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Dancing With The Stars

Derek Hough and Nicole Scherzinger Go Clubbing Together, But Are “Just Friends”

It's always good to see Dancing With the Stars partners staying in touch — even if those touches are purely platonic and don’t mean they are dating.

Last Thursday (June 7), Season 10 champions Nicole Scherzinger and Derek Hough were spotted out and about in Hollywood. People reports that they started off at a new hot spot called Lure. "Derek came with friends and Nicole came later at around 12:45 a.m.," a source told People. "They danced and seemed to be in great spirits, having a fun time. They stayed for a bit and left together."

The story says they also went to Jason Scoppa's Sayers Sessions, where Rumer Willis was performing. Last week, RumorFix also reported on Derek and Nicole leaving Sayers together, but they quoted a "source" close to Derek as saying the DWTS partners are "just friends."

They may not have time to go clubbing together anymore, however. It was just announced that Nicole will be heading to the UK version of The X-Factor to replace judge Kelly Rowland. She'll be there for about four months and it will put her closer to her on-and-off boyfriend, Lewis Hamilton.

Meanwhile, Derek just co-hosted E! News, has a cameo in his sister Julianne's movie Rock of Ages and should be preparing for Dancing With the Stars: All-Stars, although who knows which past dancer will be his partner. It sounds like Nicole is out, with this new X-Factor gig. Who’s in?

Sources: People, RumorFix

Gina Carbone is a contributing writer at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow her on Twitter @ginacarbone.

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