Derek Hough in “The Atlantan”

I’m fairly sure this is a similar (or same) article to one we previously posted, just used by a sister magazine.  The picture is different, though, so check it out!!

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“Taking The Lead” Book Signing Blog By Cathy: “Derek, you lead by example”

Give it up to Cathy, Everyone! She’s written us on her adventure at the “Taking The Lead:Lessons From A Life In Motion” book signing in Ridgewood, NJ. She’s sent us some awesome photos too one of which includes a picture of a “Pure Derek Hough” t-shirt that she made personally. Heidi and I can’t thank her enough for her time and for all the fun advertisement! Her experience with Derek was a touching one at that too. Read on to see. THANK YOU CATHY!x

Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion
Derek’s Book Signing at Bookends in Ridgewood, NJ on Release Day… August 5, 2014
Derek, you lead by example.

I had the amazing opportunity to meet Derek during a MOVE Live on Tour show this summer, and I honestly thought that nothing would ever come close to that incredible, life-changing experience…until I met Derek again at his book signing. I feel so blessed to have had the opportunity to attend Derek’s book signing in Ridgewood, NJ on the day of his book release…August 5. And my anticipation leading up to this magnificent day started back in June at the MOVE Live on Tour show.

In June when I attended the matinee show of Derek and Julianne’s MOVE Live on Tour at the Beacon Theatre in NYC on 6/21, I had the wonderful opportunity to speak with Derek’s publicist at the table which was set up to advertise Derek’s book. We talked about his book, and then she informed me that Derek would be going on a book-signing tour in the tri-state area…NY, NJ, and CT…for 3 days in August. Wow! That meant he’d be back in my area in another few weeks!! I knew right then and there that I was definitely planning to attend one of his book signings…I just had to wait and see exactly where Continue reading

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First Small Backstage Glimpse Of Derek Hough In ‘Nashville’ And More

Marabeth, Derek’s sister, was able to hang out with him on the set of “Nashville” yesterday. If you look closely at the pic below, you can even see Derek on screen. And is that fellow cast member, Hayden Panettiere, with him?


And speaking of Hayden, Derek challenged her to an ice bucket challenge. He helped her out too and posted it at his instagram saying she “shortly went into labor” afterwards. lol I can see why. brrrrr Too fun.

ETA: If you’d like to see some screenshots of the instagram below, see the Daily Mail. Thanks to Joyce for the heads up.

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More Information on Derek Hough’s “Noah” on ‘Nashville’

I can’t wait!! According to Michael Ausiello at TV Line:

Question: Nashville Season 3 intel, please and thank you. –Naomi
Ausiello: I’ve got more detail on the circumstances that bring Dancing With the Stars‘ Derek Hough into the Music City scene: The biopic in which his character, Noah West, is involved chronicles the life of Patsy Cline — and one of the women on the ABC drama’s canvas also becomes somehow involved with the film (and with Noah…?).

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Derek Hough To Receive An “Inspiration” 2014 GLSEN Respect Award

Give it up for Derek, Everyone! He’s going to receive an “Inspiration” 2014 GLSEN Respect Award. Read more below and at the link. Thanks to Linz for the heads up as she first heard this news on Good Morning America today.

“We are thrilled to announce the honorees for the 2014 GLSEN Respect Awards – Los Angeles, which has become one of the city’s premier events thanks to a deep commitment from our partners in the entertainment industry to help GLSEN realize our vision of a world where every child learns to respect and accept all people,” said GLSEN Executive Director Eliza Byard. “We are proud to recognize Danny Moder & Julia Roberts, whose inspiring work on HBO’s The Normal Heart has brought renewed attention to an important moment – and an on-going crisis – in LGBT and American history; Robert Greenblatt, who, as the only gay broadcast television chairman, is a role model for LGBT youth; and Derek Hough, who has brought the same grace he displays on Dancing with the Stars to his efforts to fight bullying.


Emmy Award-winning and New York Times Best-Selling author Derek Hough, choreographer and the only-five time dancing champion on the hit ABC series Dancing with the Stars, will receive this year’s Inspiration Award. Not afraid to use his craft to give voice to those less fortunate, Derek’s new book, Taking the Lead: Lessons From a Life in Motion, epitomizes GLSEN’s commitment to storytelling and serves as a testament to the power of a strong work ethic, dedication to one’s craft, and a spirit of perseverance. His bravery in speaking out against bullying through the lens of personal experience has positioned him as an invaluable advocate and ally for youth.

WOO HOO! So deserving! Congrats Derek!

ETA: Below is some GMA coverage when they mention and show Derek. Too awesome! Hopefully Derek will make a showing at the awards on October 17th!

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Derek And Julianne Hough ‘Move Live On Tour’ Flashback

How about a “Move Live on Tour” flashback today? Thanks to Jennifersman for the fun footage of these two dances. Awww, let’s hope they are touring again as soon as possible.

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Derek Hough Takes The Ice Bucket Challenge

Derek takes the plunge… and all for such a great cause!! ADDING: You can see Misty Copeland and Mark Ballas’ challenges below too. I think Derek wins. What do you think?

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New Derek Hough Interview on Taking the Lead and Inspiring Others

At least, I’m pretty sure it’s new. :-) It’s dated today. You can listen to the interview at WCBSFM with Shannon in the Morning – I haven’t yet, but here is an excerpt:

Derek Hough is living the dream of many aspiring dancers, gaining success as one of the most well known dancers on the hit television show “Dancing With The Stars.” You could say that Derek is a hub for knowledge and advice for aspiring dancers, which is very much true.

Derek decided to put his advice and life lessons down in writing with his latest book “Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion.” In the book, he shares personal stories and lessons, hoping to inspire dancers around the world to live their dreams.

“I’m talking just about that, you know, lessons in my life and moments that I learned a lot from – I just wanted to organize those thoughts and put them to paper and then share them,” Derek said. “The essence of the book that I really want to try to capture is ‘what if life isn’t happening to you but it’s happening for you’ and when I reflect and look back at those moments in my life they were very important, very pivotal in my trajectory and where I was going.”

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Derek Hough: The Week in Twitter, August 17, 2014

Wow. Busy week!! Book signings, Emmy reception, off to Florida for Killick Klassic, then back to LA for the Creative Arts Emmys. Tired just thinking about it.

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Video Of Derek Hough And Amy Purdy On The Red Carpet At The 2014 Creative Emmy Awards

So gorgeous. You can see them at the 2:58 mark workin’ it…

ETA: Below is more video coverage. Also, you can view more pictures at Getty Images and in Heidi’s previous posting.

ETA2: You can also view some photos at Just Jared and the Daily Mail (thanks to Cath for this link!).

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