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Vanessa Hudgens: Variety's Power of Youth Honorees Announced (Exclusive)

Vanessa Hudgens: Variety's Power of Youth Honorees Announced (Exclusive)

Vanessa Hudgens will be one of the honorees at this year’s Variety Power of Youth event, JustJared.com can exclusively reveal.

The 23-year-old actress, along with Sarah Hyland, Jordin Sparks, Diego Boneta, the Jonas Brothers (Kevin, Joe, and Nick), and Kat Graham, will be honored at the annual event held at Paramount Studios next month.

The day will celebrate this select group of outstanding young entertainers, chosen to receive the Variety’s Power of Youth Philanthropy Award, and who, through their efforts, have made significant contributions to their chosen philanthropic and charitable causes.

“I am honored to be recognized by Variety for my work with the Vannie E. Cook Jr. Children’s Cancer & Hemotology Clinic. I am also very grateful to Variety for exposing the charitable endeavors of young entertainment professionals,” Diego told JustJared.com in a statement. “This exposure serves as an amplifying effect to the work we do. I have been involved with children’s causes since a very young age. I am a firm believer in using the platform that my career allows me to become a powerful voice for positive change.”

For a quote from Sarah on being honored by Variety, visit Just Jared Jr.!

Pictured inside: Vanessa and her boyfriend Austin Butler out for a stroll on Thursday (August 16) in Hollywood.

Congratulations to the honorees!!! More details about the event are behind the cut…

The 2012 Variety’s Power of Youth event, dubbed the “World’s Greatest Block Party,” presented by Cartoon Network on the Paramount Studios’ “streets of New York” in Los Angeles on September 15, 2012.

This year’s event, produced in conjunction with Variety’s annual Youth Impact Report, features an exclusive afternoon of festivities, live performances, and PlayStation®3 (PS3™) and PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita) videogames. The day will celebrate this select group of outstanding young entertainers, chosen to receive the Variety’s Power of Youth Philanthropy Award, and who, through their efforts, have made significant contributions to their chosen philanthropic and charitable causes.

The event will be hosted by the cast of Level Up.

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Posted to: Austin Butler, Diego Boneta, Joe Jonas, Jonas Brothers, Jordin Sparks, Kevin Jonas, Nick Jonas, Sarah Hyland, Vanessa Hudgens

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  • lauren

    what an annoying list of people tbh

  • Haters Suck!

    @lauren
    That means very little considering you think everything that breathes, moves walks, talks or is under the sun is annoying.
    Happy for Vanessa.

  • lauren

    @haters suck
    it wasnt directly towards vanessa, i was mostly aiming at everyone else

  • MoreThanWords

    @lauren: Guess you’re not on it because……well, because you a nobody.

  • Shantiqua

    I agrees .. you a nobody ..emhmm

  • lauren

    Fine then, yes I was directing my comments to overexposed, overrated vanessa happy now!

  • lauren

    @morethanwords
    thats the same for you?

  • Xo

    @lauren: So then why don’t you leave her posts? I swear, you coming in and leave multiple comments bashing her are probably what’s making her so ‘overexposed’. Get a life.

  • Xo

    So proud of V!

  • Reality Check!

    Congrats to all the honorees.

  • Haters Suck!

    @lauren
    That was kinda my point. You seem to find everyone and everything on this planet annoying. I’ve never met a person that everything around them pisses them off so much. If you’re not b!tching about something, anything at all you’re generally not talking

  • Selma

    @lauren: Stupid leech is back !! But no go away or go to zac’s tread LEECH :)

  • Guadelupe

    Zac made Vanessa who her is today her can’t even sing!! Glad he dumped her.

  • Haters Suck!

    Guadeloupe
    Dude it’s been nearly 2 years get over it and move on. Go suck his d i c k somewhere else.

  • lol

    nessa is wearing her mom’s chubby pants again?

  • sarra

    @Guadelupe learn how to write first bi**tch than juge the adorable v stupid

  • Effy

    V always looks so ghetto.

  • Xo

    @Guadelupe: She broke up with him, actually. But considering how untrue the rest of your comment is, I wouldn’t expect you to know that.

  • tina

    Congrats to all the honorees. Vanessa sang ALL HER OWN SONGS, we all know Drew sang for Zac. I think Gina, Greg and her own hard work made her.

  • lauren

    @selma
    yea cus commenting every onnce in a while means im back and commenting every day? really?
    also calling me a ”leech” is really mature of you. grow up

  • Kylie

    I’m excited for her. Seems like a great project for kids to get active. Maybe Zac will be a part of it ;) lol anyways congratulations to her and the other honorees :)

  • tina

    @lol, she’s wearing a skirt.

  • http://@mikesosa_ babyvfan1

    SHE’S JUST LIKE KOURTNEY KARDASHIAN THEY REALLY LOOK ALIKE

  • Mile

    what Wayne implied I didn’t even know that you can profit $8623 in 1 month on the internet. did you read this link (Click on menu Home more information) http://goo.gl/Hur2j

  • tina

    Kylie, this is an award for the charity work they have already done, so I don’t think he’ll be a part this year.

  • http://Justjare.buzznet.comy BOJI

    Happy for Vanessa, she deserves it. Funny how some of you are saying she’s over exposed and fame seeking. To me over exposure is in photoshoots appearing in just about every other magazine and doing films back to back, all coming out within a year. If minding your own business going about doing what you normally do is fame wh oring, then all of us should be guilty. Just because her papped pics get chosen to be put on JJ’s and some other site doesn’t mean her pr team have been hard at work. Is it so hard to comprehend that peeps like JJ find her relevant enough for his pages? You don’t think her relevant than scoot. You are not obliged to post here or is it because you yourself seek the very thing you accuse her of?

  • not ur problem

    before someone starts sayin´ ” why does he hide his face , hes not even famous blabla” ,
    hes still in the picture , that means the whole world is could see him !

  • MoreThanWords

    @lauren: Boo hoo cry me a river you insipid little wind bag

  • KissThis

    Someone please tell me what philanthropic work Vanessa has done because it seems to me that all she does is cling to her bf and hit the gym.

  • Reality Check!

    @KissThis
    She’s being honored for her work with the Make-a- Wish Foundation.

  • john james

    She’s very overrated. not just in gossip sites. she’s overrated within herself.
    you can just look at her an say how big she thinks of herself.
    in a way the girl is nuts.

  • http://Justjare.buzznet.comy BOJI

    @ John james, and you have a degree in behavioural science. How you can see so much in a picture boggles the mind. You must be psychic or just plain idiotic.

  • Minah

    How come she suddenly has a bodyguird.
    we were talking about how she should have one and now she does.
    there have been times before where she has done things after we talked about it here.
    she must be reading this.
    i mean she does have lot of time on her hand.
    she don’t seem to be getting work..

  • http://Justjare.buzznet.comy BOJI

    I should have said nuts to you as well. Take your pick, peanuts, cashew nuts, wall nuts, hazelnuts, pistachios,pecan, brazil, pine, too many on the list.
    And this is just one of the many reasons why we love this girl. She’s not an A lister or famous or even rich but she does what she can to make this world a better place to live in. And you, my dear what has been your contribution?

  • Haters Suck!

    @john James
    Oh please you are no mind reader you have no idea what he’s thinking so shut your mouth.

  • anne

    really proud of Vanessa

  • anne

    @Guadelupe:
    mm no, Vanessa was the woman who loved that guy and she was faithful for 5 years…

  • anne

    @Guadelupe:
    and let me remind you that Zac didn’t sing in high school musical

  • anne

    @lauren:
    why are you here?

  • anne

    @KissThis:
    Vanessa is always working for different charitable causes, just because she never get papped, or because she doesnt post on her twitter or facebook about it (like others stars) it doesnt mean that she isnt working, in fact she traveled a couple of time just to make some persons wishes come true..

  • Alexandra

    @BOJI: I have to disagree with you on your definition of overexposure. Photoshoots are usually not something actors choose to do, it’s just a way to promote their movie. And as for filming tons of movies throughout the year… Um, they’re ACTORS. It’s what they do for a living. Why would you want to stop doing your job? For me, overexposure is being papped doing ‘normal things’ almost EVERYDAY like Vanessa. There’s no way she doesn’t call the paps to let them know where is. She’s not that famous for her to be papped all around LA almost everyday. Not possible.

  • anne

    @Alexandra:
    Dakota Fanning and Jen Lawrence, are papped everyday -and were papped the last two week too, and we didnt get even one set of Vanessa´s pics last week- going to the gym and FYI they go to the same gym as Vanessa… soo…

  • ArizonaTea

    @Guadelupe: I’ll be glad when we build that fence along our southern borders to throw you back over it.

  • Haters Suck!

    @anne
    I was going to say that minus the Dakota part plus the Ashley tisdale and Hilary duff part. It’s all good when the girls who are always paped are white. But when the minority girl is paped all hell breaks loose.

  • Alexandra

    @anne: The difference between Jennifer Lawrence and Vanessa Hudgens is that Jen had a major box-office success out and she wasn’t as famous before THG came out so of course she is going to be papped more. Vanessa hasn’t done much this year that was actually successful. With that said, she gets papped way more than Jen or any other famous actress right now like Emma Stone or Dakota Fanning.

  • Bo

    Congrats Vanessa , for your very first award after leaving HSM.

  • Alexandra

    @Haters Suck!: Let’s not make this a race issue. I say it has more to do with talent and what they have in the box office at the moment. The obsession with THG cast has just begun and with Jen being the star of the movie, she’s obviously going to get papped everywhere she goes, just like when Twilight and HSM were just starting to get popular. Vanessa hasn’t done anything recently to gain that popularity again.

  • Haters Suck!

    @alexandra
    No bullshit this is about race. People come here and they leave racist remarks at her all the time. If Vanessa was white things would be a lot easier for her. Like I said what about tisdale, what about duff. Vanessa has done more then them combined but when their paped all the time even when they tweet where they are going no one says $hit. She’s being honored for the good things she’s done and she can’t even get a congratulations.

  • Alexandra

    @Haters Suck!: I don’t come on here enough to see any racism towards Vanessa but I agree with you, that should not be tolerated. Ashley is probably even worse than Vanessa considering she’s always tweeting her locations. Another one who hasn’t done anything this past year. I’m not a Vanessa hater, I’m actually a fan but it gets annoying seeing her face on JJ almost everyday, practically posing for pictures and parading her relationship out in the open. If you’re going to get papped for PR, at least do it with class.

  • Haters Suck!

    @alexandra
    I’m gonna tell you what I tell every other hater yes that’s what you are. If you don’t like seeing Vanessa you don’t have to come here there are no shortage of websites on the Internet . When I see a celeb I don’t like on here I just move on I have better thing to do with my time. Or b start your own website and you can post whatever the hell you want. As for this being “pr” and her calling the paps again I’m gonna tell you the same two words I tell everyone else: PROVE IT!!!!
    Btw Vanessa has had a movie come out this year, filmed two more, will have another out in November, and confirmed to go to the toronto film festival to premiere another one of her movies.

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