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Jul 15th
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Roundup - Bear Videos, Neighbors DVD/Blu-ray Info, Meet one of Zac's trainer guys  

The premiere episode is Zac's and is set for July 28th!

Neighbors DVD Info from PR Newswire
Good fences aren't nearly enough to keep things neighborly when a non-stop rager breaks out in the suburbs next door to sleep-deprived new parents in the comedy blockbuster, Neighbors, available on DIGITAL HD August 12, 2014 from Universal Studios Home Entertainment. The outrageously funny comedy will arrive on Blu-ray Combo Pack including Blu-ray, DVD, Digital HD with UltraViolet and On Demand September 23, 2014. Both the Digital HD and Blu-ray include a never-before-seen uproarious Alternate Opening that Yahoo! Movies' Kevin Polowy hails as "explosively funny." The Alternate Opening reveals just how the boys of Delta Psi Beta came to suburbia. The Neighbors Blu-ray Combo Pack will also include additional bonus features including a Gag Reel, Line-O-Rama, Behind The Scenes interviews and more.

Bonus Features Exclusive to Digital HD and Blu-ray:

Alternate Opening: Uncover the mystery of how the original Delta Psi Beta house was destroyed and how the neighbors became neighbors.
Deleted/Alternate Scenes
On the Set with...: Dave Franco provides a tour around the frat's fundraiser (aka dildo sale), while Christopher Mintz-Plasse talks about and demonstrates his special "prop".

Blu-ray and DVD Bonus Features:

Gag Reel: The entire cast contributes to these hilarious on-set flubs.
Line-O-Rama: The laughs continue take after take in this improvisational extended scene!
An Unlikely Pair: Take a behind-the-scenes look at the unlikely pairing of comedic veteran Seth Rogen and heartthrob Zac Efron.
Partying with the Neighbors: Parties, babies and crazy friends; these three elements lead to some of the funniest moments on the screen and on set.
The Frat: Learn more about Delta Psi Beta – the current frat brothers, the legends of Delta Psi that came before, and current whipping boy, Ass-Juice.

Plus a random Italian interview, can't embed, but watch here.

Article: Meet The Guy Who Helps Zac Efron Get Those Awesome Abs - wgno
He’s got big muscles and big celebrity clients.

You’re about to meet the personal trainer to the stars of Hollywood South.

No need to guess what Aaron Williamson’s true passion is. His bulging biceps and chiseled chest are total giveaways.

Fitness became Williamson’s passion while in the Marine Corps.

“As my time progressed in the Marines, fitness became a sanctuary and a place of peace for me. When I had some tough times, I knew I could always turn to the gym. It became a savior for me,” he said.

This 240-pound muscle man moved to New Orleans for contract work from Iraq. He soon made a connection at the gym with a certain Hollywood hunk who was looking to gain muscle mass for a film.

“Ended up meeting Zac Efron. He was filming “The Lucky One”. We connected. He plays a Marine in the movie and I taught him how to be a Marine. Zac’s a really cool and funny guy. He’s very intense about training. His best body part is definitely his abs and chest. I’m jealous of his chest, and he knows it too,” Williamson said.

Now that he’s a film industry fitness expert, Efron isn’t his only celebrity client. In Hollywood South, he’s worked with Sylvester Stallone, Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson, Josh Brolin, Adrien Brody, Hayden Christensen, Jamie Foxx and James Marsden.

“James Marsden is getting stacked for his new movie, “Best of Me”. Fans will enjoy seeing him all muscled-up.”

Williamson said he feels very blessed to be working in the film industry with so many talented folks.

“I’ve been extremely fortunate to work with extremely talented actors. The majority of the time an actor will come to me because of the way they need to look like for a film,” he said.

So how exactly did Aaron help Zac Efron get those awesome abs?

“We keep the training very functional. We focus on cardio training. We keep his dieting up, work with his metabolism, and keep his eating in check. It’s a six-pack abs year-round type of program.”

He remembers one time, Efron wanted to work out so bad, nothing could stop him.

“He came in straight from set and he was all muddy from the rain. We trained in sneakers, shorts, no shirt, and he was all muddy. There was humor in that,” Williamson said.

From actors to TV Reporters, everyone needs a good personal trainer. From the marines to the movies, Aaron is making a major mark.

He just signed on with Scene Magazine to write a weekly health and fitness column and he’s a stunt man in the new Terminator.

ETA a little bit more about Aaron and Zac working together from an article in Scene Magazine:
After relocating to the Crescent City in June of 2009, Aaron found that funding cuts had eliminated his position. “It left me in a pretty bad place. But I went back to the mindset I had throughout my entire Marine Corps career: when I didn’t have anywhere to turn, I always had the gym. I started working out trying to keep myself sane and in shape. And then, one day at the gym, I ended up meeting an actor who showed me a glimpse of the film industry.”

The actor was Zac Efron. The High School Musical star was in New Orleans to film The Lucky One, in which he plays a Marine home from Iraq. “We met through the trainer he had at the time, Logan Hood,” Aaron says. “Logan’s a former Navy Seal who trained the cast for 300.” More recently, Hood has worked on The Expendables 2 and the reboot of RoboCop.

“From the production’s standpoint, there was a need to get Zac into the character of being a Marine. Zac and I connected, we hit it off and he told production about me,” Aaron says. “I met with production and I became part of the crew as his military advisor. I helped Zac become a Marine for that film. Walk like a Marine. Talk like a Marine. I shared what it’s like to be over in Iraq. Towards the end of the film, we jumped into the training a little bit and to this day, Zac and I keep in touch. I help him through all his movies with his training and his fitness consulting and nutrition.”

p.s. can we all lol together at the terrible manecrush tweet? like generally speaking his twitter has been pretty great: for the most part they are good at being clear who is posting zac or #teamze (hope they never stop that) and it is not too reserved but not too personal/overshare (though i could really live without the instagram to gianluca but whatever, gratitude for a nice trip). but, pun aside, posting those pics was ick... it just lends itself to the famewhore, i called the paparazzi 'for attention' and/or 'to see me with a girl' narrative that haters and weirdos (who ignore that he really rarely has papz pics and/or who can't accept he fucks girls) hoot and holler about. it just keeps people from taking him seriously and since his rep is already shaky after breaking his face and getting in a dubious fight, drawing attention to this shit doesn't help.
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laurenlipkinlip on July 16th, 2014 01:00 am (UTC)
Is it safe to that gv/ whatever his name is was obviously trolling on comments on himself ever since zac was vacationing with him and Michelle two weeks ago? He honestly had no reason to talk about zac and Michelle thing at all, like who was asking him for his opinion anyway? He just made it worse?

So does bears show premiere the 26th and zacs episode is the 28th?
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on July 16th, 2014 01:25 am (UTC)
it premieres the 28th... or that's what their website and fb say.
Bee: Zac - EW - Lying on grass 1jeezbee on July 16th, 2014 01:01 am (UTC)
I'm looking forward to the Bear Grylls thing. I'm really curious how this goes. I never heard Bear talk before, somehow I imagined him sounding differently. Also nice that Zac has the premiere episode, so I can tune out of the rest of the season afterwards. :)

I knew Zac was one of Aaron's first clients but I didn't realize he gave hm basically his break into this area. Not a bad thing, I assume it will give Zac always special privileges.

Re that tweet... I said it on twitter already but I can't believe they posted this. I find it really embarrassing to post on his accounts. Of course this tweet will be forgotten by tomorrow and the majority of fans doesn't care but it bugs me. It's one thing to have a semi-personal tweet every once in a while in between the promo stuff but posting ridiculous pap pics from his vacation? Ugh. Perfect example for private overshare.

Yeah, I know this is making a bigger deal out of that silly tweet than it deserves but it's more a principal thing to me. I agree that his account was run well during the last 2 promos but this? Not so much. It's not funny, it makes him look pathetic, and it was entirely unnecessary. He doesn't need his own social media to make him look like a irrelevant famewhore for laughs and retweets. More class please.
laurenlipkinlip on July 16th, 2014 01:06 am (UTC)
How was zacs vacation private when we got pap pics and non stop dancing videos of zac dancing and etc?
Beejeezbee on July 16th, 2014 01:24 am (UTC)
There is a huge difference between others posting stuff and him (or his team via his accounts) willingly sharing. Just because people found other via other means (pap pics or gianluca posting) doesn't mean it was not a private activity. And in the past, Zac had been pretty adamant about wanting to be known for his work and not what he does in private. Posting these ridiculous pics doesn't help with that.
laurenlipkinlip on July 16th, 2014 01:28 am (UTC)
Oh okay, yea maybe I don't get it or whatever but I was surprised how he seemed fine with gianluca posting videos and etc,
Sapphirasapphia on July 16th, 2014 04:44 am (UTC)
Thank you Cady, for all the information that you find. it is always exclusives and always a lot of details. I always look forward to your every post.
Miranda gives everyone a chancemirandagirll on July 16th, 2014 05:48 am (UTC)
I wonder if Q is gonna read this ie your commentary in the post and adjust how she runs his social media accordingly since I think you and @ZacEfron_News are the only fans she follows from her own account.
kleth on July 16th, 2014 04:55 pm (UTC)
"His best body part is definitely his abs and chest."


I was wondering whether Zac would be on the first or the last episode. You schedule him for the first episode to introduce the largest possible audience to the series; you put him on last (without announcing each week's guest) in order to force people to keep tuning in, hoping to see Zac. They chose episode one, probably because they don't want everyone to hate them.
kleth on July 16th, 2014 05:10 pm (UTC)
Oh so close
Total worldwide box office gross for HSM 3 was $252.9 million. Total BO for Neighbors now stands at $251.9 million. Neighbors is out of theaters now, so I don't know how it could close the gap, narrow as it is. Oh well, maybe next time.

By the way, Zac's lifetime worldwide box office gross stands at $1.527 billion. That counts everything he's been in, like his ensemble role in New Year's Eve and Hairspray and the voice-only role in The Lorax.
Beejeezbee on July 16th, 2014 05:14 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh so close
Neighbors is still in theaters. In the US and overseas. It even has 7 more territories to open.
kleth on July 17th, 2014 07:54 pm (UTC)
Re: Oh so close
OK, that's good news. Neighbors must have fallen off the chart on the day I checked. But I see that today, Neighbors is showing in 267 domestic theaters and squeezing out about $50,000 per day. With a few overseas venues still available, maybe it will creep up and over HSM 3's box office total. We've got a race here, folks! Will it or won't it??? It will be a new day for Zac when he can say that HSM 3 is no longer his biggest success.
Sapphirasapphia on July 17th, 2014 01:20 pm (UTC)
I don't know if we can believe it... but this one paparazzi got a selfie with Zac, and he boasts that Zac wrote him a letter asking to send him these pictures. Probably these photos on the horse walk were not just paparazzi photos? Can be as a service "to the memory"? Or, some mutual agreement ... I don't know.
laurenlipkinlip on July 17th, 2014 02:34 pm (UTC)
i dont get why he posted zac's email to him, its odd
Sapphirasapphia on July 17th, 2014 02:42 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I saw your question there. :)
He is a braggart ... That's how he decorated the pictures, speak for themselves. LOL I think that's what distinguishes the serious professional photographer from the paparazzi.
annabelle83 on July 17th, 2014 02:39 pm (UTC)
I think most people guessed the horse back riding pics were taken with Zac's consent. He's clearly posing for the cameras and showing off his horse riding skills. These pictures reminded of the ones of Zac riding a skateboard shirtless back in 2011. What's weird is Zac has no reason to take set-up photos at the moment because he has nothing to promote now. The notorious shirtless skateboarding pictures were to show his newly buffed up body for The Lucky One. Those pictures were used during the TLO promotions. But these horse riding pictures? I don't know.

If I have to guess, maybe the whole Italian vacation was to make Zac/Michelle thing official?? When big star couples want to "debut" their relationship to the public, they arrange an exclusive deal with certain photographer and allow the chosen photographer to take pics and publish them. Hmm.. I wonder if his relationship with Michelle is more serious than we think? It's totally different from his casual relationship with Lily Collins. When he was with Lily he would always run away from the paps and hide because he wasn't sure where their relationship was going. He wouldn't make his relationship public unless he has some faith in it.

Edited at 2014-07-17 02:41 pm (UTC)
Sapphirasapphia on July 17th, 2014 02:52 pm (UTC)
Yes it is really similar to the way as it was in 2011.

Maybe you're right about their relationship, and we will see it soon.
laurenlipkinlip on July 17th, 2014 03:36 pm (UTC)
who knows at this point, because E!,us weekly and PEople magazine are all reporting different things and etc, Enews is saying they been friends since 2012 , us weekly is implying zac and michelle have been friends with benefits since 2011 and its fwb thing and etc so there are three different reports and etc, also if zac and michelle were serious or w/e is going on you would think zac would actually spend michelles birthday with her and not in la with his friends when michelle is in new york doing her own thing? he's apparently been in la, slo/with family.. some relationship that is then?
Beejeezbee on July 17th, 2014 09:32 pm (UTC)
Obviously I don't ~know~ exactly who and what the reason for those ridiculously staged pics was since I wasn't there. But one look at Gianluca's social media, and the timeline for the increasing volume and shamelessness of the pics which went up in parallel to the attention they got, lets me believe that this was driven by Gianluca's thirst for publicity. Zac always wants to please people and has a hard time saying no and he'd have a hard time saying no to his host. The only thing the pictures prove to me is that Gianluca really likes seeing his name and pictures in the media. Just look how he keeps going on about it even after they left.
hunny miss (aka lets fead him to the gators)ehs_wildcats on July 17th, 2014 03:19 pm (UTC)
Well we know of other instances when people faked being Zac and/or associates of Zac's to try and get pictures off of photographers, so this could easily be some poser trying to get all those pics.

But regardless I don't get why fans repost this stuff. The paparazzi posting it (real or fake) was a gross attention grab, potentially violating Zac's privacy, and all of the people reposting just played into it.

I'm not surprised though because we've seen a resurgence in fans posting private things, like private facebook pics. Do people not get posting private things can actually hurt Zac? And by now fans should know haters and gossip journalists are checking fan accounts for dirt on Zac. So reposting gives them more info.

You think fans would get how it can hurt him after the shitstorm that followed when some dumbass fan posted the 'cute' picture of Zac and Vanessa dressed up as Chad and Sharpay. But apparently not. And the thing that is really gross is, it isn't really about Zac when people post most of those pics. It's about them wanting attention and twitter followers. If it was about Zac, fans would respect his privacy and the privacy of his friends and not post/retweet private pics/things.
laurenlipkinlip on July 17th, 2014 03:33 pm (UTC)
is it really that easy to pretend to be zac tho on twitter/facebook and instagram tho? i thought its hard tho because they have to take the time to actually look for pics and etc, but im guessing friends of zac have open accounts then? can we do somthing like warn Q about posers and etc? or its it impossible to stop every poser out there?
countessm3countessm3 on July 19th, 2014 06:56 am (UTC)
I'm going the conspiracy route and saying these Italians are mobsters who are exporting drugs to the states through the stomach and anal cavities of the horses (why stuff human anal cavities when you can get more in a horse?) They've brought Zac into their fold, and as long as he does PR events with them, he will get a cut of the total earnings (or payment in blow). Their party on the yacht was to establish that Gia/Gio/whatever enjoys spending time on his boat, so when he gets a much bigger boat (like a ship filled with a million horses), nobody will think much of anything. They will just assume he's entertaining lots of celebrities, when he's really shipping "horse".

The End.