Ox Notes: January 7, 2010

The cast of Survivor: Heroes Vs. Villains was officially revealed last night. EW asked all of the competitors why they think they’ll win and got Jeff Probst’s assessment of their chances.

There are some questions about how the cast of veterans was assembled. Reality Blurred wondered why nine of the contestants were brought back for a third time. EW’s Dalton Ross isn’t sure how Candice Woodcock and Danielle DiLorenzo made the cut. And Tocantins vet Stephen Fishbach is confused by the way producers divided the teams.

Stephen also noted in his blog post that he’s dating Courtney Yates. What an excellent couple!

Pure DwtS posted a second round of stars once rumored to be cast on Dancing with the Stars that may yet pan out for Season 10. Paula Abdul is free, after all.

DwtS 10 doesn’t have a cast yet, but you can already start betting on the pro dancers‘ chances of victory. Corky Ballas has the longest odds of the 21 dancers you can put money on, though his chances are still better than Andrea Hale‘s.

Maksim Chmerkovskiy ends his Broadway run in Burn the Floor tonight. He’ll be replaced starting Friday night by Derek Hough.

David Hasselhoff is leaving America’s Got Talent. The gang at The Soup must be devastated.