the number one male and female celebrity - chosen by YOU!

All you have to do is cast your vote in the poll under the picture for one of the two celebs in each matchup! At the end of the round, we'll tally the votes and get the next round underway. There's even a bracket (updated after each round) with all ...
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Play Starpulse's 'Celebrity Madness 2009 - The Women' (Round 1, Group 2)

March 19th, 2009 1:00pm EDT
Number One Seed Megan Fox
Cast your votes for your favorite male & female celebrities in Starpulse.com's First Annual "Celebrity March Madness" showdown! In the spirit of the NCAA Men's and Women's Basketball Tournaments, we bring you two celebrity tournaments throughout the month of March that will determine the number one male and female celebrity - chosen by YOU!

All you have to do is cast your vote in the poll under the picture for one of the two celebs in each matchup! At the end of the round, we'll tally the votes and get the next round underway. There's even a bracket (updated after each round) with all ...
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The Cineplexes Are Alive With The Sound Of Music: The Return Of The Movie Musical

May 6th, 2008 8:30am EDT
Hairspray
On April 22's episode of American Idol, renowned composer and lyricist Andrew Lloyd Weber stood patiently trying to teach a blank-eyed Jason Castro the song, "Memory" from one of history's most popular musicals, "Cats." Smiled the clueless Castro, "I didn't even know a cat was singing it."

Quell'horror! Is this the extent of musical theater knowledge possessed by today's generation? In fairness, Castro is from Texas, not exactly around the corner from Broadway. Perhaps had there been a big-screen version of "Cats," more people under the age of 30 would be hip to the magic and majesty...
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Multi-Language Versions Of 'High School Musical 2' Songs To Air

January 15th, 2008 4:22pm EST
High School Musical 2
Seventeen renditions of songs from the global sensation for kids and families, Disney's "High School Musical 2," performed in multiple languages by recording artists from around the world, will be presented Friday, January 18 during a special programming event on Disney Channel. The music videos have been airing on each country's local Disney Channel.

The day-long event begins with a 16-episode marathon of Disney's "Hannah Montana" (12:00 noon-8:00 p.m., ET/PT), and leads into a telecast of the smash hit "High School Musical 2" (8:00-10:00 p.m., ET/PT). Miley Cyrus, star of "Hannah M...
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Top 10 Entertainers Of The Year

December 31st, 2007 12:00pm EST
George Clooney
We put a lot of thought into who should make it into the "Top 10 Entertainers Of The Year" list of 2007, and it caused quite the debate among our friends and colleagues, particularly over who should occupy the top spot. Take a look:

10. The Cast of High School Musical

The group that made "High School Musical" a phenomenon went through a lot in 2007. They rocketed from nobodys to tabloid fixations (hello, Zac Efron), from adorable, dimple-cheeked Hilary Duff's in-the-making to sex symbols (naked photos of Vannessa Hudgens, anyone?). The point is, these singing and dancing young actors...
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AFI 2007 'Moments Of Significance' Include Writers Strike, 'Planet Earth'

December 27th, 2007 1:26pm EST
High School Musical 2
The American Film Institute (AFI) just announced the year's AFI "Moments of Significance." These seven noteworthy events were determined to have had an impact on the world of the moving image during the calendar year 2007.

Each year, AFI Awards adds another volume to the history of American film and television by documenting the collective opinion of the moving image communities, archiving the year's significant moments and honoring the talent and collaborative teams who have created the year's outstanding accomplishments. Ten AFI Movies of the Year and 10 AFI Television Programs of th...
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Starpulse Feature: The Top 10 Entertainment Stories of 2007

December 14th, 2007 11:25am EST
Anna Nicole Smith
It's been one heck of a year in the entertainment industry. Britney Spears dodged parenthood and paparazzi, some stars got caught drinking and driving while others served jail time, and Playboy icon Anna Nicole Smith died of an accidental drug overdose. But there were some positive events as well, including Harry Potter making his swan song and Led Zeppelin reuniting.

Here is Starpulse's list of the 10 most electrifying events of the past year:

10. High School Musical Phenomenon

Do not under estimate the power of the teen. They make or break this industry. Remember the boy band...
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Zac Efron Beats Michael Jackson For 'Most Wanted' Celebrity Title

December 6th, 2007 10:09am EST
Zac Efron
Zac Efron is The "Most Wanted" Celebrity of 2007 according to ContactAnyCelebrity.com, a research firm based in West Hollywood, California that provides celebrity contact information to fans, businesses, nonprofits and the media.

The Top 10 "Most Wanted" Celebrities of 2007 are the "most wanted" for autographs, donations, endorsements and media requests from fans, businesses, nonprofits and the media out of ContactAnyCelebrity.com's list of over 54,565 celebrities worldwide.

"Even with his less-than-stellar image, Michael Jackson is #2 and would probably be #1 if it weren't for Za...
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Starpulse's 'Holiday Survival Movie Guide'

November 23rd, 2007 12:00pm EST
Shrek The Third
Another Christmas is upon us, as well as one more year down the drain. On that cheerful note, here are some recently released and upcoming DVD releases to help you survive another holiday season.

The first movie on our list is the third installment of the very popular family friendly "Shrek" series. In this sequel, Shrek and the love of his life Fiona attempt to have a fairy-tale wedding, but the death of King Harold throws a monkey wrench into their plans. The film stars the usual gang of suspects, Mike Myers, Cameron Diaz and Eddie Murphy, as well as the always funny John Cleese. It...
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