Those of you who have been on Twitter today know it’s pretty ugly out there, due to some poor, pathetic little creatures who appear to be fans of someone on an off network TV show. People I neither know nor care about. Ignore the haters, and pity them. Clearly they are very insecure in many ways – I could list them, but I won’t bother. One only has to read what they say to get it. Derek is a much better human than I am, a lot of the time, because it is hard to ignore such hateful things. But we should. Remember, the squeaky wheel gets the grease, and those loud mouths are a minority. That is always the way. Remember also, there is a fine line between love and hate – so, do they really hate? Or….
Karma will get them, sooner or later, so we don’t have to. I hope to NEVER see any Derek fan stoop to the levels I saw today on twitter. We are much better people than those who behave that way, of that I am confident. Anyway, (enough pep talk) instead of focusing on all that, we need to remember a couple things. For one thing, Derek is inhumanly talented and is on a MAJOR Network TV show that is watched by 13 million people…as opposed to 2.4. Sorry. I slipped. What else? Well…
- He has a movie coming out in a few months.
- He has TWO TV shows in pre-production.
- He’s working with people like Kate Hudson.
- He choreographed a routine for Charlie Davis and Meryl White for the upcoming Olympics
- We’ve heard whispers about a live Vegas show with Julianne.
- He’s working on an autobiography
- He’s recognized as an award winning choreographer.
- He is admired by some of the best in the biz, including Adam Shankman, Kenny Ortega, Nappytabs…the list goes on and on.
- He’s an award winning dancer, a singer, plays 5 or so musical instruments and is an actor. With his choreography skills, that makes him a quintuple threat. A rare thing indeed.
- He’s the most gorgeous man *I* know of, bar none. And he’s only getting better with age. Like a fine wine. Ummmm….wine…..
And that’s just a small sampling of the stuff we know about. I’m sure there’s more – like maybe an album, what with all the studio time he’s been putting in. You need a Derek Hough refresher course? Read all about his accomplishments – and remember I’m looking to you to help me update this section. There’s a lot there, but there’s a lot missing. Email me.
The proof is in the pudding. This is a choreography Emmy….wonder how long till he adds one as producer. And maybe has to clear space for a Tony or an Oscar? Dream big, Derek – you’ve got what it takes!! And all of you, when you tire of reading hate, come here to talk and look at all the pretty pictures. All the hate says much more about them than it does about Derek.
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