Ox Notes: August 13, 2008

The Beverly Hills, 90210 remake is down one star from the original series. Tori Spelling couldn’t settle on terms with the show’s producers, and has pulled out of the new series. Spelling was reportedly offered less money per episode than her fellow original 90210 co-stars, Jennie Garth and Shannen Doherty. Garth told EW that she’s "bummed" by the news.

Fellow Beverly Hills, 90210 alum, Ian Ziering, told People that reprising Steve Sanders for the new series "might be a step backwards" for his career.

Dancing with the Stars apparently has a limit on the number of celebrities with reality shows on E! allowed in each season, because Denise Richards won’t be a part of DwtS 7. It’s complicated.

The Mole ended its season on Monday night with an audience of fewer than 3 million viewers.

Being up against the Olympics certainly didn’t help The Mole. Total viewership of the Beijing Games has already surpassed 143 million people in the United States.

Variety has an article about the absence of stand-up comics among the actors nominated in the Emmy’s Leading Actor in a Comedy category.

Variety’s Brian Lowry speculates that the popularity of social networking sites might be responsible for the recent proliferation of vampire dramas on television. Hmm…

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