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Zac Efron Surprised by Muscular Physique

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Zac EfronZac Efron didn't recognize himself after putting on 18lbs of muscle for his new movie.

The 24-year-old actor bulked up to play a war veteran in The Lucky One and admitted he was impressed with his own willpower. "By the end of the movie I didn't recognize myself. You hear about guys like Christian Bale who dive into it and are really able to transform. I've always wondered if I had the willpower to actually do it. And I'll always have pride around the sense that I can," he told Men's Health .

Although the High School Musical actor claims he doesn't have any special talents, he thinks his willingness to work hard plays has played a huge part in his successful career: "I could pick up almost anything. If you put it in front of me, I could always find a way to tackle it. [While training for The Lucky One] I'd get this strange sense of power as those weights increased. I was never a natural at anything, but I could always outwork everybody."


Zac Efron: I’m Not a Heartthrob

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Zac EfronZac Efron does not believe he's a "heartthrob."

Despite being a pin-up for girls across the globe, the former High School Musical star doesn't see what all the fuss is about. "I can't explain to you what it's like to be a heartthrob, [because] I don't think I am a heartthrob. I hate [that word]. I hate it. It follows you around, but you don't deserve it. It's like, 'Why?' I'm just me. I'm just Zac. Just Zac."

Meanwhile, the 24-year-old actor admits he takes extra care to check his pockets when getting ready after accidentally dropping a packet of condoms on the red carpet at the premiere of The Lorax. Zac - who is believed to be dating Mirror Mirror actress Lily Collins - told The Today Show, "I never really had a pocket checking policy prior to going onto the red carpet but now I have fully instated one."

Although he is at least proud to have inadvertently promoted safe sex: "It's a great message to add to the many messages of the film."

Taylor Swift Dating Zac Efron?

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Taylor Swift and Zac EfronTaylor Swift and Zac Efron have enjoyed a flirty dinner date. The "Safe and Sound" hitmaker and the New Year's Eve star - who have been friends for years - were spotted sharing a romantic corner table at Los Angeles restaurant place earlier this month.

A source said that the couple - who arrived together in Zac's Audi - "were deep in conversation and very giggly." However, friends of Zac, 24, and 22-year-old Taylor claimed the Lorax co-stars were just enjoying a friendly night out.

"They were in L.A. doing press stuff together, and after they were done, they decided to grab dinner," one friend said.

Another friend added, "They have been friends a long time. Taylor thinks Zac's cute...[but] they are on totally different wavelengths."

Zac Efron’s Kissing Problems

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Zac Efron and Michelle Pfeiffer in New Year's EveZac Efron's on-screen kiss with Michelle Pfeiffer "wasn't very sexy."

The High School Musical hunk - who appears alongside the actress in new ensemble movie New Year's Eve - admitted locking lips with the star didn't go as smoothly as he had hoped, and he ended up having to "spit" on the floor right before the smooch.

"Those things are best to do spontaneous. Have fun and be in the moment. I definitely thought about how it was going to go down. In my mind, the way I pictured it, it was going to be perfect, very romantic, very leading man. Then of course, as we went to film it, right when I went to dip her, a huge piece of confetti went straight into my mouth. I didn't want to finish the kiss like that, so I spit and went for it. That's actually in the movie."

"It wasn't very sexy, but it was cute," Michelle added.

Zac and Vanessa: On Again?

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Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens

Perez Hilton is reporting that and Zac Efron have been seen out and about in North Carolina, where Vanessa is filming Journey 2: The Mysterious Island.

One unnamed source says the pair were seen holding hands walking in downtown Wilmington, and they’ve dined together recently. The Disney pair broke up in December, but rumors that they're working on getting back together started soon after.

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Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Fuel Reconciliation Rumors

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Vanessa Hudgens and Zac EfronZac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens were "constantly touching and kissing" last Friday night.

The pair - who ended their five-year romance last month - fueled rumors they have reunited with their flirty behavior at the opening of SHG's Eden Hollywood when they arrived with mutual friend Brittany Snow late in the evening.

"Vanessa was bopping around with her arms up while Zac had his hands all over her. Vanessa had a smile on from ear to ear and the two were inseparable after that," a source said to People.

Following their public display of affection on the dancefloor, Zac, 23, and 22-year-old Vanessa then retreated to a table - and grew even more affectionate. "Zac sat in between her legs and she wrapped her arms around him. They were making out on and off for the last hour or so until closing. They acted like there was no one else in the room."

The former couple narrowly escaped being pictured together but as he leaned in for a kiss, Vanessa pushed him away after spotting a fellow reveler with a cameraphone. "They were kissing on the lips and seemed to be enjoying their night. They seem to be back together."

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Zac Efron Chops Off His Hair

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Zac Efron

This holiday season is not faring well for Zac Efron fans. First he said goodbye to the girlfriend, then he bid farewell to his swoon-worthy hair.

The teen heartthrob cougar target was snapped up by a fan on the set of his new film The Lucky One sporting a buzzcut. While Efron has definitely strayed from his trademark long, tousled locks, he hasn't quite found anything that has suited him more.

Has he grown into the more adult hair style, or should he return to his roots?

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Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens Split Up

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Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron

Attention all you cougars out there (I’m talking you, recently-separated Elizabeth Hurley) – Zac Efron is now a single man.

It’s just been announced that the 23-year-old actor and his High School (Musical) sweetheart, Vanessa Hudgens, have broken up. They’d been together since 2006.

According to an insider, the split had nothing to do with another person. "They were together for so long. It just ran its course."

"They are 100 percent still good friends," a People source added.

This news comes just one day before Hudgen’s birthday. She turns 22 tomorrow.

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Zac Efron Brings Out the Cougar in Elizabeth Hurley

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Elizabeth HurleyZac Efron on the cover of Rolling Stone

From Miley Cyrus to Elizabeth Hurley, it seems like everyone has a crush on Zac Efron.

The 45-year-old beauty has a soft spot for the 22-year-old screen heartthrob, admitting Efron brings out the “cougar” in her. “Watching one of the High School Musicals with my son. The cougar in me loves ,” she wrote on her Twitter page.

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Quote of the Day: Zac Efron on Strip Clubs

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Corbin Bleu and Zac Efron

“I’ve heard a lot about these places, mostly from rap music. They’re supposed to be pretty reputable, right? So I envisioned myself on a nice couch in stunna shades with T-Pain and Usher making it rain money. And it just wasn’t like that.”

- Actor (and boyfriend to Vanessa Hudgens) recalling his first impression of a strip club he went to with High School Musical co-star Corbin Bleu.

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