The Producers
WEEI.com Blog Network
Thursday’s Headlines recap: More Bill Cosby sexual assault accusations; Cosby gives interview with AP; Michael Phelps’ girlfriend reveals she was born a boy 11.20.14 at 8:25 am ET
By   |  No Comments

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.

— Another person has come forward accusing Bill Cosby of sexual assault, as Tamara Green, 66, is the fifth person to now come forward accusing Cosby of sexual assault.

“I didn’t know how far he was going to take it, he had drugged me, I thought he could do anything, I thought he could kill me,” Green told Mail Online.

“Is there a question that the two of you have that you could share to me about this whole situation, when is the legal system going to drop the hammer on this pervert? Is it the statutes of limitations?” Dennis asked.

“They are reluctant to press charges,” Callahan replied. “They were reluctant 10 or 15 years ago. … You think the people 10 or 15 years ago are going to step forward and say, ‘arrest that man?'”

— The hosts continued yesterday’s discussion of CNN host Don Lemon’s interview with another one of the Bill Cosby sexual assault accusers, Joan Tarshis, who said she was forced to perform oral sex on Cosby. Lemon said there could’€™ve been a way for her to not perform the act, using her teeth as a ‘€œweapon.’€

“Why didn’t she respond and say, ‘you stupid fool, he would have beaten me … and then drugged me and killed me,'” Callahan said.

— On Nov. 6, Cosby gave a video interview with the Associated Press and was asked about the accusations. Cosby never really responded and then following the interview asked the reporter to “scuttle” the segment about the rape allegations, as he believed the interview had ended. The AP has released the video.

“What a manipulative piece of garbage,” Dennis said.

“He’s just a monster,” Callahan replied.

Michael Phelps‘ girlfriend Taylor Lianne Chandler revealed she was born a boy and was named David Roy Fitch. She was born with both sets of reproductive organs and she identified as a boy until her teenage years.

Phelps is currently in currently in rehab, as well as serving a six-month suspension from USA Swimming after his second DUI in late September. She said she told Phelps via email and he’s yet to respond.

“Well, I’d rather be Phelps than Cosby today, I’ll say that,” Dennis said.

Read More: Bill Cosby, Michael Phelps,
Thursday’s Headlines recap: Manhattan window cleaners rescued; Elizabeth Warren reportedly running for President; Kim Kardashian photos 11.13.14 at 8:22 am ET
By   |  No Comments

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.

— 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.”

Read More: Elizabeth Warren, Kim Kardashian, World Trade Center,
Tuesday’s Headlines recap: Led Zeppelin’s lead singer reportedly turned down $800 million for reunion; Mispronunciation in ‘The Newsroom’ season premiere 11.11.14 at 8:45 am ET
By   |  No Comments

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.

— There was report that Led Zeppelin’s lead singer Robert Plant turned down an $800 million offer to reunite with the band to preform a 35-date, three-city reunion tour. The report has since been taken down from the Daily Mirror website and the hosts agreed it likely wasn’t true to begin with.

“I call B-S on that,” Dennis said.

“That is absolutely untrue,” Callahan added.

Minihane isn’t a fan of the band in general.

“By the way, I know you guys probably disagree, but I think Led Zeppelin is one of the most overrated bands in history,” Minihane said.

— ‘The Newsroom’ on HBO premiered Sunday night with the episode surrounding the events of the Boston Marathon bombings. For the most part it was accurate, except for one mistake where Watertown was pronounced “Water-ton.”

“Water-ton!” Dennis yelled. “But, compared to — if you watched the entire thing — compared to all the details they got correct. The headline on the New York tabloid. …  John King saying ‘We have a suspect.’ They got all that stuff right. They had the hospitals right. Boylston Street right. They showed the four hospitals in the middle. All of that stuff, no, every single detail with the exception of calling Watertown, ‘Water-ton,’ they got right.”

— A man in a California movie theater was maced for allegedly asking a women to turn down her cell phone. The report said when the man tapped her on the shoulder, she “€œflipped out,”€ accused the man of hitting her and threatened to call the police. She then uncapped a bottle of mace and sprayed the man.

“There’s a lot of this lately,” Callahan said. “There’s the guy who got a beating because he asked the women to shut her kid up in the grocery store, walking to his car and just pummeled him. There was the fight over a slice of pizza where a guy just got beaten. A lot of this going on.”

Minihane then recalled a similar experience at the movies.

“One time, a couple years ago, a guy was talking on his freaking phone,” he said. “It was during the previews, but still. Just hang up. Is it really that important? Can you just leave?”

Read More: Boston Marathon bombings, Led Zeppelin, Robert Plant, The Newsroom
Live chat: Kirk Minihane answers your questions, 11:30 a.m. 11.10.14 at 1:21 am ET
By   |  No Comments

Join Kirk Minihane of the Dennis & Callahan show for a live chat Monday morning, starting at 11:30. Ask Kirk anything and everything …

Live Blog Kirk Minihane live chat
 

Thursday’s Headlines recap: AC/DC drummer charged with attempting to have 2 men killed; President Obama fires back at Michael Jordan 11.06.14 at 8:22 am ET
By   |  No Comments

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.

— AC/DC’s drummer Phil Rudd has been charged with attempting to have two men killed. The 60-year-old appeared in court in New Zealand Thursday charged with attempting to procure the murder of two men and also threatening to kill, possession of methamphetamine and possession of cannabis.

“Why was he mad at the guy he wanted killed?” Dennis asked. “Sounds like a drug deal gone bad.”

Joked Callahan: “He could have gone by the Dino manual, you don’t leave any finger prints. You don’t have any meth.”

— There has been a recent back-and-forth between President Obama and principal owner/chairman of the Hornets Michael Jordan. In a recent interview Jordan criticized Obama’s golf game. Obama fired back earlier this week.

“But there is no doubt that Michael is a better golfer than I am,” Obama told Jaimin’€™ 98.3’€™s Earl Stokes, via the N.Y. Daily News. “Of course, if I was playing twice a day for the last 15 years, then that might not be the case.

“He might want to spend more time thinking about the Bobcats — or the Hornets.”

The hosts didn’t like the interview with all the laughter that took place.

“Is that on like the laughing hyena show?” Dennis asked.

Replied Callahan: “[Obama] thinks if he played more, he’d be good as the greatest athlete is U.S. history?”

— Many parents are upset that ABC aired a sex scene on the show “Scandal” moments after a Halloween Charlie Brown special.

“Seven or eight [years old] and you’re supposed to be subjected to a wild sex scene, which there was never such a thing on when we were kids, even a generation ago,” Callahan said.

Added Minihane: “I look at it, selfishly, if I am watching with my daughter and she asks, I have no answer. What the hell is … I don’t know.”

“If you don’t get to the clicker in time, what do you say?” replied Callahan.

Read More: AC/DC, Michael Jordan, President Obama,