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Zac Efron says he's up for more 'High School Musical,' and so are we

Are you ready to get your head back in the game?

Zac Efron might be. Over the weekend, a reporter for E! asked the actor if he would ever return to the sacred (?) halls of East High — home of Disney’s High School Musical franchise. And instead of shooting down the rumors, Efron replied, “We’re all thinking about it. I continue to see all the guys from High School. Every time we do…there’s just this look between us.”

Right off the bat, I’ll acknowledge that while this isn’t a “no,” it’s also not confirmation of a reunion. But also: At this point, would a reunion be the worst idea? It’s not exactly surprising that Efron may be in, even though a year or two ago he wanted to graduate from East High for good. (UPDATE: When EW asked Disney Channel for a response to Efron’s comments, they sent this statement: “Everyone at Disney Channel takes pride in knowing that our wonderful ‘High School Musical’ cast has fond memories about their days as ‘Wildcats,’ and that each year, new audiences are introduced to the movies through our telecasts around the world, but we have no ‘new news’ to report.”)

If Efron did decide to return and give us “Scream Pt. 2,” it’s easy to see the rest of the cast following suit. They wouldn’t even have to carry a full movie: For a long time, Disney was developing a fourth High School Musical for TV. (And no, I’m not talking about SNL‘s High School Musical: New Senior Class.) The movie, called High School Musical: East Meets West, supposedly would have starred a new cast, and would have told a West Side Story-esque story about East and West High. (Real talk: What was Troy and Gabrielle’s love if not a millennial, significantly less high-stakes version of Maria and Tony?) The project keeps getting pushed back, but it hasn’t been canceled — Disney just put out Teen Beach Movie instead. But what if it got revved up again — and the original HSM gang came back for a little alumni number? (Efron has long said he would consider doing something like that.) READ FULL STORY

'That Awkward Moment': Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller want YOU (to tweet) -- VIDEO


There’s nothing awkward about a little more Zac Efron, Michael B. Jordan, and Miles Teller in your life, amiright? Before their movie opens on Jan. 31, the handsome headliners from That Awkward Moment have a gift for EW.com readers — but you’re going to have to work for it…. Click through to learn your mission. READ FULL STORY

PopWatch Planner: 'At Any Price,' the 'Originals' arrive, and more

It’s a bustle of premieres, returns, and hiatuses in the entertainment world this week — not to mention a new Zac Efron movie! Our advice after an emotionally draining week: for every dark piece of entertainment, balance it with two pieces of light.


MTV Movie Awards: Rebel Wilson's most outrageous jokes

MTV Movie Awards host Rebel Wilson is known for a particularly uncomfortable brand of comedy. Witness: Pitch Perfect‘s Fat Amy, who told the Barden Bellas she adopted the moniker “so skinny bitches like you don’t do it behind my back.” Considering the fact that at least one promo for tonight’s show featured a punchline in which Wilson found her in a compromising position regarding Channing Tatum’s junk, it seemed clear that the Aussie hostess wouldn’t spare the salacious.

To her credit, Wilson didn’t go the safe route. Most of her jokes fell on the absurdist side of the comedy spectrum rather than the conventional, Poconos-style yuks that hosts generally adopt for these occasions. (The one exception, in her intro of Kerry Washington: “Our next presenter is one of the few actresses that plays strong black women more than Tyler Perry.”) Whether her one-liners landed or not, they certainly delivered an across-the-board jaw-drop factor.

Below, we run down Wilson’s most obscene, sometimes cringe-worthy, lines from the 2013 ceremony. READ FULL STORY

Leonardo DiCaprio, Selena Gomez, Ellen DeGeneres want you to 'Vote 4 Stuff' -- VIDEO

Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Amanda Seyfried. Edward Norton. Zac Efron. Tobey Maguire? No, it’s not an overstuffed ensemble comedy from the guys who brought you Martin Luther King Day — it’s a new PSA for Vote4Stuff, a nonpartisan campaign created by Maguire and his buddy Leonardo DiCaprio. Eat your heart out, Rock the Vote!

The video starts out silly — vote for “gays in the military, exclusively!” says Sarah Silverman; “I vote yes on cats. I know they’re up to something, but I like them,” counters Benicio Del Toro — but eventually gets serious. These celebs want us regular Joes and Janes to make short videos about the electoral issues we care about, some of which will be incorporated into the Vote4Stuff campaign later this month. It’ll be tough for any of those normal people-created clips to be as amusing as this one — but if you’re up for the challenge, you can learn more about Vote4Stuff on Facebook. In the meantime, let’s argue about which star’s fake political issue is the funniest:


Essential Info: Which actor says he can't wait to do Broadway?

Here at PopWatch, we’re committed to keeping you informed about the things you may not need to know, but that you want to know. So, which former Disney star says he’d love to get back to musical theater?


'The Lucky One' or 'The Notebook': Which has the hotter love scene?


The Lucky One, the new Nicholas Sparks adaptation starring Zac Efron, finished second at the box office last weekend. While critics may not have loved it, CinemaScore participants (76 percent of which were female, 52 percent under the age of 25), gave it a B+. Why? We know exactly what we’re getting when we go see a Nicholas Sparks movie, so our expectations are only high when it comes to the scenery, the love scenes, and the guys. To quote my 64-year-old mother, who saw the movie the day it opened, “Zac Efron is a sweet and sensual sexy, not animalistic.” (Yes, she phoned to tell me this as she left the theater.)

So, there’s really only one debate to have here: Are the love scenes in The Lucky One hotter than the love scenes in The Notebook? We’ll put it to a vote below.  READ FULL STORY

Late night rumble: Jimmy Kimmel challenges Zac Efron to a bra-unhooking competition -- VIDEO

Ladies and gentlemen, curious boys and squealing girls, welcome to Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s main event. In this corner, sporting 18.5 pounds of brand-new muscle, we have the High School Hottie with a smokin’ body, the Unstoppable Condom-Dropper, the Thrilla in Vanilla — Zaaaaaac Efron!

And in this corner, weighing in at less than he used to weigh, we have the Emmys Host with the Most, Ben Affleck’s Bed-Warmer, the Man Show bro who scored the Big O — Jimmyyyy Kimmel!

Which of these skilled bra-unhookers can remove four ladies’ undergarments from a portly fellow named Guillermo in just 23 heart-pounding seconds? The answer lies in the video below — but unless you’re yearning to see a clip and some chatter about The Lucky One, you might want to skip to around 2:32. May the man with quickest fingers and least shame win!


PopWatcher Planner: 'Revenge' returns, Zac Efron will have you unhooked, and adorable 'Wild' animals

National Smile Month will come to a close faster than you can imagine, and we PopWatcher Planners are determined to make sure you get your fair share of toothy grins during the latter half of April. From good reads to devilish deeds, we’ve got a week’s worth of ear-to-ear good times, including a season finale, a primetime sudser’s return, some playful baby elephants on DVD, National Record Store Day, and political yuks. Enjoy! READ FULL STORY

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