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Carolla5501
01-20-2011, 04:12 PM
Here's what he has to say about his reaction to his "mean accommodations" at the Olympic Village in Torino:

"I walked over to Priscilla's room to check out her living space, but when I arrived she was nowhere to be found. The building was empty since the women's skating team didn't arrive for another week and a half. So I started poking around and a light bulb went off in my head. I grabbed a bunch of fleece blankets, two lamps, a bedside table, and a few extra towels for good measure."

Nice. Never mind that this behaviour might inconvenience his coach or his fellow team members. It's all about Johnny and what he wants and needs. Because he's special. He's a star. He "deserves" it. :rolleyes:


He didn't actually say this did he? (Never mind - I know he did I am just shocked!) Every time I open this train wreck I think "it can't shock me" and it does. Johnny Weir, Great Skater and Petty Thief! What a combo! :eek:

Has this book REALLY made anyone who read it (and I admit I am not one who has read it) think "better" of him? Once again I am saddened by the fact that the "team" around him so seems to be giving him NO good advice about his image, career etc.... Hopefully I am wrong and 10 years from now there won't be a "whatever happened to Johnny Weir" thread? (or worse....) but.. I am losing hope! I don't see anything he's doing now contributing to a long term image that will hold him in good stead. (And had his editor ever heard of "fact checking" and calling him on it? Or did they not want to invest that type of money in him?)

Jenny
01-20-2011, 04:28 PM
Once again I am saddened by the fact that the "team" around him so seems to be giving him NO good advice about his image, career etc....

In the end, he's the one responsible for what he says and does. If anything, my guess is that his team and circle are feeding the fires, not tempering them.

Carolla5501
01-20-2011, 04:45 PM
In the end, he's the one responsible for what he says and does. If anything, my guess is that his team and circle are feeding the fires, not tempering them.

That's what worries me! Someone needs to be able to say "here are the potential downsides" and based on what I have seen of his agent... that's not happening! Doesn't sound like anyone else is doing it either :(

manleywoman
01-20-2011, 04:55 PM
Johnny doesn't seem to accept criticism of any type. So why would he listen to his inner circle anyway, if they criticized him to begin with?

In my interview with Tara Modlin, (http://www.manleywoman.com/40-tara-modlin/) I asked her if her clients always listen to her advice, and she flat out said that some of them don't. So it's possible that she did put in her .02, but Johnny ignored her. We'll never know.

Southpaw
01-20-2011, 05:03 PM
I said it before and I'll say it again....he's the one who's going to have to live with these decisions he's making in his unseasoned and tempestuous 20s when he's 40, not any of us. Maybe they'll work out for him, maybe they won't. But they're his decisions to live with.

And I'll say this again....thank GAWD the Interwebz wasn't around very much when I was in my 20s. :lol:

marbri
01-20-2011, 05:07 PM
I said it before and I'll say it again....he's the one who's going to have to live with these decisions he's making in his unseasoned and tempestuous 20s when he's 40, not any of us. Maybe they'll work out for him, maybe they won't. But they're his decisions to live with.

And I'll say this again....thank GAWD the Interwebz wasn't around very much when I was in my 20s. :lol:

Thank God for Johnny it is, without it he'd be forgotten by now.

Wyliefan
01-20-2011, 05:21 PM
Ouch!! Hugh Grant has evolved into a fine comedic actor and has oodles of charisma.

I don't see it at all. His shtick leaves me cold. Usually, for me, he's the worst part of any movie he's in.

(Sorry for being off-topic!)

kwanfan1818
01-20-2011, 05:45 PM
I don't eat more than a few almonds before a dance or skating performance, because I don't want food in my stomach.

A professional ballerina who is expected to look very very slight isn't going to want to be bloated for an evening show.
She wasn't scheduled to dance for another 4-5 hours.


yeah, there were only certain foods I could eat in the hours before performing. Very possible she had power bars or something similar to eat right before the show.
She might have. But she had danced a very strenuous Balanchine ballet about 30 minutes before, and although she might have chowed a power bar or a chocolate cheesecake right after the ballet, I wouldn't count on it. Ballerinas are frequently quoted about living on coffee and cigarettes.

About Weir and the hotel, I'd never been to that one at the time he was there, but he's described himself over the years about being a neat freak, and he wouldn't be the first person to walk into a hotel room that feels damp or dirty and has wanted to scream.

portia
01-20-2011, 06:02 PM
She wasn't scheduled to dance for another 4-5 hours.


She might have. But she had danced a very strenuous Balanchine ballet about 30 minutes before, and although she might have chowed a power bar or a chocolate cheesecake right after the ballet, I wouldn't count on it. Ballerinas are frequently quoted about living on coffee and cigarettes.

About Weir and the hotel, I'd never been to that one at the time he was there, but he's described himself over the years about being a neat freak, and he wouldn't be the first person to walk into a hotel room that feels damp or dirty and has wanted to scream.

Generally, ballet dancers don't eat for at least 6-8 hours before their performances. They'll snack on things like chocolate, nuts, or fruits, but they won't eat full meals. People have to remember that dancers just don't go on stage and dance. There are lots of preparations like stretching, last minute rehearsals, and costume fittings before the performances. As for after performances, your muscles and ligaments are so stretched and tired, that I doubt you'd want to chomp down on a full meal. I remember all I wanted to do was sleep after a performance, not eat. Dancers are very hard on their own performances, they always go through their performances in their heads afterwards and are usually in a zone still. Ballet is just as demanding as sports.

kwanfan1818
01-20-2011, 06:11 PM
That's what's amazing about how they can go on. They start with class, they have a full day of rehearsals and/or their matinee performance prep, they have rehearsals before their evening performance, sometimes behind the curtain up to the minute of the performance, and then they perform at night. At NYCB, as a corps or featured dancer, especially as injuries pile up towards the end of the season, might dance in 2 or 3 of 3 ballets, and twice a day on Saturdays. (It used to be Sundays, too, until they went down to a late matinee only.) Yet they survive on very little, because it's always six hours before a performance.

reese
01-20-2011, 06:16 PM
Tara Modlin is loving all the attention that being Johnny's agent has garnered her, especially from her appearances on his show. They have a very unusual agent-athlete relationship that seems more like a best friend type of thing.

I don't think Johnny is really someone who would tolerate dissenting opinions or a Devil's advocate in his inner circle. He seems to need cheerleaders around him at all times, not anyone who's going to put him in his place. This goes for his agent, his friends and his mother.

Frau Muller
01-20-2011, 06:50 PM
This thread is on 31 pages and counting. I think that Johnny is popular.

Carolla5501
01-20-2011, 07:15 PM
I said it before and I'll say it again....he's the one who's going to have to live with these decisions he's making in his unseasoned and tempestuous 20s when he's 40, not any of us. Maybe they'll work out for him, maybe they won't. But they're his decisions to live with.

And I'll say this again....thank GAWD the Interwebz wasn't around very much when I was in my 20s. :lol:

yes, but if you are like most of us... even if you said these things how many people would really care???

That's the problem ... most of us can "forget" our errors. If you make them in a book that gets published it's hard to "forget" :lol:


(And lenght of thread and "popularity" are not a proven correlation on FSU. Have you ever read the Mira Lueng threads... VERY long, not much "love" there IMHO!)

Frau Muller
01-20-2011, 07:20 PM
I meant popular as in a popular topic (hot topic), not necessarily that everybody who posts loves him.

In other words, love him or hate him (or in between), this guy invites attention.

Southpaw
01-20-2011, 07:27 PM
That's the problem ... most of us can "forget" our errors. If you make them in a book that gets published it's hard to "forget" :lol:

Exactly. My friend pulled out some old emails I had written when I was about 26. :yikes: Holy cripes, the stoopid things that I thought were So Important :drama: and worthy of analysis back then. :lol: Thank GAWD there is only a witness of one today and those emails are hidden in a box in the attic.

A 40 year-old guy I know was telling me about how he was at a party full of 20-somethings recently, and he had mentioned about how obnoxious all the 25 year-old guys were because, as he put it "That's the age when male dickheadedness is at its absolute zenith."