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Jul 9th
09:09 am
News Roundup - Photoshoot, MAOW, PH  
1) Photoshoot/Cover possible:

It is unclear what magazine this is for, or if they are even for the same magazines. But it does seem like a photoshoot is coming up. The question is, what for?

This leads us to...

2) September release for MAOW?

A good reason Zac'd be doing a photoshoot now would obviously be for MAOW promotion. The timing is about right for fall magazines... and according to a recent interview with James Tupper in a Buffalo, NY newspaper, September may be MAOW's month of release, despite previous rumors of October:

There was also a four-episode arc as Christina Applegate’s suitor on “Samantha Who?” and a role in the feature “Me and Orson Welles” opposite Zac Efron, Claire Danes and Ben Chaplin. It will open in theaters in September, about the same time as the medical drama “Mercy,” Tupper’s second series as a regular, will premiere on NBC.

If he's getting covers of magazines, it seems like they are gearing up for a big promotion. But with no major distributor and no date announced it is all very, very mysterious. We all know how amazing Zac's team is though at getting him on the right covers and shows.

I also hope that the journalist did not just accidentally misread the date for the TIFF premiere as 2009 instead of 2008. That kind of thing has happened before. :/

As per usual, wait and see :D

Third thing got kind of long so I put it under a cut:

3) Perez

I've said some of this before elsewhere, so sorry if it sounds overly familiar, lol.

I don't really care that much about or for Perez. I think he's childish, confused, hypocritical and not even that good at blogging anymore.

But I do understand why Zac doesn't bitch him out for being a jerk about Vanessa.

I know it seems like maybe Zac should do the chivalrous thing and stand up for Vanessa but what would it achieve? You have to pick your battles and this isn't a good one. And as to Zac sending Perez champagne on his birthday... there is something to be said for keeping your enemies closer and also killing someone with kindness.

Complaining will not make Perez change his ways. And Zac cannot stop every single critic of Vanessa around the world from bitching about her. She's made a decision to be in the business and she has to be able to handle the bitchy and/or jealous gossips. Let's not forgot that she can stand up for herself if she really feels a need.

Also, a lot of normal people get frustrated when celebrities complain. When people are homeless and jobless, have no retirement or healthcare, some wealthy, beautiful young actress complaining about an over-grown man-child drawing an x through her face seems really fucking lame. In other words, her life could be a lot worse. And I guarantee that people would use Vanessa or Zac, on her behalf, complaining as ammo against them, multiplying the problem.

Does this make it fair? Absolutely not, we are all just humans after all and nobody really deserves what Perez does.

But that is how media and culture work right now. Yes, Perez might have the widest reach and it might be great to shut him up. But he's not alone in being unfairly bitchy to someone who's just trying to get through life and be successful at what they like to do.

Rational people realize too that what he says is bullshit. It's like the ontd troll tbh. In the end, the best defense against her accusations was just letting her run her mouth off... her own words illustrated what a crazy and irrational person she was. (Though I would never send her Cristal for her birthday lol).

All that said, when you expect everyone else to bear the brunt of your jokes endlessly, but you cannot take a harmless joke against you... you really need to lighten the fuck up or gtfo.

From his website and the upcoming interview in EW:

On the Funny or Die spoof, featuring Breckin Meyer and Zac Efron, of our post-will.i.am encounter video post:

“It was funny, but at the same time it was making fun of a violent attack. I wasn’t hurt but I was surprised because I’ve been nothing but glowing about Zac Efron. Maybe I was hurt a little, yeah.”

Just like I said about Vanessa needing to be able to handle the critics, Perez needs to also. But clearly he cannot, and whereas Vanessa and Zac come off as taking the higher road, Perez just sounds like a whiny bitch.

He really is delusional too if he believes Zac has no reason to take part in a spoof against him.

and two pics for fun:

Mood: busybusy
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butterflybee260butterflybee260 on July 9th, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)

Ohh the photoshoot and MAOW promo just clicked together in my mind. lol *smacks head*

Personally I don't really think Zac being in that vid was a huge forethought deep motive. I think he prolly just got together with some friends and it sounded funny so he did it. *shrug* I don't make too much out of it.

But yes please for MAOW soooner. lol
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on July 9th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
yeah i don't think there was a lot of premeditation, but it was really great anyway. i mean, in general it was great, but incorporating a topic that perez hates on most, zac's gf... smart.

seriously though perez deserves worse from zac, even if zac won't ever lay it on him.
(no subject) - butterflybee260 on July 9th, 2009 05:34 pm (UTC) (Expand)
germangirl89germangirl89 on July 9th, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
I miss him... I want some new pics... It's been nearly a week... he seriously got to good at dodging the papz...

any news about exactly where he is? wich city?
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on July 9th, 2009 05:13 pm (UTC)
some girl twittered yesterday that her mom met him at work. based on the girl's other twitters i'm pretty sure she lives in LA so i'm guessing that's where zac is but do not know for sure.
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Bee: Zac - GQ - Jumping on Car 1jeezbee on July 9th, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
I've been also wondering which magazine it could be for. He's been on most mags which have males on it already (and typically they don't repeat that soon). The ones left I can think of right now would be Esquire, Nylon Guys, Parade, Men's Health and Men's Fitness. Or perhaps a UK magazine as I mentioned.

Here is another tweet from someone regarding the shoot about pulling shoes... another "confirmation".

As I've said on FF, I don't give that comment from James much credibility. Personally, I expect the release date to be more likely moved back to November instead of move up to September. With Zac shooting in Vancouver he would have a hard time promoting it (even if promotion is small). But that's just spec.

Perez is a hypocritical scumbag and it doesn't surprise me at all that he can't even take a small joke without being butthurt. I wouldn't be surprised at all if his "reporting" turns more negative towards Zac now. Not immediately because even Perez knows people would call him out on that but slowly. The second Zac does something which he could be critizised for, I expect him to jump on that. Thankfully, a lot more people are seeing Perez now for what he is and I hope that his was the start of him losing cloud. And I totally agree with your comments on keeping your enemy closer etc.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on July 9th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
i've added that twitter.

vanity fair? but if they have rob's pics for november already you'd think they'd have sept/october mags done. (but maybe his shoot time was coordinated with his time in new york).

all the twitterers seem to be in new york. not that means it will be shot in new york, but just something to note.

so i don't think the september date is reliable at all. i do think the journalist misread the tiff info since we've heard more about october, and like you said, zac is tied up with filming for sure then. wait and see. :)
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bettybaby63bettybaby63 on July 9th, 2009 05:22 pm (UTC)
oh love the just b/c pics!

and damn about M&OW.........we don't even know if he is referring to a US release????!!!!!

as for PH, bee i can't add anything to your opening assessment.....the whole thing could very well been spur of the moment b/c they were all together and it just happened, but the subject is not by chance IMO, and the fact that PH admits to being a little hurt by it garners absolutely no sympathy from me :D
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on July 9th, 2009 05:31 pm (UTC)
i'm pretty sure since it is a us paper that they are referring to a us release.
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Beejeezbee on July 9th, 2009 06:14 pm (UTC)
I have the feeling we just got our location which stands in for Marblehead:

hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on July 9th, 2009 06:23 pm (UTC)
hmmm. lovely. but all i know about richmond is that ikea is/was there. lol.

i keep thinking i should go up to washington and babysit my nieces by taking them to vancouver for fun. and if we conveniently ran into filming for this, well, gee what a pleasant surprise. but i know that if that happened, they'd totally rat me out very publicly. lol. they are such smart alecs.
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jessica3311: Interview Magazinejessica3311 on July 9th, 2009 06:30 pm (UTC)
I was thinking the same thing about the possible mistake for Sept for M&OW release but who knows. But Im sure excited for this possible photo shoot :) And i swear Zac should play a super hero next being in 2 different countries at the same time & in various cities in the U.S. LOL

I agree w/ u on the Perez thing C . Like Mel said though I dont think Zac had any specific intentions. Perez has talked a lot of smack recently so its hard for me to feel sorry for him.
Shruti: It Rains In Your Bedroomcalcified on July 9th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
I want MAOW as much as anyone else, but I'm taking that with massive grains of salt. How likely would it be that this one very random source is aware of what no one else is (or has not said - even Linklater said October...)

[In that vein, I've been thinking about Linklater so much lately, after he said that thing about how Zac was created to perform, was so unconflicted about the need to act, and about Before Sunrise and Before Sunset and how many many times I've seen them and Zac Efron walking around a city, just talking and then it sort of gets RPFy but yes. JEEZ.]

Also I think I've said all I ever need to re: Perez. Personally, I was less offended by the Cristal than the commenting on him in public media; there's no need to legitimize Perez, positively or negatively, through the discourse of famous people.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on July 9th, 2009 07:38 pm (UTC)
I really do think the guy heard from James Tupper that the movie would be out this fall, looked it up on imdb and read September for TIFF on release days and didn't even look at the year. And like jeezbee said, Zac'll be busy filming and unable to promote so... none of it makes sense.
Beejeezbee on July 9th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
The photoshoot seems to be tomorrow in NYC.

If we didn't have all those other tweets I would have said this looks fake but it fits like a shoe.

Actually scratch that. Looking at the account, I have serious trouble believing it. Sure, Zac might do a shoot in NYC but that person looks definitely suspect.

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butterflybee260butterflybee260 on July 9th, 2009 11:55 pm (UTC)
jessica3311: Rolling Stonejessica3311 on July 9th, 2009 11:59 pm (UTC)
OMG SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEE! I need to upload my Richard icon on LJ now LOL
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bettybaby63bettybaby63 on July 10th, 2009 12:02 am (UTC)
jesus that is hot!!!!!

this month VF had a young hollywood, vintage style shoot, and i was so hoping zac was a part of it, but sadly no......

but this movie is bound to give lots and lots of goodies!
jessica3311: Entouragejessica3311 on July 10th, 2009 12:47 am (UTC)
So on FF someone said E! News reported that Entourage is having a season kickoff party. If Zac is in L.A. I hope he goes. I want a pic w/ the guys since hes not in a scene w/ him. And a pic w/ Jeremy & the actor who plays Lloyd :D
sillycece: zacSTARcatherish312 on July 10th, 2009 01:11 am (UTC)
ooooooh! if it does come out in September, i hope it's on the day before my birthday (12th)!!!! but it looks unlikely.

oh well, at least the city art hop is on my birthday. i'll have fun regardless!!!!! :D
bettybaby63bettybaby63 on July 10th, 2009 01:33 am (UTC)
so i'm thinking possibly that given the "people first look" covering M&OW, means the film is getting a US release....

just a thought....clearly i'm grasping at straws :P
boy, why are you crying?ashe_frost on July 10th, 2009 03:35 am (UTC)
Probably it was Zac's hot publicist who sent Perez champagne on his birthday and put Zac's name on it, because she doesn't seem like an idiot, since her boy his doing so well and all.

Or BBV might actually be behind it. I doubt she's very petty about stuff like that, or she'd have dropped Zac over people drooling over him and him saying he doesn't want to get married very soon a long time ago.

What's going on with MAOW? Is this Oscar bait? I don't know anything about what's going on with Zac because I basically just figure you'll do the research for me. <3
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on July 10th, 2009 04:02 am (UTC)
it's hard to say re: oscar.

i think there was always a lot of chatter about christian mckay as orson being worthy of an oscar nom. but now that there are 10 oscar noms for best picture, the film possibly has an outside chance of a nomination. hopefully this chance might encourage a distrib to pick it up. (if they haven't worked something out already).

jeezbee mentioned an article about vod here too. i've wondered about this distrib model for maow before. they might go a route like 'how to be' did with a very small theatrical release combined with vod.