Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Bollywood in Beijing and Other Stories

Johnny performs his Bollywood program in Beijing 
at the premiere of the Artistry on Ice tour.
Photo © Maria Ma.



70+ Artistry on Ice pics below, 
plus special bonus video!

And also lots of this:

Johnny and Stéphane at the Guangzhou 
press conference earlier today.



IMPORTANT UPDATE!!

The Artistry on Ice show in Guangzhou
is scheduled to be broadcast LIVE on 
this website Friday, August 1, at 8 pm
local Guangzhou time! 
Times in the US are: 8 am EDT, 
7 am CDT, 6 am MDT, 5 am PDT. 
Don’t miss it!!



NEW: Fan poll 
on Johnny’s official website!! 
Voting continues through August 5. 
More details below!



Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny just finished his Fantasy on Ice tour 
performances, so get ready: the Weibocalypse 
of Artistry on Ice is happening now! 
Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!


Johnny’s ONLY US performance 
this summer will be in Sun Valley, ID, August 16. 
Tickets on sale now. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



UPDATE!! Johnny in Guangzhou Thursday 
during a rare day off on the tour. #almostnopants



Monday, July 28, 2014

"Love Is In Your Eyes"

Beautiful Johnny as the King’s Consort, 
skating to “When Love Is Gone” from Farewell My Concubine
The King’s role is skated by Zhang Hao in the 
boundary-breaking male/male pairs performance 
that has now moved two Chinese audiences to tears and 
to the loudest applause for any performance during 
both shows thus far, according to fan reports. 

Please click for full-size image. 
Original here.



60+ Artistry on Ice pics below, 
plus HD videos from both shows!

More to come, including 
Johnny’s Bollywood picspam! 



NEW: Fan poll 
on Johnny’s official website!! 
Voting continues through August 5. 
More details below!



Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny just finished his Fantasy on Ice tour 
performances, so get ready: the Weibocalypse 
of Artistry on Ice is happening now! 
Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!


Johnny’s ONLY US performance 
this summer will be in Sun Valley, ID, August 16. 
Tickets on sale now. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



So as I was explaining on Twitter, this whole post sort of got away from me today and ended up being waaaaay longer than I meant it to be, although I started off simply enough with this tidy premise: how about I just throw some of my favorites from Weibo up to this point on here and we’ll just enjoy those for now while I blog more later this week?

Friday, July 25, 2014

Forbidden Love: The King's Consort

Johnny as the King’s Consort
in “Farewell My Concubine,” from the opening show 
of the Artistry on Ice tour.  He played the role 
as part of a groundbreaking and very well-received 
male/male pairs routine with partner Zhang Hao.

Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.
Please, please click here 
for stunning full-size image.




20+ performance pics below, 
plus FULL video!

More to come, including 
Johnny’s Bollywood program! 



UPDATE!! 
New gallery now available via Getty!
See the full series below. 


And NEW video!!
Video link.



NEW: Fan poll 
on Johnny’s official website!! 
Voting continues through August 5. 
More details below!



Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny just finished his Fantasy on Ice tour 
performances, so get ready: the Weibocalypse 
of Artistry on Ice is happening now! 
Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!


Johnny’s ONLY US performance 
this summer will be in Sun Valley, ID, August 16. 
Tickets on sale now. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



More photos and videos coming soon, but clearly no one wants to wait another minute to catch a glimpse of this extraordinary moment in figure skating performance art. So please watch for updates as more coverage becomes available!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

The Weibocalypse Is Nigh

Johnny at Artistry on Ice rehearsal on Thursday.
Please click here for beautiful full-size image.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.



More from this stunning 
rehearsal series below!



AMAZING UPDATE!!
First photos of Johnny’s performance
as the King’s Consort from 
“Farewell My Concubine,” with male partner
Zhang Hao skating as the King.
Please click these for the full-size images.
Stunningly, heartbreakingly beautiful.







Special thanks to Elena Vasileva for finding these on Weibo!



Johnny in his makeup for the role.
Special thanks to Junko Mi for finding this one!



ICYMI: Johnny and Stéphane 
at the Beijing press conference.
Please, please click for full-size image.
More press conference coverage below,
including video snippets!



NEW: Fan poll 
on Johnny’s official website!! 
Voting continues through August 5. 
More details below!



Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny just finished his Fantasy on Ice tour 
performances, so get ready: the Weibocalypse 
of Artistry on Ice is happening now! 
Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!


Johnny’s ONLY US performance 
this summer will be in Sun Valley, ID, August 16. 
Tickets on sale now. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



No one seriously wants to read any words here, do they?

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

“Surrounded By So Much Love"

Johnny at Artistry on Ice rehearsal Wednesday. 
Not all of the rehearsal was quite this serious, though.... 
Please click for beautiful full-size image.



50+ more pics below!
(Yes, 50. Because too much 
Johnny is never enough.)



UPDATES!! From Thursday afternoon this morning. 
Or something.
Via Johnny: “Flower Hug! Thank you! 
@ MasterCard Center”


Via Johnny: “With my gentlemen, 
@plushenkoofficial and @slambiel ❤️


Via Maxim Trankov: “With best swan on ice!”


COMING UP: Press conference photos 
plus more from rehearsals! 
At the Beijing press conference, left to right: Edvin Marton, 
Evgeni Plushenko, Johnny, Stéphane Lambiel, and Yan Han. 
Please click for full-size image.


Johnny at the press conference.
Please click for full-size image.


Johnny and Stéphane at the press conference.
Please, please click for full-size image.



NEW: Fan poll 
on Johnny’s official website!! 
Voting continues through August 5. 
More details below!



Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny just finished his Fantasy on Ice tour 
performances, so get ready: the Weibocalypse 
of Artistry on Ice is happening now! 
Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!


Johnny’s ONLY US performance 
this summer will be in Sun Valley, ID, August 16. 
Tickets on sale now. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Tuesday, July 22, 2014

A Weibundance of Weir

Johnny at the Beijing airport this morning, 
with literal armloads of flowers 
from his wonderful Chinese Pandas.
Please click for beautiful full-size image.
Exclusive photo © Joveta Leo.



40+ more pics below!
And NEW UPDATES!!



And look who’s already there! 
Please click for equally beautiful full-size image 
of our favorite pair, courtesy of Joveta Leo.



NEW: Fan poll 
on Johnny’s official website!! 
Voting continues through August 5. 
More details below!



Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny just finished his Fantasy on Ice tour 
performances, so get ready: the Weibocalypse 
of Artistry on Ice is happening now! 
Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!


Johnny’s ONLY US performance 
this summer will be in Sun Valley, ID, August 16. 
Tickets on sale now. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Yes, Johnny arrived safely in China early this morning, after a lengthy flight delay out of New Jersey that I’m sure added just the right touch of arghhhhhhh to his already slightly torturous 12-hour flight across half the world, although said delay also seems like just the sort of thing to put his faithful traveling companion, Jet Lag, in a really bubbly mood, so yay for that.

Friday, July 18, 2014

"Live Every Day Like You're Johnny Weir"

Johnny during his appearance on Hollywood Game Night, 
for which he garnered lots of praise on 
social media for his performance, his outfit—
particularly his shorts—and his legs. 
Photo via NBC.



Hollywood Game Night
full episode video below!

Plus a zillion screencaps!



WEEKEND UPDATE! Via Johnny: 
“Another inspired MANicure by @Momma_Kakes 
of @teampolished! #jade”



Yes!! Summer touring continues! 
Johnny just finished his Fantasy on Ice tour 
performances, so get ready: the Weibocalypse 
of Artistry on Ice begins next week! 
Please see Johnny’s official website for all 
his performance dates this summer!


UPDATE: Johnny’s ONLY US performance 
this summer will be in Sun Valley, ID, August 16. 
Tickets on sale now. 
Don’t miss this chance to see him skate live!!




Dear Johnny, 
we believe in you, 
we support you, and 
we love you always.


Note: Candles last only 48 hours, so please visit often 
to keep the love and light shining...

Exclusive photo © David Ingogly.



Kayso Hollywood Game Night was the kind of awesome that reminds me all over again why I loved Be Good Johnny Weir so much, and why the world needs a lot more Johnny on TV. (Or in the movies. Or on a 24-hour webcam that follows him everywhere. Whatever. I’m not picky.)