Ox Notes: July 30, 2008

Blog MeTalkinToYou has the scoop on which dances the couples will perform on tonight’s episode of So You Think You Can Dance. Zap2It interviewed Will Wingfield about being eliminated last week, and TV Guide has Nigel Lythgoe’s reaction to Will’s surprising departure.

In court proceedings regarding Project Runway‘s move from Bravo to Lifetime, it was revealed that the show didn’t pay Tim Gunn anything for mentoring the designers during the first season, and a measly $2500 per episode for Season 2.

TV Guide has an interview with Project Runway judge Michael Kors that deals with lighter topics, like Heidi Klum’s gift for remembering song lyrics.

Yesterday’s L.A. earthquake was remarkable for how little damage it caused, although it did freak out a few Big Brother contestants.

Us Magazine reports that Dancing with the Stars pro Karina Smirnoff may be dating Bachelor Andy Baldwin. C’mon, Karina, you can do better than that.

Catching up with some former DwtS contestants, ET has video of Cristian de la Fuente showing Cheryl Burke around his home country of Chile, while both of them complain about how cold it is. And website SheKnows caught up with Stacy Keibler in between acting lessons.

The New York Post’s PopWrap blog chastised Marie Osmond for attributing all of her recent weight loss to NutriSystem, with no mention of the 6-7 hours she spent in dance rehearsals every day while she was on DwtS.

Chemical & Engineering News has a fascinating interview with Food Network’s resident geek, Alton Brown, who suggests that high school science classes would be more engaging if they were taught in a kitchen.

Cracked ranked the 5 Most Ridiculously Unfair Kids Game Shows and the lessons they imparted to their pint-sized viewers, including: "Not even superior knowledge can overcome life’s completely arbitrary obstacles."