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Tuesday’s Headlines recap: Vince Vaughn may join ‘True Detective’; Anna Paquin explains her bisexuality to Larry King

08.05.14 at 8:38 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Tuesday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk MinihaneJohn Dennis and guest host Greg Dickerson. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Reports: Vince Vaughn may join ‘True Detective’ Season 2

Vince Vaughnreportedly is in preliminary talks to play an antagonist is Season 2 of HBO crime-drama “True Detective.”

“I’m a little concerned about the bad guy,” Minihane said.

Anna Paquin explains her bisexuality to Larry King

“True Blood” actress Anna Paquin joined Larry King this week and answered questions about her sexuality.

King asked Paquin, who is married, if she was bisexual before her marriage.

Paquin clarified, saying, “Well, I don’t think it’s a past-tense thing. Are you still straight if you are with somebody?’ … If you were to break up with them or if they were to die, it doesn’t prevent your sexuality from existing. It doesn’t really work like that.”

“Larry seems uncomfortable,” Dennis said.

Said Minihane: “Bisexuality, to me, I’ve never really gotten my arm around.”

“Doubles your chances on Saturday night,” Dennis said.

Said Dickerson: “Some people just don’t know.”

CNN reportedly sued after correspondent Arwa Damon drunkenly bit two EMT in Baghdad

CNN reportedly is being sued by two employees of the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad after senior international correspondent Arwa Damon was “seriously intoxicated” and bit them as they provided her medical aid July 19.

EMTs Charles Simons and Tracy Lamar claim Damon, 36, still is being employed by CNN despite a “history of becoming intoxicated and then abusive.”

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Monday’s Three For All recap: Christian Fauria’s hotel luggage room; Sergio Garcia’s costly drive

08.04.14 at 2:26 pm ET
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On Monday’s edition of Three For All on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed Fauria’s interesting booking request and Segio Garcia‘s unlucky drive during the Bridgestone Invitational. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Benz went to New York City this past weekend and stayed at Hudson Hotel — a modern, chic residence with very small rooms for its guests.

“You go upstairs and you get in your room, and it’s kind of set up like if you’re on a cruise ship, like cruise ship quarters,” Benz said. “It’s so tight and so compact, and obviously the point is, they don’t want you to be in your room, they want you downstairs at their expensive bar.”

In an odd coincidence, Fauria admitted that he stayed in the same hotel years earlier with the Patriots, sharing a room with two of his teammates. However, Fauria booked the room for a unique reason.

“I said, ‘How did you get three NFL players in there? These rooms are tiny,’ ” Benz said, adding: “[Fauria] goes, ‘Oh, we didn’t get the room for us, it was for our luggage.’ ”

“I want to get to the point in life where my luggage can have its own hotel room,” Benz said.

– Golfer Sergio Garcia‘s poor drive on the third hole of the Bridgestone Invitational on Sunday did not just sail into a group of spectators but right into a woman’s diamond ring. The diamond was dislodged as a result and was lost in the grass.

Garcia gave the woman a signed ball and information in order to replace the ring, but the diamond was eventually found.

“The question is: Should he feel responsible,” Fauria asked. “Should he feel indebted? Should he feel like he has to replace that diamond ring? It’s not like it’s really his fault, is it?”

“Sergio strikes me as the kind of guy that can get a hotel room for his luggage, so I think he might feel obligated, feel indebted, and to him, $10,000 to help replace a ring isn’t that big of a deal,” Benz said.

“It depends who you are, but I wouldn’t feel obligated by any means,” Merloni said. “She’s probably lucky that it was Sergio Garcia and not some amateur that’s on the Tour.”

“What would you have done?” Benz asked.

“I would have said, ‘Hey, I hope you find it. I’ll see you later.’ I’m not replacing somebody’s diamond ring,” Fauria replied.

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Monday’s Headlines recap: Robert Kennedy marries Cheryl Hines; ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ makes big debut

08.04.14 at 9:11 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Monday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane, John Dennis and guest host Rob Bradford. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Robert Kennedy Jr. ties the knot with Cheryl Hines in Hyannis Port

Robert Kennedy Jr. married actress Cheryl Hines Saturday at the the Kennedy family compound in Hyannis Port. It is the second marriage for Hines and third for Kennedy.

Despite the happy occasion for both, Kennedy has had a fair share of baggage surrounding his previous struggles with infidelity. A story in the New York Post indicated that the environmental lawyer kept a list of 43 suspected mistresses under the letter ‘G’ for “goomah” on his phone. “Goomah” is slang in Italian for a mistress.

“I’ll ask you right now, like we were doing at your wedding: Over/under how long this lasts, this Robert Kennedy/Cheryl Hines wedding. … Three and a half years?’ Minihane asked Dennis.

“Oh no, under,” Dennis responded. “But doesn’t she go into this with her eyes wide open? … So she thinks she’s the one who’s going to tame him.”

Hines is perhaps best known for her role as Cheryl Davis, the wife of Larry David on HBO’s “Curb Your Enthusiasm.”

“Watching the show, I never thought she would marry a Kennedy,” Bradford said.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” earns $94 million at the box office

It was a strong debut for Marvel’s newest film, “Guardians of the Galaxy,” which earned $94 million to top the box office. It was the highest opening for a film released in August, shattering the previous mark of $69.2 million set by “The Bourne Ultimatum” in 2007.

Despite the positive reception surrounding the film, Bradford said that he struggled to stay focused when he saw it at the movie theater.

“I’ve gone to a lot of movies, as you know,” Bradford said. “I don’t remember having to get up in the middle of a movie and walk out and just walk around, because I was falling asleep. … I don’t think it was so much about the movie, I was just tired. It just wasn’t for me. It was a lot of CGI.”

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Friday’s Three for All recap: Tim Benz’s arena football announcing days on ESPN; NFL installing new tracking system; man calls 911 to try to get out of ticket

08.01.14 at 1:46 pm ET
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On Friday’s edition of Three for All on Middays with MFB, Lou MerloniChristian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed a play from an Arena Football League game that Benz called, the newest NFL technology and a man who called 911 to try to get out of a speeding ticket. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

On ESPN’s top 10 worst sports moments this week, one of the plays that appeared was from a Pittsburgh Power AFL game against the Philadelphia Soul.

“Two-point conversion, Philadelphia is going for it, and they botch it,” Benz said. “So the Philadelphia team blows it on the two-point conversion and the ball rattles around 50 yards down the field the other way for a Pittsburgh Power two-point conversion of their own.”

The guys then played the audio of Benz’s call of the play.

“I like it,” Fauria said.

ESPN, however, did not play the audio on its segment.

“Courtesy of Tim Benz, they couldn’t go there?” Merloni said.

Said Benz: “That sucks. Now I’m pissed.”

– The NFL announced Thursday that it is installing a real-time tracking system by Zebra Technologies in 17 stadiums this season.

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Friday’s Headlines recap: City Council President pushes for South Boston library to be named after William Bulger; Bill Clinton says he passed on chance to kill Osama bin Laden

08.01.14 at 8:44 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with John DennisGerry Callahan and guest host Jon Meterparel. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

City Council President pushing for South Boston library to be named after William Bulger

City Council President Bill Linehan reportedly has submitted paperwork to the Boston Public Facilities Commission to rename the South Boston branch of the Boston Public Library after former Senate President William Bulger.

Linehan said in a statement that Bulger’s “commitment to service” is “well documented and heralded.”

Bulger, who served South Boston in the State House before moving onto the Senate, is the brother of infamous South Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger.

“Real life heroes, they’re out there,” Callahan said. “Why would we ever name a school, a branch, a library for a guy who got elected?”

Said Meterparel: “Don’t forget that Bulger was the trustee of the library in South Boston for 25 years.”

“What does that mean?” Dennis asked.

Meterparel responded: “It means he goes to a meeting once a year.”

Former President Bill Clinton says he passed on chance to kill Osama bin Laden

An Australian media outlet revealed that former President Bill Clinton told a group of Australian businessmen just hours before the 9/11 terrorist attacks that he passed on a chance to kill Osama bin Laden.

Clinton explained at a conference in Melbourne just 10 hours before the first plane hit the World Trade Center that when he was President, he opted out of killing bin Laden because the necessary operation would have also killed hundreds of innocent civilians in Afghanistan.

“That’s an insult to Navy Seals,” Callahan said.

“Does that qualify as narcissistic?” Dennis asked.

Said Callahan: “He is the definition of narcissism.”

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