PHOTOS: Johnny Weir’s 13 Most Fabulous Olympic Looks

Donning Chanel, dripping in jewels and draped in furs, Johnny Weir looked absolutely stunning at this year’s Olympics, channeling every style icon from Salvador Dalí to  Stanley Tucci’s Hunger Games character, Caesar Flickerman. I don’t know about you, but I was enamored by every one of his looks, so today I’m paying homage with a slideshow of 13 of his most fabulous looks — nearly all of which were presented in front of an electric blue semi.



What Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding Were Really Like in Lillehammer

Tonya Harding, left, and Nancy Kerrigan at the 1992 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 12, 1992.

Tonya Harding, left, and Nancy Kerrigan at the 1992 U.S. Figure Skating Championships in Orlando, Fla., on Jan. 12, 1992. | AP photo, Phil Sandlin.

On January 6, 1994, I got the phone call that I was being sent to Detroit. Something about a figure skater being assaulted. I was a reporter at WBBM, the CBS station in Chicago. CBS owned the broadcast rights to the Olympics that year and I assumed that had to be the only reason we were covering this story.

I didn’t know anything about figure skating. I had no idea who Nancy Kerrigan was. By the time my photographer and I got to the Cobo Center, the scene of the crime, there wasn’t time to cover anything. I just stood there in the dark and told the story using the now famous “Why me?” video. We were the only non-Detroit TV station there.

We had to stay overnight in Detroit, but it was difficult to believe this story was going to last much longer than a day. Man, was I wrong.

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Comcast Olympic Viewing Party

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Tuesday night, Comcast Corporation and EVP David L. Cohen hosted an Olympics viewing reception in the Comcast Center lobby. Comcast and NBCUniversal demonstrated to hundreds of guests how they are delivering the most comprehensive and technologically advanced viewing experience for any Winter Games — and recording number of people watching over the air as well as live streaming on the Internet. In addition to watching Olympics content on The Comcast Experience video wall, attendees interacted with the company’s newest technologies, including the X1 entertainment operating system, 4K ultra high-definition content, SEEiT (Comcast’s new partnership with Twitter), and cloud DVR.

Several former Olympians were in attendance along with members of the Philadelphia Curling Club, and guests got to have their pictures taken in a real bobsleigh. It was a very spirited party, and everyone was given Sochi Olympics pins to wear and American flags to wave. Guests were also treated to samplings of Russian cuisine and drinks throughout the evening.

More of HughE Dillon’s photos of the Comcast Olympic Viewing Party after the jump »

Meet the Olympic Bronze Medalist from Bucks County

Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans (USA) celebrate winning bronze in women's bobsleigh during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Sanki Sliding Center. Photo | Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

Jamie Greubel (left) and Aja Evans celebrate winning bronze in women’s bobsleigh during the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Sanki Sliding Center. Photo | Jack Gruber-USA TODAY Sports

There are two native Philly-area athletes competing in the winter Olympics, by my count. One, Chris Creveling, of Easton, is a speed skater. You haven’t heard of him because he finished 10th and 21st in his two events so far.

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Requiem for a Meme: Bob Costas’ Pink Eye

The 2014 Winter Olympics just became a whole lot less entertaining with the announcement that Matt Lauer will replace Bob Costas in the main anchor chair for a day. Costas’s infected left eye quickly became the star of Sochi and the source of fountain of entertainment on Twitter. There are at least a dozen handles and five hashtags paying homage to Costas’s affliction. And the tweets have been more entertaining than the games.

When the infection worsened and spread to the right eye, both NBC and Costas agreed, for the good of America and the world, it was time for a new host (if only temporarily). In memory of Bob’s red, swollen, half-open oozing eyes, here now is a sampling of the best tweets of the past few days.

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Would Bob Costas Be On TV With Pink Eye If He Were a Woman?

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If you haven’t been tuning in to NBC’s Olympics 2014 coverage, then you might now know that veteran Olympics anchor Bob Costas has been showing up for work every day with a nasty little eye infection. Since last Thursday, he’s been broadcasting his pus-filled, crusty eye to the millions of people tuning in for his Olympics recaps. Read more »

Confessions of an Olympics 2014 Junkie

Sage Kotsenburg (USA) reacts after his first run of men's slopestyle finals at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Photo | Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

Sage Kotsenburg (USA) reacts after his first run of men’s slopestyle finals at the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games at Rosa Khutor Extreme Park. Photo | Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

I had a hard time tearing myself away to write this. The German and Russian women’s ice hockey teams are facing off in the living room downstairs. Normally, ice hockey leaves me cold — I never watch the Flyers. But every four years, I clear my slate for ice hockey — men’s and women’s — and curling, and biathlon, and Alpine skiing, and all sorts of other obscure wintry goings-on. It’s time for the Olympics! And I love the Olympics more than I can say. Read more »

Johnny Weir on Fooling Around in the Olympic Village and Being Gay in Sochi

Before this year, I thought Sochi was a kind of Japanese ice cream. Where is it, exactly?
Sochi is a beautiful resort town that was made famous by Stalin and the elite from the Soviet Party. It’s on the Black Sea. When I tell people I’m going to Russia, they say, “Oh my God, you’re going to freeze to death.” First of all, I have furs. But second of all, Sochi enjoys a really temperate climate.

Now that you’ve retired and reigning Olympic gold medalist Evan Lysacek has dropped out, I have no idea who is competing. The people most likely to be on that medal stand?
You’re looking at Canadian Patrick Chan. He’s the reigning world champion going into this Olympics, and he’s skating very well. He set world records last year and then had them beaten by Japan’s Yuzuru Hanyu, who I believe is 18 [ed: 19, but close enough] and is just a phenom. I actually designed his costume for the free program.

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