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Readers' comments on the recent Zac Efron gay photo scandal have ranged from disbelief to denial, from outrage to utter shock.

We don't know for certain if the High School Musical star is gay, but a shirtless Zac Efron kissing another male is definitely bi-curious.

Efron Picture

Which we have no problem with. People lead their own personal lives, make their own choices and shouldn't have to defend them. No one can define love for anyone else. We respect all celebrities' ethnic backgrounds and sexual orientations.

So if Zac Efron isn't ready to come out just yet - and is merely giving "friend love" as one reader suggests - good for him. No one should be outed before they are ready. Do your thing, Zac, and take your time. We love you always.

Hopefully this new poster inspires fans to support him no matter what ...

by Mischalova at . Comments

Forget that scandalous Zac Efron photo of him canoodling, shirtless, with another guy.

Here's a picture of the High School Musical stud on the set of his upcoming movie, Me and Orson Welles. There's little doubt this will be a major hit with the teenage female demographic, but Zac has got to be careful:

The movie is being shot on the Isle of Man. That can't be a good idea for someone battling gay rumors.

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And we thought the Vanessa Hudgens nude picture scandal was controversial!

Turns out her boyfriend, High School Musical hunk Zac Efron, may be in a bit of photographic hot water, as well.

Check out the following image of him this young actor:

Boy-on-Boy Action

That's definitely is Zac Efron on the right. Topless. Kissing another guy. We're not judging, but it's our job as a celebrity gossip outlet to ask:

Is Zac Efron gay?

by Mischalova at . Comments

Should Vanessa Hudgens be jealous of Amanda Overmyer? How about Syesha Mercado?

We only ask because Vanessa's boyfriend, Zac Efron, is admitting he has profound admiration for American Idol contestants such as the aforementioned pair from season seven.

"[The show] deals with regular people who really have a dream and like to perform," the High School Musical star told MTV recently. "I have such admiration for those guys â€" they go literally from zero to 60 in a matter of days and they handle it like champs… I couldn't have done that: go to the peak of your fame within a month of starting."

A photo of Zac Efron. Don't be afraid to swoon ladies. We won't blame you.

Efron says in past seasons he's gone down to watch American Idol live.

"A few years ago, I went, like, almost every week," he says. "It's a completely different experience live. You really get to see who is a good singer, and who can really captivate a crowd. And you can tell it's really influential on the judges' decisions."

Speaking of those judges, Zac calls Paula Abdul a "sweetheart." Perhaps Hudgens should be jealous of her instead.

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Forget Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, John McCain and Mike Huckabee.

While these political stars each have their positive attributes, none are worthy of the sought-after title of Celebrity Gossip President.

Okay, so we just made that title up 45 minutes ago. But we felt that in an exciting presidential election year, The Hollywood Gossip should hold its own race - and YOU, our readers, should get to vote on the winner!

Step #1? A PRIMARY featuring seven exciting President-VP tickets from the world of celebrity gossip. Your votes will help narrow the field to three by May 1, leading to a special run-off election among the top vote-getters.

You can VOTE HERE now, with the ballot also appearing on the right-hand side of The Hollywood Gossip's home page until May 1.

Now, we present you with the candidates for Celebrity Gossip President and Vice President, along with the respective parties nominating them ...

Heidi Montag and Spencer Pratt
(Reality TV Party)
Phony, plastic, master manipulators and attention-seeking media whores who are obsessed with fame. It's like The Hills couple was destined to go into politics.

Kim Kardashian and Ray J
(Celebrity Sex Tape Party)
Upside: Not-so-secret videotaping of all U.S. citizens is sure to improve our national security; Downside: Budgetary concerns due to new White House furniture needing to be made to accommodate Kim's giant ass.

Past Lovers

Donald Trump and Vince McMahon
(Bad Hair-Megalomaniac Party)
If a Trump-McMahon team fails, it certainly won't be due to lack of funds. Or shameless, self-promoting publicity stunts. Or huge grapefruits.

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens
(Super-Cute Celeb Couple Party)
Zanessa promises nude photos and perfect hair for all!

Suri Cruise and Jayden James Federline
(Celebrity Baby Party)
Upside: Very cute, little political baggage offers fresh start. Downside: Inexperience, possible brainwashing (Suri) and malnutrition (Jayden).

Adnan Ghalib and Sam Lutfi
(Seedy Britney Spears Hanger-On Party)
Should either be apprehended as part of a sleeper cell before the November election, Alli Sims will take his place on the ticket.

Simon Cowell and Ryan Seacrest
(American Idol Party)
A Simon-Ryan ticket will be full of witty barbs, low-brow insults and palpable, homoerotic tension. At least Paula won't be part of it.

That's it! Cast your vote for your favorite candidates in our Celebrity Gossip Presidential Primary by voting on our home page or by clicking HERE!

by Mischalova at . Comments

As he gets ready to film both High School Musical 3 and a new movie called Seventeen Again, Zac Efron sat down with Access Hollywood. Here are interview snippets:

On how close he was to not doing High School Musical 3: Oh gosh. No, seriously I am not going to be the guy who takes High School Musical away from all the fans. We owe everyone too much. High School Musical is a project I hold very close to my heart and I am going to complete the franchise.

Tire Leaping

On why he chose to star in Seventeen Again: "It would have been really easy to go and play a kid. I could've done that in any movie. But playing a 37-year-old guy who is a kid is a little bit more interesting. It's great when you have personal experience playing a character. For instance, High School Musical. It was pretty easy. I was playing a high school kid in his first love. Everyone has been there â€" I had just been there.

On why he doesn't talk about his personal life: "I think specifically relationships, it's sacred ground. That's something that needs to be between two people. Everyone else can get their noses out."

Don't worry, Zac. We'll keep our noses out in order to let you freely stick something else in Vanessa Hudgens.

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Here's the good news, High School Musical fans: the cast of your favorite TV movie really does get along well.

"High School Musical' is unlike anything. No one can fully understand. It's just all of us in a group having fun," Zac Efron recently told MTV. "We really became best friends during this project, the whole cast. It's like not even work. We just have the time of our lives out there."

Hottest Under 25

Now, though, prepare yourselves for the awful news: High School Musical 3 will be the final performance for these stars together.

"This is going to be the farewell to the East High Wildcats for a while. Senior year, graduation, this movie is the climax, it's the third act, this is the legacy that we leave on East High," Efron said. "I think it's going to be a good way to go out with a bang."

Fortunately, we'll still be able to ogle Zac in upcoming movies such as Me and Orson Welles and Seventeen.

by Mischalova at . Comments

Why is Zac Efron on the run?

For once, it's not due to crazy celebrity gossip photographers following around this High School Musical stud and his girlfriend, Vanessa Hudgens.

Our Favorite Zac

That's because this photo is taken from the set of Efron's next movie, Seventeen, described by the actor as a film "about a guy who is older and his life never came out how he planned."

After filming is complete on this movie, Efron will run to another one: he's signed up to star in Me and Orsen Welles.

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Could Zac Efron be jealous of the Vanessa Hudgens nude photo scandal?

Seen here, the High School Musical stud gives celebrity gossip photographers a shot of his blue boxer briefs.

Very Handsome

Might this be a sign of more naked things to come? Is Zac yearning for the attention his girlfriend received when she posed in the buff?

What would you give you actually see Zac Efron naked?

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Zac Efron is planning life after High School Musical.

Already signed on to star in a movie called Seventeen, the young stud is now confirmed to star in Me and Orson Welles, according to Movie Fanatic.

Beautiful with a Beard?

The movie is set in 1937, centering on high school student Richard Samuels (Efron). While strolling the streets of New York, Samuels happens upon the yet-to-open Mercury Theatre and is noticed by its mercurial founder, Orson Welles (Christian McKay).

Me and Orson Welles will shoot mid-February; Disney's High School Musical 3: Senior Year will begin filming April 21.