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Ah, High School Musical. It was when we first fell in love with Zac Efron and first noticed Vanessa Hudgen's slaying style. 

It's been ten years since we listened to the gang sing We're All In This Together, and now they really are all in it together again for a special telecast of the movie to celebrate the anniversary. 

Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Luke Grabeel and Monique Coleman all came together to film the special show which will air this month. 

And don't worry, Zac Efron will also appear in the telecast, but for now, here's the casts fab Insta's from behind the scenes: 

 

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The last time Vanessa Hudgens was in a musical set in high school – creatively called High School Musical – she was the Sandy of the group. 

But now the brunette beauty has turned over a new leaf to play the cool gal of the pack. 

Vanessa has scored the role of Rizzo for Fox's Grease Live production. And she pulls off the sexy look VERY well. 

And as always the girl has got the moves, as seen in the new teaser trailer:

We don't know about you, but we love Ms Hudgens playing the bad girl. 

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It been a long day. You get home, grab a makeup wipe, get the bra off and shimmy into your favourite fleecy PJs.

And inevitably your hair is scraped back into a messy topknot.

That routine is what a lot of us associate with when we think of a messy bun but the topknot has actually become a catwalk staple and all-round consistent beauty trend. 

So here’s how you can embrace the glorious topknot in all it’s wondrous forms.

 

1) The Classic Topknot

The trend: The classic messy bun should look like you pulled your hair up into a bun three days ago and left it. It conveys minimal effort and maximum style. 

Get the look: Tip your head over and pull all your hair to the front of your head. Let strands fall loose along the way. If you have very sleek or straight hair, use a salt spray to add texture. Secure the hair into a pony tail.

Next, wrap the hair in a circular rotation until you have the desired topknot effect, secure and use a spritz of hair spray. Pull strand loose as desired. Yes, I woke up like this… 

 

2) The Fearless Topknot

The trend: The fearless topknot leaves very little to the imagination. It is all about pulling the hair back so you can serve optimum face, darlings. 

Get the look: Use a serum to smooth the hair and straighten. Pull the hair up into a very secure and severe ponytail positioned at the tip of your head. 

Use hair wax to further smoothen and matte the hair around the face. Take the sleek ponytail and wrap tightly around into a bun shape. Secure with bobby pins and hair spray any stray strands into submission. Use a wet look spray for added shine and drama. 

 

3) The Half Down Topknot

The trend: The latest celeb favourite is the half down topknot. Ideal for day to night and even better if you just have particularly greasy roots that day! 

Get the look: Separate the hair into two sections and secure the top section into a high ponytail. Pull out any strands you want to leave around your face. Taking another bobbin wrap the pony around into a bun style and secure.

Wear the loose hair as you like! 

 

4) The Boho Topknot

The trend: Ideal for those ladies with a fringe, this look means loads of loose strands around the face, a messy style and an even bigger and better bun. 

Get the look: Use a texturising spray. Back comb the hair around your face before pulling back hair into a ponytail and securing. Pull down your fringe or loose strands to frame your face.

Back comb the ponytail before securing into a very loose bun. Add volume and texture by pulling the hair apart until you reach your desired style (if you have thin hair, use a thickening spray or a donut bun!) 

 

5) The Fashionista's Topknot

The trend: The fashion topknot requires a bit more work and design. It definitely makes the topknot more accessible for a night time look. 

Get the look: One example of this style is to do a plaited topknot. Pull hair back into desired ponytail at desired height. Plait the hair in the ponytail and secure at the end. 

Wrap the hair around, gradually allowing it to get higher until you achieve a beehive effect. Secure with bobby pins. 

 

Plus the key products to help you master the trend…

 L'oreal Paris Elnett Satin Hairspray, €8.99 nationwide
 L'oreal Professional Wild Stylers, €21.45, lookfantastic.com

 

Oribe Dry Texturizing Spray, €55,Space NK, Grafton Street
Bumble & Bumble Thickening Hairspray, €30, Boots.ie

 

Toni & Guy Creative Spray Wax, €9.99, Boots.ie
 L'Oreal Professional Wet Domination, lorealprofessionnel.ie

 

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From minor hook-ups (Selena Gomez and Orlando Bloom anyone?) to full scale relationship chaos (that award goes to Perrie and Zayn, for sure), we consider ourselves pretty well-versed in celebrity relationship history.

But not every rendez-vous is common knowledge – in fact, there are more than a few star-studded romances that totally passed us by.

Here are just 11 couples you (probably) never knew dated…

1. Ryan Reynolds and Alanis Morrisette

Even though you may have figured Ryan had a bit of a thing for blondes (Scarlett and Blake, hello!), it turns out that one of our favourite Hollywood heartthrobs was in fact with a certain talented brunette.

Ryan and Alanis dated for over four years and at one point were even ENGAGED. They called off the entire thing in 2007.

2. Matthew McConaughey and Janet Jackson

Back when Matthew was Oscar-less and way before he was starring in rom coms with J-Lo, he was also briefly courting a certain Jackson. No, not Michael unfortunately but the one and only Janet whom he met at the Grammys in 2002.

Though Matthew never admitted to the pairing, Janet described the romance as 'a brief fling,' a very common occurrence in Hollywood it seems.

3. Jared Leto and Cameron Diaz

Another Oscar winner, the multi-talented (and irresistibly delicious) Jared dated Hollywood it-girl Cameron for FOUR YEARS. How did we not know this?

The gorgeous couple were together from 1999.

4. Sofia Vergara and Enrique Iglesias

We can only fathom the Latin spice involved in this relationship. Before becoming famous in her own right with Modern Family, Sofia was MOST famous for dating the Spanish heartthrob.

5. Helen Mirren and Liam Neeson

Yep, our very own Liam was smitten with cinematic royalty back in the 1980’s. Apparently having met on the set of the film, Excalibar, they fell madly in love.

Liam later told CBS News: “Oh my God. Can you imagine riding horses in shiny suits of armour, having sword fights and stuff, and you’re falling in love with Helen Mirren? It doesn’t get any better than that.” We can’t! So cute!

6. Vanessa Hudgens and Josh Hutcherson

When we think of Vanessa’s dating exploits, we salivate to think of Zac Efron and her current beau Austin Butler. Somehow we can’t quite fit the Hunger Games star Josh into the mix.

Having apparently met on the set of Journey 2: The Mysterious Island, it doesn’t seem that this romance ended amicably. Speaking to Seventeen Magazine in 2013, Josh said: “I think getting broken up with is worse than breaking up with somebody. For me it hurts more when you’re ready for something to keep going and the other person isn’t.” Ouch.

7. Mischa Barton and Jamie Dornan

Wait, what? How did these two even meet? Our favourite Northern Irish eye candy of 50 Shades of Grey fame apparently dated Marissa from the O.C. Yep apparently these two had a proper, albeit brief, romance back in 2007.

8. Simon Cowell and Carmen Electra

Inside sources have said that these two were mad about each other at one point back in 2012 .

9. Sandra Bullock and Ryan Gosling

Before The Notebook and before Rachel McAdams, there was Sandra. Dating for an entire year, Sandra was 16 years older than the promising actor.

He apparently still counts her among his best girlfriends ever. Awh! Wait, but how many have you had Ryan?

10. Britney Spears and Colin Farrell

Ah, yet another of our famous exports doing the rounds in Hollywood. Alleged to have dated back in 2003, Britney quickly brushed off the rumours.

Cheeky chappie Colin even reportedly sent Brit a t-shirt saying “I slept with Colin Farrell and all I got was this lousy t-shirt.” We can’t imagine the two remained friends…

11. Justin Timberlake and Fergie

Way back in 1996, before double denim and Britney, a fresh faced 16 year old Justin had a brief romance with the then 23 year old Fergie.

Though the romance failed, the duo remained amicable following their split. 

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Famous folk have a funny way of ageing. Yes, while the rest of us mark our birthdays in a timely fashion and appear to accumulate an additional year on a strictly annual basis – celebrities are somewhat different. 

They've either been knocking around forever (HOW is Kylie Jenner still only 18?) or we assume they're still young'uns when, in fact, they're well into their fifth decade (Neil Patrick Harris, 42, we're looking at you).

And so here, SHEmazing! rounds up our favourite well-known faces that you probably won't believe are the same age…

 

1) Sarah Hyland and Margot Robbie: Born in 1990

 

2) Vanessa Hudgens and Adele: Born in 1988

 

3) Benedict Cumberbatch and Ryan Reynolds: Born in 1976

 

4) Alyson Hannigan and Eva Mendes: Born in 1974

 

5) Charlize Theron and Tara Reid: Born in 1975

 

6) Lorde and Zendaya: Born in 1996

 

7) Drew Barrymore and Angelina Jolie: Born in 1975

 

8) Leonardo DiCaprio and Jimmy Fallon: Born in 1974

 

9) Helena Bonham Carter and Halle Berry: Born in 1966

 

10) Taylor Swift and Dakota Johnson: Born in 1989

 

11) Jennifer Lopez and Renée Zellweger: Born in 1969

 

12) Kristen Bell and Kim Kardashian: Born in 1980

 

13) Kylie Jenner and Maisie Williams: Born in 1997

 

14) Kate Upton and Selena Gomez: Born in 1992

 

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Well, this party was unexpected! The cast of High School Musical were busy over Halloween, planning a reunion that would cause any Disney fan to freak out.

Ashley Tisdale, Vanessa Hudgens, Monique Coleman and Corbin Bleu all made their way to the same Halloween party on Saturday night. 

And once again the gang all proved they were still best friends as they all posed together in group shots. #SquadGoals.

"The crew at @VanessaHudgens amazing Halloween party last night," HSM dancer Jason Williams wrote on Instagram. "#highschoolMusical #Reunion!!!! #squad #squadgoals #Halloween #hollywood #wildcats."

Ashley donned a queen of hearts outfit on the night, while Vanessa channelled Alice from Alice in Wonderland

Corbin Bleu decided to rock the Lenny Kravitz look and Monique Colemanwent as Donnie from Clueless. 

It's good to see that even though it's been nine years since the first High School Musical premiered, the crew all manage to stay in contact.

"I continue to see all the guys from High School," Zac Efron told E! News recently.

"Every time we do…there's just this look between us. It's so cool because we never forget a single moment of that experience."

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We've all fallen victim to the odd beauty blunder (hello old school photos).

But if it makes you feel any better – so have some of our biggest celebrities. 

Major female stars like Jennifer Aniston, Lauren Conrad and Olivia Wilde spoke to InStyle magazine and shared their worst beauty fails of all time. 

Olivia Wilde

“When I was 5, after watching my dad shave, I took his razor and shaved my face—including my eyebrows. You look like an alien without eyebrows,” she told the magazine. “Then, in my mid-teens, I plucked them to create that sexy Kate Moss arch. I regret it because I damaged my follicles, and now it's hard for me to grow thick, bushy brows.”

 

Jennifer Aniston

"I can't even call it a risk, it was just bad judgement! We used to shave our heads just right above the ear, and now I'm like, why did I do that?"

 

Margot Robbie

"I got a short crop and everyone at school actually thought I was a boy," she told the magazine. "That was traumatic. I never forgave my mum for that. I am scarred by those memories!"

 

Lauren Conrad

“I thought you were supposed to match your eyeshadow to your clothes, and I was just sort of playing around and figured it out along the way.”

 

Vanessa Hudgens

"I went through a stage where I had burgundy hair, which was frightening, and I had light brown hair with light blond highlights. It looked so bad! My friend said it looked like I'd dipped my hair in ashes."

 

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Vanessa Hudgens opted for a different date to last nights VMAs and we're so glad she did because SHEmazing! HQ now have a new style crush.

Vanessa brought along her younger sister, Stella, to the star-studded event, and the duo wowed the red carpet with their fabulous boho looks.

The High School Musical star flaunted her usual bohemian look, with a rose coloured, low-cut floral gown. She teamed the dress with gold accessories and an embellished rose-gold cast (she broke her finger earlier this month).

Ms. Hudgens, 26, wore her hair plaited like a Grecian Goddess to pull the whole look together.

Stella, 19, opted for a more edgier look as she rocked a dark, vampy lip.

Vanessa's little sister could have been the main star though as she wore an off-the-shoulder cream gown, full of silk detail and embellishment. Swoon.

She went for similar gold jewellery as Vanessa to finish off the look. 

We know Stella is the lesser-known sister, but after this red carpet appearance we're sure she's going to be on every girl's style radar. 

Earlier in the day, Vanessa tweeted behind-the-scenes pics of her and Stella getting ready for the glamorous event.

Oh, how we wish we could be a Hudgen sister.  

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It was the movie franchise that captured our heart, minds – AND nurtured our pre-teen and teen musical aspirations. 

But almost ten years after the release of the first High School Musical, the song which was the movie's very cornerstone – Breaking Free – has been largely forgotten by protagonist Zac Efron.

The actor famously played Troy Bolton opposite Vanessa Hudgens – who played Gabriella Montez – in the hugely successful franchise.

 

But while promoting his latest release, We Are Your Friends, alongside co-star Emily Ratajkowski and director Max Joseph, 27-year-old Zac had an interview with glossy magazine Cosmoploitan.

And during the course of the segment, he found himself at a loss when asked to identify Breaking Free.

"That's High School Musical. Oh wait… the name of the song?" he says lifting his hands to his face in thought. "The pressure's on – Soarin', Flying, is it?" 

"No! Come on, Zac," the interviewer cries out in disgust. 

"Take A Chance?" the actor next offers, before realising: "Breaking Free!" 

Amid much jeering from Emily and Max, Mr Efron protests: "There's a lot – there's three movies of songs!" 

Of course, in contrast, every self-respecting Disney fan can remember and recite the entire HSM soundtrack instantly.

We're going to assume this was all a momentary indiscretion, so we'll forgive Zac this one time.

 

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Actress Vanessa Hudgens was on hand at the 2015 Industry Dance Awards in Los Angeles when she revealed that her father is battling cancer.

The 26-year old performer was at the bash with benefits a charity for dancers who have survived cancer. The Circle of Hope charity supports dancers who are cancer survivors and getting back into the industry.

 

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She told the audience that her boyfriend Austin Butler, also an actor, had lost his mother to the disease.

Vanessa was accepting the Breakthrough Performance award at the ceremony and in a touching moment dedicated the award to her father and to Austin’s mother. She said:

 ''Last year, my boyfriend, Austin, lost his mom, Lori, to cancer, and my dad has just been recently diagnosed with stage four cancer. Let me tell you, I hate cancer. I hate cancer with every cell of my being.''

 

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Entertainment Tonight reports that she also talked about the strength which people need to get through such a difficult time for their family or friends.

She said she wished to dedicate the award to the “families out there who are struggling with this, because it really takes a strong person and a strong family to be able to help those out who are going through this.''

 

My daddy and I Please pray for his healing!!! The more prayers the better.

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A month ago, the star took to social media to ask her fans to pray for her father and for his “healing”, she told her fans “the more prays the better”.

 While she had mention back then her father was unwell, it was not until last night that she chose to reveal the nature of his illness.

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You know those horrible nights where everything is going well until you see your ex? Well imagine that, but at the Met Gala rather than your local nightclub. 

No matter how famous and desired Justin Bieber may be, he is still the last person Selena Gomez wants to bump into on a night out.

Vanessa Hudgens appeared on Watch What Happens Live yesterday and was asked whether or not she helped her bestie Selena avoid Justin at the Met Gala. 

"Getting spicy now are we? "Um… I mean, not really," she replied

She then added: "She's one of my best friends and you just want to have your girlfriends’ backs, so that's what I did. We didn't really try to avoid him or anything. I mean, no one really wants to see your ex boyfriend."

Well, we don't want to Vanessa, but your ex boyfriend is Zac Efron so we don't know if the whole not wanting to see him thing really applies here…

While Selena tried to avoid the singer, Justin had different ideas.

He had previously said: "Selena looked gorgeous at the Met Ball!"

Ah here, enough of the mind games Justin, she just wanted to enjoy her vodka and blackcurrant with famous friends.

Sure don't we all.
 

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Vanessa Hudgens has admitted that she became ‘mean’ during her relationship with her High School Musical co-star, Zac Efron.

Zac and Vanessa dated for five years from 2005 until 2010 but has been dating Austin Butler since 2011.

The actress, who currently holds the star role in the Broadway production of Gigi has admitted that the female attention given to Zac during their relationship made things very difficult for the couple: “I went through a phase when I was really mean because I was so fed up. Girls were running after him, and I was giving them death stares.”

Thankfully, Vanessa soon saw her behaviour wouldn’t get her anywhere with Zac’s fans and soon changed her ways: “Then I realised that not what that’s about. Spread the love, be a good person, they support you, be nice.”

It sounds like it's hard dating a Hollywood actor – even if you're an actress yourself. 

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