Ox Notes: April 25, 2007

No Contract Extension for Rosie
Rosie O’Donnell’s controversial run on The View comes to an end in June, after she and ABC failed to reach an agreement in contract negotiations. TV Guide’s Matt Roush has a good take on the announcement.

DwtS News
Heather Mills said in her USA Today blog that she had trouble with two key components of the Paso Doble: the dramatic element and the skirt (she’d worn pants for all of her previous dances). Also, she didn’t have the time to take the ballet lessons that Carrie Ann Inaba recommended to help her posture. Still, judge Bruno Tonioli and former contestant Shanna Moakler felt Heather should’ve stayed.

Things weren’t all somber at last night’s Results Show. Before the show began, the studio audience serenaded Len Goodman on the occasion of his 21st birthday (or so he claimed).

Buying the War
Bill Moyers Journal returns to PBS tonight with the episode "Buying the War." It examines the actions of mainstream media outlets in the early stages of the Iraq War — specifically the way networks broadcast whatever they were told by the Bush administration without questioning it. Check PBS’s website for your local listings.

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