High School Musical

Ashley Tisdale Cheering Her New Workout-Heavy 'Hellcats' Role

Oct/04/2010 at 03:00 PM ET

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Ashley Tisdale has much to be excited about when it comes to life after East High School. Following the third installment of the popular High School Musical, Tisdale has focused on her CW show, Hellcats, in which she plays a cheerleader. And while she still loves her narcissistic character in HSM, Tisdale said there are certain things about Hellcats that she prefers. “It’s awesome to be able to work out for your job all the time,” Tisdale told PEOPLE of her role that often has her in sports bras and short shorts. “I am constantly working out with my trainer. I’m on a more healthy diet. I have a cheat day, though. It’s a very healthy way of living, I must say. It’s a lot of fun.” Her cheat food? “Something involving bread or pasta.” But the 25-year-old still embraces her days as a female antagonist on the Disney series, as well as her former cast mates. “The cast is growing up and we’re doing our own projects but I have to say there is a tight bond with all of us,” Tisdale told PEOPLE Sunday while hosting a party at Las Vegas’s Wet Republic. “We went through something that is so lucky and it’s something that does not happen every day and we have that connection. They are my best friends… It’s like second nature to us.” –Mark Gray

Zac Efron's New Messy Fauxhawk: Love It or Hate It?

Jul/21/2010 at 05:00 PM ET

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Zac Efron may have started the boy-bang trend back in his High School Musical days, but now that the actor is growing up, he seems to be kissing his signature shaggy do goodbye. Efron showed up to the premiere of his latest flick Charlie St. Cloud last night with his famous luxurious locks styled into a messy fauxhawk–calling all the attention to his dreamy baby blues. And while it will take us some time to get used to Zac’s new look, there is one lady out there who might be happy the boy bangs are a thing of the past: Vanessa Hudgens! Zac famously told Ellen Degeneres that his longtime gal pal actually prefers his hair slicked back, out of his face and heavy with product. So until Zac decides to let his hair down again, we’ll just have to enjoy the boy bangs of Tom Brady instead. Tell us: What do you think about Zac Efron’s new look? Do you like him better with boy bangs? Vote now!

–Jessie Goldberg

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Vanessa Hudgens Sounds Off On 25 Things You Don't Know About Her

Apr/14/2009 at 01:33 PM ET

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We already know a few things about Vanessa Hudgens — how much we love her in the High School Musical movies, how well-dressed she always is and how adorable she is with boyfriend Zac Efron. But the star revealed 25 things about herself to SELF this month that you might not know, including tidbits on her fashion, beauty and workout habits. As far as shopping, she says her “biggest splurge was a purse from Louis Vuitton. Ashley Tisdale and I each got one in different colors when we were on tour in Mexico. We call it our friendship purse. I don’t want to say how much it cost. I don’t like revisiting that place.” But she will admit to loving shopping online (just like us!). “I’m an online shopaholic: ShopPlanetBlue.com, Shopbop.com, IntermixOnline.com. I love that you can see everything, rather than fishing through the racks. And the surprise of getting it in the mail is like a present to yourself.” And how does she keep herself looking so good in all her designer duds? “My secret to flat abs is pilates.” But she also loves the challenge of being in a class at the gym, saying “I like sitting in the front row of cycling class. I feel like everybody behind me is looking forward, and that pushes me to do my best. I look at myself in the mirror and get this really ferocious, angry look on my face like I’m about to kill someone. It’s crazy.” As for her beauty routine, she says less is more most of the time, “Sometimes I feel prettier without makeup. You take it off and you’re like, ‘Oh, there I am!'” But there are exceptions to every rule. “Red lips make me feel sexy. Put on red lipstick and it brings out the vixen in you.” Read more about Vanessa at SELF.com.

Vanessa Hudgens Talks Fashion With Glamour

May/06/2008 at 06:00 AM ET

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Vanessa Hudgens plays dress-up for the new issue of Glamour, on newsstands now, and gives them the dish on her style success. Unlike her High School Musical character who prefers more prim and proper clothing, the budding fashionista tells the magazine that she likes to “have fun with fashion.” The young star is already a “Christian Louboutin freak,” but promises she is not a label snob — in fact she loves more moderately priced lines like Free People. When looking to other starlets for style tips, Vanessa counts Mary-Kate Olsen, Victoria Beckham and Nicole Richie as her inspration. Check out the whole story at glamour.com.

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Hot T-Shirt Alert: Stars Get in "Vogue" with Trash & Luxury

Mar/24/2008 at 06:00 AM ET

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We first spotted Nicky Hilton in her whimsical Vogue t-shirt earlier in the week, and then we spotted Ashley Tisdale in her equally adorable illustrated T-shirt yesterday on a shopping spree at Kitson. Turns out the hot tees come from Trash & Luxury, a glam new line by L.A. designer Hushi Mortezaie. It seems he got his quirky style from his mentor Patricia Field– the famed Sex & the City stylist responsible for SJP and cast’s outlandishly fashionable costumes. When it comes to his own line, Hushi Mortezaie designs T-shirts that meld a glamorous spirit with a hint of comfort– and what is more glamorous than Vogue? For the first Trash & Luxury collection, Hushi takes his inspiration from ’80s-era New York, the real-life dream world of Los Angeles, Hollywood by night — and a magazine that’s earned its own song. Love the Vogue tees? Get Ashley’s Trash & Luxury tops, $48, at shopkitson.com and Nicky’s, $48 , also at shopkitson.com

Vanessa Hudgens's New Bangs: Love 'Em or Hate 'Em?

Mar/20/2008 at 10:43 AM ET

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Taking a note from Rachel Bilson and Miley Cyrus, the High School Musical star has added blunt bangs to her long hair! The actress showed off her new ‘do on a rainy N.Y.C shopping trip yesterday. The thick bangs add some extra edge to Vanessa Hudgens’s already trendy style. We hope they don’t get too much longer, but for now we like the change. Tell us: What do you think of Vanessa Hudgen’s new bangs? Do you love them or hate them?

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Ashley Lightens Up! What Do You Think of Her New Look?

Mar/19/2008 at 12:12 PM ET

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You could never accuse Ashley Tisdale of not changing up her look. First the High School Musical 3 star updated her natural nose, and now she’s swapped her trademark honey-blonde locks for a lighter look. Ashley turned up at Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew last night, with back-up dancer boyfriend Jared Murillo in tow, debuting light blond locks streaked with platinum highlights. We think the style is perfect to welcome in spring, but we want to know what you think. Tell us: Do you like Ashley’s lighter color, or should she stick with a deeper hue?

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