|11.19.14 at 8:56 am ET|
Here are the highlights from Wednesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, Gerry Callahan and guest host Mike Mutnansky. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
— CNN host Don Lemon had an interview with another one of the Bill Cosby sexual assault accusers, Joan Tarshis, who said she was forced to perform oral sex on Cosby. She claimed, like many others, that Cosby drugged her. Lemon said there could’ve been a way for her to not perform the act, using her teeth as a “weapon.”
Said Callahan of Lemon: “This guy’s out of his mind.”
“How does he have his job?” asked a stunned Minihane.
Said Mutnansky: “You’re a TV star, isn’t there a producer most of the time in your ear. Like some producer saying, ‘Maybe don’t go down this road about biting this guy’s crank off.’ … Give me a break.”
“Don Lemon, I think he’s almost embracing this madness, though,” said Minihane. “I don’t know how well it’s going to end.”
Replied Callahan: “That’s the last hope of someone who actually watches CNN. Anderson Cooper isn’t getting it done.”
— People magazine named its annual Sexiest Man Alive this week. The hosts had differing opinions on who should take the title, but the winner turned out to be actor Chris Hemsworth, who plays Thor in “The Avengers.” He beat out finalists Chris Pratt and Matthew McConaughey for the award.
Callahan said he liked how McConaughey was a final candidate.
“That’s a good choice, but he’s a little too trendy right now,” Callahan said
“Too skinny now, too. I like a man with a little beef,” replied Minihane. “I like a little beef, something to love. Isn’t McConaughey too skinny?”
Said Callahan: “He was, I don’t know that he still is. He was skinny for a part, for a role.”
When Callahan found out the winner was Hemsworth, he could not think of more than one character the actor played: “What else is he besides Thor?”
Said Minihane: “He was in that Ron Howard movie, the race car movie Ron Howard did. Remember that?”
“No,” replied Callahan.
— Charles Manson’s fiancee’s mother said she will not attend the couple’s upcoming jailhouse wedding and won’t buy the two a gift for their marriage. Afton Elaine Burton, 26, plans to marry the criminal, and her mother, Melissa Burton, does not exactly approve.
After hearing a clip of Afton Elaine talking, Minihane was a bit skeptical of her as person.
“Could you, like, hang out with her?” asked Minihane.
“No. I don’t think Manson is spending a lot of time with her either,” replied Callahan.
|11.17.14 at 9:13 am ET|
— A 16-year-old girl without a license was caught driving southbound in a northbound lane on two highways in New Hampshire on Sunday morning. This girl reached a speed of 118 mph as she drove her family’s Toyota RAV4 on interstates 93 and 293. State troopers chased her down until she ran over spike strips that stopped her.
“A Toyota SUV can do 118 [mph]?” asked a shocked Dennis.
“And the story says through the tolls,” said Callahan.
Said Minihane: “Yes, she went right through the tolls.”
“You better have good aim,” replied Dennis.
Replied Callahan: “This is the craziest teenager, and I feel bad for her parents, must be tough. But have you ever heard of anyone this nuts? … A RAV4, at 118, with cops chasing in the wrong lane down 93, it’s a miracle she’s alive. And you know the next shoe to drop? We’re going to find out she was texting. Probably texting her boyfriend.”
“She’s a pretty good driver, could be a stunt driver,” replied a sarcastic Minihane.
The hosts played a news clip in which the girl’s mother spoke about the incident. The mother had no idea what her daughter was doing and said the 16-year-old told her that she left something in the car in order to get the car keys in the first place.
“She left something in the car?” asked Dennis
Replied Callahan: “Yeah, her brains.”
— A couple refused to leave Ten’s Show Club in Salisbury after security guards said the two engaged in inappropriate behavior and touching. After the couple did not leave when asked by the club’s staff, responding police officers arrested the two for disorderly conduct.
Said Minihane: “I feel like everything should be in play here. So what, you’re at a strip club, it’s a sexual place. Why not?”
“It’d be messier than this studio if they allowed them to do anything,” Callahan said.
“Get a room,” said Dennis.
Asked Callahan: “Isn’t that part of the fun, you go there, you get aroused and go home or you go to your hotel room?”
Minihane said he isn’t the biggest fan of going to strip clubs.
“Why would you walk into a strip club, now?” asked Minihane. “Doesn’t it feel antiquated, strip clubs, almost?”
“They were inspired, they were inspired,” replied Dennis.
— Bill Cosby faced questions this weekend after more allegations emerged about his possible sexual assaults. His appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman” was canceled and the comedian was asked if there were any truth to the accusations during an NPR interview. Cosby only shook his head and did not provide a verbal response to the questions.
The hosts were not pleased with the way host Scott Simon apologized to Cosby for asking the questions.
“What’s the name of this stooge again? Did he apologize enough?” asked Callahan.
The hosts mocked Simon’s voice and how he said, “This question gives me no pleasure.”
Said Callahan: “That’s how you should start Tom Brady off, ‘This gives me no pleasure.’ “
|11.14.14 at 8:34 am ET|
— The ex-wife of oil tycoon Harold Hamm was awarded $1 billion in a divorce settlement earlier this week. But Sue Ann Hamm is appealing the decision, as she believes she deserves to receive more of her husband’s wealth.
“At every level, nothing changes,” said Dennis.
Said Callahan: “It’s amazing, right? It’s not enough for you, Honey?”
When the hosts found out Mr. Hamm is worth $18 billion, Dennis, with a hint of sarcasm, changed his opinion on how much money the ex-wife should get in the settlement.
“Well then she’s right,” Dennis said. “She should get 9 [billion].”
“You think that’s fair?” asked Dennis.
“Yeah, fair,” replied Dennis with more sarcasm. “Well keep in mind, she ran the household, she set aside her career, she stayed home, she raised the kids, she paid the bills, she shopped for the groceries, she let the maid in, she did all the stuff and she subjugated her career.”
— More allegations came out against comedian Bill Cosby about his alleged sexual assaults. In an essay for the Washington Post, Barbara Bowman detailed her experiences with the comedian and is wondering why it took so long for the public to believe the accusations against him.
Bowman describes one occasion in particular when Cosby tried to brainwash her into thinking he was a father figure. During the incident, she claims Cosby drugged her.
“Her point is, and I think it’s a fair point, is it takes a long time for these women to get the courage to stand up to these guys, and by the time this happens, it’s over,” said Minihane.
Replied Callahan: “What are you blaming the victim now, Minihane?”
“No, quite the opposite,” said Minihane.
The hosts ran a clip of Cosby’s comedy act where he’s speaking gibberish.
“How could you resist that?” asked Dennis “Sweet talker that he is.”
|11.13.14 at 8:22 am ET|
— Yesterday Raymond Rivera spoke of the tragic and bizarre situation in his Blackstone home where authorities discovered the remains of three dead babies in September. The mother of the children, Erika Murray, has pleaded not guilty to fetal death concealment, permitting substantial injury to a child and child endangerment.
“I love them, and I’m so sorry. I’m so sorry” Rivera said of his kids, crying in Uxbridge District Court, appearing on marijuana charges. “I knew the house was dirty but I had no idea that death was in my house.”
He also said Murray banished him to the basement where he spent “99 percent” of his “awake time.”
“You reading those quotes don’t do justice to the visual,” Dennis said. “This guy was a shaking, throbbing, crying, quivering mess.”
Minihane added: “Does anybody believe this man, at all?”
— There are reports that Elizabeth Warren might be running for President in 2016. The hosts are not fans of the current Senator.
“Oh, good. Excellent. Awesome,” Callahan said.
“I want a lawn sign,” Dennis added.
“I think the country will pay more attention to her lies than we did,” Callahan replied.
— Window cleaners who were cleaning windows outside the 68th floor of the World Trade Center building on Wednesday needed to be rescued after being trapped on a hanging platform. In order to be rescued, a diamond saw was used to tear through three layers of glass panes. The two men were trapped for roughly an hour and a half.
“These guys are not afraid of heights,” Callahan said. “Two hours is nothing, they are thinking overtime — I don’t have to do anything. They probably took a nap.”
Dennis added: “Window cleaners in Manhattan on skyscrapers make 40 grand a year. 40, for that.”
“Wouldn’t it have been great, I’m stealing this from our friend Graig Murphy, but if one of the rescuers decided to dress as Spiderman to like jump out, freak them out a little bit,” Callahan replied.
— Photos of Kim Kardashian surfaced on the Internet yesterday and provided a hot topic of conversation.
“There is a full frontal nudity photo of her — she is — I know Mikey [Adams] hates her, but she is spectacular,” Minihane said. “Unbelievable. Jaw-dropping. She is as attractive of a women on the planet.”
|11.12.14 at 9:17 am ET|
— A corn maze in California has been so treacherous to people going inside that many have been forced to call 911 to get out. The police in the area get multiple calls per day to help people escape the madness.
“Don’t people freak out and just go through the corn?” asked Callahan. “Isn’t that what happened in ‘Field of Dreams’? They went right through the corn.”
Replied Dennis: “But maybe you’re heading out into the field.”
“At what point do you say, ‘I’ve got to call 911’?” asked Minihane.
“When the sun goes down,” Dennis said. “Those mazes, they tend to be confusing.”
“I’ve never done one,” said Callahan.
— A British poll has found that 65 percent of people who have had various cosmetic surgeries end up wishing they hadn’t had the procedure. A larger number of people now also regret having a sex change than people did 10 years ago, as the poll said it’s close to one in four people.
“Sorry, Bub, it’s a little late,” said Dennis.
“I don’t think you get a mulligan on that one,” replied Minihane.
Said Callahan: “It’s probably illegal to tell people that they might regret it.”
Former tennis player Renee Richards is one of the many who have said they aren’t exactly happy with the results of a sex-change procedure.
Said Minihane: “There’s a lot of these examples, which I can understand. I think whatever makes you depressed, I don’t think gets changed with the surgery.”
— Mountain Dew has a new flavor of a drink that tastes like a classic American snack food. The new “Dewitos” drink combines the liquid of Mountain Dew with the flavor of Doritios.
“I thought this was a joke,” said Callahan.
Replied Minihane: “No, it’s real. It’s all too real.”
“They’re taking the page from the Fritos on the pizza,” Dennis said.
“I don’t like Mountain Dew,” Minihane said. “I like Doritos, but I would never want to drink Doritos.”
Replied Callahan: “You can’t knock it ’til you try it.”
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