Ox Notes: July 3, 2008

So You Think You Can Dance turned up the heat on the contestants last night, requiring each couple to perform two dances. Here are links to videos of all of the performances:

Jessica & Will — Jive and Jazz
Comfort & Thayne — Broadway and Smooth Waltz
Kourtni & Matt — Hip Hop and Mambo
Chelsie & Mark — Jazz and Fox Trot
Kherington & Twitch — Paso Doble and Contemporary
Katee & Joshua — Contemporary and West Coast Swing
Courtney & Gev — Hip Hop and Broadway

Zap2It’s SYTYCD recap features a complete listing of songs and choreographers for each number, while EW’s recap includes several "behind-the-scenes tidbits" from the set of the show.

Us Magazine asked Dan Karaty & Mary Murphy for their opinions on last night’s episode. The mag’s site also has an interview with guest judges Napoleon & Tabitha.

Wipeout held strong in the ratings for a second week. Hoping to capitalize on the ABC show’s success, Spike is running an "MXC, The Original, Not The Ripoff, Weekend" marathon celebrating the show that first introduced America to Japanese stunt-based game shows.

TV Guide has an article highlighting some special sporting events on TV this holiday weekend.

SAG and the studios have scheduled another meeting to resolve their contract issues for Monday.

When I saw a commercial for TLC’s new dating show for single moms, I assumed the show would be called "Date My MILF." The network opted for the more tactful title Must Love Kids.

The Naperville Sun published my latest Bollywood movie review of Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic ("A Little Love, A Little Magic"). Despite a sort-of gruesome car crash and a mildly erotic dance sequence, it’s a good movie for kids — entertaining enough for adults, too.

I’m taking tomorrow off, and will return with a new Ox Notes on Monday. Happy Independence Day!