Ox Notes: November 20, 2007

In her latest blog post, Jennie Garth is psyched about her high scoring performances in the Dancing with the Stars semifinals. About her Tango, Jennie says, "I felt crisp and sharp and clean, and I enjoyed it." And after earning a perfect score for her Cha Cha Cha, she says, "I feel like I’m a Latin dancer!"

Former 90210-er Shannen Doherty explained to People why Jennie gets nervous during the performance shows: "We’re TV actors. We’re not used to performing live. We do takes and we get to mess up and we know that we’re going to have another take where we get to be perfect."

According to TV Guide’s Backstage Report, Celine Dion is eager to be a contestant on DwtS, if her busy performing schedule can accommodate it. Please, crazy Celine Dion, find a way!

MTV is bringing another dance competition show to the air. Tentatively titled — with good reason — Randy Jackson Presents America’s Best Dance Crew, the show sounds like a cross between Dance War and So You Think You Can Dance.

The Apprentice and its quasi-celebrity cast will hit the airwaves on Thursday, January 3 at 9 ET, although their stay in that slot might be temporary should the strike end and production on The Office resume.

Reality Blurred reports that the cast for The Apprentice was actually announced last month in a press conference, but news outlets kept the list secret at NBC’s request, even though contestants had already been seen in public participating in tasks for the show. So much for independent media.

In a TV Guide interview, Reaper’s Tyler Labine says this of his devilish costar, Ray Wise: "He is probably the coolest man alive. He’s got this big Cheshire Cat grin and he stands around chewing his gum with his crazy white teeth and his L.A. tan."

TV Guide also interviewed the latest Survivor eliminated, Frosti, who says a romance with Courtney was never on his mind: "You’re in the jungle, starving, dirty, surrounded by crazy people who dig graves [James] and serve lunch [Denise]."