Howard played a clip of a TV news report regarding Artie's departure that referred to him as a member of the Wack Pack. Howard said Artie doesn't want to talk off-air, and Artie countered that he thought
Howard wanted it all for the air in the first place. Howard asked Artie to stop making "pronouncements". Artie, in turn, asked that Howard not be upset that he might leave the show. Gary came in to ask why Artie is waiting until January to address his issues. Artie answered that he can't seem to stay healthy while he's working at the show.
Artie mentioned that he's going to be on Letterman this Wednesday with Nicole Richie. Howard said she looks ill and crazy, and picked Lindsay Lohan as another of his favorite crazy starlets. Howard and Artie agreed that the newly leaked pictures of a knife-wielding Lohan is "nuts, but insanely hot."
Howard said he watched the MTV Movie Awards last night because Sarah Silverman was hosting. Artie said she looked hot, and Howard agreed, saying she was almost too hot to be a comedian.
Howard said he thought Rihanna was also great on the show, but after hearing the clip, decided that she's no good when you can't see her. Howard went on to note that he was surprised that Paris Hilton was there, and that Sarah's jokes about her made for an uncomfortable "high drama".