Tonya HardingLatest News and Opinion
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Tonya Harding isn't bringing her 7-year-old son to Dancing with the Stars because "this world can sometimes be cruel"
Source: Us Weekly
"We chose to keep my son out of the public eye for his safety. I’m sorry, but this world can sometimes be cruel,” she tells Us Weekly, adding. “This is the most amazing show ever. I haven’t felt this alive in so long, except when I found out I was going to have my son.”
Posted Monday 5/07/18 at 12:30PM EDT
Adam Rippon on fellow Dancing star Tonya Harding: Let's not forget "she was part of a bad thing"
Source: USA Today
“It was nice to see that she had a moment,” Rippon says of his fellow Winter Olympics figure skater's Week 1 performance, “but it’s also important to remember that skating wasn’t taken away from her – that she was banned because she was part of a bad thing. I don’t think that we should forget that.”
Posted Thursday 4/26/18 at 5:09PM EDT
Mirai Nagasu: Tonya Harding had no idea who I was
“Clearly she didn’t watch the Olympics,” Nagasu joked of her fellow former Winter Olympics figure skater and Dancing with the Stars: Athletes competitor. She added with a smile: "She didn’t know who I was. But I know who she is.” ALSO: How seven-foot-two Kareem Abdul-Jabbar plans to handle his height difference with his Dancing partner.
Posted Saturday 4/14/18 at 12:07AM EDT
Tonya Harding says it doesn't matter if she isn't embraced on Dancing with the Stars
"Does it matter? It doesn't really matter," says the former Olympic figure skater. "I'm just honored to be part of this and very humbled as well." In participating in the all-athletes edition, Harding fully expects to be compared to Nancy Kerrigan. “I’m just really glad that my son will grow up knowing that his mommy was not a cheater,” she adds in an interview with People.
Posted Friday 4/13/18 at 1:17PM EDT
Mirai Nagasu gets her wish, joining Dancing with the Stars: Athletes cast along with Tonya Harding, Adam Rippon and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Nagasu, who said she was "auditioning" for the ABC reality show in her final Winter Olympics performance, joins a cast that includes fellow Winter Olympics alums Harding and Rippon. Also joining the all-athletes edition are NFL player Josh Norman, Notre Dame women's basketball player Arike Ogunbowale, former Major League Baseball player Johnny Damon, Olympic snowboarder Jamie Anderson, former Olympic softball player Jenny Finch and Olympic luger Chris Mazdzer.
Posted Thursday 4/05/18 at 12:48AM EDT
Report: Tonya Harding and Adam Rippon will compete on Dancing with the Stars' all-athlete season
Source: Us Weekly
Also joining the all-athletes season, according to Us Weekly, is Winter Olympics gold medalist snowboarder Jamie Anderson.
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
Tonya Harding admits in ABC special she had prior knowledge about the Nancy Kerrigan attack
Source: The Hollywood Reporter
In the two-hour Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story, the notorious figure skater insisted she had no role in planning the 1994 attack. But she added, referring to ex-husband Jeff Gillooly and his friend Stephen Eckhardt, “I did however overhear them talking about stuff. They were talking about skating and saying, 'Well, maybe somebody should be taken out so (Harding) can make it.'"
Posted Friday 1/12/18 at 5:54AM EST
Critics’ Choice Awards host Olivia Munn roasted Mark Wahlberg and did a Nancy Kerrigan spoof of “I, Tonya”
Source: Entertainment Weekly
Munn and Niecy Nash toasted and roasted “all the good guys in Hollywood,” which included a dig at Wahlberg’s $1.5 million salary for reshooting All the Money in the World, while co-star Michelle Williams earned just $1,000. “I do want to say thank you to the producers for paying Niecy and I the same amount of money and Mark Wahlberg $1 million,” she said. “He took a pay cut, so that’s really nice and generous of him. Thank you so much.” Munn also did a rap monologue with Jay Pharoah and portrayed Nancy Kerrigan in an I, Nancy spoof of I, Tonya. Kerrigan tweeted in response, "Loved @oliviamunn. She can play me anytime.”
Posted Wednesday 1/10/18 at 2:41AM EST
Hollywood’s attempt to “rehabilitate” Tonya Harding called “ridiculous”
“She doesn’t deserve an ounce of sympathy, folks,” says USA Today sports columnist Christine Brennan. She adds: “And how about Allison Janney thanking and praising Tonya at the Golden Globes? The same Golden Globes that focused on attacks/assaults on women. The same Tonya who helped plan — and recently admitted to knowing about — the attack on a woman named Nancy Kerrigan.”
Posted Monday 1/08/18 at 7:47AM EST
At the Golden Globes, Oprah Winfrey “managed to do that difficult thing that she makes look so easy”
Much of this year’s Globes broadcast seemed like a typical awards telecast, even though the ceremony was “amped up by the #MeToo and #TimesUp movements and the personal testimonies that powered them,” says Maureen Ryan. But it was Oprah who, Ryan says, “focused the themes and surging energies of a specific moment and distilled its messages and its painful essence — all while making viewers feel as though she was speaking directly to each one of them as individuals.” Ryan adds: “Many winners gave fine speeches, and quite of few of them eloquently expounded on themes of intersectionality, gender, race, class, and the marginalization and abuse of the powerless. But none of those other presenters or winners were Oprah. As the highlight reel of her accomplishments made clear, she’s important in many different spheres. But all of her empires were built on this unshakable foundation: She’s a master broadcaster. She connects.”
- The Globes were “(halfway) woke”: “It wasn’t quite a celebration; it wasn’t entirely a protest”
- “There was a lot of goodwill at the awards, but it was often presented in the least sexy way possible”
- #MeToo made this year's ceremony electric, but only some stars tapped into its energy
- The Globes were bound to be disappointing, as an old-fashioned awards show doesn’t fit with the current moment
- What a difference a year makes: There was barely a mention of President Trump during the entire ceremony
- Amy Poehler saved Seth Meyers’ monologue
- Seth Meyers acquitted himself nicely, especially with his plea to have women lead the way
- Meyers nailed the toughest award show opening monologue in years
- Meyers did a terrific job, despite having the look of terror in his eyes
- Not one male Golden Globes winner mentioned #MeToo or Time’s Up in their speeches
- Aziz Ansari beating out favorite Eric McCormack was one of the biggest surprises of the night — so was Rachel Brosnahan’s win
- Here are all the mentions of sexual misconduct during the entire Globes broadcast
- A night of firsts: Sterling K. Brown and Aziz Ansari were the first black and Asian actor, respectively, to win an award in their category
- NBC mistakenly bleeped Frances McDormand when she didn’t curse
- Ewan McGregor thanks his estranged his wife and his current girlfriend, Fargo co-star Mary Elizabeth Winstead
- Big Little Lies proves to be even more resonant in these #MeToo times
- What exactly did the Globes bleep out from Aziz Ansari’s speech?
- HBO had the most wins with four, followed by Amazon and Hulu with two each
- James Franco’s past of trying to pick up a 17-year-old on Instagram was scrutinized after his Globes win
- What was up with all the audience groaning during Seth Meyers’ monologue?
- Viewers questioned Tonya Harding appearing at the Globes, especially in a positive light
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Posted Wednesday 12/20/17 at 2:14PM EST
Tonya Harding will speak at length with ABC News for Truth and Lies docuseries
With Harding in the news thanks to the Margot Robbie movie I, Tonya, ABC will sit down with the disgraced figure skater in Truth and Lies: The Tonya Harding Story, a two-hour special airing Jan. 11.