Ox Notes: August 6, 2008

Dancing with the Stars 4 champion and Olympic speed skater Apolo Anton Ohno will be the guest judge on tonight’s episode of Project Runway. Any chance the challenge won’t involved shiny spandex?

Emily, the designer auf’d last week, didn’t seem to be taking her elimination well when she talked to EW and People.

Shows like So You Think You Can Dance — which airs the first half of its season finale tonight on Fox — have opened up lots of opportunities for choreographers.

Reality Blurred is skeptical of an insider’s list of Dancing with the Stars 7 contestants provided to In Touch Weekly. The list includes names we’ve heard before, like Lance Bass and Florence Henderson, along with new names like Toni Braxton and Dan Marino.

If Dan Marino were to join the cast, he would become the third NutriSystem spokesperson to compete on Dancing with the Stars, following in the footsteps of Marie Osmond and Joey Fatone. Who’s next, Ronald McDonald? Jared from Subway?

Reality Blurred is also encouraging fans of The Mole not to protest the show’s inevitable cancellation, saying their efforts would be better spent urging ABC to release the show’s second season on DVD.

The Summer Olympics officially begin on Friday, but a few soccer qualifying matches are being played today and tomorrow. I’m going back to bed now so that I’ll be ready to wake up at 4:55 a.m. ET on Thursday for the U.S. men’s match against Japan. Sweet dreams!