Derek Hough
Dancer
Derek Hough
Derek Hough is an American dancer, choreographer, musician and actor. A world champion in Latin American Dance, Hough has appeared since September 2007 on the hit U.S. television series Dancing with the Stars, where he is currently the only three-time champion, one-time finalist, three-time semi-finalist, and a quarter-finalist. Hough has earned three Creative Arts Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Choreography (2009 and 2010) for his work on the show.
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Derek Hough leaving 'Dancing with the Stars' for Jennifer Lopez's new dance show
Fox News - 3 months
Derek Hough is leaving Dancing With the Stars, because when Jennifer Lopez requests your presence, you don't say no.
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Cheryl Burke Reveals Ryan Lochte Suffered Ankle Injury When Protester Was Tackled on Dancing with the Stars - People Magazine
Google News - 6 months
People Magazine Cheryl Burke Reveals Ryan Lochte Suffered Ankle Injury When Protester Was Tackled on Dancing with the Stars People Magazine Dancing with the Stars' Cheryl Burke has returned to the reality dance competition she first joined in 2006, and she's blogging about season 23 exclusively for PEOPLE. Follow Burke and her partner Ryan Lochte, both 32, on Twitter! Following an incident ... Cheryl Burke Releases Statement Following Ryan Lochte Ambush on Dancing With the StarsE! Online 'Dancing With the Stars' Cast Reacts to Ryan Lochte Protest: Derek Hough, Maksim Chmerkovskiy and MoreUs Weekly 'Dancing With the Stars' Re-Evaluating Security Following Ryan Lochte IncidentHollywood Reporter USA TODAY -PerezHilton.com -ESPN -The Hollywood Gossip all 1,093 news articles »
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Derek Hough Speaks Out About the Ryan Lochte 'DWTS' Protest
ABC News - 6 months
“This is our home. Don’t bring that into our house," Derek Hough said.
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'DWTS' partners Derek Hough and Marilu Henner look like early favorites
Fox News - 6 months
He's a six-time mirror ball winner while she's a five-time Emmy nominee, and together they are the ones to beat.....
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How Derek Hough of 'Dancing With the Stars' plans to get the world moving
LATimes - 6 months
He is a dancer-choreographer recognized the world over: Derek Hough, 31, has won a record six trophies on “Dancing With the Stars,” and two Emmys for choreography. But when he’s not dancing with the stars or  making appearances on “Nashville,” you might see him around town leading flash workouts...
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How Julianne Hough Is Taking Control Of Her Career
Huffington Post - 11 months
In 2007, an 18-year-old Julianne Hough became the youngest professional dancer to ever compete on "Dancing with the Stars." From then on, she was a household name.  Hough starred on five seasons of the dance competition show while branching out to start a career in country music. She released her self-titled debut album in May 2008, ended up winning the Top New Artist and Top New Female Vocalist honors at the Academy of Country Music Awards and landed herself high up on the Billboard 200 chart. But as she geared up to to release her sophomore album in 2010, Hough decided to shift her focus to acting.  In the midst of a high-profile romance with Ryan Seacrest, Hough began to explore film roles, with movie-musicals appearing to be her forte. She booked a part in "Burlesque" alongside Christina Aguilera and Cher and starred as the leading lady in both "Footloose" and "Rock of Ages." But it was the Nicholas Sparks' flick "Safe Haven," co-starring Josh Duhamel, that allowed her the ...
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7 Celebrity Face Swaps That'll Definitely Give You Nightmares
Huffington Post - 11 months
A hot new trend is sweeping the nation and haunting our dreams: face swapping. As if technology wasn't scary enough, Snapchat decided to curse us with the ability to see what our faces would look like on someone else. And people can't get enough of it. Now beautiful celebrities are jumping in on the trend, and the results are chilling ... in a super funny kind of way. Here are 7 celebrity face swaps that'll give you nightmares: 1. Vanessa Hudgens and Selena Gomez. @vanessahudgens -just awful A video posted by Selena Gomez (@selenagomez) on Apr 8, 2016 at 10:38pm PDT It just goes to show you that celebs are normal just like everyone and -- OH MY GOD! 2.  Scott Disick and Kourtney Kardashian. We're just going to leave @kourtneykardash and @ScottDisick's face swap pic here for you to start your Monday with: pic.twitter.com/hIYsvE1Rix — Kardashians on E! (@KUWTK) March 21, 2016 WOW. Please, just no. 3. Ryan Seacrest a ...
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Derek Hough out for next season of 'Dancing With the Stars'
CNN - 12 months
Following in his sister's footsteps, "Dancing With the Stars" pro Derek Hough will not be returning for season 22 of the competition.
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ArtsBeat: Derek Hough to Play Gene Kelly Role in ‘Singin’ in the Rain’ on Broadway
NYTimes - 12 months
The two-time Emmy winner will make a splash on Broadway next January as the lead in the Théâtre du Châtelet’s production.
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Harrison Ford To Unveil 'Star Wars' Plans For Disney's Theme Parks
Huffington Post - about 1 year
Harrison Ford is returning to the "Star Wars" universe one more time. The actor, who plays Han Solo, will reveal Disney's plans for "Star Wars" attractions in its theme parks during a Feb. 21 TV special celebrating 60 years of Disneyland, ABC announced in a news release.  Disney said last year that both Disneyland in Anaheim and Disney's Hollywood Studios at Walt Disney World in Florida will be getting "Star Wars" themed lands. Parts of Disneyland closed earlier this month to make room for the construction.  However, not much is known about the attractions that will be in the themed lands, beyond that there will be one that features a battle between the First Order and the Resistance, and one that involves flying the Millennium Falcon.  That could change when Ford offers a preview of the new attractions on "The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60." The two-hour special celebrating the park's history will also feature Elton John, Josh Gad and Witney Carson, and ...
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Jennifer Lopez Is Second To None In Jaw-Dropping Las Vegas Debut
Huffington Post - about 1 year
BRB, moving to Las Vegas real quick to see JLo slay your faves.  Jennifer Lopez launched her Las Vegas residency on Wednesday night at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and made sure to leave everything on the floor. The "American Idol" host treated an audience chock full of celebs (we'll get to that later) with a jaw-dropping display of her considerable talents: dancing, singing and looking better than a 22-year-old in a sheer bodysuit.  Britney Spears has performed her "Piece of Me" show at Planet Hollywood since late 2013. The two will alternate nights until Lopez's show ends in June 2016.  Lopez performed some of the biggest hits of her career as part of her show, dating all the way back to her breakthrough debut album "On the 6," like "Waiting for Tonight" and "If You Had My Love." The show, titled "Jennifer Lopez: All I Have," was directed by choreographer couple Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (aka Nappytabs) and featured a live five-piece band and 16 dancer ...
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Jennifer Lopez Is Second To None In Jaw-Dropping Las Vegas Debut
Huffington Post - about 1 year
BRB, moving to Las Vegas real quick to see JLo slay your faves.  Jennifer Lopez launched her Las Vegas residency on Wednesday night at The AXIS at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino and made sure to leave everything on the floor. The "American Idol" host treated an audience chock full of celebs (we'll get to that later) with a jaw-dropping display of her considerable talents: dancing, singing and looking better than a 22-year-old in a sheer bodysuit.  Britney Spears has performed her "Piece of Me" show at Planet Hollywood since late 2013. The two will alternate nights until Lopez's show ends in June 2016.  Lopez performed some of the biggest hits of her career as part of her show, dating all the way back to her breakthrough debut album "On the 6," like "Waiting for Tonight" and "If You Had My Love." The show, titled "Jennifer Lopez: All I Have," was directed by choreographer couple Napoleon and Tabitha D'umo (aka Nappytabs) and featured a live five-piece band and 16 dancer ...
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Derek Hough
    THIRTIES
  • 2016
    Age 30
    Slated to air on December 7, 2016, Hough will play the role of Corny Collins in NBC's live musical TV-production, Hairspray Live!
    More Details Hide Details He is set to star as Don Lockwood in the upcoming 2017 Broadway production of Singin' in the Rain. Hough grew up the fourth of five children in a Latter-day Saint (Mormon) family in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. He is the son of Marianne and Bruce Hough, who was twice chairman of the Utah Republican Party, and has four sisters, Sharee, Marabeth, Katherine, and Julianne. All of his grandparents were dancers, and his parents met while on a ballroom dancing team in college in Idaho. He is the second cousin of musicians Riker, Rydel, Rocky, and Ross Lynch from R5. When Hough was 12, his divorcing parents sent him to London to live and study with dance coaches Corky and Shirley Ballas. Hough's sister Julianne joined him in London several months later. Originally intending to stay for a year, Hough remained in London for ten years. (Julianne returned after five years.) The Ballases helped tutor the two Hough children alongside their own son, Mark Ballas, schooling them at the Italia Conti Academy of Theatre Arts. They received training in song, theater, gymnastics, and many forms of dance, including jazz, ballet, and tap. The three children formed their own pop music trio 2B1G ("2 Boys, 1 Girl") and performed at dance competitions in the UK and the U.S., and showcased UK television shows.
    On August 30, 2016, it was revealed that Hough would once again return as a professional dancer for season 23.
    More Details Hide Details He is paired with actress Marilu Henner. Season 5: celebrity partner Jennie Garth; average: 25.6; placed: 4th Season 6: celebrity partner: Shannon Elizabeth; average: 24.5; placed: 6th Season 7: celebrity partner: Brooke Burke; average: 27.1; placed: 1st Season 8: celebrity partner: Lil' Kim; average: 25.8; placed: 5th Season 9: celebrity partner: Joanna Krupa; average: 25.5; placed: 4th Season 10: celebrity partner: Nicole Scherzinger; average: 27.5; placed: 1st Season 11: celebrity partner: Jennifer Grey; average: 27.2; placed: 1st Season 13: celebrity Partner: Ricki Lake; Average: 26.7; Placed: 3rd Season 14: celebrity partner: Maria Menounos; average: 26.8; placed: 4th Season 15: celebrity partner: Shawn Johnson; average: 27.9; Placed: 2nd Season 16: Celebrity partner: Kellie Pickler; average: 27.4; placed: 1st
    On July 9, 2016, the Hough's held a free fitness pop-up event called 'Move Interactive' in Los Angeles, which they announced would be the first of many to come.
    More Details Hide Details The event started off in Sherman Oaks with a workout session at Pulse Fitness Studios led by celebrity personal trainer and owner, Mark Harari. The participants then took part in a 2 mile run along Ventura Blvd, before finishing off with a dance fitness class at JustDance Los Angeles. According to Hough, the motivation behind the event was to "bring health, love, community and human interaction into our everyday lives." The following week, on July 14, the Hough's held a second free Move Interactive event in Fryman Canyon, LA, which included a hike and team building exercises. Hough made his first appearance on Dancing with the Stars in season four (week 6) as a guest instructor with Julianne and Apolo Anton Ohno. He then joined the cast of professional instructors in season five and was paired with Jennie Garth. Hough and Garth were eliminated in the semi-finals finishing the competition in fourth place.
    In 2016, Hough appeared alongside Lindsey Stirling in the music video for The Arena which he also choreographed.
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    On April 27, 2016, it was announced that Hough will play Corny Collins in the NBC live broadcast of Hairspray, which is slated to air on December 7.
    More Details Hide Details Hough was one of Bruno Tonioli's panelists on BBC One's DanceX, the first episode of which aired on July 14, 2007. He went on to choreograph and perform in Cheryl Cole's "Parachute" music video, after being introduced to her by Tonioli. Hough was a founding member of the Ballas Hough Band (formerly Almost Amy) and he shared lead vocals, played guitar and had several songwriting credits on the band's self-titled debut CD that was released by Hollywood Records in March 2009. Hough directed Mark Ballas' music video for his song "Get My Name" that was released on MTV on May 14, 2014. Hough's first book Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion came out on August 5, 2014 and managed to enter The New York Times Best Seller list on August 24, 2014. Along with Ballas, Hough bought a house in order to flip it for profit. The process of the home renovation was broadcast as a four episode series on HGTV called Mark & Derek's Excellent Flip. The show aired in the Spring of 2015.
    On April 18, 2016, Hough guest starred on The CW series, Jane the Virgin.
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    On February 27, 2016, during the Weinstein Company's annual pre-Oscar dinner at the Montage in Beverly Hills, it was announced that Hough would be the male lead for the upcoming Singin' in the Rain Broadway production, which is scheduled to open in January 2017.
    More Details Hide Details Hough made two cameo appearances; one in 2001 in the movie Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone and one in 2012 in the movie Rock of Ages, where his sister Julianne was playing the female lead role. In 2011, Hough took one season break from Dancing with the Stars to star in his first movie Make Your Move (original title Cobu 3D) that premiered three years later, on March 31, 2014 in Los Angeles. On April 25, 2011, Hough made a guest appearance on the ABC show Better with You as a dance instructor. On August 14, 2014, it was announced that he would join the cast of the ABC series Nashville for a multi-episode arc as Noah West. After three episodes during season three, Hough's character returns in the fourth season for more episodes.
  • TWENTIES
  • 2015
    Age 29
    The couple made it to the finals and won the competition on November 24, 2015, marking Hough's sixth win on the show.
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    On February 24, 2015, Hough was announced as one of the returning professional dancers on season 20 despite previously reporting he would not be taking part in this season.
    More Details Hide Details He was partnered with gymnast Nastia Liukin. They made it to the semi-finals, but were subsequently eliminated on May 12, finishing in fourth place. For season 21, he was paired with wildlife conservationist and daughter of the late Steve Irwin, Bindi Irwin.
    On January 13, 2015, it was announced that Hough would appear in the New York Spring Spectacular, at Radio City Music Hall.
    More Details Hide Details Due to the production, it was announced that Hough would not return for the 10th anniversary of Dancing with the Stars, however, during the cast announcement, Hough and partner Nastia Liukin were revealed as surprise contestants.
  • 2014
    Age 28
    On August 13, 2014, ABC announced that Hough would be back for the season 19 and in September, it was announced that he would be paired with YouTube personality Bethany Mota.
    More Details Hide Details The couple made it to the first night of the finals, finishing in fourth place.
  • 2013
    Age 27
    On August 2, 2013, Hough confirmed that he would be back for season 17 via an interview with Access Hollywood.
    More Details Hide Details The cast for season 17 was announced on September 4, 2013. Hough's partner for season 17 was Glee star Amber Riley. Riley was crowned season 17 champion, historically marking the fifth time Hough has won the Mirror Ball trophy, and made him once again the only pro to have won five Mirror Balls. For season 18, Hough was paired with paralympic snowboarder, Amy Purdy. In the finale on May 20, 2014, the couple was runner-up for the season, behind Meryl Davis and her partner Maksim Chmerkovskiy.
    On April 18, 2013, Hough announced that he had started working with world champion ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White on a number for their upcoming 2014 Sochi winter Olympics short dance program that had to contain quickstep and foxtrot rhythms.
    More Details Hide Details Davis and White went on to win the gold medal with the routine. Their win made Olympic history, marking the first Olympic title in the event for the United States. About this opportunity, Hough said: I started working on a very special routine that's not for the show with the Stars. I'm choreographing a number for our world champion ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White to perform at the Olympics next year. They graciously asked me to do it and how could I say no? It's truly an honor and they're amazing. On March 18, 2014, Hough, along with his sister, Julianne, announced a summer tour of over 40 cities across the U.S. and Canada, called "Move Live on Tour", which would include dancing and singing from both of them, and the appearance of a group of dancers employed by the Hough's who were chosen through auditions. They embarked on the sold out tour on May 25, 2014 in Park City, Kansas and ended it in Los Angeles on July 26, 2014. Due to the success of ticket sales and several sold out venues before the tour had officially kicked off, several more shows were added to the tour schedule, which also sold out. For the tour choreography, the Hough siblings collaborated with Nappytabs.
    A few months later, on February 22, 2013, Hough announced that he would be back for season 16, stating on his Twitter account, "Wasn’t sure if I was able to do this season because of my other projects, but worked it out so I can do both. #pumped." He was partnered with country singer and former American Idol contestant, Kellie Pickler. On May 21, 2013, Pickler was crowned season 16 champion, marking the fourth time Derek won the Mirror Ball trophy, and made him the only pro to have won four Mirror Balls.
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  • 2012
    Age 26
    On July 27, 2012 Hough announced that season 15 would be his last, calling it his "last hurrah".
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  • 2010
    Age 24
    For season eleven, Hough won for the third time with actress Jennifer Grey, known for her film roles on Dirty Dancing and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, on November 23, 2010.
    More Details Hide Details Hough did not participate in season 12 in order to be a part of the film COBU 3D (later renamed to Make your Move 3D). For season 13, he was partnered with actress and TV host Ricki Lake, known playing the original Tracy Turnblad in Hairspray. Lake scored consistently high the whole season and ended up in third place. For season 14, Hough partnered with television personality Maria Menounos. In week seven, the couple earned the first 30 of the season and topped the leader board the first time in the season. The couple made it to the semi-finals but were eliminated after they finished at the top of the leader board. Menounos became the second celebrity in Dancing with the Stars history to be eliminated on a night where she came in first place with the judges (the first was Willa Ford in season three).
    Hough made his Broadway debut on January 8, 2010, starring with Kym Johnson and Mary Murphy in Burn the Floor for the final four performances of the show's Broadway run.
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  • 2008
    Age 22
    Hough and Burke earned the mirror ball trophy and won season seven on November 25, 2008.
    More Details Hide Details For season eight, Hough was paired with rapper Lil' Kim. They were eliminated on May 5, 2009, from the show finishing in fifth place. For season nine, Hough was partnered with model Joanna Krupa. They were eliminated during week nine, the semi-finals, on November 17, 2009, finishing fourth. For season ten, Hough was partnered with Nicole Scherzinger, the lead singer from the singing group The Pussycat Dolls and former member of Eden's Crush. The couple reached the finals and won the competition on May 25, 2010. That was the second win for Hough.
    For season seven, Hough was partnered with model/TV host Brooke Burke. In rehearsal on October 4, 2008, Hough tripped and fell, hitting his head on the floor and momentarily blacked out.
    More Details Hide Details He was sent to the hospital, but sustained no injuries.
    In 2008, he began dating actress/model Shannon Elizabeth, after they met each other as partners on Dancing With the Stars. Their relationship lasted until August 2009.
    More Details Hide Details Hough's subsequent relationships have included Cheryl Cole (2010–11) and Nina Dobrev (2013). Hough is a two-time Emmy winner for Outstanding Choreography and has earned eight Emmy Award nominations in total for his work on Dancing with the Stars. On April 10, 2014, Hough and his sister, Julianne, were honored at Mattel Children’s Hospital UCLA's second annual Kaleidoscope Ball with the Kaleidoscope Award, an award that is given to people of the entertainment industry who bring light and laughter into the lives of children through their professional achievements and personal humanitarianism. On October 17, 2014, GLSEN, during its annual Respect Awards, honored Hough with the year's Inspiration Award.
  • 2006
    Age 20
    Hough has also starred in various stage productions, including the 2006 original production of Footloose: The Musical at the Novello Theatre in London's West End, as well as the 2015 New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
    More Details Hide Details In 2013, he starred in Make Your Move, a Romeo and Juliet-inspired South Korean-American independent dance film. As of 2014, he has held a recurring acting role on ABC's musical-drama, Nashville.
  • TEENAGE
  • 2000
    Age 14
    Hough dated India de Beaufort from 2000 until 2008.
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  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1985
    Born
    Born on May 17, 1985.
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