Friday, November 28, 2014

"The Happiest Morning!"

Johnny at Sheremetyevo International Airport 
upon his arrival in Moscow Thursday morning. 
Despite the monstrous weekday Moscow traffic and the 
early hour, fans were on hand to shower him with love!
Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.

25+ exclusive pics below!!

with wonderful new photos 
and video clip from Russia!

PLUS: all-new 
commentary videos!

Johnny will be competing 
(yes, competing!) in the 
Medal Winners Open in January!
Info here!

Performances begin next week! 
Evgeni Plushenko’s “enchanting fairy tale 
on ice for the whole family” begins December 5! 
The show is based on an adaptation of 
Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Snow Queen, 
with Johnny playing the role of Kai. 
New teaser here!
Behind-the-scenes sneak peek here.

The Dream Team returns for the 
Grand Prix Final!! Catch all the action 
on NBC with Johnny on December 21!

Note: since he’s in Russia, Johnny will not be 
doing this weekend’s commentary on NHK Trophy.
However, I believe Tara Lipinski and Terry Gannon 
will be part of the announcing team 
this Sunday, November 30, 4 pm ET on NBC.

For more exclusive Johnny photos, please visit 
the official website of my fav photographer, David Ingogly!
New never-before-seen rehearsal pics have just 
been added to the site, with more to come. 
Check back often for new uploads!

Available on demand from EPIX!! 
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.
More info here and on the EPIX website.

The official trailer!
Video link.

A fascinating Q&A with Johnny
don’t miss it!

The essence of all beautiful art,
all great art, is gratitude. 
— Friedrich Nietzsche

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.

OK, I’ve surfaced momentarily from my Traditional Four-Day Tryptophan Coma just for you and just because lovely Elena Vasileva sent me amazing exclusive pics from Johnny’s arrival in Moscow yesterday AND Jenn Kittler has uploaded Johnny’s most recent NBC commentary for all to enjoy. So here you go: all kinds of Johnny goodness to roll around in throughout the weekend whilst we anticipate Snow King pics/vids, and to tide us over until Johnny returns for Grand Prix Final commentary next month. Happy Thanksgiving to all!

Rostelecom Cup, part 1.
Video link.

Rostelecom Cup, part 2.
Video link.

Trophée Eric Bompard, part 1.
Video link.

Trophée Eric Bompard, part 2.
Video link.

New pics/vids from Russia!

Translation: “I was so happy to teach a master class with my 
friends tonight. More than 250 children came to skate! Go kids!”

Some of the masters of the master class.
Via Anastasiya Bochkareva.

Via @svetapoln.

Via @svetapoln.

Johnny with Katarina Gerboldt.
Via @svetapoln.

Via Maria Sergejeva.

Via Anastasiya Bochkareva.

Via Anastasiya Bochkareva.

And the best thing ever. 
Via @svetapoln.

One more, via Johnny: “Spent the day without my phones 
and it was genius, but I missed you guys! Here’s another one 
from Red Square... @ Красная Площадь

Johnny in Moscow today! A study in hats.
Via his Instagram: “It’s cold! Я❤️Москву

Via his Instagram: “Pretty things! 
@ Арбат / Arbat Street”

Our story begins Wednesday with this tweet 
from Johnny around 11:30 am ET.


Via Jim Newman of the Village People: 
“Flying to Moscow with Olympic star Johnny Weir”

Via Felipe Rose of the Village People.

And then we had radio silence until about 1:30 am ET Thursday, when pics started apearing on Twitter:

Via Alla Tarasova: “Russian Thanksgiving!”
(He’s holding something yummy that Alla brought for him!)

Via Alla Tarasova: “Suddenly...” 
Yes, there he is with the Village People in Moscow!

Via Elena Vasileva: “It was the happiest morning! 
@JohnnyGWeir is in Moscow again!”

Via Alla: “Джонни Вейр в аэропорту Шереметьево.” 
[Johnny Weir at Sheremetyevo Airport.”]

Via Nadia Vasilyeva: “Darling @johnnygweir

Via Irina Volkova: “My sweet sweet boy arrived to Moscow ❤️ 
thank you @johnnygweir for nice morning!”

Via Svetlana Shcherbakova: “Спасибо за эту встречу! 
Спустя два года мы снова встретились!)) @johnnygweir.” 
[Thank you for this meeting! Two years later 
we met again!)) @johnnygweir.]

Via Alla Tarasova: “Johnny having a chat 
with his Russian fans in SVO-2.” 
With him are Nadia and Elena.

The following are exclusive photos from Elena Vasileva. Please click any photo twice for the full-size image. These are all just beautiful. Thank you so much, Elena!!

With two of his favorite things: 
flowers and Starbucks!

More pics with the Village People!

Elena explained that the traffic was terrible that morning, 
so Johnny called to check on when his driver might arrive...

...aaaaaand it’s going to be a little while....

At last, his transportation is here!

One last item to load into the car, and then he’ll be off 
to the hotel and days of Snow King rehearsals....

Thank you again so much, Elena, 
for sharing this beauty with all of us!

Bonus video!! ICYMI: Here’s Johnny 
looking amazing and cracking everyone up
at USA Swimming’s annual Golden Goggle Awards
 earlier this week. He and Rebecca Soni presented
the first award of the evening for 
“Female Race of the Year” to Katie Ledecky.

Yes, there’s video of just his segment!
I love that he’s introduced as 
“a performer of singular style on the ice and off, 
who emerged with partner Tara Lipinski as 
a one-of-a-kind voice of his sport during the 2014 Sochi
Olympics: three-time national skating champion
and fashion guru Johnny Weir.”
Video link.
Fab Johnny selfie with Ryan Lochte here!

Thanksgiving flashback!! In November 2011, 
Johnny was the gloriously sparkly “Winter Monarch” 
of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. 
Spectacular picspam here!

ICYMI: Full video of Johnny’s  
Johnny’s segment begins at about 30:51.

Also on the blog: My Dream Continues.”
The final set of beautiful Bollywood picspam
 plus translation of a wonderful 
Johnny interview from Japan.

42 Seconds.”
Stunning new exclusive photos of Johnny’s “Human”
performance at An Evening With Champions.
Absolutely breathtaking.

Sweet Memories.”
Johnny returns to Russia! 
And he’s greeted at the airport by fans 
who have not seen him for two years. 
A wonderful series of photos not to be missed!

The first series of exclusive photos from 
An Evening With Champions, featuring 
Johnny’s debut of the spectacular dragon costume 
given to him by his Chinese fans.

Bold Beauty: Bollywood Revisited.”
A stunning new look at Johnny’s 
Nagada Sang Dhol program 
in a series of 35+ exclusive photos, 
plus exclusive video.

To Stand in a Ray of Sunlight.”
Gorgeous sun-drenched photos 
of Johnny at rehearsal in Sun Valley, 
plus exclusive video of his practice.

The US debut of Johnny’s stunning 
and hauntingly beautiful new program.
Selected exclusive photos, 
plus exclusive HD video.

Be Gorgeous Without Your Pants.”
50+ Artistry on Ice pics plus all-new videos, 
including Beijing and Guangzhou
press conferences!

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.

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 on Thursdays 
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


Alexander Gonzalez said...

Simple, Genuine, Pure --- LOVE ---- You inspire and make us proud!

Alexander Gonzalez said...

Simple, Pure, Genuine, LOVE.... Thanks Johnny :)

Maggie Strasser said...

Even tired & jet-lagged, Johnny is a study in Beauty.

From within and out.