In the wake of her nude photo scandal, “High School Musical” star Vanessa Hudgens has cancelled her upcoming appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno,” “Access Hollywood” has learned.
Hudgens was scheduled to appear on Thursday’s show along with Terry Bradshaw and Michael Buble.
A rep for “The Tonight Show” released the following statement to “Access”:
“Vanessa is no longer appearing on Thursday’s ‘Tonight Show’ due to a scheduling conflict. She will be rescheduling her appearance at a later date.”
After a fully nude photograph appeared online earlier this month, Vanessa responded with this statement:
“I want to apologize to my fans, whose support and trust means the world to me. I am embarrassed over this situation and regret having ever taken these photos. I am thankful for the support of my family and friends.”
Prior to that, a rep for Hudgens confirmed the photo was indeed the teen actress.
“This was a photo which was taken privately,” a statement from Hudgens’ rep read. “It is a personal matter and it is unfortunate that this has become public.”
Despite the photograph, Hudgens is currently in negotiations with Disney for “HSM 3” and it appears Disney is standing by their actress.
“Vanessa has apologized for what was obviously a lapse in judgment,” Disney Channel spokeswoman Patti McTeague told the Associated Press. “We hope she’s learned a valuable lesson.”