Ox Notes: July 1, 2008

Dancing with the Stars pro Jonathan Roberts is competing professionally in ballroom dancing again, with new partner Valentina Kostenko. No word yet on how this will affect his future with DwtS.

DwtS alum Mel B told the Los Angeles Times that she cries whenever she watches reruns of the movie Stepmom on cable.

I cringe to think about all the ways the producers of The Real World could ruin Project Runway if they take over the show.

The studios made one final offer to SAG last night; the two groups will meet on Wednesday to discuss the offer.

Variety’s Brian Lowry suggests that the on-air sniping between talk show hosts Bill O’Reilly and Keith Olbermann (and their respective networks) is getting a little old, and I’d have to agree.

TV Guide interviewed The Soup‘s Joel McHale. The magazine’s website also has the names of the top ten contenders for nomination in the Emmy categories of Lead Actress in a Comedy Series, Supporting Actor in a Drama Series, and Supporting Actress in a Drama Series.

Jim Caviezel and Ian McKellen have signed on to star in AMC’s remake of the 1967 British TV series The Prisoner. The cult hit — which inspired Iron Maiden’s song, "The Prisoner" — was originally filmed in the quirky Welsh town of Portmeirion, built by a local architect to resemble an Italian villa. While AMC’s version won’t be filmed in Portmeirion, here are a couple of photos of the village that Greg & I took during our whirlwind tour of Wales two years ago: