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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.”

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Monday’s Three For All recap: ‘Pterodactyl’ torments Legoland lazy river; smoking heroin in Chuck E. Cheese’s; tank diving at New England Aquarium

07.14.14 at 2:45 pm ET
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On Monday’€™s Three For All on Middays with MFB, Tim Benz and Christian Fauria discussed three instances of adults tarnishing an amusement park, a Chuck E. Cheese’s and an aquarium. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Drunk ‘€˜Pterodactyl’€™ arrested at Legoland

An intoxicated man claiming to be “Pterodactyl” caused a ruckus at Legoland Florida for about 30 minutes over the weekend. The man, whose real name is Richard Campagna, was chased by police throughout the park before jumping in the lazy river and splashing officers.

After being hit with a taser and a long pursuit, Campagna eventually was arrested.

” ‘€˜Pterodactyl’€™ was there with his kids at Legoland and then ran into the lazy river. Have you even been in one of these situations where its so bad that you couldn’t get through without getting hopped up on something?” Benz asked.

“Oh yeah,”€ Fauria responded.

Two men accused of smoking heroin at Chuck E. Cheese’s

Two men were arrested last week for allegedly smoking heroin in a Chuck E. Cheese’s bathroom in Costa Mesa, California. Sgt. Patrick Wessel of the Costa Mesa police department said that both men had met their heroin dealer at the arcade and chose to smoke the drug in the bathroom.

“€œNow if you really want to trip out, go to Chuck E. Cheese,”€ Fauria said, adding: “They have those robotic animals that are just singing and dancing. Just imagine being hopped up on some sort of drug and watching that going, ‘€˜Dude man, Chuck E. Cheese is crazy.’€™ “€œ

“I got into a fight at a Chuck E. Cheese when I was a little kid once. … I got pushed off the rocket ship when I was 8 years old,” Benz said.

Man dives into New England Aquarium tank

A man left the New England Aquarium in handcuffs after diving into the giant 27-foot-tank in a drunken stupor. Stephen Pellegrine, 51, was arrested and charged with trespassing and disturbing the peace.

“I don’€™t know about you, but this has always been a desire — a goal –€“ of mine. To jump into some random aquarium, just do some laps, hang out, just wait for them to kick me out,”€ Fauria said.

Read More: Chuck E. Cheese, Legoland, New England Aquarium, Three for all

Monday’s Headlines recap: RFK Jr. reportedly kept list of mistresses; Bowe Berghdal set to return to active duty; Anthony Cumia defends racist Twitter rant

07.14.14 at 9:47 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Monday’s Headlines segment on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, Gerry Callahan and John Dennis. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

RKF Jr. reportedly kept list of dozens of mistresses in his cell phone

Environmental lawyer and activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr., son of the late U.S. Senator, kept a list of 43 suspected mistresses under the letter ‘G’ in his cellphone, a move that Kennedy’s last wife Mary Richardson believed stood for “goomah,” the Italian slang for mistress, the New York Post reported.

Richardson, who committed suicide in May 2012 in the midst of a rough divorce with Kennedy, shared the information with a friend two months before she hanged herself.

The revelation of Kennedy’s shady list could spell trouble for his upcoming marriage to actress Cheryl Hines. Kennedy and Hines are scheduled to wed in the near future.

“Boy if I was her, I think I’d read this Post story first,” Minihane said.

“Doesn’t any woman who marries a Kennedy get what they deserve? You know going in,” Callahan added.

Sgt. Bowe Berghdal expected to return to active-duty service

Bowe Berghdal, the U.S. Army solider who was returned to the United States after being held by the Taliban for five years, is ready to return to active duty.

Six weeks after being returned in a controversial prisoner swap, Berghdahl completed his therapy and counseling appointments at a San Antonio hospital and will begin a new job at Fort Sam Houston, officials said.

“So when he wanders off of this base, where will he be headed?” Dennis asked.

“After all the work that the therapist did, he’s going to meet with his father, he’s going to freak out and stab him with his bayonet,” Callahan added.

Fired radio host Anthony Cumia defends himself on ‘Red Eye’

Newly unemployed shock jock Anthony Cumia, formally of the “Opie and Anthony” show on SiriusXM, appear on Fox News’ “Red Eye” to defend himself in wake of a racist Twitter rant that led to his firing almost two weeks ago.

“It was such a knee-jerk reaction in this day and age,” Cumia said in the interview, adding, “I will never apologize for this. … I didn’t do anything wrong.”

“He should’ve known in this day and age that you can’t do that, but if you’re saying it all day on the air — all day, every day — and you’re thinking the people following you are your fans who are listening, what’s the difference?,” Callahan said.

Read More: Anthony Cumia, Bowe Berghdal, Headlines, Robert Kennedy Jr.

Friday’s Headlines recap: Emmy nominations announced; Robert Redford to play Dan Rather in film

07.11.14 at 8:40 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines segment on the Dennis & Callahan show with Kirk Minihane and guest hosts Jon Meterparel and Steve Buckley. To hear the audio, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Emmy nominations announced

The nominations for the 2014 Emmy Awards were announced on Thursday. The group that stood out most to the hosts was the nominees for Best Drama Series, which included the likes of “Game of Thrones,” “House of Cards” and “Breaking Bad.”

“You can’t get better than that,” Minihane said.

Said Buckley: “That’s got to be the best in history. ‘Mad Men’ is one of the best shows I’ve ever seen, ‘Game of Thrones’ is one of the best shows I’ve ever seen, ‘House of Cards’ is one of the best shows I’ve ever seen, and ‘Breaking Bad.’ Those are all top-10 shows.

“The problem is there’s so much good TV now, and the funny thing is the best of television has never been better, the worst of television has never been worse.”

The conversation then shifted to the declining quality of network sitcoms.

“I never think to go to the networks now at 8 o’clock,” Minihane said. “I don’t watch a network program.”

Buckley asked if “Modern Family” is an exception.

“It’s jumped the shark, it’s stepped on the shark, it’s shot the shark, it’s buried the shark’s body,” Minihane said.

“Tell us how you really feel,” Meterparel responded.

Said Buckley: “The thing I like about ‘Modern Family’ is you turn it on at any juncture, because the plot is irrelevant to the gags. So you can turn on ‘Modern Family’ and just watch it for 12 minutes with no interest in what this is all about, what this is setting up and just watch the comedy unfold.”

Robert Redford to portray Dan Rather in movie about CBS news scandal

The legendary actor is set to play the legendary CBS news anchor in a film focusing on Rather’s disputed report about President George W. Bush‘s service in the National Guard.

“Shouldn’t they get someone that’s younger than Dan Rather?” Meterparel asks.

Minihane said: “That’s what I was thinking. Redford is probably older than Rather.

“Both of them are too famous, that’s the problem.”

Buckley said stranger things have happened in Hollywood, including Michael Keaton playing Batman.

“It’s Hollywood. makeup, special effects, lighting,” Buckley said. “But this one challenges my belief that can be done.”

The discussion then segued into Buckley talking about his problems with the movie “Field of Dreams.”

“It was James Earl Jones talking about harkening back to the great old days when everything was good, when blacks couldn’t play baseball,” he said.

“And then they bring back all these dead guys, there’s Gil Hodges, there’s Shoeless Joe Jackson, there’s Smoky Joe Wood. You couldn’t bring back Oscar Charleston and Satchel Paige? Is even heaven segregated that they couldn’t bring back Negro League players in Iowa?”

Meterparel said: “I never even thought about that.”

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Thursday’s Three for All recap: Fallout from discussion about lesbians; when it’s OK to fart in front of significant other

07.10.14 at 1:35 pm ET
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On Thursday’s Three for All segment on Middays with MFB, Tim Benz and Christian Fauria addressed the fallout from Wednesday’s discussion about attractive lesbians and discussed farting in front of significant others. To hear the segment, go to the Middays with MFB audio on demand page.

Benz recounted that after Wednesday’s Three for All he walked by the front desk in the WEEI offices and saw the normally pleasant Brittany, who greets visitors and answers phones, scowling at him.

Said Benz: “She just lays into me: ‘What were you guys talking about on the air! Why were you talking about lesbians! People are mad and calling that you’re sitting there talking about lesbians!’

“Some guy from Connecticut apparently heard our segment. ‘€¦ This dude in Connecticut was pissed because he had his 5-year-old in the car and he had to explain — this is literally what he said to her — ‘explain to my son what a lesbian is.’ ”

Brittany was brought into the studio to provide more details, and she recalled the phone call: “He said, ‘I have a problem with this. I listen to WEEI all the time, love it, it’s great. But, I had my 5-year-old in the car and you guys were talking about full lesbians and the transgenders. ‘€¦ I had to explain to my son what a lesbian was.’ ”

Cracked Benz: “God forbid. God forbid you should have to explain to your child something that might be a little bit uncomfortable. Heaven forbid as a parent it falls to you to do the explaining and you don’t leave it up to TV or Twitter to do it. God forbid that should happen.”

Added Benz: “I bet you a million dollars — a million dollars — that kid grows up to be a better parent than his father, because he had to have something explained to him instead of trying to be shielded from it. Now he’s getting a little exposure. God forbid. I bet you that other guy had none of that, and that’s why he’s so uptight.”

Brittany noted that WEEI’s target demographic does not include 5-year-olds.

“Why weren’t you listening to the ‘Frozen’ soundtrack or The Wiggles or something?” she wondered.

Fauria then turned the discussion to a debate about when a man or woman should feel comfortable farting in front of their significant other. Fauria was shocked to learn that Benz never passes gas in front of his wife.

Said Benz: “We actually turned down a house — when we bought our first house together — we turned down a house just down the road for less money that I liked better for the house that we have now in large part because it only had one bathroom and she didn’t want to ever be exposed to what I might leave behind, or have me be exposed to what she had done. There was a level of embarrassment that was always there for her if she had to be in the bathroom. So we have separate bathrooms now.”

Responded Fauria: “After a certain amount of time there should be no barriers. You should be able to do whatever you feel comfortable with. ‘€¦ You’re way too uptight.”

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