Early in the show, Howard acknowledged reports that a candle he'd given Sharon Osbourne caused a fire in her an Ozzy's Beverly Hills home. Howard said the gift was probably a bad idea in the first place: "Who wants to take the chance? And I don't even like candles that much. Who are these people that sit with candles?" Howard said he'd called to apologize and catch up: "She said everything was fine. Everything's ok."