Ox Notes: May 12, 2009

If it wasn’t for the MOIB chatroom and the Yahoo! Buzz Session, I’m not sure I’d be able to endure all of the filler that comes with Dancing with the Stars. This week’s Buzz Session highlight is Joey Lawrence’s claim that Gilles Marini cries tears of Evian.

The Insider and ET had cameras backstage after the DwtS Performance Show. The contestants also chatted with Us, OK! and People. People wants to know who got screwed worse by the judges last night, Melissa Rycroft or Shawn Johnson.

Between DwtS rehearsals, Gilles & Cheryl had to attend the opening ceremony for a new Cheryl Burke Dance studio in Laguna Niguel, California.

In other celebrity TV news, AMC’s Storymakers announced its guest list, which includes Cameron Diaz and Judd Apatow. And CBS announced airdates for the remaining episodes of Million Dollar Password.

This past Sunday night, Tammy & Victor won The Amazing Race 14. The siblings talked about their victory with TV Guide and People, and host Phil Keoghan blogged about the finale for EW.

Sorry, Lauren Graham fans. NBC isn’t picking up her pilot, Legally Mad.

Believe it or not, American Gladiators: The Movie is coming to a theater near you. I say it’s about time. I mean, how am I supposed to appreciate the athletic prowess of behemoths like Wolf and Nitro without knowing their backstories?