Ox Notes: September 17, 2007

Dancing with the Stars 5 premieres one week from tonight, and TV Guide has interviews with Albert Reed and Marie Osmond. Marie says of her physical preparedness for the competition: "I should be 20 pounds thinner. But come on — I have eight kids and I’m 47 years old! Who cares?"

If you’re interested in owning a piece of DwtS memorabilia, Charity Folks features an auction of teapots decorated by the casts of TV shows, and a teapot signed by the DwtS judges has yet to receive a single bid. Same goes for the teapot autographed by So You Think You Can Dance choreographers Alex Da Silva, Brian Friedman, Dan Karaty, Mia Michaels and Mary Murphy. Bidding starts at $150, and proceeds from the auctions benefit BAFTA/LA and the Television Academy Foundation.

Jeff Probst says he’d like to do another all-star edition of Survivor, with one caveat: "I wouldn’t be looking forward to necessarily doing another 20 all-stars, because I know the minute you call them an ‘all-star,’ suddenly the contract has four-page rider on it that they need their green M&Ms removed."

Bullz-Eye.com has an amusing article about TV stars who tried and failed to make it big on the big screen.

If you’re like me and prefer to read about awards shows rather than watch them, here’s a list of the winners at last night’s Emmys.

I’m bummed that The Colbert Report is in reruns this week, as I’m excited to see how Stephen Colbert reacts to losing out on an Emmy to Tony Bennett. He lost to Barry Manilow last year, although the two did make up on The Report.