Did Vanessa Hudgens Audition for 'New Moon'?

Taylor Lautner is definitely reprising his role as shape-shifter Jacob Black in "New Moon," but is it true that "High School Musical" sweetheart Vanessa Hudgens really auditioned for a vampy role in the sequel? Plus, the "Twilight" cast's first reaction to news of Taylor's return.

UPDATE: Hudgens' pr tells "Extra," "To my knowledge, this isn't true." Summit Entertainment tells us, "Everything is a rumor and it is not true."