Lucas Grabeel Isn't Sure He Would Play Ryan in 'High School Musical' Today

Lucas Grabeel Isn't Sure He Would Play Ryan in 'High School Musical' Today

Lucas Grabeel is opening up about his character Ryan’s sexuality in High School Musical.

During a new interview, the 35-year-old actor said he isn’t sure if he would play Ryan today, after director Kenny Ortega recently revealed that his character was gay.

“There’s so many amazingly talented gay actors that could do it as well, so if High School Musical was made today – I don’t know if I would play Ryan,” Lucas shared with TMZ. “I would love to, but the last thing I want to do is take an opportunity away from other people.”

Lucas continued: “As a straight white man, I know that even without trying, I have taken opportunities away from other people.”

Lucas went on to recall talking to Kenny about Ryan where Kenny said that he didn’t think Disney was “ready” to have an openly gay character.

‘I came up to Kenny one day and was like, ‘Hey, so can we talk about the character for a second? Ryan’s gay, right?’” Lucas recalled. “He was like, ‘Well, I mean, it’s a touchy subject sometimes with children’s programming – I’m not sure if Disney is ready now for that kind of thing. I absolutely agree that he is and I think we have an opportunity here to showcase a real person.’”

Lucas also shared that at the time the movie was released back in 2006, gay people weren’t represented with multi-faceted characters.

“[Coming out] is something that a lot of kids go through and don’t often see portrayed on television,” Lucas said. “At that time it was either [the gay characters were] extremely flamboyant or very closeted and kind of shut off.”

“We need to start educating everyone at the youngest age possible and that’s why it will fall into the hands of Disney who create so much great programming for the developing minds of our future country,” Lucas added. “We in the film industry have a duty to educate as well as entertain.”

Ariel Winter Has Gone Bleached Blonde for the Summer!

Ariel Winter Has Gone Bleached Blonde for the Summer!

Ariel Winter is showing off her new hair color – and we’re obsessed!

The 22-year-old Modern Family actress took to her Instagram on Sunday (July 5) to debut her new bleached, blonde hair.

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“Winter Is Coming!!!!!!!!!!!” Ariel captioned the below post, which is a popular line from the hit HBO series Game of Thrones.

Ariel shared a ton of photos showing off her new platinum blonde hair, which looks to have been inspired by Mother of Dragon Daenerys Targaryen, played by Emilia Clarke on the show.

Ariel‘s boyfriend Luke Benward, seems to be a fan of her new look, writing “Targaryen” in the comments.

Gigi Hadid Claps Back at Claim That She's Disguising Her Pregnancy

Gigi Hadid Claps Back at Claim That She's Disguising Her Pregnancy

Gigi Hadid is hitting back at the idea that she is trying to disguise her pregnancy.

The 25-year-old model spoke out in response to a British Vogue post that said she “is yet to post a picture showing her baby bump, but her genius disguise gives an insight into her lockdown pregnancy.”

Gigi is currently pregnant with her first child and she did an Instagram Live the other day in which she talked about how she avoided showing her baby bump. She said that she was wearing a “baggy jumpsuit” that provided a great “optical illusion.”

Gigi responded to the British Vogue tweet and said, “Disguise ….? I said in a baggy jumpsuit the front and side views are visually different stories- not that that was intentional or I was trying to hide anything. Will be proud and happy to share ‘insight’ when I feel like it, thanks.”

She added, “For now I am proudly experiencing and sharing this time with my family and loved ones.”

Gigi also spoke out on Twitter that day in response to defend her mom against claims that her family was involved with a high profile person who was just arrested.

Demi Lovato Shares New 'Favorite' Pic with Boyfriend Max Ehrich!

Demi Lovato Shares New 'Favorite' Pic with Boyfriend Max Ehrich!

We are just so obsessed with Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich!

The 27-year-old “I Love Me” singer took to Instagram to share a super cute new pic with the 29-year-old actor.

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“Oh man this might be my favorite pic of us so far… thank you for making me the happiest 🥰 I love yew soooo much @maxehrich 😍💕” Demi captioned the below pic.

Max then took to the comments, sharing a heart emoji and writing, “I love you infinitely baby.”

“Brb boutta kiss u,” Max added.

Demi and Max started dating in March – just before the quarantine – and have been inseparable ever since.

Just last week, Demi penned the sweetest note to Max on his 29th birthday.

Vanessa Hudgens & Ashley Tisdale Are Renovating Their Homes Together!

Vanessa Hudgens & Ashley Tisdale Are Renovating Their Homes Together!

Vanessa Hudgens pairs a chic white cardigan with her cute summer dress while picking up some food to go in Los Angeles on Friday afternoon (July 3).

The 30-year-old actress was spotted putting a few bags into her car, where a friend was waiting, before heading back home.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Vanessa Hudgens

Vanessa just revealed that she and longtime best friend, Ashley Tisdale, are currently renovating their homes together.

“We met on a commercial audition and our friendship took off. Next to High School Musical, to touring the world, to shopping ALOT, to basketball games and a lot of rose,” Vanessa reflected on their friendship in a post dedicated to Ashley‘s birthday this week.

She added, “Now in our adulthood we [are] busy helping each other decorate and renovate our houses. Lol so happy I have your fun-loving spirit by my side in all walks of life. I love u ash.”

Just recently, Vanessa was spotted heading to a Black Lives Matter protest with a gal pal earlier in the month. See what she wrote on her sign here…

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Noah Cyrus & Rapper Smokepurpp Hold Hands After Appearing In Each Others' Instagram Stories

Noah Cyrus & Rapper Smokepurpp Hold Hands After Appearing In Each Others' Instagram Stories

It looks like Noah Cyrus and rapper Smokepurpp are a couple!

The 20-year-old singer was spotted holding hands with Smokepurpp, 23, after running a few errands around the city this afternoon, which was just shortly after they were both seen in each others’ Instagram Stories.

The two were seen out together making a quick stop at SunLife Organics, where they brought along her dog for the quick stop at the store.

Previously, Noah was linked to Lil Xan, who reunited earlier this year after a messy breakup.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Noah Cyrus

Just last month, Noah opened up about being constantly referred to as just Miley Cyrus‘s younger sister and not her own person.

See what else she shared about growing up in Miley‘s shadow here…

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Josh Gad Dishes On The Chances of a 'Frozen 3'

Josh Gad Dishes On The Chances of a 'Frozen 3'

Is there a possibility of a third Frozen movie??

While the stars of the hit movies have said that doing movie musical sequels is always tough, Josh Gad, aka Olaf, is dishing on whether a Frozen 3 could happen.

“I mean, here’s the deal, Frozen 2 wasn’t Frozen 2 until there was a reason to exist,” he told Pop Culture. “And similarly, I don’t know if and when there will be a Frozen 3. That’s way above my pay grade, but what I can tell you is this: There was an opportunity to take these characters and bring again a sense of hope and inspiration. And it’s why the team at Disney and I teamed up on the past couple of weeks to do At Home with Olaf.”

“And so the Frozen saga continues, even if it’s not necessarily in the form of a third movie. But we’ll see!” Josh added. “If there’s always a story worth telling, I’m sure that [writer/co-director] Jennifer Lee and the incredible team over at Disney animation will tell that story one day.”

Frozen 2 wasn’t announced until two years after the first Frozen hit theaters, and wasn’t released until six years after Frozen.

Be sure to check out Into The Unkown: Making Frozen II for a behind-the-scenes look at the making of the sequel, and be sure to check out all the At Home with Olaf shorts!