Ox Notes: November 20, 2008

Julianne Hough used her Fancast blog to thank her fans and encourage them to vote for her brother, Derek, and Brooke Burke for Dancing with the Stars 7 champs. She also wrote that she will not participate in DwtS this spring and may sit out the next fall season as well.

Lance Bass colorfully explained to People why he considers Brooke his biggest competition for the DwtS 7 trophy: "She could pee on the floor and they would give her 10s for it."

People has a backstage report from Tuesday night’s DwtS 7 Results Show, which was the highest rated Results Show this season.

DwtS alums Kelly Monaco and Mel B are joining a topless Las Vegas revue, though they’ll be keeping their tops on.

Bravo’s website has a Q&A with Fabio, my favorite Top Chef: New York contestant. Tom Colicchio helpfully explains in his blog what "New American Cuisine" is.

Since Thanksgiving is only one week away, Variety’s Brian Lowry wrote an article about things on TV that he’s not thankful for.

Gwyneth Paltrow got in trouble with Peta recently for wearing a fur stole in a print ad, and her response is the perfect example of how to gracefully deal with bad publicity.

I’ve enjoyed watching Paltrow in Spain…on the road Again on PBS, as she tours the country with Mario Batali, Mark Bittman and Claudia Bassols. Check out this clip of the show, and then look for it on your local PBS station: