YET MORE UPDATES! Scroll down for new end-of-week photos, Johnny & Tara’s appearance (at last!) on NBC in primetime Friday night, new videos from People, the Today Show, Access Hollywood, and NBC Olympics, an all-new episode of the Tara & Johnny podcast, and new Hotel Olympics video plus music video from @TaraandJohnny!
How did they do it??!
Because they’re Johnny & Tara, of course.
So their first few days in Rio, NBC tried sticking baby in a corner with Snapchat.
But on their own, back at their hotel, classic Glitter Twin hilarity ensued . . .
. . . and continued, with new installments of the Tara and Johnny Hotel Olympics:
Gymnastics is our Summer Olympic heart song. @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny
🏊🏊🏊🏊🏊🏊🏊🏊🏊🏊 @taralipinski @johnnygweir @nbcolympics by @taraandjohnny
Which immediately went viral (note: this is just the major media outlets’ coverage. Hundreds of smaller blogs also picked up these stories, and the amount of likes, sharing, and comments across social media has been huuuuuuuge):
Awful Announcing: Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir Are Winning the Olympics on Instagram
VICE Sports: Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski Reenact the Olympics
Also viral: Johnny’s fashion statements . . .
SB Nation: The 2016 Johnny Weir Olympic Outfit Tracker (updated daily)
And interviewers just can’t get enough:
The Hollywood Reporter (this is so long and so good): Rio Olympics: Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir on Athlete Crushes, Uniform Makeovers and Nude Car Changes
Yahoo Sports: Are 450,000 Rio Olympic Condoms Actually Enough? We Asked Athletes Yes, ten years after his first Winter Games, Johnny — both the lead paragraph in this article, over actively competing Summer Olympians Danell Leyva and Ryan Lochte, AND the closing paragraph — is still the best quote at the Olympics.
So now that they’ve made a huge social media splash [see what I did there] that has translated into both big media coverage and everyone begging for actual Tara and Johnny in NBC’s primetime coverage (YES PLEASE), here’s a roundup of their latest from Rio, picking up from where we left off here and updated whenever I have a chance to find a moment in the eye of the wonderfully glittery media tornado that is Johnny & Tara. ❤️
With NASCAR’s Rutledge Wood, who worked with them at this year’s Kentucky Derby.
So much fun to see my pals @taraandjohnny here @nbcolympics !! Love being a part of this amazing team! Sure was fun at the intern dinner tonight…I got to sit with some really cool college students who have an amazing future in front of them! Follow your dreams & your heart! by @rutledgewood
Would never go on camera without these incredible ladies. @mariolazysk HAIR @alexisdaymakeup FACE @dianemellina JUDGE ❤️ by @johnnygweir
The cool kids covering the Opening Ceremony in the bar on Snapchat. See their full commentary in this post.
Cool Kids Club. @taralipinski @d0057 @webbersol. #aboutlastnight by @johnnygweir
With Granddaddy Brokaw at the end of the night.
Tom Brokaw. #legend #olympics by @johnnygweir
Glammed up post-Facebook Live on Saturday. See their first two live chat sessions here.
Time for a nap. HAIR @mariolazysk FACE @alexisdaymakeup NECKLACE @ericksonbeamon by @johnnygweir
With Golf Channel’s David Feherty.
#Feherty loves him some @johnnygweir! by @fehertwit
Sometimes you just have to watch @johnnygweir get his hair done. It’s magical. Such a funny guy! @nbcolympics by @rutledgewood
Look of the Day: TOP @andrewmorrisonstudio SHORT @motoguo NECKLACES @joomilim SHOE @stellamccartney HAIR @mariolazysk FACE @alexisdaymakeup by @johnnygweir
With WPXI Pittsburgh’s Damany Lewis . . .
You never know who you’ll run into in Rio at the OLYMPICS! @JohnnyGWeir in the house #RIO2016 #WPXI by @damanylewis
. . . WBIR Knoxville’s Robin Wilhoit . . .
I just happened to run into Olympic ice skaters Johnny Weir and Tara Lipinski at the broadcast center. by @robinwbir
. . . and five-time Olympic medalist Sanya Richards-Ross.
These two give new meaning to “DYNAMIC DUO” thank you both for making me feel so welcomed to the @nbcolympics family. 😍😍 #SRRinRio #RioOlympics #LifeOffTheTrack Hey @atoboldon these two = #SquadGOALS by @sanyarichiross
Monday morning glam.
Look of the Day: JACKET @andrewmorrisonstudio SHIRT @elleryland NECK @ericksonbeamon RINGS @joomilim @rox_jewelry SHOE @isetanmens HAIR @mariolazysk FACE @luciamua76 by @johnnygweir
Honored to visit with the brilliant Brazilian designer @lennyniemeyer at her Rio studio. ❤️🇧🇷 by @johnnygweir
We met one of Brazil’s legendary designers @lennyniemeyer . We also met her new Japanese inspired Spring/Summer collection. We call this the dance of the snow crane. @johnnygweir @taralipinski by @taraandjohnny
Monday evening glam.
Look of the Eve: JACKET @motoguo SHOE @commedesgarcons SHORT Vintage EAR @joomilim HAIR @mariolazysk FACE @luciamua76 by @johnnygweir
Backstage before appearing with Dan Patrick.
.@taraandjohnny in studio today talking about fencing with Dan Patrick. It was a must watch segment. by @jodibaconbits
It’s IMPOSSIBLE to have a bad Monday when you’re around @johnnygweir . by @jodibaconbits
Live on the air!
Our afternoon shoot with them … Lol by Che Harris
Dan Patrick sporting David Donahue while chatting with @taralipinski and @johnnygweir today. by @daviddonahuemenswear
Ready for our saber match with @danpatrickshow by @taraandjohnny
Tuesday morning glam.
Look of the Day: JACKET @adriennelandau TANK @wiltclothing SHORT @ragandbone WEDGE @rickowensonline HAIR @mariolazysk FACE @alexisdaymakeup by @johnnygweir
Photo by Anne Marie Tiernon of WTHR Indianapolis. Note Rutledge to the left and Tara in the background.
And it’s @JohnnyGWeir #Rio2016 #RioWTHR by @annemariewthr
Recording podcast episode #4!
Surrounded by #Olympians !! @JohnnyGWeir & @taralipinski record their podcast. #Rio2016 #TeamUSA #Olympics by @westwood1sports
Podcastin’ with my sequined partner in crime….. Check out the @taraandjohnny podcast on @itunes or @audioboom Let us know what y’all think and what topics we should discuss next. 💁 @johnnygweir by @taralipinski
Tuesday evening glam.
Look of the Eve: TOP & SHORT @andrewmorrisonstudio CUFF @hermes BELT @osklen NECK @joomilim & @pointashley WEDGE @rickowensonline HAIR @mariolazysk FACE @alexisdaymakeup by @johnnygweir
Street Market Sweep with @taralipinski & @jillmartin for Olympic Zone. #taraandjohnnytakerio by @johnnygweir
Cannot wait for this.
What does an Olympic day-in-the-life look like with @johnnygweir and @taralipinski? We wake up with them and find out! (screenshot- video to come!) @nbcolympics #rio2016 #olympics #Rio by @jillmartin
Wednesday morning glam.
Look of the Morn: JACKET/SHORT @animalebrasil BOOT @driesvannoten EAR @joomilim HAIR @mariolazysk FACE @alexisdaymakeup by @johnnygweir
With diving Brits Daniel Goodfellow and Tom Daley.
Team GB Sandwich with @dannielgoodfellow & @tomdaley1994 🇬🇧 by @johnnygweir
With KARK Channel 4’s Aaron Nolan.
Had a blast hanging w/ @taralipinski & @JohnnyGWeir! The interview outtakes are priceless! #GoingForGold #OlympicDad by @AaronNolanNews
📱📱📱 + 📺 🇧🇷 🏅 👚by @trinaturk by @taralipinski
Wednesday afternoon glam. I always think he looks fab, but this is AMAZING and I love it so much! But little did I know . . .
Look of the afternoon: JACKET @adriennelandau @saulovillela BELT @prada SHOE @adidasy3 EAR @joomilim HAIR @mariolazysk FACE @alexisdaymakeup by @johnnygweir
. . . that this was actually his fishing gear.
Went fishing with @billybush today for @accesshollywood tomorrow night. #olympictradition #saltyseas by @johnnygweir
Round 2! Fishing with @johnnygweir in #rio. Nailed one in Sochi but rio? Coming soon…. by @billybush
Watching Johnny Weir go through security in a bright pink feather boa is EVERYTHING #Rio2016
— Adam Kuperstein (@AdamNBC6) August 10, 2016
Thursday morning glam.
Look of the Day: BOMBER @valentinyudashkin LEGGING @asteriaactive NECK @ericksonbeamon SNEAKER @adidas HAIR @mariolazysk FACE @alexisdaymakeup by @johnnygweir
So apparently they did some fencing which obviously we’re dying to see . . .
It’s time to fence! ⚔ @johnnygweir Earrings @baublebar 👄by @girlactik by @taralipinski
En Garde 🗡 @johnnygweir by @taralipinski
Me and the little one learning to fence under the watchful eye of @pryorsixty8. @taralipinski by @johnnygweir
Five hour lunch with these two love birds. @taralipinski @toddkap 🐥🐥 by @johnnygweir
NEW! And to close out Thursday: another outrageously funny Hotel Olympics video from @TarandJohnny.
🏐🏐🏐🏐🏐🏐🏐🏐🏐 @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny
Friday morning glam.
Look of the Morning: JACKET AHAU Bulgaria TANK @andrewmorrisonstudio JEAN @jbrandjeans SHOE @maisonmargiela RING @xr_jewelry HAIR @mariolazysk FACE @luciamua76 by @johnnygweir
On set for the Today Show. (Video below!)
We are next! .@news3lv #News3TeamRio by @reednews3lv
#JohnnyWeir and #TaraLipinski stopped by our Copacabana Beach set this morning on TODAY. #TODAYShow #RioTODAY (photo via @_bgood) by @todayshow
Always love visiting our friends at the @todayshow We tried to brighten up the 🌧 Rio weather in @alroker neck of the woods ☀️ Top and Skirt @nanettelepore by @taralipinski
And look who Johnny finally met today . . .
We found him. @taralipinski @ryanlochte by @johnnygweir
New Glitter Twins music video!
Trying to find our inner Tiffany. (Tara and Johnny the mall concert tour) @johnnygweir @taralipinski by @taraandjohnny
Friday evening glam.
Look of the Eve: LOOK @andrewmorrisonstudio SHOE @louisleemandesign MASK @ericksonbeamon HAIR @mariolazysk FACE @luciamua76 by @johnnygweir
And also: they’re on in primetime tonight!
Excited to present one of our special features on tonight’s primetime coverage of #olympics on @NBCOlympics. by @johnnygweir
Catch us with Bob Costas during primetime tonight talking Carnival. Our feature was produced by @theallenadventure & today he celebrates his birthday! ❤️❤️❤️ @nbcolympics by @taraandjohnny
AUDIO / VIDEO
NEW!! FINALLY: Johnny & Tara on NBC in primetime Friday night!
So good that I had to throw in some bonus screencaps:
NEW! Johnny & Tara with Brazilian designer Lenny Niemeyer.
Gravamos uma entrevista essa semana para a equipe da @nbc_olympics2016 com os medalhistas olímpicos em patinação no gelo @johnnygweir e @taralipinski. We had such a good time! #lennyniemeyer #nbcolympics by @lennyniemeyer
NEW! Johnny & Tara’s appearance on the Today Show to discuss viral moments from Rio.
NEW! Johnny & Tara’s appearance on the Olympic Zone Thursday night with the NFL’s Dhani Jones.
NEW! Teaser from the Today Show of Johnny’s fishing trip with Billy Bush.
NEW! And the full segment from Access Hollywood.
NEW! Johnny’s call-in interview with WMMR radio’s Preston & Steve Show in Philadelphia, in which he offers his take on the raging pie vs. cake controversy.
NEW! Johnny & Tara’s video from People their visit to the studio of Brazilian designer Lenny Niemeyer (pictured above with them on Instagram).
Their brief but fabulous moments from “Ready, Set, Rio”:
Facebook Live from Sunday 08-07. See their previous Facebook Live segments in this post.
Johnny’s Xfinity commercials with Odd Mom Out’s Jill Kargman and KK Glick:
AND: discussing fencing with Dan Patrick on NBCSN.
Still desperate to get his Zoolander 2 credits appearance as a gif.
やっとズーランダー2見た。😬👀 @JohnnyGWeir @ZoolanderMovie by @esjw
UPDATE! The gif! With special thanks to the commenter below.
UPDATE: NEW PODCAST!
Johnny and Tara are as adorable, funny, refreshingly real, and zany as ever in their NBC podcast. Listen, laugh, and subscribe now! Available on AudioBoom, iTunes, and Stitcher. Enjoy their latest episode right here:
Very special thanks to video ninjas Jenn Kittler and Elena Vasileva for their invaluable help!