Did you watch Julianne Hough on Miss USA last night? If so, what did you think? I thought she was so cute and fun. She added a breath of fresh air to the whole night. I loved the show too. I was so happy when Deshauna Barber won the Miss USA Title. What a great night! Photos and video below.
As you know from a previous post, Julianne Hough will be co-hosting the Miss USA pageant on Sunday, June 5th at 7:00pm ET on FOX. She’s also the Creative Director. Entertainment Weekly talked to her about it and how the opportunity came to be. Julianne also speaks about how the show will be showcased….
“When I found out about Miss USA and how FOX and IMG acquired it, I thought ‘Man, this is such an opportunity to really showcase and celebrate women for more than just their physical beauty,’” Hough said. “And that is such a huge thing that I believe in. …Our slogan is ‘Confidently Beautiful,’ and what makes you beautiful is kindness, compassion, being healthy and active, all sorts of things.”
Hough says viewers can expect Sundays show to celebrate different body types, provide more background on the lives of the women competing, and add a 52nd contestant. The broadcast also will show the contestants in their hometowns and at their jobs.
“You want to humanize it a little bit, and really get to know the girls,” Hough says. “I think that’s part of why we thought of it as a physical beauty competition, because we didn’t get to see these girls and the lives that they live. We go to their hometowns and we get to see where they’re from, what their job is, what they’re doing in their community, how they interact with their family, and we get to see someone for who they truly are without all the makeup and dresses on. That humanizes it more, and it helps people connect to these women who are doing so much good in their community. And at the end of the day, that’s what it’s all about.”
More at Entertainment Weekly.
Missing Julianne Hough? If so, tune into the Miss USA pageant this Sunday as she will be co-hosting. What’s more, she is also the creative director. Below is more from Broadway.com.
Emmy® Award winner Julianne Hough was today announced as co-host and creative producer of the 2016 MISS USA® Competition. Hough will join Emmy® Award Nominee Terrence “J” Jenkins on stage this Sunday, June 5 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX from the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
A true triple-threat, Hough is known to audiences around the world for her success as an actress, dancer and singer in film, television and on stage. The Emmy Award-winning choreographer’s role as creative producer, through her production company Canary House Productions, will help evolve the telecast to feature a more holistic look at each incredible woman’s life.
“Julianne is an outstanding woman who embodies all that MISS USA celebrates: strong, successful, confident, and generous,” said Paula M. Shugart, President, The MISS UNIVERSE Organization. “We are thrilled that she has joined us to help shape our evolution both on-air and behind-the-scenes.”
To read the full report, see Broadway.com. Thanks to Lori for the heads up.
I’m back, I’ve watched the show… And what in the hell was Val thinking? It started out OK and then it turned into a bad parody of Derek’s fox trot with Nicole that happened in like week three or four combined with the dumbed down version of his Singin’ in the Rain with Bethany. Good lord. What happened to the good old days when bad freestyles actually got like 8s?? Cuz that was bad…and everyone was pretending it was great. How annoying can you get? Read more..
This is a great cause, with some great people supporting it! Dancers Against Cancer is:
…a non-profit organization which provides financial support to dance educators, dancers and parents impacted by cancer, the entertainers filmed a PSA with dancers Ruby Kaufman, Chloe Frank and Ahna Rasmussen, and are using their star power to raise awareness leading up to the charity’s Industry Dance Awards in August.
If you would like to support this organization head over to “I’m a Dancer Against Cancer”. You can also read more and see photographs of the dancers at People.com.
Below is a new interview with Julianne Hough. She talks on her wedding plans with Brooks Laich. She also answers if she will come back to Dancing With The Stars in the future. Thanks to Abby for the heads up! Read more..
More Coverage Of DWTS Sharna Burgess, Cheryl Burke, Julianne Hough, Derek Hough At The 2016 iHeart Music Radio Awards
Below is video of the Red Carpet Arrivals at the 2016 iHeart Music Radio Awards which includes Derek and Julianne. You can see Sharna Burgess, Cheryl Burke, Bethany Mota, and James Maslow as well. Lots more coverage with Derek and Julianne including their presentations at Pure Derek Hough.
PureDWTS Sharna Burgess, Cheryl Burke, Julianne Hough, Derek Hough Attend The 2016 iHeart Music Radio Awards
Dancing With The Stars Cheryl Burke, Julianne Hough, and Derek Hough attended the 2016 iHeart Radio Music Awards. Below are some fun photos courtesy of Getty Images. Witney Carson is suppose to make an appearance as well. If and when she does, we’ll be sure to update. For even more with Derek, see Pure Derek Hough. Beautiful!
ETA: It appears Sharna attended the awards show instead of Witney. Beautiful photo below…
Access Hollywood interviewed former judge Julianne Hough on the new season of Dancing With The Stars. Plus she talks on what she’d like to do next in her career one of which is a new tour.
Our hearts are heavy this morning. Derek and Julianne Hough and their family have lost a patriarch in the family. Our deepest condolences, love, and prayers go out to the entire Hough family. RIP Mr. Hough!!xxxxx
Beautiful tributes from Julianne and Derek….
Heaven received another angel today. Many years ago this man purchased a little place on a lake that has now become one of the most special places for my family. The memories created there and that will continue to be created all started from this beautiful man taking a leap of faith. It brought our families together, and reminds us what is truly important. Family. His beliefs and constant faith was inspiring. I'll never forget playing basketball with him, teaching me the hook shot. Or finding my baseball in the rain gutter 10 years after I lost it. Taught me how to play ping pong and only a couple of months ago still could beat me. Introducing me to the Everly Brothers. Every one new "Bubble head Bob" in town. He was greatly admired and respected. Not just for what he did for the community but for the person he was. He has built a beautiful legacy that will live on forever and I am beyond grateful and proud to be his grandson. #family #granpahough #legacy
There was never any doubt how much you loved your family grandpa! You exuded love and light!! You taught me how to fish off the dock, you flipped me over your knees, you were there driving the boat when I learned how to ski, you let me beat you-sometimes- at ping pong, but my favorite was when we danced! Your soft wrinkled skin when you kissed and hugged me is the warmest and safest place I know. I know grandma nearly killed you when you took a leap of faith and bought the lake place back in the day even when you probably couldn't afford it, but you created a legacy for generations of your family and forever changed all of our lives! The foundation of our family is you. Your spirit, your love, your compassion, your talent, your kindness, your dance moves, your charm, your stubbornness, and again your love is all so undeniable! I miss you already, but the memories are beyond anything I could've dreamed to have! You are a wonderful man grandpa and I love you to the moon and back! I'll see you again papa! #familiesareforever