Ox Notes: September 29, 2009

Ox Notes is back from hiatus, so it’s straight on to Dancing with the Stars 9 news. TV Guide recapped last night’s Performance Show. Access Hollywood interviewed the contestants backstage and People filed a What You Didn’t See report.

Lacey Schwimmer will continue to dance while undergoing treatment for injured hip flexor muscles. And Louie Vito vowed to TV Guide and in his People blog that he won’t cut his hair to please Len Goodman.

The Amazing Race premiered on Sunday night. Both of the eliminated teams — Eric & Lisa and Garrett & Jessica — spoke with TV Guide.

If you wondered why Eric & Lisa aren’t featured in the first Elimination Station video with Garrett & Jessica, it’s because the yoga instructors skipped out on the show and went to India. Normally, I’d say I don’t blame them, since they were eliminated before the race even began. But they were so grating during their brief time on the show that I decided I do blame them for bailing.

There’s no more "Jon and" in Jon and Kate Plus 8. TLC is renaming its former ratings juggernaut Kate Plus 8. The latest episode was watched by only 1.7 million people.

The CW pulled the plug on The Beautiful Life after two episodes, making it Fall 2009’s first canceled show.

Heidi Montag, Lo Bosworth and Audrina Patridge make $100,000 per episode of The Hills. Seriously. That’s the going rate for doing a bad job of acting like you’re not acting.