Friday, February 7, 2014

Live from Sochi: Johnny Being Johnny

Photo © Jared Castaldi for Philly Mag.

Johnny and Tara Lipinski will be LIVE 
on NBC Sports Network with commentary 
beginning Saturday, February 8, 
9:30 am EST, for Team Event coverage!
Details below! 

Full live broadcast
schedule for the weekend now
posted on Johnny’s official website!

See also NBC Olympics broadcast 
schedule here, and check your local listings.
Don’t miss a moment!

OK! Just a few quick things to make sure you’re caught up and ready for Johnny LIVE from Sochi!

Two new items for our Johnny Olympic Reading List (more selections here):

(1) Gorgeous photo above is from Johnny’s new must-read interview with Philly Mag: Johnny Weir on Fooling Around in the Olympic Village and Being Gay in SochiSample excerpt:

You have a penchant for saying outrageous things that get you in trouble. Is NBC going to let Johnny be Johnny?
Absolutely. NBC has been asking me since Vancouver to be a part of their team, and those conversations have been very open. They’ve understood that I’m clever, I’m very flamboyant, I have a crazy dress sense.

(Note re: fooling around in the athletes’ village at his previous Olys: he says he didn’t. Because men are like batteries. BGJW aficionados will recognize Galina’s influence here...)

(2) And don’t miss this great new Q-and-A: Johnny Weir On Sochi, Skating, & Living An Authentic Life. Kudos to my dear friend Tatiana Edrenkina for her photo being chosen to accompany the article!

My favorite part:

You’ve been legendary for your authenticity. Was that something you actively cultivated, or did it come naturally?
Thank you. My parents always taught me to love and believe in myself before anyone else would, and it made me strong and confident.

Patti and Big John FTW.

And, for something to enjoy before (or in-between, if you DVR it) those intense figure skating events: Johnny’s episode of Say Yes to the Dress is scheduled to air on TLC TONIGHT, February 7, 7:30 pm EST, and again tomorrow, February 8, 2:30 am EST (check local listings). Set those DVRs!!

ICYMI (or in case you need to see it again and again and again): 
say yes to Johnny in a dress tonight and early tomorrow!

You may recall that it was Alain’s comments that prompted Johnny’s eloquent response at this press conference, which remains one of the iconic moments of the Vancouver Games.

2014 Olympic Figure Skating Team Event 
Live Coverage on NBC Sports Network

All Times EST

Schedule via Johnny’s official website

Saturday, February 8
9:30 am
Short Dance

11:10 am
Ladies’ Short Program

1:05 pm
Pairs Free Skate

Sunday, February 9
10 am
Men’s Free Skate

11:05 am
Ladies’ Free Skate

12:15 pm
Ice Dance Free Dance

More Updates 
from Our Continuing Series: 
How to Olympic 
With Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski

Be sure to follow Johnny and Tara’s 
for all their behind-the-scenes tidbits!

Friday, 02-07-2014.

Via Johnny: “Visiting the ice rink at Roza Xutor! 
So cold! @ Каток на Роза Хутор

Via Tara Lipinski: “Oh you know... 
@johnnygweir and I just getting pumped 
for the Team Event tomorrow. 
@nbcolympics @nbcsports @taraandjohnny”

Via @TaraAndJohnny: “The ice just finds us. 
Team event is coming at ya tomorrow! 
@NBCSports @NBCOlympics @JohnnyGWeir”

I love these two together.

More Johnny & Tara on the blog here!
Via Tara: “Test test position 
but not live til Saturday. Get ready! 
@johnnygweir @taraandjohnny”

ICYMI: Johnny’s 4CC commentary!
Ladies’ here, men’s here. Enjoy!

More info on Johnny’s official website!

Johnny and Dora!!
Watch his spot over and over again 
here, here, or here!

On Johnny’s website, 
linked to his retirement statement
Thank YOU, Johnny!

Also on the blog:
“Random Tuesday Roundup, Or: Is It Summer Yet?”
Gorgeous sun-drenched Johnny picspam, 
for those of us who prefer our winter 
a little less... wintry. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Because It’s Glorious.”
A look back at Johnny’s first national title 
and his thoughts on Nationals, accompanied by 
20+ exquisite black-and-white portraits.
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Frost Giant.”
25+ exclusive pics of Johnny
performing Army of Me.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

All of Him Is My Treasure.”
Fans react to Johnny’s graceful exit 
from competitive skating.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Practice Is Perfect”
25+ exclusive photos of Johnny’s 
Sun Valley rehearsal.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

“Dear Johnny...”
Selected black-and-white photos of Johnny’s 
hauntingly beautiful Schindler’s List debut.
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Johnny’s latest column for the 
Falls Church News-Press.
His columns are published every Thursday 
in the “National Commentary“ 
section—don’t miss a single one! 

A number of Johnny’s auction items 
have been relistedwhich 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!

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.

Please click to vote for Johnny 
once a day as “Best Sportsman”
Because he retweeted Luisa Lotka  to tell us he wants us to! 

Need to see Seasons 1 and 2 all over again? 
Watch episodes online anytime on Logo!
Please be sure to check in with GetGlue a
nytime 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 2014 Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

1 comment:

Atomic Wife said...

Helpful as always!!!!!

Did you catch the USA Today one?