Monday, September 20, 2010

This and That

Felicia Zhang, Taylor Toth, The Shibutanis and Melissa Bulanhagui left for Nebelhorn today.

Evan Lysacek gave an interview for Business Jet Traveler Magazine that really served to promote that private jet he has an endorsement with. It is Evan being canned and scripted. Shocker. Evan was in the audience of DWTS with Vera Wang. Maybe she can give him some more snakes to drape around his neck.

Kytra Hunter told Gymnastike that she is never nervous. Aside from sounding full of shit, she does sound like she'll be quite the diva at Florida.

Derek Hough spoke to EW.com about training, tanning and putty Baby in a corner.

A better video of Adelina Sotnikova's free skate:

Arkansas had an intrasquad last week:


The Crimson Tide had their photo day. It may be the one time you'll ever see Geralen Stack Eaton smile:

23 comments:

  1. "Lysacek's signature skating move is the quadruple jump, but he's probably better known for his elegant and graceful style on Olympic ice, where he looks as though he isn't competing but simply enjoying the moment."

    LOLWAT?

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  2. I did a double take at the quadruple jump sentence too. How quaint. And he was enjoying the moment at the Olympics? More like shitting bricks.

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  3. it is just completely thrilling to watch sotnikova. i am ecstatic that she appears to be on such a good course...not losing her momentum as she inches towards seniors (fingers crossed). perhaps this will be one russian lady i'll actually be rooting for, rather than against!

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  4. Sotnikova has great technique, which will help, but that 3Lz-3Lo will get difficult if she grows to 5'4"-5-7" like so many of the Russian ladies do. She's too young to know what her adult height will be yet. Like I said, her good technique will help her adjust during growth spurts, but those 3-3s are easier to get credit for when you're short.

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  5. The damn ontd skating website is telling me ACCESS DENIED all of a sudden. It's driving me bananas!

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  6. What exactly is Evan's relationship to Vera Wang? They were photographed together at all the events during Fashion Week, and he just looks like her puppy in waiting! She was sitting with him at DWTS last night too- please tell me he's her gay pet and they aren't dating! She's over 60! I'm embarrassed for him, and his new thing of wearing velvet loafers without socks is just sad.

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  7. "Kytra Hunter...aside from sounding full of shit..."
    ROTFL!! you've made my morning.

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  8. I love everything about this post, as well as all of the comments on it thus far. Thank you all for making my day far more bearable! (P.S. - I now have a mental image of Vera sitting with Evan at DWTS and draping sparkly snakes around his neck, and I can't stop giggling every time I think of it.)

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  9. Not one member of the Arkansas squad can hit a 180 on any of their split jumps. Painful and akward to watch, they should go back to the YMCA.

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  10. And while they are at the YMCA they should learn how to cast to handstand and on the off chance they get to handstand what the correct body position is.

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  11. oh, 'Bama and their obsession with taking pictures in football jerseys. To say nothing of that hideous leotard....

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  12. You gotta explain the 'Bama houndstooth obsession to me...

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  13. Wow, Arkansas has their work cut out for them. They need to work on form, flexiblity and CARDIO. Yikes...

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  14. Houndstooth is from the late Coach Bear Bryant who won the Tide 6 national titles at a time when the school had little else to be proud off. Coach Byrant wore a houndstooth fedora which has becomne iconic with excellence in the state.

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  15. Confidential to Anonymous: Evan is very quick to remind everyone that he and Vera Wang are "good friends." He needs her way more than she needs him. I'm sure he kissed her ass nonstop. She dresses celebrities and Evan is probably quite desperate to get into that world. In the Business Jet article, he mentions wanting to act. That being said, Evan was going to show up sooner or later on DWTS this season since he's been on it before, and I think he brought Vera along as a date. She's been married to her husband for a long time, and I think he prefers not to go these Hollywood events.

    BTW, are you familiar with the term fag hag? Just askin'.

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  16. Well Adelina can do 3lutz/3toes as well, so that will help. Besides I think the girl has other qualities besides 3/3s. Its like she's marrying baby ballerina with Russian basics and jumping technique! I'm loving it.

    She was developed by the same coach who developed Elene G. (both also work/worked with Tarasova on a regular basis. Elene was obviously the prototype but unfortunately puberty got in the way. Hopefully Adelina will have a better relationship with puberty, she's taller than Elene I believe so maybe she won't get so curvy.

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  17. Adelina I think isn't that short. She's I believe already 155 cm.

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  18. It may just be the angle, but Geralen Stack-Eaton actually looks to be in better shape in this video than the past 2 seasons. As for that Bama leo, I'll take the one in this video ANY DAY over that godawful leo with that big 'A' on the front lol!

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  19. LMAO about Kytra Hunter. I agree it sounded full of shit.

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  20. Elene is 5'3", so it's not like she's short and stumpy. Scott Hamilton freaked out over her good SP at the 2006 Olympics, but the girl was a one hit wonder... Puberty didn't get in the way as much as she just wasn't that good to begin with (and had major coaching/training issues). I mean, look at her long program at those same Olympics. It was more along the lines of what she can do now.

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  21. "Oh yeah. I think that there's a lot of negativity on TV right now, a lot of rehab shows and trashy dating shows and murder mysteries."

    Uh, Evan...I know you aren't calling out my Rock Of Love Bus and my beloved Forensic Files. Because trust me, I would rather watch two skanks pull each other's hair or hear the horrific details of some murder/arson for the umpteenth time than watch you stumble through the rumba.

    No to Johnny Weir on this show...he's too good for it. Honestly.

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  22. Come on, Evan has to be seen in public from time to time. BUT it seems IMG's strategy is to have him next to a girl at all times, whether it's Cheryl Burke, Vera Wang, Erin Andrews or Nastia Liukin.

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