Ox Notes: June 11, 2007

I just realized that I missed the new Brian Regan stand-up special that debuted on Comedy Central last night. Luckily, the special will reair on Tuesday night at 10 EST. In the meantime, enjoy this TV Guide interview with Brian.

If it seems like every news network has spent the last week covering the Paris Hilton jail saga at the expense of real news, Variety confirms that they have. At The Huffington Post, Marty Kaplan explains the difference between real news and celebrity news — apparently, it all has to do with your amygdala (or "lizard brain").

Speaking of lizard brains, Big Brother will expand its reach when the show returns to CBS on July 5. CBS will air live footage of the houseguests from midnight to 3 a.m. EST on the Sho Too cable channel. Since it’s on cable, nudity and profanity are okay — but the feed will be cut if any of the participants says anything that violates music copyrights.

Big Brother 8 debuts in its historic 8 EST time slot, bumping Pirate Master to 9 p.m. that night. After that, Pirate Master moves to its new, permanent home on Tuesday nights at 10 EST, following the Tuesday night Big Brother episode.