Shaking butt in a notorious SLC gay bar – DWTS DEREK HOUGH threw hissy fit when a fan tried to snap a pic.
“Dancing with the Stars 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 dated “American Pie” actress Shannon Elizabeth for a year and has been romantically linked to Lauren Conrad of “The Hills” and British pop star/“DWTS” finalist Cheryl Cole. The night before the frisky field trip, he attended a performance by his current rumored love interest, Katherine.
“I’ve been called gay forever because I’m a dancer,” Hough told a reporter. “I know what I like, and I like women.”
“Derek very well may not be gay,” added Ken. “But he sure was dressed pretty and he threw an impressive hissy fit when I asked for a photo!”