Turns out Dustin Hoffman is a pushover for a hungry TV host.

Hoffman appeared on E! Entertainment Television's "Talk Soup" Wednesday with host John Henson. The network said Henson went on a nine-day hunger strike designed to lure the actor to the program."I knew if I held off on the Twinkies just one more day, Dustin would feel my pain and end my misery," said Henson, speaking from a hospital bed parked on the "Talk Soup" set. The show features talk show highlights.

Hoffman handed him a mock restraining order instructing Henson to keep away from him and threatening a civil suit if the hunger strike didn't end.

"My kids can't go to school," Hoffman joked. "You've ruined their lives."