Nudie Pic Threatens High School Musical
Disney reeling after Hudgens bares all
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 10, 2007 3:29 AM CDT

(Newser) – Disney’s squeaky-clean billion-dollar High School Musical franchise has been staggered by an amateur nude photo of star Vanessa Hudgens making the rounds on the internet. So far The Mouse is backing Hudgens, but the shot has been ripped by parents. Hudgens is negotiating for the third Musical installment, but some blogs report Disney is now considering Adrienne Ballon of The Cheetah Girls.

The relatively tame picture, shot in a bedroom, was allegedly taken by Hudgens’ on- and off-screen boyfriend, Zac Efron. It’s unclear how the shot wound up online. Hudgens has apologized, and public relations experts say Disney is wise to forgive her. “They shouldn’t make a bigger deal out of it than necessary,” said a consultant.