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Zac Efron slaps Seth Rogen in the face with a sex-toy in new 'Neighbors' trailer

Zac Efron slaps Seth Rogen in the face with a sex-toy in new 'Neighbors' trailer

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- Universal Pictures has released a new, not-safe-for-work trailer for the new Seth Rogen film "Neighbors."
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Zac Efron will produce and star in John Grisham's 'The Associate'

Zac Efron will produce and star in John Grisham's 'The Associate'

LOS ANGELES, April 3 (UPI) -- Zac Efron will produce and star in an upcoming film adaptation of John Grisham's novel, "The Associate."
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Zac Efron's friends are 'worried sick' about him, think he's using again

Zac Efron's friends are 'worried sick' about him, think he's using again

March 28 (UPI) -- Zac Efron's friends are skeptical about the actor's incident with a group of transients over the weekend.
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Zac Efron was attacked during L.A. fight

Zac Efron was attacked during L.A. fight

March 27 (UPI) -- Zac Efron was socked in the mouth by transients after getting stranded in a questionable part of Los Angeles Sunday night.
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List of Lindsay Lohan's lovers goes public

List of Lindsay Lohan's lovers goes public

March 12 (UPI) -- A list of Lindsay Lohan's lovers has gone public -- and sources say the actress penned it herself.
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Harry Styles considered for 'Wicked' role

Harry Styles considered for 'Wicked' role

HOLLYWOOD, March 5 (UPI) -- Sources say One Direction star Harry Styles is at the top of the list to play romantic lead Fiyero in "Wicked."
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'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

'Gravity,' 'Hustle,' 'Slave' lead a competitive Oscar field

"Gravity" and "American Hustle" go into Sunday's Oscar race in Los Angeles with 10 nods apiece, while "12 Years a Slave" is close behind with nine nominations.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

Poitier, Field, Hawn set to be Oscar presenters

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 (UPI) -- Amy Adams, Kristen Bell, Jessica Biel, Jim Carrey and Glenn Close are to serve as presenters at Sunday's Oscar ceremony in Los Angeles, producers said.
Zac Efron says he is in a great place after an interesting year

Zac Efron says he is in a great place after an interesting year

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Zac Efron says he broke his jaw last year when he slipped on a puddle and hit his face on a fountain inside his house.
KAREN BUTLER, United Press International
Zac Efron celebrates 60 days of sobriety, report says

Zac Efron celebrates 60 days of sobriety, report says

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Actor Zac Efron wore an Alcoholics Anonymous chip, suggesting he has been sober six months, to a recent Los Angeles basketball game, Zap2it.com said.
Zac Efron steps out with six-months sobriety chip from AA

Zac Efron steps out with six-months sobriety chip from AA

Dec. 30 (UPI) -- Zac Efron attended a Lakers basketball game on December 20 wearing a special necklace around his neck.
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Zac Efron broke his jaw

Zac Efron broke his jaw

Nov. 13 (UPI) --The former "High School Musical" star fall down the stairs at his home in Los Angeles.
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'High School Musical' star Zac Efron breaks his jaw

'High School Musical' star Zac Efron breaks his jaw

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 12 (UPI) -- Hollywood actor Zac Efron broke his jaw when he slipped in a puddle of water at his home, TMZ reported Tuesday.

Zac Efron buys nearly $4 million Hollywood Hills home

HOLLYWOOD HILLS, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Actor Zac Efron spent nearly $4 million on a five-bedroom, five-bathroom house in Hollywood Hills, Calif., property records show.

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UPI Almanac for Friday, Oct. 18, 2013.
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Zac Efron appears backstage with the award for best male performance for "High School Musical 3: Senior Year", at the MTV Movie Awards in Universal City, California on May 31, 2009. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen)
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Zachary David Alexander "Zac" Efron (born October 18, 1987) is an American actor, singer, and dancer. He began acting professionally in the early 2000s, and became known to young audiences after his roles in the Disney Channel Original Movie High School Musical, the WB series Summerland, and the 2007 film version of the Broadway musical Hairspray. In 2007, before the release of High School Musical 2, Rolling Stone declared him the "poster boy for tweenyboppers" and featured him in their late August 2007 issue. Efron has since starred in the films 17 Again, Me and Orson Welles, and Charlie St. Cloud, and is due to star in New Year's Eve and The Lucky One.

Efron was born in San Luis Obispo, California, and later moved to Arroyo Grande, California. His father, David Efron, is an engineer at a power plant, and his mother, Starla Baskett, is a former secretary who worked at the same power plant. Efron has a younger brother, Dylan, and had a self-described "normal childhood" in a middle class family. He is an agnostic, having never been religious. His surname, "Efron", means "lark" in Hebrew (his paternal grandfather was Jewish).

Efron has said that he would "flip out" if he got a "B" and not an "A" in school, and has also described himself as having been a class clown. Efron's father encouraged him to begin acting when Efron was 11 years old. He subsequently appeared in theater productions at his high school, worked in a theater called The Great American Melodrama and Vaudeville, and began taking singing lessons. Efron performed in plays such as Gypsy; Peter Pan; or, The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up; Little Shop of Horrors; and The Music Man. He was recommended to an agent in Los Angeles by his drama teacher, Robyn Metchik (the mother of actors Aaron Michael Metchik and Asher Metchik). Efron was later signed to the Creative Artists Agency.

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