High-School Farce: 360 Puts Celeb Couple on the Rocks

Another celebrity couple is said to be on the road to splitsville because of a console. This time, it's "High School Musical's" Zac Efron and Vanessa Hudgens, and the "other woman" is an Xbox 360.

Contactmusic.com, quoting unnamed sources (but inevitably stripping out the "likes," and "so he's/she's all") says Hudgens gave her squeeze a "stash of video games" for Christmas, and since then he's been curled up on the couch with something other than her. All right, let's go to the hearsay!

"Vanessa has hardly seen him. He talks more to his friends online while blasting away at aliens or whatever, than to her. Vanessa has even tried joining in but her boredom threshold is a lot shorter than Zac's. She's on the verge of saying, 'It's either me or the X-Box [sic]."

Best part? Efron gave Hudgens three trees for her birthday two weeks earlier. That makes it kind of tough for him to argue this. "Baby, what, I can't play a game when I come home? I mean goddamn, I work hard all day to buy you that ... tree."

You'll recall last month it was tennis star Andy Murray allegedly getting the boot over playing Modern Warfare 2 for seven hour stretches on his PS3. Do I smell a trend? No, three instances would be a trend. In celebrity gossip, two is just a fad.

Zac Efron - Vanessa Hudgens' Zac Game Row
[Contactmusic via HBG]