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Vanessa Hudgens Parties Solo In NYC: Is She Keeping Herself Busy While Her Rumored Beau Is Away?

Thu, May 19, 2011 4:47pm EDT by Chloe Melas 7 Comments

Vanessa flew in from Cannes to party in NYC — is she keeping herself busy because boyfriend Josh Hutcherson is working or to get her mind off ex-bf Zac Efron?

Vanessa Hudgens, 22, has recently been hitting the party scene hard. spoke with a source who spotted Vanessa at NYC’s The Lounge at Bar Basque and she was hanging with a guy — and it wasn’t her rumored beau Josh Hutcherson. Just a few days earlier she was in the south of France hitting up swanky parties for The Cannes Film Festival. Is she all over the place to keep her mind off a certain guy?

The former High School Musical star was spotted at the SVEDKA party “chatting in a corner” with none other than her good friend Neil Patrick Harris.

“They looked like they were having an intense conversation,” our source says. “They’ve been friends for years. Neil really tries to offer advice to Vanessa and watch out for her.”

It might seem like a strange friendship but they go way back! When Neil directed his production of Rent at the Hollywood Bowl in 2010, he cast Vanessa as Mimi after getting a lot of heat for his choice and in 2011 they starred in the fantasy flick Beastly.

Before hitting NYC, we told you that Vanessa was living it up in the south of France for The Cannes Film Festival. But we were a bit worried because we heard she was partying into the wee hours of the morning and bragging that she was leaving her LA digs behind to move to the Big Apple.

Vanessa has been spotted all over town. Not only has she partied in West Hollywood on multiple occasions, she hit up Vegas for her big b-day bash AND went to Coachella with Josh.

We know she and Zac tried “friend with benefits” and it didn’t work out … but is Vanessa trying to get Zac’s attention? Or is this all because she misses Josh?

— Chloe Melas

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