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It's easy to get discouraged about the state of young actresses these days. How come? We have two words for you:

Lindsay Lohan.

But NYLON magazine is on a mission of hope. It features a pair of rising stars in its annual Young Hollywood issue: Ashley Greene and Vanessa Hudgens.

Granted, both these beauties have had nude photos leaked online... but they've learned from their mistakes and Greene tells the publication: Her generation is full of "people who really love the business.”

  • Vanessa in NYLON
  • Ashley Greene Pose

Unlike Lohan, Paris Hilton, Kim Kardashian and many others that seek out the paparazzi, Greene said:

"I know their cars. But there’s always people sitting outside my house. I put my own security system in my apartment because you have to worry about people getting a little too obsessed.”

Meanwhile, Hudgens dishes on - and jokes about - her upcoming dramatic turn in the movie Sucker Punch:  “At one point, we all play hookers. And there are burlesque shows! I do a belly dance in the most amazing belly-dance costume you have ever seen in your life... Watch me in Sucker Punch, and you’ll be afraid of me."

Portia Doubleday, who starred in Youth in Revolt, is also featured in the photo shoot. Check out all three actresses below. There's hope for young Hollywood yet!

  • NYLON Beauties
  • Cute and Greene

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Vanessa Hudgens is about to take a major career step.

The former High School Musical star will soon put on her singing-and-dancing shoes again, but she'll do it a production of a Tony-winning musical: Hudgens has signed on to play Mimi, a dancer with HIV, in an upcoming production of Rent.

The play is will run on August 6, 7 and 8 at the Hollywood Bowl. It will be directed by Neil Patrick Harris, who has nothing but praise Vanessa. He says:

"She came in for a work session, and I must say, Vanessa really impressed. She looks amazing, has great vocal chops and seems really committed to honoring the somewhat iconic role of Mimi. I look forward to audiences seeing a dark, edgy and very different side of Vanessa Hudgens this August."

Meanwhile, if you wanna see the charitable side of Vanessa Hudgens, click here.

  • Vanessa Goes Strolling
  • Coffee Rules
  • Coffee and Texting

[Photos: PacificCoastNewsOnline.com]

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Angelina Jolie isn't the only celebrity that donates her time and money to important causes.

Last night, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens played a vital role at the inaugural St. Jude Children’s Hospital’s “Estrellas Por La Vida” gala in Los Angeles.

The event was held to raise bring attention to children that are battling cancer and other serious diseases. It honored Daisy Fuentes, Kenny Ortega and Zoe Saldana for their ongoing support and dedication to this goal.

Ortega directed Zac and Vanessa in High School Musical 3. Check out a few photos of the pair below:

For Charity
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  • Vanessa and Zac
  • Couple for a Good Cause

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Count Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens among the latest celebrities to offer their assistance to the victims of this month's earthquake in Haiti.

The cute couple have agreed to help George Lopez raise funds for that nation at Help Haiti, a concert taking place on Thursday, February 4.

Zac and Vanessa join stars such as Ray Ramono, Margaret Cho and Ozzy Osbourne at the event. Visit LopezTonight.com for more information on it.

Shot of Zanessa

Writes the comedian on his website:

“The people of Haiti need our help. On Thursday, February 4th, I am throwing a benefit concert called “Help Haiti” at the Nokia Theatre L.A. LIVE here in Los Angeles. The best musicians, comedians and athletes will be there for the cause, including my friends Andy Garcia, Slash and Samuel Jackson.

"One-hundred percent of the proceeds will go to directly to Haiti to help the victims and their families. Keep checking this page for more information on how to purchase tickets for Help Haiti."

It's a great cause. Hopefully Efron and Hudgens get more dressed up for it than they are above.

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Exciting, unconfirmed Zanessa news out of the tabloid world this morning:

Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron may soon become roommates!

A source told the print edition of In Touch Weekly that things keep getting better between this pair, as Hudgens wants to spend as much time with her man as possible.

  • Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron
  • Zanessa Sighted

“When Vanessa was apart from Zac while filming her upcoming movies Beastly and Sucker Punch, she realized how much she missed him and loved being around him all the time," the insider said. "When she got back to LA, she told him she wanted them to move in together."

Referring to the adorable pair as “as young, but very serious about each other," the friend adds that house hunting may soon commence.

Last week, in a similar move, Liam Hemsworth reportedly moved in with Miley Cyrus (and her parents). We'd like to send both these couples best wishes. May you never fight about dirty dishes in the sink!

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As we head into a new decade, who are the young celebrities on whom we should keep an eye?

While this comes as no surprise to THG staff members and readers, Vanity Fair has cited a pair of "Women to Watch Out For." They are... drumroll in full force... Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez!

Each rising star is interviewed in the magazine. What do they think of fame, fortune and celebrity crushes? A few excerpts from each young beauty are below:

Hudgens, on growing up: “I started off as a super-shy girl, extremely hesitant. Now I’m really growing into my own person. I can actually take care of myself, which my mom thought would never happen.”

Hudgens, on the paparazzi: “It was like, ‘Oh, my God! No way! So cool.’ The second day it happens, it’s like, Never mind. Maybe it’s not as cool as I thought it’s going to be.”

Gomez, on her well-known crush: "I am obsessed with Shia LaBeouf. He’s gorgeous and he’s a phenomenal actor. I haven’t met him — I think I’d have a heart attack if I did. I’ll wait till I’m older so that I can work with him. Maybe I’ll have calmed down by then."

The February Vanity Fair issue hits comes out on Thursday, January 21.

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Vanessa Hudgens might have a nice body, but the actress wants to keep it to herself. And Zac Efron, of course.

The actress is suing the owners of www.moejackson.com because the website has posted her most recent nude photos - described in the suit as "self-portrait photographs" - and has refused to take them down.

"The photos were obtained by unknown methods and posted on the internet by an unknown person without Hudgens' knowledge or consent," reads the lawsuit's documents.

Clothes On

Oddly, TMZ reports Hudgens has registered the naked pics with the U.S. Copyright Office. Her lawyers are seeking monetary compensation for damages from Butter Media, the company that owns the domain.

We're all for justice, Vanessa, but you do realize this lawsuit will draw attention to your naked pictures on that website, don't you? Perhaps that's your Christmas present to young male fans around the world.

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It was her party, and Vanessa Hudgens could have cried if she wanted to... but, instead, she chose to get really dressed up.

The actress celebrated her 21st birthday last night by dining at EAST Restaurant and Bar in North Hollywood with attractive boyfriend Zac Efron, Ashley Tisdale and others.

While Efron donned casual attire for the affair, Hudgens sent a message: I'm all grown up now! Look at her outfit:

Birthday Dinner

Of course, a short skirt and fancy hairstyle isn't the only sign that Hudgens has moved on from High School Musical.

Her next starring role is in Sucker Punch, a movie directed by Zack Snyder, best known for the bloody and violent 300, among other R-rated flicks.

For larger images of Zanessa, Tisdale and Scott Speer (the latter's boyfriend) out and about, click on the pics below. Also, don't forget to send Hudgens your birthday wishes today!

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  • Ash and Scott

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For her 21st birthday, Vanessa Hudgens will not be receiving a digital camera from The Hollywood Gossip.

However, our staff has chipped in and purchased many layers of clothing for the young star. After all, we wanna see her succeed on the big screen... just not as an adult film actress!

The rising star celebrates a milestone today, finally turning the legal drinking age. We'd imagine she raises a flute of champagne or two with dreamy boyfriend Zac Efron.

What do you get a young woman that has a successful career and a hunk on her arm? Aside from advice to never pose naked again, we can only come up with birthday wishes from an adoring public. Send them in today!

In honor of Hudgie Bear, we also present the following photo tribute. Click on each pic for a larger image...

Hudgie Bear Pic
  • Zac and 'Nessa
  • So Alluring
  • With Clothes On
  • Zanessa 4 Eva!
  • A Vanessa Hudgens Photograph
  • Sleek and Straight
  • InStyle Cover
  • Zac's Gal
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  • InStyle UK Cover
  • Going Fancy
Vanessa Hudgens, Bikini

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While many readers may still be ogling Zac Efron and his recently-released 2010 calendar photos, the stud muffin's girlfriend is also featured in a new photo shoot.

Vanessa Hudgens covers the upcoming issue of Allure, which hits newsstands on September 22.

This month marks the two-year anniversary of the actress' infamous naked picture scandal, a topic that Hudgens still cannot avoid in interviews. Look at what she told Allure when asked if she'd ever get naked in a movie:

"If I say that it’s something I’m not comfortable with, they’re like, ‘Bullsh-t, you’ve already done it.’ If anything, it makes it more embarrassing, because that was a private thing. It’s screwed up that someone screwed me over like that. At least some people are learning from my mistakes.”

Some people not named Ashley Greene, that is.

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On a sweeter, more innocent note, Vanessa talked with the magazine about her mom:

“I love her to death. She’s the sweetest, happiest woman I’ve ever met, the most free-spirited, delightful person, and I aspire to be just like her. The older I get, the more I find myself like my mom. She just has the best outlook.”