Britney's Latest Pal -- A Chair?

1/21/2008 8:19 AM PST

Britney's Latest Pal -- A Chair?

Britney Spears had another rotating circus of pap pals this weekend -- as TMZ observed earlier -- but last night, it looks like she got hot and heavy with an inanimate object: a chair.

The owner of Millennium Dance Complex tells People that Brit was in doing "choreography" for her song "Hot as Ice," and that Spears "rehearsed an amazing routine with a chair." She spent nearly three hours at Millennium, and asked for a pap named Filipe when she left.

Earlier, she was at Petco, getting dog food and a birdcage. Looks like she'll surround herself with just about any life form these days.

Oprah Under Fire for Rudy-Lovin' Rabbi

Oprah Winfrey is taking some flak for hiring a TV Rabbi who is a vocal supporter of Rudy Giuliani.

Rush & Molloy report that Obama-booster O has given Rabbi Shmuley Boteach his own show on her XM radio channel, and some people are steamed, because the Rabbi held a fund-raiser for Giuliani's prez-run last year. Obama and Rudy, naturally, are at pretty much the opposite ends of the political spectrum.

But Oprah's rep says, "It's a non-issue. The political affiliations of our hosts are their personal choice."

Party Favors: Katie Holmes' Big Scientoloflop ... Mr. Big Has a Little One ... Even Hercules Gets Dermatologically Buff at Sundance

The throngs didn't exactly get up and salute Katie Holmes ("To LRH!") at the box office this weekend, as "Mad Money" ended up with a flaccid $7.7 million, landing it in seventh place. Ironically, a sci-fi monster flick, "Cloverfield," won the weekend with $41 mil. ... "Sex and the City's" Chris Noth and wife Tara Wilson are the proud parents of a baby boy, Orion Christopher Noth, reports Us. ... Ex-"Hercules" Kevin Sorbo -- a guy who knows about exposing his skin to the elements -- stopped in at the Revaleskin Rejuvenation Lounge at the Phoenix Gallery at Sundance, along with Lea Thompson and Armand Assante.