Glamour Talks DWTS, Derek Hough and Amy Purdy

Leave it to Tom Bergeron to get to the heart of the matter and give Derek his due. :-) Glamour has a big interview with the new producers from the TCA’s yesterday and, as usual, she’s a bit stuck on the showmance angle. Luckily, we have Tom. Thanks to Lori for this – click the link to read the whole thing.

Glamour: Which of the cast members from last season most surprised you?

Joe: That’s an obvious one: Amy Purdy.
Ashley: Yes, Amy Purdy.
Rob: Amy Purdy.

Glamour: You’ve gone on the record saying that you thought Maks and Meryl had more of a brother/sister relationship. Fans do not like to hear that!

Tom: I’ve been ridiculed on social media for it! I’ve seen some great tweets saying, “That’s not like any family reunion I’ve been to!” But I never saw it as a romantic affection. I saw it as a very real affection, and I thought it brought out a side of Maks that I had seen backstage, but he had never allowed himself to be vulnerable on the air before. I thought that was charming, and it couldn’t have ended better. On a year when you watched a woman who had no legs absolutely mesmerize you, and Derek working with her—he’s like our Gene Kelly or Fred Astaire—but when you have that, and then Maks and Meryl… Wow.

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A Phenomenal Show in Sioux City, Iowa – Fan Blog by Jane!

Many, many thanks to Jane (@janecakes5 on Instagram) for her great blog. Very nice to hear someone mention the website during the meet and greet – the little things mean a lot. I appreciate hearing that. Also thrilled to hear Blackpool is still in progress and that they’ve hired a write. My mother was reading the program after she and I went to the show in Cincinnati and she even said that show sounded really interesting! Anyway, everyone give it up for Jane!! And keep sending me blogs! You might be afraid you have nothing to add, but I have found that EVERYONE has something to add and I never get tired of reading them – especially since they are writing that isn’t my own. :-)

What a phenomenal show! I had such a great time in Sioux City, Iowa. Having seen most of the videos online I had a pretty good idea what to expect but as others have said it is so much more exciting in person. Derek, Julianne and all of the dancers put their heart and soul into the show.

I live in L.A. and have tickets to the show on the 26th but didn’t have the VIP package. After reading all the blogs on this site, I had to have the whole experience. Not so easy to find a ticket! I got the last Ultimate VIP in Sioux City. While waiting in the lobby, I saw a woman (Jenny) with a “Derek for President” t-shirt on. We discovered that we were sitting next to each other. After the backstage tour, they had us sitting in the theatre and calling each row for pictures. It was going very fast and I could hear them saying thank you and then the next person so it didn’t seem like you had time to chat. Jenny went ahead of me and took a selfie with Julianne and Derek. Then they noticed her shirt and Derek pulled her back and had Ann take a couple of photos front and back – he was making cute poses while reading the shirt. Then it was my turn – I think I said “it’s so nice to meet you” then picture taken and Derek said thank you, I said thank you and that was it. It was very quick but you know what – that’s OK. I was happy to have that moment and of course they both looked gorgeous. Continue reading

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Derek and Julianne Hough: MOVE Live on Tour Update, July 15, 2014

Here we go!! All the photos, etc since the last update. The tour is getting closer to the end…only a couple weeks left. :-)

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Derek and Julianne Hough at the Ryan Seacrest Foundation, Cincinnati Children s Hospital (Video)

I know we saw photos from this visit before, but I don’t think we got the video. The article at RyanSeacrestFoundation.org is dated today so I’m assuming it’s new.  :-) There are lots of photos too, some old some new.

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Julianne and Derek Hough “Rock” Grand Forks, North Dakota (Pics, Fans and Press Review)

Aww, this is what we love to hear…more raves on the Move Live On Tour. This time they are from the Grand Forks Herald. They said Julianne and Derek rocked the Alerus Center last night in Grand Forks, North Dakota. More below from some of the people they interviewed. Hey, and they provided pictures as well. Be sure to click the link.

Anne and Ben Defoe, of Winnipeg, made the drive to see the performance. The couple said they are big fans of the shows and have seen every season.

“It’s great to come and see them dance in person,” Anne Defoe said. “We’ve been watching them for all of these years on TV, and now to see them in person is really incredible.”

Patti Wilson, of Crookston, brought her two daughters, who are both involved in dance, to the show. Wilson said she hoped the show would inspire her daughters with their dancing.

“Me and my daughters absolutely love to dance, so this is hopefully something that will motivate my girls in the future,” Wilson said.

Also, a fan at Alerus Center Facebook had this to say about the show.

The BEST show EVER!!!! I laughed, cried, laughed and cried again!!!! I was DEFINITELY “MOVED” by the performance!!! Such a true energetic and heartfelt performance. They are AWESOME!!!! Hope they tour again!!! Their show crew were amazing to work with.

So exciting. I’m willing and ready! :D

Adding: keep your thoughts with Derek. According to his twitter, he acquired a little injury at the end of last night’s show and wasn’t able to say Hi afterwards. So understandable. Derek, hugs and please take care and get better soon!! x

ETA by Heidi: Channel 6 in Grand Forks posted an article about the show that looks very much like what Vogue posted above. Click the link if you want to check it out.

Also, the Chicago Theater posted a ton of great photos from their show!

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Update on the Killick Klassick and Participation by Derek Hough and Mark Ballas

Thanks to Elmari for finding this information. She originally saw it on Facebook but the users settings are private so I’m having a hard time sharing it on PDH’s page. Luckily, I saw a link to the web page where Shirley has posted the same information. Click the link and scroll down a bit.

It appears that, if you read the writing on the poster, in addition to a “live performance” of some kind Derek will also be doing a book signing! Congratulations Florida fans, you get a signing. :-) As to the performance? Well, with these two guys it could be anything couldn’t it?? Dancing, singing…one singing while the other dances? Separately? Together? It’s hard to say when you’re talking about these two multi-talented guys. I’m really hoping that someone can go and share all the details with us. :-) As for the “in-depth” Q&A – color me skeptical. :-D We know that Derek the politician’s son knows how to avoid answering questions he doesn’t like, don’t we? ;-)

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Rave Review Of The Move Live On Tour From The Sioux City Journal

The Sioux City Journal has a fabulous new review posted of the Move Live on Tour last night. Here are some takes, but, be sure to read the link for much more. I loved how they described the show with… “their Move on Live Tour performance Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre had everything an Ed Sullivan show could have provided, ratcheted up about three notches.”

Even if you have never seen Derek and Julianne Hough on ABC’s reality show, “Dancing with the Stars,” and aren’t a big fan of dance in general, their Move on Live Tour performance Saturday at the Orpheum Theatre had everything an Ed Sullivan show could have provided, ratcheted up about three notches.

Right out of the chute, the brother-and-sister pair with 10 support dancers brought on their high-impact, aerobic workout to a medley of tunes, with a bass sound that vibrated the walls, floor and seats.

“Sioux City, you guys are awesome!” Julianne shouted at the end of the song.

“We feed off of your energy,” Derek pointed out. “So the more energy you have, the harder we will dance for you.”

and… Continue reading

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Move Live On Tour “Here To Inspire Millions” (Pics, Video)

Hey All! Just a little fun photo update for your Sunday wake-up! If you head to this facebook page, you can view 75 fun pics of the Move Live On Tour from New York City. Aimie Lynn took some fantastic shots. Thanks to @MoveLiveOnTour fan for this heads up.

Also, if you visit the Orpheum Theatre facebook page, you can see some photos from last night’s show in Iowa City, Iowa.

And isn’t this a fun instagram by Armen Way? He captioned it with: “Move Live on Tour – the only show where there is no back up dancers. We’re all the dancers, we’re the same team and we’re here to inspire thousands. #moveliveontour”… Continue reading

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“Comprehension of MOVE Live” – Fan Blog by Belle W

Everybody give it up for Belle for sending me this great blog of the Chicago show!! To say this girl had to travel to see Derek and Julianne is probably the understatement of the year. :-) Australia?? Holy crap! Also, a lesson: beware of mean venue employees. I can’t believe what she said to Belle!

Comprehension of MOVE LIVE

Chicago 11th of July Show

Its 3am, I’m sitting on my hotel room floor eating salted caramel fudge and that is the moment I decide to start writing. Tonight, I find myself at a loss for words (a near impossible feat) and I do not know how to put into words how I feel. But I shall attempt it anyway and hope that those who feel similar can relate to me. Continue reading

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Derek Hough: Angel on Earth! Fan Blog by Holly P

Holly saw the show in South Bend, Indiana and very graciously is sharing her thoughts and a few pictures with us. How sweet is it that Derek gave up his own hat?? Give it up for Holly!! :-)

It’s a couple days after the show but I needed to take a some time and let everything soak in, it was a surreal moment for me. I traveled about 1.5 hrs from Michigan to Indiana for the show; I bought my VIP ticket the day they were for sale, never before have I done anything for myself so I figured it would be a nice treat since I’m a Derek fanatic and who knew if anything like this would come close to home. I arrived at Morris Theater about 4:45 pm, checked in there. I got my VIP badge, ticket and gift bag. Waited around til about 5:20ish before they opened the doors to seat us for the meet and greet and pics. Trust me when I say EVERYONE was excited for this moment. First they brought us into the theater and sat us down saying we were going to take pics first then we would do the Q&A. Moments later Derek and Jules come walking through the left door and everyone started screaming and clapping they waved and went to the hall where everything was set up for photos. Continue reading

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