Though not quite as big as his sister Julianne (Rock of Ages), Derek Hough has reached a level of celebrity via his gig on Dancing with the Stars. So you’d think he’d be used to people asking for a photograph. But, according to the increasingly accurate National Enquirer, the blond hoofer, 27, threw a hissy fit when a fan tried to take his picture at Jam, a gay club in Hough’s hometown of Salt Lake City:
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!”
Hough’s been dodging gay rumors since he first came on the scene, and his clumsy showmances with Shannon Elizabeth and Cheryl Cole haven’t helped. Neither has his close friendship with his sis’ boyfriend, Ryan Seacrest.
Is he gay? We dunno—but you can’t be a celebrity and think you’re gonna be able to have some anonymity at a friggin’ gay bar. We notice those kinds of things!
Source: National Enquirer via Celebitchy. Photo: ABC
He freaked out? Can’t possibly imagine why.
I feel bad for the fan… for being a fan of someone on DWTS.
disgsuted gay american
seriously dude- IF you’re in a Gay Bar – In UTAH – then STFU…..You’re GAY GAY GAY – admit it!
FLAMIN’ FAG…Get over yourself
A gay bar in Utah???? Holy Planet Kobol send da Moormunz Jeebuz back down on this earth. Oh lordy, they got gays up in they state.
What a sad and pathetic Tom Cruise reaction: http://hulshofschmidt.wordpress.com/2012/07/04/of-celebrities-and-closets-cooper-quinto-cruise-and-company/
OOOH no, another-suspiciously gay Mormon guy goes freaky-deaky when someone guesses he might prefer peen to pooosy? I am aghast and ashocked.
Sorry, blondie, but you can’t outchase the truth.
Your sister, dear man, is a beard, and you make gay-bells go tingle-tingle-ling every time you bat your pretty eyelashes and pretend to be “pure.” Keep trying; you may land an acting gig if you’re convincing enough!
@Cyndi Brady: Oh my god that is hysterical, Cyndi! Yes, I am shocked as well. In fact, someone get my smelling salts; I feel faint.
Of course the photographer was sneaking around behind poor ol’ Derek as part of the Big Gay Agenda…
I do declare I think I have the vapors.
there is no phrase in the english language more redundant than “Closeted Gay Mormon”
@LittIe,Kiwi: Please, please just don’t let Romney and Ryan be secret lovers! I would have to spit up!
This guy is fucking asshole. Fuck him and fuck Dancing with the Stars. I won’t be watching that piece of shit show again. Not that I ever did.
DH GAY, what a no brainer that is. This is how I see it, his sis is the beard for that other no brainer gay RS. I knew Ryan’s “MENTOR”, Merv Griffin, and Ryan was one of his boy toys for some time. The actual pair is probably RS and DH with the sister covering for both of them. Does anyone really care about DH, he is not only gay but a really feminine looking and acting guy. If everyone in Hollywood, who is gay, came out we would see how very few straight celebs. there are. Seems like Stacy K. has a longer contract then most of Clooney’s beards.
Having work with him on his movie COBU i can tell you he is a very nice guy. his sexuality is his own business. just because he was dancing at a gay bar means absolutely noting other than he hasnt got any hang ups. leave your damn cameras at home.
I guess he’d prefer that next time someone NOT ask permission and just click away and show him grinding up on his male friends. Maybe that’s what he wanted, to be “caught” so he wouldn’t have to willfully come out. It’s much easier to be caught then to have the guts to offer up the truth. Being confronted by the truth, in this case being asked permission, made it all a little ‘too real’ I’m guessing.
The really shocking thing about this story is the fact that there are gay bars in Salt Lake City.
I’m not a fan of the show, but I have watched it a few times over at different people’s houses just because they were big fans. I just assumed this guy was gay. I didn’t know he was supposedly str8.
@Michael Hulshof-Schmidt: I am glad to make you smile. If you feel faint, keep your eye on your electrolytes: sodium, potassium, magnesium, etc. And keep your lovely manners; they are appreciated.
Derek Hough fools no one. Nor does his sister.
We all know this: our LGBT LDS young people are kicked out of their families and their church for being queer. Until my dying day, I will do everything in my power to help them stay safe, sane and secure. I hope u will, too.
@Cyndi Brady: Cyndi, you are such a good soul and our LGBTQ youth so need our support and our collective voices.
Oh come on.we all know he’s doing the nasty with Mark Ballas!~
Isn’t it the 21st Century? I just don’t get all this pussyfooting around (if you’ll pardon the expression).
I love the bullshit hypocrisy.
Oh, I’m going to play straight, and pretend to have girlfriends, but then I’m going to go out to gay clubs and freak out if people recognize me.
It is funny that some of the jobs that are stereotypically the most gay are the ones that are the most homophobic.
Figure Skating and dancing are the two areas where there is a HUGE attempt to pretend everybody is straight. On “So You Can Think You Can Dance” you could always tell the gay dancers because the judge Nigel would go OVERBOARD constantly talking to them about how lucky they were to be dancing with (Insert name of hot female dancer here).
This guy is a professional ballroom dancer….yeah, REALLY big shock he’s gay.
@Cam: Exactly! They hypocrisy is disgusting! He should run for office as a Republican.
Taking(or asking to take) photos of celebrities when they’re not at a photo shoot is rude, declase, and trailer trash behavior.
@Mark: And so your point is?
Of course, idiot fools like Tony Perkins and Maggie Gallagher help other fools like Hough react so violently to be accused of being gay: http://hulshofschmidt.wordpress.com/2012/08/19/hate-groups-trying-to-play-victim-card-hypocrisy-much/
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