Ox Notes: July 24, 2008

Zap2It has pictures of all four of the sexy new Gossip Girl promo posters that I mentioned in yesterday’s Ox Notes.

TV Guide has a report from the set of Mad Men, where journalists were given an up-close look at the period-appropriate props. Don’t forget, the second season kicks off Sunday night on AMC at 10 p.m. ET.

On TV tonight is the game between the Major League Soccer All-Stars and English football club West Ham United. The match kicks off at 7 ET on ESPN. Take the opportunity to gaze appreciatively at David Beckham without having to listen to his goofy, high-pitched voice.

MTV is working on an unnecessary remake of the film The Rocky Horror Picture Show, which will include new music. Sacrilege!

Reality show producers Mark Burnett and J.D. Roth are teaming with R&B star Chris Brown to make yet another dance competition show. While I’m pleased that dance has become a major part of the American television landscape, I wonder how many more dance competition shows the market can support.

Catching up on a couple of So You Think You Can Dance interviews I missed, OK! Magazine asked host Cat Deeley about her dating life. And Zap2It’s Korbi Ghosh posted videos of her interviews with the SYTYCD judges and some of the dancers.

Zap2It has a recap of last night’s episode of SYTYCD, and Us Magazine got Mary Murphy & Dan Karaty’s thoughts on the performances.

I’m taking tomorrow off to play Dungeons & Dragons. No, I’m not kidding. Have a great weekend, and enjoy these videos from last night’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance (As of this morning, I couldn’t find decent versions of the solos or of Courtney & Will’s Samba):

Courtney & Will — Samba and Hip Hop
Katee & Twitch — Contemporary and Broadway
Comfort & Mark — Hip Hop and Fox Trot
Chelsie & Joshua — Tango and Disco