Nikki Blonsky is chubby, but still pretty. She starred in a remake of the movie Hairspray and got to kiss Zac Efron. For that the ladies...

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From Hairspray to the hair salon: Actress Nikki Blonsky is now logging part time hours at her hometown beauty parlor on Long Island in order to make ends meet.

"Its true. I'm working at Superstar Salon as a makeup artist and more. I'm proud to be working and paying bills but I'll NEVER lose sight of my dreams," she said.

The part-time gig doesn't mean she's out of the spotlight for good, however..

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Nikki Blonsky was kind of big for awhile.

The star, who most recently appeared on ABC Family's Huge, says, "Just 'cause I'm part time working doesn't mean I'm giving up on my dreams; don't give up on yours."

"I might book something big soon. Keep positive," she told her Twitter 2,775 followers.

The actress recently earned her cosmetology license, and for what it's worth, Blonsky's customers appear to be happy with her work at the business.

"I was so surprised today when I showed up at Superstar to get my makeup done and it turned out to be Nikki Blonsky applying it," wrote one customer on Facebook.

"She did a great job and I really look like a SUPERSTAR. Thanks to all the wonderful staff and I wish all the best to their newest employee cosmetologist Nikki Blonsky."

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by Hilton Hater at

Even when their careers sputter out, some stars don't know when to quit. They'll Tweet fake retirement announcements and random photos just to remain in the news.

But not Nikki Blonsky.

The actress enjoyed a moderately successful career, starring in Hairspray and Huge, among other gigs, but the acting well then dried up. Now? She's behind the register at a shoe store in her hometown of Great Neck, New York.

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"[Owner Steven Dann] says she's one of the best employees he's ever had!" a source tells E! News. "Nikki had known Steven for a long time. When she started her career she got shoes, bags and accessories from the store for red carpets but recently approached him about working at the store."

Blonsky might return to the entertainment world at some point. But for now it's nice to see a grounded young woman simply understanding the hand she's been dealt and playing those cards as best she can, Twitter-free and reality show-free, isn't?

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Yesterday, both Nick Lachey and Vanessa Minnillo turned a year wiser. How cool is that? Airport-brawling, Zac Efron-loving Nikki Blonsky also had a birthday.

Today, Grey's Anatomy star Ellen Pompeo celebrates both a birthday and a wedding anniversary, while her co-star Eric Dane blew out the candles yesterday.

Reality TV waste of space Shayne Lamas surely got lucky Sunday, while Simon Monjack surely has something special planned for Brittany Murphy this evening.

Here's a little tribute to the birthday boys and girls of November 9-10. Click to enlarge, and check out our calendar of celebrity birthdays to see who's up next!

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Nikki Blonsky is not sitting quietly while Bianca Golden refers to her as a crotch kicker.

Blonsksy disagrees with Golden's account of the airport brawl that took place in late July between her family and that of the former America's Next Top Model contestant.

According to the Hairspray actress, everything turned ugly after she asked Golden 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," Blonsky told People Magazine.

What about Golden's charges that Blonsky's father punched Bianca's mother in the face? Nikki says those are "absolute lies."

We have no idea who to believe in this story. Do you?

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Bianca Golden was a contestant on season nine of America's Next Top Model.

But she appears better suited for Cops.

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During a taping for The Tyra Banks Show - set to air October 8 - the aspiring beauty detailed the July 29 airport fight between her family and that of Nikki Blonsky.

According to Golden - who was at the Turks & Caicos airport following a family reunion with her dying grandfather - Blonsky's father Carl "punched my mom." She went on:

"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 Golden is not a fan of Nikki Blonsky.

From there, Golden says the beat down continued when Blonsky "takes her foot and kicks my mom in her vagina, and that's when my mom fell out completely... When Nikki kicked my mom I went and grabbed her arm and she grabbed my earring. Her mom sat on her to get her off of me cause her mom saw what was happening and that was that."

The result of this beating? Golden says her mother was airlifted to the hospital with internal bleeding, a broken nose and a fractured skull.

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by Hilton Hater at

Any time you and your father get into a fight with a reality TV star and her family at an airport, it's important to have close friends.

Last month, just such a fate befell Nikki Blonsky and her dad, as they tussled with an America's Next Top Model contestant. Fortunately for the actress, a certain co-star from the film Hairspray has always been there for her.

Thanks, Zac

“I love [Zac Efron] with every inch of my body and soul. He has been an amazing support system,” Blonsky said of the High School Musical stud.

Do you think Vanessa Hudgens should be jealous?

After all, Zac and Nikki did almost make out last year.

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Most people would love an extended visit to the Turks & Caicos islands. One celeb's hothead dad wishes he could get off.

Following the amazing Nikki Blonsky fight last week, her pop has tried like hell to bolt Turks & Caicos - but there he stays.

The bail hearing for Carl Blonsky took place today. The Turks and Caicos Sun (great newspaper name) reported that Carl was willing to put up $75,000 - his entire savings - to avoid any jail time. A judge had none of it.

The judge in Providenciales Magistrates' Court just ruled that Carl Blonsky will have to wait until August 19 to post bail.

Nikki Blonsky was not in the T&C for the hearing.

Earlier reports today stated that her dad was likely to make bail because of his kidney condition, which requires close monitoring.

But because of the type of crime he's accused of (grievous bodily harm) after the bitchtastic fight in the T&C airport, forget about it.

The victim of Carl's attack, former America's Next Top Model star Bianca Golden's mother Eleine, remains in a Miami hospital's ICU.

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File this story under "Quite Unexpected."

According to celebrity gossip site TMZ, Nikki Blonsky and her father got into an altercation in the departure lounge at the Providenciales airport in the Turks and Caicos islands in the Caribbean.

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Sources say the Hairspray actress and her pops fought with the family of former America's Next Top Model contestant Bianca Golden over saving seats in the lounge; allegedly, families on both sides were throwing down, yelling and cursing.

Considering the size of Nikki Blonsky's "weapons," who would dare to get into a fight with this actress?

Both D-list celebrities have been charged with assault, two counts worth for Blonsky. Moreover, Nikki's father Carl was also charged with inflicting bodily harm, for his supposed beatdown of Elaine Golden, Bianca's mom.

No snarky comment can do justice to this story.

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by Mischalova at

They say the best couples start out as friends.

If that's the case, then Zac Efron and Nikki Blonsky should have a wonderful life together.

Zac Efron at New Year's Eve Premiere

While promoting Hairspray in Australia, Zac was asked about his on-screen chemistry with his co-star. Did it reflect their bond in real life?

"Well, there's no one better to work with. We honestly became best friends," Efron said. "It's cool that there's all these great older actors, but it's not like were gonna go, "Let's go hang out with Chris Walken, let's go to the mall.' You don't do that. Also, her family was so nice to me, they were like my other parents."

You mean, like your in-laws, Zac?

Might this be a direct shot at Vanessa Hudgens and a sign that Zanessa is on the ropes?

We can't say for sure. But we can say that Efron and Blonsky look quite chummy below:

Best Friends Forever alert! Zac Efron and Nikki Blonsky are closer these days than Kirsten Storms and a bottle of vodka.

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by Mischalova at

Could Zac Efron be ashamed of Vanessa Hudgens nude pictures?

So much so that he's making a move on Hairspray co-star Nikki Blonsky?

We can't say for sure, but this photo doesn't look so innocent, does it?

Meanwhile, Efron said the following to Australia's Herald Sun about his newfound fame:

"I've lived on both sides of the tracks. My whole life was sans screaming girls. I didn't have that growing up. It was, if anything, the opposite, so I can sense that this is here for now and could very well be gone tomorrow. Definitely take every scream with a grain of salt."

And every Vanessa Hudgens naked photo, too.

Think we'll see Blonsky in the buff soon? Or maybe Ashley Tisdale?

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