Friday, November 18, 2011

Johnny Marmalade

Gitchi Gitchi Ya Ya Da Da.
Which is really all I can think of to say here.
Photo tweeted by @TillieB-K,
who offered only this by way of explanation: 
"Cool day hanging at the ice center 
watching @johnnygweir @kurtbrowning and 
Nancy Kerrigan practice for the big show." 
Yes, I bet it was cool! So happy for you! 

So I had this brief lovely post planned to close out the week, because I asked Davey pleadingly the other day if there might be just one or two photos left over from Fashion on Ice or ITNY that would be worth running, and he shrugged and looked sort of vague, and then later wordlessly handed me a flash card with a couple of extra photos that he had had lying around somewhere in the dark recesses of his hard drive, like how you would have all your extra Van Goghs sort of shoved in the back of your closet underneath those moth-eaten blankets and old ratty sneakers that really aren't even acceptable for Goodwill at this point...

So I was all set to go with one of those but then this twitpic happened, and Johnny also tweeted several times that he'll be performing tonight at Kaleidoscope on Ice with musical powerhouse Miss Patti LaBelle to "Lady Marmalade"--once even using the hashtag #johnny marmalade--which I'm guessing means that she'll be singing it live while he skates, and so now we need to consider every aspect of that quite closely:

Johnny skating as only Johnny can to Miss Patti belting out, "Voulez-vous couchez avec moi ce soir...."

I can't even.

Sweet Weirsus. We're all still recovering from his Bad Romance performance at Fashion on Ice.

In the meantime, I asked Fireworks' Kylie Culnane, who has accompanied him on this trip, the question above, namely: BOAS. LOLWUT. And she said: "He had boas on during the first rehearsal. As far as I know, there was no real reason for them..." Which totally cracked me up.

Kylie also was kind enough to send along some exclusive photos from the day's rehearsals, though she was apologetic about the quality produced by her camera phone. But hey, we'll devour anything we can get, so thank you very, very much, Kylie, for this peek behind the scenes!

(As always, please click photos to see full-size images.)

4:46 pm.
Rehearsal with the entire cast.
He's right in the middle there, wearing his "Russia" jacket.

5:33 pm. 
Still rehearsing....
Or possibly conversing animatedly with the props. 

It's hard to say. This is the man who noted,
"I’ll talk to a bush as long as it stays there and listens to me."

8:22 pm. 
And still rehearsing, or, more accurately, per Kylie:
"Johnny and Sasha playing around at rehearsal."

8:42 pm. 
Lady Marmalade rehearsal. 
He appears to be leaning against this lamppost thing, 
one arm curled over his head, one leg bent...  

("Voulez-vous couchez avec moi ce soir....")

We also were treated to these adorable pics posted yesterday from Charlotte:

Photo tweeted by @caitlinmac728, 
who also tweeted: "Just got a picture with johnny weir..... 
Best day of my life not even kidding."

Photo tagged to Johnny's Facebook fan page 
by Gabrielle Gorman, right, with the caption: 

And my absolute favorite shot from yesterday, 
tweeted by @vitya_zvesda from rehearsal.  
Considering what a happy mood he seems to be in, 
we can only imagine how amazing 
Johnny Marmalade is going to be...!

Bonus pic! Johnny and his green Birkin are featured 
in this week's issue of US Weekly, dated November 28 
and on newsstands now! 
Special thanks to Maggie Strasser 
for scanning and uploading to his fan page!

Johnny stars tonight in Kaleidoscope in Charlotte, NC! 
Can't make the show? Not to worry: 
Watch the network broadcast next week
on Thanksgiving Day! 
Immediately following the Packers / Lions game 
on FOX, 4 pm EST / 3 pm CST--don't miss it! 
("... more.... more.... more... Johnny Marmalade....")

West Coast fans! Come see Johnny perform 
at Union Square Ice Rink as part of Macy's Great Tree Lighting 
in San Francisco! From Macy's website
"Visit the MAC Cosmetics tent during the day 
for holiday beauty tips, and be sure to come back 
after Johnny Weir's performance 
to meet the Olympian in person."!!!!

Very special thanks to Kylie Culnane 
for taking time out of her impossibly busy schedule 
to send photos!!

NEW!! Last Friday's blog, "Portraits," now updated 
with true full-size images!! 
If you haven't had a chance to see
these gorgeous photos yet, please check them out.
Here's just one sample...
(click photo again after it loads for full size).

Their "Fever On Ice" program is up 
for a $50K grant from Pepsi Refresh!
They're now in second place 
in their category and tier--
but only first place wins. We can do this!

Johnny's Glitter and Ice collection 
with MAC is selling out fast! 
Don't miss your chance to sparkle--
visit a MAC retailer or order online ASAP! 

NEW!! The Sheraton Philadelphia University City 
is now the official Holiday Dreams On Ice hotel!! 
Book your rooms before December 9 
and receive a special HDOI-only discount! 
The Sheraton also will be hosting the VIP after-show party.
More info on the Holiday Dreams On Ice website!

"Like" HDOI on Facebook
and use promo code "philadelphia" 
for 50% off your general admission ticket!!

New Q and A! Go read it now!
(Note: Now updated every Monday and Thursday... 
more time to savor each one!)

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!

Please help us nominate Johnny 
for "Must-Follow Athlete on Social Media" 
in the Fifth Annual Mashable Awards! 
From the Mashable site: You can submit one nomination 
per category every day. Mashable's editors will select 
seven finalists for each category, 
and finalists will be announced Nov. 21. 
Then readers will vote for the winners. 
Award winners will be announced on Mashable on Dec. 19.
Click here to nominate him!

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


Princess Johnny-Love ♥ said...

k, this is really just too much! Johnny skating to Lady Marmalade?! and i don't get to go?


the happy Johnny pic that Vitya tweeted is totally saving the day! cause, y'know, it's a BOYFRIEND hat! (Emory)

tyvm to Kylie for the exclusive pics and hey! what happened to those spare masterpieces of Davey's? now we have to wait? :-(

germansoulmate said...

These pics..they are so typical Johnny goofing around. Love them. Thanks to Kylie.

"Voulez vous couche avec moi" I can´t even imagine how sizzling hot Johnny will be able to do that.
Wait! Wrong. I can absolutely imagine that...*dead*

But the best pic ever to come out lately is the one #Vitya♥ took.
Johnny looks so happy.
Look at his eyes. Priceless.

Thanks to #Vitya♥ for taking that particular pic. I´m sure you are one of the biggest reasons Johnny is so happy lately.

And as usual thanks to the boy itself.

aaaack said...

Johnny skating to Lady Marmelade... a legend in his own time.

Prediction: Millions of photos of fans kissing Johnny in public. Both a song and an excuse/license, sol (smiling out loud).

By the way, when world leaders kiss, as in the new Benetton ad and especially when heterosexually, it looks ewwww stomach turning/churning. Johnny kissing anyone looks sublime.

So happy to see Johnny smiling not just with his eyes but with his whole being. Take good care of each others' hearts, Johnny and Vitya...communicate to get the other side's view and always forever be kind.

aaaack said...

Looking forward to seeing Johnny and Sasha doing pairs together.

Meanwhile, a serenade for Johnny and Vitya