Romance cover-boy and bird watcher, Fabio stopped by today to talk about what he's got going on lately. Howard hoped that when he came in, he'd at least look like hell, but Robin said he looked pretty good. He congratulated Howard right away, saying he looks better than ever and can't wait for him to get to SIRIUS. Howard said that lots of guys want Fabio to be gay, because he's so good looking and famous, but he gets so many chicks it would make your head spin. Fabio told how he got banned from the Playboy Mansion, because he tried to smuggle a bunch of friends with him to a Halloween party one year, in his trunk.
The Playboy Halloween Party is the best party of the year at the Mansion and his buddies wanted to go so they all got dressed up and hopped into his trunk. When they got to the gate, security stopped him and said they had to check his car. Of course they found the 4 guys in the back and radioed up to the house. They told Fabio to leave. Howard said Playboy has very strict rules about going to parties there, if you want to bring a girl as your date, you have to send a head shot of the girl first, and it has to be approved by a panel of judges like on American Idol. Howard said he would never risk his Playboy Mansion access for a bunch of guys. Fabio said you have to do it for your friends, but Howard disagreed. Artie can appreciate that; he said he was looking out for his boys. Fabio's doing well with a women's clothing line right now and his new show, Mr. Romance (Monday nights 10 pm, Oxygen). Howard asked if women ever proposition him with money to have sex. He said yes, but he's never accepted any of those offers. Howard thought those women were probably old and skanky but Fabio said that actually, they were young and hot.
He wouldn't reveal how much they offered him though. He said one woman was one of his clients that hired him to do a modeling job. Fabio revealed that he just broke up with a serious girlfriend a month and a half ago and hasn't had sex since. Howard asked him what he thinks of when he's "alone?" Artie joked that he tries to imagine the four girls he HASN'T been with. Fabio plugged his new show, Mr. Romance, in which they train "rough-around-the-edges" guys to become gentlemen (through table manners, being romantic, how to dance, etc.). The prize is $50,000 cash and a modeling contract. Fabio said that the one thing he's learned about women in his life is that girls around the world love a sense of humor above anything else and that's why Howard is so successful with the ladies. Artie said if that were true, he wouldn't be getting wrinkled, 60 year old hookers.