What happens when Skype drops Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir

February, 12, 2015

Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir are good at many things, but apparently technology isn't one of them. The dynamic duo was participating in a Skype meeting on Thursday when they lost their connection. The two handled it exactly as anyone would -- by eating snacks and yelling helplessly into the air. Natch.

No word if their attempts helped get the meeting back on track, but it looks they had a good time either way.

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Six more reasons to be envious of Gracie Gold

January, 12, 2015

Gracie Gold is the defending champion entering next week’s U.S. Figure Skating Championships, but that’s somehow not why she’s the envy of hordes of teenage girls across the country.

Not even close.

Over the weekend, Gold hung out on Catalina Island with her girlfriends Lorde, Jaime King, the sisters from Haim and Taylor Swift. Perhaps you’ve heard of them?

The ladies saw the sights, ate ice cream and generally looked to being having a much better time than you did doing whatever it was you were doing with your non-famous friends.

Gold and Swift, of course, go way back. Or at least all the way back to April when they publicly documented their night baking cookies and making funny faces together. As friends do.

Even Ashley Wagner is flipping out over Taylor Swift mystery man

November, 21, 2014

Ashley Wagner is a two-time U.S. figure skating champion, an Olympic medalist and a meme sensation, but it turns out she’s somehow really just like the rest of us normals.

On Friday morning, Wagner tweeted on the most important topic of our time, or at least of the hour. And by that I mean she gave a shout-out to the guy in Taylor Swift’s “Blank Space” video. Obvs. And it probably reads exactly like something you saw your college roommate post on Facebook.

Ohhhh HEYYYYYY, indeed. Ashley Wagner: Woman of the people.

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