Ox Notes: April 12, 2007

Bravo News
Summer reality staple Project Runway is being held over until the fall. In its place, Bravo will run a new edition of PR’s less-cool kid sister, Top Chef. For its third season, Top Chef moves to Miami Beach, and Queer Eye’s Ted Allen will join the cast as a third permanent judge. If you bet that host Padma Lakshmi would go the way of Katie Lee Joel and be out after one season, you’re going to have to pay up; Padma’s back.

DwtS Update
Every week, the couple voted off of Dancing with the Stars will appear in the last segment of the Thursday episode of The View. Leeza Gibbons and Tony Dovolani were on today, dancing a Tango and giving a brief interview (which is more than they got to do at the Results Show).

Both Leeza and Tony felt that the judges held the female celebrities to a double standard. They said the female celebrities were judged as they compared to the female pros, while the male celebs weren’t expected to dance as well their professional counterparts.

Leeza said she and Tony aren’t done dancing yet, as he’s promised to teach her the Rumba. And they will both be cheering for Laila Ali & Maksim Chmerkovskiy to win the mirror ball trophy.

Playing the Role of Eddie the Dog…
Two of the supporting roles have been recast in the upcoming Patricia Heaton and Kelsey Grammer sitcom Back to You.

It’s confession time. I’m looking forward to this show because…I’m addicted to reruns of Frasier.

I never watched Frasier when it originally aired. Now I watch it every morning on Lifetime while I eat my breakfast, and it’s a damned funny show: witty and well acted. And I defend myself (using force, when necessary) every time Greg makes fun of me for watching it.