Welcome to Pure Derek Hough!

This is a site for fans of Derek Hough. We try our best to compile all news, pictures, music and videos about and by Derek – if you find something you think we’ve missed, feel free to contact us. If you are a new fan of Derek’s and want to learn more about him, the “Accomplishments” and “Biography” buttons to the right (and above) contain pages of what we know (or think we know). 😉

Also to the right is a music section where you can find music by Ballas Hough, Derek’s band, and songs that Derek has danced to on Dancing with the Stars. Complete with iTunes links.

If you want to see old posts, there are two ways: 1) by the media buttons to the right, or; 2) by month under the “Derek Archives” buttons also on the right-hand side of this page.

Questions? Click Contact Us. And Welcome!

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Derek Hough and Nappytabs “World of Dance” Meet Up

The photo is labeled “Dance Class” and “holiday party” but who knows what they’re all doing together. Can’t wait for the details of this show to start coming to light. 🙂

and 5, 6, 7, 8… #StaffHolidayParty #DanceClass #NBC #WorldOfDance

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New Interview with Derek Hough at March of Dimes Celebrates Babies (Video)

Fun, short little video interview with Derek on the blue carpet, talking Hairspray and World of Dance. Also, if you’re seeing slowness on with the site, our host seems to be having issues. 😎

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Derek Hough and the Cast and Crew of Hairspray Live BTS Video

Harvey just tweeted this little gem of a video and there are some fun (and at least one sexy) shots of Derek in here. 🙂

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Derek Hough Attends March of Dimes Celebration of Babies

Lookin’ very handsome indeed! Guess he’s all recovered from the other night. 🙂 You can see more at Getty.com.

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Derek Hough And Julianne Hough Talk To People About Christmas And Their New Special

People Online has a cool feature up today for the Disney Parks’ Magical Christmas Celebration. Derek and Julianne also talk about how they celebrate their holiday then and now. So cute. Be sure to read the link to read the whole article. Video below too.

“For our family, Disney and Christmas go hand in hand,” Julianne, 28, tells PEOPLE in this week’s issue. “It’s the spirit. It was a dream for me and Derek to do the parade, because as kids we watched it.”

For Derek, 31, who says his favorite Disney food indulgence is popcorn — “I’m obsessed” — holidays with his family also conjure memories of receiving pajamas every year on Christmas Eve, alongside his four sisters.

“There was one year when the pajamas were all for girls,” he says. “I asked [my parents and sisters], ‘Where’s my pajamas?’ And they were like, ‘Those are for you too.’ ”

Adds Julianne: “I remember one year Derek had Ninja Turtle ones for sure. I love a good footie pajama, so as kids we would have footies. Then it kind of transitioned, and when we were teenagers it was Victoria’s Secret. All the girls, because it was always Derek and a bunch of girls, so all the girls got the Love Pink pajamas and stuff like that.”

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Fellow Dancers, Friends, And Family Rave On Derek Hough’s Performance In ‘Hairspray Live’

On Thursday we posted on friends and fellow celebs wishing Derek all the best for “Hairspray Live”. Below are some reactions after the show. They say it all, don’t they?! Entertainment Tonight has some cool reactions to the show in general too.

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More Post-Hairspray Live Social Media with Derek Hough and Cast

A bunch more things that I was too tired to get to last night. I’m sure I’ve missed some…but anyway, there’s a bunch of the Hairspray Viewing Party at Julianne’s, the after party at Universal…and the after after party at Arianna’s house. Look for him yelling in the home theater about having to follow Jhud. 😀 Oh and I didn’t spend a bunch of time cleaning these up…long day at work and I’m still sitting in front of a computer.


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Derek and Julianne Hough Talk Christmas in the New Issue of People Magazine

The December 19th issue and they’re taking up two whole pages. I can’t help but be thrilled that Derek is EVERYWHERE!! Many thanks to Jennie – be sure to go pick up your own issue! Should be out today or tomorrow.

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Relive The Magic Of “Hairspray Live” Starring Derek Hough, Jennifer Hudson, And More

If you missed seeing Derek Hough on “Hairspray Live” last night or would like to watch it again, you can watch it below as well as the countdown to the show. Also, don’t forget to order the DVD at Amazon for only $14.96 to get it in time for Christmas.

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Derek Hough’s Hairspray Live’s Oreo Commercial As Corny Collins

Wasn’t this a fun commercial with Derek last night?! I wish TV would do these kind of commercials more often.

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