Friday, April 26, 2013

'Chopped All-Stars' Preview! Plus Random Picspam

Johnny at rehearsal in near-darkness. 
More from this series below!
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Yes! At last! Johnny's episode of Chopped All-Stars airs THIS SUNDAY at 9 pm EDT!  Here's the episode description from Food Network:

Four celebrities with different backgrounds, and a shared love of cooking, charge into the Chopped Kitchen. Plain vanilla is something that none of the competitors can relate to, but can they skillfully use vanilla cupcakes to create appetizers as one-of-a-kind as they are? Then something crispy and something jiggly make the main course a study in contrasts. And when two entertaining cooks proceed to the final round, they put on a performance with circus peanuts and curry powder.

And here are a few screencaps from the 30-second spot that's been airing on Food Network this week:

Johnny with (left to right): judge Ted Allen and fellow 
celeb competitors Joey Fatone, Laila Ali, and Judy Gold.

And yay we have video!
Video link.

Here's a longer sneak peek with more Johnny!
Video link.

UPDATE: Yes! We rock! Johnny remains in 1st place 
as of Friday, 04/26! Please continue voting 
up to 10x/day from every available 
device / browser here. Go Johnny!!
And please be sure to tune in THIS SUNDAY, April 28, 
at 9 pm EDT to see Johnny in Chopped All-Stars 
on Food Network!

Please continue to tweet Nike randomly to voice support for a Johnny / Nike partnership, and thank you to all who have felt inspired to do so! While we realize that Nike proactively seeks athletes to sponsor, as their website notes, that's pretty much our point: they're actively looking for an out gay athlete, according to reports, and we know the perfect candidate! Really, we're just being helpful, like a sort of Christian Mingle for Corporations Who Want A Half-Jewish Gay Partner. #winning #JustDoIt

News from the competitive figure-skating world (oh yeah. That. Excuse me a moment while I grab my pocket protector and my calculator since skating is incomprehensible and deeply unsatistfying math these days Dennis Ten...): So US Figure Skating posted the updated ISP list recently, which prompted many of us to rack our brains again on Twitter trying to remember what ISP stands for ("Ice Skating People?" "International Skating Problems?" [*side eyes at International Skating Union dark overlord president Ottavio Cinquanta*] "Icky Stupid Protocols?"...) as we also noted with a sigh of relief that Johnny's name is on the list ("Johnny's an Internet Service Provider? Sign me up!").

As the USFS notes as drily as possible without actually shriveling up and blowing away, "The 2013-14 International Selection Pool (ISP) includes most Team A, B and C age-eligible athletes and any other athletes being considered for an international competition." So yay! It's the first step in gearing up for next season for which I am in no way emotionally prepared... !

And finally: This poster popped up on Twitter and Facebook Wednesday in all its dual awesomeness: (1) This is the advertisement for the after party for the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund's "Heroes" event, at which Johnny is receiving the DVLF National Hero Award, and (2) they used a Davey photo! There's still time to buy tickets; more info on the DVLF website!

Which brings us to today's random picspam: The Fire & Ice logo reminded me to dig out this brief series of photos we have from a December rehearsal in which the rink was basically pitch-black for a while. Always a challenge photographically, sometimes those conditions cause the camera to interpret what little light it can register as reds and golds. 

The result:

Johnny skating and dancing on ice the color of fire...

Johnny first appears on the ice.

Exclusive photos © David Ingogly.

Bonus pupdate pics!! Togo and Tyoma, 
tweeted by Victor: "They love each other."

Tweeted by ayukovon in response 

Tweeted by ayukovon. 
Even Togo and Ping are excited 
for Johnny's Chopped All-Stars episode!

And one more: I finally ordered a little 
something for myself from the fan store
a Johnny keychain. Love. It.

Very special thanks to Jenn Kittler 
for her invaluable help with screencaps and video!!

ICYMI: Johnny Weir random rehearsal clips. 
Video link
Alternate link.

Congratulations to Johnny, winner of the 
Delaware Valley Legacy Fund's HERO Award!! 
Johnny will be honored at the DVLF's annual 
Heroes event on Sunday, May 19, in Philadelphia. 
Tickets on sale now! For more info, 
please visit the DVLF website.

"Army of Johnny."
25+ exclusive new photos 
© David Ingogly.

Johnny's latest column for the 
Falls Church News-Press: 
Part 3 of the Baba Lyuba saga!
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the "National Commentary
section—don't miss a single one! 

NEW in the fan store: Gorgeous hi-res fan art 
donated by the artist exclusively to Team Weir-Voronov
Johnny as the "Swan Prince," 
© @MDCXVIII on Twitter. 
Available as a poster or as a 
Japanese fans: Please use this link.

And Johnny as the "Phoenix," 
© @MDCXVIII on Twitter. 
Available as a poster or as a 
Japanese fans: Please use this link
Order yours today! All proceeds donated 
administered by the lovely Patti Weir.

A number of Johnny's auction items have been relisted
which means if you missed out the first time around, 
you're in luck: It's not too late to own a piece of Weir Gear! 
Go check it out and see what treasures you could take home!

Ice Dreams returns! (Though apparently
not to Chicago, sadly.) More info here!

Patti has posted a new message 
on Johnny's Comeback Gift Fund website, 
with her thoughts on 2013 Nationals 
and what lies ahead for next season. 
Please go read it now!

Please alert absolutely everyone you've ever met 
to "like" and follow the new 
on Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr
Because he should be on all the things. 
With or without ice. 
But definitely with Viacheslav.

Landing quads and kicking ass!
Read his comeback statement 
and the update on his website!

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as "Best Sportsman"
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka to tell us 
he wants us to! (Note: With his "58.132" rating, 
he is currently in 1st place in both 
Figure Skating AND across all sports!)

Need to see Seasons 1 and 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue
anytime you're watching the show... 
or thinking about watching the show.... 
or wishing you were watching the show....

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

Johnny tweeted:
"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 2013 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


aaaack said...

Thanks for this compendium of the big, multi-faceted universe that is Johnny.

So glad that Togo and Tyoma get along great. They can comfort each other when their guys are away working and traveling.

My variation: Men are from Mars, women are from Venus, LGBT are from somewhere in between, but LGBT haters are from the planet Troglodyte (1. cave dwellers 2. person characterized by outmoded or reactionary attitudes).

Maggie St. said...

PUPDATE! Love them ♥

Also: the Johnny, the Victor, the Ping, the skating, the artwork, the videos, the blog. And anything I may have missed. Love love love!! ♥♥♥