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DWTS Season 14 Rumor: Derek Hough Signed For Next Season Of Dancing With The Stars??

Robin Leech of the Las Vegas Sun interviewed Derek at the 4th Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts this past week. In Robin’s interview, he mentions that Derek told him he signed to do the next season of Dancing With The Stars. Doing some checking with Heidi, we don’t think anyone should accept this new information as an official “confirmation” or as “fact” as of yet since (in the past) signings usually don’t begin this early and a lot of things can happen between now and then. When we find out more, we’ll be sure to let you know. For now, read a take below from the interview. Note how Derek talks about his shoulder injury and a little on his new upcoming movie Cobu3D. The link also has some quotes from Cheryl and a video of her and Derek on the White Carpet as well.

Pro champion Derek, who presented Submission of the Year, told me he’s signed on for the next season of “DTWS” that starts in March. He said that he was injured for the first time this season with a dislocated shoulder. “I still feel that,” he admitted. “I now know how the fighters feel. I admire their dedication and discipline — it’s the same as a dancer. There are a lot of similar techniques between the two sports. There’s a lot of dancing in MMA. … I love going to the bouts. I have hopped over to Vegas to watch many of them because my mom has lived here now for 13 years.”

Derek also cleared up my misunderstanding of his years spent here training at Las Vegas Academy. “No, that was Julianne [Hough, his sister]. She was here. I was 10 years in southeast London, but obviously came here many times for family events.” He’s excited about his debut 3D movie “Cobu” that he’s completed filming and will be released in the spring. Like Julianne in “Footloose,” this features him dancing.

Adding: Be sure to check out Pure Derek Hough. Heidi has posted on Derek’s up coming schedule and another rumor out there.

December 3, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

DWTS Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke, And Mark Ballas Dazzle At Mixed Martial Arts Awards

Isn’t this a gorgeous picture on Derek, Cheryl, and Mark?!!! As we reported to you earlier, Derek was invited to present an award at the 4th Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards last night at the Pearl at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas. If you like what you see above, Heidi has even more pictures at Pure Derek Hough. Derek is making a silly face in one them. I am so loving Cheryl’s killer black and white dress, do you? :mrgreen: If interested in seeing Derek present at the Awards, it will air on Fox Sports Net on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 8pm ET/PT.

Also note how Bruce Buffer met the trio and commented that he’d like to dance on Dancing With The Stars. What do you think? :)


Big fan of n great to meet DTWS stars Derek Hough, Cheryl Burke n Mark Ballas… I want to compete on DWTS in future! http://t.co/NUFOK9Ey
@brucebuffer
Bruce Buffer

December 1, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

How DWTS Derek Hough Became a “Defuser Of A Situation”

In light of Derek Hough presenting at the 4th Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards Wednesday night, the Las Vegas Review Journal has a great article up on him and how he was once bullied in school. Below is a take on how he became a “defuser”….

“I would get in fights. I broke some kid’s nose. Well, he punched me first,” says Hough, who appears Wednesday at the World Mixed Martial Arts Awards at the Palms.

Hough, 26, remembers that particular fight well.

“He tapped me on the shoulder. I turned around. And he punched me,” he says.

“My nose was bleeding all over the place. All this blood filled up in my hand. I turned around and threw all this blood in this kid’s face. Then I started getting on him and I broke his nose.”

Hough was expelled, but the bully wasn’t. Hough’s parents were supportive.

“My mom was like, ‘Damn right, you fight back if somebody touches you.’ ”

His dad took a different approach and advised him to “just work it out.”

“And that’s how I am in general — I’m a defuser of a situation,” Hough says.

Doesn’t it break your heart to know how several of the dancers were bullied when they were kids just because they danced? :( Be sure to read the full story here. Derek also talks of how he got into Martial Arts and more.

November 29, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.

Cheryl Burke And Derek Hough To Attend 4th Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards

Heads up Cheryl Burke and Derek Hough Fans!! According to the Las Vegas Sun, the two winning pro dancers will be attending the 4th Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards to grace the Red Carpet on Nov. 30th at the Pearl In Palms in Las Vegas. Below are some details. More information on the awards can be found at the link.

The Fourth Annual Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards will be held at the Pearl in the Palms on Nov. 30 with 22 categories up for grabs. It’s a black-tie night of celebrities from the world of sports and entertainment on Fox Sports hosted by UFC middleweight star Chael Sonnen and Emmy Award-winning sports reporter and MMA Live correspondent Molly Qerim for a second year.

Among the stars expected on the red carpet: pro dancer champions Cheryl Burke and Derek Hough from “Dancing With the Stars,” Las Vegas’ Mikalah Gordon from “American Idol,” Steve Rannazzisi from “The League” and “For Your Consideration” and MMA stars Frank Mir and Tito Ortiz.

Also, according to this tweet by an event producer Derek will be presenting an award.


…and @ @ @ @ will be presenting at WMMA Awards as well. #PartyTime
@jessiebr
Jessie B. Rubin

Thanks to @Upclose22 and @elmariL for the heads on the tweet above.

November 27, 2011 I Written By

I'm a fashion and music fan....and I have always loved dancing too of any kind. Dancing With The Stars seems to have this way of bringing all of those things together. One of my favorite dancing quotes at the moment: "No matter what, nobody can take away the dance you've already had...." ~Gleb Savchenko . For fun music and dance mixes, visit WilUnleashed Soundcloud.