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Derek Hough, Val Chmerkovskiy & More Head to 'DWTS' Pro Practice

Derek Hough, Val Chmerkovskiy & More Head to 'DWTS' Pro Practice

Derek Hough shows off his muscles as he heads out of practice with his fellow Dancing With The Stars pros in Los Angeles over the weekend.

The 29-year-old dancer was joined by Mark Ballas, Val Chmerkovskiy, Witney Carson, Sharna Burgess, Peta Murgatroyd and new pros Allison Holker and Keoikantse “Keo” Motsepe.

“My toughest critic and judge is actually gonna be a judge on DWTS. Uh oh!!! Congrats Jules !! Gonna be a fun and interesting season,” Derek tweeted last week after sister Julianne was announced as the newest judge for the competition program.

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Siblings Julianne & Derek Hough Dance Their Way To Emmys 2014

Siblings Julianne & Derek Hough Dance Their Way To Emmys 2014

Julianne Hough joins older brother Derek at the 2014 Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on Monday (August 25) in Los Angeles.

The 25- and 29-year-old Dancing With the Stars siblings suited and dolled up for the annual event.

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Julianne wore a stunning DSquared dress with Chopard jewelry, Casadei heels and a Swarovski clutch.

Make sure to tune in for the 2014 Emmy Awards, hosted by Seth Meyers, airing TONIGHT at 8PM ET/PT on NBC!

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Derek Hough Takes On Two Emmys 2014 Parties With Amy Purdy

Derek Hough Takes On Two Emmys 2014 Parties With Amy Purdy

Derek Hough hangs out with best friend and fellow dancer Mark Ballas inside the 2014 OK! TV Awards Party held at Riviera 31 of the Sofitel Hotel on Thursday night (August 21) in Los Angeles.

The 29-year-old pro dancer/actor was also joined by dancers Lindsay Arnold and Witney Carson and former Dancing With The Stars partner Amy Purdy.

“So happy to be watching @markballas tonight at the Sofitel amazing.. #missincredible,” Amy tweeted from inside the bash.

Later on, Derek hoped on over to Audi’s Celebration of Emmys Week 2014 at Cecconi’s Restaurant.

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Jake T. Austin & Derek Hough Go Shirtless for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Watch Now!

Jake T. Austin & Derek Hough Go Shirtless for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge - Watch Now!

Jake T. Austin and Derek Hough show off their amazing abs while dumping ice water on their heads for a good cause!

“I was nominated to complete the ALS Association’s ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE!!! Also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, thousands are diagnosed with ALS each year. It occurs throughout the world with no racial, ethnic or socioeconomic boundaries. #JTA,” Jake wrote.

Also recently completing the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge are Miles Teller, Emily Osment, figure skaters Ashley Wagner and Adam Rippon, Chord Overstreet, The Bling Ring‘s Israel Broussard, Awkward‘s Brett Davern, Keke Palmer, Amber Montana, and Torrey DeVitto.

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Derek Hough & Amy Purdy Reunite For Creative Arts Emmys 2014

Derek Hough & Amy Purdy Reunite For Creative Arts Emmys 2014

Derek Hough meets up with his Dancing With The Stars partner Amy Purdy on the red carpet for the 2014 Creative Arts Emmy Awards held at the Nokia Theatre L.A. Live in Los Angeles on Saturday afternoon (August 16).

The former DWTS team, who placed second during the most recent season, were also joined at the event by Degrassi actress Ana Golja.

“I was so honored last night to attend the Creative Arts Emmy Awards and support @derekhough and the #DWTS nominations! Congrats to everyone!” Amy tweeted the day after.

FYI: Amy wore an Olcay Gulsen dress. Ana wore a VAWK dress, Nina Spade jewelry and Valentino shoes.

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Derek Hough Joins 'Nashville' in Recurring Role!

Derek Hough Joins 'Nashville' in Recurring Role!

Derek Hough is hanging up his dancing shoes for a hot second.

According to Deadline, the 29-year-old actor and pro dancer has landed a role on ABC’s Nashville, in a multi-episode arc in the upcoming third season.

Derek will play Noah West, a “a beguiling and disarming movie star who will cross paths with the players of Nashville’s music realm for the first time when he’s tapped for a leading role in the biopic of a famous country singer.”

In case you missed the news, Derek is also returning for the 19th season of Dancing the Stars!

Nashville‘s third season premieres on Wednesday, Sept. 24 @ 10/9c on ABC. Congrats, Derek!

Derek Hough Talks Bullying in His New Book 'Taking the Lead'

Derek Hough Talks Bullying in His New Book 'Taking the Lead'

Derek Hough keeps his hands in his pockets while attending a signing for his book “Taking The Lead: Lessons From A Life in Motion” held at Barnes and Noble at The Grove on Monday (August 11) in Los Angeles.

The 29-year-old pro dancer recently opened up about his book and experience with bullying.

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“For me, the essence of the book that I wanted to try and capture was a phrase that I heard that I absolutely love and it’s, ‘What if the world wasn’t happening to you, but is happening for you,’” Derek told Access Hollywood. “And I look at those experiences and reflect on them and thinking like, ‘What could I have learned from that?’”

He continued, “I almost have more compassion for the guys and why they felt like they had to overpower somebody. And also, not just young kids, but adults as well — why does somebody feel like they have to overpower somebody and bully them and put them down?”

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