Here are the highlights from Wednesday’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.
– Actor Stephen Collins, who starred as the father on the TV show “7th Heaven,” was fired from his role in Seth MacFarlane’s Boston-based movie, ‘Ted 2,” after the emergence of a tape that purportedly includes his admission of child molestation.
“My question is, was he here yesterday, in Boston, when he was fired by Seth MacFarlane?” asked Callahan.
“Well, he was fired from ‘Ted 2,’ and I don’t think he ever arrived at all, it was going to be a one- or two-day pop in, pop out,” Minihane said.
Collins tweeted that he was fired from the film, but that’s just where the story begins. Collins’ ex-wife Faye Grant claims he told her before their daughter was born that he was glad the child wasn’t going to be a boy because he would have the urge to perform oral sex on him.
“Why would a girl have been any better?” Dennis asked. “He would’ve exposed himself to the girl.”
Minihane was surprised by the way Grant has handled the whole situation.
“I’m a little worried about this Faye Grant, I’ve got to be honest,” Minihane said. “She was married to him for almost 30 years and she seems to be relishing in this.”
– A New York pimp and convicted sex offender complained the New York Post yesterday that the food is bad and his bed is too small at a Queens medical center. Kenneth Harvey, who weighs 560 pounds, is not a fan of the tax-funded institution.
“Shocking, huh,” Callahan said. “A 500-pound guy thinks the bed’s too small and the food is ‘scanty.’ ”
At one time, Harvey was close to 700 pounds, meaning he actually has lost weight.
Said Dennis: “Well, he’s taking care of himself these days.”
“I don’t know about you guys, but my heart goes out to this poor fellow,” said Callahan.
– The five candidates running for governor of Massachusetts had a debate Tuesday night. One of the topics discussed was homeland security and terrorism.
Independent candidate Evan Falchuk said he is fine with fighting terrorism, but worried that “our civil liberties are being encroached upon,” especially in the case of the manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombers.
Said Dennis: “Evan, you can leave now. You don’t have to stay here. You don’t have to go home. You’ve just got to get out of here.”