Ox Notes: May 7, 2008

OK! Magazine chatted with Mario, and Us Magazine caught up with Karina Smirnoff, after the couple was ousted from Dancing with the Stars last night.

Entertainment Tonight filed a video report from the DwtS 100th episode gala, and TV Guide interviewed Maksim Chmerkovskiy about his return to the dance floor.

Kristi Yamaguchi posted her thoughts on making the semi-finals in her OK! Magazine blog. Kristi confirmed that, after the show, the couples pulled their dances for next week out of a hat. She and Mark will dance the Jive and Tango. Cristian & Cheryl will dance the Samba and Viennese Waltz, according to the ET video.

Mark Ballas told Us that he and Sabrina Bryan have split up: "She is too busy for me. We are just friends now."

Jason Taylor wrote about his lunch with Denzel Washington for ESPN.

Monday night’s episode of Dancing with the Stars was seen by 17.9 million viewers. Here’s a link to Mel B’s backstage interviews from Monday night’s show.

Former DwtSer Cameron Mathison has signed on to host a game show on TLC.

Producers and the Screen Actors Guild have suspended talks after failing to compromise on DVD residual rates. The contract between the two groups runs out on June 30.

As if a Top Chef book wasn’t enough, Bravo is working to develop a Top Chef cruise. I’m torn between that and the upcoming Veronica Mars cruise.