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.
– Oscar-winning actor Matthew McConaughey is in a car commercial that ran during NFL games on Sunday. Minihane speculated about how much the actor is making from the commercial for Lincoln MKC and said it’s a “bad career move” for the “True Detective” star.
Said Callahan: “One time Infinity offered Jack Nicholson $10 million to do a voice over for a car commercial and he turned it down. … I wished they called me for that.”
– President Barack Obama said he understood the criticism leveled at him for taking to the golf course after he made strong comments condemning ISIS militants for beheading American journalist James Foley.
Said Obama during an NBC interview: “I should have anticipated the optics, that’s part of the job. … Part of this job is also the theater of it.”
The trio had a field day with the “optics” comment, and Dennis took exception to the president’s actions, saying Obama should have been more apologetic about the situation.
Said Dennis: “How about this, ‘I was wrong? I should not have done it. I would love to have it back, I apologize, I should not have done it.’ ”
– Joan Rivers, who wanted a start-studded funeral, got exactly that. Radio host Howard Stern performed the eulogy and stars David Letterman, Rosie O’Donnell, Rosie O’Donnell, Hugh Jackman and Kathy Griffin were among those in attendance. The New York City Gay Men’s Chorus sang some Broadway hits.
Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter was honored at Yankee Stadium around the same time as Rivers’ funeral was happening.
Wondered Callahan: “Who had more celebrities at [their] event yesterday, Derek Jeter or Joan Rivers?”
– Martine Rothblatt, the highest-paid female CEO in America, was born a male. Rothblatt, who works for United Therapeutics (she also is the founder and former CEO of Sirius XM Satellite Radio), had a sex change operation 20 years ago, but Rothblatt still is married to the woman she wed when was a man. Minihane speculated what he would do if his wife had an operation to become a man.
Said Minihane: “I still think that I’d be friends with her, I guess. Right? But she’s still the mother, or father, of my kids, you still have to have some kind of relationship.”
Replied Dennis: “Do it for the kids.”