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The Walt Disney Co. is sticking with the 18-year-old star of its wildly successful â€œHigh School Musicalâ€ franchise, despite her â€œlapse in judgmentâ€ in posing for racy photos that were leaked to the Internet.
The 18-year-old star of Disney Channelâ€™s wildly successful â€œHigh School Musicalâ€ franchise apologized on Friday. The photos show a coquettishly smiling Hudgens posing naked in a bedroom with a red curtain behind her.
â€œI want to apologize to my fans, whose support and trust means the world to me,â€ Hudgens said in a statement. â€œI am embarrassed over this situation and regret having ever taken these photos. I am thankful for the support of my family and friends.â€
Hudgensâ€™ publicist, Jill Fritzo, wouldnâ€™t say anything about who took the pictures and how they slipped out onto the Internet.
The Disney Channel (part of the Walt Disney Co.) denied a published report that Hudgens will be dropped from the upcoming feature film â€œHigh School Musical 3.â€ That movie is in development and negotiations with the stars are incomplete.
Disney had no further comment about the pictures.
Hudgens portrayed the bookworm love interest of Troy, the basketball star played by pinup king Zac Efron in the first two made-for-cable â€œHigh School Musicalâ€ movies. The sequelâ€™s premiere on Disney Channel last month attracted more than 17 million viewers, making it the summerâ€™s most-watched TV program.
Sheâ€™s a superstar among the pre-teen set, and Disney has spun a wide merchandising net around the series with albums and concert tours. She and Efron reportedly date in real life.
The filmsâ€™ wholesome nature â€” for a company that has made its name on family-friendly fare for generations â€” is a big part of its success. Parents of the largely pre-teen fan base can relax knowing their children are watching, knowing it wonâ€™t make for any uncomfortable questions.