New HQ Photos Of Derek Hough At The Anniversary of #aerieREAL

And so the fun in New York City Begins! If you head to Rex Features, you can view some glorious new HQ photos of Derek at the Anniversary of #aerieREAL at the David Barton Gym last night!! He’s pictured with Hannah Bronfman and Jamie Chung and some others. Below are a couple of twitter pics from the event courtesy of @Aerie and @HannahBronfman!! Check out that smile! I especially love this pose!



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Derek Hough In “New York Spring Spectacular” – More Media (incl. Video)

This news is spreading like wildfire. Some are assuming he’s never going back to DWTS, others are assuming that he’ll be back in the fall. I say – assume nothing. This is Derek. I still am hoping for Pippin the movie. #DerekHoughforPippin :-)

Anyway, thought I’d share a sampling of the outlets reporting this news. I’ll add to it later as well.



The Wrap

US Magazine

TV Line

E! News

Get Tickets Now – Updated with Derek’s name! Continue reading

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New York Spring Spectacular Video Promo, Rehearsal Footage, Ticket Info

Too fun! Thanks to Gitte for sending!! See this link for TICKETS to the Previews (March 12-25th) and the Show itself (March 25th to May 3rd).

And here is some rehearsal footage and more…

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Derek Hough To Play Lead In “New York Spring Spectacular”

From People. So exciting! YAY DEREK! Congratulations!! We can’t wait!!

Five-time winner Derek Hough has to bow out of the next installment of the ABC show because he’ll play the male lead in New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall this spring.

Debuting in March, the limited, seven-week engagement will feature Hough as Jack, a man with a special mission who will receive an eternal reward if he’s able to help a man named Bernie keep his position as a New York City tour guide. Bernie’s job is in jeopardy when Jenna (Nashville’s Laura Benanti) reveals her plan to take the tour company “virtual.”


“I am ecstatic that I’ll able to extend my passion for performing to the Great Stage of Radio City Music Hall in New York Spring Spectacular,” Hough said exclusively to PEOPLE. “Performing at Radio City Music Hall in a show that celebrates everything that is beloved about New York City is a dream. I can’t wait to show fans this production … it’s going to be like nothing they’ve seen me in before.”

To read more, see People. Note that previews for Derek’s Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall will begin on March 12, and the show runs through May 3.

ETA: Broadway World has a little more info on the show including TICKET INFORMATION. See this link for more.

ETA2: Also, See this link for TICKETS to the Previews (March 12-25th) and the Show itself (March 25th to May 3rd). Our Calendar (located in the top and side bar) has been updated too for easy referencing when you need it.

Radio City Music Hall on Monday, November 17, 2014. Debuting in March 2015, the New York Spring Spectacular, created by an unprecedented Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning team for Radio City Music Hall, is inspired by the magic of spring – a time when people fall in love – set against a dazzling musical celebration about the energy, places, people, passion and promise that make this city spectacular. The production is being produced jointly by MSG Entertainmentand Weinstein Live Entertainment. This extraordinary show, which has been boldly re-imagined from the originally conceived Heart and Lights, features one of a kind puppetry, state-of-the-art technology and dynamic dance numbers performed by the legendary Rockettes. This all-new show at Radio City Music Hall takes audiences on a whirlwind adventure across New York City while telling an inspiring and hopeful narrative about three New Yorkers who change each other’s lives in unexpectedly wonderful ways. The limited seven-week engagement begins previews Thursday, March 12, 2015, opens on Thursday, March 26 and runs through Sunday, May 3, 2015. For more information

The New York Spring Spectacular is led by Director and Choreographer Warren Carlyle, a Tony and Drama Desk Award winning director and choreographer, including for such popular Broadway productions as The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Christmas Story: The Musical and After Midnight, which he also directed and for which he won both the Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Choreographer. Working by his side are Co-Creative Directors Diane Paulusand and Randy Weiner. Mia Michaels will choreograph the opening number and Laura Benanti will play the lead female role of Jenna, a billionaire and CEO of her own company, who just purchased a NYC tour company that she plans to take virtual.

Preview performances of the New York Spring Spectacular begin March 12, 2015 at Radio City Music Hall®. Opens March 26, 2015 and runs for a limited engagement ending May 3, 2015. Prices range from $46 – $100 for previews and regular box office pricing from $50 – $150, depending on show date and time. Tickets are available online at, by phone via Ticketmaster at 866-858-0007, or at Radio City’s Box Office (50th St. & Avenue of the Americas).

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More HQ Photos of Derek Hough at the Golden Globes After Parties

Just a few more gorgeous ones from last night. :-)

Photo Credit: FayesVision/

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Videos Of Derek Hough At The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globe After Party 2015

It’s just so good to see Derek again, isn’t it?!! You can see glimpses of him in both videos from last night at the 2:25 mark in the first video (thanks Linz!) and right in the beginning in the second video….

ETA: And to see another gallery of pics, see Just Jared Jr.

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Derek Hough Attends 2015 InStyle And Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party – HQ Photos

Wow! Feast your eyes on this gorgeousness! Last night, Derek attended the 2015 InStyle And Warner Bros. 72nd Annual Golden Globe Awards Post-Party at The Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. To see even more photos, see Getty Images. It’s so good to see him again, isn’t it?!! #AwwMoment

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Derek Hough: The Week in Twitter – January 11, 2015

One of the few times that our Week in Twitter is made up almost completely of photos that Derek took himself. How often is that likely to happen?? :-) Well, Derek, if you’re reading – I think your photography is GORGEOUS, but I want to see YOU too. :-D

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Reminder for Derek Hough’s Las Vegas Fans: Diva’s Day Out

This has been on our calendar for so long I could have forgotten about it!! As we reported way back in October (seems like a lifetime ago), Derek will be at Diva’s Day Out in Las Vegas on January 24, 2015 – two weeks from yesterday!

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A Report On Amy Purdy’s Book Signing At Bookends In Ridgewood, NJ – Guest Blog By Cathy

Many of you know Cathy! She’s written a few blogs for us in the past about Derek and Bethany, Derek’s book signing, and the “Move Live On Tour”. Well, recently, Cathy was able to attend Amy Purdy’s book signing for her new book “On My Own Two Feet” in Bookends In Ridgewood, NJ. Cathy tells us all about meeting her, what she was like, what Amy said about Derek, her book, and lots more. Cathy also has some other special stories to tell from what happened that day that you will love hearing about. She also took some fun photos (click on them to see them in a bigger size). Be sure to thank her in comments. And Cathy, from Heidi and myself, THANK YOU for taking us right there with you and all the mentions on Pure Derek Hough too!!! You rock it!

On My Own Two Feet: From Losing My Legs to Learning the Dance of Life
Amy Purdy’s Book Signing at Bookends in Ridgewood, NJ on January 4, 2015 by Cathy


“Amy and Derek, you are two precious gifts who inspire us to stand on our own two feet and to take the lead in life’s journey.”

When I first heard that Amy had written a book about her life story, which would be released on 12/30/14, I was so happy to hear this wonderful news! As much as I was looking forward to reading her inspirational and powerful story, I also very much wanted to meet her, and I was hoping that she would be going on a book signing tour in my area. Well, my wish was about to come true…I was so thrilled to find out that she would be at Bookends in NJ on 1/4/15!! What an absolutely perfect way to start the New Year…meeting and talking with this truly beautiful young lady, who is an incredible source of inspiration and hope. And furthermore, how fitting and awesome it was that her first stop would be at Bookends…the same bookstore where Derek began his book signing tour in August! Since Amy and Derek’s lives, stories, values, and positive messages are all intertwined and connected, it was so meaningful that they would share the same first venue, which continued to keep their special connection with each other alive! Two different lives, yet the same outlook and philosophy on life, the same venue…what a perfect scenario!

Amy’s book signing date of 1/4/15 in NJ fell right in the middle of a winter break when I would be out of town. But no problem…since I was really looking forward to meeting her and returning to the bookstore where Derek had been, I would simply just take some time out of my vacation. I definitely was going to meet her… I just had to rearrange my schedule. Her story is so compelling that meeting her was very important to me. My plan was to drive back to NY from VT on Saturday, 1/3, and then go to Ridgewood, NJ on Sunday for the event. Then came the weather forecast for Saturday…winter weather warning/watch for that whole area in the northeast starting later Saturday afternoon…snow, sleet, and freezing rain. I thought…that’s OK, I’ll leave early enough in the morning so I’ll beat the storm. Well, it didn’t quite work out that way. The storm didn’t come “later” that afternoon, it came much “earlier,” as in “now”…while I was driving down the New York State Thruway! And these were real severe weather conditions which caused accidents galore…I witnessed cars spun out in ditches, others crashed against the guardrail, plus at one point there was a 7-car pile-up. Real dangerous situation. But as I faced these adverse weather conditions and driving became more and more treacherous and a real challenge, I remained determined and focused on my goal…continue carefully and cautiously on my journey to NJ to meet Amy. That’s how much it meant to me to meet her. I made up my mind I was going to make it, and nothing was going to stop me. A 4-1/2 hour drive soon turned into 6-1/2 hours, but I was more than grateful to arrive home safely. How true is the saying…”When there’s a will, there’s a way!”

The very next day, Sunday, 1/4, was like a spring day! There was a drastic change in the weather…for the better! The roads were just wet, and the temperature was going to reach the high 50’s! What a welcomed blessing! Amy’s book signing was scheduled to begin at 1pm, so I arrived in Ridgewood at 11am. I parked in the parking lot behind the bookstore. What memories flooded my mind…Derek leaving from that back door with his whole entourage, with fans screaming and waving to him as he was driven off to his next event! Bookends is a very nice, small, and friendly bookstore. Before I entered the store, I took pictures outside with the various signs and posters advertising Amy’s book signing that day. Continue reading

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