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    Marilu Henner & Derek Hough - Season 23


    Marilu Henner
    Season 23

    Paired with Derek Hough


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    With the energy of a teenager, the wisdom of a sage, and the memory of a superhero, Marilu Henner has deservedly earned the nickname "Perpetual Motion." Along with starring in over thirty films, six Broadway shows, and two hit classic sitcoms, Taxi and Evening Shade, this five-time Golden Globe nominee is also a New York Times best-selling author of 10 books on health, parenting, memory, and lifestyle improvement. Her books include the recent bestseller "Changing Normal: How I Helped My Husband Beat Cancer," "Total Memory Makeover," "Total Health Makeover," "Healthy Life Kitchen," "I Refuse to Raise a Brat" and "By All Means Keep On Moving," and have changed the lives of millions in her quest to make the world a healthier place.

    Marilu can currently be seen in the Hallmark series Aurora Teagarden, as well as the Hallmark Channel film Love on a Limb and can be seen in the upcoming the theatrical features In-Lawfully Yours and Imperfections, which will premiere at the Chicago Film Festival in October 2016. Marilu has hosted and executive produced two talk shows, Marilu and Shape Up Your Life, and as a two-time competitor on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice All-Stars, Marilu played for her favorite charities, including The Physicians' Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM) and the Alzheimer's Association. In fact, at PCRM's 25th Anniversary Gala, she was awarded their Voice of Compassion Award.

    As one of only twelve people documented with Highly Superior Autobiographical Memory, Marilu was the subject of a two-part special on 60 Minutes and on 60 Minutes Australia, as well as news programs and newspaper articles around the globe. She also served as the consultant on the CBS series Unforgettable, which ran for four seasons. Her ninth book, Total Memory Makeover: Uncover Your Past, Take Charge of Your Future!, was released in 2012 and became an instant New York Times and Publishers Weekly Best Seller.

    Her acting career continues to thrive as Marilu recently appeared in Brooklyn Nine-Nine, The Crazy Ones, The Glades, and the finale of Two and a Half Men. In 2012 she appeared in the feature film Vamps and in two holiday movies, Hitched for the Holidays on the Hallmark Channel and High School Holiday Reunion on Lifetime.

    Henner was a pioneer on the Internet, starting her own website, Marilu.com in 1999. In 2000, she began teaching online classes for her growing membership, as well as offering online counseling and support along with her twenty coaches who teach her Total Health Makeover (THM) lifestyle.

    Marilu has spoken before Congress on seven occasions on various subjects from dietary supplements and women's cardiovascular disease to deadbeat parents; and she was one of only two private citizens selected to contribute to the shaping of our government's food pyramid on 2004 and 2014.

    Marilu Henner is married to Michael Brown, CEO of Browntrout Publishers, and is the busy mother of two college-aged sons, Nick and Joey. Because she practices what she preaches, Marilu has truly become the quintessential portrait of what health and fitness can do for one's life, and she loves to give back to her community in so many ways.

    Derek Hough

    Emmy Award-winning and New York Times best-selling author Derek Hough, the only six-time champion in franchise history of the hit ABC show Dancing with the Stars, started dancing in his hometown of Salt Lake City, UT, at age 11. Just one year later, he moved to London to live and train with the top dance coaches in the world and attend the prestigious Italia Conti performing arts school where he studied theater, music and dance.

    Hough has appeared in film, television and stage projects as an actor. He made his feature-film debut for director Duane Adler and producer Robert Cort in the feature film Make Your Move, and recently was featured in the ABC series Nashville. His stage performances include Radio City Music Hall's Spring Spectacular, costarring alongside the Tony Award winning Laura Benanti, and the critically acclaimed production of Footloose, in which he starred on London's West End.

    Two-time Emmy Award winner and seven-time nominee for Best Choreography, Hough was one of the featured dancers on the original Dancing with the Stars tour and a choreographer on the BBC (UK) hit show, Dance X. In addition to choreographing the hit music video Parachute for British popstar Cheryl Cole, Hough performed live with her on her 2010 concert tour in England and France to rave reviews and standing ovations.

    Hough can also add author to his growing list of credits. His memoir Taking the Lead; Lessons from a Life in Motion hit stands in August of 2014 and rapidly was named to the prestigious New York Times Best-Seller list during two non-consecutive time periods. In 2014, Hough and his sister Julianne teamed for a live stage dance concert MOVE Live on Tour, performing in 50 cities around the country. In 2015, they toured again, selling out scores of venues on their 47-city outing.

    With celebrity partners on Dancing with the Stars that have included Brooke Burke, Shannon Elizabeth, Jennie Garth, Ricki Lake, Maria Menounos, Nicole Scherzinger, Jennifer Grey, Kellie Pickler, Amber Riley, Amy Purdy and Bindi Irwin, Hough is best known for his innovation and daring choreography on the show. Hough is the winningest professional dancer with six Mirror Ball Trophies. His work has brought him inquiries from the film and music world regarding his dance knowledge and ability.

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    Re: Marilu Henner & Derek Hough - Season 23

    I love this lady. Imagine being able to instantly recall every moment of your life. I don't think I'd want that, but she has made it work for her. I admire her achievements and, although she is no spring chicken (old expression - I give away my age by uttering it), I seem to recall that she can dance. And, of course, she has (arguably) the best dancer for her partner.
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    Re: Marilu Henner & Derek Hough - Season 23

    I love love love Marilu Henner and she is with the best partner Derek is back!!! I think she will surprise us all, these two will be contenders
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    Re: Marilu Henner & Derek Hough - Season 23

    Quote Originally Posted by MReid View Post
    I love love love Marilu Henner and she is with the best partner Derek is back!!! I think she will surprise us all, these two will be contenders
    I'm just so happy to see him, I have missed his magic..
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    Re: Marilu Henner & Derek Hough - Season 23

    Same here, and I'm glad he is paired with her. I'm definitely keeping them in my top five. I remember watching her on so many shows and in movies over the years. Very happy she is doing this, if anyone can win this at her age, it's Marilu.
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    Re: Marilu Henner & Derek Hough - Season 23

    Omg I was so happy when I heard Derek was coming back, like Derek is just such an incredible dancer and I believe he can make any partner he has a great dancer too!
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    Re: Marilu Henner & Derek Hough - Season 23

    I'm glad Derek's back, too. His dancing defines the word - 'precision' .
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    Re: Marilu Henner & Derek Hough - Season 23

    I love his dancing, and especially his choreography when he plays by the rules of his assigned dance. However, when he decides to just chuck the rules out the window & turns every dance into a Freestyle, and doesn't get penalized for it, it infuriates me.
    He's too good to have to do that kind of thing.
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    Re: Marilu Henner & Derek Hough - Season 23

    My most vivid memory of Marilu is when I went to a taping of The Tonight Show around 20 years ago. She was on the panel with, I think, Stephen Baldwin and Sting. Well, she fangirled out on Sting SO HARD that we were genuinely worried for his safety. It was actually embarrassing. She talked about how she wanted to eat the tape of "Dream of the Blue Turtles" so that it would be inside of her. Poor Sting just sat there trying to not look alarmed. My friend's husband worked for TTS, so we were able to stick around after the show. We were sure he would need to call security on her. We still talk about how mortifying it was. I mean, it's nice to see a celebrity geek out like that, but it was WAY over the top.

    All that said, I was impressed with her last night, even though I'm not all that happy to see Derek back. I've just never been a fan
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    Re: Marilu Henner & Derek Hough - Season 23

    I"m glad Derek is back. I'm sad he's with Marilu.
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