Wednesday, August 13, 2014

"Be Gorgeous Without Your Pants"

Johnny signs autographs and takes a few last photos 
with fans at the airport in Taiwan before boarding 
his flight home at the conclusion of the Artistry on Ice tour.
Photo © Karen Wolffy.

50+ Artistry on Ice pics below!!

Plus all-new videos, 
including Beijing and Guangzhou
press conferences!

Also below: Amazing 
special bonus
video from Japan!

UPDATE: Two more Japan 
videos just added, plus: 
HD video from the AOI Taiwan
TV broadcast!

Just announced!! Johnny will be perfoming
in An Evening With Champions, hosted 
at Harvard University’s Bright Hockey Center 
in Boston, MA, September 19 and 20! 
This annual charity show is a fundraiser for 
the Jimmy Fund of the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. 
Yes, VIP tickets are available, which include 
admission to a meet-n-greet with the skaters. 
East Coast fans: don’t miss this one! 
Show and ticket info here.

West Coast fans: this one’s for you!! 
Tickets are available for this August 27 
charity event in northern California, 
which benefits the educational programs of the
San Francisco 49ers Academy. Though he’s not skating at
this event, Johnny will be the emcee for the evening—
and that alone is worth the price of admission. 
Event and ticket info here.

Johnny has revealed the results! 
Did your favorite win?

Johnny’s performing  
in Sun Valley, ID, this Saturday, August 16. 
A few tickets are still available. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!

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...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Kayso yesterday was a day in which I drove across the entire width of this state and back to retrieve some things from the attic of a place where I stored a bunch of stuff and which is now completely infested with bats. Because my life is really horrifyingly nightmarish interesting like that, and this is the sort of thing you do when you’re me. Other people might spend the day at, say, a normal job, or perhaps enjoying a random late-summer day off, or helping their children get geared up for back-to-school, or buying tickets to attend every upcoming Johnny event (see above!), or simply posing in a window and looking amazing against a cityscape backdrop:

Via Johnny: “I ❤️ NY because a nightgown 
can pass as dinner attire.”

I did this.

As longtime readers of this blog may recall, bats are not my favorite. Fortunately there’s still tons of stuff left over from Artistry on Ice that is. So please enjoy this new incredible collection of favorites, mostly off-ice Johnnnyness from China, including a ton of videos that will leave you smiling for the rest of the day—a day in which hopefully you, at least, are not doing anything that requires using the word “guano” in a sentence.

But first: we begin with current events—or current to me, since I’m still catching up on yesterday....

Anatomy of a Photo Shoot

On Tuesday Johnny did what appears, from every angle, to be an epic photo shoot for his Sundance / EPIX documentary, To Russia With Love, which premieres October 22. These tantalizing scenes from the shoot were shared on various Instagrams. Cannot wait to see more.

Via stylist @jewliebrooke: 
“Obviously it’s a @johnnygweir prep day”

Via EPIX: “We’re shooting with @johnnygweir today! 
Here’s a sneak peek at some of his wardrobe options. 
#ootd #fashion #clothes #epix #behindthescenes”

Via @jewliebrooke: 
“@johnnygweir #duh”

Via @dabeebs: “Hanging with the very lovely 
#JohnnyGWeir #toRussiaWithLove 
#olympics #film #werk”

Via @nathanrosenkrantz: “Gettin weird with Weir! 
@johnnygweir #secretfingerwave #bts #onset #alternastylist 
@alternahaircare @brydgesmackinney”

Via Johnny: “Long day! Thank you @EPIX 
and everyone involved in today’s shoot! 

Via Johnny: “On set with the incredible @colbymakeup. 
Promo shoot day for @EPIX. #ToRussiaWithLove”

Via EPIX: “Aerial view of today’s shoot with 
@johnnygweir. #ToRussiaWithLove 
#ootd #fashion #photoshoot #EPIX #TV”

Via @colbymakeup: “A day with @johnnygweir 
is the best day ever. #johnnyweir #lipstick”

Via @jewliebrooke: “Reunited 
and it feels so good @johnnygweir”

Via Johnny: “My amazing stylist 
and wardrobe maven, @jewliebrooke. 

Via Johnny: “It takes a village! Thank you 
to my amazing style team for a great shoot! 
@nathanrosenkranz @jewliebrooke @colbymakeup”

Via Johnny: “Kiss! 
So excited for #torussiawithlove 
this fall on @EPIX!”

Photos below credited per Weibo stamp on each image unless otherwise noted. Please click any photo twice for the full-size image. Some may take a moment to load, but as always, are worth the wait.

Today’s AOI Favorites.
Part 1: More Video Heaven.

Johnny’s arrival in Beijing!
Video link.

At the Beijing airport. Haohewuyin explains: 
“On the card is written: ‘Welcome to Artistry on Ice in China 
for 5th time! Please keep calm in the hot weather 
and be gorgeous without your pants!’” 
Since Johnny’s been following a #nopants 
theme most of the summer...
Video link.

Beijing fan meeting! Watching this 
is one of the best ways to spend 30 minutes ever. 
And please enjoy Johnny’s one-word 
description of Stéphane...
Video link.

UPDATE: If the above YouTube has audio issues 
for you, please try this version!
Video link.

Beijing press conference!
Johnny and Stéphane appear to grow a bit... restless 
as the conference goes on. The fun begins at about 10:12, 
and again at about 12:10, and....
Video link.

A brief and beautiful official “Concubine” clip 
from Artistry on Ice.
Video link.

A portion of the clip above, 
with some intriguing enhancements!
Video link.

And super-special bonus: 
Guangzhou press conference!!
Video link.

Guangzhou version 2! With more footage!
Video link.

UPDATE!! Johnny's performances in Taiwan, 
from the HD television broadcast!
Video link.

Part 2: Scenes from an Airport. 
No. 5,632,597 in a Series.

These pics were taken at the Taiwan airport as Johnny was preparing to board his flight home. Yes, this stuff is in no order at all, unless me chirping, “Ooooo! I like these! And these! And these!” can be considered an organizing principle.

Photo © Karen Wolffy.

Photo © Karen Wolffy.

Photo © Karen Wolffy.

IDK what’s happening here... let’s make stuff up.

“Well, according to my careful calculations...

“...when properly folded, Stéphane is only about this big. 
So I think he should fit perfectly in this one.”

Yay! Problem solved. Now on to last-minute 
autgraphs and photos with fans.

And then this happened 
on the way through security...

Haohewuyin explains: 
“The security guy wants Johnny’s autograph.”

“He recognized Johnny as Yuji 
from ‘When Love Is Gone.’”

“But Johnny wants to sign the autograph 
with the security guy’s name on it.”

“So they look at his name tag.”

“So Johnny can be sure to get it right. ^_^


And fans are still photographing....

....every last glimpse....

...because it’s so hard to say goodbye to Johnny 
for another whole year.

Part 3: Shanghai Surprise.

The lovely Machiko Oka shares her Instagram pics for everyone to enjoy! All these were taken during Johnny’s time in Shanghai.

Post-performance, with beautiful flower garlands.

With Johnny Pandas in Shanghai! 
Wonderful Haohewuyin is on the far left.


And a brief lesson in Chinese with fans in Shanghai.
Video link.

Part 4: Gorgeous Flowers in Guangzhou.
With Bonus Edvin Marton.

I love these flower pics so much.

These are awesome and big.
Please click for full-size images.

Part 5: Random Bonus Pics.

Johnny at rehearsal. 
A very distinctive figure.
Via the Artistry on Ice Facebook page.

After the show in Taiwan.

Via the Taiwan fans’ public Facebook group.

Via Johnny’s Weibo: 
“Thank you Taipei!! I ️♥ Ю!”

Johnny in Guangzhou with the amazing Joveta Leo
who provided so many incredible photos 
throughout his AOI tour appearances.

Via the Artistry on Ice Facebook page.
Please click for full-size image. Wow.

More Johnny at rehearsal.

And one more. 
From the finale of the very last show.

Bonus videos!! Johnny-centric Shanghai finale.
Video link.

The full version of Fantasy on Ice 2014 in Toyama!!
Johnny’s Bollywood begins at about 36:17.
And at last: his hauntingly beautiful Schindler’s List, 
beginning at about 40:19.
Video link.

UPDATE!! Johnny’s Bollywood from Toyama. 
In case you just want to watch this part on repeat...
Video link.

Or this part: Johnny’s Schindler’s List. 
Simply breathtaking.
Video link.

Very special thanks to Haohewuyin and Johnny Pandas 
for the wonderful and endless supply 
of videos and photos, and to  Elena Vasileva 
for all her hard work as our video ninja!!

ICYMI: Magic Becomes Art...
60+ spectacular pics from Shanghai,
including the most beautiful 
“Concubine” series yet.

Stunning fan art by 
@glace_icywaterdri on Weibo. 

Beautiful mega-picspam from 
the Guangzhou livestream.

Photo art detail from an exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Bollywood in Beijing and Other Stories.
All the picspam one could possibly want 
of Johnny’s performance to Nagada Sang Dhol 
at the Beijing premiere of Artistry on Ice.

Photo © Maria Ma.

Love Is In Your Eyes.
Gorgeous photos of Johnny as the King’s Consort 
and partner Zhang Hao as the King in 
their stunning performance inspired by
“Farewell My Concubine,” from the opening show 
of the Artistry on Ice tour.  

Forbidden Love: The King’s Consort.
First look at Johnny and partner Zhang Hao
in their premiere performance inspired by
“Farewell My Concubine.”  

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.
Please, please click here 
for stunning full-size image.

The Weibocalypse Is Nigh.
Thursday rehearsal pics plus coverage 
of the Beijing press conference!
Please click here for beautiful full-size image, 
and roll around in the picspam here.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Surrounded By So Much Love.
Wednesday rehearsal pics plus fan meeting pics!
Not all of the rehearsal was quite this serious, though.... 
Please click for beautiful full-size image,
and enjoy all the endless picspam here

Johnny stars in To Russia With Love
a new documentary about LGBT athletes, portions of which 
were filmed in secret during his time in Sochi as an NBC figure 
skating commentator. He also is an executive producer for the film, 
a project of Robert Redford’s Sundance Productions, 
which will premiere October 22.
More info here and on the EPIX website.

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!

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.

Also on the blog:
“Rise Like a Phoenix”
An exquisite black-and-white series 
of Johnny at rehearsal. 
Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.
Please click twice for larger image.

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! 

Watch bonus clips 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 2014 Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved


aaaack said...

Those are the prettiest flower wreaths I've ever seen, and a wonderful reminder to all of Johnny's moment of Olympic triumph in 2010.

r krafft said...

I love those round sunglasses. Such style! Any idea what brand they are?

Binky and the Misfit Mimes said...

Johnny said the sunglasses are an Italian brand called "Liberation." Love them!