Ox Notes: October 1, 2008

Perhaps Kim Kardashian suspected that Tuesday night’s episode of Dancing with the Stars 7 would be her last, because she told essentially the same thing to every media outlet she talked to, including Us, OK!, TV Guide, and ET: she’s a shy person who’s proud of what she did on DwtS.

E! got reactions from Kim’s family regarding her ouster, and Kim’s DwtS partner, Mark Ballas, told People: "I will always be so proud that I was the one holding her hand up there."

Mel B elicited some very kind comments about Kim from her Dancing with the Stars castmates for this Access Hollywood video, but Mel’s massive cleavage upstaged everyone she interviewed.

EW.com took a phone call from Maksim Chmerkovskiy after last night’s show in which he discussed Tom Bergeron’s daily workout routine.

Kim posted some backstage photos to her MSN blog the day before she got the boot. Julianne Hough wrote about Monday night’s Performance Show on her Fancast blog, and E! caught up with Rocco DiSpirito to talk about his low-scoring Rumba.

The CW is working on a new series called The Graysons, which will be about the life of Batman’s sidekick, Robin, before he donned the tights.

I’ll be out of town for several days and plan to return with Ox Notes next Wednesday. The MOIB Dancing with the Stars Chat Room will be open on Monday and Tuesday night, and I hope to join you there.