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Pimp Your Pro – Derek Hough, According to Mertze

We have another Derek lover!! Her name is Mertze and she included pictures!! I love pictures. :-)

Well there goes my glowing report about the best hunk there is on television. I was hoping to be the first to brag about Derek Hough and how wonderfully talented he is. How babelisiously handsome he is. But that was all said in the first report. That’s OK though cause Derek is still the best eye candy in the world, especially when he moves on the dance floor, and no one can change that.

Derek is the only pro I see. He is witty, charming, funny and as stated above oh so handsome. AH, but those are not his best traits! He is talented beyond the scope of words. He is a genius when it comes to choreography. His 50′s “imPASOble” Paso is proof he can do anything on the dance floor. He can “move” so well it makes me melt to watch him dance. I love a lot of his season 10 dances, especially his Foxtrot.

Be still my beating heart! That’s not all he can do. He plays multiple instruments and can sing! I simply adore a man who has more than one gift. To me he is the most romantic man ever.

He can serenade you then sweep you off your feet and dance the night away. Take me away Derek!

July 22, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Pimp Your Pro – Mark Ballas, According to dwts

Not DWTS the show, dwts as in a person with that nick. :-) And she’s a Mark fan in a big way!

Mark Ballas. One of the most favorited pros on Dancing with the Stars. Why? His body. His smile. His ability to dance. This man can do anything!

Ballas has dancing in his blood. With trained dancers as parents, Corky and Shirley Ballas, he was taught how to dance from the very beginning. Born in Houston, Texas, then moving out to London, Ballas commited to dance completely. Moving to London with two of his childhood friends, Julianne and Derek Hough, they stayed together so they could all pursue their dancing career and compete for trophies. Ballas’ commitment paid off. Along with being awarded “Performer of the Year” at his dance schools, he went on to win championships at The British Open to the World, The US Open to the World and The International Open to the World with partner Julianne Hough.

Dancing is not Ballas’ only talent. He sings in a group with Derek Hough in a band called the Ballas Hough Band. He also plays the guitar. What a multi-talented artist!

Mark Ballas is one of the few that is a two time champion of Dancing with the Stars. Always pushing his partners to the limit, Mark made each and every one of his celebrities shine. Even on his first season, Season 5, when most pros are just getting a feel for Dancing with the Stars, Mark managed to make his partner, Sabrina Bryan, stand out from the crowd. She attained the highest score ever on the first week of competition at the time getting a 26 out of 30. They set another record with their Paso Doble, making it the earliest in the competition that a couple has gotten a perfect score. In Season 8, Gilles Marini and Cheryl Burke equaled that record. The next season, Ballas was paired with Kristi Yamaguchi. The pair then beat the earlier record of a 26 out of 30 made by Sabrina and Mark, and totaled a score of 27 out of 30. This score is still to this day the highest score ever reached in the first week of competition. They went on to win Season 6. Throughout the seasons, Ballas was paired with Kim Kardashian, Shawn Johnson, Melissa Joan Hart, and most recently, Shannen Doherty. He won Season 8 with Shawn Johnson. Although he didn’t always make it very far in each season, he still managed to make each and every one of his celebrity partners shine as much as possible.

Mark Ballas is not only a great singer, dancer, and musician, he’s also a great person. He even got into a romantic relationship with partner Sabrina Bryan. The pair was so popular that they got paired together again for the Design a Dance in 2009. Romantic relationship or not, he was a great person to each of his partners. When other pros would yell at their partners for doing a step wrong, he would gently correct him or her and ask to do it again. Mark is one of the only pros who actually tries to have fun with their partners too. He’s a funny, loving, gentle, good-looking person, not to mention a great dancer! And this guy is only 24! We wish you the best of luck for any future endeavors, Mark! We love you!

Keep the pimping coming, people!! Remember the rules – and everyone should participate. I’ve got another Derek pimping waiting in the wings – don’t want to hear any complaining if you all can’t write one about your pro!! :-)

July 21, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Season 11 Rumor – Arianny Celeste

Thanks to Jeniffer in the comments for this little tidbit. From TSN:

UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste could be following in the footsteps of Chuck (The Iceman) Liddell. The Maxim cover girl says via Facebook that she has been invited to join the cast of “Dancing with the Stars” next season.

UFC ring girl?? Okay. She’s pretty, for sure.

15 May 2010 - Las Vegas, Nevada - Arianny Celeste. Maxim Magazine May Cover Party Hosted by Cover Model Arianny Celeste at Tao Beach at the Venetian Resort Hotel and Casino. Photo Credit: MJT/AdMedia

July 20, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Season 11 Rumor…or Campaign? Antonio Sabato Jr

Okay – several qualifiers. I can’t tell if this is his real twitter or if it’s a fan-created twitter. It looks real but you never know. As for the Facebook campaign page – no idea who started that, but the Twitter page promotes the Facebook page. You guys be the judge – but I can get behind this hottie on the show. :-)

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I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Pimp Your Pro – Derek Hough, According to Sabrina

Our first submittal is on Derek Hough and is by Sabrina – and no, I didn’t put her up to it. :-) Remember, we’ll be taking essays probably up through the beginning of the season and we don’t have too many rules. :-)

Derek Hough: Dancing Royalty

Two words. Derek. Hough. This man is so incredibly talented! He sings, plays guitar, dances, and is an amazingly creative choreographer with three Emmy Nominations and two mirror ball trophies to prove it!

He is a true competitor and always tries to make his partners look their best. He has sustained an uncountable number of injuries during his time on the show and he always suffers through them without complaint, for his partners sake. When, on rare occasion, he makes a mistake he will always own up to it without passing the blame onto someone else. And he is never overly proud when he succeeds. If you watch back tapes of previous seasons when Julianne or Mark won, he was just as happy for their success as he is when he wins- a true competitor.

No matter how popular he has gotten in the last few years he is still incredibly humble. Other professionals on the show tend to thrive off of fame, and when someone else is in the spotlight they seem to fight to get the attention back on them. Derek can simply smile and be happy for his friends whether they are competitors or not. He is a genuinely nice, down-to-earth guy who doesn’t let rumors affect him and can be funny without coming across cocky or annoying.

He has been the source of most of the shows memorable moments; Not only with the amazing dances, though. Just thinking about him saying the words, “I’m rough, I’m tough, I’m Derek Hough,” and then loosing it and cracking up always puts a smile on my face. Has anyone else on the show fallen of the confessionals bench more than Derek? Each time he does you can’t help but laugh! Swung into a dance on a rope? What about used his partner as a human guitar? Nope. Only Derek! Who else would even attempt to steal the mirror ball trophy while dressed as an escaped convict?

Some of Tom’s best one-liners have poked fun at Derek. “Last night, Johanna brought us our first topless dance of the season. To bad it was her partner, Derek, who got naked and now he has the flu.” “After the show, I’m going to go out and get me one of those Derek Hough Injuries!” “Last season, we thought we challenged him by assigning a futuristic Paso. He got a perfect score. So we thought we would give him something even harder, a Paso from the 50’s! He did it again. So next season, he will have to do a quickstep. From the Renaissance!” “Derek Hough, the spandex Tarzan!” “So tonight we have learned that in the future we are going to dance really well but we will look ridiculous!” “We are pleased to announce that Derek’s hair as been approved as a bird sanctuary…”

You obviously can’t write an article about how amazing Derek Hough is without mentioning his So-close-to-perfect-its-almost-scary good looks. Blonde hair that can go from casual to formal, or Elvis to alien, keeps the hair and make-up artists on their toes and women of any age longing to run their fingers through it. He has a laugh that makes you want to laugh along with him and all it takes is one blink of those long lashes and the piercing blue eyes that can be so sensual and intense on the dance floor transform into the playful glittering eyes of that ornery little boy who will always be tempted to pull water balloons from behind his back to throw at you.

He is the two time winner of DWTS. There have been three Design a Dance competitions that he was eligible to participate in and has served as leading male in two, one of which earned him an Emmy Nomination for outstanding choreography. The past two seasons, Dancing With The Stars has featured a Dance Marathon, both of which Derek and his partner have won. His breathtaking vocals were featured on a track on Julianne’s first record. He and Mark also have their own band, The Ballas Hough Band, which has released an album and performed as a musical guest on the show.

Stunning good looks, a voice that will melt your heart, dance moves that will get that melted heart pounding, and one of the most charming, charismatic personalities you will ever find, what else could you possibly need to be considered Dancing With The Stars Royalty? Oh, wait! Did I mention he has abs too?!

July 19, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS – Did He REALLY Say That??? The Tony Dovolani Edition

Our Pros, Celebrities, Judges and Hosts often say things that perhaps, from a professional standpoint, they shouldn’t. Sometimes they’re funny, sometimes they’re experiencing foot-in-mouth disease, sometimes they’re aggravating, sometimes it’s just none of their damn business. Courtney and I thought it would be fun to take some of these comments and discuss them, under the heading of “People say the Silliest Things”. Plus, some of us miss DWTS when it’s not on – this will be something to talk about. :-)

First up, Tony Dovolani, in People Magazine Online:

“I enjoyed every bit of last season — well, most of it, I mean,” Tony Dovolani, who partnered with controversial contestant Kate Gosselin last season, told PEOPLE at the ESPY Awards Wednesday in L.A. “Next season I would like to have a more able partner, someone who doesn’t have so many distractions in their life. The producers know how I feel.”

Heidi: Oh, Tony, there are many things wrong with this statement, if remotely accurate. First off, some pros were not fortunate enough to even get a partner, let alone one that you (hopefully inadvertently) imply is disabled. Complaining about Kate – no matter how horrible she was (and she was horrible – no mistake) probably seems like Paris Hilton complaining about her new house only having 5 bathrooms to people like Dmitry, Lacey, Kym and others. And you know what, Jonathan is only sporadically on this show and he ALWAYS has a worse partner than you’ve had. Geez, you were on the cover of freakin’ PEOPLE magazine!! Besides, even slight disses against a former partner, no matter how true, strikes me as very unprofessional – and saying “the producers know how I feel” sounds arrogant. Not to mention the producers probably remember that you just took Melissa Rycroft to the final two seasons ago – more than Jonathan can say.

And then we have this gem: E!’s Awful Truth

While dishing all the goss with the Dancing with the Stars crew recently, Tony had no problem telling it like it is about Jake Pavelka and Vienna Giardi’s recent “juvenile” break up: “It was such great TV I couldn’t help but watch,” Dovolani recently joked about Jake and Vienna’s ABC special. “Wow, wasn’t that a train wreck or what? My wife and I kept looking at each other like ‘Is this really happening’,” Dovolani reiterated. “But it was great TV. Thank you!”

Courtney: Ooh wee. Now while I agree wholeheartedly with our Albanian friend that the very public, very messy demise of Jake & Vienna rivaled some of the train-wreckery previously known only to various VH1 dating series (again, I reiterate: “Can we please get a poly-a-graph test here?!” only reinforces to me that Vienna should have been cast on Rock of Love XXVII instead of The Bachelor), Tony, honey, there are definitely things that could be said with a little more tact – or in this case, not at all. So much for the alleged camaraderie of the season 10 cast (which was tenous at best), and the reasonably classy reputation that the majority of the pros tend to keep in the media. It would honestly not surprise me in the slightest if some of the pros from this season were conveniently not able to participate next season due to “lack of celebrities to match well with” – if they can sit Kym out for a season for holding out for more money, I wouldn’t put it past the producers to punish some of the more mouthy pros by not asking them back for season 11. And without getting into detail, as far as relationships go – I don’t think most of the pros on the show are in any position to be giving out opinions on relationships – there’s been enough tabloid fodder about some of them (who shall remain nameless ;-) ) to make Jake & Vienna’s split look downright civil. Just sayin’…

Heidi: Isn’t it weird that the very YOUNGEST pro on the show is the one who has shown the most tact when asked about Jake and Vienna? Chelsie was asked a direct question and, from what I saw, left it at a “could see it coming” type thing. But Courtney…you left out the best (worst?) parts of this E! thing!!

“Honestly, not my worries,” Dovolani dished to us when we asked him what he thought of the recent Kate Plus 8 investigation. “I haven’t stayed in touch with her, she hasn’t stayed in touch with me. I needed a break and I got a break—which was awesome—with my family.”

Aside from persuading “Tone-dog” to team up with Lindsay Lohan on the next season of DWTS, the babe told us he’s had it with one group of so-called celebs allowed on the ABC hit.

“I think we’ve had enough Bachelors on our show,” T.D. ‘fessed.

As for whether he’s ready to give the boot to all reality TV celebs? He said the ban doesn’t have to go that far.

“As long as they have followers I guess they are stars.”

Heidi: Well, provided that Tony is accurately quoted here, I don’t really know what to say. Dude, it just seems to me that taking direct shots at the producers in public is not really the road to job security. I could be wrong – but this is a show that has 16 to 20 pros already in the stable and they’re likely to only go with 11 to 13 stars again. Do you want to take chances?? I mean, Derek is possibly out for Season 11 (who can tell, he may never leave the bedside of a certain malaria ridden, Brit pop princess), but as far as I can tell the rest of the gang is eager to dance with a star. As far as stars to match YOU, well, there’s Maks (who is being rather circumspect right now) and Dmitry. And I KNOW Dmitry wants back on the show. He’s tweeted as much. Dude, what ARE you doing?? Even if the producers don’t care, I’ve seen several articles about your comments with the word “me-ow” included, not to mention “thrown under the bus” and other indications that we’re not alone in thinking these weren’t the wisest words you’ve ever spoken.

July 18, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing with the Stars – Pimp Your Favorite Pro!!

Last hiatus, I wrote up something on what each of the pros were doing with their time off. It was very tedious, actually. :-) So, I had an idea – why not let the fans submit articles about their favorite pro? You can write anything you want – what they’re doing, why you love them, what ever. Of course, there are a few rules – if we didn’t have rules I imagine I would get a 3000 word thesis about each of them. Maybe more than one. :-)

The Rules:
1. Maximum number of words is 750 – yes, I will check.
2. You can include up to TWO pictures
3. Do not make this a “my pro is better than your pro” – this isn’t a competition, it’s an opportunity for you to rave about your favorite. Tell us why they’re so great.
4. Try to make it entertaining, and use spell check.

Provided that you follow the rules, I will NOT edit what you send me – so make sure you have it written how you want people to read it. I am NOT going to be doing any write ups on any of the pros – I don’t have the time and all of them are busy. So if you want others to know how great they’re doing, where their fans are congregating, if they’re just having an exciting vacation, or if you just plain think they are hot – let us know. PIMP YOUR PRO!! Send me your write up at heidi@purederekhough.com – be sure to put “Pimp Your Pro” in the subject header and include the name you want on the write up; either your real name or your nickname, whichever you prefer.

There is no time limit on this – I will post them as I get them, provided I don’t get several in one day, then I will spread them out over a few days.

July 17, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Dancing with the Stars – Who Wore It Better, Part II

Since the first installment of our “Who Wore it Better?” series seemed to be reasonably popular (and some of you requested more!) here’s another helping of dittoed costumes for your consideration…discuss & enjoy!

NOTE: As I (Courtney) mentioned in the comments of the other post, we know there are many, many more dittos than this – so many that it’s going to become a recurring series, hopefully with a sort of “theme” to each post. So please, bear with us as we try to find the best pix for each one, and please do list any that you’d like to see a comparison of…we will do our best to make it happen!

Battle of the 2-piece yellow fringe dress: Anna’s pro dance during the Beach Boys’ week 2 results show performance vs. Lil Kim’s samba with Derek in season 8
Courtney: I think the color really pops on both ladies’ skin – I especially love the way it looks paired with red hair (which is why I have so much of it in my closet :-) ). However, I think it makes Kim look a little wide on the bottom, while it looks more balanced on Anna. I’m going with my fellow redhead on this one ;-)
Heidi: Can I pick neither? :-) I don’t like yellow. I guess if I have to pick I’ll go with Kim since she seems to work everything to the fullest. I also don’t think that teeny always equals the best look. See below. :-)
Winner: Anna, due to Heidi’s apathy.

Battle of the pale pink flutter-sleeve ballroom gown: Vienna’s waltz with Jake during the finale vs. Cheryl’s Viennese waltz with Maurice in season 7
Heidi: We’re batting zero on our ditto selections thus far. Just…ick. Gawdawful. I’ll go with Cheryl simply because she wasn’t on the Bachelor.
Courtney: I’m sorry, but I think this dress is hideous – at least the cut of it is. I feel like it adds the illusion of extra weight to both ladies, and I have a feeling it would do the same thing to any gal that was unfortunate enough to get stuck wearing it. I think the silhouette is slightly more pleasing on Vienna, but the color washes out her skin and doesn’t seem to support her, ahem, “assets” well. As for Cheryl, I think the color is great on her, but the cut does nothing for her figure. However, the overall look seems more “finished” on her, with the well-styled hair and jewelry. So I’m giving this one to Cheryl – barely…
Winner: Cheryl, by virtue of a few pieces of jewelry, some hairspray, and a lack of a history on a certain reality dating show.

Battle of the red lace & ruffles Latin dress: One of the dancers in the Haiti benefit “Stars of Dance” performance in week 2 vs. Chelsie’s salsa relay with Louis in season 9
Courtney: As a preface, almost all the costumes used in this particular “Stars of Dance” performance were reused from previous seasons. Unfortunately, I think they also copped out a bit in the hair & makeup department on the performance – seems like all the ladies in it got stuck with the standard-issue pulled-back, flower-in-the-hair and red lipstick, rather than a more customized look to complement their dresses. For that reason, I’m going to go with Chelsie on this one – her look seems a bit more tailored to fit the dress, and I think it doesn’t overwhelm her frame as much as it does the woman in the Haiti performance.
Heidi:I think the dress itself is more finished looking on Chelsie. Her look is also not as severe as the brunette wearing it and that works. It also doesn’t hurt that Chelsie just has a gorgeous smile in the picture we used. :-)
The winner: Chelsie, by a megawatt smile :-D

Battle of the silver-stoned, drapey Latin dress: Tyne Stecklein’s lyrical dance during Maxwell’s results show performance in week 4 vs. Kym’s rumba with Warren in season 7
Courtney: While I like the dress on both ladies, I’m kinda glad they got rid of the weird purple dangling fabric pieces in the front when they tweaked the dress for Tyne (who, by the way, I think is absolutely gorgeous and was stunning in this performance!) and replaced them with less distracting drapes. Love you Kym, but I’m going with Tyne on this one.
Heidi: Hey now, drapey is a requirement for the rumba, as is made glaringly apparent every season on DWTS. :-) As for who I like better, well, I’m not a fan of the emaciated, anorexic, count every rib look, so I have to go with Kym. Although Tyne does bear a striking resemblance to a young Tea Leoni! Very beautiful face.
The winner: Due to Court’s disdain for weird dangly fabric, and Heidi’s disdain for visible ribcages…it’s a tie.

Battle of the red-stoned, cut-out ballroom gown: Chelsie’s pre-season photo shoot with Jake vs. Brooke’s tango with Derek in season 7
Courtney: Another dress where some subtle tweakage does a world of good – I’m glad they got rid of that weird black waist strap from when Brooke wore it. But again, looks like hair & makeup may have gotten a little lazy with Chelsie’s shoot – it just looks like her everyday look, with some bracelets thrown on in a feeble attempt to complete the ensemble. So overall, the look on Chelsie is just kinda plain – while Brooke’s look is more polished & tied-together. Awkward crotch-shot aside, Brooke rocked this one better.
Heidi: I have to go with Brooke. I love the belt thing, but the long black gloves in combination with that belt really make it a much more interesting dress on Brooke. It’s so plain on Chelsie. Not to mention that it would be difficult for any woman to stack up to Brooke in the body department, even one 15 years her junior.
The winner: Brooke. ‘Nuff said.

Battle of the red-stoned & feathered Latin dress: One of the dancers in the Haiti “Stars of Dance” performance vs. Debi’s salsa with Maks in season 9
Heidi: Do I have to choose? Really, I’m sure this dress looks good on someone, but neither of these two ladies. And I don’t think it’s their bodies, I think it’s the hair. Like I’ve said before, your hair can destroy an otherwise good ensemble.
Courtney: I hate this dress, too – probably because, as I mentioned earlier this year, I am ridiculously allergic to real feathers, particularly ostrich ones (which is why I had such disdain for Erin’s first samba dress…then again, that dress was just kinda tacky any way you looked at it). The skirt on this one looks like a dead muppet, and both ladies seemed to get stuck with the same weird, side-parted-but-too-high-up-on-the-crown-and-possibly-guilty-of-bump-it-use updos (and WTF is in Debbie’s hair? Shoelaces???). Neither one wore it better. BURN IT.
The winner: Everyone stuck in this dress loses thus far…except maybe Elmo.

Battle of the red-spangly, stoned-bodice Latin dress: Liana Churilova (Emmanuel Pierre-Antoine’s partner) in the Haiti performance vs. Susan’s cha-cha with Tony in season 7
Courtney: Ok, if anyone has ever been fortunate enough to catch one of Emmanuel & Liana’s performances in person, I think you can agree with me – they’re awesome. She was really the only standout female for me in this performance (except maybe Alexandra Gregoire-Prophete, the sole Haitian lady in the dance who is actually one of Emmanuel’s former partners – also pretty awesome) and definitely rocked this dress better than Susan, who seemed a little overwhelmed by it. I also thought the color popped better on Liana’s skin, and seemed to move better on her.
Heidi: Have you noticed that we have an obscene amount of red in this particular post? :-) Good lord. Anyway, I really like this little dress, but I think Susan may be too scrawny for it and possibly not confident enough for it. She doesn’t look horrible in it by any stretch, but Susan just looks uncomfortable to me.
The winner: Liana, for being comfortable rocking yet another red dress.

Stay tuned next week for another costume showdown. We’re going to try to do a male one too. :-)

July 13, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

DWTS Season 11 Rumor (Sorta) – Xzibit

Xzibit, an American rapper and TV personality (per his Wiki), says he was invited on DWTS. He also says he’s not going to do it. Yeah, we’ll see about that. :-) I’ve heard that one before. An initial “hell No” often turns into a “why not?”.

July 12, 2010 I Written By

I'm a nerd and proud of it. Two degrees in geology also means I love BEER. :-) I'm also a Derek lover - proud of that too. So don't scream at those of us on this site and call us a bunch of "biased Derek-lovers" - it's just ME. :-) It may sound like I hate DWTS at times, but really, I'm just a snarky nitpicker from way back. And I'm cynical and jaded too. But I do love DWTS. :-)

Julianne Hough, Mark Ballas and Derek Hough Before Dancing with the Stars

Thanks to a reader of Pure Derek Hough, I just finished watching this video of Julianne Hough, Mark Ballas and Derek Hough on Barrymore. I don’t really know who Barrymore is, but this video of Julianne, Mark and Derek so young is awesome. It’s kind of crazy to see them so young, but even then they could move it. Enjoy!

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Better known as Charlie.