Interview with Derek Hough at GLSEN (Video)

He’s so amazingly wonderful. And you all know, I’m not a gusher. :-) But I can’t help it right now. And I’ve only had one glass of wine. ;-) Thanks, Linz, for the evening buzz.

ETA: Here’s another one…

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DWTS Season 19, Week 6 – Derek Hough and Bethany Mota’s Tango Music

Sources say that Bethany and Derek are dancing their Tango to:

“Jealous (I ain’t with it)” by Chromeo

Derek Beth Tango

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Derek Hough talks Bullying, Moving On and Family – People Magazine

I think my ovaries just combusted. :-) Him with babies gets me every time. :-) Great article from People Magazine – click the link to read the whole thing.

“That’s the question: Why me? Why is this happening to me? What have I done?” he said. “It’s not because [of] anything other than the people doing it aren’t happy with themselves. They don’t love who they are. They don’t know who they are.”

Although Hough – who received an inspirational award – has not forgotten his painful past, he said his biggest step was learning to let go.

“I’ve learned that I can’t have control over the outside. ‘I want this person to respect me. I want this person to like me.’ It’s really just loving who you are and being true to who you are,” he said.

“When I was bullied, it was very physical, it was very aggressive, and it was something that, as I got older, I definitely forgave. I think that when you’re forgiving, you’re for giving.”

And now Hough wants to do a little giving of his own – as a father.

Although Hough’s “hectic” year has left little time for dating, the author ofTaking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion said he’s ready to finally shift his focus to starting a family.

“We’ll start with a woman first – a wife!” he said with a laugh, playfully quipping that he’s “pretty eligible.”

“I want kids,” he added. “I’m turning 30 next year, I got to get on this! I want babies.”

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Derek Hough on the GLSEN Red Carpet, Talks Bullying (Video)

Kinda of a silly little video, but it’s nice to hear him speak even a tiny bit.

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E! News Covers Derek Hough’s Inspiration Award

Many thanks to Marc Malkin for the nice coverage of Derek’s award on E! (Click the link to read the whole article).

But then came dance. “It became my safe place, the place where I could grow and flourish and where I could find those answers,” he said.

As fans already know, Hough’s career not only includes DWTS, but he also acts (most recently during a guest spot on Nashville), sings and now even flips houses with his best friend and fellow DWTS pro Mark Ballas.

“I know now the worst thing you can do is suffer in silence,” Hough said, adding, “Often times we allow ourselves to suffer a lot more than we need to by keeping it to ourselves and carrying the burden alone

“Let me tell you right now, you are not alone,” he continued. “Seeking help requires incredible strength and incredible courage. The most powerful weapon you have against bullying is your voice.”

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Derek Hough on the GLSEN Red Carpet (MORE HQ Photos)

Man, he looks amazing. Be sure to click on the “view full size” button on the bottom right side on the screen in the gallery. :-) Worth it. If you want to learn more about GLSEN (and you should) click the link to go to their home page. It’s “Ally Week” – learn how to be one.

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DWTS Season 19, Week 5 – Derek Hough, Sadie Robertson, and Bethany Mota Screencaps (Part II)

Yes, there will be another part…there was just too much goodness this week. Be sure to look at the crowd in one of the Mark/Bethany shots for a familiar, gorgeous face. :-)

Derek Sadie Beth Mark WK5 21 Continue reading

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Derek Hough: “Dancing Was My GLSEN” – More GLSEN Respect Awards Coverage

The celebration continues! Below you can watch Derek on the Red Carpet at the GLSEN Respect Awards at the 1:15 mark. Also, be sure to see Star Watch By Line. They posted a LIVE blog last night including quotes from Derek. The Daily Mail, Zimbio, Contact Music, and Newzcard have pictures and articles on the night. If you visit Shirley Ballas’ facebook, you can view some really sweet pictures of Derek’s two Mom’s. Thanks to Everything Derek for the collage below. Also pictured below is Derek, his Dad Bruce, and Kenny Ortega. What a wonderful night! CONGRATULATIONS DEREK!!

Quotes from Derek Hough
“Let’s create, not destroy. Let’s believe and not doubt.”
“Let’s lead and not follow. Let’s be a force for good”
“I was bullied as a boy; strung up by my ankles & spit on and a gun to my head.”Dancing was my @GLSEN.”

BruceDerekHoughKennyOrtega

DerekHoughGLSENEverythingDerek

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Derek Hough at the GLSEN Respect Awards (HQ Photos)

Wow, he looks amazing. Go to Getty Images to see them all. I’ve embedded a few below.

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Derek Hough In New ABC Dancing With The Stars Season 19 Week 6 Promo

I so wish we could see even more footage with Derek and Peta dancing. On FIRE…

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