September 17, 2013 |
Has Zac Efron been to rehab in recent months? That was the word out Tuesday from unnamed sources, alleging to several media outlets that the "17 Again" actor had wrapped up treatment about five months ago. Efron, whose newest flick, "Parkland," debuted at the Venice Film Festival and recently was screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, walked the Toronto red carpet for the film this month. "He's healthy, happy and not drinking," one source told E! News , which first reported the story.
April 17, 2012 |
Ever since the “High School Musical” series concluded, Zac Efron has been trying to distance himself from his days as a teen pinup. But his first major drama, 2010's tear-jerker “Charlie St. Cloud,” didn't do much to cement his reputation as a serious actor: The movie earned tepid reviews and didn't make a significant dent at the box office. The 24-year-old is hoping things will finally change with “The Lucky One,” the Nicholas Sparks adaptation coming out Friday in which he stars as Logan, a soldier trying to track down the subject of a photograph he believes kept him out of harm's way during wartime.
July 29, 2010 |
The lights were down low in a movie theater, and up on the screen, Zac Efron was about to kiss a girl when a collection of shrill "oohs" and "aahs" interrupted the intimate moment. With "Charlie St. Cloud," out Friday, Efron tackles his first commercially dramatic role — a move that signals his desire to leave behind his reputation as a teen heartthrob. But considering his very vocal fans at the film's premiere in Los Angeles last week, it may take more than just one film to make the break.
October 27, 2013 |
Zac Efron , who seems to be in every other movie these days, still found time to pick up a home in Hollywood Hills recently for $3.995 million. The former teen idol, who owns another house nearby in Hollywood Hills West, bought a two-story Zen-inspired contemporary behind gates at the end of a long driveway. The 5,644-square-foot home, built in 1964, features panoramic city-to-ocean views, expanses of glass, an open floor plan, a wine cellar, a gym and a fountain inside the entry.
April 15, 2010
A roundup of this morning's arts and entertainment headlines: The 2010 Cannes lineup is unveiled. (24 Frames) Critics pan "The Addams Family Musical," which does huge box office on Broadway anyway. (Sci Fi Wire) Larry King's on to divorce No. 8. (TMZ) Details on the new Eminem album, which is due out in June. (Entertainment Weekly) Zac Efron will play a drug runner in a remake of a Swedish film called "Snabba Cash." (24 Frames) Production halted on "Steven Seagal: Lawman" in light of sexual allegations.
August 27, 2007 |
IS he the next John Travolta or Johnny Depp, or just another teenage fad, as ephemeral as Hula-Hoops, "Scream," "Dawson's Creek" and Leif Garrett? That's the billion-dollar question hanging over 19-year-old Zac Efron, the pimple-free star of Disney's "High School Musical" juggernaut. Hollywood woke up this past week with a case of whiplash.