Friday, February 24, 2012

Well at least he's being safe! Zac Efron drops condom on the red carpet at The Lorax premiere

By Holly Thomas

Slight mishap! Zac Efron suffered some embarrassment on The Lorax premiere red carpet at Universal Studios Hollywood

He rose to fame as one of the impossibly wholesome stars of Disney's High School Musical series.

But there's no doubt that Zac Efron, now 24, is all grown up.

And the star showed some rather immediate evidence of this at the premiere of his new Dr Zeus film, The Lorax at Universal Studios, Hollywood.

In a video which has now gone viral, Zac is seen approaching a fan to greet them, when he accidentally drops a condom on the red carpet.

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Whoops! A gold condom-sized packet was seen falling out of Zac's pocket as he greeted a woman

He swept up the contraceptive immediately, grinning sheepishly and immediately put his sunglasses on as he continued on his way.

He coughed with and held his hand to his mouth, pausing to regroup after the mishap.

The actor's bashful smile and clear embarrassment served as apology enough- though hopefully any youngsters present might not have recognised what they saw.

Must have been loose: Zac realised what had happened almost immediately, but it was too late to cover up the accident

Tried to save the situation: He swept up the contraceptive immediately, grinning sheepishly and immediately put his sunglasses on as he continued on his way

Zac's co-stars Taylor Swift and Danny DeVito were also present at the screening.

There has been talk of a romance between the Zac and the country singer, though they have denied it.

Taylor told Ellen DeGeneres during a recent appearance on her talk show: 'We are not a couple. He’s awesome, we are not a couple though. You hear people get together when they’re shooting movies, co-stars.

Sheepish: Zac covered his eyes with sunglasses and mouth 'Oh my God' at his publicist

'But not like animated co-stars. You know what I’m saying. Oh my god, as we were recording out voiceovers on separate coasts we really connected.'

Zac and Taylor then picked up their guitars and performed a duet as Ellen watched on.
They also talked about what they did for Valentine's Day.

Deny romance: There have been rumours of a flirtation between Zac and his The Lorax co-star Taylor
Swift, but the pair brushed the claims off during an appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres show

Taylor described how she had a 'pathetic single girls party' where she ate lots of junk food.

And Zac added: 'That’s so different than what single guys do. I went to a screening of a film that I did called Liberal Arts. Then cooked some dinner with a friend.'

Rumours began to swirl about the pair after they were spotted sharing a very friendly meal last month.

Sparks flying? The pair were said to have shared a 'flirty' meal last month

On January 6, the New Year's Eve star had a 'flirty dinner with the country superstar' at an outdoor corner table at LA's Pace.

Us Weekly described how the pair were 'were deep in conversation and very giggly,' after arriving together in Efron's Audi.

But the pair have been flirting for a long time.

'He's awsome, but we're just friends': Zac and Taylor embraced at the Dr. Suess The Lorax Los Angeles Premiere last week

Back in 2009, Efron - single since splitting with Vanessa Hudgens in December 2010 - called Swift a 'lovely girl, very beautiful.'

In turn, the Grammy-winning singer, dumped by Jake Gyllenhaal in December 2010, gushed that Efron was an 'all-around amazing guy.'



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