2017 Derek Hough Calendar


2017 is here and we wanted to give you something for the new year. So, we created an amazing 2017 Derek Hough Calendar full of Derek’s pictures. The Calendar is marked with all the important Holidays as well as important Derek dates as his birthday, EMMY & MBT‘s dates. It also includes all the dates and locations for MOVE Beyond. We will sure try to keep the calendar updated with all of Derek’s new upcoming events and projects.

This Calendar is on PC Wallpaper format so you can all use it as your wallpaper if you wish to. You can download it easy by clicking the link: Calendar-2017
From all of us to all of you, HAPPY NEW YEAR. Dream big, be creative, go out for new adventures and make this year greater than the last one! Don’t forget to keep on MOVING

Derek Hough News Team
Eli, Ifigenia, Stacey & Alma

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Welcome to Derek Hough News Instagram Account

Hello everyone! We were thinking about this for a long time now and we decided to finally go on and make our own Instagram account 🙂 Our goal remains the same; keep bringing you all the news around our favorite man!

We hope you’ll join us there as well.. Welcome and thank you for all your support! Means a lot to us! ❤ Click here to follow.

Thank you Marilu Henner & Derek Hough for a great season!


Now that Season 23 is over, we feel more than ready and able to say goodbye to our beloved couple, Marilu and Derek.

We started this season 11 weeks ago with so much excitement and anticipation to be part of Team Hennergy’s journey. From the Jive through the emotional Viennese Waltz, till the Samba and the Jazz, we enjoyed every little moment. Marilu is a magical lady, 100% talent, 100% grace and 200% full of energy or as we all called it this season ‘Hennergy’. Marilu showed everyone that 64 is only a number and if you love something and feel passionate about it, you can do it.

It was so amazing to witness Marilu’s excitement being part of the show. As a huge fan of the show for years, being part of the DWTS family made her so happy and it showed all over her face! Also being a huge fan of Derek, gave us this priceless moment of her discovering that he would be her partner. I am sure we all watched this video over and over again, smiling and thinking deep down: “Yes, I would react the exact same way” 😀


We just want to say THANK YOU Marilu for each and every moment this season, for all the dances, the smiles and the Hennergy. Thank you for showing us the power of determination, for showing us that we can make our dreams come true no matter the age, for showing us the contribution of joy and happiness to our daily course. Marilu, you have such an amazing memory and you remember basically everything. But you can be sure we won’t forget this season, your Hennergy and all the fun moments through out this journey.

The journey might be over but we can say one thing for sure, Marilu, you are now PART of the DWTS family and you will always be! You are fan of the show and we are yours, we love you. We said it in the past and we sure will say it again, it was a pleasure watching you and Derek dancing every week, the power you both brought to this partnership was priceless and we learnt so much from it.

And of course, we can’t end this season without saying a big THANK YOU to our boy Derek, for giving us another season full of his flavor. Thank you for letting us again being part of your passion for the dance, part of your creative imagination. Showing us again how much you love this show and your family, how protective you are spreading love and positivity all around. Making us smile all the time, laugh or cry. We can’t say enough about your magical attitude, how you enter every season open minded ready to take the challenge, ready to create new friendships, new dances, new unforgettable memories.


With all of our love
Derek Hough News Team
Eli, Ifigenia, Stacey & Alma

DANCING WITH THE STARS - "Episode 2309" - The six remaining celebrities will dance two show-stopping dances - one from some of the hottest Broadway musicals, and a second where they are paired up for a "Team-Up Challenge" - as "Showstoppers" night comes to "Dancing with the Stars," live, MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7 (8:00-10:01 p.m. EST), on the ABC Television Network. (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images) MARILU HENNER, DEREK HOUGH

DANCING WITH THE STARS – “Episode 2309”  (Eric McCandless/ABC via Getty Images)

People’s reactions to Derek Hough’s powerful message about bullying

October 2016 marks the 10th anniversary of “Bullying Prevention Month” campaign that was founded in 2006 by PACER’s National Bullying Prevention Center. Derek talked about being bullied as a kid many times, especially after the publication of his book “Taking the Lead: Lessons from a Life in Motion“.

Earlier today, he posted on his Instagram and Facebook account a powerful message encouraging people to follow their dreams no matter what others tell them and to #ShowEm that they can do it.

“Power over others is weakness is disguise”

Below you can see an interview Derek did before he was honored with GLSEN’s Inspiration Award where he talks about bullying and his encouraging post. Be sure to check the picture gallery and the posts with people’s reactions to his powerful message, sharing their personal stories.


  • People’s reactions: There were many reactions to Derek’s post. We are adding below some of them but, be sure to go through the comments on his post…you’ll find some more amazing inspirational stories there…

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Happy Emmy-versary! #TBT to Derek Hough’s first Emmy win!

Happy Emmy-versary Derek Hough - September 22, 2016

Three years ago, on September 22, Derek won his first Emmy Award for his work on Dancing with the Stars and it was one of the best moments of our lives and I am sure all of his fans feel the same as we do! 2013 was the only year that the Outstanding Choreography category was announced on the Primetime Show and Derek went on to receive his award in front of millions of people who were watching live at the moment!

Since then, Derek didn’t stop growing and evolving and giving us more amazing moments through his work. Last year he won his second Emmy – along with Julianne and Tessandra – while this year he earned his 8th nomination. We are sure that more and better things will come and we can’t wait!

We’ll keep it simple and just wish Happy Emmy-versary Derek! 😀
THANK YOU for being such an amazing person! We love you!

Sending love, hugs and strength to Maria Menounos and her mother, Litsa

If you didn’t get this by now, I have to confess that, although we loved and still love all Derek’s DWTS partners, Maria will always have a special place in our hearts. Not only she is an amazing person, a beautiful soul, a stunning lady, but Maria and Derek’s partnership was what drove us to make our twitter account a few years back. Maria is – in a way – our Godmother.
During her season, we got to know her better and such we got to love her more. Her laugh made our weeks so much better, her relentlessness made us proud, her strength inspired us!

In case you did not know, Maria’s mom was diagnosed with brain cancer few days back… 😦 Yesterday…Maria posted a video on her Facebook page and we saw our beautiful and always positive Maria crying…and it really broke our hearts.


Although we sent her our thoughts via our personal accounts, we decided to also make this post and send her once again our infinite love. To tell her that we are keeping her, her mom and her family in our prayers!

I sent you this about 4 years ago and now…I feel like I want to send it again…with love, always! ~ Elara

#itsallaboutlitsa  #standup2cancer

For Maria - with love

For Maria – with love

Μαριά μου καλησπέρα,

ως η Ελληνίδα της ομάδας, αποφάσισα να σου γράψω το δικό μου μήνυμα στα Ελληνικά και πραγματικά ελπίζω να φτάσει σε σένα.
Από τη μέρα που έμαθα ότι η κυρία Λίτσα διαγνώστηκε με όγκο, σας έχω όλους, εσένα και την οικογένειά σου, στις προσευχές μου. Όλα θα πάνε καλά. Μείνε δυνατή! Ξέρω ότι ίσως θα σου ακούγεται κλισέ μιας και όλοι θα σου λένε το ίδιο, αλλά είναι η αλήθεια. Μείνε δυνατή και χαμογελαστή στο πλευρό της, δίνε της δύναμη και όλα θα πάνε καλά. Έχετε την απέραντη αγάπη μας, τη θετική μας σκέψη και τις προσευχές μας μαζί σας συνεχώς! Σας αγαπάμε! ❤ ~ Ιφιγένεια

Meet Marilu Henner, Derek Hough’s partner for Season 23 of DWTS

As every season since we made our site, we continue our tradition of introducing Derek’s partners to his fans with a short biography of them. Below, you can read about Marilu and how amazing she is! We can’t wait to see her rocking the dance floor with Derek!

Our page for Marilu will always be available on the side bar at the “Season 23” section during the show and later on under the “Dancing with the Stars” section on Marilu and Derek’s page. If you want to read our previous pages for Derek’s partners, here they are: Nastia and Bindi.



And Derek’s partner for Season 23 is the one and only Marilu Henner! Most of the old school fans sure know the sparkling “Taxi” star, but for the new and young Dancing with the Stars fans, it’s an amazing opportunity to meet her before the season kicks off.

Kicking with the first interesting fact: Marilu has hyperthymesia or also known as Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory (H-SAM). As of November 2013, only 25 cases have been confirmed in peer-reviewed articles. To put it simple of what H-SAM is, people with the syndrome can remember every day of their life and what they did during each day! Sounds unreal, right? Check her below in one of the many videos out there showing her amazing memory skills while being at Queen Latifah’s show.

Marilu is 64 years old and mother of two, with many occupations: actress, producer, radio host, and author. She was born in Chicago, Illinois, and she best known for her role as Elaine O’Connor Nardo on the 1978’s sitcom “Taxi

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Friends and family wish Julianne Hough a very HAPPY BRITHDAY!

Today is a special day for the Hough family, but also for all the Hough fans: it is Julianne’s birthday. One of the things we love about the Hough family is that no matter how far apart they physically are, they are in spirit always together.

Julianne took a chance, a leap of faith and left the nest to chase her own rainbow. And now, seeing how far this beautiful, talented, young lady went, we can only say that we are glad she spread her wings. And after all, as long as we all are dreaming under the same moon, under the same stars, we remain connected at the heart.
If you are reading this post, then you are a Hough fan and you know what I am saying. In case you don’t … here it is:

This rare recording is from 2008, and the love that defines the relationship between the Hough siblings only grew stronger. All the siblings are together these past few days at Coeur D’Alene, where they are about to celebrate this special day!

We want to wish Jules a very, very HAPPY BIRTHDAY from our team! May you live a blessed life and continue to enchant us with your amazing talent and your beautiful personality and inspire us with your love of life!

Below you can see the family’s and friends’ wishes for Julianne.

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In honor of the World Blood Donor Day – Derek Hough encourages people to donate blood

Hello everyone. Today is the World Blood Donor Day and I wanted to take the opportunity to write a few words about Blood donation. Yesterday, Derek posted a video on his Instagram account (embedded below), talking about the partnership of American Red Cross with Nexcare and encouraging people to become blood donors.

June 14 was chosen as the World Blood Donor Day because that was the day of Karl Landsteiner’s birthday, the man who first distinguished the main blood types back in 1900. In 1937, along with Alexander Wiener, they identified the Rhesus Factor, something that allowed the blood transfusion without endangering the patient′s life.

Donating blood takes only 5 minutes of our time and it’s painless. Many people don’t know how important is to donate blood and how this can save several lives every day. Per Nexcare, every 2 seconds someone needs blood! Can you imagine? So, let’s all try to raise awareness about this and encourage more people to become blood donors! Starting with ourselves! Five minutes can save a life. And don’t forget that…one day, we might be the ones in need for blood…

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Happy Birthday to the amazingly talented Derek Hough!

It’s officially May 17 in Los Angeles and we would all here like to wish a very Happy Birthday to the amazingly talented Derek Hough!!! 🎂🎉🎁

Happy Birthday Derek! I really wish you have an amazing day with family and friends! A simple thank you is not enough for everything you are giving us every day! A great year passed and an even more incredible year is ahead, ‘full of Derek’! l can’t wait to see you in all your upcoming known and unknown endeavors! Love you! Ifigenia

Happy birthday, Derek! Trying to summarize the reasons of why I love you seems like a never ending task! The joy you bring us with every performance, your attitude towards life and work, your kind and beautiful smile, your dorky side…everything you touch turns to gold! And that is because you invest your soul in everything you do and you have a golden soul! This is already an amazing Hough year and I am sure that the best is yet to come! Elara

Happy Birthday Derek!  It has been an absolute joy watching you expand your horizons and find balance in your life over the last year. Thank you for taking us along while you revisit your love of photography and travel. Can’t wait to see all the amazing things coming your way over the next year 🙂 Stacey

Happy Birthday to the man that never fails to surprise me! Almost 10 years ago I joined the “Derek Hough journey” and I’m enjoying the ride since then 🙂 So, it’s an amazing opportunity to say thank you for being such a unique role model to me and so many others around the globe just by being YOU. So happy to see all the new project and milestones in your career, and more than that I’m happy that you share it with all of us. Sooooooo HAPPY BIRTHDAY 🙂 Alma

Thank you to Nina for sharing her video-tribute to Derek with all the fans 🙂