Now the stories are starting to come full circle.
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We're going to miss his sexy dance moves!
The 30-year-old joined the reality TV series full-time during its fifth season, and has competed every year since. He has won a total of six times, including last year's victory with Bindi Irwin.
The Utah-native is most likely skipping this year's festivities because he has been cast in the Broadway production of Singin' In the Rain. The musical will open next January.
Hough isn't the only member of his family to ditch DWTS. Sister Julianne Hough will not be returning as a judge.
Hopefully we will see you soon Derek!
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This better be so she can do more live musical adaptations!
On Wednesday, we learned that Julianne Hough will not be returning to judge Dancing with the Stars next season! The blonde beauty had been serving on the panel for the past three seasons, but now it seems she's ready for a break.
The 27-year-old told People:
"I will miss being on the panel for Season 22, but have a lot of exciting stuff coming that I look forward to sharing. The pro dancers, producers and crew at DWTS will always be my family."
But producer Rob Wade says this goodbye might not be a permanent one, explaining:
Julianne Hough AND a puppy? This is too much.
The cuteness is off the charts on the March issue of Redbook magazine thanks to its cover stars. It's like the editors are manipulating us!
Well, it's working.
The Grease: Live! star and her canine companion are like a ray of sunshine, especially with Julianne wearing such a radiant smile and bright pink dress.
The dancer and actress also talks life with her fiancé Brooks Laich, and how she's okay with him being the "man" in the relationship:
"Because of the nature of my career, it's very easy for me to call the shots and 'be the man.' So it's very nice to feel like a strong woman and still have my man be my leading man."
The 27-year-old looks back on life in her early twenties and addresses how much she's changed:
On Tuesday night, Miz Dobrev was the hostess with the mostess as she cooked up a feast for several pals (including Hough) before a special viewing of the musical.
She took to Instagram to describe the fun-filled night:
"Cooking for my #PinkLadiestonight. On the Menu this evening I have: Spicy Orange Chicken Wings / Steak Tacos with Mole Verde and a special screening of#GreaseLive ! Thank you @juleshough for my incredibly amazing soft silky Pink Ladies jacket ! I definitely feel like I'm part of the Grease squad 💁🏻 … So incredibly happy to be a (micro) part of this (HUGE) special experience of yours. Even if it's just by wearing a jacket. Haha #TeamSandy for life! 💕😘 you Jules ! Special thanks to my sous chef's@morganbeau and @juleshough and of course to @riawnacapri for being the best dish cleaner a girlfriend could ever ask for.#YouGotThisGirl"
Ha! LOVES it!!
Sounds like she might be fangirling just a little bit… but we can't blame her!
Jules took to her page with the same photo penning:
"Love when my girls#someofmyotherpinkladies Come over for a girls night to cook and watch #GreaseLive it's not over yet…. :)"
If we were her, we'd watch it on repeat too!
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Talk about a small world!
As we previously reported, a decent amount of Hollywood's A-listers made it out to San Francisco over the weekend to celebrate the Super Bowl. So we shouldn't be so surprised that Kate Hudson ran into not one, but TWO of her former flames!
An insider revealed that the Scream Queens actor made his way over to the Kung Fu Panda 3 star around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday. The eyewitness noted:
While both beauties looked like goddesses in winter white, we have to know…
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We've been waiting 21 years for this career comeback!
Not only has the ABC reality TV show made stars of its own in the forms of Julianne Hough, Karina Smirnoff, and Derek Hough, to name a few, but it's been pretty major in bringing stars like Joey Fatone and Alfonso Ribeiro back into the public consciousness.
Well, if there's ever been a person we hope the DWTS magic works on it's Jodie Sweetin — and she reportedly just signed on as the first contestant for the show's upcoming 22nd season!
We've seen Stephanie Tanner shake what her daddy and uncles gave her plenty, so we have full faith that she'll be walking away with the Mirrorball Trophy this season.
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