Ox Notes: June 17, 2008

Production of TV pilots and shows scheduled to return in the fall is slowing down,as it looks increasingly likely that actors will go on strike in the next few weeks.

MSNBC has a list of five celebrities who should consider retiring from reality TV.

Top Chef is going on tour.

In other Bravo show news, Heidi Klum makes nearly $1.6 million each year for her work on Project Runway.

Adam Carolla, late of Dancing with the Stars, will host NBC’s Americanized version of the U.K. hit Top Gear.

DwtS pro Karina Smirnoff teared up as she told E!’s Chelsea Handler about recently finding out that Mario Lopez spent the last year cheating on her with a Hooters waitress.

Julianne Hough spoke with Entertainment Tonight about life as a touring country musician.

Thanks to MOIB reader Deb, who found a video of Julianne’s bro, Derek, performing with Mark Ballas at "Dancing with Desire" on Thursday (here’s a video of Elena Grinenko & Tony Dovolani dancing at the same event). Fellow DwtS pro Fabian Sanchez sang lead vocals as Derek and Mark played "La Bamba," with accompaniment by Tony, Maksim Chmerkovskiy, and Jesse DeSoto. Enjoy!

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