Johnny Weir news, quotes and articles - v.3

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  1. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

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    I came across this link to a news show feature/ interview with Johnny that took place in February 2012 around the time of Johnny's press conference announcing his planned comeback. I found it interesting as I hadn't seen it before. I like how Johnny points out the contradictions in his nature/ personality, and his mentioning that he only tries to represent himself and not the entire gay community. His hair was rad that day! :lol: Plus he and Victor look so good together.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=17UWqlO9YE4&feature=endscreen
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  3. aftershocks

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    ^^ Seriously! :lol:

    Well, but the show's in Japan where I suppose Johnny is effin' "family friendly" unlike in the US of A ... like DUH! :duh:

    Japan is where it's at apparently when it comes to figure skating!!! Johnny must have been signed up after his plans to skate at U.S. Nationals fell through. Lucky Japanese fans ...
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    Jan. 6th is the date of Johnny's appearance on the Food Network Show. Check your local times. It's called Celebrity Cook-Off.
  5. judiz

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    Today Johnny and his husband Victor are celebrating their first wedding anniversary, Yeah Marriage Equality!!!
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    Wow, that year went by quickly. Congratulations to them and wishing many more!
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    Cheers to the happy couple! :cheer:
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  10. aftershocks

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    Too bad Johnny won't be commentating at U.S. Nationals this year, but I wonder if had he not decided to make a comeback as a skater whether he was going to be asked back anyway. He did a great job, especially once he settled into it and cut down on the over-chattering. I think Johnny was so good that he helped raise the level a bit of Tonia's commentary. However, I don't think there's anything that can help Mike Mancuso. And now we have Michael Weiss to look forward to re the men's coverage. I think the combination of Tonia and the two Mikes is going to be so blah, conventional PC city. But maybe that's what TPTB at IceNetwork want.

    If not Johnny commentating, I'd have loved to see Tim Goebel, Paul Wylie, or Rudy Galindo instead covering the men's event. IMO, even Ryan B would be good at the helm (in lieu of Weiss) instead of only being backstage with Ice Desk. I wonder why Peter Carruthers is not listed for covering pairs and Ice Desk duties. Did his contract run out? Tanith does a great job with ice dance and her commentary will be a highlight in Johnny's absence. Sarah Hughes does good analysis (but not so great interviews). Unfortunately, the sound of Hughes' voice is so grating.
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  11. BittyBug

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    Based on Tim's interview in the Skating Lesson podcast, I think he'd make a terrific commentator, but I wonder if his duties as a coach pose a conflict of interest (not sure what level skaters he has). I like Weiss well enough, though - certainly better than Hamilton over on NBC.
  12. aftershocks

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    Well, I agree that Michael Weiss is good (although relatively generic) at commentating and yes, he's definitely better than Scott Hamilton. Perhaps Michael will continue to get better, but so far from what I've hear from him, I haven't found him to provide as great insights as Paul Wylie, Johnny Weir or even Brian B.

    Michael is also not quite as witty and entertaining as Johnny (but who is?). Well, maybe Tim Goebel and Rudy Galindo would be if given the opportunity. Granted Rudy is devoting most of his time to coaching these days, plus of course, he will be entering the Hall of Fame in Omaha. I don't think Tim is coaching top level skaters, is he? Paul may no longer be interested in commentating these days. I know Paul and Todd had skaters competing in senior men's event last year, but apparently not this year.
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    Johnny Weir's next role: Hidden dragon

    Good article, I couldn't help but agree to a large extent with this quote about the men at US Nationals:

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    ^^ Sounds like Johnny thinks he stands a good chance against the current crop of American skaters? He's a star and his presence will bring lots of attention to figure skating.

    Go Johnny go.
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  16. Sylvia

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    Aruba vacation promo article: http://www.aruba.com/news/general-n...-johnny-weir-returns-to-aruba-and-the-westin/

    Johnny Weir at NYC Fashion Week photo gallery: http://web.icenetwork.com/photos/gallery.jsp?content_id=41668204

    Weir was scheduled to perform at Philadelphia's first Winter Pride event and to receive the first-annual Winter Pride Award at Penn's Landing on Friday, February 22: http://www.phillypride.org
    Related article: http://www.epgn.com/pages/editional...en&section_tags=news&section_tag_inclusion=or
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    Johnny will appear live on Kathy Griffin's talk show this Thursday night at 11:30pm on Bravo.
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    Why do people care about these trivial things? Is it because they don't love lives of their own?
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    I don't love lives of my own. But how many people really do love lives of their own?
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  24. aftershocks

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    ^^ Guess that's why so many of us are fated to come back again and again to new lives, in the hope of getting something right, or at the least learning how to love for the tiny possibility of evolving toward helping to achieve world peace. ;)
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  25. spikydurian

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    The conversation ^^^ is getting too complicated for me simpleton. 'World peace', 'do and do not love lives of their own' ....:confused:
    Nevermind, ignorance is bliss. :D
  26. Sylvia

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    never mind.
  28. judiz

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    Bumping this up simply because I really liked Johnny's column this week in the Falls Church News Press.



    http://www.fcnp.com


    Johnny’s World: Привет: Part 1
    When you merge your life with someone else’s, there are all sorts of things you must learn and change – either about...
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    On Sunday, Johnny and a handful of local LGBTQ and ally movers and shakers will be honored at the Delaware Valley Legacy Fund‘s (DVLF) annual HEROES event. Weir will receive the DVLF’s National HERO award during the main event.
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    EDIT: via Twitter...

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    I like his last full paragraph of his latest Falls Church News Press blog: Johnny’s World: Gossip Folks
  33. aftershocks

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    ^^ Ha, ha, yes!

    All the gossip I've heard from people who've actually met Johnny or who know people who know him intimately, is that Johnny is indeed a nice person no matter the high level scrutiny, judged-to-be poor choices he's made, the personal mistakes he's revealed in his bio, and how often some people have negative gossipy things to say about him.

    As always, what we project onto others reveals more about our own personalities and ways of looking at the world.
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    Johnny with his award (from Victor's twitter)

    htpp://dvlf pic.twitter.com/eW4O1R15nK
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    Thank you for fixing my link once again, for some reason no matter what I do, I couldn't get the link to post properly from my laptop.
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    This is actually from a charity event Johnny attended Thursday night.


    Victor Weir-Voronov ‏@Vweirvoronov 16 May
    @ViscardiCenter great night. Great cause. Great pic. http://pic.twitter.com/Xf90C2xg6C
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    Congrats to Johnny, well deserved honor and award!
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