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Thursday’s Headlines recap: Rapper Andre Johnson’s loses his manhood; son of John McEnroe, Tatum O’Neal arrested for cocaine possession; ‘Ted’ not original foul-mouthed bear?

07.17.14 at 8:31 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and guest host Butch Stearns.

To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Rapper Andre Johnson explains why he severed his penis

Andre Johnson (the rapper, not the Texans wide receiver) had quite the eventful turn of events this past April. The rapper, whose group Northstar is affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan, cut off his penis and jumped from a second-story building in North Hollywood three months ago.

“See, that would ruin my whole weekend,” Dennis said.

Johnson, who admitted that he under the influence of drugs at the time, said that he did the painful deed because he views himself as a higher entity than just a mortal man.

“Yes, I was using drugs that night, but I was in complete control,” Johnson said. “I cut it off because that was the root of all my problems. My solution to the problem was the realization that sex is for mortals, and I am a god. Those kinds of activities got me into trouble, and I came here to be a god.”

Tiger Woods could have saved himself a lot of heartache had he taken this approach,” Dennis added.

Son of John McEnroe and Tatum O’Neal nabbed for cocaine possession

Kevin McEnroe, the son of tennis legend John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal, was arrested Tuesday for alleged possession of cocaine.

McEnroe was arrested in the Alphabet City neighborhood of New York City after receiving six bags of cocaine, a muscle relaxant, 20 oxycodone pills and 10 unidentified orange pills from a drug deal.

“That’s a strange place to get drugs,” Callahan proclaimed.

“Alphabet City?” Dennis responded.

“No, a drug dealer,” Callahan answered.

O’Neal has had her own history of drug use, as the former Academy Award winner entered a drug treatment program in 2008.

“The apple doesn’t fall to far, does it?” Dennis added.

Company sues Seth McFarlane for ‘Ted’ character

Ted, the foul-mouthed, drug-using teddy bear from the 2012 comedy film of the same name, was inspired by someone else’s idea, according to a claim.

Bengal Mangle Productions is filing a copyright infringement complaint against Ted director Seth MacFarlane, stated that “Ted” is a rip-off of “Charlie the Abusive Teddy Bear.”

“If it bombed, there would be no lawsuit,” Dennis said, adding: “This is one of the prices you pay when you get up into the rarefied air of Hollywood and any hugely successful enterprise. People come after you.”

Ted 2 will begin filming in Boston next week, with a casting call for extras being held on July 26 in Allston.

“They had a casting call. … They want extras,” Callahan said. “They wanted like ugly Irish guys. … I thought about going up there, but I figured around here there would be like a million guys in line.”

Read More: Andre Johnson, Headlines, Tatum O'Neal, Ted

Wednesday’s Three For All recap: Favorite/least favorite sideline reporters

07.16.14 at 3:03 pm ET
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On Wednesday’€™s edition of Three For All, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz listed both their favorite and most disliked sideline reporters in the sporting world right now. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Benz listed Fox’€™ Erin Andrews, CBS’€™ Allie LaForce and the NFL Network’€™s Jenn Brown as his three favorites, while Merloni went with CNN en Espanol’€™s Ines Sainz, CNN’€™s Rachel Nichols and ESPN’€™s Suzy Kolber as his three picks.

Fauria picked ESPN’€™s Michelle Beadle, Fox Sports 1′€™s Charissa Thompson and CBS Sports’€™ Tracy Wolfson as his three preferred sideline reporters.

“€œHow about Veronica Corningstone?’€ Merloni said, referencing Christina Applegate‘€™s character from the 2004 film, “€œAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”

“I’€™m a huge fan of Christina Applegate,”€ Fauria responded.

When it came to picking their most disliked reporter, Benz picked ESPN’€™s Josina Anderson.

“They put her in so many different positions where she just can’€™t win,”€ Fauria said.

Merloni opted to go with Andrews.

“[She'€™s] Just trying to go off-script and just sort of ad-lib a little bit too much and just not getting it done,” €Merloni said.

Fauria picked MLB Network’€™s Kristina Akra, a former employee, as his most disliked sideline reporter.

“€œShe used to drive me nuts, just in general,” Fauria said. “Maybe it’€™s an air of entitlement, I guess, and taking her job way too seriously. Not that there’€™s anything wrong with that, but all you’€™re doing is saying, ‘€˜The score is 21-20,’€™ and then big-timing everybody.”

After finishing their listing, Benz made a point to say that he is upset with the role of sideline reporters in general.

“œMy gripe is way more with the use of sideline reporters — male or female –€“ at all than it is women in sports journalism,” Benz said.

“Don’€™t you want to know who got hurt and if they’€™re going to get back into the game? Isn’t that important to you? Don’€™t you want to know what the coach is thinking as they’€™re exiting the field? It’€™s very important,”€ Fauria asked.

“€œThat’€™s part of the problem,”€ Benz added. “You’€™ll hear Joe Buck and Troy Aikman say, ‘€˜We just heard from the sideline,’€™ without going to the sideline reporter! That’€™s what they’€™re there for, right?”

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Wednesday’s Headlines recap: Man breaks into home of Ted Kennedy Jr.; Archie Andrews dies heroic death; Brazilian man claims he’s 126 years old

07.16.14 at 8:39 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Wednesday’€™€™s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk MinihaneGerry Callahan and John Dennis. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Disabled veteran breaks into home of Ted Kennedy Jr.

A disabled veteran was arrested Tuesday night for breaking into the Hyannis home of Ted Kennedy Jr.

“That’s a little creepy,” Dennis said.

James Lacroix, 53, told police he was looking for singer Katy Perry, authorities said.

“You think the guy was looking for Taylor Swift, because she’s in Rhode Island?” Callahan asked.

Dennis said: “He might’ve gotten confused.”

Dennis then asked which singer they would rather find in the home, Perry or Swift?

“Katy Perry,” Minihane responded. “She’s like Yu Darvish. She’s got eight or nine pitches. She’ll play ball with you.”

Minihane added: “Taylor Swift looks a little empty to me, a little pale. I don’t like pale women.”

Comic book character Archie dies in heroic fashion

Archie Andrews, the character from the Archie comic book series, dies taking a bullet to protect his gay best friend in the newest issue that comes out Wednesday.

“It’s like a Harvey Milk kind of thing,” Minihane said.

Callahan said: “Is it like [Brokeback Mountain]? Is Archie’s friend, in the comic, making love?”

“It’s not that level,” Minihane responded.

Brazilian man claims he’s 126 years old

Jose Aguinelo dos Santos claims to have turned 126 years old last week, making him the oldest person to ever live. He said his parents were slaves.

“Wow,” Callahan said.

The man said he’s never married or had children, eats four meals per day and has no health problems despite smoking a pack of cigarettes per day for the last 70 years.

“I’m calling B.S. on this,” Callahan said.

Dennis added: “However, 126 years of age, never married, coincidence? I don’t think so.”

After seeing what dos Santos looks like, Callahan said, “He looks like Oil Can Boyd.”

Minihane said: “There’s some questions, but Brazil gave him an official birth certificate saying he’s 126 years old.”

“Could’ve used them in the World Cup,” Dennis said.

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Tuesday’s Three for All recap: Rory McIlroy’s new love interest; self-serve beer a success; Rob Bradford’s interaction with January Jones

07.15.14 at 1:45 pm ET
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On Tuesday’€™€™s Three For All on Middays with MFB, Tim Benz and Lou Merloni discussed Rory McIlroy‘s new love interest, self-serve beer machines and Rob Bradford‘s podcast with a “Mad Men” star. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

McIlroy appears to be over the end of his relationship with tennis star Caroline Wozniacki. The golfer reportedly now is dating Irish model and singer Nadia Forde.

“I didn’t realize what he had graduated to from Caroline Wozniacki, the tennis player,” Benz said. “Congratulations, Rory, I guess you did upgrade after all.”

Benz tried describing Forde’s appearance but instead pushed the listeners to check out a link to photos of her on the MFB home page.

“You wouldn’t look at her and say ‘Irish girl,’ ” Benz said. “She looks a lot more exotic than that.”

– In a past Three for All segment, the guys discussed the DraftServ self-serve beer stations at Target Field just in time for the All-Star festivities.

It appears the stations were a success for Monday’s Home Run Derby.

“Apparently last night people were loving it. Apparently they have Shandy and Urban Pale Ale,” Merloni said. “They sell this by the ounce. So it’s 40 cents an ounce and Bud Light is 38 cents an ounce. So you can get a $10 card, prepaid, or a $20 prepaid card.

“You just roll up there, put in however many ounces you want, put that thing underneath.”

Merloni added: ”Apparently people are loving it. Maybe not crazy about the pour, but it’s outstanding.”

The stations are owned by the family of Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs.

“This is fantastic for Bruins fans,” Benz said.

– Producer Joe Zarbano brought his own topic to the table with Christian Fauria out for the day. He was creeped out by Bradford’s interview with January Jones from the TV series “Mad Men.”

“It was as creepy as you’d think it would be,” he said.

After listening to some audio from the show, Benz said, “Joey, I think you’re being a little too hard on Rob. Any double entendre there was her fault that she actually did.”

Benz added: “I walk away from that and don’t think to myself, ‘creepy,’ I think he was very nervous.”

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Tuesday’s Headlines recap: Jenny Dell, Will Middlebrooks get engaged; Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman welcomes daughter

07.15.14 at 9:19 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Tuesday’€™s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk MinihaneGerry Callahan and John Dennis. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Will Middlebrooks, Jenny Dell engaged to be married

Former NESN reporter Jenny Dell revealed on Twitter Monday night that her and Red Sox third baseman Will Middlebrooks are engaged to be married.

“Do you think it’s going to last?” Callahan asked.

Minihane responded: “No.

“There’s too much uncertainty in their lives,” Callahan said. “Too much travel, no kids involved yet, so there’s too much going on.”

Dennis thinks differently.

“Don’t you think you could make a case there’s something good about not being together 24/7?,” he asked. “She’s doing a little of this, he’s doing baseball.”

Callahan said: “It’s going to be tough for these kids to make it work.”

Minihane asked the guys to predict how long their marriage will last.

“I’m going to say they give it a shot,” Callahan said before he and Minihane both predicted seven years. To avoid agreeing with Callahan, Minihane changed his prediction to 6 1/2 years.

Dennis said: ” ‘Til death do they part.”

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman welcomes daughter

Boston Marathon bombing survivor Jeff Bauman and fiancee Erin Hurley welcomed a daughter on Sunday.

“This is 15 months after he was virtually dead,” Callahan said.

Dennis said: “Hey Dzhokhar [Tsarnaev], GFY.”

“That is victory right there,” Callahan said.

It’s also being reported that film company Lionsgate has launched the development of “Stronger,” the story of Bauman based on the book he wrote with Bret Witter that chronicles his life in the aftermath of the attacks at the Marathon finish line.

“It is a great book,” Callahan said. “It’s an easy read, it’s a great read.”

Minihane said: “If you told somebody in April [2013] that the following July he was going to have a baby and a best-selling book and a movie, it’s incredible.”

“As I tweeted out and deleted, that is the best revenge,” Callahan said.

Marathon survivor told to leave New Hampshire T.J. Maxx because of service dog

The manager of a T.J. Maxx in Nashua, New Hampshire, ordered Boston Marathon bombing survivor Sydney Corcoran to put her service dog in a cart or to leave.

Corcoran suffers from post-traumatic stress disorder as a result of the deadly explosion in which her mother, Celeste, lost both legs.

According to Corcoran, the dog had a service dog vest on, but the manager claimed it was violating store policy.

“Did it defecate it the store? Did it urinate in the store?” Dennis asked.

Callahan said: “This is just an overzealous manager who’s going to get called in by the boss today and Sydney will probably get a gift card in the mail and an apology.”

“One manager made a mistake. It doesn’t speak to the company as a whole, but I’m sure they’ll right that wrong,” Minihane said.

Dennis said: “I’m guessing he’s an assistant manager today.”

Read More: Jeff Bauman, Jenny Dell, Will Middlebrooks,
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