Here are the highlights from Monday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane and guest hosts Steve Buckley and Jon Meterparel. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– Five of singer Michael Jackson‘€™s former maids told the New York Post that the King of Pop often lived in filth at his Neverland Ranch home.

“Michael sometimes ran around where the animals were, and he’€™d track … poop throughout the house and think nothing of it,”€ one of the maids – who remained anonymous -€“ told the Post. “€œThen, if you said something, he’€™d threaten to make doo-doo snowballs and throw it at you.”

Other accusations from the maids include times in which Jackson would simply urinate on the floor, while his bedroom would constantly be filled with half-eaten chicken, empty whiskey bottles and bedbugs.

“How do five maids get together to write a book,”€ Buckley said. “Does one maid say to the next one at a coffee shop, ‘€˜Hey, do we have a book here?’€™ ”

“€œIs this the worst example of a child star gone wrong?” Minihane asked.

“I actually saw him and shook his hand in Las Vegas,”€ Meterparel said.

“€œHow do you feel about that, having read this story?” Buckley asked.

“€œNot good,” Meterparel responded.

– Talking about Jackson led Minihane to ask Buckley who his favorite musician or group was. When Buckley revealed that it was The Beatles, Minihane immediately labeled his pick as “cliche.”€

“Why is that cliche? How dare you,”€ Buckley responded.

“€œIt’€™s the ultimate cliche,” Minihane said.

Said Buckley: “€œI’€™m sorry I like the Beatles, does that hurt you in some way? … Do you want me to go with blood rock?”

“€œI said last week, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have more truly great songs than the Beatles,”€ Minihane said.

“€œThat’€™s just silly. That’€™s you being, ‘€˜Look at me.’€™ That’€™s exactly what it is,”€ Buckley said.

– One of the most beloved cartoons of the last 25 years ruled at the top of the box office this weekend, as “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles”€ drew the fourth-largest opening ever for an August film with $65 million over the weekend.

“It’€™s a little more 2014, and that’€™s brilliant casting, because what they do is they to try to drag the father into it – the father taking the son or the daughter – they want to see Megan Fox, the kids want to see the turtles.”

“€œYou ever see the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles?”€ Meterparel asked Buckley.

“Not one second,”€ Buckley responded.

Marvel’€™s “Guardians of the Galaxy” finished second in the box office with $41.5 million while the tornado thriller “Into the Storm” placed third with $18 million.

“You know what I did see, ‘€˜Guardians of the Galaxy,’€ and it was good,” Meterparel said.

“Everybody says it’€™s good,”€ Minihane said. “€œIt’€™s made $313 million worldwide.”

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Conor Ryan
Tom Brady discussed his backup's and the start to the season.

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Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to discuss the first week of the NFL preseason.

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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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Buck, Kirk and Meter opened the show talking about Tony Stewart's deadly accident.

Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Mets at Phillies, 1 p.m. (MLB Network)
MLB: Dodgers at Braves, 7 p.m. (ESPN)

AROUND THE WEB:

– Authorities in Upstate New York said they do not have enough evidence to charge NASCAR driver Tony Stewart but have not ruled out criminal charges after he hit and killed a fellow driver during a sprint-car race in Canandaigua on Saturday night.

Stewart backed out of Sunday’s NASCAR race at Watkins Glen one day after the death of 20-year-old Kevin Ward Jr.

“There aren’t words to describe the sadness I feel about the accident that took the life of Kevin Ward Jr.,” Stewart said in a statement. “It’s a very emotional time for all involved. … My thoughts and prayers are with his family, friends and everyone affected by this tragedy.”

Ward had stepped out of his car after his car was knocked into the wall by Stewart’s and attempted to confront the NASCAR veteran. Ward, wearing a black firesuit and black helmet on the dimly lit track, was hit by Stewart’s car, which was traveling an estimated 35-40 mph, and knocked backward onto the track.

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There has been speculation that Stewart, known for his temper, was attempting to scare Ward and lost control of his car.

Tyler Graves, a sprint-car racer who was a friend of Ward’s, was watching the race from the Turn 1 grandstands.

“I know Tony could see him. I know how you can see out of these cars,” Graves told the Sporting News. “When Tony got close to him, he hit the throttle. When you hit the throttle on a sprint car, the car sets sideways. It set sideways, the right rear tire hit Kevin, Kevin was sucked underneath and was stuck under it for a second or two and then it threw him about 50 yards.”

Stewart, 43, was questioned by authorities, who described him as “visibly shaken” but cooperative. Investigators worked to reconstruct the crash and asked for spectators to turn over photos and videos of the situation.

– NBA No. 1 draft pick Andrew Wiggins not only is OK with his pending trade from the Cavaliers to the Timberwolves, he would prefer it — at least according to his former college coach.

Kansas’ Bill Self claims Wiggins said he would be better off in a situation where he is being relied upon to lead the way, rather than playing second fiddle to the likes of LeBron James.

“When all this stuff started, I talked to Andrew and he Andrew told me, ‘I hope I get traded,’ ” Self said. “And I’m like, ‘No you don’t.’ And he said, ‘Coach, I do. It’s better for me, knowing my personality and what I need to do, to go somewhere where I’m forced to be something as opposed to going in there where they’re going to be patient with me and I’m going to be a piece.’ ”

Wiggins reportedly will be traded along with 2013 No. 1 overall pick Anthony Bennett for Kevin Love, leaving the Cavaliers as they are being rebuilt into an Eastern Conference powerhouse.

Said Self: “Even though in a weird way everybody would love the opportunity to play with LeBron because you’re guaranteed winning, for the longevity of his career he needs to develop that mindset to be the guy, for him to be great, and I think being in Minnesota will help him do that.”

– Vikings defensive tackle Linval Joseph rejoined his team Sunday, two days after being shot in the leg at a nightclub in Mankato, Minnesota.

Joseph, who suffered a minor injury to the area around his calf, took part in team meetings but did not practice with the team. He is expected to remain out of action for another week or two but should be fully recovered before the regular season starts.

Joseph was out with a group of players at Friday night’s preseason game against the Raiders when a man started shooting. He was one of nine people injured.

“I’m sure it shook him up like it shook all of us up,” Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said. “He’s a very high-character, high-quality young man.”

Said linebacker Jasper Brinkley: “Life is precious. ‘€¦ Glad to have him here, man.”

ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Aug. 11, 1979, Jim Rice hit his 30th home run of the year, making him the third Red Sox player with three consecutive 30 home run seasons. Who were the first two?

QUOTE OF THE DAY: “No one on our legal team or the college conferences’ legal teams think this is a violation of antitrust laws and we need to get that settled in the courts..” NCAA president Mark Emmert, on losing the case regarding ownership of athletes’ likenesses

STAT OF THE DAY: 3 – Weeks since the Red Sox last won a series, with the skid ending Sunday as they beat the Angels to take two out of three

‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): Jose Bautista hits a walkoff single to give the Blue Jays a 6-5 victory over the Tigers in 19 innings.

The Phillies walk off against the Mets in the ninth inning when Ryan Howard pulls a base hit just inside the foul line.

Anthony Rizzo lifts the Cubs over the Rays with a walkoff hit in the 12th inning.

Dodgers ace Clayton Kershaw helps his own cause by diving to catch a popped-up suicide squeeze bunt and then doubling off the Brewers baserunner at third base.

Rays right fielder Jay Bruce robs a home run from Marlins batter Giancarlo Stanton.

TRIVIA ANSWER: Jimmie Foxx (who did it five years in a row) and Ted Williams (four)

SOOTHING SOUNDS: Eric Carmen was born on this day in 1949. Here he is singing lead for the Raspberries.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Spar
New York Giants owner John Mara challenged Bill Belichick to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Here is Belichick's response on Dale and Holley.

[0:00:12] ... John Mara of the giants so listen this. I have John Merrick New York Giants and I accept his challenge on behalf particularly. Brady's family. And on behalf of -- this recent tonight nearby nominee. -- Johnson Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick. Feels good. -- Outsized on the offer. -- You know certainly. On a number of people that have com and about affected by mail us. Prime most prominently Steve Gleason. Who in -- known for a number year listen and certainly won't support. Deterrent found a cure for that news appear to ...



New York Giants owner John Mara challenged Bill Belichick to the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Here is Belichick's response on Dale and Holley.

[0:00:12] ... John Mara of the giants so listen this. I have John Merrick New York Giants and I accept his challenge on behalf particularly. Brady's family. And on behalf of -- this recent tonight nearby nominee. -- Johnson Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick. Feels good. -- Outsized on the offer. -- You know certainly. On a number of people that have com and about affected by mail us. Prime most prominently Steve Gleason. Who in -- known for a number year listen and certainly won't support. Deterrent found a cure for that news appear to ...



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