The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
John, Jerry and Kirk opened the show discussing the Pats first preseason game.

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Here are the highlights from Friday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk MinihaneJohn Dennis, guest host Jerry Thornton and a surprise appearance from Lenny Clarke. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

– Sandra Bullock topped Forbes’ list of highest-earning actresses with an estimated $51 million from June 2013 to June 2014, thanks in large part to her role in the movie “Gravity.”

“Personal friend of mine,” Clarke said. “She’s amazing.”

Said Minihane: “Everybody says she’s great. How do you know her?”

“We did a movie up in Canada years ago,” Clarke said. “She drank with us, partied with us.”

Thornton said jokingly: “It’s a damn shame she let herself go.”

“She’s got a real sensuality about her in real life,” Clarke said.

– Pope Francis told young Catholics in a meeting with 50,000 altar servers to stop wasting their time on the Internet and cell phones.

“Do I think they should start paying attention to God? No,” Minihane said. “Do I think kids should get off their cell phones? Yes.

“If President Obama, Barry O himself, said, ‘I am banning cell phones from America,’ it would be the first good thing this guy has ever done. I hate cell phones. I hate them.”

Said Thornton: “They’ll have to take mine from between my cold dead fingers. But if the Pope said in movie theaters, I’d absolutely support that.”

“There is an addiction to this in this country,” Dennis said.

– Actor Robert Downey Jr.‘s son, Indio, has been charged with felony cocaine possession after being arrested in West Hollywood back in June.

Downey, 20, also was charged with misdemeanor possession of a smoking device in connection with the arrest.

“You never have a chance with that name,” Minihane said.

The guys then discussed golfer Dustin Johnson‘s suspension for testing positive for cocaine.

“I’m friends with Alice Cooper and he beat coke through golf,” Clarke said.

– Former President John F. Kennedy reportedly was involved in a legendary Parisian prostitution ring.

The story quoted author William Stadiem, who said Kennedy was requesting a lookalike to his wife, Jackie, but “hot.”

“Did they use the word ‘hot’ back then?” Minihane asked.

Said Thornton: “If you’re going to cheat, wouldn’t you do it with the physical opposite?”

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Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Three for All on Middays with MFB, with Lou MerloniChristian Fauria and Tim Benz. To hear the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– Soccer star Ronaldo appears in a Japanese commercial for a device that exercises the muscles around the mouth in an attempt to give people a better smile.

“If you put this thing in your mouth and you kind of nod your head up and down — it’s got wings on it, it’s almost like a propeller, and it’s supposed to strengthen your smile muscles so you have a dazzling smile just like Ronaldo,” Benz explained. “And I think we can all admit that Ronaldo is one heck of an attractive man. I know I’m comfortable enough in my sexuality to admit that.”

Ronaldo doesn’t actually demonstrate the device in the commercial, which features him juggling a soccer ball and other people using the product.

“Things are always offbeat and a little kooky based on our American perspective in Japan, be it TV shows, be it games shows. Are the ads like this, too?” Benz wondered. “Ronaldo in the first ad flat-out looks uncomfortable watching this when he sees it on a game show. But now he’s signed on for big bucks to plug it.”

Merloni said he was never approached to promote a product during his time playing baseball in Japan.

“I wasn’t there long enough,” Merloni said. “You’ve got to be good over there.”

Said Fauria: “It’s funny because most stars, like, big-time, A-list stars, they won’t do commercials here, but they’ll go out to Japan and do the cheesiest commercials for sodas, for all different sorts of things that they would never do here, like car commercials. They don’t want their rep being destroyed in the States, so they go out to Japan and get paid a bunch of money.”

– University of Kentucky football player Cory Johnson, in a recent interview, said his weight fluctuates between 280-300 pounds daily, and he explained there’s an interesting factor contributing to that.

“I guess because I poop so much,” Johnson said. “I try to poop like five times a day, three times a day. It’s hard to keep weight when you’ve got so much going out.”

“I think sometimes we all feel a little bit better after a nice ‘€¦ poop,” Merloni said. “But are we really supposed to believe that he’s losing like three pounds of poop each time?”

Added Merloni: “Go on Cory Johnson’s diet. Just poop more.”

– There is an online movement to get Weird Al Yankovic to perform at halftime of the Super Bowl, with more than 50,000 people signing up to support the parody legend, whose new album, “Mandatory Fun,” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart last month.

“Awful idea,” Merloni said.

Countered Fauria: “I’m on board with this. I thought it would be a great idea. Let’s hear some Weird Al.”

Said Merloni: “I hear you, Weird Al’s done his thing. But for the halftime show? No, I don’t want him performing. Think about it: You go to the Super Bowl and it’s like, oh, who do you get? Justin Timberlake? No, Weird Al. Really?”

Benz, who admitted attending a Weird Al concert in New Haven, got in the last word, saying: “I can’t see it being any worse than Madonna and LFMAO.”

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Red Sox GM Ben Cherington joined the show to discuss the Sox contract talks with Jon Lester and the teams deadline deals.
Andy Hart of Patriots Football Weekly joined the show to help preview the Pats and Redskins.

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The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing the lavish upbringing of Kirk Minihane.

Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk MinihaneJohn Dennis and guest host Steve Buckley. To hear the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

A newly hired teacher in Oklahoma was arrested and charged with public intoxication after showing up Monday for her first day of work at Wagoner High School and stunning co-workers by removing her pants. Police arrested Lorie Hill after she admitted drinking. Police found an empty cup in her car that smelled of vodka.

There were no students in the school, as teachers were preparing for their arrival later in the week.

“It’s her first teaching day of her life,” Minihane said of the 49-year-old, adding: “Psychologically very strange. Gets drunk.”

Said Buckley: “A midlife career change, apparently.”

Added Minihane: “You think normally, “Good for her, she’s switching things up.’ She shows up, she walks in, she takes her pants off.”

– Veteran rocker Tom Petty, who plays Fenway Park later this month, has the No. 1 album on the Billboard 200 for the first time in his career. “Hypnotic Eye” is Petty’s first chart-topper in his 37 years in the business.

“It is one of these late-career albums that’s as good as anything he’s ever done,” Minihane said. “I’m stunned at how good it is. Petty’s not [Bruce] Springsteen, but it’s close. And this is his first ever No. 1 album, which surprised me.”

Added Minihane: “I was thinking about this driving in: I think Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers have more good songs than the Beatles.”

Responded Dennis: “Oh, stop. Idiotic.”

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On Wednesday’s Three For All on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz discussed Syracuse’s new honor, a new method for finding the perfect wife and taking stock of the supernatural. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

– It looks like upstate New York is the place to be for college students, as the Princeton Review named Syracuse as the top party school in the country. Rounding out the top five are Iowa, UC Santa Barbara, West Virginia and Illinois.

Despite the announcement, Benz — a Syracuse alum — was unimpressed.

“Now I’ve got to say this first and foremost, it was a much bigger party school when I was there,” Benz said. “Now I’ve gone back on a couple of occasions, bars are kind of empty on Friday nights, a lot more kids are staying in.”

Said Merloni: “I have a tough time believing that. … My stepdaughter just graduated from Arizona State, I went down there and it’s like 2 o’clock in the afternoon, everyone’s out by the pool, everyone’s drinking, it’s just absolute chaos.”

Fauria was disappointed that his alma mater, Colorado, was not even ranked in the top 20.

“They legalized marijuana out there, I’m not sure what the issue could be,” Fauria said. “They should have made it even better for them to party hard. It’s not like they were hiding it when I was there anyways.”

Dana C. McLendon III claims to have it all figured out when it comes finding the perfect wife. McLendon created a hot/crazy matrix that he uses to plot different zones and rankings of women, creating groups such as the “fun zone,” “danger zone” and “unicorns.”

“I’m going to add to that: Dental assistants, nurses and teachers,” Benz said in regards to the matrix’s “danger zone.”

“Am I missing something here? This sounds like experience,” Merloni said.

“You can fill in the blanks, but they all qualify, how about that?” Benz responded.

“I feel like every girl that he’s talking about in that ‘danger zone’ is on ‘The Bachelor,’ ” Fauria said.

– After watching a story on TV about an alleged haunted house in Pennsylvania, Fauria asked Benz and Merloni if they believe in supernatural beings such as ghosts.

“You ever have a nice little chill that came through your house and you wondered, ‘Oh, maybe that’s Grandma,’ ” Fauria asked.

“I don’t discount it. I think there’s something, but I’ve never felt the cold air coming in,” Merloni said.

“I don’t, but it’s funny what you can make yourself believe if given the right situation. You go in some of these homes and you just sit there and you just go, ‘Hmm, something bad happened here,’ or somebody tells you a story,” Fauria said.

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