Ox Notes: September 14, 2007

Plenty of Dancing with the Stars interviews for you today: Floyd Mayweather Jr. confessed to TV Guide that he has a weakness for gummy bears. In an interview with the Houston Chronicle, new pro Mark Ballas says of Julianne Hough, a former student at his parents’ dance studio: "Now she can’t keep using my moves because I’m doing the show." And DwtS alum Lisa Rinna told The Advocate what she fears most about her red carpet duties at this weekend’s Emmys: a Joan Rivers sneak attack.

A man has been arrested for attacking Top Chef 2 contestant Josie Smith-Malave and her friends over Labor Day weekend.

Top Chef judge/blogger Anthony Bourdain just filmed what sounds like the weirdest holiday special ever for his Travel Channel series No Reservations, involving fake blood, ugly Christmas sweaters, and the band Queens of the Stone Age.

NBC might yank the only half-hour scripted comedy it picked up for the 2007-2008 season. The IT Crowd stars The Soup’s Joel McHale, so I hope the network gives it a chance.

Each year, Salon gives an award to the most underappreciated show on TV, and this year’s Buffy Award (named after the vampire slayer) went to Friday Night Lights. Since I adore all of the previous Buffy winners — The Wire, Veronica Mars, and Battlestar Galactica — and was introduced to all of them on DVD, I’ll be picking up the first season of Friday Night Lights this afternoon.

In an effort to attract folks like me, NBC priced the 22-episode first season DVD set at a modest $29.98. Amazon further slashed the price $19.99. Not a bad investment, if you ask me.

Finally, here’s video of the Access Hollywood interview in which Lauren outed dating couple Hok & Lacey during rehearsal for the So You Think You Can Dance tour.

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