Ox Notes: August 25, 2009

The celebrity-pro dancer pairings for Dancing with the Stars 9 were formally announced yesterday. EW rated the couples‘ chances for victory, predicting Donny Osmond & Kym Johnson as the likely winners.

Mya talked with TV Guide about the first few days of rehearsals with her DwtS partner, Dmitry Chaplin.

Pure DwtS reports that the new dances being introduced this season are the Charleston, Bolero, Lambada and Two-Step. Seriously, the Lambada? I thought that was so 1990.

The Futon Critic posted trailers for the new seasons of Supernatural and Smallville.

Variety has an article about a company that helps indie artists get their music on TV shows.

HBO’s adaptation of George R. R. Martin’s "Game of Thrones" is getting a lot of publicity. The Chicago Tribune’s The Watcher blog mentioned the latest casting news (here are photos of the new cast members), as well as some other useful sites for news about the pilot, including the blog Winter Is Coming. Be forewarned that Martin’s personal blog is for fans of the book series and contains plot spoilers.