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April 20, 2009 | Ben Fritz
Zac Efron is the latest victor, and Russell Crowe the victim, of youngsters' dominance at the box office. The Warner Bros. film "17 Again," starring "High School Musical" heartthrob Efron, was the decisive No. 1 this weekend with $24.1 million in movie ticket sales in the U.S. and Canada, while Universal Picture's "State of Play," starring Crowe, grossed $14.1 million.
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BUSINESS
April 17, 2009 | Ben Fritz
One Disney Channel star is gunning to take down another at the box office this weekend. Warner Bros. opens its Zac Efron comedy "17 Again" today in hopes of garnering much of the same young female audience that made Walt Disney Co.'s "Hannah Montana: The Movie" No. 1 last weekend.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 27, 2014 | By Richard Winton and Kate Mather, This post had been corrected. See note below for details.
Actor Zac Efron got into an altercation with at least one homeless person early Sunday in downtown Los Angeles after the vehicle he and a friend were driving became "stranded," police officials confirmed. Officers responded to the scene around 2:25 a.m. Sunday to Temple Street and the 110 Freeway, where Efron, 26, and his friend were waiting, LAPD spokesman Richard French said. Police officials said the officers were flagged down and pointed to the scene by a third party. Police Cmdr.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 2014 | By Christie D'Zurilla
Zac Efron was involved in an altercation with transients in downtown L.A. in the wee hours on Sunday, and as with most things that happen in the big city after midnight, the details are, well, fuzzy. First, here's what police said on the record: Efron and a friend were waiting at Temple Street near the 110 Freeway when officers were flagged to the area by a third party, L.A. Now reported. The cops arrived around 2:30 a.m. and found evidence of an altercation. A police spokesman had no other details about what had gone down, but authorities confirmed that the "High School Musical" star had tangled with at least one transient after becoming "stranded" in the sketchy area.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2007 | Rachel Abramowitz, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 25, 2009 | By BETSY SHARKEY, Film Critic
"Me and Orson Welles" is a frothy backstage pass, courtesy of director Richard Linklater, to the early days of the great director (that would be Welles) during a stint as the mercurial head of the Mercury Theater Company in 1937. Adapted from Robert Kaplow's novel, the "Me" is a teenager whose coming-of-age story unfolds during the staging of Welles' groundbreaking reimagining of Shakespeare's Julius Caesar as a '30s-era Fascist dictator. The teen in question is Richard Samuels, played by "High School Musical" heartthrob Zac Efron, a senior who slips out of class and into NYC only to get swept up in Welles' retinue, with a small part tossed his way as a bone.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 21, 2013 | By Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times
Expand or die. This ominous motto of economic imperialism courses throughout the film "At Any Price," set against the imperiled world of modern-day family farming. Director Ramin Bahrani, who co-wrote the screenplay with Hallie Elizabeth Newton, spent six months in Iowa living among farmers as the duo spoke to people about the issues facing their lives and businesses. The film grapples with enduring issues of generational conflict and transition as well as the perennial drama of success and failure in America.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 15, 2013 | By Amy Kaufman
NEW YORK - She knew they were waiting to hear from her - Channing Tatum's millions of fans. It had been more than an hour since LaQuishe Wright had posted a photo of the actor on his Twitter account, dressed in a suit "Headed to the Zeigfield. " Now she and Tatum had arrived at the "White House Down" premiere, and Wright needed to give his followers another update. So as he began walking down the red carpet, posing for photographs and greeting reporters, she stayed close by. Glued to her iPhone, she was barely noticeable among the melee, a diminutive 38-year-old in an airy halter dress flanked by hulking bodyguards, publicists, studio handlers.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 23, 2012 | By Amy Kaufman, Los Angeles Times
Moe, Larry and Curly couldn't do it. Neither could Snow White, an army of Greek gods or a baby-faced Leonardo DiCaprio. After four weeks, the film finally able to dethrone "The Hunger Games" at the box office was "Think Like a Man," an ensemble relationship comedy about five ethnically diverse couples. The movie's success surprised many in Hollywood over the weekend, because the picture came in more than $10 million ahead of industry projections with what distributor Sony Pictures estimated to be a $33-million debut.
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