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Chace Crawford Steps into Footloose

Chace Crawford

Let's hear it for Chace Crawford! The Gossip Girl star has officially signed on to the Footloose remake.

Crawford had been in the running to inherit Kevin Bacon's Sunday shoes since Zac Efron dropped out to pursue non-musical parts in March. Crawford has been in contract negotiations to play dancing bad boy Ren McCormack for a while, but was struggling ...
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Hayden Panettiere About to Get Footloose?

Hayden Panettiere

Does Hayden Panettiere have the fancy footwork and powerful pipes to trump Julianne Hough? Possibly.

The Heroes star has auditioned for the role of Ariel Moore — a part for which Dancing with the Stars' Hough is also reportedly being considered — in the musical remake of Footloose, E! reports. (Lori Singer played Ariel in the original film.)

Panettiere sang for director Kenny Ortega and filmmakers, who were ...
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Zac Efron: King of Tweens and Box Office

17 Again

Zac Efron is a marquee name: The tween heartthrob took down Oscar winners Russell Crowe, Ben Affleck and Helen Mirren at the box office as 17 Again ruled with $24.1 million.

The body-swapping comedy exceeded expectations and easily took the top spot from Hannah Montana: The Movie, starring Efron's fellow tween idol, Miley Cyrus. Hannah Montana fell to ...
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Zac Efron Takes Advice From Leonardo DiCaprio

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Zac Efron may be 17 Again but he doesn't plan on succumbing to the pressures of young Hollywood.

The star of the High School Musical franchise tells GQ magazine that at a recent Lakers game Leonardo DiCaprio warned him...

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High School Musical 3 Rules Kids' Choice Awards While Miley Cries

Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

High School Musical 3: Senior Year was the top of the class at the Kids' Choice Awards, taking home two trophies, including Favorite Movie.

"Lately, a lot of people have been taking credit for bringing back the musical," said Zac "Serious Actor" Efron while accepting the movie's trophy. "The truth is we've known who's been responsible for bringing back the musical all along. It was you guys!"

Efron's galpal and costar, Vanessa Hudgens, was named Favorite Female Movie Star.

After losing TV actress to bud Selena Gomez and animated voice to Jack Black, Miley Cyrus was ...
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Report: Zac Efron Steps Out of Footloose; Wants Adult Roles

Zac Efron

Zac Efron has reportedly cut loose from Footloose, TheWrap.com reports.

The High School Musical graduate exited the remake of the Kevin Bacon-led '80s classic because he felt another song-and-dance flick could thwart his transition into adult roles — which means he's looking for non-musicals. Efron had script approval on the movie and dismissed ...
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Audiences May Be Cutting Footloose Sooner Than Expected

Zac Efron

Now that Zac Efron's latest High School Musical song-and-dance opened with a $42 million weekend, Paramount Pictures is hoping to "kick off its Sunday shoes" a little faster than expected.

According to Variety, Paramount would like to get its remake of Footloose, which reteams Efron with HSM director Kenny Ortega, into production by spring 2009. Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist director Peter Sollett has been brought on to rewrite the script, and Craig Zadan and Neil Meron have been added as producers.

Efron is reportedly close to locking in his deal, which features ... read more

Preview: High School Musical Graduates to the Big Screen

High School Musical 3: Senior Year

There's a Rockettes-style line of dancers, 99 extras in elaborate costumes and a giant Statue of Liberty head that shoots confetti. No, this isn't a hallucination. This is High School Musical 3: Senior Year. And it's the third and final day of shooting for a dance number called "I Want It All." Set in the famous cafeteria where Broadway-loving sibs Sharpay and Ryan sang "Stick to the Status Quo" in the first film, the place has been transformed into a mini–Times Square.

"We've come pretty far from a black stage and a gold ladder," marvels Lucas Grabeel, who plays drama-club president Ryan. "It's stepped up to a whole new level for the theatrical release."

On October 24, the wildly popular High School Musical franchise will conquer the final frontier — the big screen ... read more

Zac Efron Wines and Dines for 21st Birthday

Zac Efron

Who needs the bar when you can have a dinner party?

That's what Zac Efron opted for as he celebrated his 21st Saturday evening.

High School Musical's finest toasted his new, alcohol-legal year at L.A.'s Pace restaurant with ...
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Zac Efron Is Not Getting Naked for Broadway

Zac Efron and Daniel Radcliffe

Sorry, ladies — you won't be able to see Zac Efron in the buff any time soon.

The High School Musical star has shot down talk that he is replacing Daniel Radcliffe in the all-baring Broadway play Equus, People reports.

"No, I think it's a great role, but I was not approached," Efron said.

So does that mean he would say "yes" if he was approached? Hmm…

While he is not headed to the Great White Way ...
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