It has all the signposts of a career-defining battle royale. Rarely funny
comedian Dane Cook ribbed Vanessa Hudgens from the stage of the Teen
Choice Awards, held in L.A. Sunday. Hudgens, the young star of High School Musical, recently became the latest female celebrity to have nude photos
of her appear on the Internet.
Cook, presenting the Choice Hottie prizes, told an audience, which included Hudgens, "Vanessa Hudgens, girl, you got to keep your clothes on! Phones are for phone calls, girl!"
Some wire reports claim Cook was instantly booed by upright fans of the Hottie awards, but video of his routine doesn't back up that claim. That paragon of taste, Fox TV, cut the bit from its Monday broadcast of the show. It goes without saying that there have been cries for Cook to resign from something, or at least to apologize.