Derek Hough and Marilu Henner Behind the Scenes at ABC 7

This is a fun little interview between George Pennachio and Derek/Marilu that we clearly missed yesterday – George never tweeted it!! Anyway, check it out!

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Marilu Henner Chats On DWTS, Derek Hough, Ryan Lochte, And The Protesters

Below is another interview with Marilu Henner. She takes us back to this past Monday and more….

ETA: You can listen to another fun radio interview at DKMshow.com. Note how their Taxi theme will be done in a big band style.

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New Interview With Marilu Henner And The Advice She Got From Candace Cameron Bure And More

Marilu Henner tells the Gospel Herald that she “literally prayed for Dancing With The Stars”. Not only that, she got Candace Cameron Bure to pray too. She also talks of the advice Candace gave her and the out of body experience she had when she met Derek. Read on…

Henner’s – and Bure’s – prayers were answered: the “Taxi” actress is one of the 13 contestants competing on season 23 of the hit show: “I was so excited when they finally called me,” she confessed.

When asked what advice she got from Bure for competing on DWTS ahead of her debut on the reality show, Henner said the “Fuller House” actress emphasized the importance of taking care of herself.

“She told me every detail about what it’s like, from the hair and makeup to the wardrobe. She told me to make sure I took care of myself – don’t do too much,” Henner recalled “Let’s face it, I’m the kind of person who believes, ‘Why do when you can over-do?’ But, I’m glad that I’m sort of pacing myself and that Candace gave me that great advice, because you could get hurt if you’re not careful. It’s a whole new set of muscles – it’s so different than anything I’ve ever done.”

Henner is in no amateur when it comes to dancing, as she has been on Broadway many times in her career, including roles in Pal Joey, The Tale of the Allergist’s Wife and the long-running revival of Chicago. However, she was still star-struck when she discovered she was paired with returning pro and 6-time Mirror Ball champion, Derek Hough.

“It was an out of body experience, it was crazy!” she said of meeting Hough. “I never expected him to be behind that door, because he was gone as far as I was concerned, he wasn’t even on the radar screen because he’d left the show and was going to do Hairspray Live and Singin’ in the Rain on Broadway. So, he wasn’t even a possibility for me.”

She added, “And when I saw him I screamed, I cried, and I had that flash second of, ‘Oh my gosh, did I just superimpose Derek Hough’s face over someone else’s because that’s my wish?’ (laughs) But no, it’s Derek, and man, he’s tough, he’s like the teacher in Whiplash (laughs) He’s great. I’m learning so much everyday.”

She so cute!! To read the full interview, see Gospel Herald.

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New High Resolution Photos of Derek Hough BTS at DWTS and the Emmys Red Carpet

Come back from Vacation, find all kinds of goodies waiting for me. 🙂 A few lovely photos of Derek from the Emmys Red Carpet and behind the scenes at DWTS.

Photo Credit: WENN.com

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Derek Hough and Marilu Henner – DWTS Season 23, Week 1 Screencaps!! (Part 1)

You know, I’ve always found these somewhat tedious to do, but then I come up with some real gems and wow…not so tedious anymore. These are pretty beautiful, if I may say so myself. 🙂 Right now, while you’re thinking about it – make more voting accounts. The cookies/browser thing is apparently not working any more and Marilu will need all the votes she can get, what with the stiff competition this season.

Anyway…isn’t this the most gorgeous smile ever? 🙂

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Tessandra Chavez, Derek Hough, And Julianne Hough Nominated In The 2016 World Choreography Awards

Tessandra Chavez, Derek Hough, and Julianne Hough been nominated for a 2016 World Choreography Award for Best Choreography for their performance of Sia’s “Elastic Heart”. To see a list of the nominees, see WorldChoreographyAwards.com. Note that the awards take place on October 24, 2016 at The Montalban in Hollywood, California. Thanks to Kristyn Burtt for the heads up.

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A Little Bit of Snapchatting with Derek Hough – September 15, 2016

He’s too busy to do much of it lately, but what he does is quality. 🙂

A video posted by @purederekhough on

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Derek Hough and Marilu Henner will Rehearse Anytime and Any Place!

Including the ABC7 Lobby when a genius thought strikes him. 🙂 Fun little video from George Pennachio.

And here’s Derek and Marilu with the whole ABC7 team!

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Maks Chmerkovskiy, Derek Hough, and Cheryl Burke Performing For DWTS Week 2

Get ready! Derek will be performing on Tuesday night. Maks Chmerkovskiy and Cheryl Burke will also be performing. Read on for more from Disney ABC…

“Episode 2302A” – The first elimination of the season will take place on ”Dancing with the Stars: The Results,” live, TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 20 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EDT), on the ABC Television Network. There will be special performances with our three returning pros – Maks, Derek and Cheryl. Viewers will also have a chance to see the couples’ dances from the previous night one more time. The show will be packed with never-before-seen footage covering both weeks of competition, including extended training packages, exclusive interviews with the couples, and a glimpse of what’s to come on week three of “Dancing with the Stars.”

In addition, a sneak peek of the “Forever Country” music video, featuring 30 CMA Award-winning superstars joining together for the biggest video in country music history singing the timeless collaboration to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the “CMA Awards,” will air during the telecast. And don¹t miss ”The 50th Annual CMA Awards,” Wednesday, November 2 at 8|7c on ABC.

This is going to be cool. I can’t wait!

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Derek Hough Writes On DWTS, The Protester Incident, Ryan Lochte, Marilu Henner, And More

Derek has written a new blog at TV Guide. He writes all about the Protesters and everything that happened Monday night. He also writes of what he told Ryan Lochte afterwards (Our hero!). He also writes on Marilu and their next dance and how he’s had trouble getting inspired. More below…

I have to give a huge shout-out to our security. We’ve known those guys forever and they were just awesome. They were quick and on top of it. We were all like, “Yeah! Go get ’em!” Julianne told me afterward that she wished I waited for security to escort the women out because they could’ve had something on them. I was like, “I wasn’t worried about that. I would’ve just ducked. I’ve got my rhinestone jacket on!” All jokes aside, it was a very scary incident. It was a really weird thing that’s never happened in 23 seasons. With everything that’s been going on right now with shootings, it puts you on edge when stuff like that happens. We’re all very grateful that everyone is safe and we’re all moving on and looking ahead.

One of the worst parts of the altercation was that it overshadowed everyone’s performances and the premiere itself. There were some fantastic dances that got lost in this mayhem. Was I not right about James? He was fantastic! I think he’s even more of a natural dancer than Helio and I’m really intrigued to see what he does this season.

Marilu did a great job. It’s not easy going first for your first dance. She was also four feet off the mark, but we somehow pulled it out! She started way in front of where she was supposed to be in order for me to jump over her. I was trying to scream her name, but she couldn’t hear me because there was an audience around us. I saw her go down and I was like, “Oh, crap,” and I just had to go for it. Luckily it all worked out. We weren’t surprised by any of the judges’ comments. They talked about things we’ve been working on since Day 1 – her shoulders and her arms getting stiff. I think she did really well for her first dance being a jive. It was a fast routine. There’s still, of course, a lot of work to be done. I’m trying to get her out of her head and focused on her body. She’s trying to remember all these things and it’s almost too much to do all those things individually. I want her to embody the dances.

This week, we have the foxtrot and it’s going well so far. We’re dancing to the theme from Taxi. One hand, it’s awesome because it’s an iconic song and obviously the show was a huge part of Marilu’s life. But musically, it’s not the best thing to dance to for a foxtrot. I’ve struggled a little bit this week getting inspired because of that. I’ve been working with our band and everyone to see how we could tweak the song so it’d be more fitting for a foxtrot. So we’ll see how it goes!

To read Derek’s full blog (a must read as always!), see TV Guide.

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