The Gossip Game With Guest DL Hugley. 10/1/99. 8:20am
Actor DL Hugley came in this morning to promote his ABC sitcom ''The Hugleys'' and play the Mike Walker gossip game. Howard was telling DL that they were going to play the game and DL said he doesn't like those gossip mags because one of them wrote a story where they said they'd spoken to him about his biological father and how he found him after years of not knowing him. They spoke about that for a few minutes then got Mike Walker on the phone. Mike was fuming because he thought DL said that it was the National Enquirer that wrote the story. The two of them exchanged a couple of funny wisecracks but eventually calmed down and moved on to the game. DL was really funny with his comments about the National Enquirer. They finally moved on to the game.
Each week Mike Walker calls in with four gossip stories. Three of the stories are from his National Enquirer gossip column. One of the stories is false. Everyone tries to pick out the false story. Here are this week's stories:
Both DL and Howard picked number 1 as the false story. Robin picked number 3 and Jackie picked number 4. The actual false story was number three so Robin won for like the 9th week in a row.
- A Hong Kong executive who bought Ted Kennedy's Virginia mansion is selling it because he thinks it has ''bad karma.''
- 27 year old Ricky Martin spends $1000 a week on facial treatments so he can keep his young looks as long as possible.
- Salma Hayak has been going to a voice coach so she can lose her latin accent and play more parts in movies.
- Hugh Grant went nuts in an airport when he wasn't allowed to remove 10 rolls of film before they went through the x-ray machine.
After the game Howard spent a little while longer talking to DL. Earlier we learned that DL was actually taken from the name Darrel. He told Howard how he grew up in a part of Los Angeles where there were no white people. He thought no white people lived in L.A. until he was 19 years old. He also spoke about how he was in a gang as a kid but he didn't do any major crimes while in the gang. He was a stand-up comedian before getting the show on ABC. He said he did some kind of showcase in front of TV executives and they offered him the show. He said that the day the show was picked up he was in jail for gun possession. He explained how he carries a weapon around and he was going through an airport when the gun was found on him. He said he was going to tell someone that it was in his bag but his road manager sent it through before he had the chance. He got arrested and the same day he found out he got the show. DL is appearing in a ''Kings of Comedy'' show at Madison Square Garden tonight.