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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Speaking of dancing, Amy Purdy and Henry Byalikov untied to dance again last night at the CAFoundation Gala. Go for it, Amy!
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.
Posted by I Can Do That on Wednesday, June 10, 2015
Carrie Ann Inaba won a ITAArts Therapy Lamplighter Award this week too. Photo below courtesy of her twitter. I love this dress….
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..
Julianne Hough teamed up with Lipton to be a part of their Ice tea Summer Stories. Here’s the short film she stars in. You can read more about Lipton’s Ice Tea Summer Stories here. Thanks to Lori for her help with this post.
We’ve been posting a lot on the new Dancing With The Stars Live Tour and Ballroom With A Twist, but, they aren’t the only game in town. Just a reminder that rehearsals are alive and well for Derek and Julianne Hough’s new Move Live On Tour this summer as well. Below is just a little sample we might see. Also, check out this new costume teaser. For more Move Live On Tour information on the dancers, photos, and lots of fun new interviews with Derek and Julianne, see Pure Derek Hough at this Move Live On Tour 2015 link. Tickets are selling out fast. So, get your tickets soon if you haven’t yet. Also, if you’d like to blog about it, be sure to let Miss Heidi and I know.
Whoever thought that the dance wars from the Hough and Menounos families during the holidays these past few years would become viral and inspire a new ABC special, but, it has. If you head to Dance Battle America, you can read all about it as well as submitting your own dance battle clip. You can also watch a video teaser with Julianne Hough and Maria Menounos here. Too fun!
From Executive Producers Julianne Hough (DANCING WITH THE STARS judge and past DANCING WITH THE STARS champion) and E! Host Maria Menounos (DANCING WITH THE STARS celebrity dancer) and Emmy Award winning production company Magical Elves comes ABC’s special #DANCEBATTLE AMERICA. During the holiday seasons over last two years, Julianne and Maria have engaged in a fearsome #DANCEBATTLE via social media. Once the challenge took off, celebrities Kate Hudson and Amber Riley joined in and a #DANCEBATTLE craze began! Now the ladies are challenging everyone in America to battle it out for the chance to fly to Los Angeles and compete on the live dance show.
More at Dance Battle America.
Dancing with the Stars Season 20, The Final Performances – Let’s Discuss Tonight’s Show!! (Spoilers)
Well, I took an unscientific poll of Derek fans. Everyone appears to be voting Riker. Granted, I have 11k followers and only about 30 people responded to the tweet…but only one or two said they were voting Noah. Everyone else said Riker. I have NO idea if this is the best course of action. One minute I think Riker has a better shot, then five seconds later I’m thinking Noah is getting a ton of votes. The fact that they called Riker safe makes me think that he was the one that was only 1.5% ahead of Nastia…then five minutes later I think that he was in first place. I have no idea.
As I preach every week in my “Dancing by the Numbers” post, it’s NOT just the voters, but the judges as well. Their points count for half. Generally, the finale and semi-final can go one of two ways. The judges rank the couples by handing out scores that put someone in 1st, 2nd and 3rd place OR they throw out scores in such a way to create a tie – that’s called throwing it to the audience. Which way will they go?? Well, if they throw it to the audience, I expect that it’s Rumer’s to lose. After all their hard, hard work this season in making sure Val gets a MBT, are they likely to throw it to the audience if she didn’t have it in the bag? Maybe, maybe not. I feel schizophrenic. At the end of the day, if Noah is within three points, I would want to vote for him. However…if all the Derek fans are going with Riker, well then I should go with them, right?? :::sigh::: We’ll discuss this again at the end of round one. 😉
Okay, Noah up first with his AT.
He was pretty unsteady in spots…but a 32 may be the nail in his coffin, depending on how the other two do.
Riker up next with his Paso – which he pretty much killed. If he gets nitpicked, I’ll be pissed.
Standing ovation from Len?? Either Riker is doing horrible in votes or he’s doing amazing. No middle ground.
Aren’t you shocked that Rumer is going last?? I know I am. (end sarcasm)
Okay, required Rumer tears…check. Required Val kindness…check. Required repeat of Len’s prediction that it’s Val’s season…check.
A bit out of sync…and still rather hard. Bruno mentions “hollywood royalty” and “dancing royalty”. CAI says poetry in motion. Oy veh. Long night.
Difference after round one….Noah needs about 72k more votes per million votes cast to beat either Rumer or Riker. Biggest Margin ever, I think. This will change after the freestyles, but it looks like I’m voting Noah.
Okay, Noah’s freestyle was killer. I loved it. It best be a perfect score. They’ve handicapped him enough.
Dance party in the red room and Erin makes a funny at Redfoo.
Aaannnndd…Noah gets a perfect score. Well deserved but it also seemed pre-planned.
Lot’s of pressure on Rumer and Val because Riker just slayed it with a fun, different, cool free style.
Welp, I’m voting Riker….I hope you do too. 😀
Someone explain to me how that was a freestyle?? And how it was markedly different from anything else she did all season long. Me thinks they missed the whole point of a freestyle.
Gee, where have I heard that bit about stripping it down….oh, that’s right, DEREK.
Okay, with a diferential of about 35k votes, I’m voting Riker. You also have to remember there is a dance that is scored tomorrow. Need to vote to make up for the underscoring that Riker will likely get.
Okay, we’re now up to three Derek dances on the finale, this one with Julianne, the one with Amy and Noah, and one with Nastia. I sense an attempt at appeasing the masses. Or just using Derek to keep his fans tuned in. BUT, this offers Derek and Julianne a great opportunity to promote MOVE! Derek, at least, is owed that much, IMO.
What do you all think? Discuss.
— Derek Hough (@derekhough) May 16, 2015