Ox Notes: August 22, 2008

Although the Dancing with the Stars 7 cast won’t officially be announced until Monday on Good Morning America, the website Gossip Sauce posted what it purports to be the complete cast list, including brief bios of the alleged participants:

Kim Kardashian
Cloris Leachman
Lance Bass
Toni Braxton
Brooke Burke
Maurice Greene
Cody Linley
Susan Lucci
Jeff Ross
Warren Sapp
Misty May-Treanor
Ted McGinley
Mark McGrath

Several of the celebrities on the list have long been rumored to be in the cast, including Lance Bass and Kim Kardashian. DwtS 2 runner-up Jerry Rice essentially confirmed to TV Guide that Warren Sapp will participate in DwtS 7.

A source confirmed to My Ox Is Broken that Maurice Greene is definitely participating in Dancing with the Stars 7, and that his professional partner is Cheryl Burke.

Assuming the list is accurate, ABC has decided to extend this season’s run for an extra week. Previous DwtS casts have topped out at twelve participants.

Starting in September, the Travel Channel will rerun The Amazing Race 12. The cable network also acquired rights to rebroadcast TAR 13 after it finishes its run on CBS this fall.

This week’s auf’d Project Runway designer, Daniel, comes across as much more likable in this interview with People than he did on the show.

Variety has several articles about the power of music on TV, from television’s capacity to resurrect one-hit wonders to its ability to launch careers of new artists, especially if their songs appear in iPod commercials.

NBC’s decision to air Olympics coverage around the clock on multiple platforms has paid off; 206 million people have watched the Beijing Games in the first 13 days, and NBC’s official website has logged over 1 billion page views. Be sure to check the official website for details on Sunday night’s Closing Ceremonies.