Hairspray star Nikki Blonsky is finally opening up about the airport fight she and her family had with the family of ANTM castaway Bianca Golden.
Nikki says that she and her father Carl are “completely destroyed” by the incident.
“The hardest part for me is to see my parents walk around in severe upset and sadness,” she says.
The fight erupted at the Providenciales International Airport, where the Blonsky family was waiting to fly home from a Caribbean vacation in the Turks and Caicos. Blonsky says that the Golden family â€“ including Bianca, her mother Elaine and her brother George â€“ grew angry when some passengers were saving seats in the departure area.
Things took a nasty turn, she says, when she asked Bianca not to point her finger in her face. “That’s when she stood up, pulled her arm all the way back and said, ‘F— you, you white b—-.’ And she closed her fist and punched me,” says Blonsky.
Golden â€“ whose mother, Elaine, had to be airlifted to a hospital for her injuries â€“ gave a very different account, telling Tyra Banks that Nikki kicked her mother in the groin and that Carl punched her mom in the face.
“Absolute lies,” says Nikki.
Personally, I’m completely destroyed by the fact that this airport didn’t catch this shit on security cameras. WTF is up with that? Aren’t airports supposed to have cameras everywhere? If not to catch terrorists, then at least to catch Nikki Blonsky ripping out Bianca’s weave? Is technology good for nothing anymore?
October 9, 2008 at 12:36 pm by Evil Beet
The ANTM alum is making her first public appearance since her family got into a kerfuffle with Hairspray plus-sizer Nikki Blonsky and her pops in an overseas airport.
And where has she chosen to speak out?
Why, the Tyra Banks show, of course.
Golden tells Banks that Nikki’s father reportedly threw a punch. “Her father… punched my mom.” She added, “He knocked her out — he hit my mom with such force she stumbled back, and when she stumbled back, the whole family got up and attacked my mom.”
Bianca claims the “Hairspray” star then kicked Golden’s mom, who was on the floor. Golden states that her mom suffered a broken nose, fractured skull and internal bleeding, and is recovering and in therapy. “She walks now, and she’s back,” says Golden.
Bianca added, “Listen, Tyra, this chick is so horrible up close. I mean, if she were a contestant on ANTM, you wouldn’t know if she was the token plus-size or the token cross-dresser. It’s that bad.”
Okay she didn’t really say that. But she should have.
October 2, 2008 at 10:37 am by Evil Beet
For anyone who’s still following this story, Nikki Blonsky’s father has been released from a Turks and Caicos after his bail was lowered to $3000.
I really grow less and less happy about this story as every day passes without video of the actual fight. I can’t believe there weren’t security cameras in that airport. This sort of bullshit never would have happened in the U.S. We would have had that tape within twelve hours. GO AMERICA!
August 12, 2008 at 10:14 am by Evil Beet
Carl Blonsky was denied bail today by a judge in Turks and Caicos, who cited him as a flight risk due to his status as a foreigner.
He’s stuck in jail until his August 19th trial, as a result of beating Bianca Golden’s mother to a bloody pulp during a stupid argument in the airport.
Listen up, people. If you’re going to beat up a defenseless old woman over some stupid disagreement, do it in the DMV. That way, people will understand. The airport is stressful, yes, but not stressful enough to warrant beating up an old lady who’s not, like, pointing a gun at you. But at the DMV? We get it.
August 8, 2008 at 2:49 pm by Evil Beet
Here’s a video some chick took — and narrated — after the fight in the airport. I’m still kind of holding out hope that there’s an actual video of the fight around somewhere. I mean, the airport must have security cameras, right? That video exists. It’s just a matter of getting it leaked.
The NY Post has some more info about the fight today, including the fact that Nikki’s father is still in jail (his family can’t post the $75,000 bond … can’t Nikki help with that??) and that Bianca’s mom is still in the hospital (broken nose and cracked skull).
The Blonskys allegedly had commandeered several seats in the tiny airport departure lounge just for their luggage, and only reluctantly put some of the bags on the floor when one of Golden’s male relatives, who was holding a child, asked to sit, a witness said.
Peeved that their luggage had to be placed on the floor, the Blonsky family apparently started spouting racial hatred, referring to blacks as animals and throwing around the N-word, claims witness Maria Williams, Bianca’s cousin, who brought Golden and her family to the airport.
“Bianca sat and listened and tried to ignore it until it got too much for her, and then she told Nikki to shut her mouth,” Williams said.
But a source claims the racial invective began when a member of Golden’s group proclaimed: “I don’t want to sit next to any white bitch.”
And just in case you’re fiending for even more info about this, Brittany Snow was running her mouth off at the Teen Choice Awards about her Hairspray co-star Nikki, saying that “I really hope the best for her, because … she’s one of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met, so I just hope it works out â€“ and it will, because she’s a good person, and good things happen to good people.” She also added that Zac Efron has talked to Nikki since the arrest, but he’s apparently not commenting.
I DON’T CARE ABOUT ANY OF THIS.
I JUST WANT THE VIDEO.
August 4, 2008 at 11:53 am by Evil Beet
Let’s kick this one off with a shot of Michelle Pfeiffer getting ready to make out with her sister, Dedee, because that’s hot.
We’ve also got Carmen Electra, out to disprove anyone who would dare argue that she has a neck.
And my darling Brittany Snow, who seems to have a much better grasp on the fundamentals of make-up application than the last time we saw her.
Amanda Bynes NAKED AND NUDE.
I’m kidding. It’ll just be funny when I get the search engine traffic. And by funny I mean lucrative.
Update: Ha! We’re now on the front page of U.S. Google results for both “Amanda Bynes nude” and “Amanda Bynes naked,” and, yes, I’m getting plenty of search engine traffic as a result. This shit is so much fun, you guys!