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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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Beejeezbee on July 9th, 2009 05:56 pm (UTC)
Thanks, I've seen the update now too. This sounds more trustworthy than a lot of the other tweets since him being in someone's office would be based on name and not some fangirl seeing Zac (or someone who might look like Zac).

But who knows what's real, it doesn't really matter where he is. I'm glad he's getting a bit a rest from the paps.
Shruti: Hey Nowcalcified on July 9th, 2009 07:12 pm (UTC)
Though the truth is that Zac tends to be papped when he's in LA and has business meetings, no? Not that I know or care where he is, just in general, it kind of makes me [insert emotion here] when people assume he's SUPER stealth. He's only partway there, lol.
Beejeezbee on July 9th, 2009 07:36 pm (UTC)
Not necessarily super stealth but that's more in the line of my personal thinking that he doesn't get *that* much attention from the paps anymore and so can much more easily avoid them unless he's running around town doing 25 errands a day.

Sure, he's still getting paps but we've gone times without pics before when he wasn't promoting anything. And while I'm not saying he's calling the paps (I have no idea if he/Gina does) I do think that sometimes he's at least letting them catch him on purpose, eg to contradict media reports; so not all the LA pap pics are really them finding Zac when he doesn't want to imo.

As I said, I have no idea where he is but neither tweets were super convincing and the ones from Montreal even less than the other ones imo (although that doesn't mean they are or aren't true).
Shruticalcified on July 9th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
I guess I shouldn't lie and say I don't care because my personal story of him is constantlyrunning so I am kind of obsessed with knowing. But I'm not attached to him being anywhere, I mean.

But as to the actual point! I just noticed, post-emptively, a general pattern of his pap pics from pre-17 Again, and many of them were business meetings/interviews/etc. Of course there are gas candids, but oftentimes that when the paps can find him pump gas because they've seen him "having lunch" (being interviewed) earlier in the day. LOL THIS IS SO NOT SERIOUS, just a thought that's been lingering for a while.
Bee: Zac - ELLE - Lying on Car 1jeezbee on July 9th, 2009 08:05 pm (UTC)
Well, all those are instances where multiple people know when he's going to be where so I guess that would make sense that perhaps someone leaks info. Also, those meetings often take place at locations which are more predictable/popular (and with than more likely that eg the receptionist tips a pap off). And often we get pics of him leaving the place but not entering... someone from the place called?

You could also come up with a theory that he knows that the paps want a certain amount of pics from him and might just prefer let them catch him doing something business related instead of something really private (who knows perhaps Zac/Gina even calls). Also, you can almost set your clock for pics of him and Vanessa right after there are breakup rumors - every single time for the last two years that was the case (so the 4th July pics after the Megan story were a given since Vanessa was in LA).

Don't you wonder why we basically NEVER get any pap pics of him going out in the evening with friends? You can't tell me he's never going out... Zac might dislike the paps but he's not that innocent. He knows in the meantime how to play the game. That doesn't mean he's going to be a famewhore and eat at the Ivy but personally I think he has accepted that it's just part of the job and a way of being in the public eye if he likes it or not. JMHO.
Shruticalcified on July 9th, 2009 08:12 pm (UTC)
No I agree! I think we are basically saying the same thing... I just meant that, if he were having several business meetings, I would think that we would probably see him a little more than we are now (because either that info leaks or because it is prudent to show Zac doing businessy things. Because he's a serious, businessy actor.)

I agree about the breakup rumors + pics, but we also get pics of them all the time when there aren't breakup rumors either. So I mean, that goes both ways: yeah they probably are saying look we're still together, shut up but also, they... spend a lot of time together? You know what I mean? That sounds silly to say out loud...
Bee: Zac - EW - Lying on grass 1jeezbee on July 9th, 2009 08:23 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I think overall we're thinking along the same lines although I think it's perfectly possible for him to be in LA the last 5 days without being papped.

I'm not saying all of the pap pics (solo and Z/V) are "staged" or purposely gotten "caught" but some of them are imo.