Monday, May 5, 2014

Winged Victory

The stunningly gorgeous Johnny in his equally stunning 
Pegasus-themed Kentucky Derby hat, a creation 
so beyond fabulous that upon the first tweeted photos, 
multiple headlines immediately declared 
Johnny the winner of the Derby. 
Photo via Getty Images, and a zillion kudos 
to the hat’s designer, Kerin Rose Gold of A. Morir.

40+ more pics from 
the Derby below!

Coming up: 
tons of pics/vids from 
Kentucky Oaks!

Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.

Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

So Johnny was onscreen for a grand total of about six minutes during three hours of Kentucky Derby coverage on NBC and yet he’s the main thing everyone’s talking about.

Which is exactly how I like my sporting event aftermath.

Steps to make your Monday the best Monday ever:

(1) Please check out all the great articles on Johnny’s official website for a tiny sample of the love tsunami for both the man and his hat.

(2) Watch his entire Derby broadcast appearance below, all segments helpfully spliced together by our dear video ninja Jenn Kittler.

(3) Enjoy the brief representative Twitter reaction below. Oh, and the pics. Yes, we have some. In fact we have so many from the weekend that I am forced to split this into two posts, with Kentucky Oaks coverage coming later this week. But since life is short and thus I always have dessert first, we begin our recap with “Johnny Weir and the Best Kentucky Derby Hat of All Time,” with thanks to Elizabeth Licata of The Gloss: “Johnny Weir and the Best Kentucky Derby Hat of All Time sounds like the title of a children’s book. I would read that book to my kids every day until they were 30.”

Video!! Here it is: Every magical Johnny moment 
from Saturday’s broadcast! Thank you, Jenn! 
(And thanks also for suggesting the title of today’s post,
based on a Johnny quote in this footage.)

Johnny Wins the Derby.
Part 1. Johnny Wears a Hat.
Twitter Reacts.

Part 2.
The Red Carpet.

These may take a moment to load, but they’re worth the wait. Please click any photo twice for the full-size image. Some of these are quite pleasingly huge. All photos via Getty Images unless otherwise noted.

Via USA Today Sports.


Via USA Today Sports.

Part 3.
Random Candid Shots.

Via @SimonTVG: “Tara lipinski and Johnny weir 
doing each other’s make up”

Via @SimonTVG: “Tara lipinski and Johnny weir”

Via @kirbylouisville: “Johnny Weir 
waiting to walk Red  Carpet #kyderby”

Via @kirbylouisville: “Johnny Weir, Tara Lapinski, 
Carson Kressley #kyderby Red Carpet”

Via @dylanlovan: “@johnnygweir wins best hat 
at this year’s Kentucky Derby.”

Via @TheVoiceTribune: “Johnny Weir 
and Tara Lipinski on the red carpet.”

Via “Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir 
are interviewed by Todd the Intern (Todd Seda) 
with the Late Show with David Letterman”

Via David Caplan: “W @johnnygweir 
and tara lipinski #kyderby”

Via NBC Sports Network: “.@JohnnyGWeir & @taralipinski 
stopped by the #Paddock140 to give their #KyDerby picks”
One of the first photos to go viral.

Via @sandstep: “Johnny Weir’s 
Pegasus Kentucky Derby Hat. 
What an incredible individual this man is.”

Via Heather Zeller: “Another look at 
@JohnnyGWeir’s #KentuckyDerby hat. 
It’s glorious. (via @TheVoiceTribune)”

Via Johnny: “Me and my munchkin @taralipinski 
with the legendary Richie Sambora@ Churchill Downs.” 
This photo is next to go viral and is featured EVERYWHERE.

Via NBC Sports Network: “You asked. We deliver. 
@JohnnyGWeir’s epic & custom made #KYDerby hat Pegasus.” 
This shot also goes viral.

Just 30 minutes into NBC’s coverage, 
and he’s trending on Twitter.

Gawker grabs Johnny’s Instagram pic 
and the NBC Sports Network pic,
and becomes the top news story for Johnny.

Via @JohnBoelWAVE3: 
“I only requested 1 pic today: 
ambushed Johnny Weir coming out 
of the port O let in this outfit.”

Via @sukimulberg: “#kyderby fun with 
@johnnygweir weir and @fashion1staid”

Via Christian Hellmers of the reality show
Horseplayers: “@JohnnyGWeir all chrome is stylish 
during derby! @kyderby @CalChrome”

Via “#TaraLipinski and #JohnnyWeir 
performed their NBC broadcasting duties 
at the #Kentucky #Derby.” Here they’re with fellow 
NBC Sports commentator Carolyn Manno.

Via Tara: “Thank you for this amazing dress 
@olivertolentinocouture #KYDerby”

Via Carolyn Manno: “So glad to have met you 
@taralipinski and @JohnnyGWeir !! 
You two are as sweet as you are fashionable”

Via @TaraandJohnny: “Hats! Yaaas. 
So long Kentucky Derby. #TaraandJohnny”

Via Tara: “Too much fun for too many hours 
can cause this @johnnygweir #KYDerby” 
Reposted by Johnny: “My favorite image of the Derby. 
Reverse spoon with @taralipinski.”

Bonus vid!! Via @TaraandJohnny: 
“What have we learned from the #KYDerby”
Johnny says: “That real men wear feathers on their head.” 

Bonus pic!! Via Kerin Rose Gold, the creative genius 
behind Johnny’s hat: “Here’s a look at the Pegasus hat 
I made for @johnnygweir for the Kentucky Derby 
for his NBC commentator gig! Such a fun project 
for duck a great friend! #kerinrosegold #kentuckyderby”

And finally: As my dear friend Deb Walsh described him, 
“@johnnygweir is #GildedAge #perfection in 
@KERINROSEGOLD #MadHattery at the #KentuckyDerby”
Original photo tweeted by @SimonTVG. 
Amazing Photoshop by artist @@MDCXVIII.

ICYMI: Johnny plans to discuss his personal difficulties just once, 
in an exclusive interview with Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush. 
The three-part interview is available at these links:

UPDATE: In response to a rash of erroneous reports in the media, 
Johnny spoke briefly with Access Hollywood again
to set the record straight.

Johnny and Tara’s brilliant commentary 
segment from Late Night With Seth Meyers!
Video link.
Watch their interview with Seth here.

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:
“Favorite Fairytale”
Beautiful Johnny being happy on the ice. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

“Cure for the Uncommon Cold”
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.

“Random Tuesday Roundup, Or: Is It Summer Yet?”
More Sun Valley
 since because Chiberia. 
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:

aaaack said...

Johnny's hat looks like it was spun and whipped out of clouds, frost, and sugar crystals. Tara Lipinski is a rose is a rose is a rose.

Tara and Johnny ride again on the wings of broadcast and the NBC peacock!