......but she doesn't take the bait http://www.nydailynews.com/entertainment/gossip/howard-stern-panting-katie-couric-article-1.1352120 BY MARIANNE GARVEY, BRIAN NIEMIETZ AND LACHLAN CARTWRIGHT Katie Couric denied making out with John Molner at a Knicks game (above), telling Howard Stern they were just holding hands. Take your pants off! Thatâ€™s all Howard Stern wanted of host Katie Couric when he was a guest on her talk show â€œKatieâ€ Wednesday. â€œYouâ€™re not the CBS anchorwoman anymore. In this format you take your pants off,â€ the shock jock told the former host of the â€œCBS Evening News.â€ He then demanded to know how she keeps those legs looking so good. Heâ€™d raised that topic earlier on his Sirius XM radio show, saying he wanted to know why they looked so greasy and good. â€œBasically I just put lotion on them,â€ Couric told Stern. â€œThatâ€™s my secret.â€ But Howard wasnâ€™t finished with the inquiry. He wanted to know why she was wearing leather pants, when her usual talk-show outfit is a skin-baring skirt. Couric explained that she just did it to match Sternâ€™s leather jacket and to be edgy. â€œTaking those pants off would be edgy,â€ he quipped. Couric replied, â€œMaybe during the commercial break.â€ Besides the pants-off challenge, the interview, slated to air Tuesday on â€œKatie,â€ included an â€œAmericaâ€™s Got Talentâ€-style competition starring some of Couricâ€™s production staff. She told Howard to pick the winner, and offered a prize of $500 to a charity of the winnerâ€™s choice. Thatâ€™s when Howard lost it, screaming about the small prize amount. â€œThis is the cheapest show ever!â€ he cried. â€œYou should be ashamed of yourself.â€ Couric offered to raise the prize to $1,000, but her voice was drowned out by the audienceâ€™s laughter. Sternâ€™s ever-patient wife, Beth, watched from the front row as her husband flirted mercilessly with Couric, more than once suggesting a threesome would be in order. He also pressed Couric, 56, on whether she has had plastic surgery or other work done. She insisted she had not. Stern teased her about making out with her younger boyfriend, John Molner, at a Knicks game earlier this month, but Couric insisted they were just holding hands. Stern also wasnâ€™t shy about bringing up her time at other networks, and demanded to know if she was ever romantic with former â€œTodayâ€ show co-host Matt Lauer. â€œI love Matt, but we really do have a brother-sister type relationship,â€ she said. â€œMatt didnâ€™t tell me that,â€ was Howardâ€™s quick retort. Asked if she was consumed by the ratings while anchoring at other networks, Couric said: â€œWhen I did the â€˜Todayâ€™ show, I really was consumed by doing a quality broadcast, and I didnâ€™t even pay attention to the ratings,â€ she said. â€œItâ€™s true, Howard. I€™m being totally honest with you.â€ Sheâ€™d better have been honest â€” Stern always finds out.