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Monique Coleman Explains Why Her 'High School Musical' Character Always Wore Headbands

Monique Coleman is opening up about her experience filming High School Musical and why her character Taylor McKessie always wore headbands.

The now-40-year-old actress opened up to Insider this week and revealed that the film’s crew didn’t know how to style her hair.

“We’ve grown a lot in this industry, and we’ve grown a lot in representation, and we’ve grown a lot in terms of understanding the needs of an African American actress,” Monique said. “But the truth is, is that they had done my hair and they had done it very poorly in the front. And we had to start filming before I had a chance to fix it.”

Monique said that there wasn’t time to properly do her hair, so she suggest they “incorporate headbands into her character” and “just make that a part of who she is.”

Click inside to find out what else she said about the experience… More Here! »

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Zac Efron Didn't Sing with the 'High School Musical' Cast, But He Joined Them for a TV Reunion!

The cast of High School Musical reunited for a fun performance of “We’re All in This Together” during the Disney Family Singalong special and Zac Efron was even involved!

Zac is supposedly quarantined in the “middle of nowhere” with poor WiFi, but he sent in a grainy video that served as an introduction to the performance.

Director Kenny Ortega brought together Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Lucas Grabeel, Monique Coleman, and Corbin Bleu, as well as the casts of other Disney Channel movies and productions, for a great performance.

“Hi everyone, I hope that you’re safe and that you’re healthy and that you’re doing as well as possible during these unprecedented times. It’s my greatest pleasure to introduce a musical performance by some of my oldest friends, and some new ones. I hope that you enjoy, and remember, we’re all in this together,” Zac said. He unfortunately didn’t sing with the cast, but you can watch the performance below!

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Original 'High School Musical' Cast Are Reuniting For Disney Family Singalong - Including Zac Efron!

The cast of High School Musical is getting back together again for the upcoming Disney Family Singalong.

Kenny Ortega opened up to Deadline about the Wildcat reunion which will include Vanessa Hudgens, Ashley Tisdale, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel and Zac Efron, who will appear in a video message during the special.

“I wanted to find something I can do to participate and it was so great to be given the call and invited by ABC to join,” Kenny shared. “It gave me a purpose to get up every morning. I feel really good that we have an opportunity to do something like this — it’s good medicine.”

He added about Zac‘s participation: “We couldn’t reach Zac until late but when we did, he immediately jumped in, of course. Everyone we reached out to was quick — and you’ll see it in their spirit and the way they come together from their homes. They recognize this is an opportunity to strengthen spirits for those joining us for the broadcast.”

The Wildcats are expected to be performing their signature song, “We’re All In this Together” on the program.

The Disney Family Singalong is slated to air on Thursday, April 16 at 8/7c on ABC.

If you missed it, Vanessa, Ashley, Monique, Lucas and Corbin just reunited on Zoom over the weekend!

Original 'High School Musical' Stars Reunite for Video Call!

The High School Musical OGs got together for a group video chat!

Cast members Vanessa Hudgens, Corbin Bleu, Monique Coleman, Lucas Grabeel, Ashley Tisdale, director Kenny Ortega, and more all had a virtual reunion from their own homes while practicing social distancing amid the current coronavirus pandemic.

“Guess who’s back…” Vanessa captioned the screenshot below on Instagram, while Monique added along with the same shot, “Together….together…..🎹😉.”

Noticeably missing was their co-star Zac Efron.

Check it out below!

ICYMI, the cast of Victorious also just had a virtual reunion for the show’s 10th anniversary.

Click inside to see Monique’s post…More Here! »

Cara Delevingne, Kate Hudson, & Jameela Jamil Get Honored at Girl Up #GirlHero Awards

Cara Delevingne, Kate Hudson, and Jameela Jamil pose together at the 2019 Girl Up #GirlHero Awards!

The 27-year-old model, the 40-year-old Bride Wars actress, and the 33-year-old The Good Place actress were all honored at the event held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on Sunday (October 13) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Dancer Julianne Hough served as emcee.

They were joined by Cara‘s Her Smell co-star and real-life girlfriend Ashley Benson, Modern Family‘s Ariel Winter, Mom‘s Sara Rue, High School Musical‘s Monique Coleman, ShadowhuntersKatherine McNamara, Tall Girl‘s Ava Michelle and Anjelika Washington, TV personalities Hannah Brown and Nigel Barker, model Corinne Foxx, dancer Frankie Grande, and retired professional wrestler Nikki Bella.

READ MORE: Cara Delevingne Talks Ashley Benson Relationship, Not Labeling Herself, & More

FYI: Kate is wearing a Hellessy dress and a Marco Bicego ring. Ashley is wearing a Paris Georgia top and skirt with Jimmy Choo shoes. Julianne is wearing an H&M jumpsuit.

Also pictured inside: Cara and Ashley helping a friend load luggage into their car on Saturday in Studio City, Calif.

45+ pictures inside of Cara Delevingne, Kate Hudson, Jameela Jamil, and more at the event, and Cara and Ashley lounging around on Saturday… More Here! »

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Adam Sandler & Family Step Out To Support Thirst Gala 2019!

A family affair!

Adam Sandler and his family all got together to support the 2019 Thirst Gala on Saturday night (September 28) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 53-year-old actor was accompanied by his wife Jackie and their two daughters – Sunny Madeline Sandler, 10, and Sadie Sandler, 13.

Also in attendance to show their support was It star Wyatt Oleff, Stranger ThingsFrancesca Reale, The Vampire DiariesSteven R. McQueen, The Bachelor‘s Nick Viall, Drew Seeley and his wife Amy Paffrath, Crystal Reed, Monique Coleman, Dumplin‘s Luke Benward, Grand Hotel‘s Cassie Scerbo, Laura Marano, Code Black actress Jillian Murray and Jillian Rose Reed.

The goal of the Thirst Project is to provide safe, clean water and sanitation to the entire Kingdom of eSwatini by 2022.

The ladies of The Office reunited at the gala event as well – See the pics here!

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Jameela Jamil Teases 'Cameo Of All Cameos' in 'Good Place' Series Finale - Watch Here!

Jameela Jamil paid a visit to The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Wednesday (September 25), and hinted at the “cameo of all cameos” in the upcoming series finale of her hit show, The Good Place!

“We have the cameo of all cameos. You’re not going to be believe it,” the 33-year-old actress teased. “They exist within the NBC family but that’s all I’m going to say.”

“It was the most nerdy and competition-esque I’ve ever behaved,” Jameela added. “I can never see that person ever again. You’re going to love the ending of the show. You’re going to cry so much.”

Later in the show, Jameela Jamil talked about splitting her dress on live TV right before interviewing Daniel Craig, helps Jimmy “score” on live TV with her boob snacks and explains how she took her I Weigh movement global to change Instagram policies.

That same day, Jameela joined Holland Roden, Liza Koshy, Monique Coleman and Yuna at WE Day UN 2019 at Barclays Center in New York City.

Click inside to watch the rest of Jameela Jamil’s appearance…More Here! »

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