Olympian Ryan Lochte

Derek Hough

Derek Hough, who was slated to star in Singin’ In The Rain on Broadway this Fall, wasn’t expected to be a part of the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars. However, last week, Derek shared on Instagram that the show has been delayed.

“This fall, I was planning on being immersed in rehearsals for Singin’ in the Rain on Broadway, but due to successes of the shows currently running, that project has been delayed because there simply isn’t a theater available,” said Derek. “With my fall schedule freeing up I’m excited to say that I’ll be back on Dancing with the Stars for Season 23. It is always great to be back with my DWTS family, coaching, creating, and making lasting memories.”


Dancing with the Stars Season 23 cast reveal

ABC announced the Dancing with the Stars Season 23 stars on GMA this morning. As previously reported, Little Women L.A. star Terra Jole, Olympic swimmer Ryan Lochte, and Kim Kardashian‘s arch enemy Amber Rose will compete for the Mirror Ball.

Fan favorite pros Cheryl Burke, Derek Hough, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy are all returning to the ballroom this season. About her return, Cheryl said, “I miss my family. It’s been three seasons. It feels like it’s been a decade since I’ve been back on Dancing with the Stars. I am so excited to be able to be back and dance with Ryan and put that spray tan and glitter back on. I’m ready to be back and do what I was born to do.” Check out the complete cast list below and let us know if you plan to watch.


No, no, no, no, no and NO.  NO.  I can’t.  It’s just…wow.  So allow me to preface before I get to the meat of this story, I am not a big Olympic watcher for games past.  I know, how very un-American.  However, after being chastised repeatedly by people for choosing Friends reruns over past opening ceremonies, I dedicated myself to watching every last event London had to offer.  I’ve watched boxing, I caught the kayaking prelims, I was out of my seat for volleyball matches, I have almost thrown my laptop when seeing spoilers.  It’s been ah-mazing.

Of course, everyone is always all about gymnastics and the swimming.  Oh, the swimming.  Sure I knew who Michael Phelps was, but who knew he had a teammate who was as easy on the eyes as Ryan Lochte?  Sure, when he talks he may not sound like the sharpest tool in the shed, but oh, those baby blues!  So imagine my shock/horror/dismay/sadness/insert drmatic word here when I was stalking him online and found out that he may or may not be seeing K. Michelle.  Yes, that K. Michelle.  Of train wreck Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta fame.  That one.  Gahhh!