Vanessa Anne Hudgens is a young actress best known for her appearances on The Disney Channel, including her starring turn in the TV movie High School Musical (2006). Hudgens grew up in southern California and began her acting career before she was in her teens. She began getting roles on television in 2002, and soon landed roles in the feature films Thirteen (2003) and Thunderbirds (2004, directed by Jonathan Frakes). Already a regular guest on the Disney comedy series The Suite Life of Zack and Cody, she was picked to star opposite Zac Efron in the made-for-TV romance High School Musical. The movie was a hit and the soundtrack reached the top of Billboard’s charts, and Hudgens went on to secure a record deal.
Vanessa’s per-Christmas family time! December 23, 2007
Hmm, so that’s how the Hudgens girls look like! All are dark-haired and smallish of frame, cute! Hehe! It seems that only Vanessa Hudgens’ dad (not here) is big and blond, hmm.. This photo was taken one early December morning as the girls went to Mo’s joint in Toluca Lake, California to get some yummy breakfast. The High School Musical cutie is with mom Gina (at the back), sister Stella and a female family friend. The foursome spent about an hour eating and left separately, with Vanessa Hudgens driving her new Audi S4 convertible. The 19-year old actress wore a velour track suit and Marc Jacobs sunglasses, carried around a Louis Vuitton wallet and Miu Miu Vitello Lux Hobo handbag. My, I bet there’s a few thousand dollars in her fashion statement for that day. Still, you can’t blame Vanessa Hudgens, I’m sure she’s raking in millions from the HSM success! An interesting tidbit: her car, the Audi S4 Cabriolet, retails starting at $56,775. Can you afford that as a birthday gift?? I certainly can’t! LOL!
Vanessa Hudgens turns 19! December 17, 2007
And boy, did she celebrate it in high-style! No, I don’t mean all-night long parties and such – I meant splurging on a brand new car! Yesiree, after getting her driver’s license a few days back, Vanessa Hudgens finally got her own car. And just like the car of her boyfriend, Zac Efron, it’s an Audi! To be exact, it’s a drool-worthy black Audi S4 Cabriolet. The pint-sized actress was seen driving it the day after her birthday with her mother in the passenger seat. The big question – did Vanessa Hudgens buy it or is it a gift from Zac??
On the day of her birthday (December 14, Friday), Vanessa Hudgens was seen around town with her mom Gina. According to paparazzi following her every move, the HSM actress spent the day at an office building before leaving with a police escort. Later that day, she received a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Zac Efron was nowhere to be found as he was stuck filming on the set of “Seventeen”. He, however, made up for it the next day when they want on a casual date. Sweet!
Vanessa Hudgens sings in Washington! December 11, 2007
If you’re wondering why pictures of the cutie High Musical Star actress in drab airports are everywhere, this is the answer: Vanessa Hudgens left Los Angeles and went to our country’s capital for a brief performance. Of course, the paparazzi waited for her in LA and Washington airports. Man, it’s really tough with all those cameras pointed at you! Anyway, the teen star performed a song alongside American Idol alumni Katharine McPhee and R&B singer Ne-Yo during the filming of TNT’s Christmas in Washington 2007 at The National Building Museum in Washington, D.C. last Sunday. Vanessa Hudgens joined the ranks of other famous singers like Andrea Bocelli. Alan Jackson, Colbie Caillat and Heather Headley also performed. The said special will be hosted by Dr. Phil and his wife Robin McGraw and will benefit the Children’s National Medical Center. It will air on Wednesday, Dec. 12 @ 10PM ET/PT on TNT. Watch out for it! Vanessa Hudgens will shine as usual! =)
What’s up with Vanessa Hudgens?? December 4, 2007
A lot! But the most important ones involve driving and charity. Yesiree! Our darling Vanessa Hudgens’ practical Christmas wish (as she shared in USA Today) finally came true this week. Last week, the 18-year-old High School Musical actress passed her California driving written test at the DMV in Glendale, California. And last Monday, December 3, Vanessa Hudgens was spotted driving her parents’ Toyota Camry in Los Angeles with mom, Gina. Yeeha! I wonder what car she’ll buy..
Anyway, as for charity, V paid a visit to Ocean Drive Magazine to promote the charity program Best Buddies last November 29 in Miami Beach, Florida. Vanessa Hudgens shares, “Best Buddies is an amazing organization that helps support people with mental disabilities. Today, it actually puts them in jobs, which is why I’m here at Ocean Drive … My manager is the person who actually developed it, and I found out about it and I thought it was an amazing organization. It’s really neat to reach out to people who are, like, fans, too. Just to be able to be a part of their lives is really neat.” And when you have money like vanessa, you can afford executive gutter cleaning services in omaha, or where you live.
Vanessa Hudgens’ Christmas Thoughts November 28, 2007
High School Musical is HOT! This Christmas season, USA Today gathered the franchise’s stars for a little wishlist sharing. For Vanessa Hudgens, topmost on her wishlist is something practical and is all up to her to make it happen. Shares the cutie actress, “My driver’s license. I plan on taking my test really soon.” You go girl! I’m sure Zac Efron will let you drive his Audi.. or not! Lol! As for her favorite holiday tradition, Vanessa Hudgens relates, “Putting up the Christmas tree together as a family. I love doing themes. This year is going to be gold and crystal.” As for her hope for Gabriella (her character) in HSM3: “We’re all going to be seniors, so I hope she gets into a good college.” Man, V is so practical huh?? The petite 18-year old teen star was last seen shopping with her mom in Los Angeles where she is said to have graciously given a $20 dollar bill to a homeless gentleman outside of the mall once she finished grabbing a few presents. Way to go Vanessa Hudgens!
Vanessa Hudgens excited with HSM3! November 21, 2007
Our favorite High School Musical cutie has been all over Los Angeles gyms these past few days, and fans can’t help but wonder, “Is she toning up for High School Musical 3?” Maybe yes, maybe no. But I’m sure Vanessa Hudgens is all set (physically and mentally) to film the third installment of her and Zac Efron’s popular for-TV Disney movie. According to reports filming for HSM3 will begin this coming February, and Vanessa Hudgens with director Kenny Ortega couldn’t be more thrilled about it! Says the adorable V at the American Music Awards: “I am so very excited! To do a third one for the big screen, I can’t begin to think how much fun we’ll have.” The HSM (1 to 3) director also shared Vanessa Hudgens’ excitement. He told PEOPLE magazine at the 15th Annual Diversity Awards that “We’re all verbally committed, and we’re all very hopeful of doing this. We want to do this, and we’re going to have some new characters arriving at East High. That’ll be fun, mix it up a little bit.” Oooh, new characters! Maybe a new girl that will steal Zac from V?? Can’t hardly wait!!!
Vanessa Hudgens’ angry dad! November 13, 2007
It’s not everyday we see Vanessa Hudgens’ dad, Greg. We see her everyday (thanks to the paparazzi), and her mom sometimes. Her dad? Na-ah! Frankly, this is the first time I’ve seen Greg (an angry one at that) and man, he’s so big! Thank God Vanessa Hudgens’ didn’t get his huge frame, lol! Anyway, the incident that prompted the High School Musical star’s dad to get red in the face was the paparazzi trailing them around. The V and Greg just came from the gym and got mad at the paparazzi snapping pictures at them. So, what did he do? He angrily swung his water bottle at the paps, spraying some water over them! You don’t believe me? Watch this video HERE. Vanessa Hudgens, like the typical teen, was embarrassed with her father’s behavior and yelled “Daaaaad!” during the bottle swinging. Hehe! Sure is fun to see your favorite teen celebrity doing “normal” teen stuff sometimes =)
Vanessa Hudgens at Frederick’s of Hollywood October 25, 2007
Ever since her nude photo scandal, High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens has been elusive in showing up in public events (photos from the paparazzi do not count as public appearance, lol). The last time she was seen publicly was last month in US’ Hot Hollywood party. Even more “shocking” is that Vanessa Hudgens wasn’t alone, she was with HSM co-star/boyfriend Zac Efron as they watched Frederick’s of Hollywood Spring 2008 Collection debut at the Palladium last Wednesday in Los Angeles. It’s definitely a rare treat to see the young couple appear publicly, and I’m sure Zanessa fans are very happy about it =) Anyway, according to reports, a booth full of guests at the show was asked to clear out when Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron arrived. From their vantage point, the lovebirds enjoyed the parade of runway models displaying corsets designed by celebrities. According to USA Today, Vanessa “liked the feathers that appeared on models throughout the evening.”
Vanessa Hudgens dropped by Disney?? October 5, 2007
OK! magazine has reported that High School Musical 1 and 2 star Vanessa Hudgens will not be coming back for HSM 3. Apparently Disney dropped the teen actress because of the bad publicity caused by her nude photo scandal. According to OK!’s source, “Disney finally decided that they don’t want her back. They feel that as long as Zac Efron is in the movie, all will be fine. He’s the real star – the household name – and, most importantly, he comes without baggage.” But what would Zac do without a partner?? According to the source, Vanessa Hudgens will be replaced by either Cheetah Girls Adrienne Baillon or Dancing with the Stars’ Sabrina Bryan. Tsk, real sad news! I hope Disney will refute this tabloid news soon…
On other Vanessa Hudgens’ news, the cutiepie star was seen today wearing a fedora hat and carrying birthday balloons. One of the balloons has a Spongebob Squarepants character that says “Happy Birthday To You!” In case you don’t know, it is Zac’s 20th birthday today. Vanessa was also seen carrying an m.fredric shopping bag – her gift for the birthday boy perhaps?
A week in the life Vanessa Hudgens October 5, 2007
While most of the cast of the hugely successful High School Musical are busy with the movie’s Ice Tour in NYC, Vanessa Hudgens was out and about with her family. She spent one day having a lunch outing with her mother and sister; and the next night, Vanessa had fun raising money for charity. She attended a Lucky Strike Lanes event with her younger sister, Stella, for the Best Buddies International charity fundraiser. Vanessa Hudgens showed off her bowling skills and gamely posed for fans while holding a bright orange bowling ball. Then yesterday, the cutie teen star was spotted in braids while going to an early morning meeting at The William Morris Agency in Los Angeles. Maybe the meeting was about the negotiations with HSM 3. According to Life & Style, Zac Efron was offered $3.25 million to star in HSM 3 while Vanessa Hudgens was only offered $1.3 million dollar! What’s that supposed to mean?? And thus, the negotiations continue. Of course, everybody is hoping Vanessa and Disney will reach an agreement. After all, HSM 3 is to hot to pass up for both sides!
Vanessa on Vanessa: “She’ll be fine” September 27, 2007
Yes, the title’s right. There’s no typo or whatsoever. Just wanna get a little “creative”, lol! Anyway, the first Vanessa is Vanessa Williams, star of the drama comedy show Ugly Betty. And the second Vanessa is none other than the teen celebrity of the moment, Vanessa Hudgens – High School Musical star and girlfriend extraordinaire of Zac Efron. So why would Ms. Williams comment on the life of Ms. Hudgens? I mean, we’d understand if it’s Miley Cyrus or Ashley Tisdale, since they’re also Disney stars. But Ms. Williams?? Apparently, the 44-year old actress also had a stormy chapter in her life after her racy photos appeared in Penthouse magazine. Ms. Williams was forced t give up her Miss America Crown because of that. Tsk! So she’s got “credibility” when she said to People.com that Vanessa Hudgens will be fine after her nude photo scandal. According to Ms. Williams, the High School Musical star has talent. Ms. Wlliams says, “She’s got talent and she’s professional, and those are the things that’ll help her survive in life… I met her and she’s a very sweet, talented girl and I’ve seen ‘High School Musical 2’ a zillion times because of my kids … and she’ll be fine.”
More trouble for Vanessa Hudgens September 24, 2007
After her nude photo scandal and breakup rumors with her boyfriend, High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens is set to face another problem. As the saying goes, “When it rains, it pours”, trouble is certainly pouring into Vanessa’s life. The hoopla surrounding her nude photos has barely died down when she was hit with breakup rumors with her boyfriend, Zac Efron. And now, Vanessa is being sued. Yup, you read that right, she is being sued. By her former lawyer, no less!
According to court papers obtained by “Access Hollywood”, Brian L. Schall (Vanessa’s former lawyer) says she owes him $150,000 in legal fees. He filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court last Monday and he alleges a breach of contract and unjust enrichment by the HSM star. The lawsuit claims Ms. Vanessa Hudgens and Mr. Brian Schall entered into a written contract for legal services in October 2005. The lawyer claims he advanced costs and expenses on Vanessa’s behalf for her songwriting and recording career. He says, “Perhaps Vanessa Hudgens needs to go back to school to learn a very basic lesson in contractual obligations.” Vanessa’s side has not yet given a comment.
Vanessa’s midnight run! September 19, 2007
Disney’s golden couple is back in each others arms! The High School Musical star, Zac Efron finally returned to Los Angeles after promoting his latest movie, Hairspray in Europe and Australia. As earlier reported, Vanessa Hudgens followed Zac to Australia when her nude photo scandal broke out. Zac stood by her and according to an insider, “Zac was there for her. He did the right thing. He was her rock.” But then after one week of bonding, Vanessa had to return to Los Angeles and face the repercussions of her shocking photos.
Aside from her scandal, Vanessa also had to deal with the rumors of Zac and Nikki Blonsky’s apparent romance. Nikki is Zac’s co-star in Hairspray, and the two even made out over live TV! And so, I’m sure Vanessa’s very glad to have Zac back in her arms this week! The two were recently spotted getting some fastfood at a McDonald’s drive-thru in Los Angeles on Sunday night, just mere hours after Zac landed in the LAX airport earlier that evening. And to all Zanessa’s fans, don’t worry, the two are still wearing their “LOVEship” rings. Zac and Vanessa are still together and have not broken up… yet!
Vanessa’s new racy photos! September 14, 2007
After the public was rocked with Vanessa Hudgens’ nude photo scandal last week, here comes another set of her sexy photos. This time Vanessa is not alone but posing with her girlfriends. Their poses are being labeled as “lesbian-like”, with Vanessa sharing air kisses with them and cuddling close to one of her friend’s breasts. It’s not a surprise to us why these photos came out now. As the saying goes, strike while the iron is hot. And Vanessa’s definitely hot now! And tabloids are offering lots of money in exchange for her private photos. No one can resist the call of the greenbacks, tsk!
Vanessa or her rep has not yet commented on these new photos. The only indication that they’re aware of it is the fact that Vanessa backed out of her appearance on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, probably embarrassed anew, if you believe the rumors. The good thing is that Vanessa’s fans remain steadfast to her, and she also has the support of the Disney management and fellow artists. You gotta ride this one out gurl!
Vanessa Hudgens apologizes September 9, 2007
Disney’s High School Musical star, the vibrant Vanessa Hudgens, finally spoke about her nude photos that were leaked to the Internet last Thursday. Vanessa said “I want to apologize to my fans, whose support and trust means the world to me. I am embarrassed over this situation and regret having ever taken these photos. I am thankful for the support of my family and friends.” In response to her apology, a Disney Channel spokesperson stated: “Vanessa has apologized for what was obviously a lapse in judgment. We hope she’s learned a valuable lesson.” We bet she did, lol!
Anyway, it was previously reported that Vanessa’s nude photos were for her current boyfriend, Zac Efron, her co-star in High School Musical. But recent rumors surfaced that the photos were for Drake Bell who played Vanessa’s boyfriend on ‘Drake and Josh’ in 2006. According to People.com, Vanessa “emailed photos to the ‘Drake and Josh’ actor a couple of years ago.” Which means Vanessa wasn’t famous yet when she sent that, and therefore wasn’t thinking about what will happen if it ever get outs. However, Drake’s representative denied it: “Drake says he never received those photos.” And the mystery continues, so better stay tuned guys!
Vanessa’s rep admits nude photos September 8, 2007
High School Musical is currently Disney’s hottest franchise. And it’s about to blow up in their faces, no thanks to the nude photo of one of its most popular stars Vanessa Hudgens. The National Enquirer first broke the news that the 18-year old actress took nude photos of herself to give to co-star/boyfriend Zac Efron. Days later, one nude photo of Vanessa leaked into the Internet. The picture appeared to be taken in a production trailer or bedroom, with Vanessa standing and pulling her hair back, nary a stitch on. According to Vanessa’s representative, “This was a photo which was taken privately. It is unfortunate that this has become public.” The statement was released to US Magazine, thereby confirming the photo’s authenticity. Disney has no official stand on the scandal yet, but we all know that Disney prides itself on its wholesome image. Could this spell trouble for Vanessa’s future spots in High School Musical 3 and the upcoming High School Musical film? Only time will tell so stay tuned!
A brewing scandal for Vanessa Hudgens? September 4, 2007
We all know that Vanessa Hudgens, the High School Musical lead actress, is dating her HSM co-star Zac Efron. Vanessa, being the private person that she is, rarely comments about their exciting lovelife. Vanessa has often said that she keeps her private life private. But what is this brewing nude photo scandal involving her?? Several sources have claimed that Vanessa posed naked in several pictures to entice her dashing boyfriend, Zac. Apparently the dark-haired actress took the photos herself. One insider revealed that Vanessa was “Shooting into a mirror with her camera phone, she took photos of herself stripped except for a gold chain around her waist. She also photographed herself in the tub, blowing kisses – and sensuously pulling down her bikini bottom.” Golly! Disney will certainly have their hands full once Vanessa’s nude photos will hit the internet! Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron are Disney’s prime stars, and so far they managed to keep their images squeaky-clean. The insider concludes, “It remains to be seen whether the photos hit the Internet and the ensuing scandal blows the whole ‘High School Musical’ enterprise sky-high.”