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Figure Skater Johnny Weir Is Dropping A New Single ‘Dirty Love!’

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Johnny has already dominated men’s figure skating NOW he wants to try out his other strength … SINGING!

Johnny Weir, is temporarily hanging up his figure skates to lay down some tracks! We spoke with the the three-time U.S. National Men’s figure skating Champion at the Sex and the City 2 premiere in NYC May 24 and he spilled his next move! He tells HollywoodLife.com he teamed up with RuPaul’s producer, Lucian Piane to record a single called ‘Dirty Love.’

“I wrote the lyrics,” says Johnny. “This is something I always wanted to do, and Lucian had a beat already made so I was like I’ll write some words and we’ll sing it! And it’s actually really good.”

But why is it called ‘Dirty Love?’ “When you think dirty love you think automatically dirty sweaty sex and that’s not what the song is about,” he says. “It’s based on my relationship with the judges, and reporters how you kind of have to pretend to love somebody … It’s like my relationship with a bunch of people.”

Johnny, 25, even gave us the hook of the song!:

“I’m not scared of your dirty love
You think you know me but I’ll call your bluff
Better raise your game come on let's make some dirty love.”

He might even record more songs! “I hope so! I mean, I want to see how this first song does,” he says. “I mean, I’ve never thought of myself as a singer.”



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"Catching up with Johnny Weir"

Sitting on a plane in Las Vegas about to depart for home, Johnny Weir had a few minutes to chat with us about judging the Miss USA Pageant, his first song, and meeting Cher.

Johnny, everyone is talking about your "bird jacket" that was styled by Rachel Zoe (stylist to celebrities like Jennifer Garner and Kate Hudson). Tell us about the jacket:

"It was pretty giant. It was supposed to be kind of funny. I was judging a pageant - I wanted to have fun and make a statement."

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Weir is taking a week to spend time with close friends before he heads to Russia, Australia, and Japan this summer.

Between the red carpets, recording a song, and a book deal, the three-time U.S. champion is certainly giving Olympic champ Kim Yu-Na a run for her money.



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DOUG ELFMAN: Naughty, naughty girls being real bad

Johnny Weir has the best idea of the week. He wants to bring a show to Vegas called "The Bad Girls of Skating," co-starring Tonya Harding, Nicole Bobek and other naughties.

"Get 'em all out there in bustiers and fishnets," he tells me.

Weir, Olympic skater and star of the Sundance Channel's "Be Good Johnny Weir," wants the skaters to re-create their bad-girl moments in front of paying crowds.

"It's perfect for Vegas," he says. "I've gotten really close to Kelly Osbourne. I know she would like to be involved. It would be amazing."

He sees "Bad Girls" as a summer show, this year or next. As for a location, he'd like to "see who can cut me a deal," he says and laughs.

Sadly, the Vegas idea is his "secondary" priority. His first concern is to try to put together a New York winter show. He explains:

"I want Lady Gaga singing over here, and Elton John singing over there, and Cirque du Soleil hanging from chandeliers, and fashion, and Johnny, and singing! I want it to be an old-fashioned spectacular."

Weir tells me all this at Caesars over the weekend. What's his favorite thing about Vegas? The helpful "ladies" at the Chanel, Fendi and Prada stores, of course.

"You don't get more strip mall, high fashion than Vegas. I love it," he says. "In New York, you have to (taxi) everywhere to go where you want. Here, it's all right where you need it."


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Weir lends a hand at "88 for AIDS" benefit

Skater still undecided about competitive future

By Lynn Rutherford, special to icenetwork.com
(05/07/2010) - Johnny Weir may be taking time away from the ice, but he's still workin' it.

Johnny Weir is everywhere these days -- opening The Ice Theatre of New York's season, posing in a black picture hat at the Kentucky Derby and parrying with talk show hosts.

Last night, he took time out to lend a hand at "88 for AIDS," a musical reception to support GMHC's (Gay Men's Health Crisis) AIDS Walk NY, held in a downtown Manhattan loft.

"He does make the rounds, doesn't he?" said Andy Cohen, the BRAVO TV production chief and Real Housewives guru who co-hosted the event with Weir. "I think I've run into him three times in the last few weeks."
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Whatever his decision, Weir got some encouragement from an unlikely source: former world champion Brian Joubert, who placed a humbling 16th in Vancouver but fought back to win bronze at worlds.

"We did a few shows together in Russia, and Brian inspired me. He sat me down and said, 'You don't do anything wrong; you skate great. We both need to keep skating.'"


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88 for AIDS II

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At a gorgeous penthouse residence in Soho last night, the 88 for AIDS benefit featured an array of musical talents helping to raise money for next weekend's AIDS Walk. Non-musical but still talented were hosts Andy Cohen of Bravo and everybody’s favorite ice-skating-flame-turned-reality star, Johnny Weir.

As guests guzzled cocktails and checked out the view from the roof deck of the palatial pad Weir was rolling deep with a posse of hefty fan girls (Weir devotees are known as "Johnny's Angels"), each toting their favorite shot of the envelope-pushing style maven. Far more gracious than the press paints him to be, Weir signed them all.

Muscling through the convention of fans to get to Weir was difficult as was trying to take our eyes off of his bejeweled bolero, which he helpfully explained was “marigold” (We thought mango sherbet, but who are we to correct a fashionable Olympian?) Though short on time, Johnny told us he does in fact have a few Next Magazines lying around his New Jersey pad, drolly qupping “Been there, sucked that!” Which had the gaggle of gals rolling with a chuckle if not a moment of head-scratching.

Though the night was a starry, glamorous blur, we did finally get a side-by-side shot of Weir with his non-celebrity doppelganger (and our dear friend) Justin Welch. We’re used to seeing Welch at Sugarland dancing on a table with a bedazzled cardigan thrown over his shoulders so next to Weir he looked positively conservative in his suit and skinny tie. Oh to be a fly on the wall during a shopping date with those two! —Christopher Dilley


осторожно, картинка ОЧЕНЬ HQ xD

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новое в статье:
- Джонни хочет выступить на VMA со своей песней, поднимаясь из-под сцены на небольшом островке льда :gigi:
- Джонни участвует в прослушивании в одно американское шоу HBO - en.wikipedia.org/wiki/An_American_Family

Johnny Weir's New Goal: To Sing at the VMAs
By Rennie Dyball

Monday May 03, 2010 01:45 PM EDT

Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir is making a big leap.

The three-time U.S. champion – who recently declared war with fellow skater Evan Lysacek – has been keeping very busy off the ice.

"I'm going to record a song in May, just for fun," Weir, 25, told PEOPLE at the Ice Theater of New York, where he opened the season on April 29. "I know I'm not a legitimate, real singer, but I can still rock it like Britney."

The song, called "Dirty Love," came about when a producer approached him after the Olympics, and Weir's got big dreams for it.

"I've been working a lot on my voice – if I only do one song in my life, I want it to be a huge success," he says. "My main goal is to perform it at the VMAs. I want to come out on a little circle of ice from underneath the stage or something crazy like that!"

Meanwhile, Weir, who says he's "unsure" if he'll continue to compete in figure skating, continues to work on his upcoming book, which is due in January and should prove to be just as dramatic as its author.

"It's my story and my side of things ... my values, the way I grew up and how that shaped me," says Weir. "I want to be very honest and frank about the politics of figure skating, the people and the behind-the-scenes dealings I've had. And [it's about] different relationships, whether it be a family member or someone I lost my virginity to," he adds with a laugh.

Weir is also considering a second season of his Sundance Channel series, Be Good Johnny Weir, and auditioning for an HBO film about the original reality-TV stars, Loud family.

"People talk about how trashy it is to use 15 minutes of fame, but I'm trying to pursue all of this in a professional way and do the best I can," says Weir. "I don' t care if I fail. I just have fun trying to do these things."


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the Kentucky Derby

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согласно сообщению на твиттере, Жоня выйграл денюжку, поставив на Super Saver :rom:

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It wouldn't be the Kentucky Derby without a tall crystal glass of sweet tea with just a hint of mint to give your tongue the tingles. Johnny Weir quenched the thirst of dry mouthed bitches when he hit the red carpet at the Kentucky Derby yesterday dressed like a fancy Bravo reality star (I'm looking at you, Dwight) going to a drag queen's funeral.

This is the first time in the history of the Kentucky Derby that the race ended early and a winner was not declared. That's because as soon all the horses spotted Johnny in the audience, they sprouted wings, pushed a crystal horn out of their heads and flew off towards the land of rainbows and glitter. Johnny freed them!

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What's Next for Johnny Weir?

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(New York, N.Y.) – It would probably be easier to pick the winning trifecta at the Kentucky Derby today than it would be to guess what Johnny Weir will be wearing when he shows up at Churchill Downs for the race this afternoon.

Something relatively subdued like the silver loafers and blindingly bright yellow watch he wore in New York City on Thursday? Something over-the-top like his sartorial muse Lady Gaga? Or maybe he’ll reprise the wreath of roses he wore on his head while waiting to see his figure skating score in Vancouver just 11 weeks ago. After all, the Derby is the Run for the Roses.

Although Weir finished sixth in Vancouver (one place lower than he had at the 2006 Torino Games), he felt he gave the performance of his life. And that’s why he has not stayed at home sulking while his teammates have pursued world championship medals or disco ball trophies on “Dancing with the Stars.”

Instead, the 25-year-old clothes horse has been charming everyone from Elton John to Kelly Ripa to another blonde style icon who unexpectedly appeared one night.
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в течении 2004-2006 гг. Сара Бреннен брала у Джонни интервью, из которых создана неизданная детская книга, посвященная Джонни. Сара публикует ее по частям - пока вышло две. Кусочки книги сопровождаются иллюстрациями Сары.

By Sarah S. Brannen

From 2004 to 2006, Sarah Brannen spent extensive time interviewing figure skater Johnny Weir, his family, his coaches, and his training mates.

Flying Over the Ice is an unpublished children’s book about how Johnny first learned to skate. It won the runner-up Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators Work-in-Progress grant in 2006. The following is an excerpt from the book.

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By Sarah S. Brannen

In part 1, nine-year-old Johnny Weir competed seriously as an equestrian, but was also fascinated by figure skating. He copied what he saw on TV on his roller skates.

“Look at him. ”

Johnny watched every skating competition on TV. He watched his tape of the Olympics so many times it wore out. In the summer, he roller-skated on the driveway. He gathered his family for an audience, then pretended to skate a program and took a bow. He skated a second program, pretending to be a different skater. Then he became a judge and chose a winner. Johnny wore out the toe stoppers of his skates, and his mother had to keep buying new ones.

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возвращаясь к теме нового раунда войны Лайсачек vs Вейр

согласно комментариям людей, которые были на шоу в Нью-Йорке и общались с Патти, Джонни на шоу у Венди Виллиамс услышал комментарии Эвана впервые. так что реакция вполнее объяснимая.

Журнал People выпустил статью, где описываются события очередной ссоры Ивана Ивановича с Иваном Никифоровичем. Лайсачек заявил, что позволил личному отношению повлиять на его оценку Джонни, и что ему не следовало отвечать на этот вопрос:

When skating rivals Evan Lysacek and Johnny Weir were battling for a spot on the Olympic podium at the Vancouver Winter Games in February, Weir remarked that showdown would be a great "catfight."

The dust-up intensified this week off the ice as Olympic gold medalist Lysacek, competing on Dancing with the Stars, and Weir, a three-time U.S. Champion, traded slurs and barbs.

"We are at war," Weir told PEOPLE on Thursday. "My claws are out."

The latest round of mudslinging began when Lysacek suggested earlier this week that a lack of talent kept Weir off the cast of the traveling Smucker's Stars on Ice. "They only hire the best of the best to skate," Lysacek told the Indianapolis Star. "A lot of us in the skating world were really disappointed in the way he reacted, basically whining that he wasn't chosen."

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Slore war by Entertaiment Weekly:
An abridged version of The Slore War, currently staged between two American ice lords with a fondness for things that are Russian:

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Lysacek explains his outburst: "Since the Olympics, I've dealt with Johnny's questioning my integrity and sexuality, and I've never spoken out on my own behalf no matter how hurtful those things may have been. I should have known better."

речь идет об этом интервью Джонни, где он очень двусмысленно подмигнул Челси на вопрос о бывшей девушке Эвана.
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Релиз книги Джонни назначен на январь 2011.

He’s known for his colorful personality, both on and off the ice. Now, outspoken figure skater Johnny Weir will bring his unique voice to the literary world.

Simon & Schuster imprint Gallery Books announced today that it will publish a yet-to-be-titled book from Weir, featuring a collection of anecdotes and essays on skating, fashion, pop culture and the author himself. It’s scheduled for a January 2011 release. “His book will be all things Johnny — vivacious, stylish, honest and one-of-a-kind,” said Jennifer Bergstrom, vice president and editor-in-chief of Gallery Books, in a statement.

Weir, 25, is a three-time U.S. National Figure Skating champ, World Medalist and two-time U.S. Olympian. He’s also the star of his own reality show, Sundance Channel’s Be Good, Johnny Weir.


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Johnny at Equality California #2

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решила не перегружать тот пост.

It's very important that when you attend a political fundraiser, you gather at a place of incredible, filthy wealth. Which is how I found myself at the stunning Sowden House, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed home in Hollywood. The event was for marriage equality, but I had only one thing on my mind: MEET JOHNNY WEIR.

After about a half-hour of making conversation in a sea of botox, I looked up and saw something even more stunning than the house -- a gazelle in low heels, black leggings, a blazer and a Tiffany shopping bag. Johnny. He was standing about ten feet away, surrounded by friends. His lawyer, who I knew slightly, was with him.

So I snuck up next to his lawyer and begged, "Introduce me to Johnny." He made a very nice introduction and then Johnny looked at me and said, "That's SO gay! That's SO gay!" Wow. Cloud nine.

I wanted to make my time with him as efficient as possible, so I asked if he was in LA that often and could he come by Current sometime so we could do something together. "I'm in LA every so often. But you know me, girl, I'm everywhere." I normally wouldn’t love someone calling me "girl," but with Johnny, it felt right.


+ речь, на которую я давала ссылку вконтакте - на ютубе.

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I was not prepared for Olympian Johnny Weir to be as absolutely sweet and fun as he was.

I’m just crazy about him and so was pretty much everyone else on the red carpet. Johnny was playful and, of course, dressed in his own very individual style.

I’ll be posting my interview with Johnny later this week but wanted to let you know that I asked him about the incident on Chelsea Lately where it seemed like he was hinting that fellow Olympian Evan lysacek is gay.

Johnny told me the exchange with Chelsea was misunderstood and that he doesn’t know Evan well enough to say one way or another.

Johnny presented an award with Chaz Bono.


ну и еще об Эване с otonal

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LA Times interview

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Johnny Weir loves Balenciaga bags, supports same-sex marriage and addresses that Kate Gosselin rumor

Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir is flamboyant and proud of it. He'll never leave his home in Lyndhurst, N.J., without his turquoise Balenciaga work bag and Linda Farrow sunglasses.

No one can deny that the figure skater causes a sensation whether he hits the ice or the red carpet with his Ziggy Stardust outfits, gravity-defying pompadour and war paint. But Weir's ostrich feathers and reported diva-like behavior might overshadow his accomplishments -- Weir placed sixth overall at the Vancouver Winter Olympics -- and generated less than favorable publicity.

Weir will be the guest of honor at a cocktail fundraiser for Equality California, in support of marriage for same-sex couples, on Sunday (April 18) at the Lloyd Wright’s Sowden house in Los Feliz.
All the Rage caught up with Weir in advance of his appearance to chat about his other passion besides figure skating: “I love style, and I love fashion.” he says. “I walk down the street in Lancaster, Pa. [his hometown], completely decked out."

You love fashion. Any prospect for Johnny "Wear” to hit the racks?

I definitely want to get a clothing line off the ground, but I need a lot of leg work. You don’t want to be somebody that has someone else make them a line of clothing and put their name on it. I want to be sewing buttons and putting fur trim on things myself.

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-- Max Padilla

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Johnny Weir on marriage and his upcoming book

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Apr 15th, 2010 by Cyd Zeigler jr..

I caught up with Johnny Weir as he preps for two big gay fundraisers this weekend in Los Angeles: Saturday at the GLAAD Awards and Sunday at a fundraiser for Equality California. Given his recent work with gay groups, and EQCA in particular, I wanted to know what he really thought about marriage. And his perspective was wonderfully traditional.

I believe as long as you can enter marriage and keep it going until you die, that’s the way to do a marriage. I don’t like the idea of marriage for money or tax breaks. I believe in the right reasons for people to get married: Love, devotion, partnership. If you’re going to get married, you need to be sure that that’s the person you’re going to be with for the rest of your life. But I believe everyone should have the same rights.

He said his traditional perspective on marriage comes from his parents, the high school sweethearts (mom a cheerleader, dad a football player) who have been married Johnny’s whole life.
Still, he’s not sure he’ll end up married one day.

I don’t know if I’m the marrying kind. I’m very much catlike. And sex isn’t that important to me. Partnership is something I have with my family and my friends. My close circle of friends are my partners in crime. I have a certain way I like to live. If someone wanted to be with me, they’d either have to be very dumb or very accepting.

I also asked him about the recent LA Weekly piece that painted Weir as two-faced, on the one hand benefiting from the work of gay-rights groups while at the same time refusing to verbally say whether he is gay.

What year do we live in? Is it not 2010? It’s not 1910. I think the time for labeling people has come to an end. Everyone needs to move on and live in a way that everyone can live together. Whatever your own personal life is, it doesn’t matter. It has no basis on who I am as a person. My sexuality isn’t something I keep sacred but it’s not something I need to defend. I am so thrilled that GLAAD did come to my defense, but it wasn’t only gay groups that came to my defense. For someone to criticize me for not saying yes or no to a question is silly.

However, Weir told me that he will disclose much of his sexual past in a new autobiography that he is writing, which will come out in 2011. He said he’s using the book to tell the full story of Johnny Weir because he can control the message in the book, and because “there are people out there who want to hear that story.”

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Johnny Weir Will Not Do Porn — for Now

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окей, довольно старенькая - июль 2009 - но забавная статья xD
После прошлой Олимпиады Джонни предлагали сняться в порно. I wonder в каком :lol:

Johnny Weir Will Not Do Porn — for Now

Figure-skating champion Johnny Weir says the economic slump has put the brakes on sponsorship deals for athletes in non-major-league sports. “It was hard enough anyway, especially for men skaters, but now with the economy the way it is, there’s nothing out there for us,” Weir told us at the Skating With the Stars gala at Wollman Rink last night. He says his federation still pays for travel, and he gets some backing from his ice rink and skate manufacturer, but that’s about it. “Everything else I pay for: costumes, this and that,” Weir says.

But as a sort of iconoclast, Weir knows his is not necessarily the image that mass-market brands go for. “I’m not commercial, I’m not for Special K cereal and I’m not a Wheaties boy; I’m a little bit more avant-garde, a little bit more out there,” he says. So who would be his dream sponsor? “A big fashion company would make me so happy — Balenciaga, Louis Vuitton. Or Teterboro Airport and their private jets.”

But he won’t take just anyone’s money. “Honestly, I got offered to be in a porn once. It was after the Olympics,” Weir says. He turned that offer down, but if this recession drags on, all bets are off. “Maybe in a few years,” he said, laughing. “If things keep getting worse.”


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Johnny Weir will always be an attention-seeking brat who loves to wear fur. But he's also the best thing to ever happen to men's figure skating.

By Andrew Harmon

“U awake?”

This text message came from Johnny Weir at 2:30 a.m. on March 4. I’ve grown accustomed to receiving middle-of-the-night missives from the figure skater, pretty much every time I try to schedule an interview, which has been five times in the past five years. And while I’ve enjoyed the electronic give-and-take, I have a pathetic track record — 40% — when it comes to actually landing the interview. (We’ve spoken twice on the record — once for a Los Angeles Times piece about male figure skating costumes and a second time to get Weir’s response for an Advocate.com story on the death threats he’d received as a result of the fur he’d used in his costumes prior to the Vancouver Olympics.)

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do, marry, or kill-Olympic version

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The Winter Olympics are upon us and though I don’t care enough to actually watch the events, I care just enough to imagine the contenders naked. But it’s sometimes hard to see what’s going on under the layers—the goggles, the winter hats, and the frilly spandex figure skating outfits. This is why I’ve developed an ultra-scientific method combining snap judgments and aesthetics to decide who should be shunned, shagged, or married. And this one’s a doozy.

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А кого из Олимпийцев вы бы убили, за кого бы вышли замуж, и с кем бы занялись сексом?:gigi:

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Johnny Weir Never Leaves the House Without a Balenciaga Bag
By Denise Warner

Olympic figure skater Johnny Weir, and star of Sundance Channel's 'Be Good Johnny Weir,' is known for his talent as well as his flamboyant fashion on the ice.

Weir talked to PopEater about his show, his favorite skating costumes, and what his future holds after he announced he would not compete at the World Championships in Torino this year.

"I'm going to start writing my book, my life memoir, but only part one, obviously. I'm not old enough to do a life memoir. I want to get the story out there about how I grew up and my family and things because there was a lot of, you know, speculation and hate against me about what I represent and who I am. I wanted to tell my story so that everyone can sort of get it and get where I'm coming from, because nobody actually takes the time to learn anything about anyone anymore, they just make assumptions."

He also dished about his personal style when he's off the ice. "I never leave my house without a Balenciaga bag in whatever color," he tells us.

Джонни о Гаге, Элтоне Джоне, своем стиле, отказе от участия в чемпионате Мира и др.


"And I'm going to perform shows in Russia with Evgeni Plushenko at the end of this month" ОМГ ДА!!!!1

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Джонничек о Леди Гаге (и возможных планах сделать программу на Bad Romance) , Адаме Ламберте и т.д. :gigi:
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Джонни об Эване, и о том, что нагнетание обстановки вокруг их отношений - для чувства драмы в шоу )
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Джонни о своей будущей фэшн-империи:
- И я буду создавать одежду для женщин, чтобы они считали себя прекрасными.. даже если они и не такие. Это ужасно, но это правда xD
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Джонни о том, как Ларри Кинг назвал его ~FIERCE~ :lol:
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Johnny Weir (с блэкджеком и шлюхами!)