Friday, June 1, 2012

The Life and Times of Johnny Weir


Johnny Weir has had quite the eventful May.  He has been photographed looking fit in Aruba, training with Galina, photographed out at the ABT opening gala and recently was in the hospital for exhaustion and dehydration.  You know that you've made it in life when you are hospitalized for exhaustion.  I'm exhausted constantly.  I live for these vague conditions that only celebrities seem to be hospitalized for.  Is Mr. Weir-Voronov not eating enough or consuming enough water?  For years, JWV bragged about not eating until 5 p.m. and existing on coffee.  Training is difficult is a diet of parliament menthols and ambien.

I am quite excited and amused by the drama JWV will give us this skating season.  When the ladies skaters are an absolute snooze, it is time for Johnny to entertain, annoy and frustrate us once more.  I'm ready for his Phoenix program.  In my mind he will wear what Santino made for Sasha Cohen on Project Runway.  I'm even ready to roll my eyes at the outfits Johnny will spend countless dollars on for the sake of being weird and garnering attention.  I'm beyond excited to have new tracks to play at the rink while I get in touch with my inner Masha Butryskaya.  It does appear that Johnny's husband will be another gift that keeps on giving.  Every time his name is mentioned, suspicious commenters harp on every aspect of his life that they've either stalked, made up or questionably known.  If this is just the beginning, this comeback may entertain us for the ages.  I do think a divorce would elevate Johnny's status even more, but it took Britney a while to ditch K-Fed.

Johnny is currently seeking training sponsorship as he attempts to curb his spending ways, yet he posts vacation photos.  Are we ever going to see season 2 of Be Good Johnny Weir?  This is why Johnny needs an agent to pimp him out and get the deals done.



I am sure the USFSA is just thrilled that JWV is their new poster child.  Victor let us know about their sex life in Vanity Fair.  Why didn't the USFSA show up at Johnny's practice sessions in Vancouver again?  Oh, right.  Johnny, feel better and please never stop giving us something to talk about.  (Your extension is nice too.)  I do pray JWV will give us a new exhibition.  Nicki Minaj?  Kimbra?

The ladies who lunch.

Never one to miss an opportunity to attract attention.

The happy couple.
Was Johnny ever in a yearbook?  I want a cap and gown photo.  Keeping the media profile up.  Kudos.

Keeping his public image classy.

His inner Nicole Richie looks fabulous.

77 comments:

  1. Amen AJ, keep it coming. We need your acerbic wit to expose this media whore poseur that is Johnny Weir. Let's hope his newish fans, those post 2010 Olympics fans who gush over his every move and utterance as if he were the second coming of Walt Whitman ( a true, Gay icon)....I just have to laugh. Like you say, AJ, the boy is not that deep, but his pathetic fans over at ONTD_Skating seems to think the opposite.

    You want FS to turn into more of a sideshow? Have JW front and center. I used to love his skating, I did even up until '10 Olys, until his flame-outs, extravagant lifestyle, and compulsive need for attention drowned out whatever talent was left to show. When I think about what attracted me to men's FS...John Curry, Kurt Browning, Rudy Galindo, Alexei Yagudin, Stephane Lambiel.....what mattered was their individual styles on ice coupled with beautiful technique. Off-ice dramas are inconsequential; they shouldn't be manufactured in ways to garner more sponsorship, get your name in media outlets, or generate sympathy.

    If I had the money to offer as sponsorship, JW would be last on my list. What Johnny, you need more $$$$ for choreographer fees? How about selling some of your designer bags? Birkin bags fetch quite handsome sums.

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  2. weir fans = geddert haters

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    1. The fun part about AJ is that he can never decide if he loves Johnny or can't stand him. Neither can the rest of us.

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    2. we can't stand him when he brings out the crazy, we had enough of that with bauil, which is obviously his role model in life

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    3. Johnny's crazy is put on. Baiul's is legit.

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  3. there's nothing wrong with geddert's look, he looks better than 80-90% population

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    1. Defensive much? You keep harping on the same thing. He isn't mentioned in this post. You are the only one connecting him to Johnny.

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    2. I could certainly see Weir fans hating the disgusting truck driver trash Geddert produces in the gym.

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    3. what should he wear in the gym, a suit?

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  4. this guy has a major fashion prob and he got to walk for d12 and his face is on mac? what the heck, no wonder the us economy sucks

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  5. i love how he's sleeping next to a $20,000 hermes bag while asking for some cash

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  6. At its best, I love Johnny's skating. For awhile I thought his best days were behind him but I LOVED an EX he was doing this last year, so I have high hopes for this coming season.

    I thought Weir's programs for the Olympics in '10 were below par for him (so didn't put much stock in his complaints he was 'robbed')and just tolerate that Gaga program (he is essentially a 'smooth' skater and that kind of propulsive stuff really isn't his forte).

    While I don't think his costumes are horrible, I don't love them either - but at his best his skating is good enough to make them a non-issue.

    So I'm not an apologist for Weir but I'm still a fan and am really hoping for him to do something great. From what I see of his often silly off-ice antics, he's not being mean or harming anyone so who cares? That his openness about his sexuality may be an inspiration to some is all to the good.

    His need for attention would probably be annoying if one knew him personally - but I don't so whatever....and being a narcissist and chasing the spotlight is a major motivation for some types of people to want to be competitors and performers in the first place.

    Johnny's one of the best US skating commentators I've heard in years, so I hope he is given the opportunity to do more of that in the future.

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  7. I don't really care if Johnny (or any other athlete) has projects/goes to events outside of their sport. If it was an actor or a musician, we wouldn't care. Why get so critical when an athlete is something other than a one-dimensional robot? A lot of times the "role-model" athletes turn out to have skeletons in their closets.

    I wish Johnny would eat more. I wish he would spend less. But I love his skating and wish him well in his comeback. And I wish him well in other avenues-- commentary, fashion, whatever. I like and admire people who try new things without fear. He seems to be a decent person who treats others decently. And he seems to be inspiring a lot of people. So good on him.

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  8. Usually "exhaustion" is code for rehab. I doubt that was the case with Johnny, as he was out of the hospital the same day. I bet he was legitimately dehydrated (and it was a hot day). That was probably his fault-- not drinking/eating enough will do it. I think it was a matter of using more energy than he had on reserve. Hence, "exhaustion." The guy needs to learn how to nourish himself properly. But anyone--celeb or not-- would probably tweet if they went to the hospital. I seriously doubt this was just a ploy or attention.

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  9. I love how you can always count on AJ to have hilariously crazy commenters.

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    1. Quote the crazy. I don't see a lot of crazy in this one.

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  10. OIC. Mostly anonymous posts. K, so here's one more. I understand your disappointment, AJ. You could've been a professional ice-figure skater, but you wound-up here. You just have to look good, you don't have to be clear. Right? I find it far more entertaining to read and watch you vent your frustrations because you lost at ice-skating, Johnny Weir and other ventures; because you prefer to while-away the hours posting as Aunt Joyce, here and elsewhere.

    I once got curious as to who you really are, and followed links back to one of your Twitter accounts. It seems you like to act out your frustrations using Barbie dolls and Kens to represent different people who come in and out of your life. I forgot what they call this in psych-terms. I know you think you're in because you hang with Tara Lipinski and others, but I doubt she knows this side of you.

    Oh by the way, your English skills suck.

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  11. Aw, so this content cannot be displayed in a frame, now. I'm sorry. Was it something I said?

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  12. LOL I love how unhinged JW fans come on here to say they're not his apologists. Then they go on to litany of excuses all the while explaining away his faults. I am neither a fan nor hater but just find it funny from an outsider's view. Anyways ice dance is what's really interesting in FS right now

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    1. So, you're an outsider, but you're into ice-dancing. Discuss.

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  13. What I find amusing is that AJ is actually a fan of JW's skating, yet his fans freak out any time he makes jokes.

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  14. The JWV fans are so crazy. So very crazy.

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    1. AJs and JWs fans are both crazy and amusing.

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  15. Tara Modlin is doing her job. She's managing all this as best she can. Johnny's agent, however, is not. It is HER job to procure sponsorship for JW. She was suppose to produce sponsorship for Johnny's Spectacular Ice Show, but she did not. She is the one who at the recent lady's lunch demanded JW ask his fans to help with his sponsorship needs. Seems she over-spent her allowance.

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  16. Speaking of jokes, I've got one for you, AJ. See, two stupid, gay fucks walk into a pile of shit and....you know the rest.

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  17. Johnny can't really be training for the olympics, he recently talked about eating chicken noodle soup, you know there's too much sodium in that for a skater.

    Then he proceeds to pray for real food on the weekend...shudder! Something more fattening than soup? Possibly cake?

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  18. you know the world is over when the johnny thread gets more attention than some gymnastics threads in a summer olympic year

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  19. JW was eating chicken soup because he had been sick. I don't know what his excuse is most of the time, but that was why he was eating soup. I know it's fun to make fun of Johnny, but at least get your facts straight.
    Who is Johnny's agent? I thought Tara was his manager AND agent.

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    1. Last year Johnny and Tara-FSM hired someone to act on her behalf as an associate-agent to oversee specific areas of Johnny's press and career, and to be Johnny's assistant when Tara is not able to do so.

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    2. I love when people pretend to be dumb and ask stupid questions, and it's so obvs.

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  20. I love, love Johnny Weir-Voronov. But I like it when AJ snarks about him, it makes me laugh. I like to take random moments like these to announce how much I love Johnny. That's how I found out that my boss (a woman with whom I have nothing in common) met him once at a bookstore and found him so delightful that she bought his book so he could sign it. We bonded from that moment on.

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    1. I believe AJ is actually a Johnny fan, but you know AJ and the snark.

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    2. This is the best comment on here.

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  21. According his twitter, Johnny and his shady husband are out on the town every Friday and Saturday. And Johnny does all the housework and his appearances and the odd performance. He is not a kid any more; all that on top of serious training will lead to more exhaustion and dehydration. I hope he learns from this.

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    1. Johnny has done "all the housework" since he moved out of his parents' house, I would think. He just has an extra person to cook for. Actually, I would think most skaters do "all the housework." Unless you have a housekeeper or a partner who does it, it's unavoidable.

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  22. The dinners Johnny and his husband have on Friday nights are with Victor's cousin and her husband. Since when are skaters not allowed to attend family dinners?

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    1. Acknowledging that Johnny and Victor's "nights out" on Fridays are simply family dinners at a suburban Chinese restaurant would not fit into the notion that he is out doing in his head at some club somewhere. It's best to be vague so people can make the assumption that Johnny is out until all hours instead of home at a reasonable hour. All the better to hate him. Apparently he was out the other night for his brother's birthday. So sue him.

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    2. How doe it indicate "hate" to say that he is doing too much and could be more focused?

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  23. If Victor is so shady, why hasn't he been arrested already? And I'm not talking about his DWI arrests.

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    1. He's a criminal mastermind. And his mom and cousin and friends--all apparently in Johnny's life now too-- are all in on the scam. [note sarcasm] I will say he does sometimes seem a little TOO nice. But maybe that's just how he is.

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    2. You can't be mean if you want to be successful in getting people to trust you so that you can pull the wool over their eyes.

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    3. How is someone with multiple dui's NOT shady? Not to mention a law degree from several years ago, but no law license anywhere, ever (that indicates that failed to do whatever he was told to do to correct things.)

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  24. still not proof he's a crook

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  25. I could believe the exhaustion story if it were still 2010 when Johnny was living out of a suitcase and hopping from plane to plane doing the media blitz/promotional thing. That's exhaustion. He's been training since he was 12. A few hours of skating a day will not run a trained athlete into the hospital. Don't be stupid. He was posing for pictures for ladies lunch the day before looking just fine. If Victor was such a good husband and took awesome care of him as his rabid fans seem to insist, how did Johnny end up in the hospital in the first place? Would also like to know how these rabid fans think they know how loving or caring anyone is in Johnny's life when they are nowhere in or around his private/personal life??? All the butt kissing to Victor is pathetic. You don't know him. I guess as long as he leaves milk out for the kitties in the form of twitpics and pupdate vids, he's the cat's meow. Thank God for Victor. Yes, thank God Victor knows how to play the game to get you hags to worship the ground he and Johnny walks on.

    Meg needs to jump on the twitpic bandwagon. Maybe then she wouldn't be so hated by the rabid fans and they wouldn't mind her going to China with Johnny despite her lack of experience with an athlete. Because you know, Eric and Victor have so much more experience than her with an athlete.

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    1. For someone who rags on Johnny's fans for being too obsessive, Anon 10:08 seems to spend a lot of time and energy on the life of JW and the people in his life. At least his fans get some enjoyment out of their obsession. What do you get out of what you do? Weird.

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    2. Maybe Meg doesn't care what the fans think. If that's the case, good on her.

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  26. Since when does Tara have money to actually pay salaries? I've heard of Meg, but who is Eric? Agents don't always need to go to places with their athletes but I do believe Johnny does not like traveling alone.

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  27. Athletes do get exhausted but it is rare that they are hospitalized for it and super rare that they would let others know about it in order to avoid showing any weakness. Johnny was out in the sun over a hot weekend. It was the first hot weekend. He likely didn't have enough water

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  28. Eric is Eric Alt who is a hairdresser who does the Housewives and other "celebrities" at fashion week, he's a personal friend of Johnny's. No idea why Johnny asked his friend Meg to go to China with him instead of his husband but Johnny has said he doesn't like to travel alone.

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    1. I assume Victor didn't go to Japan and will not go to China because either terms of his probation or the fact that those two countries are picky about who gets in and turn convicted criminals away. Johnny doesn't want to be like Katy Perry when Russell Brand was not admitted to Japan because of old convictions. Eric won't go back to China because they hurt his feelings gawking at a big, fat foreigner.

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    2. Felons can't travel out of the US.

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    3. Since marrying Johnny, Victor has traveled twice outside the United States

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  29. At least give Johnny credit for finally cutting loose of Paris and the other dingles.

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    1. No, that was the dumbest thing Johnny ever did. He did this at the insistance of Meg who threatened to leave him and sue for breach of contract. You have no idea the shit she's caused him and his friends.

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  30. when you're a figure skater, what is your friend, a watter bottle is constantly near you at the rink.... so what's up with the "dehydration" thing? I think johnny has some problems, needs to stop partying

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  31. From what I've seen, Johnny drinks plenty of water at the rink--but that doesn't help if you get sick. Hasn’t anybody here ever gone to practice/work-out despite feeling a bit off, only to have the "off" turn out to be a nasty bug that knocks you off your feet?

    Concerning Johnny's fans--and I count myself as one--they are a diverse group. Some are obsessive, most are not. There's a difference between obsessive and delusional, however. Anon June 1 2.52pm, 8.10 pm, 10.08pm, and June 2 10.28am is obviously not a fan, but the stalker Johnny has several times referenced on twitter (https://twitter.com/JohnnyGWeir/status/139117604899004416, https://twitter.com/JohnnyGWeir/status/139118407495852033, and this recent, priceless tweet https://twitter.com/JohnnyGWeir/status/187596696446967808).

    As I’m typing this, I see she’s now drawing on this blog entry to continue harassing Johnny: https://twitter.com/Bolerobolero1/status/208994148404047874

    At any rate, I look forward to seeing Johnny back in competition and wish him all the best.

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    1. Right, quiet possible Johnny was hit by the a nasty stomach virus that led to the dehydration.

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    2. Is the name of that stomach virus Veuve Clicquot?

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    3. To Anonymous June 2, 2012 12:38pm, aka Jenn Kittler or Lynn Ingogly--we smell you. At least two of your crazed Twitter refs are GONE. You two are the worst as far as delusional and creepy JGW stalker-fans go. You two spend way too much time spreading lies and hate especially on ONTD_skating, as if your cray-insane rants make anything anywhere real or justified. As for Johnny himself "referencing" this alleged "stalker" (lies started by Lynn and Jenn), Johnny's twitter account has been hacked by Lynn Ingogly, Jenn Kittler and their FFers, so they could have tweeted it. Johnny has had to change his passwrd more than 10 times this year. Lynn Ingogly? Aren't you a self-professed "Christian singer"?. Who's to say Johnny wasn't referring to YOU? Jus sayin'.

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  32. if you watch his show he's always getting sick and acts like it's major when it's just a common cold

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  33. Nice to see Johnny is back to his socialite self.

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  34. Big deal, Johnny has Friday night dinner with Victor's family and goes out to dinner Saturday night with friends. During the week, he's most likely home in his apartment watching tv with Victor. I don't know why what Johnny does on his weekends is such a big deal.

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    1. I don't give a flying-fuck rat-turd if Johnny goes out for din-din or who the hell with but why make every god damn outing into a cheap, fucked-up publicity stunt? While John was in Finland, Meg met with Vics mom in person to make arrangements for photo-opts on Twit and FB during Thanksgiving. Also, John's never had to ask for money before, has he. Why now? Jus askin.

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  35. Victor just posted a photo on his twitter account showing Johnny standing in his kitchen and cleaning the counters at midnight on a Saturday/Sunday. So much for those who day he's back to his socialite self. I really wish I knew Johnny, my house could use someone with an OCD cleaning streak.

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    1. Doofus, why do you think he was cleaning at the twilight hour? What was he doing before that? Oh, that's right, socializing.

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    2. He was having dinner at a friend's house, big deal. He wasn't shown at a club, he was at a Meg's house, sitting at a table with Meg's family that included two toddlers. Oh wait I know, skaters cant eat at tables with toddlers, too many germs.

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  36. As stated by a fan, "I hope Johnny spends his weekend relaxing and getting physically ready for China."

    As seen in Victor's "going in for the kill with major picspam", he did not spend his weekend relaxing. Typical. I guess we'll be getting pictures reminiscent of Japan from China. That is of course if Meg learns how to twitpic.

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  37. When photos of Johnny socializing during the competitive season are published, then you can complain. Who the h*** cares if Johnny goes out for dinner in June? As long as he's not doing this the night before the grand prix events or nationals it's not a big deal.

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    1. I think it's an issue because of that whole "dehydrated and exhausted" in the hospital thing. That plus the heavy social schedule do not bode well. Did you ever see PSOI? All he did was moan about how he couldn't go out as much as he would have liked because of training. It's his life and his career, but when he's asking for financial support, it's kind of annoying.

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    2. it's just that he's such a wimp, seriously what a hypochondriac, always too sick to get thru anything

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  38. OMG why does everyone rag on Victor? He's a good man that's secure with himself. Not too many other men would let their man go off to a foreign country with their side hoe.

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  39. Not much to say or twitpic about when Johnny's not around, eh Victor? Wonder if Victor is scouring for side pu$$y since Johnny will be getting his in China with his side b*tch.

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    1. Right. Keep sliding in those psycho comments after you think everyone's stopped talking, you wicked old thing you.

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    2. Well if the Birkin fits, RAM it.

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