And I’ll tell you why this is news. Every day – EVERY SINGLE DAMN DAY, I kid you not – for the past few months, a certain web site who shall remain nameless has posted pictures of Vanessa Hudgens and Austin Butler DOING THE MOST BANAL THINGS IMAGINABLE. Hud-But at the gas station, going to the gym, in the parking lot at Whole Foods, leaving IKEA, you name it. Always looking like OH! I CAN”T BELIEVE THEY FOUND US! Always in mid-smooch. Always slightly disheveled like they HAD NO IDEA THEY WERE GOING TO BE PHOTOGRAPHED! And it was SO OBVIOUS that they, or their publicist, had set up these little photo ops to up their profiles. Of course Vanessa is already a big star, but the one who got the most benefit from this exposure was Austin, who until then, had done little more than appear on Disney TV shows and a Lifetime movie that went nowhere. NOW he’s got himself a high-profile CW show (The Carrie Diaries) in which he get’s FOURTH BILLING, and is featured heavily in the promo trailers and commercials. He’s being touted as a hunky breakout star. AND SUDDENLY WHAT DO WE HAVE? Austin SHOPPING ALONE. Without Vanessa. For the first time. Testing the waters of his new fame. It’s like when rappers first guest rap on someone else’s hit single before releasing their own hit. Austin has guest starred in Vanessa’s phot ops, now he’s taking his first tentative steps to his own photo ops. Congratulations, Mr Butler. You’ve been photographed by yourself coming out of a grocery store. How does it feel to be famous?
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