In a new interview with the Huffington Post, Mark Ballas talked about Derek and some of the trouble they’d get into when they were teenagers living in London. This is cute. Read on….
What’s the silliest thing you’ve ever lied about?
When we were living in London, Derek [Hough] and I stole my mom’s car when he was 15 and I was 14. And in England you have to be 17 to drive, and we stole the car. And my mom wasn’t in town so we thought, “We are not getting busted.” But when she got back, she went to the local dance store to buy shoes and the guy who sells the shoes — they’re friends — and he was like, “I didn’t know your boys passed their driving test?” So that night she came home and she was like, “Did you steal the car?” And we were like, “No.” And then Julianne [Hough] did us in, she totally told her what we did. [Laughs]
I can’t imagine what the Hough-Ballas household had to have been like, but, I bet it was fun and full of mischief. lol ~Vogue
The Daily Mail is reporting about the split between Derek and Nina, but, that is not the reason for this post. The reason for this post is that they have new pictures of Derek shopping at the Grove yesterday in Hollywood. If you’d like to see them, visit this link. Shirley Ballas is pictured with him shopping as well.
Also, Amber has written a new blog at Parade.com. This past week’s dance ended being one of her favorites. So far, learning the Samba has been “really hard” for her, but, it sounds like she will power through. More below and at the link. Go Amber!
It was really exciting to act out my story and also dance it out this week. This was actually was one of my favorite numbers to do. I really wanted people to know that everyone you see on TV–or any successful person–had to start somewhere. I wanted people to be able to identify with my story and I think the dance definitely helped push that point.
We are doing the samba next week and so far, it’s really hard! It’s a lot of bouncing and it’s really quick and very energy driven, which I’m excited about because my cardio and my stamina have been getting a lot better. It’s going to be fun to push myself in this dance and see what I can do.
I can’t believe we’re past the halfway mark! Week 6 is coming up and I can’t even imagine going home. But whether I get voted off or even if I win, both are going to be sad because I won’t be doing this every day anymore! I’m really enjoying the company of all the other dancers. This is the experience of a lifetime!
ETA: There is also a mention on Derek in this new Kate Hudson article at the Daily News. She’s currently gracing the cover of Shape Magazine. In the article, kate mentions how she’s been keeping fit and how her heart is with “contemporary jazz”. Below is more…
“[I’ve been doing Pilates for] 15 years!” she said. “It’s the basis of what I do for exercise because it’s dance-oriented – and, as you saw at the shoot, I love to dance. It’s my creative outlet.”
Without skimping on her creativity, the “How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days” actress upped the ante by bringing in a professional to get her groove on with.
“My heart is really in contemporary jazz, but lately I’ve been ballroom dancing with Derek Hough,” she said of the newly single “Dancing with the Stars” pro. “It’s been a real blast.”
Hi again, Everyone! It’s Vogue. I’m filling in for Heidi again as she has caught a bug from her trip in Europe. Please wish her the best as she fights this thing as well as fighting jet lag. If you know what jet lag feels yet, you know she’s suffering especially with catching a cold. Heidi, from us all, lots of love and please get better soon!xx
With that said, here is our new Twitter Round-Up for September 1st. For a time there, we were a little worried there wouldn’t be many pics for this week’s round-up with Derek on hiatus (maybe taking a much needed break a little?) and then getting his new partner ready for Dancing With The Stars, but, there were some sightings as you can see below when Derek was spotted at David Arquette’s new nightclub, Hooray Harry’s, with a fan. Derek also was seen pictured with Shirley Ballas, Sammy Stopford, and Steve Vasco at the Sayers Club last night after the World Dance Championships. Also, and thanks to several fans, Dance Style Magazine, and Make Your Move Fans, below is some Make Your Move 3D artworks and promos. Jennie also sent us a scan of a page from the September issue of OK! Magazine. There are also some scans from Country Weekly talking of Derek and Kellie Pickler’s new video which continues to chop the charts. Some cool gems! Enjoy and thanks to Elmari, Jennie, @LinzeyReed and @Livelyhood for sending. The fans who took some of these pics are credited in the pic titles. Thank you too and if we missed anyone, please let us know.
Shirley was on After Buzz this week and was raving about Derek and Kellie and she talks about what a perfectionist Derek is and about training him. I have not had a chance to watch it, so if you do, leave a comment telling where in the video you can hear about Derek and Kellie – Vogue sent me this (thanks Vogue), and I just haven’t had time to listen.
As I said on twitter, I’m out of town for the holidays, so updating will be a bit sloooow. Derek’s actually gotten busted by the paps in Aspen AND he actually tweeted a picture of himself (rare but welcome!), the two girls and Mark. Derek, we love it when you’re not invisible…cuz we love you. Merry Christmas to all, especially Derek! Here’s a sampling of the last few days in Aspen.
Daily Mail, Zimbio, Socialite Life and a few other sites have a ton of pictures that are all essentially from the same outing, which looks to include Derek, Mark, girlfriends, Shirley, and a friend (or two) of hers. But one site has all those pictures and more – Just Jared. Please click the link to his site to see all the pictures. I’ve put a couple of my favorites below.
Spare me the stuff about “poor Derek doesn’t look happy”- would you be happy if paps were recording your movements? Probably not. I feel guilty posting, but Derek’s fans would never see him if not for sites like Just Jared.
Lots of pictures at the Daily Mail Online – the article is totally lame and filled with inaccuracies – typical of the British rags. Too lazy to do actual research. But the pics are great. I’ve put my favorite below. There are a bunch more with him and Shirley, just click the lame link. Thanks to @allisgood4ever for the heads up.
Awwww…this is just my morning to feel all mushy. Derek and Shirley (Mark’s Mom and Derek’s second mom) and Grandma are at the rehearsal studios. So sweet, this picture. Hit up Contact Music to see all the pictures. Thanks to @CarolynBishop2 for the heads up first thing this morning.
Saw this one at “Julianne Hough Web” – that’s a new website for me. Didn’t know it was out there. Nice. Dig the colors.