Ox Notes: November 8, 2007

Ahead of tonight’s new episode of Survivor: China, here’s an interview with Jaime, who insists that she knew that the "Immunity Idol" she presented at Tribal Council was fake.

Marie Osmond will definitely be returning to Dancing with the Stars after her father’s death. Jennie Garth is looking forward to dancing the Fox Trot and Jive next week, while Helio Castroneves tells TV Guide that he’s having trouble being so far away from his fiancee.

If you’ve ever wondered why country music stars do so well on DwtS, the audience of nearly 16 million for last night’s Country Music Awards should answer that question.

Laila Ali keeps wracking up the hosting gigs. She will co-host American Gladiators with Hulk Hogan when it returns in mid-season.

ABC has yet another dance show in the works. Dance Machine, a competition show for non-celebrity amateurs, starts production in January.

Yahoo! TV has a list of celebrities making guest appearances on your favorite TV shows during November sweeps.

And if you’d like to keep up with news of the WGA strike, Variety has a strike blog. Family Guy’s Seth MacFarlane joined the writers on the picket lines, and said of the possibility of Fox bringing in replacement workers to wrap up episodes near completion: "They could, but it would be unwise. Because I would be angry."