Ox Notes: September 28, 2007

There’s never an end to news about Dancing with the Stars. Victoria Beckham was going to be fellow Spice Girl Melanie Brown’s personal costume designer for DwtS, but those plans may be put on hold since Posh’s father-in-law suffered a heart attack on Thursday.

To wrap up the first week of DwtS, here’s a clip from Entertainment Tonight following Tuesday night’s Performance Show, and video of Josie Maran on Jimmy Kimmel Live after she’d been eliminated from DwtS. Josie sounds a little flaky — she gave birth to her kid in her backyard on purpose — but she is launching a line of earth-friendly cosmetics, so she’s cool in my book.

If you wondered what Tom Bergeron was talking about when he mentioning a new DwtS book, he was referring to Dancing with the Stars: Jive, Samba, and Tango Your Way Into the Best Shape of Your Life. Fans can have copies of the book signed by Joey Lawrence and Elena Grinenko at the Borders in Torrence, CA on October 2 at 7 p.m. — which is a horrible time for a book signing, since the Results Show airs at 8.

I’m glad I stopped watching Kid Nation, so that I didn’t have to endure graphic footage of the kids killing chickens on the most recent episode.

NBC’s plan to combine ratings from two airings of the Heroes season premiere has forced Nielsen to review that ratings loophole.

I caught a rerun of the series premiere of Reaper on the CW last night, and I loved it. Plenty of laugh-out-loud moments, and a great supporting cast made of veterans of other nerdy shows, including Missy Peregrym (Heroes), Ray Wise (Twin Peaks), and Tyler Labine (Invasion), who should get a Best Supporting Actor Emmy nomination for his work in the premiere.

If only the CW would reschedule Reaper so it didn’t have to go up against House and the DwtS Results Show.

Tonight, I’ll be watching one of the strangest collections of shows imaginable: Countdown with Keith Olbermann, Moonlight, The Soup, and Bill Moyers Journal.

I’m excited for the debut of Moonlight because I know one of the staff writers (it’s her first, but long overdue, Hollywood gig), and because it marks the return of Jason Dohring, aka Logan from Veronica Mars. Further, the show’s star, Alex O’Loughlin, confirmed that Moonlight only deals with vampires, and not the rest of supernatural pantheon. That should serve to separate it from other otherworldly series like Supernatural and Blood Ties.

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