"Aw, that's not it," Efron groaned, as Kelly held up a shot of him with a mustache, cop sunglasses and hilariously tight shorts. "I did 'Seventeen Again' with Tom Lennon, who was big on 'Reno 911,' he played Lt. Dangle," Efron explained. "I didn't have a Halloween costume so I called up my boy and I said, 'Hey man, so you still have your old costume?' he said 'Yeah, man, I have the whole thing.'"
It was a mere five years ago, on Jan. 20, 2006, that 'High School Musical' hit the Disney Channel airwaves, making Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens the king and queen of the teen dream set, becoming the most successful movie in the cable network's history, nabbing a pair of Emmys and sparking TV and big-screen sequels, all along the way to becoming a true pop culture phenomenon.
You may have heard what "Zanessa" has been up to post-'HSM,' but, in honor of the original movie's anniversary, we're catching up with what the rest of the East High Wildcats have been doing ...
The Hollywood Foreign Press Association announced via Twitter that 'House' and 'TRON: Legacy' star, Olivia Wilde, will also be among the famous faces handing out awards at the ceremony.
Someone should tell Blonsky that Efron is currently owned by the Vanessa Hudgens Corporation and they have the rights to him for a little longer.
Zac Efron is pretty popular. But on 'Lopez Tonight' (weeknights, 11PM ET on TBS), he showed up to discuss his role in the new film 'Charlie St. Cloud.' Unfortunately, part of his acting job during the film involved being hit in the crotch. With a baseball.
During his conversation with host George Lopez, Zac revealed that it only took one take to do the crotch-hitting scene. That's good. We'd hate to have to think about Zac being hit in the groin over and over again. Then, Zac moved on to discussing previous crotch troubles that he'd had in his past. This conversation involved the mention of a game that he played in high school, which involved hitting other people in the groin. According to Zac, this game was called "Sack Tap."
When Jimmy Kimmel asked whether this was his first strip-club experience, Efron initially said no, then joked, "I'm cutting back right now. I'm trying to keep it between, like you know, three or four nights a week."
"I've heard a lot about these places -- mostly from rap music," he continued, joking that he'd imagined T-Pain and Usher would be there. As for the rumor that they spent $2,000, Efron said, "I don't think I opened my wallet."
And what did girlfriend Vanessa Hudgens say about all this? He dishes in the clip.
"You're under contract. You're not supposed to do that kind of thing," the actor admitted on 'The Tonight Show' ( weeknights, 11:35PM ET on NBC). "It was a lapse in judgment."
"A lapse in judgment? I'm not a judge!" replied Leno. "You said, 'Screw 'em, I'm going bungee jumping!'"
Check out the video for footage of his (rather graceful) dive of rebellion.
A previous 'Chicken' alum, Efron will join 'Star Wars' staple Anthony Daniels (C3PO), 'Community' star Donald Glover and 'The Cleveland Show' regular Mike Henry in their 'Robot Chicken' debuts, while Billy Dee Williams (Lando Calrissian) and Ahmed Best (Jar Jar Binks) will return to reprise their roles from the movies and previous 'RC' specials.
YouTube has become a cultural staple, not just for the Internet but in almost every facet of the global consumer media. It's not only been copied, but it's also been utilized, rehashed, twisted and berated by every other media conglomerate in more ways than the left over parts of an IKEA furniture kit.
TV, of course, is no exception. Here is just a brief glimpse at the people and properties of Television City who loved and loathed YouTube, often in the same breath.
Having carved out a following making trippy, quirky cinema, indie king Richard Linklater sits down to talk about his newest film 'Me & Orson Welles,' the possibility of 'Dazed & Confused 2' and the problem with vampire movies. Check out the interview here!
While your interest is piqued in 'Me & Orson Welles,' why not find out what critics are saying about Zac Efron's dramatic performance, a clear departure from his 'High School Musical' days.
- There's a new website called Glyde that lets you buy and sell DVDs quite easily. Now you can get rid of all of those ill-advised Zac Efron purchases that you're hanging on to.
- Viggo Mortensen is getting ready to star in The Road, the adaptation of the Cormac McCarthey novel. He has some crazy eyes in that movie, which could either be a big plus or a big minus, depending on your stance on the hotness level of dudes with crazy eyes. In any case, Cinematical has an interview with him.
- I actually had no idea that there was going to be a fourth Shrek movie, but apparently it is, and it's titled Shrek Forever After. It's supposed to be the last film in the series... for now, at least.
- I was never going to see Old Dogs, but the fact that I was forced to sit through billions of trailers for it while watching ABC On Demand makes me want to find every print and make a giant bonfire. A brave soul at Cinematical reviews it.
- Fight Club is the film that finally made me love Brad Pitt. Cinematical rewatches it to see how it holds up after ten years.
(S06E09) "If that's a personal call you're on Lloyd, I'm gonna waterboard you." - Ari
Ari has always been mean to Lloyd. He treats him like crap, makes him do chores rather than his job, and constantly insults him. However, at the same time, Ari has always been nice to Lloyd too. He's given him one helluva job opportunity to learn underneath him and to some extent, I can understand Ari's plan to toughen Lloyd up a bit before a bump to junior agent occurs.
We know what Lloyd is like though -- he can only take so much. So it was only a matter of time before Ari pushed too hard. On a day when Ari stole Zac Efron from Adam Davies, there should have been a celebration and instead, Ari treated Lloyd worse that we've seen in ages. It's about time this plot went somewhere.
Ok, so the question is, will he be playing himself? One of Ari Gold's newest It-Guys? An excitable young actor who tussles with Johnny Drama? My guess is that Efron will be playing himself, because he's becoming the Next Big Thing in Hollywood -- if he isn't already there.
And it just makes sense, because so many other stars have appeared as themselves on the show; notably, James Woods, though I've always wondered if he's as hot-headed as they make him out to be on the show. If so, he has quite the sense of humor about himself.
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