Ox Notes: July 22, 2008

Dancing with the Stars 5 winner Helio Castroneves reportedly blabbed that Kim Kardashian has signed on for Season 7. If the producers were looking for controversial contestants this season, you can’t do much better than a socialite with a sex tape and a reality show on E!

CBS has banished Swingtown to television no man’s land, Friday nights at 10 ET.

Jay Leno’s hosting duties on The Tonight Show will end on May 29, 2009. NBC insists that it’s still trying to find a way to keep the comic at the network.

Also coming to an end is Roger Ebert’s affiliation with the weekly movie review show At the Movies. Ebert and his successor, Richard Roeper, are both moving on after failing to agree on contract terms with ABC.

Project Runway 4 winner Christian Siriano is designing a couture line that will be featured in the movie Eloise in Paris. The film is based on the popular children’s book.

Maureen Ryan of the Chicago Tribune posted another Mad Men interview, this time with actor John Slattery.

According to blog Me Talkin to You, Toni Basil will be the guest judge on tomorrow night’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance (the post also lists which dances each couple will perform). Basil is probably best known for her ’80’s hit "Mickey," but she was also partially responsible for the 1990 vampire rock opera Rockula. Something tells me that Rockula was not the high point of Basil’s career:

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