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Nikki Blonsky is an interesting person…so allegedly she made up a boyfriend so that she re-ignite her acting career, since her career has been kinda slow lately!
According to NY Post,
Has “Hairspray” star Nikki Blonsky cooked up a phony love life to kick-start her foundering movie career?
Talent manager Blake Woodruff of Prestige Management Group says Blonsky used him and another man as bogus boyfriends to get press coverage and turn what he says were business meetings into gossip items.
Curvaceous Blonsky became a sensation when she was cast as the lead in “Hairspray” (2007) opposite Zac Efron and John Travolta. The film made more than $202 million at the box office. But then Blonsky’s career went flat. She was recently reported selling shoes part-time in Great Neck while figuring out how to get another break.
“She’s always trying to create a scene to promote herself,” Woodruff — not to be confused with the teen actor of the same name — told us. “She would use me as her boyfriend and then contact her publicist to make sure our dates were known.”
He recalls meeting at a restaurant where Blonsky “caused a scene in her sunglasses and demanded to be moved to the back room, because, ‘Everyone was staring at her.’ I was like, ‘Nikki, no one is staring.’ ”
Woodruff says Blonsky dragged him onto the red carpet at the Gay Lesbian and Straight Education Network awards and asked him to identify himself as her boyfriend. “She would brag that, ‘Nikki Blonsky and her new boy will be in Star magazine,’ ” he said.
He also claimed he’s not Blonsky’s only faux boy toy. A photo went out to media outlets last month from a restaurant publicist showing Blonsky posing and kissing aspiring actor Tommy Potoeski.
Blonsky’s rep confirmed the relationship last month, and sources say that Potoeski identified himself at the restaurant as “Blonsky’s boyfriend.”
But Blonsky’s rep tells us, “Per her Twitter, she is openly and happily single.” The rep said Woodruff’s accusation is “100 percent not true. I have never actively pitched a story with her regarding any boyfriends.”
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