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Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky (2007's Tracy Turnblad) Reacts to 'Hairspray Live'!

Nikki Blonsky, who played Tracy Turnblad in the 2007 movie, is reacting to the airing of Hairspray Live! last night!

The 28-year-old actress took to Instagram and wrote, “Congrats to the cast of @nbchairspraylive on a job well done from myself and the rest of the Hairspray Movie Cast! #SetLife #YouCantStopTheBeat”

Before the airing, Just Jared spoke with Nikki about what she’s currently up to and how she felt about the live show. Nikki did not make an appearance on the show, but two other past Tracy’s (Marissa Jaret Winokur and Ricki Lake) did!

“I’m thrilled that NBC has decided to put out a powerful musical with such a positive message for the country to see at such a pivotal point in our country’s history,” Nikki told JJ.

Where Is Hairspray's Nikki Blonsky? See What 2007's Tracy Turnblad is Doing Now!

Now that Hairspray Live! is just hours away, fans may be wondering what happened to the cast of the 2007 film!

We caught up with Nikki Blonsky – who starred as Tracy Turnblad alongside Zac Efron, Amanda Bynes, John Travolta and more – to get her reaction to the new NBC version, and to see what she’s up to now!

“I’m thrilled that NBC has decided to put out a powerful musical with such a positive message for the country to see at such a pivotal point in our country’s history,” Nikki told JustJared.com. “I hope it can be used not only as entertainment but as an educational piece for our youth. I know when I did the 2007 film version of Hairspray it was needed and changed a lot of lives worldwide…hopefully this version that airs today can do the same nationwide. I will cherish the relationships I made in 2007 on the film version, my cast is family to me and always will be. We truly are film family for life.”

Hairspray Live! airs TONIGHT, Wednesday, December 7 @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

In case you missed it, other former Tracy’s Ricki Lake and Marissa Jaret Winokur are both excited to make cameos in Hairspray Live!.

Click inside to find out what Nikki Blonsky is up to now…More Here! »

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Aaron Tveit & Matthew Morrison Headline a 'Hairspray' Reunion at Carnegie Hall!

Aaron Tveit and Matthew Morrison are two dapper dudes while attending the New York Pops 31st Birthday Gala held at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel on Monday evening (April 28) in New York City.

The guys both played the role of Link Larkin in the Broadway musical Hairspray and were joined by Matthew‘s original cast mates Marissa Jaret Winokur, Laura Bell Bundy, and Kerry Butler.

Also joining the cast were Ricki Lake who played Tracy Turnblad in the original movie and Nikki Blonsky who played that role in the recent musical remake.

All of the stars hit the stage at Carnegie Hall that evening to perform the showstopper “You Can’t Stop the Beat” to help honor the show’s composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Whitman.

30+ pictures inside of the cast members from Hairspray reuniting… More Here! »

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Amanda Bynes Not Having Breakdown, Says Nikki Blosnky

Amanda Bynes wears a pair of bright neon heels and tries to hail a cab on Thursday afternoon (April 18) in New York City.

The 27-year-old former actress’ co-star from the movie Hairspray, Nikki Blonsky, recently chatted with Life & Style about Amanda‘s life.

“She’s the same Amanda I met working on Hairspray. She’s happy. I don’t think that’s a breakdown, but a breakthrough,” Nikki said. “I back Amanda 100 percent. I don’t think there is any concern on anybody’s part. She is just living her life and doing what she wants to do and I totally support that for her. I think it was more like an episode of events that maybe people are finding her different for, because she has been so cookie-cutter and so perfect over the years.”

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Nikki Blonsky: I'm Not Working at a Shoe Store!

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Rachel Bilson: 'Waiting for Forever' Trailer!

Take a look at Rachel Bilson in the trailer for her upcoming romance Waiting for Forever!

Synopsis: Best friends while they were growing up, Emma (Bilson) and Will (Tom Sturridge) lost touch a long time ago as far as she knows. To Will, Emma never stopped being the most important person in his life. Believing them to be forever linked, he goes wherever she goes. Will doesn’t have a home, a car, or a real job. He survives on his talent as a juggler and entertainer talents honed through years of showing off for Emma. When her father gets sick, Emma returns to their hometown, trying to leave behind her complicated love life and failing career as a TV actress.

The film, out February 2011, also stars Nikki Blonsky and Richard Jenkins.

WILL YOU WATCH Waiting for Forever?


Waiting for Forever Trailer

ABC Family Cancels 'Huge'

Huge is the latest show to get the axe.

The ABC Family series starred Nikki Blonsky and Hayley Hasselhoff as teens at a weight loss camp. Huge launched over the summer with Pretty Little Liars and Melissa & Joey.

Deadline reports that PLL and Melissa & Joey will receive orders for new episodes to replace Huge.

DID YOU WATCH Huge when it was on ABC Family?

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