Ox Notes: October 16, 2007

Gloria Estefan had to cancel her performance at tonight’s Dancing with the Stars Results Show to be with her ailing mother. ABC hasn’t named a replacement act yet, and it’s unclear how that will affect the "former contestant and former champion" that were scheduled to perform with Glo. I have a hunch that the champ is Cheryl Burke and the contestant is Ian Ziering.

TV Guide talked with the celebs about their radical physical transformations after last night’s DwtS Performance Show. And the writer was lucky enough to catch a glimpse of Edyta eating corn chips in her bathrobe after the show wrapped.

Dancing with the Stars is TV Guide’s cover story this week.

People has an outlet for all the DwtS fans disappointed by the end of Drew Lachey’s tenure as co-host: take their Drew vs. Samantha poll.

Reality Blurred is following all of the Top Chef 4 spoilers coming out of Chicago.

I’m excited for celebrity week on Wheel of Fortune, which airs November 12-16. With Paula Deen spinning the wheel for me, there’s no way I could lose.

Yahoo! TV features an article about the art of casting television shows.

And clips from the pilot of zombie drama Babylon Fields have surfaced. I’m disappointed Babylon Fields wasn’t picked up, but after seeing these clips, I’m not surprised CBS decided to pass on a show featuring zombie sex.