Ox Notes: June 5, 2008

Dancing with the Stars pro Edyta Sliwinska told the Palm Beach Post that her Season 6 partner, Jason Taylor, was never distracted during rehearsal by his strained relationship with the Miami Dolphins.

Another DwtS pro, Karina Smirnoff, will model an outfit designed by Project Runway 3 finalist Michael Knight for a charity fashion show to benefit UNICEF, as part of Bravo’s A-List Awards. The awards show airs next Thursday.

DwtS fans in Ohio can head to the Fred Astaire Studio in Canton on Saturday to take part in a pair of dance workshops taught by Tony Dovolani.

Joey Fatone and Mel B. are bringing a vocal competition show called The Singing Office to TLC on June 29.

Brigitte Nielsen is filming a show for German television in which she’ll undergo a series of cosmetic surgeries because, "the secretiveness in Hollywood is annoying."

Nielsen’s show actually fits in nicely with what Variety describes as the growing television trend of portraying mothers more realistically.

Jimmy Kimmel brings the first in a series of primetime specials to ABC tonight at 8 ET/CT.

Swingtown also makes its debut tonight on CBS at 10 ET. The show is set in a ficticious Chicago suburb based on the actual suburb of Winnetka, and the Chicago Tribune has a map of Winnetka locales referenced in the show. Chicago musician Liz Phair wrote Swingtown‘s score.

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