Ox Notes: August 27, 2007

The cast rumors for Dancing with the Stars 5 are coming fast and furious — and from increasingly reliable sources. Sports Illustrated has learned that Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban will take part in the show, and E! corroborates that rumor in an article about another likely participant: Jane Seymour. The MySpace page for the Disney show The Cheetah Girls mentions that Sabrina Bryan is also a part of this season’s cast.

Former DwtS pro Nick Kosovich posted at this MySpace page that Mark Cuban will be partnered with Kym Johnson and Jane Seymour with Tony Dovolani. Nick also mentions that Cheryl Burke will dance with Wayne Newton, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy will be paired with model Gisele Bundchen.

Reality TV Magazine gathered up the names of all of the rumored DwtS 5 celebrities and distilled a list of the most likely candidates based on the sources of the rumors. We’ll find out how many of their predictions come true on Good Morning America Wednesday morning.

In other reality show news, the host and judges for FOX’s The Next Great American Band have been announced. The show will be hosted by Dominic Bowden, who hosts New Zealand Idol, and the judges are Johnny Rzeznik of The Goo Goo Dolls, musician Sheila E., and Ian "Dicko" Dickson, one of the judges on Australian Idol. Oh, how I’m looking forward to watching Johnny Rzeznik try to say the name "Dicko" with a straight face.

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