01:16 PM EDT 03/19/2015
Originally posted 10/15/2011 12:00AM
Kenny Wormald is having the last laugh.
Once bullied for being a male dancer, the Footloose actor, 27, shows off his fancy footwork in one of the most anticipated movies of the season and recently performed a seductive number in front of millions on Dancing with the Stars with Julianne Hough.
"I used to get made fun of ... especially growing up in Boston," Wormald told Celebuzz. "Kids are terrible, they don't realize how heavy words can be."
Years later, his haters now kiss up to him.
Originally posted 10/14/2011 03:50PM
There's no denying that Julianne Hough and her Footloose costar Kenny Wormald have chemistry.
But the dancing duo are nothing more than friends.
During the same week that they partied together in N.Y.C. and participated in a touchy-feely performance on Dancing with the Stars, reports surfaced that the talented twosome also made out.
"It's all completely untrue," Hough's publicist tells PEOPLE of the rumors.
Originally posted 10/14/2011 06:00AM
With Footloose due to debut in theaters Friday, Julianne Hough and her costar Kenny Wormald enjoyed dinner along with members of their publicity team at David Burke Kitchen inside The James Hotel In New York. Hough opted for a healthy meal of lobster salad and prawns. Next, they headed to a party at Catch's rooftop bar after their movie's Cinema Society-hosted Big Apple premiere. Inside the Svedka-sponsored bash, the costars made sure to get loose on the dancefloor, dancing to tunes from the soundtrack. And when the title track was played, an onlooker tells PEOPLE: "[They] jumped up from their VIP table with friends to demonstrate their sexy moves." – Jennifer Garcia
Top 5 Most Voted Stories
Medical Examiner Confirms YouTube Star Caleb Logan Bratayley Died of Undetected Heart Condition
Murderer Depicted in Movie True Story Tells PEOPLE: 'I Don't Feel I Can Be Redeemed'
Why Cleveland Kidnapping Survivors Amanda Berry and Gina DeJesus Don't Speak with Fellow Victim Michelle Knight
Jackie Evancho, Now 14, Premieres Video for Phantom's 'Think of Me'
Kardashian Pals Malika and Khadijah Haqq: We're Voting for Kanye West for President!
Top 10 News Categories
The most buzzed about stars this minute!
Treat Yourself! 4 Preview Issues
More On PEOPLE.com
Got a News Tip?
Send it to our People.com editors!