Former country singer Julianne Hough was a victim of a pretty serious car theft in Los Angeles on Friday night. The singer/actress/dancer left $100,000 worth of jewelry in her Mercedes at a Hollywood apartment complex while visiting a friend. When she came back to the lot afterwards, everything was missing… and what’s worse is that the three pricey pieces of jewelry were a gift from her boyfriend, Ryan Seacrest. Included in the theft was a $50,000 watch, reports TMZ.
There were no signs of visible forced entry on the scene, so its possible that she left her car unlocked. The “That Song In My Head” singer had found the car door left wide open.
Country music beauties Kellie Pickler, Taylor Swift, and Julianne Hough have made Maxim magazine’s 2012 Hot 100 Women list. They’re the only country stars to make the list, but are representing pretty well with the reader votes: Taylor ranks in at number 26, Kellie at number 72, and Julianne at number 47. They beat out Pippa Middleton, Nicki Minaj, Nina Dobrev and more. Supermodel Bar Refaeli took the number one spot. See the full list here on Maxim’s site.
Do you agree with the rankings? Who do you think is country music’s hottest woman?
Julianne Hough has been absent from the country music scene from some time now, as well as the “Dancing With the Stars” stage. The last time she was on the stage was with now ex-boyfriend Chuck Wicks in the Spring of 2009. She did make a re-appearance to DWTS last week during the show’s Movie Soundtrack week, dancing to the title track of her new movie while Blake Shelton performed it. The last music we heard from her was also in 2009 when she toured with George Strait. That same year, she also won her very first ACM Award. With an absence of any new music recently, as well as her new-found success in the world of film, fans have been left wondering whether or not Julianne is finished with her singing career. While promoting her new movie, Footloose, earlier this month, Julianne revealed that her sophomore country album has actually been completed for quite a while.
Julianne Hough has been making the rounds to promote her movie, Footloose, which is in theaters this Friday, October 14th. Make sure you catch Julianne later on The Tonight Show With Jay Leno!
Also, do not forget to set your DVRs for Dancing With The Stars tomorrow night. Hough will return to her old stomping ground to take the stage to dance with Footloose co-star Kenny Wormald as Blake Shelton performs his version of the classic song “Footloose.” Julianne is also slated to perform a number with her brother and Dancing With The Stars stand-out, Derek Hough.
Nashville Lifestyle magazine released its list of most beautiful people and Julianne Hough made the final cut. Julianne, a sometimes country artist sometimes dancer sometimes actress, stars in the Footloose remake out in theaters everywhere tomorrow. She’s also the cover girl for the issue out in stores now.
Other Nashville celebrities who made the list include GAC’s Suzanne Alexander, Titans Linebacker Will Witherspoon, Blain Bishop and many others. See the full list HERE and in the issue out now!
There is no denying that Julianne Hough is a triple threat, and the country sweetheart has just landed another big-screen gig. This spring, Hough is set to star in a new movie opposite Russell Brand. The project is still untitled, but Hough will be playing a young woman who questions her faith after surviving a plane crash and subsequently gets lost in the excessive nightlife of Las Vegas.
Film credits to Hough’s name include Burlesque,Footloose, and Rock of Ages. Footloose marks her first lead role and hits theaters on October 14th. Production on Rock of Ages has wrapped and is slated for release next June.
Julianne Hough helped kick off the voting campaign for the “Hero Dog Awards” in New York City on June 20th. Each vote for the lucky canines in the eight categories will be matched by a donation to the American Humane Association by Cesar Canine Cuisine. Proceeds will go towards assisting specially trained dogs used for animal therapy.
Hough visited patients who use the therapy dogs, and performed a few of her songs acoustically. She also shared stories on how her pets have helped her cope with loneliness on the road.
The Hero Dog Awards will air on the Hallmark Channel on November 1st.
Another CMA Awards night has come and gone, but certain moments left lasting impressions on our staff. If you follow us on Twitter, you know we spent the majority of the show cracking on Sheryl Crow‘s hair, Dolly Parton‘s assets, Zac Brown Band‘s beards, and Kacey Musgraves‘ b****y resting face. While those particular things set the stage for our jokes, puns, and #sarcastictweets, our staff compiled a list of our other favorite moments of the night. The following are those award show memories that are ingrained in our minds:
Kellie Pickler is the new Dancing With The Stars champion!
Country’s sweetheart and her partner, Derek Hough, took home the Mirror Ball Trophy last night. The pair wowed us all season, and their performances were near perfection on Monday. Their freestyle dance was absolutely stunning and had the ballroom in tears. If you missed it, check out the video below. It’s probably the best dance ever on Dancing With The Stars.
We know Kellie is amazingly talented when it comes to music, but she also has the talent when it comes to dancing. The judges even compared her to Derek’s sister and superstar dancer/country singer, Julianne Hough, during the finale. She truly looked like a professional out on the floor.
On top of her top-notch dancing skills, the genuine personality and classiness that Kellie brings to everything she does was clearly evident every week. People fell in love with her on American Idol years ago, and they got to fall in love with her all over again on Dancing With The Stars.
Congratulations to Kellie and Derek! We’ve always been Team Pickler. The win was very well deserved and we are so happy for you.
While we are at it, let’s take a look at some of our other favorite Pickler dances this season.
Jazz Routine – Week 2:
Rumba – Week 4 with special appearance by Kellie’s husband and songwriter, Kyle Jacobs:
The always adorable and fun, Pickler, will be paired with Derek Hough, the brother of another country sweetheart, Julianne Hough. Pickler is the first past American Idol contestant to compete on the show.
Meanwhile, vocal powerhouse and 5-time Grammy winner, Judd, will be partnered with Tony Dovolani.
It should be an entertaining season for country music fans. Both pairs are a great match, and I can’t wait to watch!