Howard mentioned that he did a good deal of press during his vacation, including a two-part interview with Katie Couric for "The Today Show." Howard said there had been some hostility between him and Katie in the past, but that they straightened out their differences when they met last week. In fact, Howard acknowledged that he even felt a vibe from Katie that suggested he could've put the moves on her, but insisted that he didn't because of Beth. Gary pointed out that he has always believed that Katie would love Howard if the two of them ever got to know each other.
In addition to the interview with Katie, Howard reported that he also did a photo shoot with Beth and Bianca for "Us Weekly," and that he has been told to choose which episode of "Saturday Night Live" on which he wants to appear, December 10 or 17. Howard noted that although he likes Alec Baldwin, who's hosting the show with musical guest, Shakira, on December 10, Neil Young will be performing the following week. However, Howard commented that Jack Black will be hosting the show on December 17 and Jack seems to have some issues with Howard. Howard added, though, that he'd be willing to overlook any awkwardness that might result from being on with Jack if it meant meeting Neil Young.