Ox Notes: September 18, 2007

TV Guide’s latest Dancing with the Stars interview is with Cameron Mathison, who feels guilty about forcing newlywed partner Edyta Sliwinska to commute to New York so he can tape All My Children.

Mathison’s fellow DwtS contestant Mark Cuban took a break from training to attend an exciting Chicago Cubs game last night; he’s thinking of buying the team. Jane Seymour sized up her competition, and former contestant Ian Ziering says he’s excited to sit in the audience and cheer for his 90210 castmate, Jennie Garth.

ABC might have its hands full keeping an eye on Floyd Mayweather, Jr. At a press conference to promote his December fight with Ricky Hatton, Mayweather muttered into Hatton’s ear, "I’m going to beat you like a bitch. Butt-f**k you." It could be a real problem if Floyd starts threatening Wayne Newton with non-consensual sex.

CBS has decided to hold advance screenings of Kid Nation for elementary school students, but not for TV critics. When movie studios don’t preview films for critics, the films are almost always dogs. We’ll see tomorrow night if the same holds true for Kid Nation.

Former Gilmore Girl Lauren Graham signed seven-figure development deal with NBC, and she quipped, "After having spent so many years representing the frog on the WB, I am especially comforted to be part of the only other network with an animal mascot."

And Pop Candy provided a link to a YouTube account belonging to Heroes star Adrian Pasdar. During downtime on the set, he makes short, quirky auteur films of his castmates, including Greg Grunberg going berserk and Sendhil Ramamurthy making a big decision. I liked this cute footage of Hayden Panettiere in Paris: