Vanessa Hudgens and Zac Efron go splitsville

Brace yourself for some “High School Musical” heartbreak! The series’ longtime real-life couple, Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, have called it quits.

“It was mutual,” a source revealed to Us. “They have been together for so long. It just ran its course.”
 
After meeting on the teenybopper TV movie’s set in 2005, Vanessa, who turns 22 today, and Zac, 23, were a couple for at least three years — which is a pretty good run for two young, up-and-coming stars.

“They are still talking and still friends,” the source maintained. “There’s no drama. No one cheated. They just grew up.”

Well, it doesn’t sound like they’re too devastated — and frankly, we can’t help but think this breakup will be good for both their careers. For as long as they were together, they couldn’t escape being identified with “HSM.” This can only help them both graduate to more adult roles.

Liz: Separated

We haven’t seen Elizabeth Hurley’s name in the tabloids much since, well, the turn of the century. But that may be about to change!

The supermodel, married to Arun Nayar for three years (we don’t know who he is either), was photographed kissing Aussie cricket player Shane Warne — according to the U.K.’s News of the World, they spent the night together at a London hotel last week.

And in the wake of these ­revelations, both Liz and her alleged beau announced they have ­separated from their spouses.

“Not a great day,” she tweeted following the cheating reports. “For the record, my husband Arun and I separated a few months ago. Our close family and friends were aware of this.”

Soon afterward, Shane followed suit, posting a notice on his blog that he and his wife “split up a while ago” and that “our close friends and family were informed at that time.”

Fair enough. Still, we can’t help but wonder whether they separated from their spouses before or after they started seeing each other.

Paris: Uninvited

More details about Nicole Richie and Joel Madden’s weekend wedding have emerged, including the scoop on what she wore and what they ate.

The bride celebrated her big day in not one, not two, but three distinct Marchesa looks, Us reports — one for the ceremony, one for the dinner and another for the after-party.

The ceremony was officiated by rapper-turned-minister Rev. Joseph “Run” Simmons. Along with other guests, he had a choice between filet mignon and ahi tuna for his entrée — no rubber chicken at this wedding! Well-wishers also got a first course of butternut squash ravioli and a dessert buffet.

Although socialite pals like Khloe Kardashian and Samantha Ronson attended (Kim Kardashian and Christina Aguilera couldn’t make it), one person who didn’t make the cut for the 150-guest list was Nicole’s former BFF, Paris Hilton.

“Nicole is in a very different place in her life from when she was hanging out with Paris,” a source explained to the U.K.’s Daily Mail. “She’s the mother of two and now a wife while Paris seems to be in exactly the same spot she was in five years ago. Still partying in Vegas and getting into trouble with the law.”

Plus, there’s the fact that Joel’s identical twin brother, Benji, was the love of Paris’ life for about five seconds. So, that could have gotten a little awkward at the reception!

Kitty Raymond is an entertainment writer and astrologer. She welcomes feedback at kitty@media-darling.com.

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