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Why Derek Hough Won't Appear on Dancing with the Stars This Spring | Derek Hough

Derek Hough: Why He Won't Appear on Dancing with the Stars This Spring

Originally posted 01/13/2015 09:00AM

Dancing with the Stars won't have as much spring in its step when it returns for its 20th anniversary in March.

Five-time winner Derek Hough has to bow out of the next installment of the ABC show because he'll play the male lead in New York Spring Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall this spring.

Debuting in March, the limited, seven-week engagement will feature Hough as Jack, a man with a special mission who will receive an eternal reward if he's able to help a man named Bernie keep his position as a New York City tour guide. Bernie's job is in jeopardy when Jenna (Nashville's Laura Benanti) reveals her plan to take the tour company "virtual."

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Amy Purdy on Her Near-Death Experience: 'I Wanted to Share My Journey' (VIDEO)

Originally posted 12/10/2014 03:00PM

[BRIGHTCOVE "3932983291001" "" "" "auto"] In her upcoming memoir On My Own Two Feet, double amputee and Dancing with the Stars alum Amy Purdy opens up for the first time about her near-death experience in 1999.

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The Hough Family's Thanksgiving Dance Wars Returns with Kate Hudson and More

The Hough Family's Thanksgiving Dance Wars Returns with Kate Hudson, Maria Menounos and More

Originally posted 11/28/2014 11:00AM

The Hough family has created a Thanksgiving tradition that will actually help you burn calories!

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Dancing With the Stars

Derek Hough: Why It's Best to Finish First – or Fourth – on DWTS

Originally posted 11/25/2014 01:00PM

Derek Hough has won Dancing with the Stars a record five times as a pro. But if he's not going to win, he'd rather not even make the finale.

Hough, 29, was paired with YouTube star Bethany Mota this season. And they reached the end of the road Monday, falling just short of the three-team finale despite some brilliant dancing.

But in a way, Hough was okay with that.

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DWTS: Which Couple Didn't Make It to the Finals? | Julianne Hough

Dancing With the Stars

DWTS: Which Couple Didn't Make It to the Finals?

Originally posted 11/17/2014 10:15PM

The final five couples took to the stage for this week's Dancing with the Stars semifinals, and while each duo had impressive performances, one couple had to be sent home. This week Tommy Chong and Peta Murgatroyd took their final bows on the dance floor after performing two dances to different types of music – one plugged and the other unplugged – for this week's theme.

"I've just showed that old stoners can perform when they need to!" joked Chong during his final send-off.

Here's how the couples fared:

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DWTS: Who Got the Boot Before Tommy Chong?

Dancing With the Stars

DWTS: Who Got the Boot Before Tommy Chong?

Originally posted 11/10/2014 10:30PM

Going with great news – rather than just a great performance – is the best way to start off Dancing with the Stars. To that end, Monday's installment killed it with the bulletin that oldie but goodie Tommy Chong made it for another week!

But Chong getting to stay meant that a (high-scoring) celebrity had to go. So it was a surprise when Lea Thompson – who looked stunning while performing some of her best dances – was named as the next hoofer to leave the ballroom.

"I just feel really great. I feel strong and I'm anxious to get back to my day job on Switched at Birth," Thompson said. "I love this man [Artem Chigvintsev] and he's a new pro and I think he did a great job with me."

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DWTS: Who Was Finally Eliminated on Monday's Show?

Dancing With the Stars

DWTS: Who Was Finally Eliminated on Monday's Show?

Originally posted 11/03/2014 10:30PM

It was a Dynamic Duos theme under the mirror ball on Dancing with the Stars Monday but the night's Tarzan – better known as Michael Waltrip – couldn’t swing enough votes to keep him and his Jane inside the fringe jungle.

The racecar driver became the latest celebrity to leave the ABC show.

"It was a chance to do something that was more emotional than it was physical, to get to experience the wonderful cast, to get to know Emma's heart and who she is as a person," Waltrip told host Tom Bergeron. "I'm happy I got to be here and sad I have to go."

"I'm so emotional," added his pro Emma Slater. "He's made me a better person. You meet these people and he has a big heart. I'll be a better person for the rest of my life."

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Spoiler! Whose Waltz Lost Him a Chance for the Mirror Ball Trophy?

Dancing With the Stars

Whose Waltz Scared the Judges and Lost Him a Chance for the Mirror Ball Trophy?

Originally posted 10/27/2014 10:40PM

How's this for scary: Judge Len Goodman started the night in a casket!

It was an appropriate opening because the returning judge had to help sound the death knell for Antonio Sabato Jr.

No matter how many times the soap star went shirtless under the mirror ball this season, he and partner Cheryl Burke just couldn't keep the judges, or viewers, happy.

"I danced with one of the best in the world," Sabato Jr. said. "It's all about the fans and that's why I am here."

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Matthew Morrison Gets Married, Zac Efron Turns 27 & More Weekend News

What You Missed Over The Weekend

Matthew Morrison Gets Married, Zac Efron Turns 27 & More Weekend News

Originally posted 10/19/2014 08:00PM

Stars celebrated good times this weekend, from two weddings and a birthday to one celeb being honored for how far he's come. Here's the news you might have missed:

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Derek Hough on Childhood Bullying: I Was 'Tied Up, Left in Fields'

Derek Hough on Childhood Bullying: I Was 'Tied Up, Left in Fields'

Originally posted 10/18/2014 01:15PM

On Dancing with the Stars, Derek Hough is popular and in command.

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