Ox Notes: January 17, 2008

For a limited time, fans of The Colbert Report can see a portrait of Colbert hanging in the Smithsonian — right between the entrances to the bathrooms.

It’s all but certain that, unless the strike ends, writers will picket the Oscars.

As a way of punishing members of the strike-supporting Screen Actors Guild, NBC won’t provide publicists to help guide its stars through the media members positioned along the red carpet at the SAG Awards.

The WGA has given the Image Awards a pass, and they’ve no plans to picket the Costume Designers Guild Awards, who nominated Dancing with the Stars for best costumes in a contemporary TV series.

Speaking of DwtS, Derek Hough tells TV Guide that dancing with his best friend’s girlfriend, Sabrina Bryan, on the tour makes him feel like a "gigolo."

So You Think You Can Dance choreographer Dan Karaty shared with People his tips for dancers who plan to audition for SYTYCD.

Survivor villain Jonny Fairplay became a father to a little girl, Piper Addison, yesterday.

When the finalists of Project Runway hit the catwalk at Fashion Week, they’ll be showing alongside Lauren Conrad of The Hills. I’d love to hear Tim Gunn’s thoughts on her collection.

In the meantime, you can get Tim’s thoughts on last night’s episode of Project Runway at Bravo’s website, along with comments from several of the competing designers. I’m at a loss as to how Ricky is still on the show.

The TRESemme ad featuring the winning designs can be seen here. And you can support the losing designer by purchasing hair accessories and tees from her online store.