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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Another Story About Nothing, Only That Outward Displays of Racism Are on the Rise-Nikki Blonsky's Airplane Melee!

It has been reported in a number of media outlets that outward displays of racism are on the rise, but who would have thought that a star from the Hairspray reboot would be be a part of this growing trend. Allegedly while departing from Turks and Caicos, Blonsky's family got into a racially tinged physical altercation with another dubious celebrity's family-the Golden clan. Bianca Golden's claim to fame is that she was a contestant on Tyra Banks'America's Next Top Model show. I'm not sure as to who started this situation but I'm sure, lack of class and the acceptance of crude behavior were at the root of this melee. Here's more on the issue, courtesy of Efluxmedia.com:

Nikki Blonsky Arrested after Airport Brawl with Wannabe “Top Model”
By Ona Zachary
21:45, August 3rd 2008 1 vote
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Nikki Blonsky Arrested after Airport Brawl with Wannabe “Top Model”

Nikki Blonsky, the young actress who had her breakthrough in last year’s “Hairspray” alongside John Travolta, was involved in one very interesting incident on Thursday, which led to injuries, hospitalization and arrests for those implicated.

Here’s one you don’t hear everyday: “Hairspray” star Nikki Blonsky, her father, former “America’s Next Top Model” contestant Bianca Golden, and the latter’s mother participated in what appears to be a violent fight in a Caribbean airport.

The conflict reportedly originated over saved seats in the departure lounge at Providenciales International Airport, in the Turks and Caicos Island. Nikki Blonsky tried to save several seats for family members, a gesture which Bianca Golden apparently did not appreciate.

Golden attempted to take one of the seats for herself, after which things escalated. The Caribbean Net News reports racial insults were allegedly proffered.

Nikki Blonsky, 19, her father Carl Blonsky and Bianca Golden, 19, were all arrested. The young women were charged with assault with actual bodily harm, while Carl Blonsky was charged assault with grievous bodily harm.

Nikki Blonsky and Bianca Golden were released on bail. They have been ordered to appear back in court later this month.

Carl Blonsky remains in custody until August 8.

All three appeared in court Friday.

The condition of the fourth party involved remains unknown. Elaine Golden, who may be a TCIslander according to the Caribbean Net News, suffered serious injuries during the physical conflict and required emergency hospitalization. She was airlifted to Florida for emergency medical treatment.

Nikki Blonsky’s portrayal of Tracy Turnblad, in 2007’s “Hairspray,” won her a Critics’ Choice Award for best young actress. The young artist had a stellar debut, playing alongside John Travolta, Christopher Walken, Michelle Pfeiffer, Queen Latifah, Allison Janney and a younger generation of stars, Amanda Bynes, Zac Efron and Brittany Snow.

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