Howard got Mike Walker of The National Enquirer on the line, as he does most Thursdays, to play The Gossip Game, in which Mike reads four gossip items – three (allegedly) true, one false – and the crew has to pick a fake.
This week's stories:
1. Renee Zellweger was busted by paparazzi buying facial hair remover cream at a CVS.
2. Hilary Duff – despite a 15lb weight-loss – was upset to learn she'd have to show her butt on an upcoming episode of "Gossip Girl" – only to learn it was a cast prank.
3. After tracking down Jessica Biel's runaway dog, the (male) dog retrievers asked her for Justin Timberlake's autograph.
4. Jay-Z feeds his security guards an "energy drink" of his own concoction every morning – and watches them until they finish it.
Howard and Fred thought the Hilary Duff item was recycled, Greg and Artie didn't think Renee Zellweger had facial hair – and Robin couldn't believe Jay-Z was such a jerk. Mike then announced that Howard and Fred got it right – she does and he is.