Ox Notes: June 4, 2008

Apparently, I was part of a small group when I watched the season premiere of The Mole on Monday night. The show debuted to an audience of only 4.73 million people.

Ahead of tonight’s new episode of Top Chef: Chicago, People has an interview with Spike, who incidentally shares his name with a cockatiel my friend, Kelly, owned in fifth grade. Restaurateur Rick Tramanto gave the Chicago Tribune the scoop on the frozen scallops in his cooler which ultimately doomed Spike.

Original Survivor winner Richard Hatch is appealing his tax evasion conviction to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Speaking of stars in money trouble, Ed McMahon’s $6.25 million Beverly Hills home is facing foreclosure.

At George Takei’s upcoming wedding to Brad Altman, Chekov will serve as best man and Uhura will be matron of honor.

OK! Magazine has Dancing with the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff’s makeup removal secrets.

Variety posted an article on why TV writers don’t pen shows with main characters who are writers.

Don’t read this article about cheesy ’80s TV theme songs unless you want to have the Silver Spoons theme stuck in your head for the rest of the day. You have been warned.