As he does every Thursday, Howard got Mike Walker from The National Enquirer on the line to play 'The Gossip Game,' in which Mike reads four gossip items – three (allegedly) true, one false – and the crew has to pick the fake.
This week's stories:
1. Paris Hilton interrupted 'Twilight' producers mid-meal to ask for an audition to appear in the sequel .
2. Miley Cyrus is trying to talk Taylor Swift into getting matching guitar tattoos.
3. 'Twilight' star Taylor Lautner fell down while trying to carry his bike up a flight of stairs.
4. Howie Mandel gave an aggressive hobo $42 but refused to shake his hand – offering a fist-bump instead.
Everyone singled out the last item, as they couldn't believe the hyper-germaphobe like Howie would willingly consent to a fist bump from a homeless guy, although Fred went with the Miley Cyrus story to be different. Mike then reported that everyone was wrong – he'd double-checked the Howie item – the Taylor Lautner story was bogus.