A few side dishes
* Tune in to Ellen DeGeneres' talk show this week if you take your talk lying down. The host hurt her back over the weekend so as a publicity stunt -- uh, compromise -- she's conducting interviews from a hospital bed set up on stage.
* Rosie O'Donnell says on her video blog that the length of the contract she was offered by The View didn't matter so much as the substance. Rosie apparently wanted $10-million for one year, while the show offered $6-million for three years. Because Rosie needs an extra $4-million a year, you know.
* TMZ has spotted popster Britney Spears with rehab pal Howie Day again.This time they spent Saturday at L.A. hotspot Teddy's. We hear the crazy wagon revving up again.