The news is starting off a little slow today, but, for fun, here’s a GMA flashback of Derek’s second dance on Good Morning America thanks to Elmari.
As previously reported, if you missed this show in it’s entirety, you can now view it at Good Morning America’s official site at this link.
In other things, People.com has a fun new Dancing With The Stars gallery up of the celebrities with quotes from either them or their partners which is fun to check out too when you get time. Amy’s pic includes a quote from Derek! And does she not have the most beautiful eyes? They remind me of Madonna’s a little!
Also, Yahoo has a cool article up on Amy on why she has the capability to winning Dancing With The Stars. She’s so amazing and with her determination I think she can do anything wants. Here is a take…
For “Dancing With the Stars,” Purdy won’t have to worry about public transportation, and it doesn’t hurt that she’s partnered with five-time mirror-ball champ Derek Hough, who’s undeniably one of the best choreographers in the competition. Everything Hough touches seems to turn to gold ― just ask fellow “DWTS” cast members Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who brought home the first U.S. Olympic gold medal for ice dancing after working with him. And speaking of Davis and White, Hough spent a lot of time helping to choreograph their “My Fair Lady”-themed short dance, so he may have the inside scoop on the duo’s weaknesses.
Viewer votes are a huge part of “Dancing with the Stars,” and America loves an uplifting story. It doesn’t get much more inspiring than Purdy’s.
“I always say snowboarding saved my life,” she told the Huffington Post in a recent interview. “It gave me a reason to focus on the future. … It gave me something to be passionate about.” Indeed, the driven athlete hit the slopes a mere six months after losing her legs, and she continues to look at the positive side of her situation: “I always felt really lucky that I only lost my legs, because it could’ve been so much worse,” she said in a video for Women’s Health.
She’ll need America’s support if she wants to stay in the competition… and if she wants to stay with Hough. The pro announced on Tuesday’s “Good Morning America” that there will be a little twist to the competition this year: At some point, the dancers will switch partners and it will be up to voters who goes to which pros.
Lastly, don’t miss a quote from Charlie White talking on Derek at RealLifeWithJane. Thanks to Elmari for sending this to us.
Charlie: We were so fortunate to be able to work with Derek. He’s a genius. He’s got a sense of what looks good on the dance floor, and he’s a great person to be around. He has wonderful energy and we really try to absorb that and put that feeling of exuberance and the love of dance when we’re out there on the floor at the Olympics. We were able to just chat with him briefly after and say “Thank you so much for being part of our Olympic season victory coming true.” He’s such a nice guy, and he’s always so humble. It was a great thing for us to meet him.
Ok, that is all for now. More later and all the best to Miss Heidi as she travels back home today. ~Vogue xx
What great promo for Derek Hough and his new movie “Make Your Move 3D” in a new article at E Online today. They also posted two high quality, glorious shots from the movie of he and BoA. Be sure to head to the link to see them as well as a video where he talks about Erin Andrews which we added below as well. Below are a few paragraphs from the article. For more info and goods on this movie, see Make Your Move Fans.
In the movie (in theaters on April 18), a romance blossoms when Donny (Hough) sees Aya (BoA) performing with her hip-hop crew at an underground nightclub in New York City. But in a Romeo and Juliet twist, they find themselves at the center of a bitter rivalry between their brothers’ dance clubs.
Make Your Movie was written and directed by Duane Adler, the writer behind Step Up and Save the Last Dance.
“He’s really a triple threat,” fellow DWTS dancer Anna Trebunskaya once told us about Hough. “He’s a great actor, dancer, he can sing… I’ve actually seen him three years back before Dancing With the Stars on the West End in London and he was the lead in Footloose and he was excellent!”
Continue reading E Online Promotes Derek Hough And “Make Your Move 3D”, Two High Quality Stills
Mark the pic below down for the history books again. @DancingABC posted one of Derek and Amy’s first rehearsal pictures at their instagram today. Don’t you just love this?
Also, Today is featuring a new quote from Derek about the Switch up dance. He says it’s going be either a train wreck or a fantastic. I guess we’ll see.
“I suggested (the switch up) a couple of years ago,” Hough, who’s paired with Paralympian snowboarder Amy Purdy, revealed to TODAY. “It’ll be either a train wreck, or it’ll be fantastic. Some (pros) will complain, perhaps, ‘Well, if I had this partner, I could do that.’”
Below is a new segment from Good Morning America today with Derek and Amy! Too awesome for words again. It’s so cool to see them together. You can some them rehearsing as well. Thanks to Cathy and Abby for the heads up. ~Vogue
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Just a starter for the day! First up, wish Derek safe travels today as he travels to Sochi, Russia to join Amy so they can rehearse for Dancing With The Stars when she’s not competing. Below is an instagram from Amy for what Derek is about to see when he gets there. It’s beautiful, isn’t it?!! Also, don’t miss seeing some new pics of Derek at the cast announcement yesterday at Getty Images. Lastly, ABC7 has some coverage of the cast announcement with a mention on Derek and Amy in it. Too fun and SAFE TRAVELS, Derek! Miss Heidi is travelling too. Let’s wish her safe travels as well. ~Vogue
ETA: Oh, and one more thing, if you’d like to watch Monday’s Good Morning America in full, you can now view it at their official site now at this link. It’s worth it being our video footage from Monday’s postings didn’t include all the mentions on Derek, etc.
ETA2: Derek was interviewed by E Online. He talks of the switch up dance and how it was his idea. Be sure to see it HERE!! Thanks Kaitlyn!!
This is so cool. In getting to know Derek’s new dance partner, Amy Purdy, a little more, here is a “Raising an Olympian” deal she did for the 2014 Paralympic Winter Games. Thanks so much Dee for letting us know on this! “Love creates everything” ~Vogue
ETA: Btw, if you’d like to watch the Paralympics, see NBC Olympics for scheduling. Thanks to Linz for letting us know.
Better mark this day down in our history books. Thanks to Amy’s Instagram, below is she and Derek’s first picture that we’re seeing of them together. So cute!! ~Vogue
Hey, just a shortie, All!! If you’d like to see some amazing, high quality photos of Derek on Good Morning America for their Oscar Tribute which took place Monday, see this ABC link. They are beautiful! Thanks to Elmari for the heads up!! ~Vogue
Below is Good Morning America video coverage of the Dancing With The Stars Season 18 cast announcement which includes footage with Derek! He talks of Amy Purdy too and how excited he is to dance. Special thanks to @idolxfactor’s The Video Vault You Tube Channel for getting up early with us to get this up as soon as she could!!