Ox Notes: October 15, 2007

Samantha Harris returns to her Dancing with the Stars hosting duties tonight, and Reality Blurred’s Andy Denhart (writing for MSNBC) paid tribute to her ineptitude and the unintentional hilarity that ensues.

Sabrina Bryan and Jennie Garth have spent the weekend preparing for the Paso Doble, while Mark Cuban tried to get his brain and body in sync for the Viennese Waltz. Jennie also warned 90210 fans to look for Ian Ziering in the studio audience tonight.

Jane Seymour, meanwhile, wrote about her experience training for DwtS while coping with her mother’s death.

Tuesday night’s DwtS Results Show will feature two performances by Gloria Estefan. Some of the DwtS pros will dance as Glo sings "Rhythm Is Gonna Get You," and she will be accompanied by her own backup dancers as she sings "A Bailar" from her new album. So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Wade Robson is the night’s featured guest dancer.

A trailer has been released for the upcoming Dancing with the Stars video game. I’m still not sure what I think about it.

Fox has reduced its order for episodes of The Return of Jezebel James to seven — not surprising considering the terrible promotional clips that surfaced a few months ago.

Seeing as today is Blog Action Day, where bloggers try to draw attention to environmental issues, here’s a link to an article I read at MSN yesterday about American toy companies. For those of us in the U.S., buying American-made toys produces fewer greenhouse gases during transportation and eliminates the risk of kids being exposed to the lead paint used in many Chinese-made toys.