Friday, February 21, 2014

The Totally Ready for Prime Time Players

Beautiful Johnny in Athenian gold theme,
after the ladies’ free skate Thursday night. 
Photo via Getty.

YES!! Prime time, baby! 
NBC’s evening programming block,
at 8 pm EST on Saturday
Check local listings, and don’t miss it!

Dear NBC: Thank you!! 
Next up: Let’s see them co-hosting SNL, please!

UPDATE!! Johnny’s magnificent hair for 
his prime time appearance tonight. Via his Instagram: 
“Today’s Hair: Chanel Brooch, Flora Fresh from Sochi, 
Weave by @mrericalt, Styling by Mariola!”

UPDATE!! This just announced by USA Today: Sochi Won’t Be Last of Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir:

Don’t worry, America. Figure skating at the Sochi Olympics may be over, but you haven’t seen the last of Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski.

The duo are leaving Sochi following their last show for NBC and heading to Los Angeles, where they’ll critique fashion at the Oscars for Access Hollywood.

More pics 
+ all-new video playlist 

OK, today is just a brief hodgepodge of leftovers from Sochi, all of which are not to be missed, but the salient points are:

(1) At the end of this post is a fantastic ICYMI playlist of some of the videos from various sources that were... less accessible to some fans than one might want (well, actually, one might want a webcam that simply broadcasts a live feed of Johnny 24/7, as one has wanted since about early 2010, but one makes do with every. single. snippet. of. footage. that one can find on the Internet for now) until just this moment. Our video ninjas have been hard at work, so please enjoy the incredibly sparkly and laugh-out-loud results below, now available everywhere. As they should be.

(2) As noted above, the Dream Team is hitting prime time! They’ll be commentating along with beloved straight man Terry Gannon on the Olympic Figure Skating Gala during NBC’s evening programming block on Saturday beginning at 8 pm EST. The epitome of must-see TV—don’t miss it!!

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

Saturday, February 22.

Via Johnny: “Today’s Look: Blazer vintage 
Button down @sandro_us Necklaces @ericksonbeamonofficial 

Via @TaraAndJohnny: “Today we wear....
floral and fauna #taraandjohnny”
Yes. Even Terry.

Monday, February 17.
Ice Dance - Free Dance.

Gorgeous photo from this excellent piece 
by Bleacher Report: How Gay Figure Skating Icon 
All uses of “icon” and “legend” in reference 
to Johnny are always appreciated.

In contrast to Johnny’s serious demeanor above, 
may I offer this, also from the free dance: 
Hands down the best thing you’ll see all day. 
Especially at about 1:34, and again starting at 
about 2:12 and lasting forever...
Video link.

And then there’s this. 
Johnny’s Skyfall lip-sync game is medal-worthy.
Video link.

Wednesday, February 19.
Ladies Short Program.

On the Today Show. 
Photo via Getty.

Via @olympicchaz: “Watch ‘the Insider’ tonight 
on CBS for our segment with Johnny & Tara 
from Outside the Sochi Iceberg Arena!”

The resulting video from @olympicchaz.
More of his interview is also included 
in this video from Yahoo Insider.

Thursday, February 20.
Ladies Free Skate.

Via Getty.

Via Getty.

Via @colinratushniak: 
“This photo just made me smile. 
#Sochi2014 @Tara_Lipinski @JohnnyGWeir”

Via Getty. 

Via @amandarykoff: This has been 
an absolute blast with you.’ - Terry Gannon 
to @TaraandJohnny. The best!”
I love Terry.

After the ladies’ competition. 
Via Getty.

Via Getty.

Via @_vivaciouslyv, editor-in-chief 
at PoshPoisePolish: “On Thursdays 
we wear black and gold. 

Via @msnbclockup: “Our EP gets a 
special shoutout from Sochi! 
@johnnygweir @taralipinski #Sochi2014”

Friday, February 21.
Day off. But not really.

Via Johnny: “Today’s Look: Top Half @sandro_us 
& @ericksonbeamonofficial, 
Bottom half Romeo and Juliet Couture 
and @louboutinworld. 
Miss my truck, trash bin will do.”

Via Willie Geist: “An exclusive preview of tonight’s 
@TaraandJohnny look. Old Hollywood comes to Sochi. 
@Tara_Lipinski @JohnnyGWeir”

Via @TaraAndJohnny: 
“Good news from a dear friend.... 
@williegeist #taraandjohnny” 
AMAZING news, in fact!

Video Heaven

Here’s your video playlist of fabulosity. We’ll start you off with this one, which I love beyond all reason, and leave you to it...

Johnny Weir, Deserted Island Must-Haves (my other fav of sparkling insanity)

Johnny Weir, Primetime with Bob Costas

Johnny Weir’s Fashion

Johnny Weir, Ladies’ Preview, Today

Johnny Weir, Bay Area NBC

Johnny Weir, Tennis, Today

Johnny Weir, Access Hollywood, 02-20-2014

Johnny Weir, Bob Costas 02-20-14

Very special thanks 
to Jenn Kittler for the videos!!

Gaaaah it’s almost over!
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


Bubblebabe3000 said...

GO JOHNNY & TARA! How can you not love these two? Modern, edgy, talented and refreshing! A breath of fresh air among the usual stuffiness and rote. Love them to pieces!!XXOO

aaaack said...

It's so great to see the rest of the world rediscovering Tara and Johnny as commentators.

Johnny should really take a few tennis lessons. He probably has an insane balancing and diving ability. Tennis surfaces likely are much softer than ice.