Ox Notes: August 11, 2008

With two weeks to go before the Dancing with the Stars 7 cast is officially announced, rumors are flying. Retired NFL quarterback Dan Marino says he won’t be on the show. But Tom Selleck might.

With Steve Guttenberg having competed in Season 6, and Selleck supposedly lined up for Season 7, DwtS casting directors seem obligated to try and land Ted Danson for Season 8, thereby completing the 3 Men and a Baby trifecta.

FOXNews reports that not only is Kim Kardashian in the DwtS 7 cast, but so is her mother, Kris Jenner. The article also mentions that Tara Reid wasn’t considered "family friendly" enough for Dancing with the Stars. But Kim Kardashian is?

Catching up on news about this summer’s big dancing show, People, Zap2It, and Us magazine have interviews with So You Think You Can Dance 4 champion Joshua Allen.

Us also posted an interview with SYTYCD judge Mary Murphy about the Samba she danced at the finale, as well as Murphy’s and choreographer Dan Karaty’s thoughts on the season’s final performance show.

I’ve got Olympic fever, and so do a lot of other people, apparently. Friday night’s opening ceremonies were watched by more people than any other other opening ceremonies held outside of the United States (Atlanta in 1996 still holds the overall record).

Are any other fans of The Mole disappointed in ABC’s decision to air the season finale tonight, opposite the Olympics? I could’ve done without that mid-season clip show.

EW posted a slideshow of the top 25 celebrity guest appearances on Sesame Street.

I’m taking tomorrow off to celebrate my birthday. See you all on Wednesday!