Zac Efron Makes an Appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”

Posted on January 31, 2014

We can’t.



Zac Efron makes his way through Jimmy Kimmel studio for an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” in West Hollywood, California.


What a drippy douche. You’re not good enough for that bitchface.

Sorry. Too harsh? Are you telling us you wouldn’t think something similar (if perhaps not so inelegantly phrased) if you passed this on the street?

The outfit’s trying a bit hard. It seems very carefully curated.

Honestly, before the fangurls get here, we really don’t hate the guy. We don’t have an opinion either way. If we’ve ever seen one of his movies, we can’t remember it. We’re just going on the pics, which give of the distinct whiffs of “full of himself” coupled with “affected.”




    • Rand Ortega

      Put “wee” in front of “drippy douche” & you have my vote.

      • MilaXX

        Or just cut to the chase and go straight to “douche”

        • Rand Ortega

          LOL! A very tiny chase. ; )

      • mshesterp

        I don’t think i realized how tiny he was. The outfit and “hat” aren’t helping.

        • Rand Ortega

          Gnome style. Now I want him to say “Go & smell the roses!”

          • CPK1

            he is indeed a wee man. A wee bow-legged man. This pic is hilariously douchtastic on so very many different levels

          • Anna

            Lol, I think you just predicted his next “career move.”

      • tereliz

        At first it was just the hat that softly stated “douche”, but the signing Sharpie screams it.

      • megawatt

        He’s 5’8″ according to google, if that saves anyone else the two seconds.

        • Emily Smith

          Huh my husband is 5’8 but looks taller than this. That’s weird. Maybe he’s being weighed down by his extreme doucheyness.

          • Erica

            Celebrities always aim high with their height, in my experience. This guy is 5′ 6″ tops ( not that there is anything wrong with being wee, if you aren’t also a douche).

            • lundibleu

              It’s strange how the men always aim higher with height, and the women underestimate. Certainly sportswomen do. I’ve seen Maria Sharapova, for example, standing next to male players who are supposedly taller than her, but she’s clearly taller. Same with Petra Kvitova.

            • Rand Ortega

              It’s the ” Hollywood Plus/ Minus rule”: Add 2 inches to your actual height, then minus 2 years from your actual age.

            • SierraDelta

              And minus 10 pounds from your actual weight?

            • Rand Ortega

              Mos Def.

          • DebbieLovesShoes

            Mine is 5’8 as well, but he’s a much bigger presence. I agree on this dude’s being weighed down by his own sense of importance.

      • lundibleu

        Exactly. I think the hat, shades and the frigging PEN tip it over the edge into proper douche. The clothes on their own wouldn’t be noteworthy.

      • H2olovngrl

        Ha. I was thinking, “tiny”.

    • Imasewsure

      Definitely affected… he’s ten years too old for a beanie outside of a snowstorm. Dig the shoes though… Can’t hate on those

    • Ramon Figueroa

      You didn’t see the movie “Hairspray”? To see James Marsden dance was heavenly. And John Travolta in that fat suit was so surreal, you just had to enjoy it. His pairing with Christopher Walken was kind of perverse too. And yeah, Zac Efron is trying too hard. Poor thing.

      • In_Stitches

        He’s already been to rehab for coke. I’d say the bomb has already gone off.

        • Constant Reader

          I didn’t know that. I wish him well in his recovery. Don’t like the outfit, though — a little too “trying hard to look like I’m not trying at all.”

      • International Model

        Marsden is a scene stealing genius. Most of “Hairspray” was a disaster, though and Zac Efron’s voice was reed thin. (Though I watched “17 Again” and enjoyed it.)

        • mshesterp

          I have a special fondness for 17 Again. I thought he was very natural and charming in that movie, but these pictures don’t really show that side!

          • AnguaVonUberwald

            Yup me too, love that movie, makes me want to cut him some slack. And yet, well, that hat.

            • Emily Smith

              I bought that movie in a bargain bin, it’s adorable. It’s one of my go to girls night chick flicks.

        • demidaemon

          I enjoyed Hairspray, personally.

          • International Model

            I enjoyed a great deal of it – what stops me from full on enjoyment was that I had a copy of the VHS in 1989 when I was 9 that I wore out.

      • demidaemon

        That’s pretty much the only movie I’ve ever seen him in. Other than that, I know he’s been in High School Musical (I think?), but one should avoid that like the plague.

      • Alex Palmer

        The Hairspray movie adaptation is pretty close to unforgivable. Michelle Pfiefer and a few tongue-in-cheek sight gags are the only saving grace.

    • MannahattaMamma

      don’t forget bowlegged. he will not age well.

    • @Biting Panda

      HUH. I am feeling generous towards the High School Musical kids today. I’m not seeing the Try Hard here. Nary a wind chime to be seen, nor the oh-so-carefully-unkempt beard, and his shoes aren’t pre-scuffed and roughed. I have no complaints out of this one or Ms. Hudgens. I think they look their ages and their stations.

      • Adriana_Paula

        I see what you’ere saying, although I think the popped collar might be a bridge too far.

      • marlie

        It’s the face. That smug expression. And the jacket.

      • manina

        He looks like a normal kid on the street. He was really good in the Paper Boy, I was surprised.

      • Slanted & Enchanted

        Me too! If it weren’t for the hat (and to a certain extent the sunglasses, just because no one else is wearing them so it can’t be that bright), I would walk straight past him with no thoughts other than “cute guy” with nary a “douche” accusation in my mind. I actually really love the combination of the jacket and forest green pants. Would love it better if it were a henley underneath rather than a polo, but whatever.

    • Jaeda Laurez

      Who cares about him- who is the brother behind him? That’s what needs answering.

      • crash1212

        That what I was gonna say! Get on it TLo! We need ID.

    • sleepycat

      If those pants were jeans and the shoes combat boots, well for one thing he would be visiting SF in the 80s and 90s. This is just a long winded way of saying I think he is gay and have never deviated from that position since High School Musical (which was the reason I never got into Glee)

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      • SierraDelta

        Exactly what popped into my head when I saw the first picture. I think I learned the word here, too.

        • pookiesmom

          Douchecanoe comes from the spectacular Bloggess, who you should google & read IMMEDIATELY if you haven’t done so already.

          • SierraDelta

            Bitter Kittens — the Wikipedia of contemporary culture!

            Thanks for the recommendation.

    • Latin Buddy

      He’s awful. I know Hollywood keeps trying to make him the second coming of Tom Cruise…but no, this boy has the looks but zero charisma.

    • deelup

      I think I could get behind this if there were a different shirt and the whole outfit were on Chris Hemsworth.

    • hughman

      “I coulda been a contender, gurl!”

    • LuisaNL

      drippy douche, indeed. and did he bring his own pen for autographs??

      • lrober03

        uncapped and ready to go!

    • OhSheila

      His pants are too tight and he looks 5’3″ but I don’t know that I see douche.

      • cluecat

        I’m hoping the tight pants and leggings era ends soon. It’s rarely flattering on women and just look silly on men. The guy on the left with the classic cut looks so much better.

    • E2_Remote

      Sorry, but Carhartt jackets are only appropriate if you’re, a. driving a rig through the Pacific Northwest, b. running down a few stray steers, or c. filming a sequel to Brokeback Mountain.

      • Alyssa

        Or d) working outside in winter in the midwest…I have a purple Carhartt for when I travel for work and have to stand on the pipeline ROW all day…they are indeed very warm…

        • marlie

          Yes, I’d edit it to say “anyone who has to work outdoors in the winter” during the winter. My dad (a contractor) wears one.

    • CPK1

      I can’t either. Plus he stole my Benetton jacket from the 80s

    • samo_samo

      Gotta give him props for the primo male bitchface in the first pic.

    • foodycatAlicia

      He shaved! He actually shaved! That has to count for something, right?!

      • marlie

        Not much, no.

    • Eclectic Mayhem

      I am getting the distinct whiff of ‘tossbag wanker’ which could roughly translate to douche. Probably.

      And I rarely say anything bad about anyone – so that’s how strongly I feel about this!

      • marlie

        That’ my new phrase of the day: “tossbag wanker.” :)

        • sagecreek

          Yes, I’m stealing that one as well!

        • Eclectic Mayhem

          Why thank you! *takes bow*

      • kimmeister

        Now I need to ask, what is a tossbag? A garbage bag?

    • Patrick Cleary

      He just looks like he’s desperately trying to approximate how straight guys act.

    • Sarah V.

      The lovechild of Tom Cruise and Rob Lowe.

    • Trickytrisha

      Pint sized wimp next to the hunk on his right. Even the other frowny guy (presumably from the Kimmel show) draws the eye before Mr. Priss.

    • sugarkane105

      Is there such as thing as Douchey Resting Face, like Bitchy Resting Face? Because there should be.

    • jonnyf8

      Looks ok to me!!

    • algaechick

      If he had just smiled…
      And, oh dear, my daughter has that same hat, brand and all. She’ll never wear it again if she sees these pictures.

    • mlle

      Why is he dressed for winter in LA?

      • LeelaST

        It was cold here yesterday – and raining for a change.

      • Carrps

        Seriously. I live near the coast, and even here, it hasn’t been lower than the 60s/70s for weeks. And most of that time it has been pushing the 80s.

    • PostsYouCanDanceTo

      How does a 26 year old look 42 in that first shot?

      I’m thirty – with a beard – with grey in it! And I still manage to look younger than he does here!

      Or am I just terrible at guessing peoples’ ages?

      • Carrps

        Nah, Steve Doucey’s way taller. :-)

    • Mismarker

      3rd pic down it looks like he’s giving us all the loser “L”. Suck it, Efron.

    • sagecreek

      I dunno, I like anyone who walks around with a Sharpie at the ready.

      • Saturnine

        I always have a Sharpie on hand, but it’s an occupational hazard. I’m not looking to sign autographs (often).

    • marlie

      {cough} douchebag {cough}

    • LeelaST

      I think he looks great, no different and a lot better than some young stars. He was the perfect OTT young heart-throb in Hairspray and earnestness itself in Me and Orson Welles. Have seen him in a few other less than stellar films – but he’s only 26 – I’m giving him time to mature.

    • nannypoo

      Definitely a douche. We could spend some quality time assessing the handsome and dignified looking men who are accompanying him and took the trouble to dress nicely for their jobs, or we can look at him. I’ll take the other guys.

    • Gaby

      He was baby Simon Tam in Firefly, iirc. That’s all I’ve seen him in.

      • foodycatAlicia

        Now you have reminded me of that, there *is* something I have seen him in.

    • mrspotts66

      i can only see colin farrell here. just me?

    •!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Add “too old for this shit” and you’ve summed him right up.

    • save_the_hobbit

      Not really sure why everyone on here likes to call people they admit to not knowing much about douches, but…he actually seems like a pretty funny guy. And people going on about him “desperately trying to act straight”…he’s demonstrated many times that he doesn’t really care if people think he’s gay or straight.

    • Gina Mondzelewski Small

      Well, he looks a damn sight better than Jared Leto in your other post. I’ll take this outfit over that one all day long.

    • ashtangajunkie

      I find him extremely cute. Not in these photos, but generally.

    • Pterodactyl111

      He is actually incredibly funny in 17 Again.

    • cocohall

      I am willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. It isn’t easy to shed the HSM I/II/III skin and transition to mature roles. He ought to study Matthew McConaughy’s career and also Bruce Willis’. And also learn to WITFU. Because this look is not helping.

    • Saturnine

      I know I’m blaspheming in a hundred different ways, but he’s always more than passingly resembled a young Alain Delon to me, which makes me infinitely happy. When I see pix of him, I then go off and Google a young Alain Delon. It’s a very pleasant system.

    • Eve Farren Farber

      Justin TImberlake.

    • Cyd Butler

      This outfit is pretty much what my 8th grader wears almost every day (minus the sharpie) Should I be worried? Because this looks awful on Zach but I thought it looked good on my kid. Age appropriate?

    • MaggieMae

      He changed for his appearance for the show, right?

    • pookiesmom

      He has fangirls?

    • quiltrx

      He looks like a 12 year old picked out his clothes. A 12 year old girl who loves douches.

    • ShaoLinKitten

      Is he making an L for Loser sign on his forehead with his hand?

    • Peeve

      I don’t really think he looks that douche-y, other than the hat. Is it really that cold in Hollywood? Guess it’s better than a fedora or a pork-pie hat, though. That’s douche-y.

    • jw_ny

      Playing in Zac’s head as he struts along…

      “Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk, I’m a woman’s man: no time to talk…”


    • korilian

      Hairspray maybe? You guy’s like musical rights?

    • Daktari100

      Maybe he’s trying so hard, because he knows what he’s up against, starring in his new movie opposite Michael B. Jordan, who’s just about the cutest thing on two legs.

    • demidaemon


    • ballerinawithagun

      He was surprisingly good in The Paperboy, a very difficult movie.

    • Zamboni

      He always radiates sadness to me — somehow he seems uncomfortably aware of his limits, rather than ‘affected’

    • acevedob

      He is a douche.

    • Kent Roby

      I fear that he’s the type who is mere moments from full-on steroid usage; I hope I’m wrong.

    • Pound of Salt

      I think it’s an outfit you see lots of stylish guys wear. He might not be the one to do it, though.

    • Beto

      Can someone explain to me why my gaydar is blaring when I look to these pics of him? Instinct aside the only thing that creeps me out of that outfit is that hideous wool hat. WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY?