Julianne and Derek stopped by Access Hollywood to talk about Move Live On Tour, Dancing with the Stars, and they even played a game about who knew each other better. Check out the videos below!




This morning on Good Morning America, Julianne and Derek announced the big news they’ve been teasing for months: the two will headline a dance tour this summer across North America with 42 venues in both the US and Canada! Per the official website, check out this teaser video, promoting the tour:

VIP Packages are already on sale via VIP Nation! For $399, you can get the following:

Ultimate VIP Package

One reserved ticket in the first 10 rows
Q&A with Julianne and Derek Hough
Individual Photo Op OR Selfie with Julianne and Derek Hough
Backstage Tour
Autographed program
VIP Laminate
Crowd-free merchandise shopping
On-site VIP host

And if that’s just a little out of your price range, you can also pick up a VIP Package for $249 that includes:

VIP Package

One reseved ticket in rows 11 through 20
Q&A with Julianne and Derek Hough
Group photo with Julianne and Derek Hough
Exclusive gift item
VIP Laminate
Crowd-free merchandise shopping
On-site VIP host

If you just want to enjoy a good show, regular tickets will go on sale from anywhere between $39 to $70 in the following weeks. Make sure to keep an eye on Ticketmaster and the official site for more details!

The pair will tour from the end of May through July and include stops in many major cities:

05/28/2014 – Park City, KS United States – Hartman Arena
05/29/2014 – Tulsa, OK United States – Brady Theater
05/30/2014 – St. Louis, MO United States – Fox Theater
06/01/2014 – Thackerville, OK United States – WinStar World Casino and Resort
06/03/2014 – San Antonio, TX United States – Majestic Theater
06/04/2014 – Houston, TX United States – Bayou Music Center
06/06/2014 – Robinsonville, MS United States – Horseshoe Tunica Bluesville
06/07/2014 – Bossier City, LA United States – Horseshoe Bossier City
06/08/2014 – New Orleans, LA United States – Saenger Theatre
06/10/2014 – Clearwater, FL United States – Ruth Eckerd Hall
06/12/2014 – Jacksonville, FL United States – Florida Theater
06/13/2014 – Hollywood, FL United States – Hard Rock Live Hollywood, FL
06/14/2014 – Orlando, FL United States – Hard Rock Live
06/15/2014 – Sarasota, FL United States – Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
06/17/2014 – Atlanta, GA United States – Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
06/18/2014 – Nashville, TN United States – Ryman Auditorium
06/20/2014 – Upper Darby, PA United States – Tower Theatre
06/21/2014 – New York, NY United States – Beacon Theatre
06/22/2014 – Uncasville, CT United States – Mohegan Sun
06/24/2014 – Red Bank, NJ United States – Count Basie Theatre
06/25/2014 – Bethlehem, PA United States – Sands Bethlehem Event Center
06/27/2014 – Baltimore, MD United States – Lyric Opera House
06/28/2014 – Washington, DC United States – Warner Theatre
06/29/2014 – Durham, NC United States – Durham Performing Arts Center
07/01/2014 – Greensburg, PA United States – The Palace Theatre
07/02/2014 – Cincinnati, OH United States – PNC Pavilion @ Riverbend Music Center
07/04/2014 – Orillia, ON Canada – Casino Rama Entertainment Centre
07/05/2014 – Windsor, ON Canada – The Colosseum at Caesars Windsor
07/08/2014 – South Bend, IN United States – Morris Performing Arts Center
07/09/2014 – Minneapolis, MN United States – Northrop Auditorium
07/11/2014 – Chicago, IL United States – Chicago Theater
07/12/2014 – Sioux City, IA United States – Orpheum Theater
07/13/2014 – Grand Forks, ND United States – Alerus Center
07/15/2014 – Denver, CO United States – Paramount Theatre
07/16/2014 – West Valley City, UT United States – Maverik Center
07/18/2014 – Reno, NV United States – Silver Legacy Resort Casino
07/19/2014 – Riverside, CA United States – Fox Performing Arts Center
07/20/2014 – Phoenix, AZ United States – Comerica Theatre
07/23/2014 – Santa Rosa, CA United States – Wells Fargo Center for the Arts
07/24/2014 – San Jose, CA United States – San Jose Civic Auditorium
07/25/2014 – San Francisco, CA United States – The Warfield
07/26/2014 – Los Angeles, CA United States – The Orpheum Theatre




Julianne Hough, 25, will guest-judge at least one episode of Dancing With the Stars this season while head judge Len Goodman is away judging the British series Strictly Come Dancing, the former DWTS pro and Footloose actress confirmed during last night’s ABC telecast.

After Week 2’s Latin Night, the season 17 cast spoke to EW about what to expect from Julianne. The bottom line? “She’s just as, if not more knowledgeable than what’s going on over there,” said Mark Ballas (Hough’s former world champion partner), gesturing over at the judges’ table. “She’ll be honest, whether you’re family, a friend, or whatever to her. She’s gonna keep it real.”

Meanwhile, Derek jokingly worried Julianne would mark him down for having pulled her hair at some point in the ’90s, a beleaguered Snooki felt like she’d be a “nice judge, which is refreshing,” and Karina pointed out that in the professional ballroom world, family members judging each other is a no-no. “But hey, it’s a TV show,” she said.

“I really just wanna feel those paddles,” said Julianne, who won Dancing With the Stars’ seasons 4 and 5 with partners Apolo Ohno and Helio Castroneves. “Don’t be surprised if the 4s are kicked out and just gone,” she told host Tom Bergeron. The gauntlet has been thrown down!




Continuing a healthy relationship that has already produced one hit with “The Purge,” Universal Pictures has come on to the Blumhouse production “Curve” starring Julianne Hough.

“The Skeleton Key” helmer Iain Softley will helm the pic.

Story follows a young bride-to-be who is trapped in her overturned car off a deserted highway after deliberately crashing it in an attempt to escape a charming, predatory hitchhiker.




It was just announced that Julianne would be teaming up with QVC for the FFANY Shoes on Sale event this year. The event is scheduled for Thursday, October 10, and together, the two organizations have generated more than $41 million for the cause.

This year, over 120,000 pairs of shoes from more than 80 different brands are scheduled to be offered at half the manufacturer’s suggested retail price, with net proceeds benefiting breast cancer research and education institutions.

“There are many bonds that women share. Unfortunately breast cancer is one that negatively impacts so many,” Julianne shared in a statement. “Having the opportunity to take a positive bond like a passion for shoes and adapt it to benefit a worthy cause such as this is incredibly fulfilling.”




Julianne and Derek Hough are telling tales from the hidden side of the dancing world. The brother-sister pair is developing a Starz scripted drama set in the world of competitive ballroom dancing, for which they will draw on years of first-hand experiences as competitors at the world-championship level. Titled Blackpool, the drama effort will revolve around the prestigious annual ballroom competition in Blackpool, England, with a focus on the darker side of ballroom dancing.

“When you’re in the world, you’re so invested. It’s literally the be-all and end-all. But when you step back from it, you see that obsession with perfection and the fact that the lifestyle that you thought was so glamorous is actually a little shocking,” Julianne Hough says in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter. The comment comes mere weeks after Hough revealed in a Cosmopolitan cover story that she was a victim of physical and emotional abuse as a young dancer living in England.

Her brother, who appears on Dancing With the Stars, one of the many TV series that have capitalized on the interest in the dancing genre in recent years, makes clear that the series will push into hidden areas of the sport. “What makes it so interesting is seeing all of the politics and the scandal,” says Derek Hough. “It’s framed in the world of ballroom dancing, but the stories that are intertwined are of the partnerships and the sex and the love triangles.”

In addition to lending their own tales from the ultra-competitive world, the pair will serve as executive producers on the project as well as the head choreographers. At this time, they have no plans to appear onscreen, though they do intend to be actively involved in the process of hiring and casting. Julianne, currently on an international press tour for her film Safe Haven, notes that she is meeting with potential writers in London.

The siblings say that this drama is something that they have toyed with bringing to the small screen for some time. They shopped it to a handful of networks, but they say that they were particularly struck by Starz CEO Chris Albrecht’s passion for it in the room. And while they have a deep well from which to draw, they don’t intend to make this a purely autobiographical tale. “We definitely want it to be fictionalized,” says Julianne. “We’re going to start with our experiences in the world and stories that we’ve either seen or gone through, but it’ll be fun to be able to elaborate and fictionalize these characters.”




It sounds like Julianne has a new movie in the works, slated to begin filming sometime next year! This will be her second project working with Diablo Cody – the first is the still untitled project co-starring Russell Brand. According to Variety:

Having wrapped the lead role in Diablo Cody’s untitled directorial debut, Julianne Hough is now attached to star in the Cody-scripted romantic dramedy “Time and a Half,” which Ol Parker is directing for Groundswell Prods. and Mad Chance Prods.

Hough will play a recent college grad who takes a temp job at a trophy store where she runs into her sister’s high school boyfriend with whom she had a one-night stand.

Groundswell principal Michael London is producing with Andrew Lazar of Mad Chance. The filmmakers are currently casting the role of the protag’s sister, and the project won’t move forward until they find the right actress to compliment Hough.

Should the elements come together, production wouldn’t start until next year.

Groundswell recently produced “Lola Versus” and is currently shooting Naomi Foner’s “Very Good Girls.” Mad Chance is in pre-production on “Parental Guidance Suggested” and “Fellini Black and White.”

Since breaking out on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars,” Hough has been quick to establish herself as an actress, landing lead roles in a trio of music-themed pics — Screen Gems’ “Burlesque,” Paramount’s “Footloose” and New Line’s “Rock of Ages.” She’s currently filming Relativity’s adaptation of Nicholas Sparks’ novel “Safe Haven” and will next be seen playing against type as a burn victim opposite Russell Brand in Cody’s Mandate Pictures-produced comedy formerly known as “Lamb of God.”

[source: variety.com]



safehaven Its official: Julianne lands the role of Katie in Nicholas Sparks Safe Haven!

It’s official! ‘Safe Haven’ author Nicholas Sparks took to his Facebook and Twitter yesterday to confirm that Julianne will be playing the female lead in the new film based on his novel! Julianne’s been rumored for the part for a few weeks and now it’s confirmed! The novel, which follows the journey of Katie – a young woman who moves to the small town of Southport, North Carolina – will co-star Josh Duhamel (All My Children, Las Vegas, Win a Date with Tad Hamilton!, When in Rome, and the Transformer movies) as her love interest, Alex!

Have you read ‘Safe Haven’ yet? What did you think? Are you excited to see Julianne in a Nicholas Sparks film?




twit Julianne Participates in Paramount Pictures: 150 Stars for 100th Anniversary Photograph?


Yesterday morning, Julianne mentioned that she was going to Paramount Studios to take part in ‘an iconic photo’. After some digging, I found the following article which might just explain what Julianne was doing there. How exciting that she was included with some major stars!

Dozens and dozens of Paramount Pictures stars from the past gathered on the famous lot today for a once in a lifetime group photograph. The occasion was the 100th anniversary of the studio. Stars from The Godfather–like Robert DeNiro, James Caan, and Al Pacino, as well as director Francis Ford Coppola–were joined by famous types like Barbra Streisand, Shirley Maclaine, director Peter Bodganovich, Harrison Ford, Steven Spielberg, Tom Hanks, Nicole Kidman, plus Martin Scorsese, Gore Verbinski, Tom Cruise, and Charlize Theron. Martin Scorsese told me last night at Paramount’s swellegant bash on the studio lot that he had Jane Fonda on one side of him, Ernest Borgnine on the other. “He’s 95 and amazing! Marty exclaimed. More stars mentioned included Eddie Murphy, and former Paramount chief Robert Evans was the only executive included in the photo. “The kid stays in the picture,” quipped our own Leah Sydney, referring to the famous Evans documentary. There were no press people there, I’m told. A full list isn’t yet available. All in all, it’s a coup for studio chief Brad Grey, who’s reshaped Paramount for the 21st century.




Starting Saturday, January 21st at 6PM EST, Game Show Network will begin airing Season Four of Dancing with the Stars! For those of you who remember, this was Julianne’s very first season of the show, where she partnered with Olympic gold medalist Apolo Anton Ohno and went on to win her very first mirrorball trophy. Make sure to tune in starting January 21st to see the season from the beginning and relive Julianne’s first season! At the time, she was only eighteen! What a difference five years can make in her career!