Ox Notes: November 26, 2008

As Dancing with the Stars 7 draws to a close, here’s a last round of post-show interviews from TV Guide, OK! Magazine, E! and Us Magazine.

During her interviews for Access Hollywood, Mel B asked all of the couples about a fight between Derek Hough and Warren Sapp that supposedly took place during rehearsal for the Samba Smackdown. TMZ has the details on the brawl.

After deciding to take a break from the show to focus on her musical career, Derek’s sister, Julianne, has earned some cautionary remarks from her coworkers. Fellow Dancing with the Stars pros Edyta Sliwinska & Alec Mazo told E! in a video interview that Julianne needs to make sure she doesn’t alienate her DwtS fans. "[T]he show is where she started. If I was her," said Edyta, "I would be doing both."

People filed a report from the set of Monday night’s final DwtS 7 Performance Show, which was watched by 21.1 million viewers. Ousted contestant Kim Kardashian posted some backstage photos at her MSN blog.

If you’re just not sure how to pass the time until Dancing with the Stars 8 premieres in the spring, NBC has you covered. Superstars of Dance debuts on January 4, wrapping up its brief inaugural season on January 26.

Happy Thanksgiving! Ox Notes will return on Monday, December 2. I leave you with video of DwtS 7 champs Brooke Burke & Derek Hough on Jimmy Kimmel Live: