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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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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 >

'DWTS' Week 2 Secrets: Songs, Dances, Singers

'DWTS' Week 2 Secrets:
Songs, Dances, Singers

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 >

- 1456 days ago
'Sex Bomb' Explodes on 'Dancing With the Stars'

'Sex Bomb'
Explodes on 'Dancing With the Stars'

TMZ is blowing the lid off of the "Dancing with the Stars" premiere -- 'cause we know EVERY SINGLE THING that's set to go down on the show ... from songs to props and even EXPLOSIONS! BTW --… READ MORE >

- 1464 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 >

- 1690 days ago
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 >

- 1756 days ago
Joanna Krupa Lifts Up Skirt, Flashes Her ...

Joanna Krupa
Lifts Up Skirt, Flashes Her ...

... bruises. Never have we been so grateful to see someone show off one of their "Dancing with the Stars" injuries.Sure beats The Woz and that fractured foot bone. More Krupa Krupa - Lord of the… READ MORE >

- 1791 days ago
Derek H & Shannon E -- Dancing Solo

Derek H & Shannon E -- Dancing Solo

You would think the couple that tweets together, stays together -- but alas, it is not so. Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth posted matching Tweets last night announcing their breakup. The couple… READ MORE >

- 1871 days ago
Ballas and Hough -- Good Looks, Hot Chicks

Ballas and Hough -- Good Looks, Hot Chicks

They may seem like two wholesome guys who sit around on a Friday night playing boardgames -- but "Dancing with the Stars'" Mark Ballas and Derek Hough hit up Bank nightclub in Las Vegas like a… READ MORE >

- 1933 days ago
Julianne Hough Is Chuck-ing Her Brother

Julianne Hough
Is Chuck-ing Her Brother

"Dancing with the Stars" chick Julianne Hough said boyfriend Chuck Wicks is "the same person" as her brother Derek ... with darker hair. Well, she is into country music ... READ MORE >

- 2005 days ago
Hough: Yeah, I Went Toe-to-Toe with Sapp

Hough: Yeah, I Went Toe-to-Toe with Sapp

Derek Hough admitted he and Warren Sapp had a tussle on the set of "DWTS" -- but Derek explained to us how he was able to pull off being a little guy and the bigger man at the same time. See Also… READ MORE >

- 2114 days ago

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