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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 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

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 >

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 >

- 2365 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 >

- 2436 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 >

- 2545 days ago
David vs. Goliath on "DWTS" Set

David vs. Goliath on "DWTS" Set

There was an explosion of anger a few days ago on the "Dancing with the Stars" set.Our sources say it all went down when the remaining professionals and celebs were rehearsing for the group dance… READ MORE >

- 2558 days ago
Shannon Elizabeth's Murderous Pooch

Shannon Elizabeth's
Murderous Pooch

Shannon Elizabeth is harboring a killer! Well, not exactly. But her dog did kill a poor defenseless puppy.Try to follow this one. Derek Hough's mom blogged that one of Shannon's four dogs killed… READ MORE >

- 2598 days ago
"Dancing" Stars Tango with Burglar

'Dancing' Stars
Tango with Burglar

Two of the dancing dudes from "Dancing with the Stars" are fuming mad after they say they got robbed at an Outback Steakhouse just minutes ago! According to people close to the situation, some… READ MORE >

- 2659 days ago
"Dancing" Party Popped by Police

'Dancing' Party
Popped by Police

Every lapdance Sting takes. Every move Shannon Elizabeth makes.If you're at danceboy Derek Hough's b-day party at The Bank at the Bellagio in Vegas, we'll be watchin' you. See Also Derek Hough:… READ MORE >

- 2742 days ago
"DWTS" Couple Alert ... Maybe

"DWTS" Couple Alert ... Maybe

A TMZ fan snapped this photo of Derek Hough and Shannon Elizabeth in the streets of New York today. READ MORE >

- 2766 days ago
"Dancing" Conspiracy to Eliminate Elizabeth?

'Dancing' Conspiracy
to Eliminate Elizabeth?

Shannon Elizabeth doesn't think it was her fans or the judges that got her booted off -- but instead blamed her ousting on a "bigger force." And we know what it might be.We're told the support… READ MORE >

- 2766 days ago

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