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DWTS' Derek Hough Is Officially Leaving The Show in 2017!

DWTS' Derek Hough Is Officially Leaving The Show in 2017!

We knew this was coming sooner rather than later — Derek Hough is bidding goodbye to the Dancing With The Stars ballroom.

In his cover story with NKD mag, the dancer/actor confirms that he’s leaving the show in 2017, and moving on with NBC’s new dance competition, World of Dance, as a judge.

“It’s going to be a great year. It’s going to be a transitional year for me. A new chapter,” he shares.

Derek adds, “The show is my family. It’s really important to me, and its been a part of my life for so long…My reason for not returning is when I look at that room, I kind of feel like I’ve done what I can in that room and in that space. I’ve accomplished so much in that space. I feel like I need to move onto a different space.”

Derek also has the Singin’ In The Rain on Broadway in 2017.

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Listen to Full 'Hairspray Live!' Soundtrack Now!

Listen to Full 'Hairspray Live!' Soundtrack Now!

If you’re like us, you are probably counting down the days until December 7 for the debut of Hairspray Live! on NBC. Well, we’ve been given an amazing treat as the soundtrack is out now!

You can listen to Maddie Baillio sing “Good Morning Baltimore,” Garrett Clayton croon on “It Takes Two,” Dove Cameron belt out “Cooties,” and more.

Ariana Grande gets to sing one of the songs written for the movie version called “Come So Far,” which is now a duet with Jennifer Hudson for the finale of the musical.

You can download the soundtrack on iTunes and Amazon and stream it below via Spotify!

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VIDEO: Derek Hough Keeps Messing Up This One Line From 'Hairspray Live!'

VIDEO: Derek Hough Keeps Messing Up This One Line From 'Hairspray Live!'

Derek Hough says he’s totally ready for Hairspray Live! except for one line of dialogue that is giving him trouble.

“It’s like filming a full length feature film live before your eyes,” the pro dancer told Ellen DeGeneres on her show this week. “I got it down, but there are a few lines…I kind of flub my lines over.”

Meanwhile, Derek just served as Best Man at pal Mark Ballas‘ wedding, which is making him also think about the future.

“I see myself married with kids in the next five years,” he said.

As for Dancing With the Stars, Derek said, “I won’t be back next season. I’m going to be part of a new show called World Of Dance with Jennifer Lopez and Ne-Yo.”

Watch Derek‘s Ellen interview below!

Derek Hough on Ellen 11/30/16
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Derek Hough, Garrett Clayton, & More Rehearse For 'Hairspray Live!' - New Photos!

Derek Hough, Garrett Clayton, & More Rehearse For 'Hairspray Live!' - New Photos!

Check out these brand new rehearsal shots from the upcoming production of Hairspray Live!!

The behind-the-scenes pics feature stars Harvey Fierstein, Jennifer Hudson, Derek Hough, Martin Short, Garrett Clayton, Ephraim Sykes, Shahadi Wright Joseph, and Maddie Baillio getting ready for the big show.

In case you didn’t already know, Hairspray Live! takes place in 1962 Baltimore and is based on the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical.

Here’s the synopsis: Plump teenager Tracy Turnblad’s dream is to dance on “The Corny Collins Show,” a local TV program. When against all odds Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight and meets a colorful array of characters, including the resident dreamboat, Link; the ambitious mean girl, Amber; an African-American boy she meets in detention, Seaweed; and his mother, Motormouth Maybelle, the owner of a local record store.

Tracy’s mother is the indomitable Edna, and she eventually encourages Tracy on her campaign to integrate the all-white “Corny Collins Show.”

Mark your calendars – Hairspray Live! will air on Wednesday, December 7 @ 8PM ET/PT on NBC.

MUST-READ: Ariana Grande and Dove Cameron became instant BFFs on set!

ALSO MUST-READ: Garrett calls the level of talent “insane.”


Hairspray Live! – Countdown To Hairspray Live! (Sneak Peek)

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VIDEO: Dove Cameron Shares Cute Moment in New 'Hairspray Live!' Promo!

VIDEO: Dove Cameron Shares Cute Moment in New 'Hairspray Live!' Promo!

Dove Cameron and Kristin Chenoweth are playing a mother-daughter duo for the second time in Hairspray Live! and they share a cute moment in the new promo for the NBC production!

The actresses previously starred together in Disney Channel’s Descendants.

MEET THE CAST: Find out who is playing who in Hairspray Live!

Some of the other new things that we get to see and hear in the promo include Derek Hough singing “Nicest Kids in Town” as Corny Collins and a preview of Jennifer Hudson and her amazing vocals.

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at ABC's Magical Holiday Celebration Thanksgiving Special!

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at ABC's Magical Holiday Celebration Thanksgiving Special!

Who’s ready for the first holiday special tomorrow night on ABC?!

Star siblings Julianne and Derek Hough will be hosting The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration along with Sofia Carson from Walt Disney World Resort.

The three will kick off the holiday season in a way only Disney can, showcasing extraordinary music performances, special appearances and some unforgettable Disney magic moments.

JoJo, Alessia Cara, Boyz II Men, Kelly Clarkson, Flo Rida, Zara Larsson, OneRepublic and country power couple Trisha Yearwood and Garth Brooks will all perform for the special.

Be sure to tune in TOMORROW, Thursday, November 24th @ 8PM ET/PT on ABC!

Check out all the pics below!


‘The Wonderful World of Disney: Magical Holiday Celebration’ on ABC

'Hairspray Live!' Is Headed For The Thanksgiving Day Parade

'Hairspray Live!' Is Headed For The Thanksgiving Day Parade

We can hardly wait for the official premiere of Hairspray Live! and it looks like we’ll luckily be getting a sneak peek!

The stars of the show – Ariana Grande, Dove Cameron, Garrett Clayton, Jennifer Hudson, Ephraim Sykes, Derek Hough, Kristin Chenoweth, Maddie Baillio, Martin Short and Shahadi Wright Joseph – are set to perform in the Thanksgiving Day Parade!

Even though the cast is working hard, it looks like they’ve been having a blast getting ready for the show.

“fam fam fam fam fam,” newcomer Maddie wrote on her Instagram, along with a photo with Dove, Jennifer and some more of the cast.

The Thanksgiving Day Parade airs on November 24th at 9 AM while Hairspray Live! will officially premiere on December 7th at 8 PM on NBC!

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VIDEO: Dove Cameron Dances With Derek Hough at 'Hairspray Live' Party

VIDEO: Dove Cameron Dances With Derek Hough at 'Hairspray Live' Party

Raise your hands if you don’t want to be in Dove Cameron‘s shoes right now…

We mean, not only is she playing Maleficent’s daughter in Descendants 2, she’s also a powerhouse singer, will be in Hairspray Live!, has an awesome Disney Channel show to her name and now…she got to dance with Derek Hough.

We all want to be Dove Cameron right now. All of us!

During a house party at Derek‘s in Los Angeles on Friday (November 18), Dove was surprised when he swept her into a random dance number. Check it out below!

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