REMINDER: We’re just one month away from Johnny’s performance and meet-n-greet at his home rink in Delaware! Details, ticket links, and a special Johnny video from the Skating Club of Wilmington at the end of this post!
So Johnny was in Los Angeles last week, spending his time (1) taking meetings re: a potential Tara and Johnny late-night talk show, according to the podcast (about which we could not be more excited!); (2) being “unwell,” also according to the podcast; and (3) closing out the week handling commentary duties with Tara at the Beverly Hills Dog Show, whose premiere telecast is scheduled for Easter Sunday, April 16, 8 pm ET/PT and 7 pm CT on USA Network. Our Glitter Twins have twice provided behind-the-scenes pieces for the National Dog Show, a long-running Thanksgiving Day staple, in 2015 and again in 2016. So they were a natural fit for the Beverly Hills Dog Show, heralded by NBC Sports as a new Easter broadcast tradition.
While we await the broadcast, here’s a glorious roundup of photos and clips that offer a preview of the delights to come on Easter weekend. And in case you forget to set your DVR, USA will present an encore of the show on Monday, April 17, and NBC will follow with an encore on Sunday, April 23. If none of those work for you, no worries: check back here for full video! 🐶
THURSDAY: DUBBY’S DEBUT
The prelude to the dog show involved filming Tara’s beloved flat-coated retriever Dublin, with the gorgeous Malibu coast as his stage.
Dublin is on his way for his on-camera debut. He’s a little nervous but very prepared. He told me this morning he’s hoping for an Emmy. 🐶🎥 #EmmyBound #AStarisBorn by @taralipinski
Johnny awaiting the cameras. In fur, ofc.
. . . by @johnnygweir
Views for days. 🌊 by @johnnygweir
It’s rare that we feel upstaged at work but…Dubby and the stick for the win! 👫🐶❤🦈 by @taraandjohnny
@johnnygweir and I are just admiring our white pants and the splattering mess of sand and water that we only accept from Dublin. by @taralipinski
Rare moment when we are distracted enough to turn away from each other. @johnnygweir what do you think we are thinking right here? #mommyhatesit by @taralipinski (Johnny’s response: “Clearly contemplating how much we hate wicker.”)
FRIDAY: BEVERLY CENTER SHOPPING SEGMENT
IDK how shopping fits in with a dog show, but clearly no one could make that concept work better than Johnny & Tara.
Off to work… by @johnnygweir
Mommy hates it when she is planning your entire wedding from her own handheld phone tablet thingy and all you can do is sit on your ass and have a makeup artist change the entire appearance of your face so that you no longer look like Mommy. Mommy also hates occasional stools who think they’re cuter than Mommy. #mommyhatesit @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny
This is how we walk into every department store. In slo-mo, fans blowing and Beyoncé playing in our heads. @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny
With cameramen Aaron Mendez and Mike Flores.
What’s not to love with this crew. Today we took over the Beverly Center. It’s always a good day when you can work and shop at the same time. 🎬👠👗👙 by @taralipinski
There ain’t nothing wrong with making strangers feel awkward by your physical closeness to your besty. @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny
SATURDAY: SHOW TIME!
Mommy has a preshow wedding-planning moment.
Mommy x. Wedding Planning 🤰🏻👰🏼@taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny
Look of the Day: JACKET @twinsetofficial SHIRT @iroparis LEATHERS @rtabrand SHOE @louisleemandesign FACE @luciamua76 HAIR @maira621 by @johnnygweir
Chatting on the red carpet with E! news anchor Maria Menounos.
With some of the four-legged stars of the show. Although not everyone was into this whole red-carpet thing . . .
When the talent is a bit unruly…and not interested in posing. @johnnygweir by @taralipinski
Note: Yes, Johnny is holding a Japanese Chin in these photos, but it’s one of the show dogs and not his beloved Тёма.
This huge Irish Wolfhound almost took my girl @taralipinski down! by @AmyKinLA
. . . but eventually it all came together.
#bhdogshow by @jdeview
More red carpet (sans giant Wolfhound).
Bev hills kc dog show at Pomona fairgrounds – I’m at the agility trial walked over and who do we see but Johnny weir😀 by @Bijou Shannon
by @Bijou Shannon
When Mommy embarrasses Tara in public. @taralipinski @johnnygweir by @taraandjohnny
Sexy and I know it. 😂 @taralipinski @taraandjohnny 📸 @ther1ck by @johnnygweir
Interviewing some of the top dogs and their handlers.
Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir Interviewed the Group Winners by @Diana Maberry
Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir at the Beverly Hills Dog Show. My first (confirmed) celebrity sighting! #beverlyhillsdogshow by @Valerie Vander Berg
Barking with the Stars! USA Network Beverly Hills Dog Show The Official Johnny G. Weir by Gosh
This Bichon was really into my look. #beverlyhillsdogshow 📸@ther1ck by @johnnygweir
I know I’m usually the biggest guy in any room .. but this is getting silly! #GiantManLittleDogs @nbcsports #BHDogShow #BestInShow by @WWETheBigShow
#BHDogShow by @ther1ck
UPDATE! From Johnny’s official Facebook page:
Thank you to you and Tara for taking the time to let us play the part of silly fans for a posed photo with you. Johnny, your outfit was the perfect backdrop for my dark colored dog. We had a blast at the KCBH show, it was great for continued therapy dog training, too. I love that proceeds from ticket sells are going to help a therapy dog program. — Denise Fitzgerald
Love these two together. ❤
I just loved cuddlin’ up to all these precious dogs at the Beverly Hills dog show. But at the end of the day what I cherish most is all the great laughs I got to have with my best friend. @johnnygweir by @taralipinski
GET TIX NOW TO SEE JOHNNY SKATE IN APRIL
Back by popular demand: Johnny is once again starring in the annual spring show hosted by his home rink, the Skating Club of Wilmington. This year’s two-day event is happening Friday, April 7, and Saturday, April 8, with a special meet-n-greet with Johnny scheduled for Saturday morning. Show info/tickets here; meet-n-greet info/tickets here. Don’t miss this chance to meet Johnny and see him perform live!