Ox Notes: March 30, 2009

It’s Monday, which means another Dancing with the Stars 8 contestant is injured. Holly Madison visited the doctor late last week complaining of a pain in her side, resulting from inflamed muscles around her ribs. She will be able to tango tonight with Dmitry Chaplin.

Also dancing tonight is Steve Wozniak, whose fan base grew after he received a total score of ten points from the judges last week. The Woz and partner Karina Smirnoff stopped by the set of The Insider, where Steve revealed that he may walk Karina down the aisle when she weds Maksim Chmerkovskiy this summer.

When he’s not out doing publicity with Karina, Steve Wozniak spends his time going out to dinner and riding Segways with fellow contestant Steve-O.

Another DwtS duo heavy on the publicity circuit are Chuck Wicks & Julianne Hough, who recorded two interviews (here and here) with Entertainment Tonight and showed off their Lindy Hop moves for MySpace.

Ty Murray & Chelsie Hightower spoke to TV Guide about the dangers of the Lindy Hop.

Shawn Johnson’s DwtS contract, which is a matter of public record because she’s a minor, reveals that she — and presumably the other celebrity cast members — receive a base salary, plus weekly bonuses starting in Week 3 that increase as the season progresses. If Shawn makes it to the Finale, she’ll earn $365,000 for the season.

In non-DwtS news, host Phil Keoghan blogged about the latest episode of The Amazing Race. Turns out that none of the Season 14 production crew knew sign language. That meant nobody could communicate with Luke, when his mother, Margie, passed out from heat exhaustion.

CBS’s TAR website has new videos featuring the losing teams shopping in Thailand and Phil working out in a Russian hotel.

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