Ox Notes: December 4, 2008

Bravo’s website features blog posts about last night’s episode of Top Chef: New York from Tom Colicchio, Lee Anne Wong and the eliminated chef, who said of guest judge Rocco DiSpirito: "I have a hard time accepting him as a chef." Way to burn that bridge, dumbass.

Fans of the show living in the Chicago area can stop by contestant Radhika Desai’s restaurant, Between Boutique Cafe & Lounge, for Top Chef viewing parties on Wednesday nights.

Two members of the Dancing with the Stars family are trying to counter recent stories about them. Julianne Hough says she and Chuck Wicks aren’t planning on getting married, and Kim Kardashian says she would pose for Playboy again.

The final two episodes of Dancing with the Stars 7 were watched by over 20 million viewers, leading all other shows last week.

In Dancing with the Stars 8 news, it’s unlikely that Paula Abdul will participate as a contestant, since judging American Idol‘s live performance show on Tuesday nights would make her late to the DwtS set for the live results show.

Following the lead of the other networks, NBC released its midseason schedule.

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition is being hurt by the economic downturn, as it struggles to find contractors and suppliers willing to donate their time and materials for free.

C’mon, Hollywood. Are your studios really so stumped for ideas that you need to remake Romancing the Stone and They Live? I’d prefer that they just re-release the originals in theaters, if only so I can finally get a big-screen view of the greatest fight scene ever:

I’ve got movies to see and review tomorrow, so Ox Notes is off until Monday, December 8. See you then!