I usually post these in the off season for other fans to enjoy – so send them to me if you’ve got them! Today I got two more good ones – great job ladies – to join the one I posted from Elmaril earlier today. First up is one from @livelyhood (Jennifer):
Interested in taking a cruise and see Derek perform? If so, read on. From Market Watch.
Derek Hough, the Emmy® Award-winning dancing professional best known for his role on the hit ABC television show “Dancing with the Stars”, is scheduled to perform on the Jan. 12, 2014, “Dancing with the Stars: At Sea” Champions Cruise on ms Nieuw Amsterdam.
Hough will join fellow professional dancers Tristan MacManus and Kym Johnson and actress Sabrina Bryan, who were previously announced to sail on the Champions Cruise as well as the Jan. 5, 2014, theme cruise departure aboard Nieuw Amsterdam. Both seven-day Caribbean sailings will also now feature singer Joey Fatone, television personality Carson Kressley and professional dancers Sharna Burgess and Emma Slater.
“We are thrilled to have superstar and Emmy® Award-winning dance pro Derek Hough bring his talents to Nieuw Amsterdam’s stage on the ‘Dancing with the Stars: At Sea’ Champions Cruise,” said Richard Meadows, executive vice president of sales, marketing and guest programs for Holland America Line. “This will be an incredibly exciting cruise, with a stellar line-up of dance pros and stars from the hit ABC show, along with the guest dance-off Champions competition featuring winners from previous dance-offs held this year onboard our 15 ships.”
While onboard, the dance pros and celebrities will perform for guests, dazzling the audience with routines from the television series in the ship’s main show lounge. Additional events on the theme cruises include dance lessons with the shipboard professional dancers, a special fashion show featuring the glamorous show costumes, and a chance to meet the dance pros and celebrities, ask questions and take photos with them.
Thanks to @allisgood4ever for finding this little gem of Derek, and all the other dancers and judges seen from the sidelines during the opening dance of the Finale. Thanks to @jcrubiotv of Afterbuzz for taking it and uploading it.
This is a great video made by @Elmaril that showcases the incredible run Derek’s had on DWTS – give it up for her!! Can you believe how young he looked back in season 7?? And how much hotter he is NOW?
Amber Riley has written a new blog at Parade.com. She has some special words to share about this past season of Dancing With The Stars, Derek, and her upcoming plans.
I am definitely going to keep dancing. Dancing is a part of my life now—it’s a new love that I’ve found. It’s a new creative way to express myself and it’s amazing exercise. And, it’s a whole lot of fun, so I’m definitely going to be dancing! Maybe not next week; I’m going to give my knees a rest and chill out for a minute, but I’m definitely going to start back soon.
I’m also going to stay in touch with Derek, for sure. He’s not getting rid of me anytime soon! He tortured me the whole entire season, so now I’m going to torture him with random phone calls and show up to his house and just annoy him! But no, I love Derek.
I really want to thank all my fans for voting for me. I never thought I was going to make it to the end, and I never thought I was going to win. That wasn’t my intention, but all the positive tweets—encouraging me through my knee injury and through being nervous and fearful—kept me going. I want to thank them for being a part of it with me. I started for selfish reasons, but I kept going because of them. I’m so grateful to all my fans!
Right now, I am in the middle of putting a concert together sometime this month, maybe a Christmas concert. I don’t have the complete details, but that’s what I am working on. Stay tuned!
She’s such a sweetheart and lol to Derek “torturing” her. More at Parade.com.
Aww, time to start off Monday right and how about with a gallery of new pictures of Derek??! You can see him arriving at LAX )and with a fun smile on his face) at Contact Music. Have I said…I love him in Fedoras!!
Photo Credit; WENN.com
ETA: There are more pictures at Just Jared as well.
Here is some paparazzi coverage thanks to Elmari….
Hi All!! So, now that Dancing With The Stars Season 17 is over and for fun, Heidi and I would love to get your thoughts on the following questions being you may have changed your mind after Derek and Amber’s winning the season. So, here ya go. Ready? Answer to the best of your ability in comments.
1. Who is your favorite winning celebrity who has been partnered with Derek Hough on Dancing With The Stars: Brooke Burke Charvet, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Grey, Kellie Pickler, or Amber Riley? To make things even more interesting; RANK them in order!!
2. From the five winning Freestyles (partnered with the celebs above), which would be your all time favorite? If you’d like to view them again, see this link. You can rank them too if you like. It’s up to you.
Ok, that is all for now. We will ask you some more questions at a later date. See you in comments! xx