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Derek Hough In Serious Relationship Or Just Another Fling For 'DWTS' Star? [Pics]

4/9/2016 11:34am EDT
Derek Hough In Serious Relationship With Hayley Erbert Or Just A
Derek Hough announced last month that he would be "taking a break" from Dancing with the Stars after winning his sixth season with celebrity partner Bindi Irwin last November. During his time off from the show, Hough is busy gearing up to star in "Singin' in the Rain" on Broadway this fall, but he's also leaving time for dating!

According to ET!, Derek, 30, was spotted in Disneyland on Friday with Hayley Erbert, who is part of the DWTS dance troupe. They looked like a happy couple holding hands and riding the rides at the California theme park. Derek shared some of the fun on his Snapchat ...

'DWTS' Season 22 Cast: Derek Hough Out, But These Celeb & Pros Are Confirmed!

3/2/2016 10:08pm EST
'DWTS' Season 22 Cast: Derek Hough Is Out, But These Celebs And
The Dancing with the Stars Season 22 cast reveal is just a few days away. Fans are anxious to find out which celebs will be competing for the Mirrorball trophy and who their pro-dance partners will be.

One pro who won't be returning to the ballroom when DWTS premieres on March 21 is Derek Hough. In fact, it's a double-no for the Hough siblings, with Derek's sister Julianne leaving her spot at the judges' table for at least one season.

Derek won his sixth season of Dancing with the Stars with his celebrity partner Bindi Irwin last November. According to People, he is "taking a break" from ...

Derek Hough Dishes On Becoming A Judge On 'DWTS' Season 22

2/25/2016 11:44pm EST
Derek Hough Talks About Joining 'DWTS' Season 22 As A Judge: Wil
Derek Hough has won a record six seasons of Dancing with the Stars, most recently winning the Mirrorball trophy with celebrity dancer Bindi Irwin in November. Will he return to the dance floor when Season 22 premieres in March or will he replace his sister, Julianne Hough at the judges' table?

Julianne recently announced that she will not be returning as a judge, telling People that she has "a lot of exciting stuff" coming up. However, she promised it won't be the last time fans see her on the show, prompting rumors that she may return as a pro-dancer on an upcoming season of DWTS.

Len Go...

Sunday TV Guide: Daytona 500, 'Disneyland 60' and UFC Fight Night

2/21/2016 9:10am EST
Sunday TV Guide: Daytona 500, 'Disneyland 60' and UFC Fight Nigh
Sunday's TV highlights are an eclectic bunch of big events. Idina Menzel (pictured), Josh Gad, Derek Hough and Pentatonix are among those participating in the ABC special Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60. The two-hour special is a tribute to the beloved theme park, with plenty of celebrity performances and looks at the "Paint the Night" and "World of Color" shows from its neighboring venue Disney California Adventure.

Disneyland 60 airs from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. on ABC. Here's a sneak peek of recently named The Voice advisor Tori Kelly becoming the latest artist to join Kermit the Fro...

Attention Star Wars And Disney Fans! Mark Your Calendars For The 'Disneyland 60' Special

2/10/2016 11:50pm EST
Derek Hough Hosts 'Disneyland 60': Star-Studded Special Features
ABC will air The Wonderful World of Disney: Disneyland 60 special later this month and it's must-see TV for both Disney and Star Wars fans.

The star-studded special will air on February 21 and pays tribute to the 60th anniversary of Walt Disney's original park. During the two-hour show, actor Harrison Ford will give viewers an exclusive sneak peek at the Star Wars-themed lands that are coming to both Walt Disney World and Disneyland.

Promo - The Wonderful World of Disney #Disneyland60 @priyankachopra By @PriyankaDaily

— Priyanka Chopra FC (@Priyanka0nline) Fe...

Derek Hough And Bindi Irwin Go Wild In Australia - See The Pics!

12/8/2015 7:01am EST
Derek Hough Goes Wild With Bindi Irwin In Australia - See The Pi
Two weeks after winning the DWTS Season 21 Mirrorball Trophy, dance partners Derek Hough and Bindi Irwin were reunited at the famous Australia Zoo in Queensland.

After weeks of grueling practice sessions and amazing performances that resulted in a big win, Derek made a stop in Australia to visit his dance partner at the zoo that is currently owned by her mother, Terri Irwin.

According to Bindi's most recent Instagram post, she was thrilled to welcome Derek to the zoo and made him an official "Wildlife Warrior."

"So happy to get to introduce you to our world here in Australia!," Bindi c...

Derek Hough Heads To Nashville And Avoids 'DWTS' Questions

11/26/2015 4:19pm EST
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Derek Hough won yet another Mirrorball trophy this week on Dancing With The Stars. This was his 6th trophy over 16 seasons. And he has won two Emmys. He is clearly on the top of his game, as he pulled home another win alongside Bindi Irwin. However, he could be ready to leave the show behind. Of course, there are many obligations associated with Dancing With The Stars and he could be ready to move on to something else.

According to a new report, Derek Hough is now hinting that he could be leaving the show behind and not compete on this upcoming season, which has been announced for March 21...

Was Bindi Irwin's Victory Rigged By 'DWTS' Producers?

11/25/2015 11:55am EST
'DWTS' Rigged? Insider Claims Bindi Irwin's Mirror Ball Victory
Is Dancing With the Stars rigged? According to one insider, Bindi Irwin's DWTS Mirror Ball victory was allegedly fixed from the beginning of the show, and producers had one thing in mind -- ratings. Was Hope Solo right after all?

According to a balmy report, DWTS execs put together a master plan that assured certain victory for dancing darling, Bindi Irwin. Although the tabloid has been correct on many occasions with bombshell claims from super-secret sources, this one has some 'splaining to do.

After impressing judges and winning the hearts of fans all season long, 17-year-old Irwin, w...

Who Won The Season 21 'DWTS' Mirrorball Trophy?

11/24/2015 10:30pm EST
Bindi And Derek Win ‘DWTS’ Mirrorball Trophy According To Show’s
Who is the Dancing with the Stars Season 21 winner? Another fantastic season comes to an end tonight and only one of the final three couples will take home the Mirrorball trophy. Bindi and Derek, Nick and Sharna, and Alek and Lindsay all made it to the finale thanks to their efforts on the dance floor and votes from their fans.

UPDATE: The rumors were true! Bindi Irwin is the DWTS Season 21 winner! Nick Carter placed second and Alek Skarlatos took third place in this season's competition.

JUST IN: Bindi Irwin has WON America's Dancing With the Stars. #9News


Is Bindi Irwin's Boyfriend Jealous?

11/17/2015 8:53am EST
Bindi Irwin Derek Hough
Bindi Irwin's boyfriend, professional wakeboarder Chandler Powell, is reportedly feeling threatened by her pro partner Derek Hough.

Hough, a five-time mirrorball winner, has a reputation of romancing his partners, but the 17-year-old Irwin just might be too young for the dance pro.

Reportedly, Powell is jealous of the close bond the two share.

He also dislikes the amount of time Irwin spends with Hough, rehearsing their dance routines for the following week's shows.

The two frequently gush about each other on social media, with Hough remarking of Irwin, "I'm just so proud of her, she's ...

Derek Hough Battled Undisclosed Illness On 'Dancing With The Stars'

11/12/2015 10:25am EST
Bindi Irwin Revealed Dance Partner Derek Hough Battled Undisclos
Bindi Irwin revealed that partner Derek Hough was so ill during week 11 of "Dancing with the Stars" that he couldn't even drive himself home.

According to the wildlife conservationist, Hough was desperately ill.

"He turned ghost-white," Irwin explained to People Magazine.

"All the color washed away from his face, and I could tell he wasn't well," she remarked of her pro partner's experience with strep throat.

"I've had two IVs this week with fluids and vitamins," Hough said after finding out that he and Irwin escaped elimination and were one week closer to the finals of season 21.


Bindi Irwin Won't Leave 'DWTS' Penniless

11/6/2015 11:58am EST
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Rumors that Bindi Irwin won't get paid for her time on Dancing With the Stars created outrage on social media this week. However, it appears that the whole DWTS paycheck issue is just a delay, and the 17-year-old daughter of the late Crocodile Hunter Steve Irwin will soon take home a rather hefty paycheck.

Because Bindi is a minor, U.S. law states that a judge must sign off on her contract with ABC. Both parents or guardians have to waive the legal right to her income, something that her mother, Terri already did. According to the Syndey Morning Herald, the judge has requested proof of Bin...

Who Was Eliminated On 'DWTS' Week 6?

10/19/2015 10:07pm EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Results Week 6: Who Went Home On 'DWTS'
Who was voted off Dancing with the Stars on Week 6? After all nine celebrities had completed their "Famous Dances" routines on Monday night, it was time to say goodbye to one contestant who had the lowest combined scores from Weeks 4 and 5.

Spoilers ahead: Find out who was in jeopardy this week, who got eliminated, and how the eight couples that remain ranked on this week's leaderboard below.

This week's guest judge was Grammy Award winning singer Olivia Newton-John, who brought back great memories of watching Grease and listening to "Summer Nights" back in the 70s. Host Tom Bergeron has ...

Derek And Bindi's 'Dirty Dancing' Routine Is Smoking Hot

10/17/2015 7:59am EDT
Bindi Irwin Channels Her Inner 'Baby' On 'Dancing With The Stars
Will Dancing with the Stars celebrity dancer Bindi Irwin top the leaderboard again this week? The Week 6 theme is "Famous Dances" and all eyes will be on Bindi's Dirty Dancing routine with her pro-partner Derek Hough.

Last week Bindi scored a 37 for her Cha-Cha-Cha with her "Switch Up" partner Val Chmerkovskiy. Combined with her Week 4 score of 28, Bindi enters into Week 6 of the competition with the highest score among her eight competitors.

:D Doesn't feel real I get my dream on Monday for Derek to do Dirty Dancing and with Bindi!!!!!!

— ~Megs Koskibert~ (@...

Derek Hough Had A Baby Koala Named After Him?

10/5/2015 9:09am EDT
Bindi Irwin’s Family Names Baby Koala After 'DWTS' Pro Partner D
Derek Hough has a baby koala bear named after him, enough said.

The "Dancing with the Stars" pro was honored by having a Koala Joey (that's Australian for baby) named after him.

We’ve named one of our koala joeys after @derekhough who has been an amazing mentor to @BindiIrwin on @DancingABC!

— Australia Zoo (@AustraliaZoo) October 4, 2015

The Australia Zoo, the wildlife park and home of the late Steve Irwin's family, which includes "DWTS" contestant Bindi Irwin, her brother Bob and mother Teri, has named a baby koala after Irwin's partner Hough.

Grateful ...

How To Vote For Your Favorite 'DWTS' Season 21 Celebrity Dancers

9/14/2015 5:30pm EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Voting Phone Numbers, Online Voting Ins
Dancing with the Stars returns for its 21st season with 13 celebrities and their pro dance partners competing for the Mirrorball trophy.

What are the voting phone numbers for the Season 21 dancers, when can you vote and how does voting online work? Find a list of the toll-free numbers, instructions on how to vote online, and everything you need to know about voting below.

Voting is a big part of ABC's ballroom dance competition, and fans can vote online, on Facebook or call the voting phone number assigned to their favorite celebrity. Fans votes will be combined with the judges scores eve...

Bindi Irwin Shares Tribute To Her Late Father

9/8/2015 8:47am EDT
Bindi Irwin Posts Touching Tribute To Late Dad Steve Irwin On In
Almost nine years later, the death of her father, Steve Irwin, still affects "Dancing with the Stars" contestant Bindi Irwin.

The 17-year-old took to Instagram on Sunday to post a sweet message about her dad's influence on her life, in a tribute to his life near the anniversary of his death.

The post showed Steve Irwin working with one of his famous crocodiles at the Australia Zoo.

Thinking about home today. Father's Day is today in Australia and everyone is celebrating at Australia Zoo It's such a special time of year, I hope everyone who comes to the zoo today is able to enjoy it wit...

What Does Derek Hough Think Of His Sister's Engagement?

8/31/2015 9:51am EDT
Derek Hough 'Couldn't Be Happier' About Sister Julianne's Engage
Derek Hough likes sister Julianne Hough's fiancé Brooks Laich a lot. In fact, the "Dancing with the Stars" hoofer says of her recent engagement, "I couldn't be happier for her!"

Speaking to People Magazine, Hough stated he was thrilled to hear of the couple's decision to wed. "I knew that it was happening within the first month they were dating," he remarked.

"It was one of those things where it was instant and that smile and glow she's had hasn't dimmed ever since she met [him]. That's a special thing," Hough said of his little sister.

"He's the best," Hough said of Laich. "We went surf...

Is Kate Hudson Back With Her Ex ?

6/4/2015 9:56am EDT
Kate Hudson And Derek Hough Are Reportedly Dating Again
Kate Hudson, who stunned at the Glamour Women of the Year Awards on Tuesday, is reportedly back together with her ex-boyfriend/professional dancer Derek Hough.

The pair hung out at a U2 concert in Inglewood, Calif., on May 26 and have been keeping their rekindled romance on the down low, a source to Us Weekly.

The insider said: "She hugged him and they kept their arms around each other for a while before actually letting go."

On May 29, the couple attended another U2 show at The Forum where they were "inseparable," according to another source. They later partied at The Roxy with "Breakin...

Happy Birthday!

5/17/2015 7:00am EDT
Derek Hough
Happy Birthday to:

Dancing With The Stars pro Derek Hough (1985)

Actor Ryan Ochoa (1996)

Actress Leven Rambin (1990)

Twilight star Nikki Reed (1988)

Actor Tahj Mowry (1986)

YouTube star Jonti (1975)

Irish singer Andrea Corr (1974)

Actor Sendhil Ramamurthy (1974)

Queens of the Stone Age founder Josh Homme (1973)

Actress Sasha Alexander(1973)

NKOTB singer Jordan Knight (1970)

Actor Hill Harper (1966)

Nine Inch Nails singer Trent Reznor (1965)

Actress Paige Turco (1965)

Talk show host Craig Ferguson (1962)

Irish new-age singer Enya (1961)

Actor/comedian Bob Saget (1956)

Big ...

'DWTS' Shockwaves Felt During Semi-Finals -- See Details

5/13/2015 10:48am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Derek And Nastia Sent Home Durin
With just one week left in the competition, Nastia Liukin and five-time mirrorball champion Derek Hough were eliminated after performing extraordinarily well in both their semi-finals routines.

The dancing duo danced alone together for the first time in weeks since Hough's foot injury and were rewarded with a perfect score, but that wasn't enough to keep them in the competition.

Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy

Dance: Viennese Waltz

Score: 38

Rumer Willis and Valentin Chmerkovskiy performed a Viennese Waltz inspired by the hit film "Fifty Shades of Grey" and wowed the judges wi...

'DWTS' Preview: Get Ready For 'My Jam Monday'

3/22/2015 5:02pm EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Season 20 Week 2 Exclusive Preview
It’s "My Jam Monday" this week on “Dancing with the Stars.” Celebrity couples will dance to their favorite jams during week 2 of season 20.

At the end of the night, the first couple will be eliminated from the 10th anniversary competition.

The couples will be dancing to:

Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess: “Homegrown Honey” by Darius Rucker

Robert Herjavec and Kym Johnson: “You Make Me Feel So Young” by Michael Buble

Patti LaBelle and Artem Chigvintsev: “In Da Club” by 50 Cent

Nastia Liukin and Derek Hough: “Thinking Out Loud” by Ed Sheeran

Riker Lynch and Allison Holker: “Sugar” by Ma...

Who Did Great And Who Failed At The 'Dancing With The Stars' Premiere?

3/17/2015 8:58am EDT
'DWTS' Premiere: Rumor Willis 'Performed The Dance Of The Night,
"Dancing with the Stars" started off their 10th anniversary season with a bang. Each celebrity brought to the table a unique take to their particular dance. While some performances were awe-inspiring, others were downright jaw-dropping with lackluster interpretations of now classic dances.

Each couple performed perform a Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Jive, vying for America's final vote.

Noah Galloway and Sharna Burgess

Dance: Cha Cha

Scores: 7, 6, 6, 7 = 26

Noah Galloway has some challenges ahead of him as the first celebrity dancer to dance without an arm or a leg. Still, you would have nev...

'DWTS' SPOILER For Tonight's Season Premiere

3/16/2015 2:49pm EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Season 20: What's In Store For Tonight'
"Dancing with the Stars” is back with an all-new celebrity cast ready to hit the ballroom for the special 10th Anniversary season. The competition begins with the live two-hour season premiere episode that will kick off with a spectacular opening number, featuring the entire celebrity cast.

Each couple will then perform a Cha Cha, Foxtrot or Jive, vying for America’s vote. One couple will be eliminated on Monday, March 23.

Viewers will have access to the "DWTS" rehearsal studio with live streaming videos.

The couples will be performing the following dances.

Noah Galloway partnered with ...

'Dancing With The Stars' Season 20 Shocking Cast Reveal!

2/24/2015 12:08pm EST
Derek Hough
"Dancing With the Stars" announced its season 20 celebrity cast on "Good Morning America," and ended with a shocking reveal for the reality competition's 10-year anniversary.

After stating he would not return to the series due to prior commitments, fan favorite Derek Hough will return to the ballroom floor while simultaneously working on the Radio City Spring Spectacular in New York City.

Hough explained to "GMA" host Robin Roberts that he would train with celebrity partner, gymnast Nastia Liukin in New York, where the five-time Olympic winner is a student at NYU, and the two would commut...

Celebrities That Turn 30 In 2015

1/25/2015 5:01pm EST
Celebrities That Turn 30 In 2015
30 years seems like a long time ago… because it was. In 1985 our world was waist deep in the glories of the 80s. We had hair bands, Care Bears, Swatches, the birth of Super Mario Brothers – what more could you ask for?

Also that year Ronald Reagan was sworn in his second term as President of the United States, the Coca-Cola Company decided we needed a new Coke (which sucked) and Windows 1.0 was released.

1985 marked the big Live Aid world concerts and famous artists got together to sing “We are the World.” Top songs on the airwaves that year included: Like a Virgin- Madonna, Don't You (Fo...

Are Derek Hough & Kate Hudson No Longer An Item?

1/3/2015 8:40am EST
Derek Hough
Professional dancer Derek Hough was photographed hanging out with a mystery woman while on vacation in St. Barts this week. At one point, the pair embraced each other on the beach. The brunette wore blue string bikini bottoms and a leopard-print top, while Hough was casual in shorts and a button-down shirt.

The "Dancing With The Stars" pro was recently linked to actress Kate Hudson, and the pair was spotted kissing in December, just days before she revealed she was splitting with fiance Matt Bellamy.

Hough and Hudson also attended a charity event together in November that was thrown by Hu...

'DWTS' Finale Recap: Who Was Sent Home In Finale Part 1?

11/25/2014 9:01am EST
'Dancing With The Stars' Shocker! Who Was Sent Home In Finale Pa
After 11 weeks of competition, "Dancing with the Stars" hosted the first of its two part finale episodes on Monday. Tonight's dancers began with a judge's choice round, performing a routine that had been previously demonstrated in the season. The judge's wanted to see the celebrities growth as dancers.

The second dance, the freestyle, showcased the couple's strengths. All bets were off with choreography that was exclusively at the discretion of the pros. It was up to the celebs to see how they stood up to the challenge. Bethany Mota was eliminated in a shocker that left the judges shaking...

'Dancing With The Stars': Who Should Win The Mirrorball Trophy?

11/24/2014 2:03pm EST
'DWTS' Two Part Finale Begins Tonight! Who Should Win The Mirror
"Dancing with the Stars" two-part finale airs tonight and the final four are neck-and-neck with viewer votes in the final push to take home the mirrorball. Who will win it all? See our picks!

The contestants will attempt to impress the panel of judges tonight by showing how much they have progressed as dancers and performers. The scores of Bruno Tonioli, Julianne Hough, Len Goodman, and Carrie Ann Inaba will be half of the points needed by the contestants. The rest are through viewer votes.

The remaining couples are Bethany Mota and Derek Hough; Janel Parrish and Valentin Chmerkovskiy; Al...

'DWTS' Semi-Finals: Tommy Chong's Rein As Series Survivor Comes To An End

11/18/2014 8:44am EST
'Dancing With The Stars' Semi-Finals: Tommy Chong's Rein As Seri
The reality dance series hosted "Plugged/Unplugged" night where the semifinalists performed two different dances to the same song. The first round had the couples performing standard versions of their given song. The second round featured a different dance to unplugged covers of the duo's prior songs.

Series survivor Tommy Chong sadly went home this evening. The season is winding down with only 4 couples remaining and the finals next week, where a double elimination will take place before a winner is chosen. The mirrorball is close at hand for the couple who perform the best in the finals...