Vanessa Hudgens

American actor Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa Anne Hudgens is an American actress and singer. Hudgens rose to prominence playing Gabriella Montez in the High School Musical series. Hudgens also has appeared in several television programs including Quintuplets, Still Standing, The Brothers García, Drake & Josh, and The Suite Life of Zack & Cody. In 2009, she earned critical acclaim for her role in the film Bandslam.
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FTC demands endorsement info from Instagram 'influencers' - 5 months
SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. truth-in-advertising enforcers have sent letters to supermodel Naomi Campbell, actresses Lindsay Lohan and Vanessa Hudgens and other celebrities asking whether they have paid deals to endorse products on the photo-sharing app Instagram.
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Vanessa Hudgens Channels Taylor Swift In A New Blonde 'Do
Huffington Post - 6 months
The star made it clear whose style she was copying.
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Teen Choice Awards: Chris Pratt, Vanessa Hudgens win big
Fox News - 6 months
Teen Choice Awards 2017
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Monday's TV highlights: 'POV: Dalya's Other Country' on PBS
LATimes - 8 months
SERIES The Bachelorette Rachel sends the bachelors a message when she chooses who gets the group date rose before the show heads to Oslo. 8 p.m. ABC So You Think You Can Dance The auditions move across the country to New York City in this new episode. Nigel Lythgoe, Mary Murphy and Vanessa Hudgens...
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'So You Think You Can Dance' Goes Back To Its Roots With Adults-Only Season
Huffington Post - 8 months
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Vanessa Hudgens joins 'So You Think You Can Dance' as a judge
CNN - 9 months
"So You Think You Can Dance" is getting a new judge.
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Shay Mitchell Says Playing A Queer Character Was 'The Best Part' Of 'Pretty Little Liars'
Huffington Post - 9 months
Catch up on our interviews with Normani Kordei, Daya, Maddie Ziegler, Vanessa Hudgens, Willow Shields, Lil’ P-Nut and the stars of “Everything, Everything.” Shay Mitchell burst onto the scene as one of the leads in the smash hit series “Pretty Little Liars.” Mitchell’s portrayal of Emily Fields, the queer swimmer-turned-swim-coach, gained her widespread fame for her representation of LGBTQ issues. She also has followers in the tens of millions on Instagram and YouTube, where she shares lifestyle and beauty videos.   Now that “PLL” is down to its last few episodes, we wanted to get Mitchell’s opinion on the finale and her reflection on the friendships she’s formed along the way.  A post shared by Shay Mitchell (@shaymitchell) on Apr 17, 2017 at 3:13pm PDT It’s the final season of “Pretty Little Liars.” How does it feel to finally be saying goodbye to Rosewood? It’s crazy! We’ve all said our goodbyes when we wra...
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Once Again, All Your Favorite Stars Flocked To The Desert For Coachella
Huffington Post - 10 months
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Famous Women's Bodies Don't Belong To You
Huffington Post - 11 months
In 2008, Emma Watson woke up the morning after 18th birthday to find paparazzi photos from her birthday party plastered all over tabloid covers and gossip websites. But they weren’t just any pap photos, candid shots of the young actress partying with her friends.  “Photographers laid down on the pavement and took photographs up my skirt,” Watson recalled during a HeForShe conference last year.  “If they had published the photographs 24 hours earlier, they would have been illegal. I think that’s just one example of how my transition to womanhood was dealt with very differently by the tabloid press than it was for my male colleagues.” Welcome to being a young woman in Hollywood. Welcome to being a young woman, full stop.  What happened to Watson back in 2008 was just the first of many violations she would face. Over the last nine years, she’s had to deal with everything from photoshopped images of her face onto the bodies of nude adult film stars, to online countdown clock...
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Vanessa Hudgens Is Still Really Into Hippie Style
Yahoo News - about 1 year
Vanessa Hudgens wore a maxi dress on The Tonight Show. Vanessa Hudgens might be a ’90s child, but she’s become known for her 1970s-inspired style. The Powerless star stepped onstage in a ribbed maxi-dress by Ronny Kobo.
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Ashley Tisdale And Vanessa Hudgens Reunite For A Lovely Acoustic Duet
Huffington Post - about 1 year
“High School Musical” fans, you’re in for a treat.  On Tuesday, Ashley Tisdale shared a video on her YouTube channel featuring special guest (and BFF) Vanessa Hudgens. In the clip, the two ― who played Sharpay and Gabriella in the “HSM” films ― perform a wonderful acoustic rendition of Elle King’s “Ex’s & Oh’s.” It’s just what we’ve been looking for.  As it turns out, this is the duo’s first duet together ― as they note in the video, they didn’t get one in any of the “HSM” movies, much to their disappointment. This performance definitely makes up for that. It also makes us miss “High School Musical” more than we already did.  Will the Wildcats ever get back in the house? We can dream.  -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a website.
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2016 Is The Year Of Celebrities Apologizing For Cultural Appropriation
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Celebrity trends come and go, but the stigma of cultural appropriation sticks around forever. At least you can try to make up for your mistakes with an apology. Chris Hemsworth, Lily Allen and “Saved by the Bell” actor Mark-Paul Gosselaar are three celebrities who’ve recently come forward to say they’re sorry for past costumes, music videos and TV episodes that wrongly mock and steal from cultures not their own.  On Tuesday, Lily Allen backtracked to the year 2013 to apologize for an egregious mistake she made in her music video for “Hard Out Here.” The British singer, who is white, used women of color as props in the video, having them twerk in the background while she dances in front of them.  “I was guilty of appropriating when I did a video called ‘Hard Out Here,’” Allen said on BBC Radio 1 show The Exchange, “which, the intention behind it [was], I definitely wanted to make a feminist statement. But I was guilty of thinking ― assuming ― that there was a one-size-fits-all...
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Disney's Hidden Secrets That Only Celebs Know
Huffington Post - over 1 year
Photo via Chloe Rice/Disney Parks/Getty Images. If Disneyland is the place where dreams come true, it's only natural that your chances of bumping into beloved actresses and pop stars are way, way bigger there. Celebrities love spending the day at Disneyland. Believe it or not, it's much easier to spot Adele exiting a ride or John Stamos buying a churro than it is to grab last-minute spots for the parade down Main Street, U.S.A. -- you just need to know where to look. We're not condoning any celebrity stalking, of course. After all, they deserve to take the day off, too. We're simply giving you a heads-up to the number of Hollywood heroes that visit Disney all the time in case you want to keep an eye out on your next trip to the happiest place on Earth. With the insider tips ahead, catching a glimpse of Ariana Grande or the Kardashian clan is practically guaranteed. Keep your eyes peeled for red tartan. Celebrities at Disneyland are often escorted around by a VIP tour gui...
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Vanessa Hudgens and Kohl's kick off school year in South L.A.
LATimes - over 1 year
As kids across the U.S. head back to school, Vanessa Hudgens certainly can relate. The actress remembers vividly the routine she followed at the start of the new academic year and the one ensemble that stuck out in her mind. “It was literally polyester shorts with a matching button-down T-shirt...
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Let Vanessa Hudgens Be A Lesson That Instagram Can Be Used Against You
Huffington Post - almost 2 years
To all those who Instagram with reckless abandon, take note.  This past Valentine's Day, Vanessa Hudgens and her actor boyfriend, Austin Butler, visited a protected rock formation in Sedona, Arizona. To express their young love, the two carved their names and a heart into the red rock. Unfortunately, the social media documentation gave authorities ample evidence to pursue a misdemeanor count of damaging a natural feature on U.S. Forest Service land, the Associated Press reports.   So not (Say) OK. Hudgens has now reportedly paid a $1,000 fine to resolve the crime, which is punishable by up to six months in jail and a maximum $5,000 citation. The money from Hudgens' fine will go toward helping a volunteer group called Friends of the Forest restore the rock wall, according to the AP. This rock and others found in the Coconino National Forest are apparently vandalized all the time, but because of Hudgens' celebrity status, authorities were made aware of the crime. Hudgens...
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Vanessa Hudgens
  • 2016
    Age 27
    In May 2016, Hudgens paid $1,000 in restitution for damage of U.S. Forest Service property by carving the initials of her and Butler's names within a heart on a rock in the Coconino National Forest and displaying it on her personal Instagram feed.
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    On January 31, 2016, Hudgens starred in the coveted role of Rizzo in Grease: Live, Fox's live broadcast based on the original Broadway musical.
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  • 2015
    Age 26
    In 2015, Hudgens took on the title role in the new production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's Gigi, which opened at the Kennedy Center from January 16 to February 12, before transferring to Broadway on April 8.
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  • 2011
    Age 22
    In November 2011, Hudgens announced on her official website that she would be starring with Selena Gomez and James Franco in Spring Breakers.
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    In April 2011, it was reported that she would star in Gimme Shelter with Brendan Fraser, a film written and directed by Ron Krauss.
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    The film was released in March 2011, and grossed $19 million in its first weekend at the North American box office, opening at number two.
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  • 2010
    Age 21
    In October 2010, Hudgens joined the cast of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island (2012), the sequel to the 2008 film Journey to the Center of the Earth, alongside Dwayne Johnson and Josh Hutcherson, playing Hutcherson's love interest.
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  • 2009
    Age 20
    Hudgens' involvement in Beastly, a film based on Alex Flinn's novel of the same name, was announced in early 2009.
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    Following the completion of the High School Musical series, Hudgens confirmed that she was taking a break from her music career to focus more on acting. She played a supporting role in a musical comedy Bandslam, which was released theatrically on August 14, 2009.
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  • 2008
    Age 19
    Hudgens went on to reprise her role as Gabriella in the 2008 sequel High School Musical 3: Senior Year, the first film from the franchise to be released theatrically. It opened at number one at the North American box office in October 2008, earning $42 million in its first weekend, which broke the record previously held by Mamma Mia! for the biggest opening by a musical.
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    Her second studio album, Identified, was released on July 1, 2008.
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  • 2007
    Age 18
    Brian Schall sued Hudgens in 2007 for an alleged "breach of contract"; according to the suit, Schall claims he advanced costs and expenses on Hudgens' behalf for her songwriting and recording career.
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    In 2007, Hudgens began work on her second studio album, partly due to the success of the High School Musical franchise.
    In 2007, work on the second film in the High School Musical series began, and Hudgens was confirmed to be returning for the sequel.
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  • 2006
    Age 17
    This led to Hudgens releasing her debut album, V, on September 26, 2006 which entered the Billboard 200 at number 24, and was later certified gold.
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  • 2005
    Age 16
    Hudgens began a relationship with High School Musical co-star Zac Efron in 2005. The couple became a frequent target for the media, and in turn the BBC predicted that Hudgens would be a "household name" in the US. They ended their relationship after five years in December 2010.
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    In 2005, Hudgens was cast as Gabriella Montez, one of the lead roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical.
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  • 2004
    Age 15
    Hudgens subsequently landed a role in the 2004 science fiction-adventure film Thunderbirds, based on the television series of the same name.
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  • 2003
    Age 14
    She had her feature film debut in the 2003 film Thirteen, a teenage drama in which Hudgens had a supporting role.
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  • 2002
    Age 13
    Hudgens had her first acting role in an episode of the sitcom Still Standing, in which she portrayed Tiffany. Following her appearance on the series, she guest starred in an episode of the series Robbery Homicide Division, airing on CBS in 2002. 2003 saw Hudgens making her theatrical debut in the 2003 drama film Thirteen, in which she had the supporting role of Noel.
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  • 1988
    Born on December 14, 1988.
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