More Pictures of Derek Hough at the Jingle Ball, December 1, 2012

More photos from Zimbio. You know the drill – click the link to see them all.

Derek Hough and Shawn Johnson at the Jingle Ball – Video

Lordy, he’s so cute. And he’s got a point – a little shaking will take you a long way. :-)

Shawn is still adorable… :-)

Miscellaneous Derek Media and Upcoming Events – December 3, 2011

Okay, there are several things floating around the net right now and lots of people have been asking me about all of them, so I figured I better post about all of them.

First – “Derek says he’s signed up for Season 14 of DWTS”.  People, you know how this show works by now. The pros usually don’t know for sure until a few weeks before the show starts.  IF Derek said “he’s signed” then it likely means that he’s signed a contract to do the show for season 14 – this does NOT mean that he will actually do it.  They might not find a partner for him. He might have something else come up – we have no idea what any contract might entail.  That said – he might not have even said that.  This is a print article – unless you hear the words come out of Derek’s mouth, you can’t be sure it’s really true.   Just a week or so ago, he said “probably” in regard to DWTS – that is not a “yes”….it’s a probably.  I believe it’s also what Julianne said after her last season and we know how that turned out. :-)  This article came from the Las Vegas Weekly (or the Sun – both carried it) – and it also says that Derek says he was injured for the first time this season and we know that’s not true, right?  Remember the neck injury?? Please don’t believe everything you read.

Pro champion Derek, who presented Submission of the Year, told me he’s signed on for the next season of “DTWS” that starts in March. He said that he was injured for the first time this season with a dislocated shoulder. “I still feel that,” he admitted. “I now know how the fighters feel. I admire their dedication and discipline — it’s the same as a dancer. There are a lot of similar techniques between the two sports. There’s a lot of dancing in MMA. … I love going to the bouts. I have hopped over to Vegas to watch many of them because my mom has lived here now for 13 years.”

Derek also cleared up my misunderstanding of his years spent here training at Las Vegas Academy. “No, that was Julianne [Hough, his sister]. She was here. I was 10 years in southeast London, but obviously came here many times for family events.” He’s excited about his debut 3D movie “Cobu” that he’s completed filming and will be released in the spring. Like Julianne in “Footloose,” this features him dancing.

Don’t forget to watch Derek on Live with Kelly on Monday!! This article from MTV News says Monday and Tuesday, but it might only be Monday. Hard to say.

With the likes of Neil Patrick Harris and Jerry Seinfeld having already stepped up, many more actors and musicians are now in line to co-host “Live!” according to ABC. On December 5 and 6, “Dancing With the Stars” pro Derek Hough will join Ripa, while singer Josh Groban will fill the spot on December 7, 8 and 9.

Before he goes to audition…I mean co-host with Kelly ;-) Derek is apparently going to the KIIS FM Jingle Ball tonight – heard it on Twitter from @Katie_Krause who is looking for good interview questions for Derek, among others. Remember her – she’s the one who did that great 10 Questions interview with Derek a while back. If you wanna watch a live stream of the carpet, go here —-> Red Carpet Stream

Lastly – I’ve had a few people tell me, with great joy, that Derek is now dating Nicole. While I love Nicole and think they would make an absolutely gorgeous couple, I kinda doubt this one is true. I think that they DO hang out together – Derek did say that of all his partners he had the most in common with Nicole – but I tend to think this is someone’s fantasy or wishful thinking. We will see, but again – please don’t believe everything just because someone on the web says it’s true. Would you believe ME if I said I was dating Derek?? :-)