For better or worse, Derek Hough is a pretty fantastic dancer with an amazingly ripped body. That much is obvious, but there’s always been something quite ambiguous about Derek, which is that he has acquired the reputation for wooing the ladies, but there might be something else there, you know? First there was the contrived romance between he and Shannon Elizabeth (which she later admitted was entirely fake for purposes of “DWTS” votes), and then he supposedly hooked up for awhile with Cheryl Cole, but then she dumped him for a fame upgrade.
All along, Derek has gotten along quite famously with his possible future brother-in-law, Ryan Seacrest, which has provided plenty of fodder for beard-related jokes. I guess what I’m saying is that there have been persistent rumors that Derek might actually be gay. Who knows if these rumors are true or not? Regardless of his sexuality, I guess all the talk may have gotten under Derek’s skin. According to a story in this week’s Enquirer, Derek threw a little diva fit when some dude tried to take a photo of him at a Salt Lake City gay bar:
"Sexy pro dancer Derek Hough donned some shiny silver pants and shook his fanny at a popular Salt Lake City gay club — but then freaked out when a fan tried to take his picture!
The talented 27-year-old has been dogged by gay rumors for years despite having a string of girlfriends. And although it’s been reported that he is dating “DWTS” contestant and opera singer Katherine Jenkins, she was nowhere in sight when Derek showed up at Jam, a gay club in his hometown, on July 21, a source confided.
“I’m a big fan of Derek’s, and I always thought or HOPED he was gay,” Jam regular Ken lee told The Enquirer. “Seeing him shimmying with his buddies at the gay club wearing skintight, shiny silver pants just made my mind scream!”
But Ken says when he approached Derek for a photo, the dancer “got all nervous and fidgety and stammered, ‘No, no, no — not here!’”
“I was really careful about approaching him respectfully,” Ken explained. “I went up to Derek and said, ‘excuse me’ and asked very nicely if I could have a photo taken with him. Well, he couldn’t have been more rude or a bigger diva!
“I was like, OK, he’s clearly not comfortable about having his picture taken in a gay bar. If you’re not gay, then what’s the problem? Derek’s behavior was very suspect.”
“Derek very well may not be gay,” added Ken. “But he sure was dressed pretty and threw an impressive hissy fit when I asked for a photo!”
They have gay bars in Salt Lake City and are the Houghs Mormon?
He's not gay. Just confused.
Anonymous internet boards say that Seacrest and this guy are lovers.
There was some blind item the other day about a big gay celebrity bearding with someone whose brother was also gay though not as famous. Some money changed hands but I can't recall any details.
The clues pointed to Seacrest and the Houghs.
Gay or not, he's certainly self involved.
He's not gay
Why was he so rude about it? What an asshole.
Whew, it looks like Perez Hilton has rescued Derek Hough from the bad Gay Rumor! A sigh of relief went up through the Salt Lake City Mormon community.
"Anonymous internet boards say that Seacrest and this guy are lovers."
I have no doubt that Ryan looked right past his fiance at Derek and declared "THIS....is American Bridal!"
[quote]“Seeing him shimmying with his buddies at the gay club wearing skintight, shiny silver pants just made my mind scream!”
Save me, silver pants!
[quote]Anonymous internet boards say that Seacrest and this guy are lovers.
Anonymous internet boards are frequented by the lowest dregs of humanity.
and yet here you are R12.
Silver (sparkly) slippers, silver pants ... is silver the new pink?
The most shocking thing about this story is that there's a gay bar in SLC.
op, Huh? "between HE and Shannon Elizabeth" WTF. If you're serious, I would sue your fourth grade English teacher. You may not know the language but at least you'll have money.
I didn't write the shit R16.
Ummm, as soon as I saw him I assumed he was gay. My mistake (I guess).
[quote]Why was he so rude about it? What an asshole.
The exact quote is ‘No, no, no — not here!’. Sounds like a reasonable answer to me. He didn't slap the guy, the queen was clearly offended that Hough didn't wrap his arm around him for an instant picture. That's what's hilarious and sad sometimes about people and celebrities. Derek Hough could visit children's hospitals every day but if a fan is rebuffed in a 20 second encounter he is instantly labeled an asshole.
Hilton's "rescue" is pretty pathetic. He may have had a reason other than being in a gay bar to freak out over having his photo taken? Shimmying isn't illegal? Bitch, please.
Interestingly enough, I have an acquaintance (not quite a friend but someone I'm friendly with) who works as a rentboy, he's pretty cute, sort of has a muscle twink thing going on, and I have had conversations with him in the past about who he's fucked with. No lie, he has talked to me about this guy, and I didn't really even know who he was outside of recognizing his face, but he said specifically Derek Hough who works on DWTS, has been with men in his association or whatever it is, but that he's never slept with him personally. He didn't tell me if he was a top or bottom or anything like that, so I don't have much to add to this outside of the fact that he's at the very least occasionally bisexual. I don't think he's gay, though, personally. And if he is, his Mormonism and the fact he's clearly insecure about being called gay for so long highlights he won't be coming out anytime soon.
My friend also told me to never release details about his contacts, so luckily this website is mostly anonymous.
For the right amount of money Perez Hilton would post about the Jews being mean to Adolf Hitler and draw cum splatters on their faces.
Of course he's gay. All leprechauns are gay.
I agree, R19. It seems as though today celebrities have to agree to every request, reasonable or not, lest they be labeled "rude".
What is rude is walking up to a total stranger and asking them for this and that, thinking they owe you something.
He is hot though gay bi or straight
R21, we believe you.
ITA with R24. If I was a celebrity I would be a recluse and never leave the house.
Well, it's not really me to believe. You can believe my friend or you don't. I don't know if I believe him, personally, but he did say Derek Hough's name specifically. And personally, I don't think he's that attractive so I couldn't care less either way.
He's probably like that other Mormon dancer, Benji Schwimmer. They tie themselves up in knots trying to not be gay. They're told if they have opposite sex marriage they can stay in the church. He's a product of a fucked up religion so I don't see him coming out. I feel sorry for the future Mrs.
Derek and his sister want to be very famous. So she will play beard for the very famous and wealthy Seacrest as his "Eva Gabor" and Derek will hide in the closet.
Derek is under a lot of pressure. His entire twitter following is female. If the gay stuff gains legs, he's lost his entire fan base. Derek won't be coming out anytime soon.
Derek decided to go with the heartthrob image (for the potential mainstream TV or movie career). THAT's why he would lose his mostly female fanbase. If he had gone for a campy gay best friend image he wouldn't be in that situation.
Derek needs to quit pushing the meme that he has a fabulously ripped body. He's built like a 14-year old boy. Only midwest fraus think he is hot, or straight.
What I learned from this article is that there is a complete jackass in SLC named Ken Lee who outs those who don't meet his demands.
R28, Francis dear, I can't believe your friend since I don't know him. But you and I, I mean, we're so close I can almost taste you. I BELIEVE in you, Francis.
I wouldn't call ken dolls body "ripped", definitly a nice dancers body though.
Why would he say "No no no. Not here?" Because, gay or not, he didn't want to be photographed in a gay bar. Because his fan base is female. Which means he is willing to either lie about who he is (FAME WHORE) or deflect more rumors about being gay so the MONEY TRAIN keeps coming in. Again, a whore for money. If this was just about a rude photographer getting rightfully rebuffed, that is one thing. If this is about someone not wanting to be thought of as gay, that is another thing. And fucked up. Being IN a gay bar doesn't make anyone gay. But this guy sounds like he is trying to do some "image control" that, by fiat, is insulting to gay people in my opinion. If you really care that much about your image, maybe don't GO to gay bars, douchebag.
Body's fine but that face! He's so trashy looking and his eyes are so beady.
R11, Damnit Silver Slippers - Quit being such a slut! You stay in Colton's closet until he is ready for you to shine again. Come on, it's so bad...remember the golden shower curtain is in there with you. And, who knows, maybe Derek will let the silver pants out of his closet to come visit you in Colton's. That would be great! I bet the two of you would look so good together. Derek and Colton can take turns sharing both of you...sounds pretty hot, right? *fingers crossed*
Ok if Derek wants to hide the fact that he's gay why does he go to a gay bar? People could take pics without even asking him. I'm trying to understand the celebrities (D list) mind.
r40, he went there supposedly with his beard, uhm girlfriend, because straight girls love nothing more than to go to a gay bar with the boyfriend they have sex with ALL THE TIME.
He has dated Katherine Jenkins? I wonder if that means her ex, the uber gorgeous Gethin Jones, might too have been a shame relationship.
There's this blind item:
BLIND GOSSIP 08/06 **#1**
There’s been an interesting development in the relationship of this TV girl. Her boyfriend – who is neither famous nor wealthy – isn’t too happy about her fake-dating a TV Guy with whom she appeared on one season of popular show. So he got hold of some very compromising photos of the TV Guy with his Boyfriend (who has also appeared on the same show), and told TV Guy that he was going to send them to the tabloids. TV Guy totally panicked. He turned to a good pal of his, Rich Guy, for advice and help. Rich Guy – who is more high profile, on more television shows, and has more money than everyone else in this blind combined – said that the best way to keep TV Girl’s real boyfriend quiet was to offer him some hush money. He even generously gave the TV Guy the money for the payoff. Why would Rich Guy do that? Well, it’s in his best interest, too. He is fake-dating the TV Guy’s sister. He knows that if one of these fake relationships was disclosed, they could all come tumbling down like dominoes.
TV Girl: Maria Menounos
TV Guy: Derek Hough
TV Guy’s Boyfriend: Mark Ballas
Rich Guy: Ryan Seacrest
TV Guy’s Sister: Julianne Hough
With all these fake ro and bromances, does anyone ever get laid?
What could be more closeted than a Salt Lake gay bar?
[quote]the contrived romance between he and
It is 'him' not 'he' you dumb fuck.
R46 as was said earlier go tell Celebitchy their writing sucks.
R46 likes to show off his grade-school education.
Why is the bearding pool so small and incestuous? Hough also "dated" Cheryl Cole.
SLC has a big DownLow gay community.
I thought Seacrest was a dinge queen?
I know Derek's boyfriend is not Mark Ballas. I believe it could be Brian Fortuna, who lives in Los Angeles now - at BlindGossip.com, one of the commenters said he figured out it was Brian by the clue "dominoes" but I'm not sure I get that.
It could also be Apolo Ohno, who was helped by Derek on a dance with Julianne, even before Derek was a regular dancer on the show.
Katherine Jenkins had a long term "engagement" with very gay (closeted mainly due to his asshole disapproving father) tv host Gethin Jones in England. They very publically "broke up" just before her season of Dancing with the Stars and the show tried to use that to summon up sympathy for her. Pathetic.
Another example of Obama trying to tear our nation apart, while attempting to rob our personal tax returns beyond the legal limit required to display to his hate mongers from Chicago.
[quote]He's probably like that other Mormon dancer, Benji Schwimmer. They tie themselves up in knots trying to not be gay.
Benji Schwimmer is openly gay.
I think r53 made up everything he said as he was typing!
I thought Mark Ballas was straight.
I've meet Derek, he's not gay.
Ludicrous poseur. Of course he's gay.
I've met both Derek and Mark and it's impossible to tell if they're gay or not. They have that celebrity thing of noticing everybody, especially anyone who thinks they're attractive. It's how celebrities make you feel like you're the only person in the room with them. BUt they do it to everyone, men and women, so who the hell knows.
If you met them in a gay bar, R62, the odds lean in the favor of their being gay, wouldn't you say?
No, r63. I've known straight friends who have gone to gay bars.
I think Mark Ballas is straight but maybe he's just the most brilliant man at bearding techniques I've ever seen.
Maks is in a lot of trouble. Hope Solo says he slapped her around a lot more than we saw. I hope this causes him a lot of trouble. I hate the shithead. He's enabled so much he's a total narcissist.
Not Mormon straight friends in Salt Lake City R64, get a clue.
You probably haven't known straight friends who are worried about their cred as straight in order to keep their fanbase on a primetime tv show wander into straight bars - he really really wanted to be there.
I'm pretty sure Derek isn't Mormon anymore, though his sister Julianne still is (and so is Chelsie Hightower.) But Derek, Lacey, and Benji Schwimmer - I think they've all flown the loony coop, and good for them!
who cares? derek has 2 lazy eyes and a weird looking face.
I have seen a few c and d list celebs in gay bars and give the exact same reaction. I remember seeing this one soap star in a gay bar in the valley and I asked him "aren't you Chase from y&r? and he just looked at me an stammered ..uh..uh..no. and he left very quickly.
I remember meeting Tony O'Dell from Head of the Class on the patio of a gay bar. He didn't stay long as people started recognizing him..he got very nervous.
I don't know why people who don't want to be identified as gay, go to gay bars and expect not to be recognized. Gay men are soooo into d list.
He's a blonde twink who works as a dancer (and is not European), and you guys are questioning whether he is gay?
It has been proven the last part of the brain to develop is the pre frontal lob which is the decision making part of the brain. What this means is that many young males in their 20's are bisexual until about 28 when the choose one direction or the other. All those frat boys who get drunk or those guys who are experimenting are just normal as all get out. It is a phase for most of them.
R71 was apparently late in coming out and has found "scientific" support for it.
People who are comfortable in their sexuality are fine being photographed in a gay bar. People who live deep in the closet freak out.
If you are not gay, why would you care if you were photographed at a gay bar? Does not mean you're gay.
You'd think that someone as rich as Seacrest could snag a hotter guy than Derek.
People say they want definitive proof of a person's sexuality, and OP's story has provided it.
"...between he and Shannon Elizabeth ."
Who the fuck taught you English! Learn some BASIC grammar before you start gossiping about Derek throwing a hissing fit.
why would we listen to you r77?
Really, R78. A "hissing" fit? And where's the question mark in R77's first sentence?
He dated Cheryl Cole who I'm pretty sure has been the subject of a few blinds by British tabloids saying that she's a lesbian. Never looked real with Derek anyway.