Olympic figure skaters Tara Lipinski
and Johnny Weir are teaming up a second time as reporters and
contributors for The National Dog Show.
Taking place this weekend at the
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center, the show will be broadcast
Thanksgiving Day on NBC.
The duo has previously teamed up for
segments during the Kentucky Derby and the Super Bowl.
In an interview with NBC Philadelphia,
Weir said that he owns a Japanese Chin named Tema – “He is my
little prince and always there wagging his tail when I get home” –
and Lipinski said she owns a hugger named Dublin – “Dublin just
loves to wrap his paws around people and snuggle them face-to-face.”
When asked, “What is special in the
backstage area?” Weir responded that he enjoys “seeing what kind
of shade the handlers throw at each other” and is looking forward
to seeing “what drama unfolds between Shih Tzus and Greyhounds and
Maltese and Japanese Chins.”
“I know there is a competition for
the shortest ankle-length skirt among the female handlers and maybe a
couple of the male handlers as well,” Weir