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America’s Ballroom Challenge is Back – Mary Murphy talks DWTS, Ballroom, and Derek and Julianne Hough

Mary Murphy’s not on So You Think You Can Dance anymore – she says there will be very little ballroom, which is a damn shame – but she’s talking America’s Ballroom Challenge. Honestly, one couple on SYTYCD attempted a Cha Cha the other night and butchered it badly – worse than some on DWTS – so maybe the change isn’t so bad. From Yahoo TV (thanks to Motisima):

“On So You Think You Can Dance, most of the time you’re seeing two people who have never ballroom danced, and it’s kind of all smoke and mirrors,” Murphy tells Yahoo TV. “Honestly, they can edit everything to get the best vantage of every step. And Dancing With the Stars is the same thing, too — you’re dancing with a celebrity, sometimes they have danced, sometimes no dance. For these people [on America’s Ballroom Challenge], dance is their life. They are professionals at the highest level. You will see the best of the best.”

RIDER: Derek Hough
“Julianne and Derek are about as good as you’re going to get,” Murphy said. “Derek, especially, I’ve been watching that kid since he was 7 years old. For me, the pinnacle was that Argentine Tango the other night [on Dancing With the Stars]. I just was so impressed with him. There was just such maturity about him. I feel like I’m seeing him as a young man now, as opposed to looking at him always as a kid.”

July 29, 2015 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 Julianne Hough’s New LifeStyle Blog About What She Can Give To The World

Julianne Hough talked with People about her new blog. It’s not about her dreams and entertainment. It’s about what she can give to the world. Below is more…

“Being in the world of entertainment, as selfish as it sounds, is about me and my dreams,” Hough tells PEOPLE. “But my blog is not so much about what I can take from the world but it’s about what I can give to the world. I want you guys to know my personal stuff and what little things and tricks I like.”

Those tricks span from her favorite recipes: “My stuffed peppers are so easy to make, super healthy but also super filling, which is awesome,” says the star, who recently partnered with Babybel cheese for their Big Dreamers Contest. To beauty tips: “My readers really like when I do braids and hair tutorials,” she says. “I have to do more of those.”

Healthy eating and fitness is also naturally a big topic of conversation for Hough, who spends 2 hours a day dancing for the tour with brother Derek Hough and then still finds time to get a workout in.

You can read the article in full at People. To follw Julianne on her blogging adventures, see this link.

July 27, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

See Derek Hough Like You’ve Never Seen Him Before, Lip Sync Battle With Julianne Hough

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Last night was a scream in Central park in New York City. Derek and Julianne Hough had a “Lip Sync Battle” rematch. Below are some fun photos. Oh, and Derek won last night if you can’t tell. Hilarious. To see more, see Getty Images. For lots more coverage on the night including videos of their performances, see Pure Derek Hough.

July 14, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Watch The Move Live On Tour With Julianne And Derek Hough, Streamed LIVE Tonight

Hey Everyone! If you’d like to watch the “Move Live On Tour” streamed LIVE from Albany, New York, you’ll be able to do so at “Yahoo Screen Live” at this link tonight at 8:00pm ET. If you can’t tune it, that’s ok as it will be streamed for 24 hours afterwards. The whole show is non-stop amazing. For all the latest on it, see Pure Derek Hough. Twitter pic below courtesy of Kelsie Smith.

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July 10, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Derek Hough And Julianne Hough Slay It At The Hard Rock Live In Hollywood, Florida – HQ Photos

How about some more beautiful photos….this time of Derek and Julianne Hough and their Move Live On Tour in Hollywood, Florida last night? Click on any of the photos to see more. For lots more coverage on the Move Live On Tour including videos and photos by the loads, interviews, fan reviews, guest blogs, etc., see Pure Derek Hough.

June 27, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough On The Cover Of Women’s Health Magazine – Video

Dancing With The Stars Julianne Hough is gracing the cover of July/August’s Women’s Health Magazine. You can see the cover and a sneak peek for what’s inside the new issue at this link. Below Julianne talks on her favorite thing to do on date night. So cute. For more stories from Julianne, be sure to pick up this issue on news stands everywhere.Thanks to Lori for the find.

June 24, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Derek Hough And Julianne Hough And The Cast Of “Move” On Fire In Houston – Fan Photos

Aren’t these photos of the new Move Live On Tour amazing? These shots were taken and tweeted out by @jnemec100. To see more photos, videos, interviews, guest blogs, etc. of the tour, see PureDerekHough.com. For tickets to see the show, see this link.

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June 23, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Derek Hough talks “MOVE” and Dancing with the Stars

Derek spoke to the Miami Herald back before the tour started and they apparently just published it to coincide with MOVE arriving in Florida.

Derek Hough’s twist on a recent Season 20 Dancing With the Stars episode was the “Ouch!” heard ’round the country.

On April 20, while rehearsing for the 10th anniversary special edition of the ballroom dance competition show — Hough is its most winning pro — the 30-year-old Utah native broke a toe on his right foot after an errant kick. He then sprained the inside and the outside of his left ankle, and ended up with a bone bruise (the latter after tumbling down stairs while attending to his toe).

Bad break and bad timing. You could practically hear the accountants gasp.

Hough was in his customary race toward the finals with gymnast “star” partner Nastia Liukin (the couple finished in fourth place) and simultaneously starring in a New York Spring Spectacular dance show at Radio City Music Hall. He was also readying rehearsals for the second annual MOVE Live Tour with sister Julianne Hough (a judge on DWTS and actress).

MOVE — with both stars intact, he swears — cha-chas onto the Hard Rock Live stage Friday. “I learned the show in three days this year,” he says.

Hough is involved in every aspect of MOVE — choreographing the routines, dancing, singing and engaging in banter with his younger sis.

“I’m feeling much better, I’m getting strong,” Hough says on the phone during a break in rehearsals in Los Angeles as carpenters slam together painted sets, costumers run around and giant fans blow air around the Houghs.

For Hough, work is always a race against the clock. He wasn’t even supposed to be on the DWTS anniversary season due to the Radio City gig, but “I get passionate about challenges,” he says.

“It was outrageous traveling back and forth, rehearsing and doing two to three shows a day. Instead of scaring me it got me excited — let’s see if I can do this. But I’m a team player and very loyal person, and if I could make it work and be a part of that 10th anniversary, which was a milestone, I thought it important to be part of that.”

Jo Swafford took some amazing photos at the shows she went to in Texas. See purederekhough.com for more coverage of MOVE Live on Tour.

June 21, 2015 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 And Derek Hough’s Move Live On Tour Premieres in Phoenix, Arizona – HQ Photos, Video, And More

@ashfrye08 Tonight in Phoenix @juleshough and @derekhough reminded us not only to appreciate all we have in life, especially our health, but that everything we need to accomplish our dreams is already inside of us. We all have a light, we just need to ignite it.

Julianne and Derek Hough’s Move Live On Tour kicked off in Phoenix, Arizona last night. Below are some breathtaking shots. To view more, see Getty Images. To read more coverage from the show last night including interviews, fan reviews, sizzling hot dance videos (like the one above), and more, see Pure Derek Hough. It’s a huge dance party and then some! Tickets

June 13, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.

Catching Up With The Cast Of Dancing With The Stars Media Tidbits

What a week it’s been for the cast of Dancing With The Stars. Below we try and catch up with them all. Shew. First up, how about a Dancing With The Stars Tour teaser pic courtesy of Alan Bersten? The show premieres Saturday night in Atlantic City, NJ. They look like they are ready to go. This teaser of Val and Witney dancing to one of the numbers looks fun too.

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Speaking of dancing, Amy Purdy and Henry Byalikov untied to dance again last night at the CAFoundation Gala. Go for it, Amy!

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Also, did you catch Cheryl Burke in “I Can Do That” this week? If not, and you miss seeing her dance, check this out. Thanks to @IAmKimmieHo for the heads up….

Ciara and Cheryl Burke kicked it old school and won the night! Don't miss next Tuesday's I Can Do That at 10/9c on NBC.

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Carrie Ann Inaba won a ITAArts Therapy Lamplighter Award this week too. Photo below courtesy of her twitter. I love this dress….

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I’m loving this dress too worn by Erin Andrews last night at the CMT Awards. She looks so glamorous in white, doesn’t she? Read more..

June 11, 2015 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. To view my photography site, see Lisa Kay Photography.