Don’t forget to watch “Nashville” Wednesday night as Tom Bergeron makes a special guest appearance. Check it out in a new sneak peek below. You can see Henry Byalikov and Lindsay Arnold too…
Hey All!! Did you see Derek Hough on The Ellen Show yesterday? If not, you can watch him below. He talks on Dancing With The Stars, Bethany Mota, and his new role on Nashville. He also dances a little with Ellen and takes a dunking for Breast Cancer Awareness. Lot’s more with Derek at Pure Derek Hough including the latest episode of Nashville, Nashville and Ellen screen caps (like the beauty above. Heidi was working full time last night getting everything up), paparazzi pics, and more fun things. One more thing: if you want to see more of Derek on Nashville, tweet @Nashville_ABC and @Nashvillewrites to let them know!
I was expecting Derek Hough to be listed in the new ABC press release (Via Broadway World) for “Nashville”, not Tom Bergeron. Read on for more. This is going to be cool…
“I’m Coming Home To You” – Rayna’s campaign to raise Highway 65’s sales and profile finds her performing her latest single on “Dancing with the Stars.” But when she agrees to be shadowed by a reporter all weekend for the cover of a magazine, just as Luke hopes to rekindle the romance, she realizes she may have pushed her public access too far. Juliette struggles to prepare for motherhood alone, and Will and Layla brace themselves for the premiere of their reality show, on “Nashville,” WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (10:00-11:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC Television Network. Tom Bergeron (host of ABC’s “Dancing with the Stars”) guest stars as himself.
Note Derek Hough fans: Derek isn’t listed, so, he may not be starring in this episode. Though, watch just in case.
Thanks to Miss Heidi, below is an international version of a new ET interview with Derek Hough And Bethany Mota. You can watch them in rehearsals (hot!! and I love Bethany’s shoes! :D ). Also, you can see Derek acting “behind the scenes” of “Nashville”. Too fun. You can see more goodies with Derek and Bethany at Pure Derek Hough as well as reading his new blog from TV Guide. Miss Heidi has some other fun things she’s working on for us too. Stay tuned. ;)
Such good news for Derek Hough. He’s landed a recurring role in the hit series “Nashville”. He will play a “movie star” character named “Noah West” (loves that name! Perfect!). Below is more from E News. You can also read more at Pure Derek Hough. We’re excited. Congratulations Derek!
Hough will join Nashville in a multi-episode arc as Noah West, E! News has confirmed. And the Emmy-winning choreographer tweeted his excitement over joining the series, saying he “can’t wait” to join the Nashville gang.
Noah is a “beguiling and disarming” 20-something movie star who has been tapped for a leading role in the biopic of a famous country singer. So how will he fit into the lives of our favorite country crooners?
Seeing as how Juliette (Hayden Panettiere) is heading to Hollywood in an attempt to headline that very same biopic, it sounds like she and Noah are fated to butt heads, as the it boy actor, who has already been cast as her onscreen hubby, isn’t going to be the biggest fan of Juliette’s. Now why on Earth would he feel that way?
Wow wow wow is all I can say to a new review of the “Move Live On Tour” from our Own Miss Heidi. If you head to Pure Derek Hough, you can read her bird’s eye account of the entire show from Nashville, Tennessee. She not only reviews the show, she posted some awesome photos and videos. For a sneak peek, check out the video below where Julianne talks of why she and Derek created the “Move Live On Tour”. So humble and gracious as ever….
“Because of you, we are here” ~Julianne Hough
Lots lots more at Pure Derek Hough. Heidi, as always, is full of her wicked humor too. A MUST READ AND SEE!
Another week, another random smorgesboard of inquires and curiousities :-D
Are Hines & Kym secretly dating?
Erm…if it was a secret, how would any of us know? :-) I know a lot of us here at PureDWTS were definitely not opposed to a Hinenkym liason, but realistically – I’m not sure Hines’ & Kym’s lifestyles are very compatible at this point. It sure doesn’t sound like they’ve been in the same place at the same time much since the show wrapped, aside from the media blitz the week of the finale. Kym’s been jet-setting all over the place in the past couple weeks – she was at a nightclub in Vegas last week with Dmitry (no Hines in sight), was in Tampa earlier this week to do some promos on HSN for the DWTS hair extensions line, and is doing a bikini photo shoot for Star Magazine today in LA. Hines was tied up earlier this week as a presenter for the CMT Awards in Nashville, and tweeted earlier today that he was “back home” (which I’m assuming is his house in Atlanta, and not the apartment he had in LA for the duration of the show) and his MBT had arrived. Kym did tweet that she wished she was at the CMT’s with Hines, but I don’t think we can really read too far into that, considering a lot of the pros & celebs still do attend events together after the show – Kirstie danced with Maks at his studios’ Summer Invitational. The point? It’s kinda hard to date when you’re seldom in the same zip code :-) Don’t get me wrong, it’s POSSIBLE – but I just don’t find it PROBABLE. You be the judge.
We were hearing this guy’s name left & right as a casting rumor for season 12 – so much so that we almost positive that he was going to be on. He was going to Ballroom with a Twist performances, following some of the pros on Twitter, and telling basically any media outlet that would listen that he was “in talks” to do the show. And then – nothing. We didn’t even see him in the audience this season. Maybe the media took a tiny bit of info and ran with it, or Lorenzo himself talked this one up to sound far bigger than it really was, or maybe he couldn’t reach a contractual agreement with the show…who knows. As we’ve said before, sometimes it takes a few seasons of being a rumor before anything actually happens – so I still think he’s a possibility for season 13. I sometimes wonder if TPTB already have a cast in mind for an entire year, and then try to separate them into spring & fall casts, so that there’s an even distribution of personalities & occupations. Or maybe they try to work with certain celebs’ schedules…something like “Hey, we know you said you couldn’t do the show this season due to previous obligations…but could we count on you for next season?” We may never know the particulars, but I sincerely doubt they rest on their laurels once they secure a cast for one season…I would bet they almost have to do some far, far in advance planning to secure some of the bigger names they’ve gotten.
Do Cheryl & Maks smoke?
Only in the bedroom ;-) KIDDING!!! With regards to Maks, this seems to be a touchy subject amongst his fans over at maksimchmerkovskiy.com – but people are curious by nature, so to me there’s no point in beating around the bush and calling the topic off-limits. Anywho – I guess there’s a video somewhere of him throwing a cigarette butt on the ground before entering a club or something a few years ago, and I found an old article from back in 2009 with pix of him smoking. Honestly, I’m not surprised – most European-born people I know have smoked at some point in their lives. It seems to be more socially acceptable over there than it is in the US, although it does seem to be losing popularity on a world scale. I would sincerely doubt he’s a pack-a-day smoker, since he’s an athlete and seems to have incredible endurance (and a busy schedule not conducive to regular smoke breaks); but he could be like a few of my friends who are what I call “social smokers” – those who only smoke when they drink or when they’re around others who are also smoking. Whatever he is – doesn’t bother me any, as long as he’s not blowing rings of smoke in my face or trying to make out with me. :-) As for Cheryl – found an old article with pix of her smoking as well. According to my boyfriend, a surprising amont of female pros do smoke – some of them do it to unwind (which seems counterintuitive to me, since nicotine is a stimulant), some of them do it to keep the weight off between competitions. I certainly hope Cheryl isn’t doing it for the latter reason – although those pictures are old, from back when Cheryl was incredibly thin when she first started the show. She seems to be a lot more comfortable with her curves now, so I doubt she’d be doing it for that reason. The verdict? Both are likely just sometimes-smokers, if they even still smoke at all, since I can’t find anything more current than 2009.
Kirstie Alley’s new movie Syrup
Kirstie mentioned it briefly in the video Vogue posted earlier this week. She’s filming it in NYC this month, and is hoping Robert De Niro is her co-star :-). However, according to IMDB (and take it with a grain of salt kids, because it’s about as reliable as wikipedia – ask Heidi), the only stars listed for it so far are Kellan Lutz, Amber Heard, Shiloh Fernandez, and Allison Williams. No mention of Kirstie’s name – then again, it did just start filming this month, and it doesn’t sound like a lot of details have been released yet. It sounds like the movie’s gonna satirical comedy based on the novel of the same name by Maxx Barry, about two 20-somethings trying to make it soda industry. Hmmm…interesting.
Are Ted & Nicole Volynets brother & sister or husband & wife?
Brother & sister. Although sometimes their dance routines could suggest otherwise…aaaaawkwardness at the 1:43 mark.
Lacey Schwimmer legs
Definitely one of the more “talked about” body parts here at PureDWTS (but nowhere near as popular topic as Kym’s Awesome Boobage(TM) ;-)), mainly because Lacey doesn’t have the typical long, lean, leggy frame that many of the other female pros have – not that there’s ANYTHING wrong with that :-D Lacey’s the second shortest pro, with a height of 5’3″ (Chelsie’s 5’2″), and her legs are noticeably more muscular than most of the other female pros. While this does tend to make a woman’s leg lines in Latin look less aesthetically pleasing (especially when Lacey insists on wearing something OTHER than ballroom shoes, which annoys me to no end), they do have an advantage – shorter legs usually make for greater flexibility…and Lacey tends to work these dramatic displays into her choreography. I’m still in awe of the spin she did in a bow & arrow stretch position with Kyle in their rumba (3:22 mark). And short legs aren’t necessarily a deal-breaker in the professional world, either – Latin competitor Elena Kryuchkova barely stood 5’0″ (much, much shorter than her partner!), and didn’t have very long legs, and was still a world champion.
Derek Hough bulge
I have to wonder if some of you have gotten sneaky and are just googling hilariously inappropriate things in hopes that it will lead you here and make the SERU (search engine round-up) each week :-) But alas, it popped up, it was amusing, and I had to share…so here’s the cheesecake from October of last year where Heidi & I discussed the “bulge” at length. Other highights from that particular edition were Margaret & Louis’ costumes, the smoke monster, and Val vs. Mark…let us reminisce. And any further inquiries about the bulge can be directed to Pure Derek Hough. Kthanxbye :-)
Guess who took this awesome picture of Derek and a lucky fan at the Southern Women’s Show in Nashville, Tennessee yesterday? Our very own Princess Heidi!!!! Yesterday, Heidi attended the event where Derek made an appearance. He answered any questions from the audience which included questions on his personal life, dancing, and Dancing With The Stars. Below is a take from an article at Pure Derek Hough. But, be sure to travel to the Main page because it will take you to more pictures and some super cool video coverage filmed up close by the Princess herself. Note how she is not finished reporting on this special event. Part 2 is coming later with even more videos.
Anyway, I have video coming later but I thought I would share these pictures now. Some things you won’t hear on the videos is that Derek was pretty happy about being at a women’s show. He has “a special person” in his life (said in response to a question of if he is dating anyone) – this was said early on before he makes a comment on one of the videos that is pretty funny. You’ll know it when you see it – the two comments were close enough together to be telling. He was asked who he was close to in terms of the other pros and he mentioned Mark, Cheryl and Maks specifically then said he was friends with all of them and had no issues with any of them. He was asked how he felt about Ryan Seacrest and he said he’s a cool guy and that he (Ryan) hasn’t done anything to make him (Derek) mad yet – something like that. Paraphrasing, of course. Later on he mentioned that Julianne has sold her house in Nashville and is in LA now (when not in Miami for Rock of Ages) – then he was really cute when he said “Gee, I don’t know WHY she would move to LA” and everyone laughed.