Ox Notes: July 9, 2008

AFTRA approved the contract that the actors union negotiated with the studios last month. The move weakens SAG’s bargaining position, and somewhat lessens the chances of an actors strike.

Project Runway changed its casting process for Season 6.

Variety’s Brian Lowry suggests a few places where you can find actual news on cable TV, instead of the "infotainment" that passes for journalism on most cable news networks.

Fans of the original Beverly Hills, 90210 will be delighted to learn that Joe E. Tata will reprise his role as Peach Pit owner Nat on the new 90210 this fall. Jason Priestley may direct an episode or two, but he says Brandon Walsh will not appear on the show.

Tonight’s new episode of So You Think You Can Dance will feature Katee & Joshua dancing a Bollywood routine, and I could not be more psyched. I’m dying to know who the choreographer is. Beto at Dance-Forums posted a video of a couple on the Aussie SYTYCD dancing Bollywood style. I wasn’t impressed with their performance, but I’m sure Katee & Joshua will knock it out of the park.

Also in advance of tonight’s new SYTYCD, TV Guide posted an interview with Mary Murphy. And People has an interview with last week’s eliminated dancers, Kourtni & Matt.