Ox Notes: June 18, 2008

Mario Lopez — who spent the last year cheating on Karina Smirnoff with a Hooters waitress who’s a member of the cast of I Survived a Japanese Game Show — is People’s Hottest Bachelor of 2008. The cad told People that he’s looking for a girl from a "modest sort of upbringing." I’m sure he’ll be ready to settle down as soon as he finds her.

The Top Chef: Chicago Reunion airs on Bravo tonight at 10 ET. After Elton has an interview with Lisa Fernandes, who sounds far less villainous than she appeared on the show.

TV Guide writer Carita Rizzo tried her hand at the stunts seen on Celebrity Circus.

Yahoo! has a list of musicians whose careers were resurrected by reality TV.

A Variety article explains the technicalities of what will happen after SAG’s contract with the studios expires on June 30.

The A.V. Club has a fascinating interview with Robert Smigel — who’s probably best known as the voice of Triumph the Insult Comic Dog — about the process of writing a comedy film.

This may only be of interest to my husband, brother, and brother-in-law, but the blog The House Next Door has an in-depth discussion of the movie Krull. And, yes, that really is Liam Neeson riding a fire mare in this scene from the movie.

If you’d like to completely ruin your productivity for the rest of the day, watch this webcam of a lioness and her cubs in their den at a zoo in Norway. "Adorable" doesn’t do these kitties justice.