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September 18, 2013 | By David Wharton
It was less than two months ago that figure skater Johnny Weir talked about trying for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but his plans appear to have changed. Weir has effectively ended his chances of making the U.S. team by not registering for an event that would qualify him for the national championships, where the squad will be selected. The 29-year-old has not competed in a major event since the Rostelecom Cup last year. He has been a frequent media personality and has a budding career in design.
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March 19, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir has announced that he and his husband, Victor Voronov, have split. Weir, 29, an NBC commentator during the Sochi Winter Olympics, broke the news on Twitter Wednesday. "It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together. My heart hurts, and I wish him well," he wrote . PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2014 "I have been sad for a long time," Weir later expanded in a statement (via RadarOnline )
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ENTERTAINMENT
March 19, 2014 | By Nardine Saad
Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir has announced that he and his husband, Victor Voronov, have split. Weir, 29, an NBC commentator during the Sochi Winter Olympics, broke the news on Twitter Wednesday. "It is with great sadness that I announce that my husband and I are no longer together. My heart hurts, and I wish him well," he wrote . PHOTOS: Celebrity splits of 2014 "I have been sad for a long time," Weir later expanded in a statement (via RadarOnline )
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
At the recently concluded Sochi Olympics, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir achieved a new measure of celebrity. Now they're going Hollywood. Just days after returning to the States following their Games gig for NBC, the two have been hired by "Access Hollywood," which is produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution, to comment on Oscars style. The fashion-forward onetime Olympians will be posted in a tower position above the red carpet, where the program's veteran host, Billy Bush, will be interviewing Academy Awards attendees.
SPORTS
January 17, 2010 | By Philip Hersh
Johnny Weir always has been comfortable in his skin, especially if it is an oilskin corset with a pink shoulder tassel, a pink stripe down an arm and pink laces across the chest like the one he wore for Friday's short program at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. "I felt very diva tonight," Weir said after finishing third, putting himself in excellent position to make a second straight Olympic team with Sunday's free skate. Only once since Weir won his first of three U.S. titles in 2004 has the diva persona not fit, even if there often was a palpable disconnect between the classical skater and the avant-garde showman who never hides his light under a tassel, who never apologized -- or needed to -- for anything he did on or off the ice. At last year's nationals, Weir rationalized his fifth-place finish by pointing out he had been very sick after an ill-advised long trip for an ice show in Korea, a trip he made despite having been ill before going.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 25, 2014 | By Amy Kaufman
At the recently concluded Sochi Olympics, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir achieved a new measure of celebrity. Now they're going Hollywood. Just days after returning to the States following their Games gig for NBC, the two have been hired by "Access Hollywood," which is produced and distributed by NBCUniversal Television Distribution, to comment on Oscars style. The fashion-forward onetime Olympians will be posted in a tower position above the red carpet, where the program's veteran host, Billy Bush, will be interviewing Academy Awards attendees.
SPORTS
February 18, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
SOCHI, Russia - The surprise American star of these Olympics is walking through a rainstorm, not a drop on his black leggings and ankle-high boots, not a splotch on his styled hair and pale makeup, when suddenly he stops. "Wait, I want to finish saying this," says Johnny Weir, standing unspoiled under an umbrella while a storm rages above. "I am not protesting. I am not making a statement. I'm just being myself. " Yet, what a fabulous self he is, and what a splendid statement that makes.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2010
Boasting an abundance of talent usually reserved for the Winter Olympics or World Figure Skating Championships, the star-studded "All That Skate" show takes the ice for its U.S. premiere. Among the performers are reigning Olympic gold medalist Kim Yu-na of South Korea; hometown hero Michelle Kwan, a five-time world champion; and Johnny Weir, who has captivated audiences on the ice as well as on reality TV. Staples Center, 1111 S. Figueroa St., L.A. 7 p.m. Sat., 3 p.m. Sun. $42-$260.
SPORTS
February 16, 2006
FIGURE SKATING, MEN'S LONG PROGRAM Johnny Weir was right. The U.S. champion has been saying for months that the Olympic gold medal is Evgeni Plushenko's to lose, and the blond Russian backed him up Tuesday by performing a technically superb if emotionally flat short program. Plushenko leads Weir by 10.66 points, and reigning world champion Stephane Lambiel by 11.62. The other U.S. competitors, Matt Savoie and Evan Lysacek, are eighth and 10th after performing flawed routines.
SPORTS
January 26, 2008 | Philip Hersh, Special to The Times
ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Johnny Weir knew what Evan Lysacek would be going through. When Lysacek found out, he was left with immense respect for Weir. They could not be more different as people and skaters, but now they have a common bond few others can claim. "I hope Evan can get over the nerves of trying to repeat as national champion," Weir said after he finished his short program Friday night at the U.S. Figure Skating Championships. "I've had to deal with it, and it's hard."
ENTERTAINMENT
February 19, 2014 | By Steven Zeitchik
Cold-weather football games are about as perfect an example of the form as you'll find. So what better way to watch a skiing competition than with a blizzard backdrop? That hasn't happened much in global-warmed Sochi. But on Tuesday night viewers were treated to a gold-medal run from the ski halfpiper David Wise against the flaky white stuff, along with some rain, and it was a doozy on both counts. Okay, so ski halfpipe is a) an entirely new event and b) one that seems to be practiced by athletes in all of four countries.
NEWS
February 19, 2014 | By Susan Denley
U.S. Olympic figure skater Jason Brown won a bronze medal at Sochi, but his hair was a winner too: The ponytail got its own Twitter account, @2014PonyPower, with about 4,000 followers, People magazine reports. [People] Speaking of the Olympics, former skating champion Johnny Weir, who is serving as an NBC commentator during the Sochi Games, is getting a lot of attention for his flamboyant style, which he hasn't toned down at all -- "Putin-defying openness," Los Angeles Times writer Bill Plaschke calls it. But Weir tells Plaschke he isn't being defiant, he's just being himself.
SPORTS
February 18, 2014 | Bill Plaschke
SOCHI, Russia - The surprise American star of these Olympics is walking through a rainstorm, not a drop on his black leggings and ankle-high boots, not a splotch on his styled hair and pale makeup, when suddenly he stops. "Wait, I want to finish saying this," says Johnny Weir, standing unspoiled under an umbrella while a storm rages above. "I am not protesting. I am not making a statement. I'm just being myself. " Yet, what a fabulous self he is, and what a splendid statement that makes.
SPORTS
December 10, 2013 | By David Wharton
A lingering hip injury will prevent Olympic champion Evan Lysacek from defending his gold medal in figure skating at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The 28-year-old Lysacek tore the labrum in his left hip in August. He had been training through intense pain in hopes of making it to Russia, but doctors warned him that he needs to rest for several months or risk permanent damage. "Words cannot describe how disappointed I am to not be able to compete in Sochi," Lysacek said in a statement Tuesday.
SPORTS
September 18, 2013 | By David Wharton
It was less than two months ago that figure skater Johnny Weir talked about trying for the 2014 Sochi Olympics, but his plans appear to have changed. Weir has effectively ended his chances of making the U.S. team by not registering for an event that would qualify him for the national championships, where the squad will be selected. The 29-year-old has not competed in a major event since the Rostelecom Cup last year. He has been a frequent media personality and has a budding career in design.
NEWS
January 28, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
A bouncy house, water guns, balloon animals and screaming kids took over Sunday night's episode of "Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off," when the remaining five contestants were challenged with cooking and entertaining at two birthday parties for kids. Rico Rodriguez, that weird in a good way, kind of overweight, too smart for his age kid actor from "Modern Family," acted as guest judge. The kid-friendly menu from Rachael Ray's team consisted of Hines Ward's quesadillas and cupcakes, Kathy Najimy's hummus, guacamole, grilled pita and crispy treats (Really Najimy, hummus again?
NEWS
February 19, 2014 | By Susan Denley
U.S. Olympic figure skater Jason Brown won a bronze medal at Sochi, but his hair was a winner too: The ponytail got its own Twitter account, @2014PonyPower, with about 4,000 followers, People magazine reports. [People] Speaking of the Olympics, former skating champion Johnny Weir, who is serving as an NBC commentator during the Sochi Games, is getting a lot of attention for his flamboyant style, which he hasn't toned down at all -- "Putin-defying openness," Los Angeles Times writer Bill Plaschke calls it. But Weir tells Plaschke he isn't being defiant, he's just being himself.
SPORTS
December 10, 2013 | By David Wharton
A lingering hip injury will prevent Olympic champion Evan Lysacek from defending his gold medal in figure skating at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. The 28-year-old Lysacek tore the labrum in his left hip in August. He had been training through intense pain in hopes of making it to Russia, but doctors warned him that he needs to rest for several months or risk permanent damage. "Words cannot describe how disappointed I am to not be able to compete in Sochi," Lysacek said in a statement Tuesday.
NEWS
January 7, 2013 | By Jenn Harris
The Food Network premiered its latest reality food show competition Sunday night with the second season of "Rachael vs. Guy Celebrity Cook-off. " The network's version of "Dancing With the Stars" -- they even got an ex-contestant to compete -- is gearing up for a season full of bloated celebrity egos and mishaps in the kitchen. On Guy Fieri's team: Tori Spelling's husband, Dean McDermott, Chilli from the group TLC, socialite Cornelia Guest and figure skater Johnny Weir. On Rachel Ray's team: singer Carnie Wilson, ex-football player and former "Dancing With the Stars" contestant Hines Ward, actress Kathy Najimy and comedian with that nails-on-the-chalkboard-voice Gilbert Gottfried.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 21, 2012 | By Matt Donnelly
You will not - not - photograph Anderson Cooper on an airplane. Or at least that's how the news anchor and Ministry crush told it to Kathy Griffin, who will have Cooper on her new Bravo talk show Thursday evening. Anderson discussed some emotional turbulence that hit on his flight from New York to Los Angeles for the interview, where a man next to him used his iPhone's front-facing camera to catch some sneaky photos of Cooper. Compounding the scene: Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir was seated next to him. And Cooper wasn't having the intrusion at 6 a.m. "Normally I would just be like, 'We're not going to win this one,' but I've lately become emboldened," Cooper told Griffin in the exclusive video clip (with some profanity)
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