Friday, August 1, 2014

Concubine

Johnny as the King’s Consort 
in today’s performance of “Farewell My Concubine” 
in Guangzhou, with partner Zhang Hao skating as the King. 
Photo art detail from an exclusive photo © Joveta Leo
Full version below.



50+ Artistry on Ice pics below, 
including exclusives plus
video captures from today’s
Guangzhou livestream!!

And also some of this from Shanghai:




NEW: Fan poll 
on Johnny’s official website!! 
Voting continues through August 5. 
More details below!



Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny just finished his Fantasy on Ice tour 
performances, so get ready: the Weibocalypse 
of Artistry on Ice is happening now! 
Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!


Johnny’s ONLY US performance 
this summer will be in Sun Valley, ID, August 16. 
Tickets on sale now. 
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.



Today’s favorites: Lots and lots of Guangzhou, including exclusive pics from the amazing show that was livestreamed around the world earlier today, plus: a bonus section to die for from Shanghai.

Among many wonderful moments, the highlight of the day was another beautifully successful throw jump for Johnny during his Guangzhou performance with partner Zhang Hao. Below you’ll see a glimpse of what it took to get there... 



Photos below credited per Weibo stamp on each image unless otherwise noted. Please, please click any photo twice for the full-size image. Many are gloriously huge and offer fabulous detail. These may take a moment to load, but are well worth the wait.



Today’s Favorites.
Part 1. Morning in Guangzhou With Johnny.

Yes, this is how it started:

Via Johnny: “Full night of sleep, music in my heart, 
so ready for tonight’s show in Guangzhou!”


He got dressed!


Rehearsals.
Via Johnny’s Instagram: “Did you do 
a throw triple axel today? #Throw3A #ZhangHao ”



Part 2. Showtime.

Johnny in the opening number.
He’s already got his Bollywood eye makeup on.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.


Bollywood.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.


Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.


Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.


Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.


Bollywood video from the livestream!
Video link.



Next Johnny transforms from a Bollywood dancer 
to a king’s concubine. 
Stunning photos posted to Weibo 
by his amazing makeup artist Shi Yao, 
who called him “American Superstar Johnny G. Weir.”









With Shi Yao.



Concubine.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.


Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.


Photo via Getty.


Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.


Photo via Getty.


Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.


Photo via Getty.


Photo via Getty.


Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.


Photo via Getty.


Photo via Getty.


Photo via Getty.


Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.


Video from the livestream!
Video link.


Another version from the livestream!
Video link.



Finale!
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.


Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.


Finale from the livestream!
Video link.



Part 3. Post-Show.

With Li Zijun.


With Li and Yan Han.


Flowers!


With Edvin Marton.


Via Johnny’s Instagram: “My Room=Secret Garden! 
Thank you Joveta, Junko-San and all 
my Chinese fans for so much happiness!”


Via Johnny: “Concubine. 
Thank you Guangzhou, I love you!”



Part 4. Guangzhou 
Press Conference Redux.

Because we  just can’t have too many pics from this event. 
Although we’re still dying for video...















Part 5. Also This Happened.

And was posted to Weibo by Hongbo.




Part 6. Johnny and Yan Han 
Hang Out in Guangzhou.









Via Johnny: “Runnin’ with the chicest man 
in China today, @yanhan111!!”



Part 7. What Bonus Sections Are Made for:
Johnny and St├ęphane in Shanghai.

These are glorious and happily huge pics. 
Please click them and pore over every detail. 
I’ll just be here all weekend.





















Part 8. Postscript:
What It Takes to Be a Champion.

Via Johnny’s Instagram: “Life is about perseverance. 
If at first you don’t succeed, try, try, try again.”




Yes.



Very special thanks to Joveta Leo 
for the exclusive photos, 
to Jenn Kittler and Elena Vasileva 
for their hard work as video ninjas, 
and to all the Chinese fans 
for such amazing pics and vids!! 



ICYMI: 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!
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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!”
IN THE SAME WAY THAT IT NEEDS AIR.
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!


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