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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Good Luck to Derek Hough and the whole cast & crew of Hairspray Live!

We are less than 3 hours away from the big event! I am SO excited that we finally get to watch Hairspray Live! on our screens! We are just gonna keep it simple and wish all the best of luck to the whole cast and to enjoy every minute of it! We are sure that it will over before you even know it and you will want to do it all over again! 🙂

So…good luck to our own boy Derek as well as Harvey, Martin, Jennifer, Kristin, Dove, Garrett, Ephraim, Shahadi and everyone in front and behind the scenes! And thank you for bringing to us this amazing event!

A special good luck to Maddie since this is her first appearance every on TV and as professional actress in general. You are gonna kill it! You are the perfect Tracy! ❤

Good Luck - Hairspray Live

Good Luck Cast and Crew of Hairspray Live!

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)

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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A small tribute to Derek & Julianne’s grandfather; Granpa Hough

Today Derek, Julianne and the whole Hough family lost one of their beloved members; Granpa Hough, as they are all used to call him. Heaven really gained one more angel today. Our love, thoughts and prayers are with the Hough family and may he rest in peace.
Derek and Julianne said goodbye with lovely messages on their Instagram accounts and Jules also posted a video from their last summer vacations at The Lake House. That’s how they want to remember him and that’s how we all remember him via their posts… A small tribute to this man with few pictures and videos is the least we can do and wish to those who are left behind to be strong and live on to remember him.

Heaven received another angel today. Many years ago this man purchased a little place on a lake that has now become one of the most special places for my family. The memories created there and that will continue to be created all started from this beautiful man taking a leap of faith. It brought our families together, and reminds us what is truly important. Family. His beliefs and constant faith was inspiring. I’ll never forget playing basketball with him, teaching me the hook shot. Or finding my baseball in the rain gutter 10 years after I lost it. Taught me how to play ping pong and only a couple of months ago still could beat me. Introducing me to the Everly Brothers. Every one new “Bubble head Bob” in town. He was greatly admired and respected. Not just for what he did for the community but for the person he was. He has built a beautiful legacy that will live on forever and I am beyong grateful and proud to be his grandson. #family #granpahough #legacy” ~ Derek Hough ~

There was never any doubt how much you loved your family grandpa! You exuded love and light!! You taught me how to fish off the dock, you flipped me over your knees, you were there driving the boat when I learned how to ski, you let me beat you-sometimes- at ping pong, but my favorite was when we danced! Your soft wrinkled skin when you kissed and hugged me is the warmest and safest place I know. I know grandma nearly killed you when you took a leap of faith and bought the lake place back in the day even when you probably couldn’t afford it, but you created a legacy for generations of your family and forever changed all of our lives! The foundation of our family is you. Your spirit, your love, your compassion, your talent, your kindness, your dance moves, your charm, your stubbornness, and again your love is all so undeniable! I miss you already, but the memories are beyond anything I could’ve dreamed to have! You are a wonderful man grandpa and I love you to the moon and back! I’ll see you again papa! #familiesareforever” ~ Julianne Hough ~

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In honor of Derek Hough starring in “Singing in the Rain” – Video Timeline throughout the years

I am sure that if anyone would have told that 4 year old boy you can see in the video below that in his 30s he would be the male lead in “Singing in the Rain” on Broadway, he would not have believed it….or maybe he would have. Who knows? The sure thing is that, this little boy, while growing up, was dreaming that his performance back then would become something much more and he would be able to perform the specific number on a bigger stage! And when you dream big, things happen!

We’ve heard Derek many times saying how much he admires Gene Kelly! And we’ve seen him many times singing and dancing to “Singing in the Rain”. Either as an “official” performance on Dancing with the Stars or on NY Spring Spectacular, either as an impromptu dance with Maria outside the DWTS Studios during a rainy day.

For the last few years, there were plenty of rumors that Derek will star on the show…but nothing official till now! Personally, I was following the rumors, but was waiting for something official. And my instinct “told me” that this would happen after I saw Patricia Kelly visiting Derek at the DWTS studios and telling him those amazing things! I didn’t know when it would happen, but I knew that it was just a matter of time. Patience is a virtue! 🙂 And finally, the moment has come! On February 27th, it was officially announced that Derek will be on the Broadway production of the musical!

Break a leg Derek! You so deserve this and I am sure that you will be amazing! You were born for this part and….I really wish I will be able to fly to NY to see you on stage! Love you!

Elara here subscribing to all that Ifigenia had written and adding: And be sure, Derek, every time you will perform those magical numbers on Broadway.. someone up there will be smiling down on you! Love you, D!

Merry Christmas from the Derek Hough News Team!

The Derek Hough News Team – Elara, Ifigenia, Stacey and Alma – wants to wish you all a very “Merry Christmas” and to say thank you for all your support, help and friendship!

Merry Christmas, everyone! Craciun fericit! Καλά Χριστούγεννα! Frohe Weihnachten! Joyeux Noël! Feliz Navidad! Buon Natale!

Merry Christmas, everyone!

Merry Christmas, everyone!