Credit: Larry Busacca/Getty Images Photo: Ryan Seacrest and Julianne Hough Get Close at the MET Ball on May 2, 2011

Two-time Dancing With the Stars champ Julianne Hough walked the red carpet at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards, wearing a black Kaufman Franco dress that her boyfriend, American Idol host Ryan Seacrest, picked out for her.

Julianne talked to E!’s Giuliana Rancic about her upcoming projects. She has the film Rock of Ages coming out in June and she’s about to start production on a new movie, the as-yet-untitled directorial debut of Diablo Cody (Juno). Shell be going to New Orleans in two weeks to work on the dark comedy. “I’m really excited,” Julianne said. “It’s nothing people have seen me do before. It’s strictly acting, no singing or dancing.” She plays a Christian evangelist who got into a terrible accident and two-thirds of her body is burned.

Giuliana asked how long Julianne would be away from Ryan. “About eight weeks,” Julianne said. Wow! To clarify, Ryan piped in, there will be a lot of traveling back and forth. 

So our Julianne is a real movie star now, doing the long-distance thing with Ry-guy. Sniff. They grow up so fast!