Ox Notes: August 5, 2008

A rigorous rehearsal schedule is taking its toll on the So You Think You Can Dance finalists. On Saturday, two of the dancers — reportedly Twitch and Joshua — were taken to the hospital and treated for dehydration. Judge Mary Murphy spilled the beans about the hospitalization at Fox’s Teen Choice Awards, then promptly tripped and sprained her ankle.

Blog MeTalkinToYou has the scoop on what dances the SYTYCD finalists will perform on Wednesday night. The blog also notes that Thursday night’s finale is being preempted in the Chicago area by a Bears preseason football game. Thanks, local Fox affiliate.

SYTYCD judge and producer Nigel Lythgoe announced that he will no longer produce American Idol, giving him more time to focus on developing international versions of So You Think You Can Dance.

Shannon Elizabeth told People that Derek Hough didn’t propose marriage to her. She said that she hopes that his new partner on Dancing with the Stars is someone "who’s like 70, 80 years old."

The AMPTP is refuting rumors of informal meetings with SAG; the studios say they’ve had no contact with the actors union since July 16.

TLC will debut a new home makeover show on August 23 called Making It Home: Greensburg, which will help residents of the Kansas town devastated by a tornado in May 2007. Here’s hoping it does well in the ratings so that TLC can bring the show to other town’s afflicted by natural disasters.

Law & Order: SVU will reunite Josh Charles and Teri Polo, who played Dan and Rebecca on my beloved Sports Night, on an episode to air September 30.

EW caught up with ten reality stars, including Evan "Joe Millionaire" Marriott and Taylor from Kid Nation, and asked if sacrificing their dignity for 15-minutes of fame was worth it. Most of the stars answered, "No."

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