Ox Notes: October 9, 2008

Dancing with the Stars pro Cheryl Burke appeared on Good Morning America today to address comments people are making about her figure this season. She admitted that she gained five pounds over the summer — the first extended time off she’s had in years — but says she still wears a size 4.

You can bid on the size "approximately 0" dress that Julianne Hough wore to the 2008 Creative Arts Emmy Awards at charity auction site Clothes Off Our Backs. Other DwtS-related items up for bid include an iPod autographed by Karina Smirnoff, a wine bottle signed by Shannon Elizabeth & Derek Hough, a dress worn by Monique Coleman on The Tyra Banks Show, and shoes that Marie Osmond wore on an episode of DwtS.

Julianne Hough posted two new entries at her Fancast blog, one about dancing with her brother on this week’s Results Show and another about her music.

People reported on What You Didn’t See at Tuesday night’s Results Show.

DwtS 5 champ Helio Castroneves pled not guilty to tax evasion charges in Miami last Friday.

Top Chef fans in the New York City area can meet former contestants at the "Taste of the Five Boroughs" event later this month.

Pop Candy has a post about zombie-themed events taking place this month.

Finally, EW has a photo gallery of 21 American Shows Based on British Gems, which includes current hits like American Idol and Dancing with the Stars, but also classics like Three’s Company and Too Close for Comfort. Who knew?