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September 21, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
He's squeaky-clean and Jujube-soft on the outside, but in one of those Celeb Revelations That Rock the World, Zac Efron has been exposed as being all hard - hard drinkin' and druggin' - on the inside. People mag this week reported that Zac, 25, did a stint in rehab in April. That's not all! TMZ reported Thursday that Zac first checked into rehab in March, then returned after a relapse. Zac's substance of choice? Coke, says TMZ. Zac was a mere teen - 17 - when he rocketed to fame on Disney's High School Musical . Last year, he told People he wouldn't let fame ruin him. "I care too much about those around me and everything I've worked for to just go out and blow it," he said.
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July 25, 2010 | By Carrie Rickey, Inquirer Movie Critic
Hard enough to be a teenager and blunder your way into maturity as a private citizen. Harder still for a teen idol to prove his manhood professionally as the fans watch. Leonardo DiCaprio did it. So, too, did Will Smith. Can Zac Efron, boy heartthrob of High School Musical , make the leap? The answer may be Charlie St. Cloud, a Ghost -y weeper starring the former Tiger Beat centerfold as a Stanford-bound student who grieves - and grows - in the wake of family tragedy.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 9, 2010
8 p.m. Channel 29 Singer Katy Perry (right) hosts this event that celebrates the hottest teen icons in film, television, music, sports and fashion. Scheduled to appear are former "American Idol" runner-up David Archuleta, Kristen Bell, John Cena, Miranda Cosgrove and Zac Efron.
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March 18, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Taylor Swift (right) has joined the voice cast of " Dr. Seuss ' The Lorax. " Swift joins Danny DeVito , Ed Helms , Zac Efron , Rob Riggle and Betty White in the tale of a boy (Efron) who searches for a way to win the affection of the girl of his dreams (Swift). He comes across the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.  
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 2010
LET THE CULT mongering begin: among this week's new DVDs is Edgar Wright's "Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. " The wigged-out comedy bombed at the box office ($31 million), but its small, devoted following claims it's as totemic among the Net generation as "The Big Lebowski. " Michael Cera has the title role as a 20-something who falls for a girl with seven ex-lovers, all of whom he must fight before a romance can commence. The story is cute, but the medium in this case is the message - it's visually designed by Wright to reflect Scott's Xbox, comic-book culture background.
NEWS
April 20, 2009 | By John Timpane INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
A bid to sell 'Slumdog' star? Have to sell your kid? Get a good price! British tab News of the World reports that Rafiq Qureshi, father of Rubina Ali, 9, one of the stars of Slumdog Millionaire, tried to sell her to undercover reporters. A bargain at $295,000! The whole happy family lives in a poor section of Mumbai. Interested? Get bids in now: Qureshi says he has several offers. Zac Efron sprints past Russell Crowe According to studio estimates, 17 Again, with Zac Efron and Leslie Mann, debuted as filmo numero uno this weekend, yanking in $24.1 million.
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April 17, 2009 | By Carrie Rickey INQUIRER MOVIE CRITIC
If it does nothing else, 17 Again - in which a tired, middle-aged Matthew Perry revisits his robust teenage self (Zac Efron) and finds it's a wonderful life - proves the durability of the body-swap fantasy. But 17 Again also showcases the previously unseen acting talents of Efron, the Tigerbeat cover boy best known as the shaggy haircut of the High School Musical series and the pompadour of Hairspray. (His latest coif combines comb-over with the bowl cut, which produces the effect of a freaky friar.
NEWS
April 16, 2009 | By GARY THOMPSON, thompsg@phillynews.com
"17 Again" puts Disney commodity Zac Efron into a recycled "Freaky Friday" plot and ends up with a surprisingly un-awful 'tween comedy. Not that there isn't shameless pandering to the brand. The movie opens with Efron sweaty and shirtless, shooting baskets as he readies for a big hoops game, one that's delayed until he inexplicably joins the cheerleaders for a pre-game dance number. Efron plays high school star Mike O'Donnell, about to play an important game in front of college recruiters.
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January 31, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
THREE BACHELORS make a wager to see which of them can best keep love at bay in "That Awkward Moment," and you'll never guess what happens next. Well OK you will, because in romantic comedies dating back to Shakespeare, such anti-love vows exist only to be defeated. The devil is in the details - how casting and chemistry can keep the movie ahead of audience expectations. Results vary in the mildly gross and R-rated "Awkward," with Zac Efron front and center as Jason, who boasts of having a "roster" of casual-sex attachments, and encourages his friends to follow suit.
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August 22, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Michelle & Zac: Splitsville Um, well, they seemed to be going out . . . maybe it was just a spit-swappin' summer fling. Whatever it was or wasn't, the much-Instagrammed affectionfest between Michelle Rodriguez (of the Fast and Furious flicks) and Zac Efron , of Neighbors and every girl's dreams, this liaison so prominent in the tongue-wagging pages, is over. An Anonymous Insider somewhat acidly tells People that the break was "very mutual. " Michelle had been linked with model Cara Delevingne , and Zac had split atomically up with Vanessa Hudgens in 2010.
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July 31, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Royal photobombers! Those Brit royals are kuh- razy for photobombs! They are just raising holy heck at the Glasgow Commonwealth Games in Scotland! Five days ago, Queen Elizabeth II slap-happily crashed a selfie by Australian hockey players Jayde Taylor and Brooke Peris , evidently all unplanned. Then on Monday, Prince Harry disrupted a self-shot by some rugby guys from New Zealand. And three makes a trend: Prince William himself messed up a perfectly good shot with Olympic cycling champ Chris Hoy. Those wacky monarchical types!
NEWS
March 28, 2014
THE ZAC EFRON beat-down story draws curiouser and curiouser. According to the sentinels of truth at TMZ, the "High School Musical" actor is actually a hero - at least according to Efron's unnamed bodyguard, who claimed his boss saved his ever-lovin' hide. Efron told the cops he and his security guy were headed to grab a bite to eat in downtown El Lay early Sunday when their car ran out of gas. And as any rational person would do in that situation, one of them tossed a bottle out the car window.
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January 31, 2014 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer thompsg@phillynews.com, 215-854-5992
THREE BACHELORS make a wager to see which of them can best keep love at bay in "That Awkward Moment," and you'll never guess what happens next. Well OK you will, because in romantic comedies dating back to Shakespeare, such anti-love vows exist only to be defeated. The devil is in the details - how casting and chemistry can keep the movie ahead of audience expectations. Results vary in the mildly gross and R-rated "Awkward," with Zac Efron front and center as Jason, who boasts of having a "roster" of casual-sex attachments, and encourages his friends to follow suit.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 23, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Katy Perry's prayers Do you pray? The teenage Katy Perry sure did   . Her sincerest heaven-bound supplications concerned her anatomy. "I lay on my back one night and looked down at my feet, and I prayed to God," Perry, 29, tells GQ. "I said, 'God, will you please let me have boobs so big that I can't see my feet when I'm lying down?' " Someone listened: Perry's bust is an object of admiration around the globe. So much so, young women often ask plastic surgeons to give 'em Perry breasts.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 21, 2013 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
He's squeaky-clean and Jujube-soft on the outside, but in one of those Celeb Revelations That Rock the World, Zac Efron has been exposed as being all hard - hard drinkin' and druggin' - on the inside. People mag this week reported that Zac, 25, did a stint in rehab in April. That's not all! TMZ reported Thursday that Zac first checked into rehab in March, then returned after a relapse. Zac's substance of choice? Coke, says TMZ. Zac was a mere teen - 17 - when he rocketed to fame on Disney's High School Musical . Last year, he told People he wouldn't let fame ruin him. "I care too much about those around me and everything I've worked for to just go out and blow it," he said.
NEWS
October 12, 2012 | BY GARY THOMPSON, Daily News Staff Writer "T
HE PAPERBOY" gives you an idea of what "The Help" might have been like had Lee Daniels directed it. Which is to say that a slice of poop pie would be the least notorious thing in it. Both movies, in broad strokes, are about newspaper rookies in the 1960s South who have a special relationship with the African-American women who raised them. "The Help," however, belongs to the genre of genteel race movies ("Driving Miss Daisy") stocked with politely drawn characters whose sexual feelings, if they have them at all, are deeply buried.
NEWS
November 20, 2011 | By Steven Rea, Inquirer Movie Critic
Maybe it's the big, kid-friendly titles from Spielberg and Scorsese (three of 'em). Maybe it's Lisbeth Salander, all tattooed and pierced but speaking English this time. Or perhaps it's the mess of high-profile adaptations, remakes, and reboots. Whatever the reason, this holiday season seems a lot busier, and (gulp, dare we say?) more promising, than the similarly time-framed lineups of recent years. Traditionally, Hollywood and Indiewood save their prestige titles for these final months and weeks, when critics tally their lists, and Oscar buzzers buzz with forecasts for best picture, best actress, best performance by a terrier in a supporting role (Cosmo from Beginners ?
ENTERTAINMENT
March 18, 2011
The Hollywood Reporter reports that Taylor Swift (right) has joined the voice cast of " Dr. Seuss ' The Lorax. " Swift joins Danny DeVito , Ed Helms , Zac Efron , Rob Riggle and Betty White in the tale of a boy (Efron) who searches for a way to win the affection of the girl of his dreams (Swift). He comes across the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.  
NEWS
December 28, 2010 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
Over the next few days, Top 10 lists of Important Things That Happened in 2010 - y'know, oil spills and such - will blanket the place like snow on Lincoln Financial Field. So serious. So uncelebratory at such a jolly time of year. That is why E! Online proudly presents the "10 Biggest Partiers of 2010"! At No. 10 is teen throb Zac Efron , who E! says was seen at FlashDancers in NYC, "where he got lapdances and bottle service. " Gossip Girl 's Blake Lively is 9, Katy Perry is 8, and Paris Hilton is 7. At a perplexingly low number (6)
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