Ox Notes: April 21, 2008

Senator Barack Obama will drop by tonight’s episode of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart for a little pre-Pennsylvania primary publicity.

In her OK! Magazine blog, Kristi Yamaguchi writes that she wishes she would’ve grilled those ballroom kids for some tips after last week’s Dancing with the Stars Results Show. She and Mark Ballas will Jive tonight, while Cristian de la Fuenta & Cheryl Burke will dance the Fox Trot.

Tomorrow night’s Results Show will feature a performance by the cast of Riverdance (thanks for the link, Marina). And the Broadway cast of A Chorus Lineincluding DwtS alum Mario Lopez — is scheduled for a May 6 Results Show performance.

In case you didn’t read the comments in Friday’s Ox Notes, Shannon Elizabeth & Derek Hough were busted smooching on a beach in Malibu. Extra has a clear shot of the kiss.

Also allegedly caught kissing recently were DwtS‘s Cheryl Burke and 300‘s Gerard Butler.

If you’ve wondered what Maksim Chmerkovskiy’s been up to during his Dancing with the Stars hiatus, he gave The Insider a behind-the-scenes tour of the Las Vegas show he’s choreographing.

I’m bummed that Gossip Girl now airs at the same time as Dancing with the Stars. I’m going to have to record the new episode of GG, and then blow through tonight’s Performance Show recap.

New York Magazine has a fascinating article about Gossip Girl‘s success amidst changing TV watching habits, especially with the desirable demographic of text-message-addicted younger viewers.