Julianne Hough dances back to 'Dancing' as judge

August 21, 2014 - 9:06 AM
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FILE - In this Thursday, Aug. 7, 2014, file photo, actress Julianne Hough looks back for photographers at the premiere of the film "Let's Be Cops," in Los Angeles. "Dancing With the Stars" says two-time champion Hough is returning to the ballroom as a judge this season. She will preside alongside Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli. The new season launches Sept. 15 on ABC. (Photo by Chris PizzelloInvision/AP, File)

NEW YORK (AP) — "Dancing With the Stars" says two-time champion Julianne Hough is returning to the ballroom as a judge this season. She will preside alongside Len Goodman, Carrie Ann Inaba and Bruno Tonioli.

After serving as a company dancer-choreographer, Hough left the show in 2009 to focus on acting and music. Her films include "Safe Haven," ''Paradise," ''Rock of Ages" and the 2011 remake of "Footloose." She released a best-selling album in 2008.

"Dancing With the Stars" is hosted by Tom Bergeron and Erin Andrews. Its new season launches Sept. 15 on ABC.