Here are the highlights from Monday morning’s Headlines segment on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk Minihane and guest co-host Rob Bradford. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.
Radio shock jock fired from SiriusXM show for racist Twitter rant
Anthony Cumia, co-host of the “Opie & Anthony” show on SiriusXM, was fired for a racist rant on Twitter after claiming that a black woman assaulted him in Times Square last week.
In a statement released by SiriusXM, spokesperson Patrick Reilly said that Cumia’s comments were “abhorrent” and “wholly inconsistent with what SiriusXM represents.”
“I don’t like anybody getting fired for anything they say or think, I think the jobs that we do generally go on the other side, because we all say dumb things,” Minihane said. “I’ve gotten in trouble, I’ve said things that some people think are dumb. … Then I read the tweets, and you can go look them up, they’re so dumb. They’re so trolling, they’re so begging for it that I’ve actually got to admit, I’m OK with firing this dope.”
“How can his defense be, ‘It wasn’t even the radio?’ ” Bradford added.
Joan Rivers storms out of an interview with CNN
Comedian Joan Rivers can dish it out, but apparently she can’t take it.
The “Fashion Police” personality walked off a CNN “Newsroom” interview with host Fredricka Whitfield after a series of questions Rivers felt were of a negative tone.
“You are not the one to interview a person who does humor, sorry,” Rivers said before walking off the set.
“I give Joan Rivers credit for this … she still tries,” Minihane said. “She’s in her 80s, I think. Her boobs are like 20. Her face is like 14. But she still tries. … It’s an odd life. [Don] Rickles is like it, too. I guess they just can’t give it up.”
Leonardo DiCaprio tabbed Hollywood’s biggest star
Vulture magazine polled a group of Hollywood executives on who they thought was the biggest star in cinema today, and the 39-year-old DiCaprio took the top spot.
“He’s actually been a roll here the last 4-5 years,” Minihane said, adding: “He’s had hit after hit.”
“You know who I definitely wouldn’t: Tom Cruise. … He’s a cliche now,” Bradford noted.
Added Minihane of Cruise: “Time has passed him by now. His movie bombed, this ‘Edge of Tomorrow,’ which people said was pretty good. You see him now, it’s like a parody.”