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Derek Hough

Derek Hough ( /ˈhʌf/; born May 17, 1985) is an American dancer, choreographer, musician and actor. A world champion in Latin American Dance, Hough has appeared since September 2007 (seasons 5–11 and seasons 13–14) on the hit U.S. television series Dancing with the Stars, where he is currently a three-time champion (with Brooke Burke, Nicole Scherzinger, and Jennifer Grey), one-time finalist (with Ricki Lake), three-time semi-finalist (with Jennie Garth, Joanna Krupa, and Maria Menounos), and a quarter-finalist (with Lil' Kim). Hough has earned three Creative Arts Primetime Emmy nominations for Outstanding Choreography (2009 and 2010 ) for his work on the show. Prior to joining Dancing with the Stars, Hough starred as Ren in the 2006 original cast production of Footloose: The Musical at the Novelo Theatre in London's West End, as well as on the 2006 U.K. national tour. Hough's West End performance earned him a nomination as The Stuart Phillips London Newcomer of the Year in the Whatsonstage.com Theatregoers' Choice Awards. Hough made his Broadway debut on January 8, 2010, starring with Kym Johnson and Mary Murphy in Burn the Floor for the final four performances of the show's

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I Got Rammed Before the After Party

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Derek Hough -- Shows Off His Smooth & Ripped Moves

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Shows Off His Smooth and Ripped Moves

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- 1899 days ago
Derek Hough -- Lean, Mean Shirtless Dancing Machine

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- 1973 days ago
Derek Hough and Jennifer Grey -- Ballin'

Derek Hough and Jennifer Grey
Ballin'

After knocking off Bristol Palin and Kyle Massey last night, newly crowned "Dancing with the Stars" champs Jennifer Grey and Derek Hough showed off the hardware in New York this morning.… READ MORE >

- 2205 days ago
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Our "Dancing With the Stars" spies are better than ever this week, because we know which special guests are singing, which dances the dancers are dancing, and what songs they've chosen. So,… READ MORE >

- 2263 days ago
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- 2271 days ago
Derek Buff

Derek Buff

"Dancing with the Stars" pro Derek Hough showed off his tight, smooth, tan and hairless moves while running Runyon Canyon in L.A. on Thursday.The ripped 24-year-old will leave you breathless. More… READ MORE >

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Ballas vs. Hough: Who'd You Rather?

Ballas vs. Hough
Who'd You Rather?

"Dancing with the Stars" best buds Mark Ballas and Derek Hough hustled their way to the same event in Hollywood this weekend.Question is ... See Also Housewife vs. Housewife: Who'd You Rather?… READ MORE >

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