Howard started the show saying he went to the North Shore Animal League's "Dogcatemy Awards" over the weekend. Howard told how he presented Beth with an award, which he said really surprised Beth. Afterward, Howard reaped the benefits of his kind words: "Beth was so turned on." Howard added that Richard Belzer had been lined up to host the event but turned out to be "the most selfish, f'ed-up person on the planet," explaining that Belz cancelled on the event 15 minutes before the event started - his assistant called to say he was sick. Howard noted that Belz was booked to come on the show in a couple weeks, "And I wanna unbook him...How does a human being do that?" Howard then thanked Maria Menounos for stepping in and making it look effortless: "She's a piece of ass and a home run chick."