Tom Arnold stopped by to promote his latest film, 'Madea's Witness Protection', and Howard immediately asked if he'd also be participating in the upcoming Roseanne roast. Tom said he would not, comparing contact with Roseanne to an addict's relapse: "You don't start over. You start where you left off. At the horrible spot." Howard hoped Tom and Roseanne would come to their senses: "I know in my life there are people who absolutely despise me. And if they were going to roast me, I would only want those people." Tom felt differently, saying they tried to reconnect via email in 2010, but things disintegrated "within about 5 emails."
Arnold on Arnold
Asked if he and Arnold Schwarzenegger ever planned to film 'True Lies 2', Tom nodded: "There's a script done but we're waiting [on Arnold]. … He was Governor and now he's working his way back into films." The pair remain close friends, but not so close that Tom foresaw Arnold's crumbling marriage: "I did not see it coming. It's been handled as good as possible by him." Tom said he did rib Arnold about the circumstances--at Arnold's birthday last summer: "He planned his own birthday party. Without Maria. And you miss Maria [because] he had a boxing ring and made all his assistants box each other. And then he had a mariachi band. And he said, 'Do some comedy.' So I said, 'Hey, I'd like to thank Arnold's in-laws--his new in-laws--for being here. The Mexican mariachi band.' And he loved it."