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Derek Hough Talks About Sister Julianne’s Blackface Halloween Costume


Julianne Hough had good intentions when she dressed up as Crazy Eyes from Orange Is the New Black, but I guess she thought blackface was the new norm because she wore it as part of her costume. It’s created some controversy, even here on Evil Beet. Her brother, Derek Hough, Dancing with the Stars superstar, is honest (mostly?) about her Halloween blunder. He spoke with E! News, via Daily News and said,

She is just beyond beside herself. She’s so apologetic. She’s so so sorry. Obviously, it wasn’t her brightest moment in her life, but hopefully we can move on.

Really, Derek? It was “obvious”? Then why the hell didn’t you let her know? Because here you are hanging out with her and her friends:

Weird that you were totally okay with the costume then. At least it seems like you’re totally okay with it, since you’ve no problem going out and being photographed with her.

Ms. Hough has since apologized on twitter to mixed responses.

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Julianne Hough Apologizes For Her Halloween Costume


Julianne Hough dressed up as the character “Crazy Eyes” from the hit show Orange Is the New Black. Cool! The problem is that the actress who plays Crazy Eyes is black, and Ms. Hough isn’t, and she thought it would be appropriate to don blackface (above). Not cool!  I think it’s a great to idea to get a group together and go as the OItNB characters, but come on, painting your face for a darker skin color is never a good idea. It’s just not. Especially if you’re a public figure.

Hough apologized for the backlash via twitter:

I am a huge fan of the show Orange is the New black, actress Uzo Aduba, and the character she has created. It certainly was never my intention to be disrespectful or demeaning to anyone in any way. I realize my costume hurt and offended people and I truly apologize.

She’s getting comments back like, “Girl, bye” and “It’s okay, it was Halloween!”

What do you think?

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Julianne Hough Did Blackface For Halloween

Ohh man. Julianne Hough did blackface as part of her Halloween costume when she dressed up as “Crazy Eyes” (Uzo Aduba) from Orange Is the New Black. The costume idea is a good one — it’s creative — but the execution (the makeup) is just so bad and for so many different reasons.

The thing is, Julianne Hough looks nothing like actress Uzo Aduba (below) to begin with, so making her face dark doesn’t help the costume at all. I don’t know why she thought it was a necessary choice.


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Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough Are No More

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Nooooo, how could this be happening? How could true love die?!?! Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough, the American Idol generation’s one shining beacon of everlasting love (LOL) and a possible example of proper bearding techniques are no longer together. This actually does kind of suck, ‘cos they were sort of weirdly adorable together, in that way that those stuffed animasl an ex won you at a carnival that’re now sitting in a trash bag in your basement is. If you want to know what the hell I’m talking about, good luck, because I don’t know either.

In any case, US Weekly reports that the split was probably amicable but was definitely due to the distance – after all, with both living and working in Los Angeles and the traffic on the 405 being shitty pretty much all hours of the day, it’s too much ground to cover, too much adversity to overcome.

And the notoriously busy Hollywood pair, who began dating in 2010, may have their packed schedules to blame.

“Honestly, their schedules were too hectic,” a source tells Us. “It just got to be too much. I think they both just sort of knew they couldn’t do it anymore. The travel and lifestyle got to be too much. Who knows if this is just for now, but I think this is for good.”

In all seriousness, relationships do require the people in them to, you know, have time together and maybe their careers are making that impossible, so whatevs. I’ll try to dry my tears, here.


“He was after me since I was 18 … he totally wasn’t my type … I thought he was gay … After a few years, he was persistent … so I went out with him on a date and I realized how much I liked him.”

Julianne Hough on her newest (and confirmed!) boyfriend, Ryan Seacrest. Don’t sweat it too much, though, Jules. A lot of other people thought he was gay, too, but that didn’t stop them from swooning over him. Everyone caves sooner or later.

OK, So Is He Gay, Or Is He Not Gay?

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I’m just so torn and confused. Ryan Seacrest, who’s actually grown on me over the years, was photographed earlier in the week, sauntering wait, no, straight guys don’t saunter walking along the beach with Dancing With the Stars Julianne Hough. The two look cozy, and Seacrest doesn’t look all that pleased to be photographed, which is surprising, considering who he is and what he does for a living.

This isn’t the first time the two have been linked — they were said to have attended a “cozy” dinner a few months back where the two shared “intimate kisses.”

Well, either way, sweet. I love Ryan. And if he’s happy, then I’m happy. And if he’s dating Julianne Hough, great, and if he’s using her as a decoy in order to get into her brother Derek’s much-tighter pants, so be that, too.

Burlesque: Lookin’ Good So Far

Christina Aguilera looked stunning rocking that wig/glasses/scarf combo while shooting a scene for her upcoming movie, Burlesque. Of course Christina Aguilera is in a movie called burlesque (so are Kristen Bell and Julianne Hough.) I don’t even think of the Pussycat Dolls when I hear that word, I think of X-Tina, who took her fascination with the artform to an all time high a couple years ago when practically everything she wore looked like it belonged on the stage of some Hollywood speakeasy back in the day. The description of the film from IMDB is as follows: “A small-town girl ventures to Los Angeles and finds her place in a neo-burlesque club run by a former dancer.” Hmmm. I like the idea of a burlesque film and if she’s singing it in, I am for sure watching, but the plot summary kinda makes this sound like Glitter II.