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I don't know what it was with Vanessa, but we kind of clicked from the very beginning. - Zac Efron, July 2007

Those words are difficult to read today for fans of the couple known as Zanessa, as E! News has broken the shocking news: Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens have split.

"They were together for so long. It just ran its course," an insider says of the break-up, while another source swears the pair remains friends and that "no third party" was involved.

As is often the case with celebrity couples, scheduling may have played a role in Zac and Vanessa's demise. They met on the set of High School Musical and have been together for years, but their careers have taken them to different parts of the world recently.

For instance: Efron is currently shooting The Lucky One in New Orleans, while Hudgens is wrapping up Journey 2: The Mysterious Island later this week in Hawaii.

It's a sad day for those of us who believed we'd be celebrating a Zanessa wedding in the near future, but let's not cry because it's over. Let's smile because all of this happened...

  • Totally Cute Couple
  • Vanessa and Zac
  • For Charity

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Vanessa Hudgens is ready to go bass ass.

The actress is leaving her High School Musical persona far behind in Zack Snyder's upcoming Sucker Punch, which hits theaters in March and features Hudgens, Emily Browning and Abbie Cornish as girls (with guns!) who try to break free from a mental institutional.

Watch the official trailer below and decide how it looks. Will you buy a ticket?

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Are you ready to change the odds and stand up to cancer?

Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens, Kristen Bell and other young celebrities urge fans to do exactly that in the following public service announcement.

It was filmed in honor of Stand Up to Cancer, a telethon that will air on September 10 across all major networks and raise money to fight this deadly disease.

Aside from the aforementioned trio, those sending a helpful message below include: Andrew Garfield, Dakota Fanning, Logan Lerman, Jon Heder, Aubrey Plaza, Zachary Levi, Sofia Vassilieva and Olivia Munn.

Says producer Laura Ziskin:

“It is important for young people to be aware of the scope of the problem and the odds that they may face, both for their own future and for their loved ones. This piece is about how it is never too soon to take a stand against these devastating and epidemic diseases. Theirs may be the generation that gets us to the finish line."

Amen.

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Gabriella Montez who?!?

In the upcoming movie Sucker Punch, it's safe to say that Vanessa Hudgens leaves her High School Musical character behind. Far, far behind.

Sleek and Straight

As Blondie, Hudgens plays a girl that comes to life in an alternate reality. The film is directed by Zach Snyder and focuses on an institutionalized woman that gets sent to a psychiatric facility by her stepfather. It comes out in March 2011.

In an interview this week, boyfriend Zac Efron described Hudgens as someone who "loves to have fun." It certainly looks like that applies in this case, doesn't it?

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It's a week of beautiful couples on the red carpet.

First, Brangelina showed up for the Hollywood premiere of Salt, looking as radiant as ever.

Then, it was Zanessa's turn yesterday, as Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens smiled for photographers and posed for fans at the premiere of Charlie St. Cloud at at the Regency Village Theatre.

The movie opens on July 30 and stars Efron in the title role. His character deals with the loss of his brother and finds a love interest in actress Amanda Crew. Get a look at the film NOW and a look at this cute couple, along with other premiere attendees, below:

  • Totally Cute Couple
  • Lost in Zac's Eyes
  • Hottie Hudgens
  • His Movie Premiere
  • Zanessa Love
  • Gilles Photo
  • Brittany S.

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Miley Cyrus isn't the only young actress making a point of telling the world that she's all grown up.

She's just the only one who feels the need to do so by simulating a same-sex kiss with a back-up dancer.

Vanessa Hudgens, conversely, is giving interviews to magazines in which she talks about taking on more mature film roles (such as the daughter of a drug addict in next year’s Beastly) and admits that she actually dislikes life in the spotlight.

Here are a few excerpts of such a discussion with the new issue of Glamour:

On pressure to be a role model: When I am around kids and they come up to me, of course I am going to act a certain way, but at the end of the day, I’m doing this for myself. I’m going to be doing movies kids can’t watch.

On attending public events: I can’t breathe, and I get claustrophobic. It’s a very odd business. I do it because I love acting, but I don’t know if I’ll ever get used to it.

On bonding with boyfriend Zac Efron: Right off the bat, we had a connection. I think everybody could see it. When we had our audition, they paired us together. And he was adorable.

From Glamour

On her nude photos scandal: I think that it has made me stronger. But it still hurts. It sucks because [the photos were] supposed to be private, but at the same time a lot of actresses do it [in movies]. Eventually, I’m sure that I will. But I don’t know if I would be able to do it now.

Has she grown up too fast? Maybe. And maybe that’s the reason why I am silly at 21. But I don’t regret it. And if I wasn’t how I was when I was younger, I wouldn’t be how I am today. You know? And I love the way I am today.

On her love of denim: A, it goes with anything. And, B, if your jeans hug you the right way, you feel like a sexpot. [Laughs.] And they get better with age!

  • Bunny Eared
  • Vanessa and Cats

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In many ways, Kristen Stewart stole the show at last night's MTV Movie Awards.

Or, to be specific, her lips stole the show, as Kristen and Robert Pattinson made out on stage.

Mugler Shot

But Stewart wasn't the only young, beautiful actress on hand at the event. Former High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens also graced the red carpet, showing up with boyfriend Zac Efron.

That hunky star isn't pictured below, but Stewart and Hudgens are matched up against each other in our latest edition of the THG Fashion Face-Off. Who do you think looked prettier on the red carpet?

 

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It was a celebration of the young, pretty and talented this week at the Roosevelt Hotel in Hollywood.

On Wednesday night, NYLON magazine hosted its Young Hollywood Party, which honored many of the industry's up-and-comers. Among them: the gals featured in this magazine's May issue.

Hudgens showed up at the event with Zac Efron, while Tisdale caught up with Aly Michalka and remained close to boyfriend Scott Speer.

As for Greene? Speculation continues about her status for Breaking Dawn. Might she actually not be included in the final chapter of The Twilight Saga?!?

That answer is for another day. Let's just enjoy these the beauty of these actresses for now...

Always Adorable
  • So Darn Cute Together
  • The Tis and The Hudge
  • Greene and Pretty
  • Actress on the Rise
  • Honored by NYLON
  • We Heart Ashley

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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]

Vanessa Hudgens Biography

Zac Efron, Vanessa Hudgens Vanessa Hudgens is a singer/actress who is best known for her work in High School Musical. Of course, a naked picture scandal didn't... More »
Born
Birthplace
Salinas, California
Full Name
Vanessa Anne Hudgens

Vanessa Hudgens Quotes

You know, we’re here to talk about the movie.

Vanessa Hudgens [as a press conference for High School Musical 3, asked about Miley Cyrus photos]

Just recently I've learned to be okay with myself without wearing makeup. I think it was a special someone telling me that I didn't need it. I started taking care of my skin and realized I didn't need as much as I thought I did.

Vanessa Hudgens
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