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. David Archuletta's "American Idol on Tour" co-stars are complaining that he sings too loudly in his sleep.
2. Paula Abdul traded an autographed "American Idol" album for carside service at a Jamba Juice.
3. Mel Gibson called Kevin Federline to offer fatherly advice, but Kevin didn't want to hear it: "Dude, just get me some work."
4. Larry Flynt got in an argument with Ed McMahon over who should pay their lunch bill. Ed won.
Howard didn't think Ed McMahon had any money left over to pay for anything, but everyone else thought the Paula Abdul story was the obvious fake. Mike confirmed that they were correct.