Bindi Irwin to Hold Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in Los Angeles

I’m hoping that Derek and Bindi will be together again. Tom Bergeron is the MC and BC Jean is going to perform…so it could happen!!

An exciting announcement and invitation for you guys! We want YOU to join us at our very first Steve Irwin Gala Dinner in the USA! For the first time ever, on Saturday May 21 we are holding the Steve Irwin Gala dinner in Los Angeles. The night will be a celebration of Dad's life and legacy, raising funds and awareness for the conservation work he loved. I want to invite you to be a part of this incredible night raising funds for Dad's conservation work with our non profit organisation Wildlife Warriors. We will be holding unbelievable auctions with all funds raised going to our Wildlife Warriors conservation projects including our Wildlife Hospital, saving the lives of sick and injured wildlife, from koalas to sea turtles and all other native wildlife in between. We feel blessed to have the beautiful @bcjean performing on the night and our incredible MCs are @tombergeron and @therealonj Please visit – steveirwingaladinner.org.au for more details about this event and to get tickets. You have 3 weeks before ticket opportunities close ❤️ Sponsorship opportunities are also available, please contact – nicolea@wildlifewarriors.org.au for more information! ???????????? Myself, Mum and Robert can't wait to see you there. Thank you for your support in continuing Dad's work, we couldn't do it without you. Love you guys so much x

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ETA: Derek says he’s going!!

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Fun “Did You Knows” About “Hairspray Live!”, Derek Hough’s Scene, And More

Just a couple of “did you knows” about “Hairspray Live!”….

– The television director for “Hairspray Live”, Alex Rudzinski, also directed “Grease Live” starring Derek’s sister Julianne! Not only that, Alex Rudzinski was also once a TV director for Dancing With the Stars from 2005 to 2014.

– Hairspray Live! will be filmed outdoors with a live audience and will feature new songs.

– Locals from Baltimore, Maryland will be a part of “The Corny Collin’s Show” for which Derek is starring in. They’ll be inside the story as opposed to just bystanders. Here is more from Playbill.com.

“We’re going to have people responding in certain scenes,” revealed Greenblatt. “I don’t like the idea of people sitting against the wall or in bleachers applauding. We’re going to work people into scenes, like crowd scenes and extras and background people. They’re going to just organically react to the musical numbers. There will be a fair amount of live responses.”

– “Hairspray Live!” will be shot on the Universal back lot in Hollywood outdoors when the sun is setting.

“We’ve done some rewriting just to choreograph things out in the street,” said Greenblatt. “We’re going to shoot it on the Universal back lot in Hollywood, so we’re going to spend a fair amount of the show outdoors, which we haven’t done previously.”

“The sun will be going down just as we start ‘Good Morning Baltimore,’” he continued. “What’s going to be fun about Hairspray is that it’s not going to be enclosed by a studio. It’s going to be outside and have a real exuberance in the open air.”

To read more, see Playbill.com.

Also, below are a couple of reports with some fun facts…. Continue reading

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Derek Hough as Corny Collins in “Hairspray Live” – More Media Coverage

Well, so many of the millions of outlets covering today’s great news, I noticed that USA Today did a much better job with Derek’s extensive resume than previous outlets did.

Hough, whose sister Julianne starred in the Fox production Grease: Live!, won two Emmys for choreography for the ABC series Dancing With the Stars. After appearing on stage at London’s West End in the 2006 original cast production of Footloose, he then made his Broadway debut in 2010 in Burn the Floor. Hough, who has a recurring role in ABC’s Nashville, recently was announced as the lead actor in a 2017 Broadway revival of Singin’ in the Rain.

ET also gives a mention to Singin’ in the Rain:

Before taking the Broadway stage in the Singin’ in the Rain revival next year, the Dancing With the Stars pro will play Baltimore TV host Corny Collins in the network’s live adaptation of Hairspray, it was announced on Wednesday.

“Hands down the best dancer on television and one of the best in the entertainment business, Derek Hough, will be perfect in the role of Corny Collins, the cocky song-and-dance-man who hosts the TV show every teenager in Baltimore wants to be on,” NBC Entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt said in a press release.

Then, a couple of Derek’s friends weighed in…

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Derek Hough: A Day in the Life – April 26 and 27, 2016 (Snapchat Videos)

Derek at his typical, hilarious best. But why does he insist on using that app that removes the HANDSOME?? 🙂


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DWTS Season 11 With Derek Hough And Jennifer Grey: Which Dance And Pro Dance Was Your Favorite? (Polls)

Oh….one of my most favorite seasons on Dancing With The Stars is Season 11 with Derek and “Dirty Dancing” legendary actress Jennifer Grey! You know the score by now. VOTE for your favorite Dance and Pro Dance in the new Polls below and then let us know in comments how you voted. If you need to re-watch the dances again in all of their glory, see this link or go to the top header and look for Dancing With The Stars Season 11 in the new “Dancing” by Derek Hough category. Thanks, Everyone! ~Heidi and Vogue

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NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live’ Adds Derek Hough To Cast

Are you sitting down, Guys? Get ready. According to The Wrap, NBC’s ‘Hairspray Live’ has added Martin Short and…..drum rolls please (I can’t resist)….DEREK HOUGH to the cast! WOO HOO!!

NBC’s “Hairspray Live” has added Martin Short and Derek Hough to the cast, TheWrap has learned.

“We are very happy to have the inimitable Martin Short to play Edna’s loving husband, Wilbur,” said Robert Greenblatt, chairman of NBC Entertainment.

“We welcome Marty to the network in May in his new variety show with Maya Rudolph and we think he will be the perfect long-term companion to Harvey’s Edna,” he continued. “And hands-down the best dancer on television and one of the best in the entertainment business, Derek Hough, will be perfect in the role of Corny Collins, the cocky song-and-dance-man who hosts the TV show every teenager in Baltimore wants to be on.”

and….

Short and Hough join previously announced cast members Jennifer Hudson and Harvey Fierstein. Live television director Alex Rudzinski will join director Kenny Leon. Craig Zadan and Neil Meron serve as executive producers of “Hairspray Live!” Harvey Fierstein will provide a new teleplay and Jerry Mitchell will serve as choreographer for the live production with music and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

“Hairspray Live” will air Dec. 7 at 8 p.m./7c on NBC.

More at The Wrap.

ETA: Below is an example of what we might see of Derek in his new role in “Hairspray Live”. I have a feeling Derek will kick the dancing even more out of the ballpark!

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ABC Promo Photos Of Derek Hough On Nashville “After You’ve Gone” Episode

Yesterday, we posted the official press release of Derek’s guest appearance on “Nashville” on May 11, 2016. If you go to Disney ABC, and scroll down to where it says “EPISODIC”, you can see some official press photos. So cute our Noah West.

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Derek Hough: A Day in the Life – April 25, 2016 (Snapchat Video)

Well, looks like Derek was getting in some tap training today…and I must say I’ve never seen a sexy pineapple before. 🙂


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This little video is from the other day – I think I’ve tweeted the snaps, but never posted them here.


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New ABC Press Release With Derek Hough In Nashville “After You’ve Gone” Episode

Awww, isn’t it awesome seeing Derek’s name listed in the official new ABC Press Release for Nashville’s “After You’ve Gone” Episode?! Here’s to May 11th!!!

Nashville: After You’ve Gone (5/11)
JULIETTE MEETS KESHA WHILE REUNITING WITH AN OLD CO-STAR, ON ‘NASHVILLE,’
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11
Derek Hough Guest Stars as Noah West and Kesha Guest Stars as Herself

“After You’ve Gone” – Rayna makes a last-ditch effort to protect her oldest daughter from the perils that befall young artists. Juliette reunites with her “Shenandoah Girl” co-star Noah West (Derek Hough) on the Oscar campaign trail, where she meets Kesha, who guest stars as herself. Elsewhere, Scarlett grows wary of Gunnar’s budding friendship with Autumn Chase (Alicia Witt); Layla fears falling into obscurity before her career even takes off; and Will suffers a devastating loss, on “Nashville,” WEDNESDAY, MAY 11 (10:00-11:00 p.m. EDT) on the ABC Television Network.

“Nashville” stars Connie Britton as Rayna Jaymes, Hayden Panettiere as Juliette Barnes, Clare Bowen as Scarlett O’Connor, Chris Carmack as Will Lexington, Will Chase as Luke Wheeler, Charles Esten as Deacon Claybourne, Jonathan Jackson as Avery Barkley, Sam Palladio as Gunnar Scott, Maisy Stella as Daphne Conrad, Lennon Stella as Maddie Conrad and Aubrey Peeples as Layla Grant.
Guest starring are Judith Hoag as Tandy Hampton, Ed Amatrudo as Glenn Goodman, David Alford as Bucky Dawes, Derek Hough as Noah West, Alicia Witt as Autumn Chase, Rex Linn as Bill Lexington, Mark Collie as Frankie, Jessy Schram as Cash Gray and Kesha as herself.

“After You’ve Gone” was written by Debra Fordham and directed by Bethany Rooney.

“Nashville” is executive produced by Dee Johnson (“Boss,” “The Good Wife”), Callie Khouri (“Thelma & Louise”), and Steve Buchanan. The series is produced by Lionsgate, ABC Studios, and Opry Entertainment and is broadcast in 720 Progressive (720P), ABC’s selected HDTV format with 5.1 channel surround sound. This program carries a TV-PG, L, S, V parental guideline.

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DWTS Season 11 – Derek Hough’s Third Winning Season with Jennifer Grey (New Video Page)!!

It’s time for another season of Dancing with the Stars!! This time starring Derek and Jennifer Grey. This was Derek’s third win and most of his fans were sure it would be his last win. Boy, were we wrong!! He was just getting started! Jennifer got pretty banged up over the course of the season; she was Derek’s oldest partner to date and also had had neck surgery which left her with screws and/or plates in her neck, making it a challenging season for both of them.

They have some amazing dances, as is expected with Derek. I think one of my favorites is their Argentine Tango, along with the Cha Cha in week 8. Get to watching all the dances – Vogue will be putting up the polls for you to vote for your favorites later in the week! You can hover your mouse over “Dancing by Derek” in the menu above and select Derek and Jennifer…or you can click the link below. 🙂

DWTS Season 11 – Derek and Jennifer

If you haven’t voted for your favorite Nicole dances yet, there’s still time!!

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