Andrew Shawaf/Pacific Coast News
01/15/2008 at 12:00 PM EST
seemed in a charitable mood Monday while wheeling around L.A. in her new Audi convertible. The 19-year-old High School Musical
star was spotted handing over a $10 bill to a man sitting by the side of the road while she stopped at a red light.
Maybe her generosity stemmed from officially signing on
for HSM 3
with her fellow castmates Zac Efron
and Ashley Tisdale
. Or possibly, she was feeling good about settling the $150,000 lawsuit with her former lawyer,
which she did for undisclosed terms, according to City News Service.