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The star looks so stylish on the cover of the magazine and inside spills on growing up — and taking on gritty roles.
Vanessa Hudgens has come a long way from her High School Musical days — and she loves taking risks and reinventing herself! Up next, the 25-year-old can be seen on the big screen playing the role of a pregnant teen runway in Gimme Shelter, and the star is also on the cover of Flare, where she discusses stepping into more mature roles.
Vanessa Hudgens’ ‘Flare’ Cover & Interview:
“They send you roles that you’ve just done, but I don’t want to do the same thing twice,” she told the mag in their February 2014 issue. “I want the parts I gotta go out of my way for.”
Taking on more mature roles also allowed the star to expand her fan base. »
- Katrina Mitzeliotis
Big congrats go out to Zac Efron.
After news broke earlier in the year that he had been to rehab twice in 2013, the former "High School Musical" star has taken his sobriety seriously.
While attending a Los Angeles Lakers basketball game on Dec. 20, Efron let his AA sobriety chip show. The blue color symbolizes that the 26-year-old been sober for six months.
Efron went to rehab once in March 2013 and then again in April after a relapse, according to reports.
Before seeking help, it's believed he was using cocaine for two years and had begun using Molly.
Coming up next, Efron has two big movies on his plate. He's been heavily promoting the comedy "That Awkward Moment," which comes out on Jan. 31, and also is co-starring with Seth Rogen in "Neighbors," due out May 9. »
He may have his head in the game, but fans were focused on what was hanging around Zac Efron's neck at a Laker's basketball game on Dec. 20. The former High School Musical star wore his blue AA sobriety chip around his neck while cheering for the Los Angeles team. The blue chip implies that Efron, 26, is six months sober. The actor secretly completed a rehab stint in April 2013, which he managed to keep quiet for five months. Efron seems to be keeping busy post-rehab. His [...] »
Zac was spotted at an La Lakers game on Dec. 20 and he was in great spirits, proudly showing off his six months blue sober chip around his neck. We are so happy for him, especially since he just had his jaw wired shut after a horrible accident at his home.
Things are looking up for Zac Efron. The actor attended a Lakers game and sat courtside with his pals just before the Christmas holiday. The Neighbors star was dressed down but made sure to wear a blue chip around his neck, which is a symbol of six months sobriety in the Alcoholics Anonymous organization.
Zac Efron Sports Six Months Sobriety Chip At Lakers Game
The High School Musical star looked to be in a great mood. This comes months after he admitted to going to rehab to get help for his addictions. Plus, on Nov. 11, Zac had his mouth wired »
- Chloe Melas
Disney Channel has announced that "Liv and Maddie" star Dove Cameron has been cast as Maleficent's daughter Mal in "Descendants," a contemporary live-action adventure-comedy that taps into Disney's heritage characters . notably its most evil villains. "Dove is a multi-dimensional actress whose undeniable charisma allows her to conjure the many facects of Mal, the sharp-edged yet vulnerable daughter of one of Disney's most wicked villains," said Disney Channel Worldwide Senior VP Judy Taylor. Disney's "Descendants" is scheduled to begin production next spring for a 2015 premiere on Disney Channel. Kenny Ortega, the Emmy Award-winning director and choreographer of Disney's record-setting "High School Musical" TV movies and feature »
Ashley Tisdale has a lot going on right now. The newly engaged singer stopped by E! News tonight to chat with Catt Sadler and Terrence Jenkins about her multiple projects, which, of course, includes planning her big, special day. And although the task can be quite strenuous and stressful, Tisdale doesn't have to do it alone. "I have a wedding planner so that's a lot easier," she tells us. "I'm definitely a perfectionist, so I'm definitely involved with certain things that you'd think I'd be relaxed on. I just want it to be perfect." The High School Musical star has also been busy recording new music, and recently released her new single "You're Always »
Bride-to-be Ashley Tisdale is dishing on her upcoming I-dos! The 28-year-old former High School Musical star phoned in to On Air With Ryan Seacrest on Monday, Dec. 16, to talk about her engagement to fiancé Christopher French—who popped the question to Tisdale in early August—as well as her new single "You're Always Here." And despite the fact that the duo dated for only eight months before deciding to take the plunge, the blond beauty says she knew French was "the one" from the moment the pair first met. "You know, I didn't [think it'd happen that quickly]," she admitted of the couple's whirlwind engagement. "I think I've obviously been in »
Zac Efron is getting his head - and his swoon-worthy smile - back in the game postinjury. After breaking his jaw in November, the High School Musical star has been lying low, but on Sunday he debuted his grin at the Indianapolis Colts game while hanging out with player Matt Overton in the locker room. "Winning feels so damn good! Zac Efron came to party too," Matt tweeted with the picture above of Zac in a Santa hat carrying a football. (The picture was deleted shortly afterward.) Considering this was taken a little more than a month after his painful injury, it looks like Zac is on the road to a fast recovery, and the wires are all gone. It's perfect timing as not only an early holiday gift, but now he can also show off that smile while promoting That Awkward Moment, his new film premiering Jan. 31 with Miles Teller and Michael B. »
- Alyse Whitney
When Zac Efron's smiling, the whole world should be smiling, too! And the hunky 26-year-old Neighbors star was grinning from ear to ear after the Indianapolis Colts beat the Houston Texans Sunday, Nov. 15. He posted a WhoSay photo after the game, showing off that million dollar smile for the first time since breaking his jaw in mid-November and having his mouth wired shut! Clearly, Zac's perfect teeth suffered no damage when he broke his jaw—or if they did, he's got one amazing dentist. The High School Musical alum appeared to be in excellent spirits, too! Wearing a Colts Santa hat, he gave a thumbs-up alongside team owner Jim Irsay. Plus, being the charming gentleman he is, he made sure to »
From a high school darling to a spring breakers wild woman! Vanessa Hudgens celebrates her 25th birthday today -- and she's definitely matured since her "High School Musical" days!Since finding fame in the popular Disney musical, Hudgens has gone on to star in a slew of dramas over the last few years. From her role in "Spring Breakers" as a gun-wielding college student, to "Gimme Shelter" where Vanessa plays a street teen on a mission to find her father -- the brunette beauty's been building her career towards a very bright future. Aside from starring on the silver screen these days, Vanessa also likes to hang out on the beach ... and flaunt her amazing bikini bod! She's also dating "The Carrie Diaries" hottie Austin Bulter -- yeah Vanessa's been doing just fine since "HSM."But how have the rest of her former costars fared? Click "Launch Gallery" above to »
- tooFab Staff
Ever wondered what the offspring of Cruella De Vil and Jafar might be like? The Disney Channel is certainly hoping so.
The network announced on Thursday (Dec. 12) that it had put into production "Descendants," a live-action adventure-comedy original film that tells the modern day story of the teenage progeny of some of Disney's most evil villains (Cruella, Jafar, Maleficent and the Evil Queen) as they question their evil lineage.
The official description of the film, to be directed by Kenny Ortega ("High School Musical") from Disney: "In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney's iconic "Beauty and the Beast") is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, »
Disney Channel has announced "Descendants," a contemporary live-action adventure-comedy which will raid the studio's vault of beloved characters.
Kenny Ortega ("High School Musical") will direct the project set in a present-day idyllic kingdom where the benevolent teenage son of King Beast and Queen Belle offers a chance at redemption for the troublemaking offspring of Cruella De Vil (Carlos), Maleficent (Mal), the Evil Queen (Evvie) and Jafar (Jay).
The four have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with the other villains, sidekicks, evil stepmothers and stepsisters. Allowed back into the kingdom to attend prep school alongside Disney heroes like the Fairy Godmother, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel and Mulan, they face the dilemma of either following in their evil parents' footsteps or embracing their goodness.
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- Garth Franklin
When you’re the offspring of popular Disney villains like Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen or Jafar, do you follow in your parent’s footsteps or learn from their mistakes? That’s the question at the center of Descendants, a new live-action Disney Channel film. It’ll be directed by Kenny Ortega, who helmed the High School Musical trilogy […] »
- Germain Lussier
Project is in keeping with Disney’s efforts to comb its archives for characters and concepts. “Descendants” plot revolves around the offspring of Disney heroes (King and Queen from “Beauty and the Beast,” Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, Mulan, etc.) as well as the trouble-making kids of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar.
“We mined Disney’s treasure trove of stories and developed a new, comedic approach to the fabled characters everyone knows and loves,” said Disney Channels Worldwide prexy-chief creative officer. “The result is a modern and unexpected re-interpretation of classic heritage characters utilizing contemporary, relatable settings and themes. »
- Cynthia Littleton
Exclusive: Meet the offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar. Disney Channel has ordered to production Descendants, its first live-action original movie tapping into Disney’s vault of classic fairytale characters. Directed by High School Musical helmer and choreographer Kenny Ortega in his return to Disney Channel, the contemporary adventure-comedy revolves around the progeny of some of Disney’s most evil villains, introducing a modern generation of teenagers who question the evil that’s always been in their hearts. Casting is underway, overseen by High School Musical casting directors Natalie Hart and Jason La Padura, with production slated to begin in the spring for a 2015 premiere on Disney Channel. “We mined Disney’s treasure trove of stories and developed a new, comedic approach to the fabled characters everyone knows and loves,” said Gary Marsh, President and Chief Creative Officer of Disney Channels Worldwide. “The result is »
- NELLIE ANDREEVA
Disney Channel is turning to some of the darkest characters on the Disney shelf for its next live-action movie. Descendants will focus on the progeny of Disney baddies like Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar.
But the movie, directed by Kenny Ortega (High School Musical), will follow these modern-day teens as they begin to question the evil in their hearts. Casting is currently under way for Descendants, which is set to begin production next spring and premiere in 2015.
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- Michael Schneider
Disney Channel is bringing a new twist to its iconic villains. Descendants, a contemporary live-action adventure-comedy, digs into the Disney vault of beloved characters -- and well-known villains -- to introduce a modern-day generation of teenagers (the "descendants") who question the evil that's always been inside. Production begins in the spring for a 2015 premiere. Story: 'Shake It Up' Star Zendaya to Topline Disney Channel Spy Pilot Kenny Ortega, who directed the hugely successful High School Musical franchise for Disney Channel, will be back at the helm. Descendants is set in a present-day idyllic kingdom, with the
- Philiana Ng
Disney Channel is prepping a new take on some of its most popular animated characters with "Descendants," a live-action telefilm that will look at the "next generation" of the studio's animated heroes and villains with High School Musical 's Kenny Ortega attached to direct. The news broke via Disney's official fanclub, D23 , with the following official description: In a present day idyllic kingdom, the benevolent teenaged son of the King and Queen (Beast and Belle from Disney.s iconic Beauty and the Beast) is poised to take the throne. His first proclamation: offer a chance at redemption to the trouble-making offspring of Cruella De Vil, Maleficent, the Evil Queen and Jafar who have been imprisoned on a forbidden island with all the other villains, »
Just like Ichabod, we’re very curious about the Sleepy Hollow universe — though our queries tend toward plot points and spoilers, not bottled water and the “ninnanet.”
Read on to hear more about that lady in the chapel, Corbin callbacks and Ichabod and Abbie in bathrobes. (Yep, you read that last part right.)
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- Kimberly Roots
Love is a dangerous game in the first trailer for Lionsgate’s “Nurse 3D,” in which a psychotic nurse falls for a pretty, young colleague. Paz de la Huerta (“Boardwalk Empire”) plays the obsessive healthcare professional who lures a new nurse, played by Katrina Bowden (“30 Rock”), into bed one drunken night, and is dead set on making sure she comes back — even if she has to kill for another erotic thrill. See video: ‘Amazing Spider-Man 2′ Trailer: Green Goblin Takes Center Stage Corbin Bleu (“High School Musical”) plays Bowden’s suspicious boyfriend, while Judd Nelson (“The Breakfast Club”) is back on the big screen. »
- Greg Gilman
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