Nikki Blonsky talks about ‘the incident’ a.k.a. ‘the retarded fight over seats at an airport’

Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray) recently made headlines when her family started a brawl in an airport lounge after their luggage was moved by the family of America’s Next Top Model contestant Bianca Golden. The incident landed Bianca’s mother in the hospital and Nikki’s father in jail. Bianca and Nikki are also facing assault charges and are due in court next month. But brave Nikki’s not letting a little thing like her father doing time for braining a woman with his fists rain on her parade. Entertainment Tonight reports:

“You never expect things like this in your life, but you take life one day at a time, and you deal with situations,” Nikki tells Thea in her first interview since the incident. “The fact that [my friends and family] were there for me, and stood up for me, and the fact that they told the truth, that’s what meant a lot. They said who I was; I didn’t have to say anything.”

Nikki also expressed her undying love of her Hairspray co-star Zac Efron who she says has been a pillar of support:

“I love him with every inch of my body and soul. He’s stayed in touch and he has been so supportive through everything that I’ve gone through in my life; he is one of the best, best influences and people that I can ask to have in my life.”

My sources tell me Zac Efron’s “support” involved simply sending Nikki a Hallmark card which she then duct-taped to her chest and refuses to remove. There’s been an offer of baby back ribs but still no dice. Wait, they’ve just upped the offer to include cornbread. She’s climbing down from the building, folks. And, shit, she sees the tanks. FIRE! FIRE! FIRE!