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Derek Hough: The Week in Twitter, March 23, 2014

We have a virtual potpourri of photos today: Make Your Move, Move, DWTS, Amy, Julianne…. :-D

Here’s a funny vid from the Nike event Derek did eons…I mean, a week ago. ;-)

Who Do You Want Derek and Amy to Switch With? (Poll – Vote NOW)

I resisted doing this for a long as I could. But too many people are asking for one and talking about it so here goes. I have a thing against polls, when you get right down to it. Be warned – whatever the results are, that’s what I tweet on Monday. Unless I suspect funny business, that is. I know certain people are capable of funny business because they’re insecure in their pro, so I forgive you. :-)

Derek Hough and Amy Purdy – DWTS Season 18, Week 1 Screencaps (Part 2)

Amy really is a beautiful woman, isn’t she? And Derek…well, he’s no slouch. ;-)

Derek Hough and Amy Purdy – DWTS Season 18, Week 1 Screencaps (Part 1)

This first batch has a lot of random stuff… Derek/Cheryl, Derek/Witney, Derek/Witney/Cody…the list goes on. :-)

TV Heads Up On Gold Medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White, Details On “My Fair Lady” Costume

Just a little TV Heads Up: Gold medalists Meryl Davis and Charlie White will be ice skating again in The Figure Skating Gala in Sochi where all the medalists will perform. The Gala will take place on Saturday, February 23rd at 12:30 PM ET on NBC Sports Network!! They may show highlights on your NBC local TV station in the primetime broadcast. So, be sure to watch. Thanks to Linz for the heads up!

Also, if interested in knowing more on Meryl and Charlie’s costumes and how former Dancing With The Stars designer, Randall Christensen, was inspired in making them, be sure to read this exclusive interview at PureDWTS. Below is a take on their “My Fair Lady” costume for which Derek choreographed and a sketch of the design….

Can you tell us about how and when this union came to be? What was the designing process like and working with Meryl and Charlie for the Olympics? Was Derek Hough involved in any way with the costume process since he choreographed their Short dance?

MY COMPANY HAS BEEN WORKING WITH MERYL AND CHARLIE FOR SEVERAL YEARS, WHILE I WAS STILL WORKING ON DWTS. THEY APPROACHED US IN 2009/2010 TO MAKE COSTUMES FOR THEM. WHEN I ENDED MY RUN ON DWTS THEY WERE ALREADY ESTABLISHED CLIENTS.

MERYL’S MOTHER CHERYL HAS BEEN A GODSEND AND SUCH A HELP WITH THE DESIGNING PROCESS. SHE (& THEY) SEND US PHOTOS, MAGAZINE PICS AND/OR VIDEOS TO HELP US GET IDEAS OF THINGS THEY’RE CONSIDERING FOR A COSTUME. FOR THIS COMPETITION SEASON WE HAVE ACTUALLY CREATED 3 DIFFERENT PINK COSTUMES FOR MERYL. SHE WORE THE FIRST ONE IN BOSTON, A VERY SIMPLE, CLASSIC COSTUME – SLEEVELESS, WITH LOTS OF CRYSTAL JEWELS ALONG THE NECKLINE AND WAISTLINE. WE CREATED A SECOND (STILL NOT SEEN) PINK COSTUME BASED OFF OF A MAGAZINE “TEAR SHEET” PHOTO. IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL COSTUME JUST ENCRUSTED WITH THOUSANDS OF VARIOUS SIZES AND SHADES OF PINK RHINESTONES.

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THE THIRD PINK COSTUME (AND THE ONE THAT SHE ENDED UP WEARING FOR THE SHORT PROGRAM IN THE OLYMPICS) DEFINITELY HAD A VINTAGE FEEL TO IT, WHICH WAS INTENTIONAL. THEY WERE DANCING TO “I COULD HAVE DANCED ALL NIGHT” FROM “MY FAIR LADY.” I THOUGHT THAT THE COSTUME EMBODIED THE LOOK OF THAT ERA, THE FEELING OF YOUTH AND INNOCENCE THAT THE CHARACTER (IN THE MOVIE) FELT, AS WELL AS THE FEELING OF HOPE AND OPPORTUNITY THAT SHE WAS EXPERIENCING, FEELING BEAUTIFUL FOR THE VERY FIRST TIME. ALL OF THESE EMOTIONS ALSO WERE MIRRORED IN MERYL! I FELT IT WAS A PERFECT BLENDING OF CHARACTER, EMOTIONS AND EMBODIED HOW MERYL WAS FEELING. HER MOTHER SENT A VIDEO CLIP OF AN OLD MOVIE THAT HAD A SIMILAR IDEA. FOR ABOUT A WEEK I STRUGGLED WITH TRYING TO FIGURE OUT HOW TO MAKE THE COSTUME WORK, AND STILL BE YOUTHFUL AND DREAMY. AFTER SEVERAL (FAILED) ATTEMPTS, I STRUCK GOLD (no pun intended) WITH THE CONCEPT THAT WE WENT WITH. I ABSOLUTELY LOVED THE PINK APPLIQUE WORK THAT WE DID, SCULPTING AND SHAPING AREAS OF MERYL’S BODY, AND THE JEWEL/STONE WORK WAS PHENOMENAL! AFTER WE SENT THE COSTUME FOR A FITTING, MERYL ASKED IF WE COULD TAKE OUT ONE OF THE (3) LAYERS OF SILK CHIFFON IN THE SKIRT AND ADD A DARKER PINK, SO THAT THEIR FINAL LIFT WOULD SHOW THE CONTRASTING UNDERSKIRT. AS FATE WOULD HAVE IT, I WAS IN DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES FABRIC SHOPPING WHEN MY ASSISTANT IN PHOENIX CALLED AND TOLD ME, SO I WAS ABLE TO GET THE CONTRAST COLOR SILK RIGHT THEN. AND I MUST SAY, THE CONTRASTING UNDERSKIRT DEFINITELY MADE SUCH AN IMPACT!

Lots more at PureDWTS. Sigh, I don’t think I will ever forget this Olympics. Derek and Randall’s involvement made it that more special, didn’t it?! ~Vogue

Derek Hough on Davis and White and “Let Me In” – TV Versions

First, the Youtube version of the interview I posted earlier today on “Let Me In” and DWTS.

ET – Davis and White

Access Hollywood – Billy Bush asks Davis and White about “The Hougher”

Derek Hough on Entertainment Tonight and GMA Talking Davis and White and “Let Me In” Video

My goodness, so much media today!! First up, yesterday’s Entertainment Tonight has Derek talking about writing “Let Me In” for his movie “Make Your Move”. Sorry about the volume.

Then, on today’s ET, the error they made in yesterdays video is corrected and he talks Davis and White (TV version tomorrow). Thanks to Kaitlyn!

Derek was also discussed on GMA this morning, regarding his assist to Davis and White!

Good Morning America Praises And Interviews Derek Hough On His Choreography For Davis And White

What a wonderful piece and interview with Derek today on Good Morning America. Looks like they interviewed him backstage at Ballroom With A Twist last night? ~Vogue


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Olympians Meryl Davis And Charlie White Talk About Derek Hough In Conference Call

The Ice Network has posted a conference call with Meryl Davis and Charlie White. You can listen for how they felt about their routines before winning a gold medal. They also talk of Derek and working with him at the 10:50 minute mark. They also said they’d do Dancing With The Stars if they were ever asked. Fun interview! Thanks to Elmari for sending!! ~Vogue

ETA: People.com also has a mention on Derek and Dancing With The Stars at this link.

Meryl Davis And Charlie White Win GOLD!!

The title says it all!! Ice dancers MERYL DAVIS AND CHARLIE WHITE have just won a GOLD metal in the 2014 Sochi Olympics! And to think….Dancing With The Stars and Emmy winning DEREK HOUGH helped them to do it by choreographing their Short program. Not only that, they broke a record for highest score ever in Ice Dancing with it! Today Meryl and Charlie’s Free skate today was simply exquisite, passionate, and beautiful as well! Note too that this is the first time in Olympic history an American couple has ever won a Gold Medal for Ice Dancing! They did it, Everyone!!! What a moment!!!

GOOD JOB DEREK! You can add this endeavor with Meryl and Charlie and your talent to choreograph to your many set of accomplishments!!

ETA: People on the results of the Ice Dancing Competition

Five-time Dancing with the Stars champion Derek Hough, who helped choreograph the pair’s My Fair Lady-themed short program for Sochi, got the golden news on his cell phone while stuck in an airport on a bad-weather layover.

“I’ve been rooting for them the whole time. It’s just unbelievable. I’m so happy for them. It couldn’t have happened to two nicer people,” he tells PEOPLE.