The Adam Rippon Good News Thread

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Adam on tonight's ESPY Awards show in L.A.: Getty Images
Adam did some ESPYs red carpet interviews for Good Morning America (he started appearing in some of their IG stories around 6 hours ago and later shows up backstage; Mirai also makes an interview appearance): https://www.instagram.com/stories/goodmorningamerica/

With Chloe Kim: https://twitter.com/TaraESPN/status/1019711642836193280

With a Paralympic legend: https://twitter.com/TatyanaMcFadden/status/1019727032677105664

He and Mikaela Shiffrin presented the ESPY award for "Best Game" (and gave out many hugs): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8aV05L-pgM

ETA:
For those into fashion, Adam said at the end of this fun Access interview that his ESPYs outfit would be by Julien Macdonald.

ETA #2 - ABC News' article with video & photos: On the ESPYs red carpet with Adam Rippon
 
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According to these spoilers, it appears as though Adam is going to be a judge on DWTS Juniors this fall, along with Val C and Mandy Moore (the dancer/choreographer, not the actress). Premiere is Oct. 7.

Also, Adam's episode of Ridiculousness is scheduled to air Aug. 5 on MTV.
 

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GQ has just posted a hilarious skating movie review by Adam. Not only is it hilarious, it is highly educational for the general public who doesn't know what they're looking at. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RSKcyftbL80
I LOVED that. And it also gave me some insights I didn't have before. I always knew that huge throw/catch move in "Cutting Edge" was technically impossible, but now I know why. Thanks Adam.

It is amazing what a star Rippon has become post Olympics. Good for him. He deserves it. I hated his anti Tonya comments on DWTS though.
He didn't make those comments about Tonya on DWTS. It was on one of those entertainment shows - and it was early in the competition, when the media outlets were still trying to make up some drama between them. Adam admitted in a later interview that he hadn't had any real interaction with Tonya until toward the end of the competition (and had never met her before it started), and he was much kinder in his comments about her after that.
 
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Adam tweeted his tribute to Grant Hochstein after Grant's retirement was announced officially this past Friday: https://twitter.com/Adaripp/status/1025572515240800256

He paid tribute to his mom in this PeopleTV video clip tweeted today: https://twitter.com/peopletv/status/1026535879009923072
Related article: https://people.com/sports/adam-rippon-relationship-mom-kelly/

On a lighter, very silly note... here are 2 clips from Adam's guest appearance on MTV's "Ridiculousness" last night (these episodes seem to repeat fairly often):
http://www.mtv.com/video-clips/l5qz62/ridiculousness-adam-rippon-gets-clam-hands-too
http://www.mtv.com/video-clips/sv5hgm/ridiculousness-adam-rippon-is-all-for-tinder

ETA that he spent his weekend in Iowa: https://www.thegazette.com/subject/...ho-you-are-newbo-evolve-cedar-rapids-20180804
He teared up later, when explaining that all the years of focusing on the hard work of becoming an elite athlete led to one of his scariest moments: realizing that he was representing the LGBTQ community — and his family — on the world stage.
“The Olympics wasn’t for me, it was for everybody else,” he said. “Everything I had done for myself I’d already done. I had to be a warrior in that moment.”
He continues to be a warrior and role model, not only for the LGBTQ community but for everyone else as he spreads his message of working hard, giving 100 percent and never giving up.
He hopes everyone can experience the freedom that follows coming out of whatever they need to acknowledge to be true to themselves.
“It’s not LGBTQ exclusive,” he said. “That’s a moment when you embrace who you are, and you own that. For me, it was so powerful, so I hope that when I share my story and the things that I’ve been through, even someone who doesn’t identify in that community still finds a moment where they’re like, ‘Yeah, I need to go through that in my own life, and I can apply that in my own life.’”
 
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Adam tweeted his tribute to Grant Hochstein after Grant's retirement was announced officially this past Friday: https://twitter.com/Adaripp/status/1025572515240800256

He paid tribute to his mom in this PeopleTV video clip tweeted today: https://twitter.com/peopletv/status/1026535879009923072
Related article: https://people.com/sports/adam-rippon-relationship-mom-kelly/

On a lighter, very silly note... here are 2 clips from Adam's guest appearance on MTV's "Ridiculousness" last night (these episodes seem to repeat fairly often):
http://www.mtv.com/video-clips/l5qz62/ridiculousness-adam-rippon-gets-clam-hands-too
http://www.mtv.com/video-clips/sv5hgm/ridiculousness-adam-rippon-is-all-for-tinder

ETA that he spent his weekend in Iowa: https://www.thegazette.com/subject/...ho-you-are-newbo-evolve-cedar-rapids-20180804
It was very interesting when the host asked him if he had ever had a face plant experience in skating. He indicated that he had during a practice session with another skater with whom he collided on the ice. The other skater, who sustained no injury and was less affected was helped up by Adam. That skater was Patrick Chan at Skate Canada in Kingston, Ontario. Rosie DiManno(Toronto Sun) was all over Adam indicating that it was his fault without any particular evidence.
 

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It was very interesting when the host asked him if he had ever had a face plant experience in skating. He indicated that he had during a practice session with another skater with whom he collided on the ice. The other skater, who sustained no injury and was less affected was helped up by Adam. That skater was Patrick Chan at Skate Canada in Kingston, Ontario. Rosie DiManno(Toronto Sun) was all over Adam indicating that it was his fault without any particular evidence.
Here is the clip of that collision. You be the judge.

Rippon/Chan collision (Skate Canada 2010)
 

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If neither had music playing, I don't know how you could place blame on either Adam or Patrick. They just ran into each other. Both were going backwards; both looking over their shoulders, it was just too late when they saw each other.
 

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If neither had music playing, I don't know how you could place blame on either Adam or Patrick. They just ran into each other. Both were going backwards; both looking over their shoulders, it was just too late when they saw each other.
Exactly. To me it's ludicrous to suggest there was any fault to be found here. It was just unfortunate.
 

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Here is the clip of that collision. You be the judge.
Another 2010 Skate Canada collision clip with slo-mo/no commentary: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mR2Xvu2xRe0

Just realized Adam's IG post/photo with NFL wide receiver Danny Amendola last month wasn't posted in this thread: https://www.instagram.com/p/BlgquAwFnhX/?taken-by=adaripp

I haven't seen an official announcement/press release yet but it looks like this was some sort of commercial shoot for Nivea Men USA. :)
 

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^^ Thanks for sharing the photo of Adam with Amendola. I can't wait to see the commercial. :D Adam is so friggin' busy these days, it's hard to fully process. I'm happy he's up for everything that's coming his way, and then some. :kickass:

The Youtube clip of Adam shooting the breeze with his Mom and they are both cracking up over an anecdote involving drinking mimosas is hilarious and heartwarming. When his Mom speaks about having written out affirmations for her children on her backyard deck, in order to remind herself during difficult times raising them alone of just how precious, unique and valuable her children are, wow. It was so poignant, real and a tear-jerking moment. How lucky are Adam and his siblings to have a mother like Kelly Rippon! I would never get amazing Mrs. Rippon mixed up with Kelly Ripa!

I remember being in the audience greeting Adam and other skaters at rinkside after 2016 Skate America. I could see Adam's mother off to the side standing with some other audience members, and I could see the love and pride she had for Adam shining in her face. There also seemed to be a sense of calm exuding from her, as if she knew all along just how talented Adam is, and that his talent would eventually be fully rewarded and recognized. And that was even before his out-sized Olympics aftermath success. :) I loved Adam breaking down figure skating movies. :lol::COP: Very true! Thanks to Adam for telling it like it is about the realities of figure skating!

Kudos to Adam and his mother! Keep on rockin' the world and representing with your charm and grace. :cheer2:
 

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Adam is enjoying himself on the W&G set this week: https://www.instagram.com/p/BnBrIL4FlaH/?taken-by=adaripp
https://twitter.com/WillAndGrace/status/1034450490556211200

He closes out the Sun Valley summer ice show season this Saturday night (Sept. 1): http://1035kissfmboise.com/olympian...s-champ-headed-to-sun-valley-on-ice-saturday/

Adam and Jenna Johnson are scheduled to appear in free events at 2 different Mohegan Suns:
Wednesday, September 5 near Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania: https://mohegansunpocono.com/events...-of-events/adam-rippon-and-jenna-johnson.html
Thursday, September 6 in Uncasville, Connecticut: https://newsroom.mohegansun.com/201...champions-of-dancing-with-the-stars-athletes/
 

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Just realized Adam's IG post/photo with NFL wide receiver Danny Amendola last month wasn't posted in this thread: https://www.instagram.com/p/BlgquAwFnhX/?taken-by=adaripp

... it looks like this was some sort of commercial shoot for Nivea Men USA.
#BaringIsCaring ;): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Yt5DlvcVabg
But the New Miami Dolphins football player wasn’t manscaping the right way — which is where Rippon comes in. “My boy, Adam Rippon, helped me and showed me how to use his techniques. He’s a guy who shaves for his sport, his job and for his lifestyle. It was great to learn from the best.”
https://people.com/style/adam-rippon-danny-amendola-nivea-body-shaving/

ETA:

https://www.instagram.com/p/BnWbArUlU8k/?taken-by=adaripp
"Join me and @mirainagasu in NYC this Saturday [Sept. 8]! @DSW party at the 79th Street & Broadway store from 1 - 4pm."
 
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:lol: at Elizaveta Tuktamysheva's tweet: https://twitter.com/TuktikLiza/status/1038064834837921793
VOTE FOR THIS GUY! But of course, he understand that he won only because I didn't participate in "Dancing with the stars".
And Liza's reply to Adam's reply: https://twitter.com/TuktikLiza/status/1038076714021277696

Adam is nominated in 2 categories of the People's Choice Awards: https://www.teamusa.org/News/2018/S...iles-Among-Nominees-For-Peoples-Choice-Awards
"Fan voting is open for these and 41 other categories on the event’s website. Five finalists for each category will be announced Sept. 24, at which point polls will reopen for the final votes.

The 44th edition of the People’s Choice Awards airs Nov. 11 on the E! network."

For those who want to vote online, direct links to Adam's nominations are:
Pop Culture - The Game Changer of 2018: https://pca.eonline.com/#vote/cat42
TV - The Competition Contestant of 2018: https://pca.eonline.com/#vote/cat23
 

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Jenna Johnson was unable to make the two Mohegan Sun events this week so Adam did a Q&A/signing by himself at both places.

PA on Wednesday (local TV news segment): https://wnep.com/2018/09/05/olympic-medalist-adam-rippon-meets-with-fans-at-mohegan-sun-pocono/
Short clip (sideways): https://twitter.com/karelzz/status/1038180278735462400

CT on Thursday - photos: https://twitter.com/MoheganSun/status/1038090369659854850
Local news clip: https://twitter.com/RyanKristafer/status/1038175069950881793

On to NYC!
 

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Copying over these links originally posted in the Mirai's fan thread:
http://www.justjaredjr.com/2018/09/...su-keep-it-fierce-harpers-bazaar-icons-event/

Here are some pictures of Mirai and Adam from the Harpers Bazaar Icons party last Friday night.
Mirai posted this photo of herself with Adam at the DSW store event in NYC this past Saturday: https://www.instagram.com/p/BnekKUmHTso/?hl=en&taken-by=mirainagasu
2 more photos from the store: https://twitter.com/fsonline/status/1038814619664560128

Adam is on the cover of the August/September 2018 issue of SKATING magazine and I never saw this Q&A article excerpt online (dated August 7) until recently when USFS' Fan Zone was re-launched: https://usfigureskatingfanzone.com/...n-talks-about-walking-through-open-doors.aspx

He tweeted this video about his involvement with When We All Vote ("a new national, nonpartisan not-for-profit" organization) today: https://twitter.com/Adaripp/status/1039973901688659968

BTW, official confirmation that he did not register for qualifying season: he is no longer listed in the Team A envelope and ISP on USFS' website.
 

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^^^ Yes, thanks! @kwanfan1818 posted about it in the U.S. Men's thread in GSD on Monday:
I love this from Adam Rippon:

I officially donated my Olympic costume to the @smithsonian today. Pretty cool to soon have something on display in the American History Museum. Now, I just need to convince someone that they need to be next to the ruby slippers.​
Now, this will get me away from auto-piloting to Air and Space the next time I visit DC.
Follow-up:
At this point, dates for a display have not been determined," the Smithsonian American History Museum told The Hill in a statement.
Adam is the latest guest on Ana Faris' "Unqualified" podcast: http://www.unqualified.com/2018/09/18/episode-140-adam-rippon/

He interviewed actress Cate Blanchett last week for a segment that is scheduled to air on Good Morning America on Friday, Sept. 21 (U.S. premiere date of her latest film The House with a Clock in Its Walls).

ETA:

He was on NPR's Weekend Edition Sunday this past weekend: https://www.npr.org/2018/09/16/648001377/adam-rippon-on-his-post-olympic-life

He will be one of the guest speakers at the Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston, Sept. 30-Oct. 3 - Q&A article published today: https://www.metro.us/lifestyle/career-education/adam-rippon

Adam's next public appearance: https://laramiealegacy.org/
LARAMIE: A LEGACY
ONE NIGHT ONLY BENEFIT
A READING OF THE LARAMIE PROJECT HONORING THE LIFE AND LEGACY OF MATTHEW SHEPARD
DIRECTED BY MOISÉS KAUFMAN AND JIMMY MAIZE
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 2018
7:00 PM
THE GERALD W. LYNCH THEATER AT JOHN JAY COLLEGE, NEW YORK CITY
 
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