Wednesday, February 12, 2014

"Sharp, Funny, Refreshing"—and Fabulous, Of Course

Johnny and his hot pink blazer 
“are NBC’s breakout Olympic stars,” 
(please read! great interview!) 
according to USA Today and pretty much 
every other media outlet covering the Games.
Photo via Getty.
He’s already inspired two new hashtags 
on Twitter: #WeirWatch and #SoChic2014!

But he’s not just a colorful, couture jacket. 
Weir is sharp and funny. 
His voice has been a refreshing
addition to NBCSN’s figure skating coverage, 
in which he works alongside old pro Terry Gannon
and 1998 gold medalist Tara Lipinski. 

Johnny and Tara Lipinski are LIVE 
on NBC Sports Network 
with commentary all week! 

Not home during the day? 
DVR them to enjoy the best 
figure skating commentary ever!

UPDATE: Scroll down for links
 to Johnny’s Olympic commentary!
With more to come!

Full live broadcast schedule
posted on Johnny’s official website!

Wednesday’s fashion choices, via Johnny: 
“Today’s Look: RIA LA leathers, @billy_reid blazer, 
@joie_clothing lace shirt, @RICKOWENSONLINE wedges, 
@chanel watch & brooch. Thanks @bpcm!”

Fab picspam below! 

UPDATE: Access Hollywood video below also!

OMG. So much wonderful media coverage of Johnny that I honestly can’t even keep up! He has been a trending topic on Twitter multiple times and a top search on Google for the last 24 hours.

Today’s Johnny Olympic Reading List:

GAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH please just go check the News section on his official website!

My favorites: 

*Johnny Weir Compares Figure Skaters to Penguins, Remains Best Part of NBC’s Coverage

*Beautiful interview in the NY Times: Here’s Johnny! Clothes Make the Man and Vice Versa

*And one of the best pieces: this wonderful video posted on the official Olympic YouTube channel:

UPDATE: And the very very best piece: A brilliant and moving must-read tribute to the courage, professionalism, and serious balls that is Johnny: Johnny Weir, Olympic Champion.

Plus so much social media love! Two small samples here and here.

And be sure to tune in or DVR him tonight on Access Hollywood! Because he went fishing! LOLWUT (see below. UPDATE: Yes, we have the video!)

Note: If you have NBC Sports Network on your cable or satellite package but have missed his broadcasts, they may be available to watch through your on-demand service. For everyone else: please keep watching this space. Links to his commentaries below, with more coming soon....!

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

(Missed out on their commentary? 
Catch up at last with our ninja video specialists! 
Links below at the end of this section!)

Thursday, February 13.

Olympic Zone with Tanith Belbin!
Video link.

Via Tara: “Part 1 Lets get dressed. 
#MatchingLife See @johnnygweir 
for Part 2 @taraandjohnny”

Via Johnny: “Let’s Get Dressed Part 2. 
Part 1: @taralipinski Part 3: @taraandjohnny 
#matchinglife #Sochic2014”

Via Tara and Johnny: “Let’s Get Dressed:Part 3. 
Parts 1&2 via @taralipinski and 
@johnnygweir #Sochic2014”

And the result. Via Johnny: “Today’s Look: 
Leathers & jacket by RIA LA, Wedges by 
@RICKOWENSONLINE, Necklaces by @joomilim, 
bracelet by @nialayajewelry. @bpcm”

At the arena with special friends. 
Via Johnny: С днём рождения Татьяна Анатольевна! 
Celebrating with Olympic diving champion 
Elena Vatsekhovskaya!”

On the air, having fun, and 
winning yet more rave reviews!
Screencap from the NBC livestream.

Wednesday, February 12.

UPDATE! Photo via Getty.

Via Tara: “#DreamTeam #TerryGannon @johnnygweir 
My @stelladot necklace is making me happy tonite!”

Live on the air!
Screencap from the NBC livestream.

Tuesday, February 11.
Featuring the Fuchsia That Ate the Internet.

Via Johnny: “Today’s Look: Blazer Vintage @Chanel, 
Jewels @joomilim, Leathers @GPugh_Studio, 

Via Tara: “Today’s vibe @ElizandJames 
@HELMUTLANG Shoes @LKBennettLondon 
And of course the jewels @Cartier @CHANEL”

Via Tara: “Sneak Away Monday. 
Show us & @NBColympics @nbcsports pics of you 
sneaking away at work to watch 
#TaraandJohnny Coverage starts at 10am!”

Via Johnny: “The unsung hero of my night...
my braided pomp. Thank you everyone for your support 
and for supporting figure skating!”
OMG love his hair.

The Dream Team arrives at work.
All of this series via Getty.

On the air! 
Screencap from the NBC livestream.

Brief adorable clip!
Via @rickcalk on Instagram.

Bonus pic!! From this article.

And also there’s this.

So apparently Johnny went fishing with Billy Bush from Access Hollywoodand the segment should air tonight! Brief preview video here with just the still above. Starting at about 1:16, Billy says: 

Johnny Weir shows up. He looks fantastic in Valentino waders. We went looking for fish, and I’ll tell you: the score was one to nothing. At the end, one of us caught a fish and one of us didn’t. You’ll have to tune in to find out!

UPDATE: Here they are!!

And Johnny is pure comedic gold. :D
Video link.

Bonus vid!! Via @TaraAndJohnny on Instagram. 
Possibly filmed around the same time 
as this bit of lolarity.

At last!! Catch up on Johnny 
and Tara’s Olympic commentary!

Video links:

More to come!

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


WheresMyKoppy said...

We just had our cable turned on yesterday. Earlier today mom and I caught some of Johnny and Tara on the earlier broadcast. Mom was impressed, and said Johnny was doing a really good job. I'm glad for all the positive attention he is getting right now! I'd like to see the Billy Bush thing...

Another great blog, MM! We can always count on you!

germansoulmate said...

You know...these pics you posted of Johnny and Tara arriving at work remind so much of the English Queen arriving at any location.I actually whispered to myself: "The Queen has arrived" These pics are amazing and wonderful and beautiful and more. Can´t stop staring at them.

I also love the fishing vid. Johnny always manages to make me laugh. He has done it again. He never dissappoints.

Thank you for finding all the tidbits, vids and interviews and posting it in one place to come back to. A work of love for a man who transpires love and light and smiles. Our guy is awesome.