Ox Notes: April 28, 2009

Of all of the media outlets backstage at Monday’s Dancing with the Stars Performance Show, ET got the best scoop. Tony Dovolani explained that Melissa Rycroft received some medical treatment after they recorded the rehearsal that was ultimately shown in place of a live performance. The treatment affected Melissa’s ability to breathe, and she withdrew from the show 30 minutes before it went live.

The above ET video also features Shawn Johnson showing off her strong wrists by defeating Mark Ballas and Cheryl Burke in a game of Mercy.

Access Hollywood also had cameras backstage, while magazines People, OK! and Us interviewed the DwtS cast. Yahoo! posted another DwtS Buzz Session featuring Joey Lawrence and Diane Mizota.

There’s only one day left to bid on the DwtS 8 Finale prize package judge Carrie Ann Inaba is auctioning off for Clothes Off Our Backs.

Before last night’s DwtS Performance Show, TV Guide interviewed Lil’ Kim, and Chuck Wicks took to the pages of Us to apologize to Julianne Hough’s dad for accidentally grabbing his daughter’s boob on last week’s show.

Catching up on news about The Amazing Race, host Phil Keoghan blogged about the latest episode. Am I a sadist for loving the foot-massage-torture Road Block? CBS.com has a new video from Elimination Station.

CBS is moving my beloved Harper’s Island to Saturday nights effective immediately. The move isn’t exactly a punishment, since most people were recording the show on Thursday nights and watching it later anyway.

EW’s PopWatch blog points out that Saturday wasn’t always a TV dumping ground: "The Golden Girls and The Love Boat were top-10 hits on Saturday nights."

ABC announced the details of its May sweeps programming.

Zap2It has a slideshow of TV shows in danger of not being renewed for another season. Meanwhile, Reality Blurred has the scoop on some cable show renewals.

Recently, would-be robbers in Spain tied up a woman and began to ransack her home. The thieves fled when they recognized the woman’s husband in some family photos. Dolph Lundgren foiled a robbery, and he didn’t even have to be home to do it.

If you’re not married to Dolph Lundgren but are looking for an effective home security system, consider purchasing one of more than 100 wax figures being auctioned off by the Hollywood Wax Museum. Burglars will think twice when they see a life-sized version of Steven Seagal, Crocodile Dundee, zombie Michael Jackson or Dr. Zaius lurking in your hallway.

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