Howard got Mike Walker of 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. Lindsay Lohan is drinking again, but she can control it.
2. George Clooney recently offered to buy a home in Newport Beach for $50 million.
3. Mariah Carey requires a two-masseuse rubdown.
4. Sharon Osbourne's dog Minnie went to the bathroom on the floor of a plane on a transatlantic flight.
Howard and Robin both thought George Clooney wouldn't make an offer on a home without seeing the inside first, Artie guessed that the Sharon Osbourne story was false, and Fred thought the Lindsay Lohan item sounded like a repeat. Mike then announced that no one had won this week; the Mariah Carey story is the fake.