10:57 AM EDT 12/11/2013
Originally posted 11/10/2010 02:15PM
If celebs like Bethenny Frankel and Vince Neil thought
they were going to have it easy competing on Skating with the Stars, they're in for a surprise – especially when it comes to judge and former Olympian Johnny Weir.
"I'm not going to be soft on [the contestants]," Weir told PEOPLE Tuesday at the launch of the Kardashian pre-paid Mastercard at Pacha N.Y.C. "I suppose I'd be Simon Cowell, but with a lot of Paula [Abdul] underneath."
Furthermore, the 26-year-old U.S. figure skating champ says he'll be a stickler for details. "I'm all for the theatrics and the beauty of figure skating, but at the same time, I'm an Olympian twice-over," he says. "I'm going to judge the technique the way it should be judged."
Originally posted 05/03/2010 01:45PM
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.
Originally posted 04/30/2010 10:30AM
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."
Originally posted 02/25/2010 06:15PM
Johnny Weir is fired up over comments by a pair of Canadian broadcasters who suggested his costumes and "body language" set a bad example for male skaters and joked he may have to take a gender test.
"I'm not somebody to cry about something or to be weak about something," Weir, 25, told a press conference in Vancouver on Wednesday. "I felt very defiant when I saw these comments."
Last week, broadcasters Claude Mailhot and Alain Goldberg of RDS, a French-language sports channel in Quebec, mused on air if Weir was unfavorably judged during one of his typically flamboyant routines because he wore a semi-see-through pink and black outfit.
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