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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 TMZ.com 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

Monday’s Headlines recap: Logan Airport officials reportedly ignored 9/11 warning signs; ‘Gone Girl’ No. 1 at box office; Sarah Silverman fails ‘SNL’ monologue

10.06.14 at 9:54 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Monday’€™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.

— Four months before the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, three people at Logan Airport caught the al-Qaeda hijackers videotaping security checkpoints at the airport, according to a New York Post report. The eyewitnesses reported the suspicious actions to officials at Logan, but security did nothing to question the potential terrorists.

“It was a different time,” Callahan said. ‘€œDon’€™t you think?”

Said Minihane: “No one ever imagined that you could kill 3,000 people with a box cutter.”

— “Gone Girl,” which stars Ben Affleck, was the No. 1 movie at the box office this weekend, taking in $38 million. Despite the acclaim, Minihane said he wasn’t a fan of the flick.

“The ending was absolutely terrible, awful,” Minihane said. “One of the worst endings I’ve ever seen in a movie.”

“What do you give it, grade?” asked Dennis.

“C-plus,” replied Minihane. “And it’€™s too bad because I’€™m a great admirer of David Fincher, the director of the film. He couldn’t save it. It didn’t work.”

— Comedian Sarah Silverman hosted “Saturday Night Live,” a show for which she once was a cast member. While the hosts admitted the opening monologue usually is not funny, Silverman’€™s took unfunny to another level.

“New heights of disappointment,” Callahan said.

Continued Callahan: “But Sarah Silverman does the monologue, and I’€™m thinking, ‘€˜This is going to be good. Not only will it be good, but it’€™ll be dangerous.’€™ Tomorrow we’€™d be talking about she’€™s in trouble. Network censors are in trouble. She bombed like I’ve never seen anyone bomb before.”

“Not a good start to the year, two episodes in,” Minihane said.

— The Coast Guard rescued a man off the coast of Florida who attempted to run from the U.S. to Bermuda. Reza Baluchi tried to run on water in a “hydro pod” to raise money for children in need, but he got tired and signaled for help.

“He failed, failed at his mission,” Callahan said. “€œI want to see him run through occupied Iraq or Yemen.”

Read More: Ben Affleck, Sarah Silverman,

Week 5 fantasy football live chat, 11 a.m.

10.05.14 at 8:11 am ET
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Join Pete Davidson of WEEI.com and Rotobahn.com for his weekly fantasy football live chat, starting at 11 a.m. Sunday. Let Davidson help you set your lineups heading into Sunday’s games. Get your questions in now …

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