Thursday, January 29, 2015


Johnny and Tara at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day, 
offering their version of the Heisman pose.
Via Jane McManus of ESPN.
Fav pic of the day.

Media roundup below, 
plus exclusive vids from US Nats!

Check back often for updates!!

Via Access Hollywood Live Friday morning: 
“What a fab duo!! Here with @taralipinski and
@johnnygweir on #access talking about their shared
#Superbowl crush for the ‘big.polish.nice’ #gronk”
Full video below!

“Cris Collinsworth deployed two of his sharpest NBC 
colleagues to Super Bowl Media Day: Johnny Weir and
Tara Lipinski. But it wasn’t long before the cameras turned
on the duo and they were the stars of the show.” 
Best Media Day interviews ever. 
Go watch now. And re-watch. And re-watch...

It’s Super Bowl Weekend! 
Don’t miss a moment of Johnny & Tara:
they’ll be on Access Hollywood Live
More info on Johnny’s official website!

NEW!! Now available on demand 
from EPIX and NETFLIX!! 
Johnny stars in To Russia With Love
a 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.
Watch the trailer here!
More info on the GLAAD nomination here.

The US Nats Gala will air 
this Saturday, January 31!
Catch all the action on NBC with 
Johnny, Tara, and Uncle Terry Gannon!

Want to wish Johnny a happy 2015?
By popular demand, per Johnny’s official Facebook page,
you can write to Johnny at his new fan mail address:
Johnny Weir Fan Mail, P.O. Box 32326, 
Chicago, IL 60632. Yay!!

Sold-out shows night after night! 
After a triumphant debut in Moscow, 
Evgeni Plushenko’s “enchanting fairy tale 
on ice for the whole family” has now completed the
second leg of the tour in St. Petersburg,
with hopefully more dates to come! 
The show is based on an adaptation of 
Hans Christian Andersen’s story, The Snow Queen, 
with Johnny playing the role of Kai. 
More coverage here and here!

Amazing new teaser clip!
Video link.

OK, so within the endless deluge of Super Bowl-related media that has cascaded into our lives this week (please visit Johnny’s official website for lots of coverage), the salient points are: Johnny will be on our TVs multiple times (!!!), including these appearances (and possibly more, so I’ll keep sifting through and updating here if necessary):

Friday: Access Hollywood Live, 11 am ET (check local listings for time/channel in your area). UPDATE: And also: The Soup, 10 pm ET. 

Saturday: Super Bowl Zone, 7:30 pm ET. This half-hour pre-pregame show will include “Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski visiting Rawhide Western Town, an 1880s-style theme park in Phoenix, for an authentic Old West experience”.... UPDATE: They’ll also be appearing on Cris Collinsworth’s Super Bowl Special, 5 pm ET, to offer their take on their first-ever Super Bowl Media Day. I think their segment may include some of the player interviews they did. #Gronk

Sunday: Super Bowl Pregame, beginning 12 noon ET and carrying on for six (SIX) hours. Johnny & Tara will be interviewing celebs at NBC’s VIP Tailgate Party and offering their own commentary as well. Scheduled celebs include Elizabeth Banks, Adriana Lima, and Chris Pratt (!).

So thrilled for him (and so enjoying him wading into the testosterone-drenched lion’s den that is the NFL in his skin-tight leathers and four-inch wedges), and can’t wait to see all of this!

And the other big news this week, ICYMI above: Johnny’s GLAAD-nominated documentary, To Russia With Love, is now available on Netflix! Go watch it now! (And please do click the image for the nicely huge full-size poster.)

So US Nationals happened!! Which immediately segued into Super Bowl stuff, so please visit Johnny’s Instagram and the blog’s Facebook page for pics of his amazing attire choices during all his commentary segments.

But though we have a dearth of pics here, we do have exclusive video! With more coming soon, so please keep checking back for  updates.

Very special thanks, as always, to our fantastic video ninja Jenn Kittler!

Johnny and Tara preview the men’s free skate at US Nats.
Video link.

Johnny & Tara’s take on skating’s infamous Kiss & Cry. 
Johnny’s impressions of Galina and of Tara at age 15 are priceless.
Video link.

Johnny & Tara’s Best Dressed segment for US Nats ladies.
Video link.

Johnny & Tara explain how they each like to warm up.
Video link.

Johnny & Tara are ready for the Super Bowl!
Video link.


Latest pics/vids. 
Please check back often for updates!

UPDATES!! Via Super Bowl on NBC:
“It’s officially a Party Once @JohnnyGWeir & 
@taralipinski make an entrance! #JohnnyTara #SB49”
(I love the #JohnnyTara hashtag)

Via Susie Popovich, backstage at Johnny & Tara’s 
appearance on The Soup: “If I could be part of @taraandjohnny 
permanent glam squad, it would be pretty awesome. 
One of the best nights I’ve ever had at work. 
#makeupartists E! #TalkSoup #phoenix #lovemyjob 
#taralipinski #johnnyweir”

Via Johnny: “Love The Soup!”

Via Access Hollywood Live: 
“#SB49 just got WAY more fab now that 
@taralipinski and @JohnnyGWeir are here!”

Via Access Hollywood Live: 
“Johnny Weir & Tara Lipinski are both crushing On Gronk”

Full video of their entire segment on Access Hollywood Live!
Video link.

Via Johnny: “Look of the morning: 
Shoulder Bolero by @davidkomalondon, Belt @giuseppezanottiworld, 
Pant @andrelanderosmichel Styled with @whathewears”

Via @TaraandJohnny: 
“Backstage secrets @ The Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix.”
This is the best thing ever.

Via @ehoffman73: “@misfitmimes 
@taralipinski @JohnnyGWeir  They were awesome today.  
So thankful for their support to #FightHunger”
More #FightHunger pics below!

Via Johnny: 
“Man Cave. When in Arizona...”

Via Tara: “That’s a wrap @johnnygweir”
Cannot. Wait. to see their Wild West segment 
on NBC’s Super Bowl Zone Saturday night!

Via Johnny: “Outfit of the Wild West: 
Skirt @LesHommes_, Shirting @miharayasuhiro_official, 
Scarf @louisvuitton, Watch Rolex”

Via Johnny: “Outfit of the day: 
Neck @joomilim, T @TasteoftheNFL, Leathers @currentelliott, 
Birkin @hermes. Such a pleasure to work with 
@stmarysfoodbank and help #KickHunger”

Via @TasteoftheNFL: “@SteveDiFillippo @taralipinski & 
@JohnnyGWeir are ready to #KickHunger 
with @NBCSportsChamps at @StMarysFoodBank”

Via @NBCOlympics: 
“@JohnnyGWeir & @taralipinski helping out 
at the @StMarysFoodBank food bank in Arizona 
getting ready for Super Bowl”

Via @NBCSportsPR: “Our @JohnnyGWeir, 
@taralipinski, @mvp86hinesward & @JoshElliott32 
at St. Mary’s Food Bank in AZ. @NBCSportsChamps.”

Via @NBCSportsPR: “@mvp86hinesward @JoshElliott32 
@JohnnyGWeir @taralipinski @Jeremy_Roenick 
#PaulBurmeister #KeithJones #MikeMilbury”

Johnny and Tara 
at Super Bowl Media Day.

Must-see Johnny videos:

Washington Post: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Are at Super Bowl Media Day Looking Fierce. Johnny appears at about 00:26.

NBC Dallas-Ft. Worth: Newy Scruggs at Super Bowl Media Day. Johnny appears at about 1:14.

Seattle PI: Figure Skaters Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir Interview Seahawks’ Luke Willson at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day

USA Today: Johnny Weir’s Favorite Football Outfit: Whatever Gronk Is Wearing

Media Day Madness. 
Johnny appears at about 2:12.
I love this.
Video link.

Random roundup of pics.

These are just my favs out of the hundreds posted. See more on my Twitter page!

His face.
Via Tara: “About to interview some 
#Seahawks and #Patriots 
Studying up on those stats @JohnnyGWeir 

Via Izzy Gould of USA Today Sports: 
“Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski arrive 
at #SBMediaDay #sb49 #sbusat”

Via @dmac1043.

Looking a little unsure...
Tara mentioned that the scene was “aggressive” and 
unlike anything they’d ever experienced!
Via Zimbio.

Via @art_stapleton.

Via @JasonPuckettKJR: 
“Johnny Weir making every woman jealous with that bag”

Total chaos.
Via @bruce_arthur.

Via Sandy Hooper of USA Today: 
“Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir showed us their 
fierce #FTWselfie at #SBMediaDay. #usatodaysports #SB49”

Via Brad Tatum of NBC Boston.

Via Johnny Kucko, sports anchor from Rochester, NY.

Via Terry Blount of ESPN.

Via Vinnie Iyer of Sporting News.

Via Mary Beth Faller of the Arizona Republic: 
“.@falleraz [director of AZ Central sports] bumps into 
@taralipinski and @JohnnyGWeir at #SBMediaDay 
so I asked him to take a pic of their shoes.”

Via @BrianCarriveau.

Via Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun-Times. 
Here they’re interviewing Patriot Rob Ninkovich.

Via @jmarshallap: “Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski 
interviewing Patriots Vollmer”

Via @HeikoOldoerp. 
Interviewing the Seahawks’ Luke Wilson.

With Luke!
Via Nick Eaton, Seattle PI sports editor.

Via Micah Rice, Washington sports editor. 
Johnny & Tara chat with the Seahawks’ Russell Wilson.

Via Zimbio.

Screencap from the awesome 
Media Day Madness video above.

With the Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski!
Apparently the main reason they are cheering for the Pats.
Via Associated Press.

Via Johnny: 
“I ❤️ @RobGronkowski! Media Day madness!”

Via Jane McManus: 
“Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski match!”

Via Zimbio.

Via Jude LaCava of Fox 10.

Blurry but I don’t care. Love.
Via Jerry Thornton of WEEI Sports Radio: 
“Best moment of my media life.”

UPDATE!! From Jerry’s article about Media Day:

No one owned the place like America’s ‘It’ couple, Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski. I’ve met a few famous persons of interest in my life. I’ve done TV and radio. I’ve worked a million comedy rooms and I’ve rocked them all. Hell, I once rode in a helicopter through the Grand Canyon. But meeting my purple-suited spirit animal and his lovely broadcast partner was the best moment of my life on this spinning blue marble. I immediately called my beguiling Irish Rose to gush about it and she said, ‘What are THEY doing there?!?’ ... ‘Being fabulous,’ I answered.

Bonus vids from Phoenix!!
Via @TaraandJohnny: 
“Shoppin’ #SB49 @taralipinski @johnnygweir”

Via @TaraandJohnny: 
“Lunch @taralipinski @johnnygweir”

And a bonus clip from Nats: 
Johnny & Tara wishing a synchro team good luck!
Video link.

I am totally on board with this plan.

ICYMI:Be Happy.”
Gorgeous screencaps of Johnny’s 
exquisite performance at Medal Winners Open, 
plus exclusive video and bonus Japan pics. 

Exclusive pics of Johnny’s arrival in Japan 
to compete in the Medal Winners Open, 
plus results and wonderful reactions
to his exquisite performance. 

Exclusive photo © Nanako Ugajin.

The Snow King hits the second leg of the tour 
and performs sold-out shows for more than 
60,000 people! Enjoy 50+ exclusive pics 
in Part 1 of our coverage.

Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.

Special year-end post to ring out 2014 
with 70+ spectacular exclusive photos of one 
of my fav Johnny events of the year!

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

Johnny visits Albany, NY, to greet fans and 
skate with them! Exclusive picspam covers 
every moment of his visit.

Exclusive photo © Sinikka Grant.

The final set of exclusive photos and videos 
from the Moscow leg of the Snow King tour. 
Next up: St. Petersburg in January!

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

Endless exclusive photos plus an 
amazing Snow King video compilation 
of all Johnny’s skating from the show!

Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.

Extensive coverage of the public premiere 
in Moscow with exclusive photos 
plus multiple video clips!

Exclusive photo © Elena Vasileva.

First glimpses of The Snow King preview
 performance plus endless adorable pics/vids 
of Johnny teaching young skating students 
in Plushenko’s master class!

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.

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

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

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

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

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.

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

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.

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

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

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

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

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.

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!

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

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

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:
“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 2015 / Binky and the Misfit Mimes / Lynn V. Ingogly / all rights reserved

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