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Last Updated: Wednesday September 19 2007 16:10 GMT

HSM actress Vanessa in legal row


High School Musical star Vanessa Hudgens has got caught up in a row with a lawyer who claims she owes him money.

The lawyer - Brian Schall - reckons that, in October 2005, Vanessa agreed to pay him 5% of her earnings in return for his legal services.

According to court papers, he says that Vanessa has since earned so much money that she owes him around 75,000.

Vanessa, 19, plays Gabriella Montez in the movies, which have a big following across the world.

A scene from High School Musical

The first movie's soundtrack became 2006's biggest-selling album in America and led to a series of stage shows.

UK screens

High School Musical 2 has already been shown in America and hits UK screens on Friday.

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