Derek Hough and Mark Ballas Talk about Their Future on DWTS

Many thanks to the always interesting Jessica Radloff. She spoke to Derek and Mark at the Young Hollywood Awards. From Glamour:

Here’s the thing: Every season on DWTS, Derek wants to be inspired. Rightfully so. He is the choreographer of our generation. Even though Derek didn’t take home Mirrorball number six last season, it was probably his most rewarding season to date, thanks to his partnership with Amy. So, is there anything left? “I don’t know yet,” he admitted to me at the Young Hollywood Awards (airing tonight on the CW). “I have a few weeks [to decide].”

The rumor is that after a grueling tour schedule (Derek and sister Julianne finished their Move Live tour in Los Angeles on Saturday night), an upcoming book launch (Taking the Lead: Lessons From a Life in Motion), and numerous other projects, the Emmy-winning choreographer is ready for a break—or a new challenge. “I just want to be inspired,” he stated quite matter-of-factly.

If there’s anyone to inspire him to sign up for more Dancing, it’s Oprah. In fact, Derek and Amy are finally planning their much-talked about lunch with Lady O. “I’m seeing her in two weeks,” he revealed.

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Derek Hough’s “Taking The Lead” Book Tour Schedule

Below is information on Derek’s “Taking The Lead: Lessons From A Life In Motion” Book Signing Tour. We’ve also added this information to our Pure Derek Hough Calendar for easy reference which you can find in the top or side bars or click this link. If you are in or travelling to any of these destinations on these dates, be sure to stop in, buy a book or two (they would make great gifts for any Derek Hough or Dancing With The Stars fan) and say “hi” to Derek. If you can’t attend, Derek’s book will be available in book stores everywhere and in online stores like Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

August 5, 2014 at 7:00pm: Bookends, East Ridgewood Avenue, Ridgewood, NJ

August 6, 2014 at 12:30 PM:
Barnes & Noble, 2245 Richmond Ave, Staten Island, NY
August 6, 2014 at 7:00pm: Barnes & Noble, 91 Old Country Rd, Carle Place, NY

August 7, 2014 at 7:00pm: RJ Julia Booksellers, 768 Boston Post Rd, Madison, CT

August 8, 2014 at 7:00pm: Mohegan Sun “The Shops”, 1 Mohegan Sun Blvd, Uncasville, CT

August 9, 2014 at 7:00pm: King’s English Bookshop, 1511 1500 E, Salt Lake City, UT

August 11, 2014 at 7:00pm: Barnes & Noble, 189 Grove Dr K30, Los Angeles, CA 90036 Continue reading

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MOVE in San Francisco – Fan Blog by Scarlett!

It’s kinda funny to have two people who met each other at the San Fran show blogging about each other and the show. :-) Everyone now give it up for Scarlett!! Thanks so much for sharing!!

I’m so excited to share our Move experience with the other fans on this site. While I’m not what I would call a ‘super-fan’, I’ve been a lurker on the Pure sites for a long time and have a genuine admiration and appreciation for dance and choreography. My two teen (one pre-teen) daughters are dancers, the younger with a bit of ballroom training, so I have spent a lot of time at competitions and watching all types and styles of dance for over 8 years. Derek is such a clever choreographer and always manages to surprise the audience. My girls have taken choreo classes with NappyTabs who also have such a unique teaching style and clever choreography (and totally age appropriate too!).

When I found out that Move was going on tour, I waited to see what cities were announced. We live in Vancouver, Canada and sadly there was nothing in the Pacific Northwest. San Francisco however is just a short 2-hour flight away and I have been there many times for work and know the area pretty well. So once I got ‘buy-in’ from my husband, we booked flights and VIP tickets to go (Ultimates were sold-out!). Continue reading

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Derek Hough And Move Live On Tour Dancers Take Center Stage At The 2014 Young Hollywood Awards (HQ Photos)

Ready for more HOT 2014 Young Hollywood Awards pictures of Derek and his “Move Live On Tour” dancers? If so, check out Getty Images again. You can see Derek accepting his Hottest Body of Work award as well as all of his dancers in some HQ takes dancing. Zimbio, Just Jared, and the Daily Mail has some hot pictures too. Powerful stuff and what an incredible fun night for everyone! Stay tuned for more coverage and don’t forget to watch the show go down tonight on The CW Network at 8:00pm ET.

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More Coverage Of Derek Hough At The 2014 Young Hollywood Awards

Is your view just as good as ours? Wowwwww! Also, give it up for Derek as he has won “Hottest Body of Work” at the 2014 Young Hollywood Awards.

Interview with Kristyn Burtt HERE. He talks of his tour and if he’s doing Dancing With The Stars.

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Derek Hough at the Young Hollywood Awards

Yes, they’re not on TV until tomorrow, but they are taping tonight. Here are some images from Getty. Click the link to see more.

Derek and Mark for best bromance!

Derek and his gang with Kelly Osborne and Louis Vito

Derek and the Move Dancers

With Colby Caillat

Probably my favorite of the night…

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MOVE Live on Tour in San Francisco, A Night to Remember! Fan Blog by Lana

Everyone give it up for Lana for this great blog from San Francisco! I have to say, Vogue and I love anyone who reads both of our sites regularly. :-)

San Francisco Move Live on Tour Show 7.25.2014 – A Night to Remember

(Fan Blog by Lana)

The day started with great anticipation and as the time neared to check in, excitement and giddiness overwhelmed me. I had the fortune of buying a VIP ticket during the pre-sale period (thanks to the heads-up by Heidi on and met up with other fellow Houghaholics while waiting in line. All of the Ultimate VIPers went first and the regular VIPers had to wait another 30 minutes or so. I made new friends with Scarlett and her 2 daughters, Chloe and Isabella, who came all the way down from Vancouver, B.C., all clad in their ‘Canada’ shirts. I’m originally from Seattle, and we all love Derek (and Julianne, but mostly Derek), so we bonded very quickly. Like me, they are all readers of PDH and PureDWTS. Scarlett says she’s more of a lurker on PDH (and I’m a lurker on PureDWTS), but nonetheless, we love both sites. Shout-out. (Heidi’s Note: Vogue and I thank you.  :-) )

When we entered the Warfield, we all checked out the merchandise. I bought a program and a t-shirt. As many of you have seen, the pictures in the program are just gorgeous. We finally got to go inside and they had us line up to have our pictures taken with Derek & Julianne. I was pretty calm as I previously met Derek in 2008 (Toys for Tots fundraiser) & Julianne in 2010 (Brad Paisely concert). But as I turned that final corner, I spied Derek looking as handsome as ever. I shyly asked if I could have a hug and he said, “Of course”. I tried to linger without being too creepy. Before I knew it, Julianne turned around and gave me a hug. I gave each of them a small gift and then 2 pictures were quickly taken. It was all over in about 15 seconds. I tried my best to be in the moment, but it went by so fast…a fleeting, but wonderful moment. Continue reading

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Derek and Julianne Hough: MOVE Live Finale Part 2 (Photos, Video)

I know Vogue already did a post with the fantastic Getty photos, but there were many more awesome ones I just had to post. Plus I figured I do a bunch of stuff from the fans from last night too. :-)

ETA: Vogue here. The Daily Mail has picked up the pictures now and posted even bigger sizes. Juliannne’s HAIR and Derek’s EYES! Just breathtaking!

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HQ Photos Of Julianne And Derek Hough And Cast In Finale Move Live On Tour Show

Oh, wowwww! Is this what we were all hoping for the last show of the Move Live On Tour or what?? Beautiful!!! Be sure to see Getty Images for way more!!! To Julianne and Derek Hough and this awesome awesome cast, thank you for this incredible tour and ride! Please, LET THERE BE MORE!!

Can’t get enough… Continue reading

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Derek and Julianne Hough: MOVE Live on Tour – FINAL UPDATE, July 26, 2014

Well, as much work as it’s been, I’m sad that the tour is coming to an end. We’ve been blessed with a never ending stream of Derek dancing and just being Derek all summer long. But, I get the sense that it will be happening again next summer. Now we’re on to the book tour and the twice-yearly song and dance of “will he or won’t he be on DWTS?” :-) I personally can’t imagine how anything could top Miss Amy Purdy in terms of inspiration and all around amazingness – but Derek will do what Derek will do. :-) We’ll enjoy it either way. Next week we go back to our usual Sunday twitter round up and me and Vogue start our investigations into the cast and pros of DWTS. Or…I start and Vogue continues. :-)

Note: I’ve taken down the top post about blogging about Move – but that doesn’t mean you can’t still send me a blog if you want to. We’ll take ‘em. :-)

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