Ox Notes: May 13, 2008

Last night’s Dancing with the Stars 6 Semi-Finals spawned two entertaining post-show interview videos. Mel B asked all of the stars about their pre-show rituals for Access Hollywood, and got a funny answer from Marissa Jaret Winokur.

Cristian de la Fuenta commandeered Entertainment Tonight‘s microphone in order to interview Cheryl Burke, and spent most of the interview pretending like he was going to hit Cheryl in the mouth with the mic.

When she wasn’t yelling at Cristian, Cheryl revealed the plan for next week’s final round: each couple will perform their favorite dance from the season, as well as a new freestyle routine, and all of the couples will dance a Cha Cha Cha to the same song.

Mark Ballas told TV Guide that one of the biggest challenges at this point in the season is that the songs the couples are dancing to are about 25 seconds longer than they were at the beginning of the season.

This week’s DwtS Yahoo! Buzz Session was entertaining, as always. Extra has a goofy interview with Bruno Tonioli and American Idol judge Simon Cowell.

Former DwtSer Jerry Springer has an interesting Q & A with the A.V. Club.

It’s upfront week, and all of the networks are announcing plans for the 2008-09 season. Here are the latest plans from ABC, CBS, and The CW. The CW also announced that it has renewed Reaper, and Scrubs has officially moved to ABC.

Two-time loser Amanda Kimmel told TV Guide that she’s just "too nice" to win Survivor. I’m pretty sure "nice" wasn’t the adjective the jury members were thinking when Amanda was bawling at Tribal Council about the emotional toll of winning the final Immunity Challenge.

Survivor: Micronesia winner Parvati Shallow was lucky she wasn’t up against Cirie in the Final Two. Alexis, who voted for Parvati, said in this Ponderosa video that she’d been rooting for Cirie.

The kid in me is happy that The Electric Company is returning to PBS, and that Fraggle Rock is being turned into a live-action musical by executive producer Ahmet Zappa. "Dance your cares away (clap, clap)…"