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 pick the fake.
After a quick hello, Mike read this week's stories:
1. Jennifer Aniston and John Mayer were already broken up when they appeared together at the Oscars.
2. Jesse James turned down Jay Leno's order for a motorized bar stool.
3. A high-end fashion house refused to bring a preview of their new collection to Madonna's home - she had to go to their showroom.
4. "American Idol" contestants aren't allowed to hug off-camera.
Howard and Artie thought the Leno item was too timely - and Robin and Fred went with the Jennifer Aniston item. Mike then announced that Fred was right to ignore his "never go with Robin rule" - they were right.