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, one false - and the crew has to guess the fake. Mike then read this week's stories:
1. Lindsay Lohan and Samantha Ronson loudly fought on a recent flight.
2. America Ferrara was placated on the set of "Ugly Betty" with bright scarf.
3. Paula Abdul is angry that she'll be sharing her wardrobe budget on "American Idol."
4. Jennifer Garner refused to let SNL air a hilarious Ben Affleck-as-Guy Ritchie bit.
Howard couldn't believe that "American Idol" would cut Paula's wardrobe budget. Robin thought the Lindsay Lohan item was too convoluted. Fred picked the America Ferrara story, saying Mike just wanted to mention "Ugly Betty." Artie missed Mike's stories, but made a choice anyway: "I'll take 3." Mike then announced that Fred was right yet again.