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.
– A friend of Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzokhar Tsarnaev did not lie to FBI investigators about removing evidence because he was under the influence of marijuana and could not remember, his attorney said Monday.
Robel Phillipos is accused of going to Tsarnaev’s dorm room at UMass-Dartmouth and taking his fellow student’s backpack, then attempting to discard the evidence.
“I don’t see any flaw in this defense,” Callahan deadpanned.
Added Minihane: “To me, he walks.”
Turning serious, Callahan said of the Cambridge resident’s assertion that his judgment was clouded: “I agree with you, but that’s not an excuse. You’re guilty. You’re stoned, but guilty.”
Minihane speculated that Tsarnaev might attempt to use a similar defense for his alleged participation in the bombing that killed three and injured hundreds more.
“What else have you got?” he asked.
– The New York Police Department reportedly is investigating after veteran actor Stephen Collins — perhaps best known for his role as the pastor/father on the TV show “7th Heaven” — was caught on tape admitting to being a child molester, according to a TMZ.com report.
On the tape, which Collins’ estranged wife is said to have made during a therapy session, Collins offers specifics about his offenses, which include exposing himself in multiple occasions to a pre-teen New York girl who is a relative of his first wife.
“He is screwed,” Minihane said.
– Tony Bennett had trouble remembering the words to “God Bless America” when he performed it during Monday’s Giants-Nationals playoff game in San Francisco. Instead of “white with foam,” Bennett referred to the oceans as “bright with gold.”
“Who let him go out there,” Dennis asked of the 89-year-old. “That’s not right. . . . Their version of Dr. Charles [Steinberg] should have said, ‘Ah, no.’ ”
– Powerful New York lawyer Sanford Rubinstein was accused of rape by a woman who claims she was too drunk to consent when the couple left Rev. Al Sharpton’s 60th birthday party Wednesday.
Rubinstein’s name is being dragged through the mud as the New York tabloids take shots at him.
“So he went a little crazy at Al’s 60th?” Dennis wondered.
Said Minihane: “This will hurt Sharpton, I think, in the eyes of the public. Obama will never talk to him now.”