Ox Notes: April 15, 2009

Gilles Marini was so bummed after his pal, Steve-O, was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars that he asked Cheryl Burke to handle their interview with Access Hollywood. ET also had cameras backstage at the Results Show.

Magazines Us, People and OK! interviewed the contestants after the Results Show, while E! got a medical update on Gilles’ injured shoulder. People also filed a What You Didn’t See report from the set.

Monday’s Dancing with the Stars Performance Show was watched by 19.1 million viewers.

As often as I complain about the DwtS Results Show being a bunch of filler stretched out into an hour-long show, at least it ends on time, unlike American Idol. Despite changing the format to ensure a prompt ending, last night’s episode of AI still ran over by two minutes, screwing up DVRs everywhere.

I was excited to read at Zap2It that one of the Idol hopefuls, Kris Allen, performed a song from the wonderful movie Once last night. It was a pretty good rendition, too.

After Project Runway contestant Kenley Collins tossed a cat in anger, a judge ordered her to pay a $120 fine and stay away from her ex-fiance for two years.

Speaking of (alleged) criminals, former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich has reportedly signed on as a contestant for NBC’s reboot of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, which films in Costa Rica this summer. I think I speak on behalf of all Illinoisans when I beg the judge, "Don’t give him permission to leave the country!"

As you watch the news today, don’t be fooled into thinking the spontaneous "tea-bagging" protests against taxes are really that spontaneous; they’re orchestrated by Dick Armey’s Freedom Works group. MSNBC has a thorough explanation of the lame, right-wing publicity stunt. The clip is full of double entendres.

Finally, here’s a clip of Steve-O & Lacey Schwimmer on last night’s episode of Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they reveal one special move they never got to use on Dancing with the Stars: