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Apr 6th
05:16 pm
Funny or Die - BTS Info  
New info on the Zac Efron Funny or Die video posted by Jake on the FOD blog:

We've got a video coming out on Wednesday that stars Zac Efron, Tom Lennon, and just about everyone else you've ever seen on TV. It was insane. Adam Shankman (who did Prop 8 the musical and produced the upcoming 17 again) wanted to make a video, so he called all of his friends over for a pool party, and for a while it was more like we were shooting for some crazy VH1 celeb-reality show than a Funny Or Die Sketch.

I mean, Lance Bass was there, for Chr*stSake, and he was funny. How random is that?



Basically Tom Lennon plays Zac's embarrassing Uncle Hank crashing a Hollywood Pool party. If the internet could handle a 30 minute sketch, we would have done it because Lennon (with Nicole Sullivan playing his girlfriend) improv-ed the shit out of it and there's about 25 minutes of pure hilarity that ended up on the cutting room floor.

Vanessa Hudgens was there with Zac and hopped in the video as well...here's a picture of our audio engineer spearing a Schitzu that was trying to attack her.



Now, I know what you're thinking...okay, we've got some faces in there, but it's not too crazy. Oh really? Well what if I told you that Queen Latifah DJ'd the music, Carmen Electra was a background extra, and Justin Long died in the pool? BECAUSE IT HAPPENED! And boom, here's a pic of Nicol Ritchie being spooned by beau Joel Madden. Official reality show/tabloid magazine shit.



We here at Funny Or Die are actually kind of dumbfounded on how this happened. Two years ago, when we launched, no one had heard of us, and now we have a full Sunday afternoon's worth of cable programming showing up to be in our videos. It's like in 8th grade we were the dorky kid who wore T-Shirts in the pool, and over the summer we somehow transformed into a taller, good looking freshman who likes really good music and now everyone wants to give us HJs. We don't know how to deal with it! But we kinda like the HJs.

Check out Funny Or Die on Wednesday to see the video and check out who else showed up. Yes, there's even more faces than the ones listed above.








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Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on April 7th, 2009 12:35 am (UTC)
this is why I still have faith in Hairspray 2 happening.

germangirl89germangirl89 on April 7th, 2009 12:39 am (UTC)
seriously you have i do not think so
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on April 7th, 2009 12:42 am (UTC)
thats why i think zac says, not now. but i could TOTALLY hear adam say "if you drop my sequel, I'll slit your throat"

plus in Hairspray 2 he's a supporting character, and it's not as demanding as Footloose would be.

germangirl89germangirl89 on April 7th, 2009 12:52 am (UTC)
mh could be but wouldn't it a bit hipocrite of him saying he doesn't want to stay in musicals at least for a while and than do a sequel to hairspray???
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on April 7th, 2009 12:56 am (UTC)
there is a perfect PR statement that would take care of that.

what it is, I dont know... but since he created the role.. it would be like him saying no to HSM2 or 3.
germangirl89germangirl89 on April 7th, 2009 12:59 am (UTC)
wich he very nearly did... i though i heard somewhere that he was very reculant to do those films...
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on April 7th, 2009 01:04 am (UTC)
I think he was with the third more than the sequel. but looking back im really glad he did did all 3, especially 3.
germangirl89germangirl89 on April 7th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC)
yes you are quite right of all the three films of hsm I really liked hsm3 the most, didn't deal with as much chliche as the others even if I think they got a little over the top with all the dance and singing scenes...
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on April 7th, 2009 01:05 am (UTC)
also a lot of that 'holding out' was for money (which he greatly deserved).
(no subject) - germangirl89 on April 7th, 2009 01:06 am (UTC) (Expand)
(no subject) - ehs_wildcats on April 7th, 2009 01:28 am (UTC) (Expand)
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Beejeezbee on April 7th, 2009 01:21 am (UTC)
plus in Hairspray 2 he's a supporting character, and it's not as demanding as Footloose would be.
I'm not saying he is or he isn't doing HS2 but I think that this is actually a disadvantage. His character is big enough that he has to be there basically all the time (and filming a non-HSM muscial takes quite some time) but at the same time he's playing 3rd fiddle behind Tracy and possibly her family/Etna even if they beef up his character (which I'm sure they will do).

Footloose might have had many problems but it would have been *his* movie.

So, does he want to spend 6 months on filming a supporting role in a genre where he's proven that he can be a lead.
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on April 7th, 2009 01:27 am (UTC)
well tbh it seems like Zac has a better professional relationship with Adam, and Adam knows how to make movies sell. Ortega.. well i dont wnat to get into that.

Oh, and like I said before; Adam will slit his throat.

:)

germangirl89germangirl89 on April 7th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
i totally agree with you...
germangirl89germangirl89 on April 7th, 2009 01:47 am (UTC)
with jeezbee....
butterflybee260butterflybee260 on April 7th, 2009 03:06 am (UTC)

IA I still think he'll do HS2. He sounds positive towards the project and I think they're going to really make his and Tracy's relationship the focus.

Plus Adam would totally slit his throat, and he's still really close with a lot of his Hairspray costars.
Shruti: Excuse Youcalcified on April 7th, 2009 05:14 am (UTC)
Question, because you would know better than me: didn't they say they were going to get rid of Brittany's character in the sequel? I swear I read that, but now I feel like I'm making it up...