Ox Notes: February 18, 2008

When the cast of Dancing with the Stars 6 is announced tonight during the Dance War finale, magician Penn Jillette’s name may be on the list. Penn’s partner, Teller, had no comment.

I’m going to be pumped if this next rumor proves to be true. Steve Guttenberg says he’ll be dancing during Season 6.

One name that definitely won’t be on the pro list is Maksim Chmerkovskiy. An ABC spokesperson told People, "He just needs a break."

TV Guide’s After the WGA Strike episode chart has the return dates for several CW shows. Smallville is on hiatus until March 13, and Gossip Girl returns with new episodes on April 21.

An article at Variety examines why networks are still interested in importing successful cable shows, even after production has resumed on network shows.

Variety’s Brian Lowry writes about how the Internet may have played a part in making strike negotiations more hostile and less productive than they should have been.

Advocacy group Autism United wants an apology from CBS, after Big Brother contestant Adam said he wanted to open a hair salon for people with developmental disabilities, "so retards can get it together and get their hair done."

If you can believe it, Adam says that he currently works for an autism group. Just a hunch, but I bet he’ll have to look for a new job once he’s evicted from the Big Brother house.

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