Saturday, June 11, 2011

LA PRIDE Preview: Petit Picspam!

Your 2011 LA PRIDE Parade Grand Marshal
enjoying dinner at The Ivy in LA Friday evening,
as fabulously twitpic'd by Eric Alt.

Earlier in the day, the lovely Goldilocks and her Beauty Bear
enjoyed a swim at the hotel ...

... while the Grand Marshal got a "fresh Minx manicure"
by @melissabozant of Fred Segal Yoga in Santa Monica.

Next Eric tweeted that he was "having so much fun
trying on wedding dresses with @tmodlin and @JohnnyGWeir,"
and shared this beautiful twitpic before heading to dinner.

The evening was momentarily disrupted by this shocking sight,
as noted by a rather offended Grand Marshal
upon returning to his room:
"The turn-down service in my hotel was aggressive
toward my stuffed panda, Ping. He's not pleased."

But then it was off to the first event of LA PRIDE weekend:
The Purple Party, "paying homage to the 'L' of LGBT"!
Here's Eric backstage at the party ...

... and the cast of Showtime's "The Real 'L' Word"
getting hands-on with the Grand Marshal.

Grand Marshall Johnny will be at Macy's Beverly Center at 2 pm PDT today for another special fashion presentation and autograph session (Yes! Go see him! Get a hug! Why are you still reading this?), while PRIDE festivities will kick off at 12 noon and run until 12 midnight.

Sunday, of course, is the parade, with pre-parade coverage beginning at 10:30 am PDT / 1:30 pm EDT. The parade will be broadcast live on West Hollywood Channel 10, and also via live webcast from the link on the LA PRIDE Parade page!

Johnny tweeted yesterday: "Excited to grand marshal LA's pride parade. My Mama chose my outfit. How cool is that?"

Super cool. Just like his mama. :)

I cannot wait to see what they came up with ... !

Must-see video, just in case there's someone left on the planet
who hasn't yet watched this fab interview.
Johnny talks with The Washington Blade about pride,
his current projects, whether he'd rather be stranded
on a desert island with Bethenny Frankel or Sarah Palin
(OMG I'll take "I'd Rather Shoot Myself
and Then Set Myself on Fire" for $500 please, Alex)
and also about being openly ... openly ...
openly not competing this coming season.
He also addresses the return-to-competition question
during his Macy's appearance in DC on Thursday.

Exclusive Purple Party photos courtesy of
Super Managtress Tara Modlin--thank you!

Johnny's everywhere in June!
He has six appearances scheduled in conjunction with
Macy's "Pride + Joy" events to celebrate LGBT Pride Month:
Today he'll be in Los Angeles!
Still to come: Chicago, New York, and St. Petersburg, FL.
Check out his Events page for more info,
and don't miss your chance to meet him!!

Johnny also is Grand Marshal for the LA PRIDE Parade
tomorrow, Sunday, June 12!
or via live webcast through the link
on LA PRIDE's Parade page!

Please remember to vote vote vote
for Beauty Bear Eric Alt to win "Favorite Salon"
in New Jersey Life Health + Beauty Magazine's A-List awards!
You can vote for both salons at the same time:
Eric Alt Saddle River, and Eric Alt Wood Ridge.
You also can vote over and over in this one
without even having to clear your cache--
just press F5 to refresh the page! #winning

Please help Johnny meet his goal
of raising $10,000 for breast cancer research
by visiting his donor page!
And buy tickets NOW to see Johnny
perform in Skate for Hope on
Saturday, June 18, in Columbus, OH!
(Same weekend as the Annually Awesome
Columbus Gay Pride Parade--win-win!)

UPDATE: Johnny will be performing
FOUR times at Skate for Hope!
He'll be in the Headliners' Opening and Closing numbers,
and also will skate two solos!

Yes! Johnny's dresses are now available
for purchase only on!

At last: Pop Star On Ice is now available on DVD!
Order yours today from the Pop Star On Ice website!

Johnny tweeted recently:
"Buy my single,'Dirty Love' via iTunes.
Tell all your friends to as well. The more copies sold
takes me one step closer to making a video! №1!"
You know what to do.
Please buy the song from Johnny's website,
or just click the "Buy" button on the player
at the top of the blog!

Hey, Welcome to My World also is available
as an eBook! More info on Johnny's website!

copyright 2011 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

yay! i guess i'm the one person that hadn't seen that video yet. Johnny was lovely, as usual, and i'm completely SQUEEING over his confirmation of his Spectacular in Vegas!!! cause that means i can afford to go!

can't wait can't wait!!!

wondering if the M.A.C. event was possibly a preview of a Spectacular number? cause i seriously will just fall over and die if i don't get to see Johnny in that hair/makeup/outfit.

also, i just have to say . . . .WTF is up with the hotel staff treating Ping like that? did their training manual not include a page on properly tucking in baby pandas?

germansoulmate said...

Pics! Pics!

Can´t wait for what´s going to happen at LA Pride.

That definitely will be an exciting weekend for all people involved. I really hope Johnny and Tara and Eric have lots of fun.

Maggie St. said...

Today is me & Mr. Moose's 28th wedding anniversary. ♥

Praying that one day soon, my daughter and everyone who does not fall under the "traditional man/woman marriage" actually be legally allowed to marry. And MARRY the person they fall in love with; Not a Civil Union or a Domestic Partnership. Marriage.

Thank You Johnny, Eric, Tara, and everyone fighting for what should rightfully belong to everyone. And looking so fabulous doing so!