Derek Hough Snapchats His Crazy Workout(s) – October 14, 2016

This boy is a bit crazy. In a good way. As for that last video, I don’t know that it’s discomfort that I’m feeling. 😉

Here’s his snap of working out from yesterday – been too busy to touch it before now.

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Derek Hough and Marilu Henner – DWTS Season 23, Week 5 Screencaps (Part 3)

Our third and final part for the weeks screencaps…and now I would like to rave about Derek’s pants. 😉 If you missed Part 1 and Part 2, be sure to check them out.

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DWTS Season 23, Week 5 – Derek Hough and Marilu Henner Screencaps (Part 2)

Lots of pretty pictures!!  If you missed part 1, be sure to check it out.  And how much do I love Marilu’s dress? Very muchly. 🙂

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Neil Meron Talks Derek Hough at the “Hairspray Live” Press Conference

You saw the article earlier where Vogue wrote about the Hairspray Live press conference and how they talked about the Corny Collins part of the show? Well, BWW didn’t mention Derek, but Neil actually DID mention him briefly, according to an article by Click the link to read the whole thing.

As for how Derek Hough is fitting into his role as Corny Collins, the musical’s EPs say that “what you see, is what you get.”

“[He is] someone who is one of the best dancers in the world, charming, talented, always there,” Meron raved before expressing his excitement over Harvey Fierstein’s reprisal of his Broadway role as Edna Turnblad.

ETA: Dee found this and sent it to me…we had heard about them auditioning for more dancers in California but I don’t think we posted about it…cuz we only care about Derek. 😉 But this is a fun little instagram…none of the video is new, as far as I can tell.

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Derek Hough Writes On Dancing With The Stars Week 5, Previews Week 6

Derek has written his new blog at TV Guide. Let’s just say….thank goodness producers let him have the song he wanted for Marilu as it helped her to have a break through. He writes of their new dance “the “Chalsa” too. Yes, I said “Chalsa”. Read on to see why….

The funny thing is, I found the song we danced to, “Surprise Yourself” by Jack Garratt, and the producers wanted to use a different song. I asked why and they were like, “No one knows it.” But I stood my ground. It was the perfect song for Marilu and the dance. Plus, even if the song is not well known, people might search for it afterward and make it well known. It only helps everyone. We got so many messages afterward asking us what the song was. It was the same thing with my freestyle with Kellie Pickler — no one knew that song either, but everyone asked afterward about it.

After having that breakthrough, I think it kind of takes the pressure off of us. I know it does for me personally. I feel like a broken record, but I really just wanted her to experience that joy. I think Marilu is no longer scared of disappointing me! All jokes aside, we talked about it. I said I understand and I said, “This is your experience. This is your journey. I’m here to help. I’m here to serve. This is yours. I want you to own it.” I think she gets it now and we’re good. I don’t want her to be scared of me! I am probably the least scary person in the world!

I’m going to try to take the same approach this week and let her feel out the dance again. But it’s a harder with the cha-cha because there’s more visible technique with the dance that you can see. This is one of the first dances where her legs will be exposed. So we’re working on refining her legs. From a technical aspect, I want her to work on the spotting, the settling of the weight on the floor, the hip action, the turns and making sure she keeps it small. But as an overall dance, I want to try to find moments where she can enjoy it and focus on the technique of the dance without over-thinking it.

We had a little song drama this week too. There was some miscommunication and we thought we had a salsa because our song is so salsa-like. So for all of Tuesday, we were prepping a salsa, and then they were like, “No, you have a cha-cha.” We’re calling it a “chalsa.” The song is so salsa that I feel like I have to incorporate some salsa moves into it. Plus, it’s Latin Week, so we want to make it fun and vibrant.

Go for it, Derek and Marilu. You’ve got this! To read Derek’s full blog, see TV Guide.

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Executive Producers Craig Zadan And Neil Meron Hold Live Conference With “Hairspray Live” Teasers

This Broadway World article doesn’t mention Derek. However, it mentions one of Derek’s scenes for the “The Corny Collin’s Show” and how the audience is participating. Exciting. Here is a take. Be sure to read the link for the whole thing. Playbill also has a report out that is similar.

Today, BWW participated in a live conference call with HAIRSPRAY LIVE! executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, who answered questions on the development of the highly anticipated live broadcast, the latest on the cast and crew, and the start of rehearsals on the Universal lot in California. Check out the juicy, new updates we learned below!

Discussing the role of the live audience (which was announced back in April), Meron explained that audience members will be participating in two ways – within the story itself, as members of the fictional ‘Corny Collins Show’, and as general audience members, who will have the opportunity to observe and react as the show unfolds on live TV.

In addition, the exec revealed that a web site will soon be set up whereby fans who are interested in participating in the live audience may sign up for a chance to be selected.

In addition, the creative team announced that Universal’s iconic “Back to the Future” Clock Tower movie set will be used as the backdrop for the city of Baltimore.

Zadan explained that while the broadcast will not feature any original music, fans will be hearing songs that were specifically written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman for the 2007 film adaptation of the musical. In addition, every song from the Broadway show will be included.

Meron shared there is a “strong possibility” that viewers will see a cameo appearance (s) from actresses who have previously portrayed the iconic role of Tracy Turnblad.

Asked about an update for the previously announced revival of THE WIZ!, Neil Meron shared that the goal is still to get it back on Broadway as soon as possible, but there is currently “a log jam for available theaters,” and the show is now “waiting on the runway” for a theater to open up. They added that they would “love to have as many cast members from THE WIZ LIVE! who would want to do it.” As of now, there haven’t been any discussions or plans for a HAIRSPRAY revival on Broadway.

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Holiday Issue of LAPALME to Feature Derek Hough (Photo)

And Merry Christmas to me. 😉 And look, two blonde Derek’s dancing…and fiiiive golden rings…how much do I love that hair? 🙂 Anyway, be on the lookout!

ETA: Here are few more teasers on this shoot. A “cool Cat” indeed. ~Vogue

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And Derek Hough And Marilu Henner’s Dance And Song For DWTS Week 6 is….

…..a Cha Ca to “Echa Pa’lante” by Thalia! Oh, this is going to be so good. Go get em, Derek and Marilu!!

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Access Hollywood Full Interview With Derek Hough And Marilu Henner, Teasers For Week 6

Here is more of the Access Hollywood interview with Derek and Marilu after the show Monday night. They talk on their most memorable year dance. They also give some hints for their next dance. Get ready for some hip shakin’…

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More Fun with Derek Hough and Friends For Hayley Erbert’s Birthday

Here’s a little instagram of the snapchats from Derek and Hayley last night. At least, I think I got all of them….

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Happy birthday @hayley.erbert! Enjoy your giant fork!!!! ???? #22

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Bad Emma!! ???????????????? #derekhough #emmaslater #snapchat

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