June 29, 2010

Nikki Blonsky: Huge! (ON TV)

The star of Hairspray Nikki blonsky is getting ready to get huge, in a new ABC show named Huge!

The show deals with the issues of being overweight in America, based on a young adult novel where Blonsky's teenage character get reluctantly sent to a fat camp. She swears she is committed to keeping on all the weight that her parents want her to lose.. but we'll see what happens in the end.

Nikki Blonsky: Huge! (ON TV)

Americans are in the midst of so many crises -- healthcare, economic, environmental -- that it seems unfair to add another to the list. But nothing makes us crazier than fat kids. Lately we're calling it "the childhood obesity epidemic," but it's much more complicated than that. I was a fat kid once upon a time, when fat kids were less common and easy targets for derision, Judy Blume's "Blubber" notwithstanding. Then Karen Carpenter died of anorexia and everyone began wringing their hands over the pressure put on young women to conform to a scaled-down beauty ideal. Still, for every anguished discovery that some 5-year-olds think they're too fat came imagery proving they probably were

Nikki Blonsky and Huge

Posted at June 29, 2010 4:31 AM