Ox Notes: October 22, 2008

Toni Braxton avoided the press after being voted off Dancing with the Stars 7 last night. She skipped interviews with Access Hollywood, E!, and Entertainment Tonight, though she did stop by Jimmy Kimmel Live. Her partner, Alec Mazo, only spoke to OK! Magazine.

Also absent from the post-show interviews was DwtS pro Julianne Hough, who went to the hospital for the treatment of stomach pains.

In the interviews linked above, Cody Linley revealed that he’ll dance the Samba next week, and Cloris Leachman said that she will Cha Cha. And, of course, the whole cast will perform a Hip-Hop routine.

Monday night’s DwtS Performance Show was watched by an audience of 18.6 million. Julianne Hough and Kim Kardashian blogged about the performances, while People filed a report about "What You Didn’t See" behind the scenes.

EW’s Annie Barrett posted a second video clip of her interview with Maksim Chmerkovskiy, who spoke about his unofficial duties on the DwtS set, wrangling Cloris Leachman when she would wander off her mark. The interview was filmed on Friday, when Maks was still confident of the fans’ support for Toni Braxton and Susan Lucci.

People has an interview with Brooke & Marisa, the latest team eliminated from The Amazing Race.

Smallville‘s John Glover will return to primetime in a role on Brothers & Sisters.

The Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan is not impressed with the scheduling moves NBC has made this season.

Variety has an article about what producers do after they leave the TV business.

Production just wrapped on Project Runway 6, and things don’t sound good for the show’s first season on Lifetime. The producers set up a fake Mood fabric store for the designers to shop in, and they didn’t use Michael Kors and Nina Garcia in every episode. Not a good idea.