Ox Notes: October 29, 2008

Entertainment Tonight filmed an interview with Cloris Leachman following her ouster from Dancing with the Stars. The 82-year-old actress also talked with OK! Magazine about her future plans, which include a movie and, possibly, a Broadway musical.

E! reports that fans shouldn’t be surprised if Cloris follows through on her promise to return to the DwtS set next week: contestants get paid to sit in the audience after they’ve gotten the boot.

Access Hollywood and People filed behind the scenes reports from Monday night’s DwtS Performance Show. Kim Kardashian blogged about the performances for MSN.

Before she went into surgery yesterday, DwtS pro Julianne Hough blogged about her medical condition for Fancast. Earlier this week, she and dance partner Cody Linley modeled Halloween costumes for Access Hollywood.

Cody and his temporary replacement partner, Edyta Sliwinska, started working together even before it was announced that Julianne would leave the show to have surgery, according to TV Guide. Edyta filled in for Julianne during the Group Hip-Hop rehearsals.

In other news, The CW and CBS are both considering remaking Melrose Place.

The Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan posted the transcript of her super-long interview with Mad Men creator Matt Weiner.

People has an interview with ousted Amazing Racers, Ty & Aja.

Variety’s Brian Lowry writes about the ways networks are trying to put a positive spin on their declining ratings.

I’m going to have to subscribe to VH1 Classic so that I can watch That Metal Show, which the network describes as a cross between The View and Headbanger’s Ball.