Ox Notes: October 3, 2007

TV Guide’s backstage report from the second Dancing with the Stars Results Show has a lot of quotes from Tony Dovolani about how he and Jane Seymour plan to proceed with the show following the death of Jane’s mother.

And thanks to People’s backstage reporting, I’m officially a Queen Latifah fan. Apparently, Latifah insisted on performing live with the DwtS band last night — a bold move, and a huge compliment to Harold Wheeler and company. Plus, it meant that we got to see one more performance by the professional dancers than we usually get at a Results Show.

Jennie Garth has already updated her blog at OK! Magazine after last night’s elimination. After you’ve read that, kill some more time with this DwtS quiz at People, complete with video answers by Maksim Chmerkovskiy.

The Results Show was watched by 15.7 millions viewers, losing in its time slot to House. Maybe if the Cavemen/Carpoolers hour tanks, ABC will move the Results Show up an hour and I won’t have to record Reaper.

Here’s another interview with Dale Levitski, ahead of tonight’s 75-minute Top Chef 3 finale. And Top Chef guest judge Eric Ripert is doing a heckuva nice thing by cooking a special "doomsday menu" for a man who’s about to undergo surgery that could rob him of his sense of taste. Take a look at the menu here.

And I couldn’t be happier that ABC has given Veronica Mars creator Rob Thomas the green light to rework his show Cupid for a return to the small screen. The show about a man (originally played by Jeremy Piven) who thinks he’s Zeus’ son sent to Earth to help the romantically challenged only lasted 15 episodes during the 1998-99 season, but it was appointment viewing for me.

But don’t plan on catching up on the original series on DVD if you missed it 9 years ago. It’s not available.