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Thursday’s Headlines recap: Democratic gubernatorial candidates oppose death penalty for Dzokhar Tsarnaev; hosts unfamiliar with chart-topping summer hit ‘Fancy’

09.04.14 at 8:20 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Thursday’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.

– During Wednesday night’s debate among Massachusetts Democratic gubernatorial candidates, the topic of Boston hosting the Olympics was introduced.

Favorite Martha Coakley said, “I think we should. I think that it gives us an opportunity to invest in infrastructure now that will go beyond the Olympics if we do it right.”

Dennis sighed and said: “The Boston Olympics is the single dumbest idea I have heard in my life.”

Added Callahan: “We need less infrastructure. There are traffic jams everywhere now. The only one making out on this deal is the guy who rents the friggin’ orange barrels. … She’s wrong, we don’t need more infrastructure, and we sure as hell don’t need the Olympics.”

The candidates were asked if they support the death penalty for accused Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev. All the candidates voiced clear opposition to the death penalty in any case.

“That’s pathetic,” Callahan said. “These three moonbats think Dzokhar deserves to live happily ever after.”

– “Fancy” is the No. 1 song of the summer according to Billboard magazine, but none of the hosts are familiar with the Iggy Azalea tune.

“If they did the top 10 songs in America right now, would you know any of them?” Minihane wondered.

“No,” Callahan responded.

The hosts then transitioned into a discussion of the best groups whose names are only letters and/or numbers.

Among the favorites: U2, R.E.M. and, by default, according to Callahan, the B-52s.

Callahan also wanted to include ELO, but Minihane protested that the actual group name is Electric Light Orchestra. Callahan tried to make a similar argument against the inclusion of INXS.

Read More: Boston Olympics, Dzokhar Tsarnaev, Fancy, Iggy Azalea

Wednesday’s Headlines recap: Another American reporter beheaded by ISIS; groom arrested after brawl at wedding reception

09.03.14 at 8:37 am ET
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Here are the highlights from Wednesday’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 second American reporter was beheaded in a video released by ISIS militants Tuesday. Steven Sotloff, a Florida native who went to high school at Kimball Union Academy in New Hampshire, was freelancing for Time and other publications before being captured in Syria a year ago.

This led to criticism of the manner in which President Barack Obama is handling the situation.

“The real good news is that Obama got up and down on 14, short-sided himself and made that shot,” Minihane said.

Callahan noted that information about presidents’ golf games in the past has been well known, but Obama has been secretive about his performance on the links.

“We hear all about Obama playing golf, 193 rounds now since he’s been in office, do you know anything about his golf game?” Callahan said. “Do you know his handicap? ‘€¦ We know nothing about Obama’s golf game except that he plays in the middle of the worst crises the world is having. Wouldn’t you like to know? I know they’re not going to report it if he cheats, but wouldn’t you like to know if he’s any good?”

Replied Minihane: “I don’t really care.”

Said Dennis: “A texter makes a good point: If Obama were really, really good at golf, we’d know all about it.”

– Three men were arrested a weeding reception on a boat in Pittsburgh early Monday morning after a brawl broke out, apparently instigated when the groom behaved inappropriately with a waitress.

According to KDKA, 33-year-old Mark Williams touched the waitress and tried to pour alcohol down her throat even after she told him she was pregnant. When the boat returned to the dock, the woman’s boyfriend confronted the groom and a brawl ensued. Williams, his brother — who is a Pennsylvania State Trooper — and another man in the wedding party were arrested and face various charges.

“As you know, John, if you’ve had a couple of drinks and a pregnant girl walks by, you can’t keep your hands off her. That is your fetish,” Minihane said, adding to Dennis: “This was at a wedding, on the cruise at the reception, he had some drinks, got into an argument with his wife of a few hours and then grabbed a pregnant waitress, and then it all started — which I assumed was going to happen at your wedding. I was disappointed. It was low key.”

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.”

Read More: Jennifer Lawrence, Joan Rivers, Martin Scorcese, Ramones

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.”