Zac Efron, Oscars

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Zac Efron did not—we repeat, did not—go to the Oscars with a sober coach.

A report today falsely claimed that the actor needed a companion with him to make sure he didn't fall off the wagon.

Turns out the person who accompanied Efron to Hollywood's biggest show of the year was his longtime manager Jason Barrett.

Looking sharp in a Calvin Klein Collection tux, Efron was a hit on the red carpet, causing fans to erupt with loud screams and applause.

Efron is headed to the SXSW Festival in Austin this weekend for the world premiere of Neighbors, his new comedy about a young couple (Seth Rogen and Rose Byrne) with a newborn who move in next door to a fraternity. Efron plays one of the rowdy frat boys.

Zac Efron, Neighbors

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After SXSW, he'll be traveling to promote the film. "We are going all over the world," Efron told me on the Oscars red carpet.

Efron checked into rehab about a year ago. "He's healthy, happy and not drinking," a source told us a few months after his stint was completed. "He's taking time to focus on working."

He most recently starred in That Awkward Moment with Michael B. Jordan and Miles Teller about three buddies who make a pact to stay single after the only married one splits from his wife.

The movie featured a nude scene in which a naked Efron planks a toilet bowl in order to pee with an erection after taking Viagra.

Conan O'Brien asked Efron if he had ever taken the pill during an appearance on his show, Conan.

"I can't confirm or deny that," he said with a straight face. "I had a friend of a friend try it, like a half of a half of a half of a Viagra."

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