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The Adam Rippon Good News Thread

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From the Nathan thread:YAY! SBS 3As FTW! :40beers:

ETA: Oh, and Zach posted Adam doing a 1A in reverse direction, viewable also here: https://twitter.com/FSIgstories/status/981197317565972480
ETA2: Another attempt at reverse jumping (and a splat), from Ashley's IG: https://twitter.com/FSIgstories/status/981196420618293248
Adam put his sbs 3A with Nathan on his Instagram (ETA: maybe because of their impressive unison? :)): https://www.instagram.com/p/BhHcoHFF-LQ/?taken-by=adaripp

Adam also did a dance spin with Zach Donohue yesterday -- his exit still needs work, IMO :D: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhFozAiHXdN/?taken-by=zachtdonohue

ETA @Anita18's cute story from the SOI 2018 thread in GSD:
I'm crying, my sister is FINALLY on the Adam Rippon train 8 years after I tried to introduce her to him. :rofl: She was more into Charlie White when I showed her my pics from Skate America 2010, and to top it all off, she doesn't remember any of this AT ALL. :rofl::rofl: (To be fair, Adam was not the super-fabulous self he is now, he was still in that boyish Renaissance cherub phase, but anyone with eyes would have figured he would have grown into a beautifully chiseled man.)

So since she missed out at Nationals where I sat on the shuttle with Adam and witnessed his chiseled pretty face and striking eyes in person, I am now taking her to Stars On Ice. Where she will bring binoculars. :rofl: But at least she can witness his :swoon: layback in person!
Hope you both enjoy the show! :cool:
 
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Ugh. I don't want to watch a show with Tonya Harding on it. I would have preferred the Shibs or Mirai. I think I'll just catch the Adam parts online. It would have been nice if Adam could have done this next season when he doesn't have quite so much going on.
 

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Adam and Gus Kenworthy did a joint photo shoot for Out Magazine after the Oscars and were interviewed by Cyd Zeigler for the cover story of the May 2018 issue: https://www.out.com/out-exclusives/2018/4/05/adam-rippon-gus-kenworthy-american-idols
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Another interview/photoshoot + video done weeks ago (this time sans Gus) for InStyle: http://www.instyle.com/news/adam-rippon-olympic-figure-skater-coming-out

CONTENT WARNING: I'm only a few paragraphs in, and already there's a misguided "quadruple axel" reference. Ice Gods only know what atrociously botched skating references lie ahead of me as I proceed to read this article! Prepare to clutch your pearls, fellow skating fans, if you choose to click on the link! :drama:
 

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Ugh. I don't want to watch a show with Tonya Harding on it. I would have preferred the Shibs or Mirai. I think I'll just catch the Adam parts online. It would have been nice if Adam could have done this next season when he doesn't have quite so much going on.
Agree. I would like to support Adam, but I won't support a show that has Tonya on it. Notoriety for doing something so awful isn't OK with me.
 

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WESH 2 News [Orlando's NBC affiliate] speaks with Olympian Adam yesterday before the show (video/transcript): http://www.wesh.com/article/wesh-2-news-speaks-with-olympian-adam-rippon/19710984
Warming up for his performance with a piece of the Orlando ribbon project on his chest -- a ribbon that honors the lives lost in the Pulse attack, Rippon says the skating tour's stop in Orlando holds special significance for him.
"I remember the day of that shooting very vividly even just being home in California," Rippon said. "Everything that's gone on in my journey, it feels almost full circle to be here in Orlando. I'm just so happy to be here."
https://twitter.com/ZebraCoalition/status/982971993401315328
ETA: https://twitter.com/orlandoribbons/status/983114335852683264

2 clips from each program in Orlando last night (3A in first clip): https://www.instagram.com/p/BhS6d4ogX70/?taken-by=billyjolie

Re-posting these links from the U.S. SOI thread in GSD...
Extended clip from Adam's "Let Me Think About It" to the end (lots of screaming here!): https://twitter.com/guadaco_/status/982793551208681473
Shorter clip from beginning: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhS2n91nBiw/
Short clip from Adam's "Remedy": https://www.instagram.com/p/BhSiZTCATBw/
Another 2 clips: https://www.instagram.com/p/BhS26spFC8J/ & https://www.instagram.com/p/BhS58GIl0M5/
 
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One more Out photo shoot with Adam: https://www.out.com/sports/2018/4/06/adam-rippon-day-he-left-slay-olympics

WESH 2 News [Orlando's NBC affiliate] speaks with Olympian Adam yesterday before the show (video/transcript): http://www.wesh.com/article/wesh-2-news-speaks-with-olympian-adam-rippon/19710984
That page is geoblocked for me, but looks like the transcription is available on a Russian fan site (link)

ETA: Those WESH video clips got posted on twitter
https://twitter.com/mattlupoli/status/983152542317195264
https://twitter.com/WESH/status/983043746546831360

...and if somebody here has Amazon Prime, looks like there's some SI TV thing (filmed back when Adam did the Sports Illustrated photoshoot a few weeks ago) that you can view: https://twitter.com/SInow/status/983355101220884481
 
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Some more SOI-related media stuff:

"Adam Rippon returns to Hershey for Stars on Ice, this time as an Olympic medalist"
http://www.pennlive.com/life/2018/04/adam_rippon_stars_on_ice.html

"Olympic medalist Adam Rippon was in town at Amway Center for Star on Ice over the weekend. Did he really meet his current boyfriend from a dating app? Is Chadreally is Plan B in case things don’t work out? Plus what’s the one thing he can’t live without while on tour? Listen to his exclusive interview with Chad & Leslye right now!"
https://magic107.iheart.com/feature...09-adam-rippon-talks-tinder-with-chad-leslye/


ETA: Oh, I see Icenetwork included Adam's FS in their "Program of the year" poll. So, if you're on twitter and you want to vote for the bird program, here's your chance!
https://twitter.com/icenetwork/status/984058690398490624
 
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Based on spoilers I have seen, it appears that Adam will be partnered with either Witney or Lindsay. Emma is paired with a baseball player and Sharna is with a football player. Jenna would be too tall.
 

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USA Today article about DWTS focusing on Adam & Tonya: https://www.usatoday.com/story/life...ng-adam-rippon-kareem-abdul-jabbar/507905002/

a couple of Adam's quotes:
"I have a few cousins, that when they found out, they literally had to hang up the phone and scream," says the 28-year-old breakout figure-skating star of the Pyeongchang winter games. "They were more excited (about this show) than the Olympics."
"I've never danced with anyone before, (but) I'm going to push myself as far as I can go," Rippon says. "It's going to be hard to not look like I have biscuits at the end of my legs."
 

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My news feed this morning and also Gus and Matt Wilkas IG account is showing Gus "SUCKING FACE" (and more than once, once on red carpet and another on stage) with Adam last night here in LA at the GLAAD awards where they also posed with photos with la Brit.

Just a question thats not all that important but Ill ask anyway is Adam on the outs or something with Ash? Havent been following the boards as close as I used to but I keep hearing lots of Adam and Mirai and not much about Adam and Ash.
 

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Based on spoilers I have seen, it appears that Adam will be partnered with either Witney or Lindsay. Emma is paired with a baseball player and Sharna is with a football player. Jenna would be too tall.
Just saw their segment on GMA and Jenna does look too tall for Adam, Wit would have been a better fit.
 

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Just a question thats not all that important but Ill ask anyway is Adam on the outs or something with Ash? Havent been following the boards as close as I used to but I keep hearing lots of Adam and Mirai and not much about Adam and Ash.
Because Mirai and Adam were in Korea and Ashley wasn't, and now Mirai and Adam are on DWTS and Ashley isn't, of course ABC etc. are going to label Mirai and Adam as BFFs (even though all 3 are now on SOI and Adam and Ashley have been posting a bunch of of IG stories together etc.). The Mirai+Adam=BFFs is going to be the media narrative, and if people want to think that means there's some serious ~drama~ between Ashley and Adam and make it a big deal, well I'm not surprised... but I'm def rolling my eyes a bit.
 

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They are a striking couple. I havent watched this show since like when Rumor was on. (Im all about Housewives, Drag Race and Long Island Medium these days hennnneyyy). Who is his partner? She's a cutey.

I miss Lacey.. I remember when she partnered with Chaz.

That Aussie chick Kim has taken over Richard Simmon's gym and opened up her own training gym down the street from me.

Also Sasha and Tonya look good together too.
 
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@AngieNikodinovLove, did you notice there's this thread for more general DWTS talk (i.e. for stuff including but not limited to Adam)?

https://www.fsuniverse.net/forum/th...re-on-the-dwts-all-athlete-cast.103793/page-8


ETA
Access interview with Adam & Jenna: https://youtu.be/9r2dRgPTVq4
Soundbites + Promo Shoot B-Roll: https://youtu.be/zyiNVywJSLY

ETA2
Somebody made a vid of Adam & Jenna IG stories on YT: https://youtu.be/lFJd-RwDaiY
(my favorite is the one where Adam produces evidence to show he's been sweating his ass off in practice)
 
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2 more videos from DTWS media day yesterday (in addition to the Access interview posted above):

Adam Rippon Jokes He's Trying to Steal Jenna Johnson From Val Chmerkovskiy on 'DWTS' (Entertainment Tonight): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mn_8qlE0X3I

Adam Rippon Predicts Toughest Competitor on "DWTS"? (E! Live from the Red Carpet): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HmaRg8nfJl4

ETA - Adam & Jenna's "Meet the Cast" video (different than the "Soundbites + Promo Shoot B-Roll" video above): http://abc.go.com/shows/dancing-with-the-stars/video/meet-the-cast/VDKA4381298
 
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Hartford Courant article ahead of the April 22nd SOI show there: A Very Busy Adam Rippon Stopping In Hartford With 'Stars On Ice'
Re. DWTS:
“I was so excited to meet Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. He’s such a legend as an athlete and as a social activist,” Rippon said.
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Rippon also is crazy about his dance partner on the show. “Jenna Johnson is one of the funniest people I’ve ever met,” he said.
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“I am doing ‘Stars on Ice’ shows over the weekend. I train for ‘Dancing With the Stars’ during the week and do the show on Monday,” Rippon said. “I have other commitments, too, speaking engagements. In Washington, D.C., I’m speaking at the National Gay and Lesbian Chamber of Commerce and accepting an award.”
This event is on April 18th: https://twitter.com/NGLCC/status/981950886716076032

Re. using his new public platform:
“There’s a pushback. People say ‘stick to what you’re doing, stay in your own lane.’ I’ve just gotten terrible things written to me. It doesn’t bother me. The absolute majority of comments are positive,” Rippon said.
“I think what I’m saying is important. I believe in what I’m saying. … If there are people who want to hear what I have to say then I want to use the platform I’ve been given for good and to help make positive change in the world. I think if you get a little bit of celebrity and you do nothing with it then what’s the point?”
ETA: "Let Me Think About It" in Portland, Maine: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ye6lEOtnzlc
 
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45-second clip of "Remedy" with 3A (from either the Providence or Portland show this past weekend): https://twitter.com/mrizzledizzle/status/986102510984355840

"Icenetwork will announce its choice for 2017-18 Person of the Year later this month. Here's one of the nominations for that honor from icenetwork contributor Sarah Brannen." Link: Charismatic Rippon shines on grandest of stages

Adam (and Jenna Johnson, based on their IG stories) are in Washington D.C. for this event tonight: https://twitter.com/NGLCC/status/985223723644014592
ETA: https://twitter.com/Adaripp/status/986631615584657408

ETA the link to Lois Elfman's DWTS article with quotes from Adam & Jenna: http://web.icenetwork.com/news/2018/04/13/272045880/nagasu-rippon-take-center-stage-on-dwts
"He is a dream," Johnson said. "Everything you want in a partner is Adam, but we have to work on his feet."
"We've gotten to work in the dance studio for, like, two days, and I don't think I've ever had more fun in my entire life," Rippon said. "I keep reminding myself it's a competition and I need to stay focused, but I'm having such a good time. Working with someone and having a partner is definitely new, but I'm so excited for it."
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"Our game is to not hold back at all," Rippon said. "There are only four weeks, so we have to come out and kill it. This is a season where you need to be ready."
Johnson sensed an immediate connection with Rippon, but it wasn't until this interview that they discovered they are each one of six children.
"I can see why everyone fell in love with him," Johnson said. "It brings a lot of expectation and pressure. We're trying to stay in our own lane and stay very focused."
 
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