• Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens may back out of making a big screen version of High School Musical because Disney bosses aren’t offering them enough money. An inside source told the New York Post that Disney is “only offering them $1 million each. Zac and Vanessa aren’t going to do it.” However a spokesperson for the studio insists they’re “still in negotiations with the entire cast”. The second made-for-TV High School Musical feature was broadcast last week.
  • Kanye West has called Justin Timberlake his “biggest inspiration and biggest competition”. In a recent interview with XXL magazine, Kanye had nothing but praise for the former boy band star: “He’s the only other person that gets an across-the-board response and respect level - black radio, white radio. If Justin hadn’t come out and killed the game, I can’t say that my album, singles and videos would be on the same level that they’re on. We push each other. I look at me and Justin like Prince and Michael Jackson in their day.”