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September 9, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Vanessa Hudgens is kind of a good girl. At least that's what her Marie Claire interview makes her out to be: a "good girl gone badass," to be exact. The "High School Musical" alum, 24, covers the fashion and beauty mag's October issue and her feature interview is all about being positive and having a healthy outlook on life - what else do you expect from an interview set on Indonesia's Nusa Lembongan beach with the subject indulging in a surfer's dream land? "SO excited to be on the cover of @MarieClaire's October issue!"
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April 7, 2014 | By Susan Denley
The duke and duchess of Cambridge arrived in New Zealand on Monday with baby Prince George, his nanny, a hairdresser, personal assistants and security in tow. The Duchess wore a red coat by Catherine Walker with matching pillbox hat by Gina Foster as the group deplaned in Wellington. The royal couple later participated in a traditional Maori greeting ceremony that involved rubbing noses with Maori elders, among other rituals. [ Telegraph , People ] Taylor Swift may have lost out to George Strait for the entertainer of the year award at the Academy of Country Music Awards on Sunday, but she looked adorable doing it. She was dressed in a white crop top with cutouts at the shoulder and a long black maxi-skirt as she bopped along to the music from the audience and made a presentation on stage.
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 10, 2010
Hudgens lands 'Rent' role Vanessa Hudgens, the heroine of Disney's "High School Musical," will star in another mega-fan favorite, Jonathan Larson's "Rent," which will run Aug. 6 to 8 at the Hollywood Bowl. Hudgens will play Mimi, the HIV-positive exotic dancer in the award-winning '90s rock riff on Puccini's "La Bohème." No other casting has been announced for the fully staged show, which will mark the musical directing debut of Neil Patrick Harris, himself a star of "Rent's" 1997 L.A. production and national tour.
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January 24, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
There were babies everywhere: crying, crawling, pooping. Framed Bible citations and photos of Jesus lined the walls. And no one was using a cellphone. This is what Vanessa Hudgens saw in 2011 when she arrived at New Jersey's Several Sources shelter, a safe haven for young pregnant women and new mothers without homes. And it made her very uncomfortable. "The first thing I did," the actress later recalled, "was run up to my room, call my mom and go, 'What on earth am I doing here?
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September 27, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Of all the onetime Disney stars, Vanessa Hudgens has always seemed particularly eager to shed her squeaky-clean image. While Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez were still trying to appease their tween fanbases, Hudgens was dealing with blowback from an infamous nude-photo scandal. And following the conclusion of the "High School Musical" franchise, she almost immediately began taking on dark film roles instead of sticking with more PG-fare. This year alone, she's been seen as a concubine, a bikini-clad party animal and a runaway stipper.
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April 10, 2011 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Venice Beach is home to dreadlocked hippies, tourists and juiced-up muscle-heads. And sometimes, it's also where former Disney star Vanessa Hudgens likes to hide out. "I know," she said, rolling her eyes in anticipation of the response to that bizarre scenario. "But I love going to the drum circle down there. Every now and then someone will let me join in and bang on their drums, and I just love people who are completely free. Even if they're drug addicts, who sometimes freak me out. I'm figuring out how to be a better person while observing other people.
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January 24, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
There were babies everywhere: crying, crawling, pooping. Framed Bible citations and photos of Jesus lined the walls. And no one was using a cellphone. This is what Vanessa Hudgens saw in 2011 when she arrived at New Jersey's Several Sources shelter, a safe haven for young pregnant women and new mothers without homes. And it made her very uncomfortable. "The first thing I did," the actress later recalled, "was run up to my room, call my mom and go, 'What on earth am I doing here?
ENTERTAINMENT
August 4, 2010 | By David Ng, Los Angeles Times
At age 37, Neil Patrick Harris has worn more showbiz hats than most performers do in their entire careers. Starting his professional life as a child star, Harris has successfully graduated to film actor, sitcom leading man, Broadway actor, award-show staple, singer, magician and Web-series celebrity. Harris is that rare actor who is not only able to thrive in almost every medium, but also appeals to divergent demographics — young and old, gay and straight, highbrow snobs and lowbrow comedy fans.
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March 4, 2011 | By Mark Olsen, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Certainly better than the word "passable" might imply, "Beastly" is a sly and pleasant-enough young-adult programmer that is more likeable than not. Adapted and directed by Daniel Barnz, who previously made the Sundance title "Phoebe in Wonderland," the film centers on a brash, arrogant high school pretty boy (Alex Pettyfer) whose internal ugliness becomes externalized when he runs afoul of a spell-casting girl dabbling in witchcraft. She gives him one year to find someone to love him or he will remain in this altered state forever.
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March 14, 2013 | By Robert Abele
Florida in March is the vacation destination your mother warned you about. Which is one of the reasons Disney Channel sweethearts Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens were drawn to the candy-colored sleaze that is Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers. " It's their chance, with ABC Family's Ashley Benson ("Pretty Little Liars"), to break free of the parental-guidance considerations that have ruled their careers. Lewd, lush and mind-emptying, "Spring Breakers" mixes the commercial lure of its bikini-clad good girls turned bad with Korine's brand of subculture excavation ("Gummo," "Trash Humpers")
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
Of all the onetime Disney stars, Vanessa Hudgens has always seemed particularly eager to shed her squeaky-clean image. While Miley Cyrus and Selena Gomez were still trying to appease their tween fanbases, Hudgens was dealing with blowback from an infamous nude-photo scandal. And following the conclusion of the "High School Musical" franchise, she almost immediately began taking on dark film roles instead of sticking with more PG-fare. This year alone, she's been seen as a concubine, a bikini-clad party animal and a runaway stipper.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 9, 2013 | By Nardine Saad
Vanessa Hudgens is kind of a good girl. At least that's what her Marie Claire interview makes her out to be: a "good girl gone badass," to be exact. The "High School Musical" alum, 24, covers the fashion and beauty mag's October issue and her feature interview is all about being positive and having a healthy outlook on life - what else do you expect from an interview set on Indonesia's Nusa Lembongan beach with the subject indulging in a surfer's dream land? "SO excited to be on the cover of @MarieClaire's October issue!"
ENTERTAINMENT
August 22, 2013 | By Gary Goldstein
"The Frozen Ground" is a grim, undistinguished procedural thriller based on the true case of serial killer Robert Hansen who, from 1971 to 1983, abducted, raped and murdered at least 17 young women in Alaska. Although writer-director Scott Walker seems committed to not overly exploiting his lurid subject matter, the movie is just too dreary, disjointed and generically creepy to be persuasive. The story, set in 1983, finds upright Alaska state trooper Jack Halcombe (Nicolas Cage), reportedly an amalgam of several real-life characters, struggling to bring Hansen (John Cusack)
NEWS
April 16, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
Vanessa Hudgens, Julianne Hough, Emma Roberts and Clint Eastwood were just a few of the celebrities who took a break from the Coachella Music and Arts Festival to visit the Armani Exchange Neon Carnival on Saturday night. For the last four years, the brand has hosted a giant carnival in the middle of the desert at the Tradition Aviation Airport Hangar just 15 minutes from the Empire Polo Club. It's arguably one of the biggest events surrounding the festival and this year was no different.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 13, 2013 | By Chris Lee
INDIO -- Self-described “model-sociallite” Silka (no last name given) drifted across the densely populated Coachella VIP section during the Yeah Yeah Yeahs' evening set attired in a crocheted shawl, a $400 Malia Mills bikini and a pair of Marc Jacobs sneaker wedges. She was sipping discreetly at a vodka cranberry in a plastic tumbler and turning heads with every step. The New York-based native of Hungary explained she had spent the better part of two days earlier this week sifting through her wardrobe to find precisely the right ensembles for three days' worth of festival revelry beneath Indio's baking sun. “Of course I love the music but of course I want to look good,” Silka said as a male companion smiled in nodding agreement.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 14, 2013 | By Robert Abele
Florida in March is the vacation destination your mother warned you about. Which is one of the reasons Disney Channel sweethearts Selena Gomez and Vanessa Hudgens were drawn to the candy-colored sleaze that is Harmony Korine's "Spring Breakers. " It's their chance, with ABC Family's Ashley Benson ("Pretty Little Liars"), to break free of the parental-guidance considerations that have ruled their careers. Lewd, lush and mind-emptying, "Spring Breakers" mixes the commercial lure of its bikini-clad good girls turned bad with Korine's brand of subculture excavation ("Gummo," "Trash Humpers")
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2013 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
It remains to be seen whether "Spring Breakers" turns out to be one of the movies of the year, but it is without question a movie of its moment. It has been a source of intense interest since shooting first started around St. Pete Beach in Florida last spring, as images began to surface via paparazzi and social media of young starlets Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson. Seeming to be a part of raunchy spring break shenanigans, they were seen riding scooters, frolicking on the beach and being marched around in bikinis and handcuffs.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 13, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A music producer has sued Vanessa Hudgens for $5 million, claiming the actress and her father have repeatedly violated a contract and failed to pay him his share of her earnings. Hudgens, one of the stars of Disney's successful "High School Musical" series, entered into an agreement with producer Johnny Vieira when she was still a minor, according to the lawsuit, filed in L.A. Superior Court Monday. Vieira claims Hudgens and her father, Greg, sued to get out of the agreement but have also failed to abide by settlement terms.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 8, 2013 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
It remains to be seen whether "Spring Breakers" turns out to be one of the movies of the year, but it is without question a movie of its moment. It has been a source of intense interest since shooting first started around St. Pete Beach in Florida last spring, as images began to surface via paparazzi and social media of young starlets Selena Gomez, Vanessa Hudgens and Ashley Benson. Seeming to be a part of raunchy spring break shenanigans, they were seen riding scooters, frolicking on the beach and being marched around in bikinis and handcuffs.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 14, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
As movie studios, production companies and second homes throughout sunny Los Angeles begin to shutter in anticipation of the holidays, the Ministry has its eyes on some high-profile departures, parties and everything in between. Up and away: "Spring Breakers" star Vanessa Hudgens was caught luxuriating at Virgin America's swanky new loft at Los Angeles International Airport. The first custom lounge for Virgin's domestic flights, the spot will see countless bold-face names through its well-designed space.
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