Fall Out Boy bassist Pete Wentz stopped by to promote the band's new album and Howard told him how much he liked his wife, Ashlee Simpson: "Better than that other one. Her sister." Pete laughed: "Yeah, me too." Robin asked if the paparazzi was a pain, and Pete admitted it was: "It becomes dangerous and annoying...we'll [go] an hour out of the way [and use] a diversion tactic to avoid them." Howard asked if Pete became a tabloid target before or after marrying Ashlee, so Pete laughed it was definitely all about Ashlee: "I'm kind of like a purse for my wife." Pete told the crew that he had been a pretty wild kid: he used to take a lot of hallucinogens, was sent away to a "boot camp" reform school by his parents and once got drugged up on Ambien and played Russian roulette: "You're on Ambien so it's like a cartoon. It's like the minute before you bungee jump or get on a plane." Howard didn't think getting on planes was so hard, but Pete explained he struggled with anxiety so severely that he couldn't travel on planes for years after Fall Out Boy first broke.
Ambien-Blocked Lindsay Lohan
Howard asked Pete what it was like to date Michelle Trachtenberg, but Pete would only say, "She's a nice girl," adding that Michelle dumped him during his hard-partying days. Howard noted that Pete also dated Lindsay Lohan, and Pete confessed that "I don't feel like we ever dated...I was so deep in Ambien-land, I don't think any of that connection ever happened."
On Joe Simpson & Ashlee's Nose
Howard asked how Pete and Ashlee got together, so Pete said he did an interview with Rolling Stone and admitted he had a crush on her. Later, he met her at a party and though they were fast friends, they were with other people at the time. They didn't get together until much later. Howard asked if Pete met her before or after her nosejob, and Pete answered: "I met her pre." Pete then laughed that when he first met Ashlee's dad, Joe Simpson, he told him, "Pete, we saw a little too much of you on the Internet last year."
She Likes Her Husband To Have Fun
Pete told the crew that Ashlee was really curious about the times he used to beat off to her pictures: "She loves it. She was like, 'What were you thinking about?'...I mean, I'll probably get in trouble for this." Pete said it was much better when he finally bedded her: "It was the single greatest sexual experience of my life. We were in the Soho Grand. There was a mirror there and I was looking in it and said to myself: 'You're banging the girl of your dreams and watching it right now.'" A caller then asked if Ashlee was into anal sex, but Pete just smiled: "My wife likes me to have some fun."