Howard got Mike Walker from The National Enquirer on the line, as he does every Thursday, to play The Gossip Game, in which Mike reads four gossip items – three (allegedly) true, and one false – and the crew has to guess the fake. Mike then read this week's stories:
1. Tina Fey's purse was stolen when she left her seat to accept her Emmy onstage.
2. Patrick Dempsey uses a $350 face cream.
3. Jeremy Piven became upset when he wasn't allowed to smoke a cigar indoors.
4. Lisa Rinna's boobs sweat so much during the Emmy red carpet pre-show that her dress became streaked with fake tanning cream.
Howard, Robin and Artie thought the Jeremy Piven item was too over-the-top, even for the him. Fred thought the Lisa Rinna item was malicious. Mike then announced that no one was right – and Patrick Dempsey is no fairy.