Ox Notes: October 22, 2007

Las Vegas oddsmakers updated the betting odds on the remaining Dancing with the Stars contestants, now that their preseason favorite to win, Floyd Mayweather, has been eliminated. Carrie Ann Inaba told People that Sabrina, Helio, Jane, and Cameron are all in the running for a Season 5 victory.

Two_left_feet, a poster at Dance-Forums, figured out who’s dancing what on tonight’s Dancing with the Stars Performance Show. Jennie, Marie, Melanie, and Mark will Samba, and Sabrina, Helio, Jane, and Cameron will Rumba.

Former DwtS contestant Lisa Rinna has started a fitness class called Cardio Ballroom with her pro partner on the show, Louis van Amstel. Meanwhile, Lisa’s fellow Season 2 contestant Stacy Keibler isn’t really up to anything.

Fox’s Next Great American Band debuted on Friday to an audience of less than 4 million. I plan to keep watching it as long as Light of Doom — the prepubescent Iron Maiden — is on the show.

NGAB’s dismal debut comes at a time when networks are turning more of their Friday and Saturday night programming over to reruns, as viewers are using those nights to catch up on shows they recorded earlier in the week, anyway.

And a revised cast list for Donald Trump’s celebrity edition of The Apprentice has surfaced, including Marilu Henner, Stephen Baldwin, and Gene Simmons. NBC’s lawyers had the good sense to override Trump’s request to cast LiLo’s unstable dad, Michael Lohan.

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