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Tuesday’s Headlines recap: Actress Lena Dunham cancels book tour admid molestation accusations; Falling tape measure kills N.J. construction worker

11.04.14 at 8:09 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.

— Actress Lena Dunham has cancelled two book upcoming tour dates in Europe because of accusations she molested her sister when they were children.

“To my Belgian readers, so very sorry to miss the Antwerp Book Fair today but I can’t wait to come back and eat fries with you. Much love,” the actress tweeted. “German readers: I am deeply sorry to miss tomorrow’s event in Berlin. I am so grateful for your energy and support. Mit viele liebe.”

This comes after Dunham has been criticized in the past for passages in her book, “Not That Kind Of Girl,” that detail experiences with his sister. One excerpt reads: “three pieces of candy if I could kiss her on the lips for five seconds … basically anything a sexual predator might do to woo a small suburban girl.”

“Imagine this poor girl, how is she doing?” Callahan asked. “She was traumatized. This pervert, this pedophile, that is the least twisted.”

Added Callahan: “This is the best example of someone who has lived in a bubble. They are never criticized for anything. She could come on TV and fart and they would say, ‘Isn’t she creative, isn’t she hysterical.'”

— A constriction worker in New Jersey died Monday when a tape measure fell 50 stories and hit him on the head. The 1-pound tape measure fell from the belt of a worker on the 50th floor and struck construction equipment about 10 to 15 feet from the ground, spokeswoman Carly Baldwin said. It then ricocheted and hit 58-year-old Gary Anderson in the head, who had just stopped to speak with another worker who was in a pickup truck.

“I worry about this everyday,” Dennis said. “I worry about this every damn day after 10 o’clock. … Over there. Are you kidding me? Yesterday, or two days ago, they were up on that cherry-picker thing and they were putting these big-seamed stainless steel things that connect the windows that were probably like 10 feet long, just swinging and the guy was right over the door.”

— According to the Indian Express, a man who was upset his 14-year-old daughter was raped by a 45-year-old married man, called the man to his house, treated him to dinner and then killed him.

“The father called the medicine supplier over to his house saying he wanted to discuss some issue. He served him dinner. After the meal, the father overpowered the man and tied him to a chair. He got heated tongs and burned the supplier’€™s genitals before strangling him to death. He came to the police station and surrendered himself,” an officer said.

“Seems like your kind of guy, Dino,” Callahan said.

“Why wouldn’t you just poison him,” Dennis replied.

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Monday’s Headlines recap: Chris Rock makes Boston Marathon bombing joke on ‘Saturday Night Live'; daredevil tightropes across Chicago skyline; Oregon woman lives up to promise, commits suicide while battling cancer

11.03.14 at 9:50 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Monday’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.

— Chris Rock hosted “Saturday Night Live” this past weekend and was criticized for his opening monologue. Some said his jokes about the Boston Marathon bombing and the Freedom Tower in New York were uncalled for. The hosts thought the biggest offense of the whole thing was that the monologue just wasn’t funny.

“Oh, God awful,” Dennis said. “Get to the funny part.”

Replied Callahan: “It didn’t work, didn’t work.”

“If he had some funny joke about the Marathon, I would laugh,” Minihane said. “The outrage for the Marathon stuff isn’t that a big a deal to me. It’s just not funny.”

Said Callahan: “I can’t get into clean Chris Rock. It doesn’t work.”

The hosts heard another clip from Rock’s opening segment and were thoroughly unimpressed.

“That’s the luxury of being Chris Rock, he can say something that’s totally not funny and he’ll get laughs,” Callahan said.

Also during the episode, Prince gave an eight-minute performance, drawing rave reviews. The hosts, though, were not big fans of the pop star’s effort.

“He’s one of those guys, he’s in with the in crowd,” said Callahan. “It was awful.”

— Daredevil Nik Wallenda has made a living off of crazy stunts like walking on a tightrope over Niagara Falls and the Grand Canyon. This weekend, he added another adventure to the list, as he tightroped across the Chicago skyline.

Said Miinihane: “I’m starting to think there’s some sort of gimmick here.”

The hosts ran a clip from the event in which Wallenda thanked the city of Chicago for the support and God for the opportunity.

“I just hate him,” Callahan said. “God was good to him.”

Said Minihane: “If there really were a god, was a god, were a god, he would just throw [Wallenda] off. … Aren’t you fighting more danger by letting this guy have some success? Because you know his kids are going to do it. His dad did it. His sisters do it.”

— A terminally ill Oregon woman who had been living with a stage 4 brain tumor took her life over the weekend as she said she would do months ago. Brittany Maynard believed in death-for-dignity laws, so she killed herself before the tumor could do the job.

“We talked about this last week, a couple of weeks ago. I was still shocked,” Callahan said. “I still didn’t think she’d do it on schedule.”

Replied Dennis: “I was more shocked about the quickness with which it came because when we last saw her interviewed, she looked OK, she sounded OK.”

Read More: Brittany Maynard, Chris Rock, Nik wallenda, Prince

Video: Dennis & Callahan’s Halloween extravaganza

10.31.14 at 5:19 pm ET
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Dennis & Callahan celebrated three special occasions on Friday: Halloween, Kirk’s 40th birthday, and their last day being simulcast on NESN.

Check out video from the day below, and click here for some photos.

Photos: Halloween, Kirk’s birthday and D&C’s last day on NESN

10.31.14 at 9:34 am ET
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Friday was a big day on the Dennis & Callahan show. Not only was it Halloween, but it was also Kirk Minihane’s 40th birthday and the show’s last day being simulcast on NESN. You can check out some photos from the celebration below, and you can listen to audio from the show on the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page. You can also find video here.

John Dennis was Don King meets Insane Clown Posse. (WEEI)

John Dennis was Don King meets Insane Clown Posse. (WEEI)

Gerry Callahan was Harry Dunne from Dumb & Dumber. (WEEI)

Gerry Callahan was Harry Dunne from “Dumb & Dumber.” (WEEI)

Kirk was Tony Massarotti. (WEEI)

Kirk was Tony Massarotti. (WEEI)

Group shot! (WEEI)

Group shot! (WEEI)

The guys finally have their view back! (WEEI)

The guys finally have their view back! (WEEI)

Some guests stopped by to celebrate Kirk's birthday. (WEEI)

Some guests stopped by to celebrate Kirk’s birthday. (WEEI)

Time for Kirk's dance. (WEEI)

Time for Kirk’s dance. (WEEI)

Happy birthday Kirk! (WEEI)

Happy birthday, Kirk! (WEEI)


Friday’s Headlines recap: Maine nurse defies Ebola quarantine with bike ride; Charlie Baker admits fisherman story might have factual mistakes

10.31.14 at 8:42 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Friday’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.

— A Maine nurse who returned to the United States after treating Ebola patients in West Africa was asked by the Maine government to follow the 21-day quarantine policy and stay inside her house. However, Kaci Hickox has refused to obey the quarantine request and took an hour-long bike ride with her boyfriend.

This came after Governor Paul LePage and his government tried to negotiate with Hickox’s lawyers.

Said Callahan: “I hear a lot of people defending her, ‘She has a right.’ Do you think they would like to sit down and have lunch with her? Do you think they would like to cuddle with her on the couch? No, of course not.”

The hosts then ran a clip of Hickox talking about how she did not believe in the quarantine because she didn’t have any symptoms of the virus.

“Just stay in your house and watch TV,” an annoyed Callahan said. “She’s self-serving.”

Replied Minihane: “She’s probably never seen ‘Breaking Bad’ or ‘House of Cards.’ Just watch four seasons.”

Said Callahan: “Here’s how we can get her to stay inside: ‘Hey, you’re all over the TV, honey. Stay inside and watch yourself, I know that’s your favorite TV show.’ Honest to God, just stay home, that’s all.”

— Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker told an emotional story about a New Bedford fisherman and his sons during a televised debate earlier this week. Although Baker cried while telling the tale, some in the New Bedford community have said they can’t figure out who the candidate is talking about.

Baker told the media that he might have gotten some of the details of the story wrong, but the “essence” of it is right.

“That sounds like every politician,” Callahan said. “Does that not sound like Joe Biden talking about that diner?”

Baker’s campaign manager said the candidate may have been mistaken, and that the fisherman wasn’t in fact from New Bedford and that his sons didn’t have athletic scholarships like Baker said.

“What part of the story is accurate?” said Dennis.

Asked Minihane: “Was he sweaty? Are we debating the sweat?”

Read More: Charlie Baker, Kaci Hickox,