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Julianne Hough angers fans, dancers on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Julianne Hough angers fans, dancers on 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, April 8 (UPI) -- "Dancing with the Stars" guest judge Julianne Hough's critiques left some fans and dancers angry over Monday night's episode.
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Julianne Hough and Derek Hough to go on dancing tour across America

Julianne Hough and Derek Hough to go on dancing tour across America

March 18 (UPI) -- Julianne Hough is teaming up with her brother Derek Hough to go in a dance tour across the United States.
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Julianne Hough spotted kissing new man Brooks Laich

Julianne Hough spotted kissing new man Brooks Laich

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 18 (UPI) -- Cameras caught the 25-year-old actress and hockey player kissing before a flight on Tuesday.
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Julianne Hough spotted holding hands with NHL player Brooks Laich

Julianne Hough spotted holding hands with NHL player Brooks Laich

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Julianne Hough was seen on a post-Valentine's Day romantic stroll with NHL player Brooks Laich on Sunday.
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Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough spotted chatting at pre Golden Globe party

Ryan Seacrest, Julianne Hough spotted chatting at pre Golden Globe party

Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough must have a lot to catch up on.
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Ryan Seacrest reportedly dating Shayna Taylor

Ryan Seacrest reportedly dating Shayna Taylor

Dec. 3 (UPI) -- Ryan Seacrest is slowly but surely moving on from his breakup from Julianne Hough.
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Uzo Aduba says 'move on' after Julianne Hough blackface incident

Uzo Aduba says 'move on' after Julianne Hough blackface incident

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- "Orange is the New Black" star Uzo Aduba says people should "move on" after U.S. actress Julianne Hough apologized for donning blackface for Halloween.
Crazy Eyes actress responds to Julianne Hough's blackface costume

Crazy Eyes actress responds to Julianne Hough's blackface costume

Nov. 21 (UPI) -- "I feel like we can all move on," Uzo Aduba says.
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Isla Fisher reportedly told Julianne Hough to wipe off her blackface

Isla Fisher reportedly told Julianne Hough to wipe off her blackface

Nov. 13 (UPI) --Isla Fisher is rumored to have asked Julianne Hough to wipe off her blackface.
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Julianne Hough's Halloween costume didn't offend Laverne Cox

Julianne Hough's Halloween costume didn't offend Laverne Cox

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- "Orange is the New Black" star Laverne Cox says she was not offended Julianne Hough darkened her skin when she dressed up as a character from the show.

Julianne Hough apologizes for blackface

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Oct. 27 (UPI) -- Actress and professional dancer Julianne Hough apologized on Twitter for dressing in blackface for a Beverly Hills, Calif., Halloween party.
Julianne Hough to serve as guest host on 'Dancing with the Stars'

Julianne Hough to serve as guest host on 'Dancing with the Stars'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Former "Dancing with the Stars" professional dancer Julianne Hough is to return to the Los Angeles competition series as a guest judge, ABC announced.
'Safe Haven' marks Julianne Hough's first non-musical film lead

'Safe Haven' marks Julianne Hough's first non-musical film lead

U.S. singer, dancer and actress Julianne Hough says she was happy to tackle her first lead role in a non-musical movie in "Safe Haven."
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Report: Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest break up

Report: Julianne Hough and Ryan Seacrest break up

LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- "American Idol" host Ryan Seacrest and dancer-singer-actress Julianne Hough have ended their two-year romance, People.com said Friday.

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Julianne Hough (pronounced /ˈhʌf/; born July 20, 1988) is an American professional ballroom dancer, country music singer and actress. She is most widely known for being a two-time winner of ABC's Dancing with the Stars. She earned a Creative Arts Primetime Emmy nomination in 2007 for choreography. ABC's 20/20 called her one of the "very best dancers on the planet." Hough's brother, Derek, is also on Dancing with the Stars and is a three-time winner himself. Hough was signed to Mercury Nashville Records in December 2007. Her self-titled debut album was released May 20, 2008, debuting at #1 on the Billboard Country Album chart and #3 on the Billboard 200. It sold 67,000 copies its first week, and has sold over 320,000 total copies. On October 12, 2008, she released a holiday album, Sounds of the Season: The Julianne Hough Holiday Collection, which as of January 5, 2009, had sold 157,000 copies.

Hough was born in Orem, Utah. She grew up the last of five children in a Latter Day Saint (Mormon) family in Sandy, Utah, a suburb of Salt Lake City. Her parents are Mari Anne (née Heaton) and Bruce Robert Hough, who was twice chairman of the Utah Republican Party. Her brother, Derek Hough, is also a professional dancer. She also has three older sisters, Sharee, Marabeth, and Katherine. All four of Hough's grandparents were dancers, and her parents met while on a ballroom dancing team in college, in Idaho.

Her formal training began at the Center Stage Performing Arts Studio in Orem, Utah, where she danced with Josh Murillo, among others, in Latin Ballroom; she began dancing competitively at nine. Her parents sent her and brother Derek to London a year later to live and study with their coaches, Corky and Shirley Ballas, and to spare them the strife of divorce. The Ballases helped tutor the two Hough children alongside their own son, Mark, schooling them at the Italia Conti Academy. They received training in song, theatre, gymnastics and many forms of dance, including jazz, ballet, and tap. The three children formed their own pop music trio 2B1G ("2 Boys, 1 Girl") when Hough was twelve, performed at dance competitions in the UK and the U.S., and showcased in a UK television show. At fifteen, Julianne Hough became the youngest dancer, and only American, to win both Junior World Latin Champion and International Latin Youth Champion at the Blackpool Dance Festival. After five years in London, Hough returned to the U.S., first living with her mother for a year and attending Las Vegas Academy. She also spent a year at Park City High, in park city, Utah, then returned to Sandy, Utah to live with her father and graduate from Alta High. She then moved on her own to Los Angeles to begin her career.

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