High School Musical meets skid row rumble. (via Getty)
It appears that Zac Efron's transition from Disney Channel pretty boy to Hollywood bad boy is nearly complete. Because if he continues to take blows to the face like he did in downtown Los Angeles last night, he's going to wind up looking like post-op Mickey Rourke.
Zac was involved in a brawl on skid row after he threw a bottle out of the window of his car and it smashed near a bunch of people who appeared to be homeless. Turns out, transients don't like being hit by flying glass any more than anyone else. They took up their grievance with a guy identified by Zac as his bodyguard, who may need to work on his guarding skills because during the ensuing melee his client got punched in the face.
The fight was broken up by cops, who were on the scene pretty quickly because it's a high crime area known more for drugs and violence than dancing and singing. Zac told the police he was there because his car ran out of gas and they were waiting for a tow truck. Zac had probably told the tow company to locate him by listening for the sound of smashing bottles and screaming homeless people.
No arrests were made because the incident was deemed "mutual combat," which sounds like a legal term for when it's three in the morning and the cops don't feel like piling homeless people into their cars.
Hopefully, Zac will see this as a wake-up call and finally clean up his act. Or at least find a better connection. You know, for "gas."
(by Jonathan Corbett)