figure skating

Entertainment

While it’s been 25 years since the timeless teen anthem “Smells Like Teen Spirit”was born, we’d be irresponsible arbiters of culture to forget that it’s also been 18 years since a champion on ice skated to Nirvana and further immortalized the nihilist anthem in the pop-culture cannon. READ MORE »


Entertainment

It’s hard to boycott the Olympics when the flatulence coverage is so riveting. Figure skater Jason Brown helped the United States win a bronze medal in Sochi, so you know what amazing feats he can accomplish with his body. But you might not have known what he can do with his butt. The geniuses over… READ MORE »


Entertainment

…it might look something like this. Plushenko is favored to win the individual men’s gold medal at the Sochi Olympics, but I’m pretty sure he could up his chances even more by just skating to “Pony” live. Ride it, my pony! [YouTube] … READ MORE »


Celebs

Figure skater Johnny Weir has retired from skating and will cover the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Russia for NBC — despite the country’s discrimination against gays. [US Weekly]
Pauly D has never met his six-month-old daughter and is not too pleased the baby’s mother, whom he hooked up with in Las Vegas, posted… READ MORE »


Style

Whenever we watch Olympic figure skating, we get pretty caught up in analyzing the athletes’ outfits. While the men wowed us with their theatrical getups, the women followed current fashion trends. Well, a handful of them did.

In recent months, we’ve seen stars walk the red carpet in dresses with pieces missing. Cutouts figured… READ MORE »


News

The 2010 Winter Olympics has some heart-wrenching stories. The games started off on a tragic note when the 21-year-old Georgian luger, Nodar Kumaritashvili, died on impact during a training run, hours before the opening ceremony. Kumaritashvili’s death cast somewhat of a dark cloud over the Olympics, but there is a silver lining. As Morgan Freeman’s… READ MORE »


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So if you weren’t able to stay up through the glitter and glamour of the men’s figure skating long program last night, I’ll just tell you that it was pretty durn exciting when American Evan Lysacek skated a nearly flawless program and won gold, defeating Ruskie champion Evgeni Plushenko. (Unfortunately Lysacek’s teammate, the fantastic Johnny… READ MORE »


News

Have you seen “Be Good Johnny Weir,” the new Sundance reality show about the figure skating phenom who can do Lady Gaga and Victor Petrenko justice? Well, if your answer is no, you need more glam and ice bling in your life! Nobody brings it like Johnny, the booty-shaking bad boy ballerina with a heart… READ MORE »


Celebs

“There’s nothing good about those outfits. I wear the feathers in my relationship. If David came home dressed like that – could you imagine? Terrible.”Victoria Beckham on the hideousness of what male figure skaters have been wearing at the Olympics. Perhaps if they accessorized with a cap? … READ MORE »


Entertainment

The Winter Olympics kick off tonight! The opening ceremony will surely offer up its usual blend of interpretive dance, laser lights, ridiculous torch-igniting stunts, and home-country artists. For some, this is enough to get them in the Olympic mood. But for those who are not so easily excited, we’ve complied a list of great, pump-you-up… READ MORE »


Love & Sex

Not just sequins and spandex, this time love was also in the air at the 2008 U.S. Figure Skating Championships. Olympic skating stars John Baldwin and Rena Inoue both had successful singles careers. Inoue, originally skated for Japan, but fell for blond Baldwin and switched teams (not in the gay way). They skated… READ MORE »