Ox Notes: October 23, 2008

Apparently, Cheryl Burke’s public declarations that she’s happy with the way she looks weren’t good enough for some of her fellow Dancing with the Stars pros. Louis van Amstel and Maksim Chmerkovskiy said in the latest issue of TV Guide that both Cheryl and Lacey Schwimmer need to lose some weight. Classy, guys.

Julianne Hough blogged that she’s feeling fine after a trip to the hospital for stomach troubles.

TV Guide and People both filed reports from backstage at Tuesday night’s DwtS Results Show. Kim Kardashian blogged about the episode for MSN.

Starting in March, Alec Baldwin will be the permanent co-host of TCM’s weekly film showcase, The Essentials. Here’s a link to a list of the movies that will be featured on The Essentials for the rest of the year.

Also coming up on TCM is its special 48 Hours of Horror, featuring non-stop horror movies on October 30 and 31.

Speaking of scary stuff, two new DVD sets of Sesame Street episodes from the late 1960s and early ’70s contain warnings that the episodes are appropriate for adults only, lest children be exposed to Oscar’s grouchy attitude or Cookie Monster’s addiction, not to mention Cookie smoking a pipe (before he eats it). Naturally, I look forward to watching the DVDs with my 5-year-old niece, thereby enhancing my reputation as "Cool Aunt Kathy." You can watch a clip of the offending shows here.

The Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan wants all of us to start watching The CW’s Privileged and Supernatural. I haven’t seen Privileged yet, but I love Supernatural. It’s the most consistently good show on TV.

As a bonus, tonight’s episode of Supernatural will be followed by a 90-second clip of Jensen Ackles lip-synching Survivor’s "Eye of the Tiger." I sure hope it can top his rendition of The Beatles’ "I Saw Her Standing There" (Jensen sings at the 1:10 mark in the song).