Ox Notes: November 3, 2008

Not sure how to fill the hours until tonight’s Dancing with the Stars 7 Performance Show? Read these interviews with Cody Linley, Brooke Burke and Lance Bass & Lacey Schwimmer.

Following her ouster from DwtS, Cloris Leachman stopped by the Us Weekly offices to talk about the latest celebrity news.

On Wednesday night’s DwtS Results Show (the show’s switching nights to make way for election coverage on Tuesday), Lionel Richie will perform his hit "Dancing on the Ceiling." Even better, Kenny Mayne, Jerry Rice and Len Goodman will bring back DanceCenter.

If you missed John McCain’s appearance on Saturday Night Live, The Chicago Tribune’s The Watcher blog has a clip. It was nice to see Cindy McCain get in on the act, too.

USA Today has an article about a recent study that links sex on TV to teen pregnancy.

Reality Blurred wrote about the corporate sponsors of the upcoming season of Top Chef, though there’s no mention in the article about "the Glad family of products." In related news, Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi issued an open invitation to Jessica Simpson to swing by the set and make her signature chicken and dumplings.

People has a funny interview with the latest Survivor: Gabon casualties, Ace Gordon and Dan Kay.

The Simpsons is poised to become the longest-running scripted series in TV history, after being picked up by FOX for another three seasons. Here’s The Simpsons‘ parody of the opening credits to Mad Men, created for last night’s "Treehouse of Horror" episode: