Well, when doesn’t Derek Hough come in first? The Emmy-winning “Dancing With the Stars” pro had led his celebrity partners to Mirror Ball victory a record five times — so of course he’d also win the family Thanksgiving Dance Wars on Instagram!
The impromptu video battle between Derek and his former “DWTS” partner Maria Menounos shows them and their families (including Derek’s sister Julianne) putting together their best routines in 15-second segments. The result is not only hilarious — it’s a great way to work off all that turkey and pie! Fellow “Dancing” pro Mark Ballas notably got in the festivities too, but our favorites are from family Hough are embedded below, starting with Derek’s musical acceptance of Maria’s challenge to the beautiful blond bunch’s amazing kitchen dance:
We can safely say this is the only time we’ve ever wanted to be Elizabeth Berkley, she of “Showgirls” fame and infamy. On last night’s “Dancing With the Stars,” the actress got to be the female filling in a shirtless salsa with hunky pros Val Chmerkovskiy and Gleb Savchenko.
We won’t spoil the evening’s results for you (get a recap here), but we will tell you that the judges gave the trio a perfect 30. Us, we only saw two guys on the dance floor (and two six-packs)! Check out video of the dance for yourself below, along with some more Savchenko shirtlessness:
We were headed to a dark place today because ONCE AGAIN our beloved Tristan MacManus has been booted off “Dancing With the Stars” in the early rounds. Tristan’s celebrity partner this time was the sweet, life-affirming Valerie Harper — yet another in a long line of MacManus mates who definitely can’t be considered potential threats to win the Mirrorball trophy (nicest way I could think to put the obvious). Can our darling Irishman please be assigned a ringer next time, producers?
But last night the dreamy Brant Daugherty came to the rescue! The “Pretty Little Liars” pretty boy delighted the ballroom and viewers nationwide with a surprise shirtless salsa. This is the way to stay out of the bottom two, Brant — let’s keep those votes coming, America! Check out his chest below, in photos and video:
Derek Hough is having a moment. And by “a moment,” we mean a day. A really freaking awesome day!
Here’s just what we know went down in the 24 hours from Sunday evening through Monday night: The handsome Hough was the brightest star of an Emmy Awards segment honoring nominees for the choreography award. He won said Emmy, for his Mirrorball-winning “Dancing With the Stars” work. He spent the later part of Sunday evening trying to match the fancy footwork of “Breaking Bad” star Dean Norris at an AMC after-party (and making headlines for it in the process). Finally, on last night’s “Dancing With the Stars,” he motorboated well-endowed partner Amber Riley during their jumping jive — and lived to tell about it!
Some photo and video evidence of the awesomeness:
“Dancing With the Stars” starts its 17th (!) season tonight, and while we won’t have the wondrous sight of Maksim Chmerkovskiy again this season, we do still get the chance to drool over his equally hunky brother, Val, along with other returning pros Tristan MacManus, Derek Hough, Tony Dovolani, Mark Ballas and Gleb Savchenko.
But ‘DWTS’ is always good for one major hunky entrant on the contestant side of things (see: William Levy, Gilles Marini, etc.). This time, it’s Brant Daugherty, who’s appeared on “Days of Our Lives,” “Pretty Little Liars” and “Army Wives.” The delicious actor is paired with the equally pretty pro Peta Murgatroyd for the competition, and if their sexy Instagram photos and videos are anything to go by, this is a can’t-miss season:
Never mind those “Dancing With the Stars” spray tans, here’s a shirtless Derek Hough showing us the real deal in new Instagram pictures featuring the professional dancer and “DWTS” winner “chillin like a villain” (above) on vacation at an undisclosed location (let’s just call it Paradise.) Check out shirtless shots of Derek horsing around below:
Via Derek Hough’s Instagram!
I guess I stopped watching “Dancing With the Stars” too soon! The ousted professional partner of Lisa Vanderpump, the insanely hot Gleb Savchenko (center, above), is still dancing with the troupe and taking his shirt off, as his recent Instagram photos attest. “DWTS.” Mondays and Tuesdays. ABC. Don’t miss it! And don’t forget to follow Gleb on Instagram!