Nikki Blonsky

Dark Horse Lead Actress: 'Hairspray'

Why: Blonsky went from being a virtual no-name Long Island teen working dishing out ice cream scoops to a leading actress asked to carry — and sing and dance — her way through a major Hollywood musical, and she pulled it off with panache to spare. Stellar reviews and a confident performance should help give Blonsky a steady stream of roles from here on out, instead of being a one-hit wonder. Her seismic catapult feels similar to last year’s Dreamgirl Jennifer Hudson, minus the “American Idol” exposure, of course.

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    Anita Hill Chairs Hollywood Anti-Sexual Harassment Commission Formed by Top Execs

    Why: Blonsky went from being a virtual no-name Long Island teen working dishing out ice cream scoops to a leading actress asked to carry — and sing and dance — her way through a major Hollywood musical, and she pulled it off with panache to spare. Stellar reviews and a confident performance should help give […]

  • Warren Beatty

    Arnon Milchan Sues Warren Beatty Over 'Rules Don't Apply' Flop

    Why: Blonsky went from being a virtual no-name Long Island teen working dishing out ice cream scoops to a leading actress asked to carry — and sing and dance — her way through a major Hollywood musical, and she pulled it off with panache to spare. Stellar reviews and a confident performance should help give […]

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    Oscar Isaac in Talks to Voice Gomez Addams in Animated 'Addams Family' Movie

    Why: Blonsky went from being a virtual no-name Long Island teen working dishing out ice cream scoops to a leading actress asked to carry — and sing and dance — her way through a major Hollywood musical, and she pulled it off with panache to spare. Stellar reviews and a confident performance should help give […]

  • Jennifer Lawrence

    Publicists for Jennifer Lawrence, Daisy Ridley, Amy Adams Form New Firm

    Why: Blonsky went from being a virtual no-name Long Island teen working dishing out ice cream scoops to a leading actress asked to carry — and sing and dance — her way through a major Hollywood musical, and she pulled it off with panache to spare. Stellar reviews and a confident performance should help give […]

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    Hannah Marks, Liana Liberato to Star in High School Comedy 'Banana Split'

    Why: Blonsky went from being a virtual no-name Long Island teen working dishing out ice cream scoops to a leading actress asked to carry — and sing and dance — her way through a major Hollywood musical, and she pulled it off with panache to spare. Stellar reviews and a confident performance should help give […]

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    Steven Spielberg's 'The Post' to Open Palm Springs Film Festival

    Why: Blonsky went from being a virtual no-name Long Island teen working dishing out ice cream scoops to a leading actress asked to carry — and sing and dance — her way through a major Hollywood musical, and she pulled it off with panache to spare. Stellar reviews and a confident performance should help give […]

  • Willa Fitzgerald

    'The Goldfinch' Movie Adaptation Casts Willa Fitzgerald (EXCLUSIVE)

    Why: Blonsky went from being a virtual no-name Long Island teen working dishing out ice cream scoops to a leading actress asked to carry — and sing and dance — her way through a major Hollywood musical, and she pulled it off with panache to spare. Stellar reviews and a confident performance should help give […]

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