There are those among you who will read the above headline and groan/close tab/shut your eyes really tightly in protest, but Vulture begs you: Please watch this video of Taylor Swift and Zac Efron's most recent Ellen appearance. Even if you are usually annoyed by Taylor's preening, or if you are not convinced of Zac Efron's star quality (for the record, it's pretty real), the below three minutes are an excellent study in the art of being a celebrity, by which we mean the art of doing silly but endearing things on talk shows to sell Lorax tickets. More important: It's enjoyable. Zac's tiny guitar, Taylor's whispered guitar chords, the winking acknowledgement that this appearance will inevitably start a flurry of relationship rumors — all cutely executed and genuinely likable. Plus, in case you had forgotten, Zac Efron can totally sing! Sure, we would have preferred it if they'd rewritten the lyrics to "Speak Now" or some other underrated Swift jam, but presumably they are saving their Original Duet for Taylor's upcoming album. Lock him down, Taylor! Or make out, and then rope him in for a breakup song. We would rather listen to the Zac Efron version of "Dear John" most any day.
Most Viewed Stories
Daniel Craig Maybe Almost Bankrupted Skyfall With a Pair of Tough Guy Leather Gloves
What’s New on Netflix: July 2016
Everything We Know So Far About The Grand Tour, the Top Gear Hosts’ New Amazon Prime Show
8 TV Shows to Watch Right Now
Thandie Newton’s Story of Sexual Abuse During an Audition Is Still Horrifying
A History of Everyone Freaking Out Over Renée Zellweger’s Face
Okay, But Who’s Going to Kill Cersei Now on Game of Thrones?
Orange Is the New Black’s Diane Guerrero on Maritza’s Disturbing Mouse Scene, Colorism, and That Cliffhanger
Game of Thrones Has a Gay Problem
The Best Songs of 2016 (So Far)
Latest News from VultureHillary Clinton Wrote a Heartfelt Post For The Toast's Final Day
"Don't be afraid to carve out a space of your own."Alice Walker Wrote a Poem About Jesse Williams and His Powerful BET Speech
She really liked his speech.The Great British Baking Show Season Premiere Recap: Meet the Bakers
Welcome to the summer's most exciting hour of television.Bon Iver Takes to Twitter to Go On a Tear About Apple Music
"Literally a horrid platform."Universal Pictures Sued for Sending Unsolicited Warcraft Texts, Together Humans and Orcs Must Unite Against Spam
People really don't like being spammed.YouTube Releases a List of Most Popular Fourth of July Songs, Toby Keith and Katy Perry Reign as King and Queen
"God Bless The U.S.A." gets major play.Game of Thrones Cast Members and All-Around Good People Visited Syrian Refugee Camps in Greece
A Stark, a Lannister, and the onion knight unite to raise awareness.
McConaughey and Gary Ross are partnering for a class at the University of Texas at Austin.8 Movies to See (or Not) This Fourth of July Weekend
The BFG for the kids, Wiener-Dog for the adults, Finding Dory for both, and Independence Day: Resurgence for ... neither.Thandie Newton’s Story of Sexual Abuse During an Audition Is Still Horrifying
"They would all get off on it."
"If, down the line, there are details to correct in later editions, we'll do that."Blood Orange’s Freetown Sound Is the ‘Passion’ of Black America
Protest music you can dance and cry to.Man Mad at Face
"I thought," Gleiberman writes of a recent traumatic experience, "she doesn’t look like Bridget Jones!"Rereviewed: She Loves Me Onscreen, The Color Purple Recast
Two excellent productions, seen fresh.Desiigner Is the Song of Summer Front-runner, Just Ahead of Drake and JT
Sia, Rihanna, Adele, and Kent Jones, among others, are on the rise.Kanye West’s ‘Famous’ Is on YouTube, So Now Everyone Can Debate Its Naked Merits Again
No Tidal subscription necessary to bask in the NSFW glory.
Too fat, too skinny, too Botoxed since 2003.This Guy Turned Himself Into a DIY X-Men Iceman
He can freeze stuff with his hands. Kind of.The Best Comedy Sketches of 2016 (So Far)
It's not only "Farewell, Mr. Bunting!"Stephen Colbert and Sturgill Simpson Wrote a Waffle House Anthem Worthy of Breakfast Kings
The song is called "No Shoes, No Shirts, No Knuckleheads."