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Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky & Father Arrested in Airport Fight | Nikki Blonsky

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UpdatePosted 08/01/2008 08:20PM

Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky & Father Arrested in Airport Fight

Originally posted 08/01/2008 06:00PM

Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky and her father were arrested on assault charges following a brawl involving the family of America's Next Top Model contestant Bianca Golden in a Caribbean airport, police said Friday.

The 19-year-old actress was released on bail, while her father, Carl Blonsky, remained in jail. Golden was also arrested and released on bail. Golden's mother Elaine was reportedly hospitalized with serious injuries.

According to the Providenciales Police Department in the Turks and Caicos Islands, the fight erupted in the departure lounge of the Providenciales International Airport after everyone had gone through security.

"Things got out of hand in an argument over seats in the departure lounge, and several people were involved in an altercation," a police source tells PEOPLE. "There were some injuries involved."

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Hairspray Star's Managers Sue for Salary Slice

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Hairspray Star's Managers Sue for Salary Slice

Originally posted 06/04/2008 10:40AM

Starring as John Travolta's curvaceous daughter in last year's movie hit Hairspray may have put newcomer Nikki Blonsky on the map, but her entertainment managers want some of her earnings in their bank accounts, according to a just-filed lawsuit.

Margaret Karaszek and Michael Ostrowski, partners in Morgit Management, formally lodged their complaint in New York's State Supreme Court, claiming that Blonsky, 20, and her mother, Karen Blonsky, breached their contract by not cutting them in for their standard 20 percent of the young star's overnight success, reports Newsday.

Among Morgit's claims: Blonsky was "unknown" when she landed the role of Tracy Turnblad; Ostrowski and Karaszek sent a tape of Blonsky to the film's casting team; and they even drove Blonsky into Manhattan for an audition during a snowstorm.

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Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky Admits to Furniture-Throwing | Nikki Blonsky

Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky Admits to Furniture-Throwing

Originally posted 01/10/2008 02:00PM

This year's Golden Globes ceremony may have been shelved, but Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky isn't letting it get her down – or, stop her from throwing furniture.

Upon grabbing her best actress nomination, "I actually threw a coffee table, I was so excited," Blonsky, 19, told PEOPLE at a Slim Fast party in Los Angeles Tuesday. "I was so excited, I couldn't even control myself and I just picked up the coffee table and I threw it. I was in a hotel – if we were at home, my mom would've probably screamed if I threw a coffee table."

Though Blonsky may not be getting decked out for the Golden Globes this year, the awards season is far from over. Her secret to getting red carpet ready? "I just always make sure my nails are done."
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