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Zac Efron doesn't get it.

The former High School Musical star not only has a gay fan base, but he's often been the subject of rumors regarding his sexuality (despite public romances with Vanessa Hudgens and Lily Collins).

And that's totally fine with Efron, the actor tells The Advocate in a new interview.

"I don't judge anyone and I never have," he says. "I don't like to live in fear about things like rumors and backlash to begin with - that's the way I was raised - but I just can't see what's so wrong about being gay."

Zac Efron in Venice

As for gay marriage in particular?

"It's an issue that affects so many people in my life - a lot of my close friends and some of the most influential people around me," Efron adds. "I just want them all to be happy. It would make me so happy to see them able to live their lives and do what they want to do."

It's a sentiment shared by man, but not all of course. Where do you stand on the issue of gay marriage?

 

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The Paperboy debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and is based on the true story of a southern woman who falls in love with a convicted killer.

It stars a very impressive cast of Nicole Kidman, John Cusack and Matthew McConaughey and it deals with some serious issues.

But it also features Zac Efron in his underwear! Forgive us, but that's our main takeaway from the following trailer, as the former High School Musical actor sheds his teen image by slow-dancing with Kidman... in a pair of tighty-whities.

Seriously, this is what we call breaking movie news. Watch for yourself:

The Paperboy hits theaters on October 5.

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Zac Efron recently finished filming The Paperboy, a drama based on a novel by Pete Dexter and featuring Efron as a reporter who returned to his hometown in Florida to investigate a case.

The young actor stars opposite Nicole Kidman in the movie and made it very clear in a recent interview that he enjoyed working with the Oscar winner. Especially during certain scenes.

The Paperboy Poster

"Nicole is so gorgeous," Efron said. "It was everything you dreamed of. She was such a lovely person. I pinch myself everyday, especially after doing love scenes with Nicole Kidman. It was the highlight of my life."

Wow. Imagine how Efron would have reacted if he fake banged Kidman before her helpings of plastic surgery!

Zac is coming off an impressive showing at the box office, where The Lucky One came in second this weekend, actually out-earning The Hunger Games.

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We know Zac Efron is having sex these days. The actor accidentally proved by dropping a condom at the premiere of The Lorax last month.

But what would prompt him to go from intercourse to all-out commitment? Women's Health asked the star what makes a woman "marriage material" in its latest issue.

"A sense of ambition and a sense of freedom, which is a careful mix," The Lucky One actor said. "You have to balance those two. I haven't exactly found it yet.

Zac Efron Movie Premiere Pic

Among other Q&A topics for Efron:

What are his feminine qualities? Sometimes I take a while to get ready to go out. It's not excessive, but it takes me some time to find clean clothes that match.

What is his favorite pickup line? So do you like High School Musical? I'm kidding! If the situation's right, buy someone a drink. Think on your toes, use what's around you, and come up with something organic and fun.

How does he know a date is going well? I think when it ends up going on longer than planned... and you don't even realize it. You don't want it to end.

What's the best compliment he ever received? A woman called me interesting once, and it kind of blew my mind. She said, "You're one of the most interesting people I've ever met," and I was like, Wow. I'm still high on that one.

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Zac Efron lends his voice to the big screen version of Dr. Seuss' The Lorax, which hits theaters this week and for which the actor appeared this morning on The Today Show in order to promote.

During the interview, though, the actor was forced to address an incident with Matt Lauer that was decidedly NOT in the movie's script: his dropping of a condom on the red carpet of the Hollywood premiere.

"I never really had a pocket-checking policy prior to going on the red carpet before, but now we fully instated one," Efron joked, adding of the safe sex he clearly practices: "It's a great message, to add to the many messages in the film."

Watch the awkward exchange between host and star now:

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Hey, at least he's practicing safe sex!

At this week's Hollywood premiere of The Lorax - a children's film, ironically - Zac Efron reached into his pocket to hand an item to his assistant. But something else accidentally fell out and fell to the ground, in front of countless onlookers: A condom.

Set to appropriate music, watch the hilarious clip now:

The only real question, of course: Who was this condom intended for? Zac's Valentine's Day date?

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So much for Tac.

Following rumors that Taylor Swift and Zac Efron were Hollywood's new young power couple, this pair taped an appearance on Ellen yesterday (it airs today), during which they acted adorably together... but also shot down chatter that they were anything more than friends.

“We are not a couple," Taylor said, adding that Zac is "awesome" and then joking about how they are barely even co-stars because they both just voiced characters for The Lorax:

"You hear people get together when they’re shooting movies, co-stars. But not like animated co-stars. You know what I’m saying. 'Oh my god, as we were recording our voiceovers on separate coasts we really connected.'”

Watch Zac and Taylor talk about their Valentine's Day plans below, following by a snippet of their fun duet on the show:

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Zac Efron and Lily Collins are so totally hitting it. Or at least sharing a few meals together here and there.

A few days after the young stars were first spotted holding hands, witnesses captured them dining on Valentine's Day - yes, Valentine's Day! - at the Soho House in West Hollywood.

  • Dazed Zac Efron
  • Lily Collins in London

X17 snapped a photo of the possible couple, with Efron donning a blue button-down and black pants; and Collins wearing an all-black ensemble paired with an ivory-colored jacket. Totally date ensembles, people!

With or without her rumored new man, expect to hear a lot from Collins over the next couple months, as she stars this summer alongside Julia Roberts in Mirror Mirror.

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Ladies and gentlemen, we present... Cofron?

Onlookers spotted Zac Efron and Lily Collins dining together at Los Angeles eatery STK on Saturday, with one witness telling People they arrived together "holding hands."

  • Zac Efron on the Red Carpet
  • Lily Collins on the Red Carpet

On the scene for a birthday party in honor of one of Zac's friends, Efron and Collins "had a drink at the bar together and then joined the birthday crew on the patio," the insider adds, while sources say the actor then continued his evening at Lexington Social House.

Efron most famously dated Vanessa Hudgens for many years, while Collins was linked to Abduction co-star Taylor Lautner throughout most of 2011. She'll next be seen opposite Julia Roberts in Mirror Mirror.

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Might we soon need to Tac a new young power couple in Hollywood on to the board?

According to the latest issue of Us Weekly, Taylor Swift and Zac Efron (aka Tac, according to certain opening sentences) dined together at an Italian restaurant in Los Angeles.

Witnesses say the superstar singer and former High School Musical star "were deep in conversation and very giggly," even arriving together in the latter's Audi.

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  • Pic of Zac Efron

A source shoots down dating rumors between this pair, simply saying Taylor and Zac "were in L.A. doing press stuff together, and after they were done, they decided to grab dinner."

And, yes, it is true that they are starring in The Lorax together. But what fun is that? Two professionals exchanging career-oriented talk and mere friendly banter?

It's far more enjoyable to play this out in our minds and imagine Swift penning her next heartbreaking album about Efron, isn't it?

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