Michelle Kwan - The 2014 Skating with the Stars honoring Michelle Kwan, Jeff Tweedy, and Dylan Lauren: A Benefit Gala for Figure Skating in Harlem held at Trump Rink, Central Park - New York, United States - Monday 7th April 2014
The former figure skating Olympiad has been hired by Fox to cover Fox Sport's coverage of the upcoming Winter Olympics
Michelle Kwan will be heading back to the Winter Olympics, this time showing up at the wintery affair as a television analyst for Fox Sport, rather than an actual participant. The much decorated, now retired figure skater has signed a contract with the TV company that is due to begin this month, meaning she will be given presenting and punditry responsibilities before the 2014 Winter Olympic Games, which will be held in the Russia city of Sochi. This may even mean that she will be part of the team covering the Super Bowl for Fox.
Kwan will be joined by Picabo Street as the new Fox Sport team-members
"When they asked, they were really encouraging to me to try it out," Kwan said in a statement released on behalf of Fox Sport. "They said, `We are going to be innovative and fun and open to different angles,' which really attracted me. Reporting and story-telling is what they want, so for me it will interesting to kind of let the public know about the stories of athletes, or their perspectives on the Olympics."
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Five time world champion ice skater, Michelle Kwan married Clay Pell, a Lieutenant in the US Coast Guard, who was dressed in his full uniform, in Rhode Island on Saturday 19th January.
Surrounded by 240 friends and family, including three of Kwan's Olympic peers Brian Boitano, Dick Button and Dorothy Hamill, the couple exchanged beautiful hand written vows in an emotional ceremony. As People report, Kwan wept as she walked down the aisle with her father, and the couple also shared a kiss before the First Unitarian Church of Providence minister said those famous words. A guest said that the minister jokes, saying "And for their second first kiss as Mr. and Mrs. Clay Pell..."
Having worked with Vera Wang over many years during costume fittings, Kwan said that she 'knew [her] body very well', which made Wang the ideal designer for Kwan's wedding dress. Before Kwan was even engaged, Wang tried to get her to try on wedding dresses. "[Wang would] say, 'This shape would look great on you, try this on!' But I'd [Kwan] say, 'Vera, I'm really excited to be getting married one day, but I don't need to try on a wedding dress and if you're not engaged, it's supposed to be bad luck, right?'"
A pretty high-school science geek with a penchant forfigure skating uses physics to land a better lutz in "Ice Princess,"a follow-your-dream movie that is far less cliche-riddled than you mightexpect from such G-rated Disney fare.
Michelle Trachtenberg (the little sister from "Buffythe Vampire Slayer") stars as Harvard-bound misfit Casey Carlyle,who combines her two passions hoping to win a scholarship by proving sciencecan improve her skating. In the process, she discovers her calling maylie on the ice instead of in a lab -- although there are many obstaclesto overcome, including a disapproving dowdy-feminist mom ("I justcan't get past the twinkie little outfits," frowns the wonderfullywry Joan Cusack) and some backstabbing ugliness from fellow competitors.
But the delight of "Ice Princess" is that there'smore to every almost character than meets the eye. Kim Cattrall ("Sexand the City"), for example, plays a disgraced former champion skaterwho begrudgingly helps Casey while vicariously coaching her beautiful in-crowddaughter Gen (talented Hayden Panettiere) toward a career on the ice. Appearingto be antagonistic stereotypes at first, both reveal unexpected aspectsof empathy and authentic human frailty as Casey's rapidly growing talentthreatens Gen's standings in local competitions.
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