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Oct 6th
07:20 am
Random Hollywood happenings that peripherally relate to Zac Efron  
So Disney recently fired their chairman Dick Cook. It upset a lot of people because he was this really cool fellow who had worked for them forever (ie since he started as a ride operator at Disneyland). Well yesterday, to no one's surprise, they promoted to the position one of the guys who was instrumental in making HSM a global juggernaut.

The NY Times had this:

A ‘High School’ Star Gives Ross A Boost
By Brooks Barnes

As Hollywood chews over what obligatory congratulations gift to send Rich Ross, the Disney Channel president who was just named as the new chairman of Walt Disney Studios, a real life movie star has weighed in on the promotion.

Zac Efron, who Mr. Ross made a star with “High School Musical,” gave the executive a pat on the back from Canada, where he is filming “The Death and Life of Charlie St. Cloud,” a drama for Universal Pictures. “I had an amazing experience working with Rich,” Mr. Efron said. “He is a born leader, and I know he will excel in his new role at Disney.”

And since we're on the topic of studio shakeups, Universal also fired two guys at the top, Marc Shmuger and David Linde. Don't worry at least one of them was apparently a legit jerk and deserved to be fired. The good news is they replaced the duo with Adam Fogelson (and two co-chairs) and everyone seems to think Adam is the bee's knees. I don't know how much (if at all) the stress at the studio might have been affecting Charlie St. Cloud but if Adam is as awesome as they all say, this can be nothing but good news for Zac, Burr and the production. Hopefully now that new leadership has taken control, we'll get a release date.

For those of you disinterested in Hollywood happenings, some picspam.

LEVITATION, or really, stylized defiance of gravity:

AND according to this, Silva Screen Records will be releasing the score for 17 Again (by Rolfe Kent) on October 13.

I know someone who will be very happy about this :D
Mood: hungryhungry
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-Jo-: radiantgreenie_breizh on October 6th, 2009 03:25 pm (UTC)
I love how he always looks so HAPPY when he's levitating XD
ibangzac on October 6th, 2009 03:29 pm (UTC)
super zac!
IceGoddess: why so serious dirty little secretccmskatechick on October 6th, 2009 03:50 pm (UTC)
The clusterf*ck that has been known as the mess of Universal has had impact everywhere in the company, it's been a BIG trickledown disaster from what I've heard rumbling around - this is going to be very good news.

And yay for pic!spam :) Those are always fun times!
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on October 6th, 2009 03:59 pm (UTC)
Wooohooo! I'm glad the score will be released.

I'm hoping Rolfe is asked to score CstC.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on October 6th, 2009 04:01 pm (UTC)
Did you email him before re: 17 Again?
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on October 6th, 2009 04:24 pm (UTC)
I commented on his blog and he replied that it might be released with the dvd, but that's it. I didn't want to bug him with further questions.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on October 6th, 2009 04:29 pm (UTC)
you should comment on his blog about this being exciting news and then sneak in a question on if he might be working with burr again on charlie st. cloud. maybe he'll answer again.
Troll St. Trollglamour_addict on October 6th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)

bettybaby63bettybaby63 on October 6th, 2009 04:08 pm (UTC)
i had no idea the guy from disney that was fired had such a long, and obviously successful career with them....totally sucks. big corp. mgte sucks!!!!!

but the pretties make it better :) "floating!Zac" always makes me smile.

now i guess i'm way out of the loop, i didn't know CstC didn't have a release date????????

butterflybee260: pic#92277256butterflybee260 on October 6th, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)

Heheh Zef.

YAY 17 Again score!! *happy dance* I loved that score, will def be buying it.
I shall know when you give me one.actionvaughn on October 6th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)

I love this one sfm. His face is all lit up!
Shruti: Zac | Cool Story Brocalcified on October 7th, 2009 12:20 am (UTC)
I shall know when you give me one.: [efrons] » hold your handactionvaughn on October 7th, 2009 06:12 am (UTC)
Sorry, I was at work! I'M WELL! HOW ABOUT YOU? How's your chin? :( Please take this super cute pic and this puppy to cheer you up:

Me and Kim were geeking about both, and wouldn't be too upset if it appeared on Z_D one day... ^_^
Shruticalcified on October 7th, 2009 06:14 am (UTC)
Why don't I do it right now and we can talk there instead of bothering Cady? Esp. since tomorrow, I'm handing the reins back over to Anna. BRB POSTING.
Shruticalcified on October 7th, 2009 06:15 am (UTC)
jessica3311jessica3311 on October 7th, 2009 01:08 am (UTC)
I didnt realize he levitates so much in pics LOL

Im curious what the release date will be.....Early Summer maybe? :P
Bee: Zac - GQ - On Top Parking Meter 1jeezbee on October 7th, 2009 01:48 am (UTC)
I think both developments are certainly not to Zac's disadvantage.

I have to laugh though that out of all actors, the NYT publishes a quote from Zac to comment on the promotion of one of the biggest execs in Hollywood. I know that it sort of makes sense since Zac is one of the biggest talents he worked with directly but it's still weird.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on October 7th, 2009 02:20 am (UTC)
It did kind of make me laugh and it also made me cringe because who is on the Dick Cook team but Johnny Depp. I know that the implications aren't really that far reaching and I do think it is just that Zac is the most notable player who has worked extensively with Ross but still I don't like how it might read.
Bee: Zac - SNL - Ahoi 1jeezbee on October 7th, 2009 02:24 am (UTC)

If you want to be an ass, you can say 'Who the hell does Zac think he is to give public statements on Ross' promotion. He's just a Disney kid.'
Bee: Zac - GQ - Cover 1jeezbee on October 7th, 2009 01:49 am (UTC)
Everyone has seen that the UK premiere of M&OW is on 18 November 2009 in London, right?

hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on October 7th, 2009 02:18 am (UTC)
I saw something about that date on twitter and figured it was the premiere. I couldn't find a source though (before I got distracted) and didn't see it on the MAOW facebook (SHOCKING, I KNOW... not to be too rude, but...).
Bee: Zac - Rolling Stone Close-upjeezbee on October 7th, 2009 02:28 am (UTC)
I'm not surprised that the official site(s) don't have it up yet.

Also, according to Carol & Jamie on FF, Access Hollywood will premiere the M&OW trailer tomorrow. I hope the US version is better than the UK one.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on October 7th, 2009 02:36 am (UTC)
Thanks for that and the info on the premiere.

I am guessing there will be a NY premiere. I'm wondering if it will before the UK premiere or the Monday before the 25th.
Bee: Zac - GQ - Balancing on Car 1jeezbee on October 7th, 2009 02:45 am (UTC)
Yeah, I would also assume it's in NY.

I've looked around but couldn't find anything. Unfortunately, NY doesn't have a website like seeing-stars.com which lists all upcoming premieres.

Well, there is that one 'Events in NYC' thing but it's subscriber based beyond the next 7 days. I have no idea if it would be/is listed there but unless somebody has access to BizBash Masterplanner NY we'll have to hope for some other source.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on October 7th, 2009 02:52 am (UTC)
I would guess it would be at the Ziegfeld Theater but they have nothing on their site yet either.
IceGoddess: dirty little secret - this is *the* oneccmskatechick on October 7th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Lately some of the more 'indie' movies that have big premieres in NYC have been using some other theaters like Landmark Sunshine (Away We Go, that crazy indie Renee Zelweger movie)

Christine at OLV is really good with keeping up on NY stuff (www.onlocationvacations.com) along with some LA premieres and filming locations.