Ox Notes: November 2, 2007

While it’s still unofficial, the Writers Guild of America seems likely to strike starting Monday.

The strike won’t affect publicity for Stephen Colbert’s run for the White House. The South Carolina Democratic Party refused to put him on the ballot.

In Dancing with the Stars news, Jennie Garth posted her thoughts about Sabrina Bryan’s elimination at her blog. Meanwhile, as Sabrina and Mark Ballas make the talk show rounds, they aren’t being especially convincing in their denials of a rumored romance between them.

DwtS judge Carrie Ann Inaba is publicly discussing her eagerness to start a family, while not wishing to pressure boyfriend Artem Chigvintsev. I’m pretty sure that printed accounts of your ticking biological clock constitute pressure, Carrie Ann.

Variety has a review of the Dancing with the Stars video game for the Nintendo Wii. I’ll be publishing my own review of the Playstation 2 version, soon. In neither version of the game does the animated Mario Lopez ditch a fundraiser for victims of domestic violence to go party at the Playboy mansion. However, the real life Mario Lopez does.

A new report highlights the continued lack of diversity on primetime television, with Latinos being the best represented minority group.

Here’s a link to the second half of TV Guide’s interview with Jared Padalecki.

And it looks as if the sixteenth season of Survivor will be another all-star edition, with representatives from the casts of seasons 9-15. All-Stars 2 will be filmed in Palau, and realitytvspoiler.com has a potential list of cast members. If the list proves to be accurate, we should be in for an entertaining season.