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Tuesday’s Headlines recap: Celebrity nude photo hacking scandal; Joan Rivers update; Ramones movie in planning stage

09.02.14 at 9:03 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.

– The big story of the week is the computer hacking scandal that led to the dissemination of nude photos of a number of celebrities.

Minihane wondered if the hosts felt “dirty” looking at the photos, knowing they were stolen.

“I felt a little dirty doing it, but I did it anyway,” Callahan said. “They both looked awesome, I’m talking about Kate Upton and Justin Verlander.”

Added Callahan: “My reaction is the hacker guy, he’s anonymous, he’s on the run, the FBI’s chasing him, I want him to come right here, to 20 Guest Street, I want to hire him. Because we have people who can’t transfer a voice mail. This guy can break into the private accounts of famous actresses. … That guy, he’s evil, but he’s smart. That’s what we want, some smart, evil guy.”

Said Dennis: “I wonder if he’s doing something profitable with his life and this skill set.”

The hacker claims to have photos of 101 celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence.

“I will say this, Jennifer Lawrence has a young face. … Like the sixth time I looked, I started feeling a little disturbed. It was weird,” Minihane joked.

– Joan Rivers remains on life support in a New York City hospital after going into cardiac arrest last week. The 81-year-old was said to be undergoing throat surgery when she was stricken.

“She had a great life,” Minihane said. “It sounds like it’s going to end here in the next couple of days.”

Said Callahan: “Is [daughter] Melissa going to survive without her? Isn’t Melissa like 50 now. And they act like, ‘Oh my God, the poor orphan child.’ ”

– Martin Scorcese reportedly will direct a movie about the Ramones in time for the 40th anniversary of the legendary punk rock group’s first album, which was released in 1976.

“I think they’re a little overrated,” Minihane said. “People say they like them, like Gerry ‘€¦”

Callahan said the Ramones put on “the greatest concert.”

“It’s the greatest show,” Callahan said. “And you know what it is, it’s an hour, not 3 1/2, like [Bruce] Springsteen, dragging the frigging thing out all night.”

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Monday’s Headlines recap: ALS-stricken Pete Frates has daughter; hacker claims to have nude photos of numerous celebrities

09.01.14 at 8:51 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Monday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with guest hosts Butch Stearns, Steve DeOssie and Fred Smerlas. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– Pete Frates, the former Boston College baseball player stricken with ALS who was the inspiration for the ice bucket challenge, became a father on Sunday. Frates’ wife, Julie, gave birth to the couple’s first child, a daughter they named Lucy.

Frates’ father, John, told WCVB-TV that the birth was “the perfect ending to the miracle month of August.”

“This is an awesome, awesome story that they have a baby girl,” Stearns said.

Added Stearns: “I don’t think any of us can imagine — there but for the grace of God go I with a disease like ALS, which, let’s be honest, is a death sentence. It’s just a matter of time. However, to me this story as it’s gone on is not about how Pete Frates and others are living with what is a death sentence. To me it’s about how they’re living. And this is the latest example.”

– A series of explicit photos appearing to show a nude Jennifer Lawrence hit the Internet as part of one of the biggest celebrity hacking scandals ever. A hacker reportedly claims to have accessed cloud storage that contains photos from the phones and computers of celebrities including Kate Upton, Candice Swanepoel, Cat Deeley, Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice, Kirsten Dunst, Kim Kardashian, Selena Gomez and Rihanna.

“Why are they putting naked pictures of themselves in some cloud thing?” wondered Smerlas, adding: “What are you thinking about?”

Joked DeOssie: “Kim Kardashian actually hacked into the hackers to put hers there.”

– Following last week’s settlement in the Demoulas family feud, the Market Basket supermarket chain is returning to full operations.

“The story will fade out now, but it will be very interesting to see where Arthur T. takes this franchise now,” DeOssie said. “If he takes this and builds it into a bigger empire, more power to him. But if he takes this and all of a sudden in what has become a very competitive marketplace in New England now with places like Wegmans and Hannaford and Price Chopper and Stop & Shop and Shaw’s, now all of a sudden if he takes this and it goes south, where are all these people going to go?”

Read More: Demoulas, Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, Kim Kardashian

Friday’s Three for All recap: MLB host predicts walkoff home run, hosts forget to his ‘send’ on texts, ‘Saved By the Bell’ expose to air Monday

08.29.14 at 1:22 pm ET
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Here are the highlights from Friday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB with Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– Greg Amsinger of the MLB Network made an impressive prediction Wednesday night, calling Buster Posey‘s walkoff home run that gave the Giants a 4-2 victory over the Rockies.

“Not only does he call what’s going to happen with Buster Posey at the plate, but he’s also going to call what the play-by-play guy is going to call,” Benz explained.

“It was the next pitch ‘€¦ It was literally like seconds,” Merloni marveled.

– Merloni said he recently typed a text message to his wife but forgot to hit “send,” making the message moot.

“Do you guys ever do that?” Merloni asked. “I find myself doing that like all the time. I answer the text and once I’m done typing it, boom, I’m done. And then I go back like two hours later and I realize I never his send, that it’s still sitting there. Am I the only one who does that?”

Said Benz: “Invariably it’s the wife, and invariably it’s something in her world that’s important.”

Added Fauria: “That happened to me this morning. This very morning.”

– Fauria called attention to the fact that Lifetime network’s behind-the-scenes look at “Saved By the Bell” is set to air Monday night.

“All the hookups, all the fights, all the jockeying for position on camera,” Fauria said.

Fauria noted that the show will air repeatedly on Monday night: “In case you miss it, you have lots of opportunities to watch it.”

Said Merloni: “Make sure you text me. Hit send.”

Friday’s Headlines recap: Joan Rivers rushed to hospital, USC RB calls coach ‘racist,’ youth dance coach fired for scaring kids

08.29.14 at 9:02 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with guest hosts Steve Buckley, Jerry Thornton and Fred Smerlas. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– Comedian Joan Rivers was rushed to Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City on Thursday after going into cardiac arrest while having surgery on her vocal chords at a nearby clinic, according to reports.

Rivers, 81, has been hosting a show on E! and continuing to perform stand-up comedy.

“She is 81 years old,” Thornton said. “Her face is 12, apparently.”

Added Thornton: “You know who’s really going to suffer out of this is [Rivers' daughter] Melissa, because what skill does she bring to the table? Melissa is literally going to have to climb into the hospital bed and die with her, because she’ll have no life.”

– USC running back Anthony Brown, who quit the team last week, accused coach Steve Sarkisian of being a racist, an accusation Sarkisian strongly denied. Brown said Sarkisian swore at him repeatedly in a meeting.

Thornton, who admits to being “a Notre Dame suck-up and thus “a big hater of USC,” nonetheless questioned if athletes nowadays are too soft.

“Do you get the feeling that this is the manifestation of that participation trophy generation — that like, nobody’s been talked to in a negative way before? No one’s ever been yelled at: ‘Shut up, make your bed and get on the school bus.’ ”

Smerlas recalled a number on times coaches swore at him, and he said he sees a difference in how coaches interact now. “College sports and high school sports is totally — I call them the pastry and Pop-Tart kids out in the suburbs,” he said.

– A youth dance team coach in Cannon Falls, Minnesota, was fired after an annual “lock-in” at the school gym in which she tries to scare younger members. Madi Salisbury shut off the lights with the intention of having a group of people scare the kids, something she compared to a haunted house. People jumped out and shot off pop guns, and parents complained that their girls were upset because they did not know if the guns were fake.

“It’s not like they hit them with a board, or threw ice water,” Smerlas said.

Said Thornton: “I’m going to guess that grief counselors are available for the girls on the Cannon Falls, Minnesota, dance team.”

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Thursday’s Headlines recap: Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s sister arrested for alleged bomb threat; ‘Cops’ crew member killed in shootout

08.28.14 at 9:46 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines with John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and guest host Jerry Thornton. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– The sister of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev was arrested Wednesday after allegedly making a bomb threat to another woman in a domestic dispute.

Ailina Tsarnaev, who lived in North Bergen, New Jersey, was charged with aggravated harassment. She stands accused of calling a Harlem woman who shares a child with Ailina’s boyfriend and telling her, “I have people that can go over there and put a bomb on you.”

“She speaks the truth,” Callahan said. “I mean, they’re not available. One’s in jail.”

Said Thornton: “The real question here, guys, I think is, what did we as a society do to push her to that point?”

“We did not love them enough,” Dennis responded.

“Is there any doubt that this leech, that this little maggot is still on the dole?” asked Callahan, adding: “Do you think there’s anyone in this worthless clan that’s ever worked a day. They came here to fleece our system. They have done a wonderful job of it.”

– A crew filming for the television show “Cops” in Omaha, Nebraska, apparently got a little too close to a shootout, and it cost one of the crew members his life.

Haverhill’s Bryce Dion, an audio supervisor for the show, was killed by a stray bullet from a policemen’s gun during an exchange with a robbery suspect at a Wendy’s restaurant. The suspect, who it turned out was using a pellet gun, was killed as well.

“It is kind of a front-row seat to the fall of civilization,” Thornton said of the show. “Which, by the way, it reminds you that the collapse of Western society is way ahead of schedule.”

“It is the same reason that people all over the world love soap operas,” Dennis said. “Because they watch this stuff and they see the dysfunction and the acrimony, and they say, ‘I feel good about my life.’ That’s what ‘Cops’ is.”

Added Thornton: “It will put you on the side of police, when you realize what sober men on the job trying to feed their families are dealing with.”

– David Chase, creator of the HBO series “The Sopranos,” addressed the show’s controversial final episode and reportedly indicated that lead character Tony Soprano did not die just after the famous final scene in a diner, as many people assumed — although Chase later released a statement saying his response to the reporter’s question was misconstrued.

“The ending, as we all know, sucked,” Callahan said. “One of the worst finales ever. It just went black. They’re in the diner, Tony’s with his family, there’s some mystery man in there, and it goes black. If you’re an artsy type — like Minihane you call things ‘films,’ you talk about directors — then you say it was genius. [But] it sucked. It was awful. Almost as bad as the ‘Seinfeld’ finale. But he did leave you wondering, did Tony die?”

Thornton called the show “pretentious” at times.

Added Callahan: “When ‘Sopranos’ was good, there was nothing better. When it was bad, there was nothing worse. It was awful.”

Read More: Boston Marathon bombing, Cops, Dzokhar Tsarnaev, The Sopranos