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Poll: Who would you like to see host with John and Gerry on Friday?

10.09.14 at 4:23 pm ET
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Who would you like to see host with John and Gerry on Friday?

  • Sporty McKenzie (52%, 469 Votes)
  • Kirk Minihane (48%, 428 Votes)

Total Voters: 897

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Thursday’s Headlines recap: Ken Casey supports Charlie Baker; Boston City Council votes for pay raise; Yogi Berra Museum burglarized

10.09.14 at 8:18 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

— Ken Casey of the Dropkick Murphys, a Democrat, will host a fundraiser for Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker.

“I really don’t think it really matters when they support these guys,” Minihane said of celebrity endorsements.

“It does when they cross over,” Callahan countered.

— The Boston City Council voted 9-4 to raise its annual pay from $87,500 to $107,500.

“If you were to fire them all tomorrow … would any of them get a job that pays more than [$]25,000 a year?” Callahan wondered.

“I know one they can have if they want it,” Minihane deadpanned. “They can sit right here.”

Added Callahan: “That’s insane — [$]107,000 for a part-time job?”

— Items were stolen from the Yogi Berra Museum in New Jersey during a break-in Tuesday night.

“I read that story, I felt bad for the guy,” Minihane said of the 89-year-old Yankees legend.

A $5,000 reward is being offered for the items’ return.

“My guess is the burglars are not going to return that for $5,000,” Minihane said. “Probably not.”

Read More: Charlie Baker, Dropkick Murphys, Ken Casey, Yogi Berra

Wednesday’s Headlines recap: Stephen Collins fired from ‘Ted 2′; 560-pound pimp complains about food at NY medical center; Evan Falchuk disagrees with homeland security policy

10.08.14 at 8:36 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Wednesday’€™s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

— Actor Stephen Collins, who starred as the father on the TV show “7th Heaven,” was fired from his role in Seth MacFarlane’€™s Boston-based movie, ‘€œTed 2,” after the emergence of a tape that purportedly includes his admission of child molestation.

“My question is, was he here yesterday, in Boston, when he was fired by Seth MacFarlane?” asked Callahan.

“Well, he was fired from ‘Ted 2,’ and I don’€™t think he ever arrived at all, it was going to be a one- or two-day pop in, pop out,” Minihane said.

Collins reportedly was fired from the film, but that’€™s just where the story begins. Collins’€™ ex-wife Faye Grant claims he told her before their daughter was born that he was glad the child wasn’t going to be a boy because he would have the urge to perform oral sex on him.

“Why would a girl have been any better?” Dennis asked. “He would’ve exposed himself to the girl.”

Minihane was surprised by the way Grant has handled the whole situation.

“I’€™m a little worried about this Faye Grant, I’ve got to be honest,” Minihane said. “She was married to him for almost 30 years and she seems to be relishing in this.”

— A New York pimp and convicted sex offender complained the New York Post yesterday that the food is bad and his bed is too small at a Queens medical center. Kenneth Harvey, who weighs 560 pounds, is not a fan of the tax-funded institution.

“Shocking, huh,” Callahan said. “A 500-pound guy thinks the bed’€™s too small and the food is ‘scanty.’ ”

At one time, Harvey was close to 700 pounds, meaning he actually has lost weight.

Said Dennis: “Well, he’s taking care of himself these days.”

“I don’€™t know about you guys, but my heart goes out to this poor fellow,” said Callahan.

— The five candidates running for governor of Massachusetts had a debate Tuesday night. One of the topics discussed was homeland security and terrorism.

Independent candidate Evan Falchuk said he is fine with fighting terrorism, but worried that “our civil liberties are being encroached upon,” especially in the case of the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers.

Said Dennis: “Evan, you can leave now. You don’€™t have to stay here. You don’€™t have to go home. You’ve just got to get out of here.”

Read More: Evan Falchuk, Stephen Collins,

Gerry Callahan live chat, 11:30 a.m.

10.07.14 at 11:02 pm ET
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Join Gerry Callahan of the Dennis & Callahan show for a live chat, Wednesday starting at 11:30 a.m. Get your questions in now …

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Tuesday’s Headlines recap: Friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect uses marijuana defense

10.07.14 at 8:37 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and Gerry Callahan. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

— A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev did not lie to FBI investigators about removing evidence because he was under the influence of marijuana and could not remember, his attorney said Monday.

Robel Phillipos is accused of going to Tsarnaev’s dorm room at UMass-Dartmouth and taking his fellow student’s backpack, then attempting to discard the evidence.

“I don’t see any flaw in this defense,” Callahan deadpanned.

Added Minihane: “To me, he walks.”

Turning serious, Callahan said of the Cambridge resident’s assertion that his judgment was clouded: “I agree with you, but that’s not an excuse. You’re guilty. You’re stoned, but guilty.”

Minihane speculated that Tsarnaev might attempt to use a similar defense for his alleged participation in the bombing that killed three and injured hundreds more.

“What else have you got?” he asked.

— The New York Police Department reportedly is investigating after veteran actor Stephen Collins — perhaps best known for his role as the pastor/father on the TV show “7th Heaven” — was caught on tape admitting to being a child molester, according to a report.

On the tape, which Collins’ estranged wife is said to have made during a therapy session, Collins offers specifics about his offenses, which include exposing himself in multiple occasions to a pre-teen New York girl who is a relative of his first wife.

“He is screwed,” Minihane said.

— Tony Bennett had trouble remembering the words to “God Bless America” when he performed it during Monday’s Giants-Nationals playoff game in San Francisco. Instead of “white with foam,” Bennett referred to the oceans as “bright with gold.”

“Who let him go out there,” Dennis asked of the 89-year-old. “That’s not right. … Their version of Dr. Charles [Steinberg] should have said, ‘Ah, no.’ ”

— Powerful New York lawyer Sanford Rubinstein was accused of rape by a woman who claims she was too drunk to consent when the couple left Rev. Al Sharpton’s 60th birthday party Wednesday.

Rubinstein’s name is being dragged through the mud as the New York tabloids take shots at him.

“So he went a little crazy at Al’s 60th?” Dennis wondered.

Said Minihane: “This will hurt Sharpton, I think, in the eyes of the public. Obama will never talk to him now.”

Read More: Al Sharpton, Dzokhar Tsarnaev, Sanford Rubinstein, Stephen Collins