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Breaking Free! What Lies Ahead For HSM Series in Season 2 and Beyond

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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is closing the curtain on season one, and it's a wild ride. The finale, which aired on Jan. 10, is jam-packed with nostalgia as the students at East High put on their very own production of High School Musical, but it also includes plenty of drama (on and off the stage). Ricky and Nini profess their love for each other, Gina might be returning to East High after all, and Big Red and Ashlyn finally solidify their romance.

With all the twists and cliffhangers, we already have tons of questions about what's to come. Thankfully, the Disney+ series has already been renewed for season two, so we won't have to wait too long for answers. In the meantime, we went straight to the source to chat with showrunner Tim Federle on everything from the Nini/Ricky/Gina love triangle to how the second season
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High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Boss Dishes on That Finale Cliffhanger

[Warning: The following contains spoilers for the Season 1 finale of High School Musical: The Musical: The Finale. Read at your own risk!]

The East High theater troupe in High School Musical: The Musical: The Series managed to pull off the big show! The Season 1 finale, which premiered Friday on

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Variety, ‘Bombshell,’ ‘Euphoria,’ ‘Watchmen’ Among GLAAD Award Nominations

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A sprawling and diverse amount of fictional and real life Lgbtq narratives are represented in the nominees for the 31st annual GLAAD Media Awards, announced by the legacy watchdog group on Wednesday.

A total of 176 nominations were awarded in categories from outstanding wide release movie, to newspaper article, to kids and family programming — a record number of contenders thanks to increased representation in film, streaming television, unscripted projects and news.

Variety was nominated for outstanding magazine overall coverage, in a year that marked its first ever Power of Pride issue and subsequent celebration in New York. Others in the category include Advocate, Billboard, Entertainment Weekly, and Out. The awards have also reinstated a category for best Broadway production, whose nominees for 2019 include “The Inheritance,” “Slave Play,” and “Jagged Little Pill.”

“The GLAAD Awards this year not only celebrate new Lgbtq stories that educate, entertain, and affect positive cultural change, but
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‘Diary of a Future President': Gina Rodriguez Recounts Scarier Time Than Being Potus – Middle School (Video)

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Disney+ has released the first trailer for its upcoming Gina Rodriguez-produced drama “Diary of a Future President,” which features a more terrifying ordeal than being in charge of an entire country: surviving middle school.

The series features Rodriguez as the current Potus, but stars Tess Romero as the 12-year version of Rodriguez’s Elena. The series follows the younger Elena (Romero), an unabashed, ultra-observant 12-year-old with a strong point of view, who walks through the world with purpose and confidence. The series also stars Charlie Bushnel, Selenis Leyva and Michael Weaver.

Watch the video above.

Also Read: Baby Yoda Movie? Bob Iger Says Disney+ 'Star Wars' TV Shows Could Become Films

Written and created by “Crazy Ex-Girlfriend” alum Ilana Peña, “Diary of a Future President” is told through the narration of a 12-year-old Cuban-American girl’s diary. “The Carmichael Show’s” Robin Shorr is attached to serve as showrunner on the series,
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10 Lyrics We Love From High School Musical: The Series

One reason we became obsessed with the High School Musical franchise is the catchy tunes and relatable lyrics, and Disney Channel has done it once more with their show on Disney+, High School Musical: The Musical: The Series.

Related: Disney+'s High School Musical The Series: 10 Funniest Quotes from the First Episode

With all new characters, the plot tells the story of a high school who is putting on the musical of HSM in their drama program, and the show combines our old favorite songs with brand new music as well. The melodies will make you want to dance, and the lyrics have us singing along the whole time. Here are our ten favorite lines from the Disney+ soundtrack:
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Ashley Tisdale Jokes Zac Efron Was Her Worst On-Screen Kiss: 'I Closed My Mouth So Fast'

Ashley Tisdale Jokes Zac Efron Was Her Worst On-Screen Kiss: 'I Closed My Mouth So Fast'
Ashley Tisdale is kissing and telling!

The 34-year-old actress revealed with whom she shared her worst on-screen kiss, and it happens to be one of her close friends and fellow Disney Channel alums.

“I’ll tell you why it was the worst, okay? I had to kiss Zac Efron on The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, and it’s the worst because I am so close to him and he’s like my brother,” Tisdale said in an episode of Elle magazine’s “Thirst Trap” interview series on YouTube.

“At the time, he was used to acting on like,
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Vanessa Hudgens Reflects on Her 'Traumatizing' 2007 Nude Photo Leak: 'It's Really F—ed Up'

Vanessa Hudgens Reflects on Her 'Traumatizing' 2007 Nude Photo Leak: 'It's Really F—ed Up'
Vanessa Hudgens is reflecting on an early career scandal with an empowered lens.

Opening up to Cosmopolitan U.K. for a February cover story, the actress, 31, addressed the 2007 invasion of privacy she experienced as an 18-year-old, which resulted in revealing photos of herself posted to the internet.

At the time, the young Disney Channel star apologized for the leak instead of defending herself as the victim in the situation.

“It was a really traumatizing thing for me,” Hudgens told the magazine. “It’s really f—ed up that people feel like they are entitled enough to share something that personal with the world.
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Vanessa Hudgens Speaks Out About "Really F--ked Up" and "Traumatizing" Nude Photo Leak

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More than a decade since her scandalous nude photo leak, Vanessa Hudgens is calling it like it was: "really f$%ked up." As fans may recall, back in September 2007, a nude photo of the former Disney star, then 18 years old, was leaked online, spurring headlines and humiliation for the young star.  "I want to apologize to my fans, whose support and trust mean the world to me," the High School Musical star said in a statement to E! News at the time. "I am embarrassed over this situation and regret having ever taken these photos. I am thankful for the support of my family and friends." "Vanessa has apologized for what was obviously a lapse in judgment," network...
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Watch High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Take On "Get'cha Head In the Game"

Watch High School Musical: The Musical: The Series Take On
Ready to get your head in the game once again? High School Musical: The Musical: The Series is about to stage its production of High School Musical, and E! News has your first look at their version of an iconic song from the movie, featuring a bunch of dancing basketball players. You've likely already got the song happening in your head, so go ahead, sing or dribble along! This week's episode, titled "Opening Night," finally finds High School Musical opening at East High.  "After months of rehearsals, the theater kids gear up for an unforgettable opening night. But when unexpected audience members show up to shake the cast to its core, will the show 'go on' if the...
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Vanessa Hudgens Is Soarin' and Flyin' Into 2020 With Dream Winter Getaway

Vanessa Hudgens Is Soarin' and Flyin' Into 2020 With Dream Winter Getaway
Vanessa Hudgens can't stop and won't stop living her best life. Before saying goodbye to 2019 and hello to a brand-new decade, the actress was able to get away from the Hollywood lights and enjoy a snow-filled trip to Switzerland. In pictures posted on social media, the High School Musical alumna gave followers a serious case of Fomo as she enjoyed snowy mountains, delicious beer and gorgeous views that have us seeing a bright future ahead. And although her stay at 7132 Hotel may be coming to an end, the singer was still able to enjoy some Disney movies according to Instagram Stories. "I couldn't be more thankful for this past decade. I've learned so much, grown so much, seen so...
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Here’s Everything New Coming to Disney+ in January 2020

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Just in time for New Year’s Eve, here is a roundup of all the new titles being added to Disney’s new streaming service, Disney+.

From classics like “Holes” and “Cool Runnings” to the new live action remake of “Aladdin,” there’s lots to look forward to.

Other highlights include a slew of Marvel content, including Season 3 of “Marvel’s Runaways” and two episodes of “Marvel’s Hero Project.” Plus, episode nine of “High School Musical: The Musical: The Series,” called “Opening Night.”

Also Read: Baby Yoda Movie? Bob Iger Says Disney+ 'Star Wars' TV Shows Could Become Films

Here is the full list of everything new on Disney+ in January 2020:

Jan. 1

America’s National Parks (Season 1)

Austin & Ally (Season 1-4)

Billy Dilley’s Super-Duper Subterranean Summer (Season 1)

Bugged (Short)

Continent 7: Antarctica (Season 1)

Cool Runnings

Dog: Impossible (Season 1)

Dr. K’s Exotic Animal ER (Season 8)

Dr. Oakley, Yukon Vet (Season 7)

Dr.
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Zac Efron updates concerned fans after Papua New Guinea illness

Zac Efron said he has "bounced back" after an illness while filming a show in Papua New Guinea. The actor who was struck by illness was rushed to hospital in Brisbane by plane while shooting for a new adventure series 'Killing Zac Efron'.

The 32-year-old actor said he has recovered quickly and is now at home in the Us for the festive period.

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The 'High School Musical' star shared a photograph from his recent trip on his Instagram and wrote: "Very thankful to everyone who has reached out."

"I did get sick in Papua New Guinea but I bounced back quick and finished an amazing 3 weeks in P.N.G. I?m home for the holidays with my friends and family. Thanks for all the love and concern, see you in 2020!" he wrote further.

Zac had been filming
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Wildcat Alum Lucas Grabeel "Comes Home" on High School Musical Series

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More than a decade after saying goodbye to High School Musical, Lucas Grabeel is going back to his Wildcat roots with Disney+'s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series. In the upcoming episode, titled "The Tech Rehearsal," the actor makes a fun cameo as he sings along with theater director Miss Jenn in a dream sequence. However, instead of playing his iconic character Ryan Evans from the films, Grabeel is actually playing a version of himself.

As an Og Wildcat, Grabeel has always been skeptical about rebooting the High School Musical franchise over the years, but there was just something about the Disney+ series that felt different. "Over the years, I had heard whispers of possible sequels, television series, or different ideas that Disney was rolling around to continue the franchise, and to be honest, a lot of those ideas I didn't really care for," he told Popsugar.
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Ashley Tisdale Gets Her Husband to Watch High School Musical Movie for the First Time

Ashley Tisdale Gets Her Husband to Watch High School Musical Movie for the First Time
Looks like Ashley Tisdale and her husband Christopher French's marriage has reached new heights.  The 34-year-old actress took to Instagram to document her husband's reaction to watching a High School Musical movie for the first time.  On Friday, Dec. 27, it looks like the two were enjoying a chill night in as Tisdale's husband was subjected to watch his wife's acting chops in the Disney Channel film High School Musical 2. "Does anybody know what this is?" asked Tisdale in one of the Instagram Stories she posted. "Because I'm subjecting my husband to watch it. He's never seen any of them."  The actress, who played...
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Cable Ratings 2019: Fox News Tops Total Viewers, ESPN Wins 18-49 Demo As Entertainment Networks Slide

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Ad-supported cable business’ fortunes continue to decline unless it’s live programming – news and sports.

Cable news networks Fox News and MSNBC and sports-focused ESPN repeated as 1-2-3 atop all basic cable networks in total viewers in Live+7 Nielsen ratings for 2019. That is all the more impressive because live non-entertainment programming gets very little delayed viewing, and even more important for advertisers who put a premium on ad-supported content where commercials can’t be skipped.

Fox News was the top-rated basic cable network among total viewers for a fourth year in a row, with an average of 2.57 million in L+7. In second place was a news network on the other side of the deepening partisan fault line, MSNBC, with 1.80 million, according to Nielsen. CNN notched an average of 1 million.

Fox News also reported its highest-rated primetime in history with an average of 2.5 million viewers. Hannity was the top-rated program
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Lucas Grabeel Talks "Surreal" Legacy of High School Musical As He Returns to Cameo in the Series

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Ryan Evans is heading back to East High, in a way.  Lucas Grabeel is guest starring in the newest episode of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, but he's not there to sing "Bop to the Top," or even to step back into the shoes of Sharpay's fashionable brother from the movies. He's actually playing himself, in a dream sequence from the brain of Miss Jenn (Kate Reinders), who's having a bit of a panic attack as her production of High School Musical gets closer and closer to opening and she's faced with painful memories of her past, as a dancer in the movie whose one line got cut.  In a phone interview with E! News, Grabeel says he knew the show was in development for a...
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High School Musical's Lucas Grabeel Returns to East High, Reflects on Why Ryan's Sexuality 'Didn't Need a Label'

Friday’s episode of Disney+’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series welcomes Lucas Grabeel, or at least a “dream sequence version” of him, back to the halls of East High for a very important duet. Spoiler alert: Jazz hands abound.

Grabeel, who portrayed Ryan Evans in the original HSM trilogy (plus a brief cameo in Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure!), appears in a fantasy musical number to help Miss Jenn forget about her sordid past and focus on what really matters — inspiring her students.

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Zac Efron Is the McU's Human Torch in BossLogic's Fantastic Four Fan Art

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Zac Efron Is the McU's Human Torch in BossLogic's Fantastic Four Fan Art
A new movie based on Fantastic Four is currently in the works, and Zac Efron has been imagined as the Human Torch in some awesome new fan art. Created by BossLogic in collaboration with Lineage Studios, the artwork depicts Efron as he might appear as the next big screen version of Johnny Storm. Better yet, we get multiple images of Efron in the role, showing how he'd look as the character with and without the flames covering his entire body. You can take a look at the fan art below.

Turning up the heat, brought to you by me and the #lgx team creating @ZacEfron as the human torch but going a little beyond that creating a functional suit. We got a list of dream live action characters we want to tackle, be sure to stay tuned ❤️

Many more from us x @LineageNYCpic.twitter.com/y2cMRE3efz

— BossLogic (@Bosslogic
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Disney+'s High School Musical The Series: 10 Funniest Quotes From The First Episode

Wildcats! Get your head in the game! It's one of Disney Channel's biggest hits; it launched the careers of several young actors; it's the High School Musical franchise, and it has been added to with a series! The original movie came out in 2006, and two sequels soon followed in 2007 and 2008.

Related: High School Musical: 10 Best Songs of the Trilogy

Since fans fell in love with the storyline, characters, and songs, schools all over the country have been putting on their own versions of High School Musical in their drama programs. That's precisely what happens to the fictional characters of High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, who go to the original East High where the HSM movies were filmed. The show follows the students through the process of putting together a show, along with handling high school and all that comes with it. The show is currently on
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‘Turner & Hooch’ TV Series In Works At Disney+ From Matt Nix

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‘Turner & Hooch’ TV Series In Works At Disney+ From Matt Nix
The classic 1989s buddy cop comedy feature Turner & Hooch is getting a TV series treatment for Disney+. I have learned that the Disney streaming platform is working on a Turner & Hooch TV series adaptation from Burn Notice creator Matt Nix and 20th Century Fox TV where Nix is under an overall deal.

Details about the series are scarce, but it is believed to be keeping the premise of the original movie, which starred Tom Hanks, and also revolves around a police detective and his dog, I hear. The TV series had been in the works for awhile. It has been gathering momentum recently, and I hear it is heating up for a green light. Reps for Disney+ and 20th TV would not comment.

Nix is the Turner & Hooch series writer/executive producer. 20th Century Fox TV, part of Disney TV Studios, is the studio. The project marks the latest
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