Ox Notes: May 14, 2009

If you want to know why the Dancing with the Stars finalists seem stressed during the last weeks of the season, it’s because they get stuck doing dumb things like magazine photo shoots about what kinds of food they like. And those photo shoots are filmed by Entertainment Tonight. Sorry, Melissa & Tony.

Catching up on some other DwtS news, Us chatted with Ty Murray, Gilles Marini spoke with OK! and People filed a What You Didn’t See report from the set of Tuesday’s Results Show.

In Carrie Ann Inaba’s latest blog post for EW, she wrote, "I’m not saying that Melissa doesn’t work hard." That sentence, placed within a rambling paragraph about how talented people sometimes have bad work ethics, can mean only one thing: Carrie Ann thinks Melissa doesn’t work hard.

Tuesday’s DwtS Results Show was watched by 14.06 million people, though its ratings among 18-34 year olds were only slightly better than those of The CW’s 90210.

OK! Magazine is giving you the opportunity to participate in a workout with Lacey Schwimmer on May 30.

Reality TV World posted lengthy interviews with The Amazing Race teams Victor & Tammy and Jamie & Cara that I’ll get around to reading later this afternoon.

Friday night’s episode of Storymakers on AMC features director Judd Apatow talking about just how much male frontal nudity moviegoers are willing to sit through before walking out of the theater.

The Chicago Tribune’s Maureen Ryan argues that NBC’s new Amy Poehler comedy, Parks and Recreation, is actually less funny than Joey, the network’s Friends spin-off starring Matt Le Blanc. Wow.

I’ll be on vacation next week, but I’ll try and post brief editions of Ox Notes on Tuesday and Wednesday with links to DwtS interviews. In the meantime, I leave you with Keyboard Cat (contains some coarse language):