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, one false – and the crew has to guess the fake. Mike then read this week's stories:
1. The Jonas Brothers escaped rabid fans by donning Disney costumes.
2. Jennifer Aniston is smoking again.
3. George Clooney ditched his ex-girlfriend after she tried to cut back the tips he gives his help.
4. A disheveled Al Pacino was mistaken for a bum at a luxury hotel.
Howard and Robin thought the Clooney item was suspicious, Artie went with the Pacino story, and Fred claimed to have heard a strange note in Mike's voice when he read the first item. Mike then confirmed Fred's suspicions, giving the manic Martian his second victory of the day.