Ellen Degeneres by Mark Rozman/Warner Bros. Ellen Degeneres by Mark Rozman/Warner Bros.

In what I can only imagine is some dangerous, misguided attempt to compete with the Rosie Quits/Hasselbeck Baby headline-making going on over at The View, fellow talker host Ellen DeGeneres injured her back - badly, it would seem - over the weekend, and as a result will conduct her Q&As this week lying down in a hospital bed posited center stage on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, TMZ.com reports.

Among the guests being chatted up by the lying-down Ellen are Ryan Seacrest (on Tuesday) and Lindsay Lohan (on Wednesday). Ellen is expected to disclose on air exactly how this unfortunate, unfortunate sweeps twist came to be.