Zac Efron’s friends are worried that the actor wasn’t in a seedy park of L.A. in the middle of the night to get sushi when he got attacked, TMZ reports. They think he’s fallen off the wagon again.
The High School Musical star told police his car ran out of gas, that his “bodyguard” got attacked by transients and then he got punched in the face. Cops are skeptical, says TMZ — and so are Efron’s pals.
“Zac's a loner,” one friend told the website. “He goes out rarely, and the idea of him driving for miles to go to some sushi restaurant in downtown L.A. after midnight is preposterous.”
Several friends told TMZ the bodyguard isn’t a bodyguard. The website reports that he’s a convicted drug dealer who has been spending time with Efron.
A better Bynes?
On the bright sides, things could be looking up for Amanda Bynes.
After three months of classes at the Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising, Bynes, 26, “is doing extremely well,” her mother Lynn told People.com. “She's making new friends and learning about the fashion industry.”
Bynes, who ended up in psychiatric treatment centers last year, her mother and her father, Rick, attended a Fashion Institute runway event last week.
“She acts like any other student — focused and friendly,” says a school source.
Gwyneth Paltrow took to Goop and the lifestyle site’s regular weekly email Friday to offer thanks to supporters standing by her and her “consciously uncoupled” husband, Chris Martin, in their freshly announced separation.
But first there was chicken. Three ways to prepare it, in fact. The thanks came in the form of a P.S. below her usual introduction: “P.S. CM and I in deep gratitude for the support of so many.” She added a little heart at the end.