Ox Notes: August 18, 2008

According to The Salt Lake Tribune, professional dancers Julianne and Derek Hough will both participate in the seventh season of Dancing with the Stars. Julianne’s role will also expand to include some singing, although the article doesn’t specify in what context the budding country music star will perform.

Derek Hough and fellow DwtS pro Mark Ballas recently had their belongings stolen from a van parked outside of an Outback Steakhouse in Minnesota, where they were dining with Kristi Yamaguchi.

The first eight days of the 2008 Summer Olympics were watched by 185 million people, putting the Beijing Games on course to be the most watched Olympics ever.

People interviewed the most recently auf’d Project Runway designer, Kelli, who has nothing but bad things to say about her partner in the losing challenge, Daniel.

The Los Angeles Times has an interview with Bonnie Hunt about her new syndicated daytime talk show.

TheWB.com launches on August 27 with reruns of popular shows like Friends and Buffy the Vampire Slayer, as well as new shows created just for the website. One of those new shows is Downers Grove, presumably named after the Chicago suburb responsible for Denise Richards and comedian Emo Phillips, who wrote the song, "I Like to Shop in Downtown Downers Grove."

Friday’s episode of The Soup featured a clip from The Morning Show with Mike and Juliet in which a picture of a cat eating spaghetti was accidentally inserted into an otherwise serious segment. Relive the hilarity here.