Because Howard thinks that because Robert Deniro is an actor you don't just hang with him, you have to get on your knees and tickle his ballsack to get in the inner circle and be a friend or hangout buddy. Him and his "wife" think that by getting on the red carpet that puts them in the same league as these fucking actors. Get the fuck outta here with that dumb shit.
Howard doesn't know how to just hangout and relax with other celebrities and even regular people. He hasn't had much experience. The trainers, stylists, and assistants he calls "friends" are all on his payroll and have to pretend to like him.
Well, celebrity friendships can be quite superficial, and I think by now Howard's acclimated and adept at that. But I have a different spin.
I think he plays the old 'what's it like to hang with such icons and no one accepts me and I'm so awkward' thing is both: a) a very transparent ploy to pretend that he's still a regular guy, a very weak play to the everyman with whom he is not at all in touch, and b) a subconscious and insecure acknowledgement that he's never gotten as big as he thought or hoped he'd be.
Beth is in tears after Howard told her during a commercial break about another unsuccessful A List Star Fucking possibility. Which she lamented to him before she hung up "Is now dust in the wind because of your past Celeb Bashing" . . .
And this conversation with cooper was one of the most uncomfortable things I have heard. You know Cooper just wanted to ask "Are you fucking kidding me? You don't understand what hanging out with someone is?"