It’s no secret that Zac Efron has had his share of issues with drugs and alcohol. He even went to rehab and is apparently back on the wagon (apparently being the key word). Well, now he’s decided to open up about his struggles to none other than Bear Grylls, as they walked around mountains and drank their own piss, or whatever you do on that show.
Here’s the scoop from US Weekly:
The High School Musical alum, 26, was the first celebrity to appear on Running Wild with Bear Grylls, NBC’s new reality show where Grylls takes celebrities on two-day excursions to put their survival skills to the test.
In addition to jumping out of a helicopter, being dropped into the Catskill Mountains, and eating a worm, Efron, who has completed two stints in rehab, opened up to the survivalist about achieving fame early on and what ultimately led to his struggles with addiction.
“It was just so quick — it was shocking,” the blue-eyed hunk admitted about hitting fame at such a young age. “The challenging part was never the work, that was never it,” Efron began when asked by Grylls what led him to rehab. “It was sort of the in-between work — the social aspects outside of it; everywhere you go [there are press and people watching] … and it can be confusing … and pretty soon you need a social lubricant,” he said.
“Once it became that … it got to the point where I was caring less about the work and waiting more for the weekend where I couldn’t wait to go out and let loose and have fun,” the Neighbors actor went on. “But when Monday and Tuesday were difficult to get through, I thought, ‘This is bad.’
“I just really never again want to take anything from the outside in to feel … comfortable in my present skin, and that takes a lot of work,” he said. “It’s just meditation and stopping and slowing down your brain.”
Unfortunately I don’t really buy the whole “I meditate instead of taking drugs now” thing – that’s only ever been true for Russell Brand (and even him I’m not sure about). Zac gets in tooooo many weird situations for a non-druggie, but kudos for the acting effort.
July 30, 2014 at 9:00 am by Jennifer
This hot ass mess of a song came out yesterday, but I decided I should probably write it up today since it managed to reach #1 in 11 countries in 24 hours. Jessie J, Ariana Grande and Nicki Minaj teamed up for a screamfest pop track with added rap element in ‘Bang Bang’, a song that’s so all over the place I don’t know what the hell I’m listening to half the time. Is it catchy? Eh, kinda. Is it full of bars being oversung in ways that would rival Christina Aguilera? You betcha. Here ya go anyway…
July 30, 2014 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Well, sorta. Orlando Bloom and Justin Bieber have been rumoured to be at odds for a long while now – Justin has been seen with Miranda Kerr and Orlando has hung out with Selena Gomez a handful of times – and it seems there’s some truth to those reports. Apparently Orlando and JB got into an argument recently in Ibiza which culminated in Orlando throwing a punch straight towards Justin’s face, only Justin ducked before he could make contact. Sucker.
The eyewitnesses tell TMZ … Orlando was in Cipriani restaurant which was packed with celebs, including Paris Hilton, and Diddy.
You don’t see Orlando swing, but the eyewitnesses tell us that’s exactly what happened. We’re told Justin ducked the punch. That’s where the video starts and you hear Justin scream, “What’s up bitch?”
We’re told when Bieber left the crowd applauded.
I don’t think I’ve ever liked (or cared about) Orlando Bloom more. It’s just unfortunate Justin is such a punk and ran away – how shocking, considering how he’s such a big man who likes to spit in people’s faces and threaten to kill them. You’d think he’d be game for a fight. (Yes, I’m rolling my eyes.)
July 30, 2014 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Leonardo DiCaprio seems to be living it up this summer, hanging out on yachts, doing karate on the beach, and now apparently having a water gun fight with his friends. Nevermind that Leo is 39 years old and filthy rich but still looks like a Yeti, he’s loving the sun! And why shouldn’t he? Life is good when you’re famous and loaded, isn’t it?
This is totally the new “Leonardo DiCaprio walking” meme, by the way. Can’t wait to see all the things he’s Photoshopped into.
July 30, 2014 at 5:30 am by Jennifer
I’m so torn on Zoe Saldana, you guys. I feel like I really should like her – she’s talented, she’s beautiful, she’s confident and intelligent… but she’s so fucking obnoxious, too. I feel like every single interview I read/see with her, she’s going on and on about how much confidence she has, and how strong she is, and how she’s got it so figured out and is the pinnacle of feminism and strength. And look, confidence is great – more women should feel good about themselves and strong, competent, etc. But at a certain point is just gets braggy and eyeroll-worthy, and I feel like that’s what’s happening here. Also, she’s another one I’m sick of seeing naked. EVERY SINGLE PHOTOSHOOT.
Here’s what she told Women’s Health UK about her thoughts on her body:
“This past year I’ve had to start letting go,” Saldana said.
“My body dictated it as if saying, ‘Slow the f**k down!’. And I struggle with that. I love to be an athlete.”
She continued: “I’ve learnt to listen to myself, so whenever I don’t feel like doing anything that starts with ‘I should’ then I don’t.
“My body is less toned. I do look in the mirror and see things I don’t want. My first reaction is I breathe and I think, ‘I’m a woman, I’m 36, my body is changing’.”
“I’m exactly where I want to be. I do feel beautiful in a way that even when I was working out a whole lot, I sometimes didn’t.
“Because there have been times that I was really slender and I didn’t like that I sometimes looked a little too muscular and flat chested – you’ll never be completely happy, so at the end of the day it’s like ‘F**k it. Just be happy, regardless’.”
Well, what’s she’s saying is true enough: you should be happy with yourself regardless. Even someone with the perfect looks/body – which, by societal standards, is Zoe – is going to find fault in themselves because that’s just life, especially for women. But some humility wouldn’t hurt – even when she’s being self-deprecating, it doesn’t feel genuine at all. Is this just me?
July 29, 2014 at 12:00 pm by Jennifer
Freddie Prinze Jr (haven’t heard that name in a while!) appeared on 24 back in 2010, and while the hit show starring Kiefer Sutherland had its share of fans, Freddie was not one of them. In fact, his experience of working with Kiefer was so awful, he wanted to quit acting for good after wrapping, as he revealed at Comic-Con this past weekend.
From ABC News:
“I did 24, it was terrible, I hated every moment of it. Kiefer was the most unprofessional dude in the world. That’s not me talking trash, I’d say it to his face. I think everyone that’s worked with him has said that. I just wanted to quit the business after that, so I just sort of stopped.
“I went and worked for Vince McMahon at the WWE, for Christ’s sake … but, at least he was cool and tall. I didn’t have to take my shoes off to do scenes with him, which they made me do [at 24]. Just put the guy on an apple box or don’t hire me next time. You know I’m 6 feet and he’s 5’4″.”
Apparently Kiefer had no idea that Freddie hates his guts so much, because here’s the statement his rep vomited to People:
“Kiefer worked with Freddie Prinze Jr. more than five years ago, and this is the first he has heard of Freddie’s grievances. Kiefer enjoyed working with Freddie and wishes him the best.”
Something tells me that’s a load of bullshit. To be honest, I don’t know much about either of these guys. I don’t think I’ve heard many nightmare stories about Kiefer Sutherland, but it does sound very vaguely familiar? Who knows, but Freddie must have been having a bad day to bring up something 4 years old out of the blue like that…