In Thursday’s edition of Three For All on Middays with MFB, Lou Merloni, Tim Benz and Christian Fauria discussed the lawsuit filed against Seth MacFarlane and his “Ted” character, The Rock‘s new diet for his upcoming “Hercules” film, and the fist woman to reach the American Ninja Warrior finals.

To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

According to new copyright infringement lawsuit, Bengal Mangle Productions is claiming that the obscene and crude teddy bear Ted from the comedy of the same name is a an imitation of “Charlie the Abusive Teddy Bear,” who talks, drinks and acts just like the vulgar teddy bear that helped gross over $500 million at the box office.

“I’ve seen the video,” Benz said. “[Charlie] is a bigger bear. There’s a person inside the bear suit. He’s not quite as cute and cuddly as Ted looks to be. He doesn’t have quite the Teddy Ruxpin look that Ted has. … He’s a little rough around the edges. One thing it isn’t is funny. It’s not funny at all. … Maybe Seth just throws him a couple hundred thousand under the table and say, ‘Go away.’ ”

“I’d pay him a couple hundred grand, come up with a little settlement to be able to use Charlie [in "Ted 2"], and beat the hell out of him in the movie,” Merloni said.

– As if he wasn’t imposing enough already, actor and former WWE wrestler Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson has gotten downright ripped for his new role in the film “Hercules.”

To achieve the physique to play the Greek hero, Johnson ate seven meals a day, consisting of 18 ounces of steak, 16 ounces of halibut, 16 ounces of chicken, 5 1/2 cups of rice, 14 egg whites and more.

“œSeven meals,” Fauria said. “You really need to live your life and everything around your life has to revolve around sitting down and eating. If you’re going to be a meathead, ripped-up actor, or just ripped-up, you’ve got to find time to eat.”

Kacy Catanzaro, a former Towson University gymnast, became the first woman to make it to the final of America Ninja Warrior. Despite being just 5-foot-0 and 100 pounds, Catanzaro breezed through the obstacle course with little issue.

“She’s the new ‘it girl.’ She’s going to be all over the place. If she wins this competition, she’ll be hosting the ESPYs next year,” Benz said.

“We couldn’t do it,” Fauria said. “You have to be that little gymnast-type guy. Lots of upper-body strength.”

“Well, ninjas are renowned for being 6-foot-5, 250, are they?” Benz said.

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan
Red Sox GM Ben Cherington joined the show to discuss his plans as the MLB trade deadline approaches.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Butch Stearns.
The guys opened the show discussing the ESPY awards.

Here are the highlights from Thursday’s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and guest host Butch Stearns.

To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Rapper Andre Johnson explains why he severed his penis

Andre Johnson (the rapper, not the Texans wide receiver) had quite the eventful turn of events this past April. The rapper, whose group Northstar is affiliated with the Wu-Tang Clan, cut off his penis and jumped from a second-story building in North Hollywood three months ago.

“See, that would ruin my whole weekend,” Dennis said.

Johnson, who admitted that he under the influence of drugs at the time, said that he did the painful deed because he views himself as a higher entity than just a mortal man.

“Yes, I was using drugs that night, but I was in complete control,” Johnson said. “I cut it off because that was the root of all my problems. My solution to the problem was the realization that sex is for mortals, and I am a god. Those kinds of activities got me into trouble, and I came here to be a god.”

Tiger Woods could have saved himself a lot of heartache had he taken this approach,” Dennis added.

Son of John McEnroe and Tatum O’Neal nabbed for cocaine possession

Kevin McEnroe, the son of tennis legend John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal, was arrested Tuesday for alleged possession of cocaine.

McEnroe was arrested in the Alphabet City neighborhood of New York City after receiving six bags of cocaine, a muscle relaxant, 20 oxycodone pills and 10 unidentified orange pills from a drug deal.

“That’s a strange place to get drugs,” Callahan proclaimed.

“Alphabet City?” Dennis responded.

“No, a drug dealer,” Callahan answered.

O’Neal has had her own history of drug use, as the former Academy Award winner entered a drug treatment program in 2008.

“The apple doesn’t fall to far, does it?” Dennis added.

Company sues Seth McFarlane for ‘Ted’ character

Ted, the foul-mouthed, drug-using teddy bear from the 2012 comedy film of the same name, was inspired by someone else’s idea, according to a claim.

Bengal Mangle Productions is filing a copyright infringement complaint against Ted director Seth MacFarlane, stated that “Ted” is a rip-off of “Charlie the Abusive Teddy Bear.”

“If it bombed, there would be no lawsuit,” Dennis said, adding: “This is one of the prices you pay when you get up into the rarefied air of Hollywood and any hugely successful enterprise. People come after you.”

Ted 2 will begin filming in Boston next week, with a casting call for extras being held on July 26 in Allston.

“They had a casting call. … They want extras,” Callahan said. “They wanted like ugly Irish guys. … I thought about going up there, but I figured around here there would be like a million guys in line.”

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan

On Wednesday’€™s edition of Three For All, Lou Merloni, Christian Fauria and Tim Benz listed both their favorite and most disliked sideline reporters in the sporting world right now. To listen to the segment, go to the MFB audio on demand page.

Benz listed Fox’€™ Erin Andrews, CBS’€™ Allie LaForce and the NFL Network’€™s Jenn Brown as his three favorites, while Merloni went with CNN en Espanol’€™s Ines Sainz, CNN’€™s Rachel Nichols and ESPN’€™s Suzy Kolber as his three picks.

Fauria picked ESPN’€™s Michelle Beadle, Fox Sports 1′€™s Charissa Thompson and CBS Sports’€™ Tracy Wolfson as his three preferred sideline reporters.

“€œHow about Veronica Corningstone?’€ Merloni said, referencing Christina Applegate‘€™s character from the 2004 film, “€œAnchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy.”

“I’€™m a huge fan of Christina Applegate,”€ Fauria responded.

When it came to picking their most disliked reporter, Benz picked ESPN’€™s Josina Anderson.

“They put her in so many different positions where she just can’€™t win,”€ Fauria said.

Merloni opted to go with Andrews.

“[She'€™s] Just trying to go off-script and just sort of ad-lib a little bit too much and just not getting it done,” €Merloni said.

Fauria picked MLB Network’€™s Kristina Akra, a former employee, as his most disliked sideline reporter.

“€œShe used to drive me nuts, just in general,” Fauria said. “Maybe it’€™s an air of entitlement, I guess, and taking her job way too seriously. Not that there’€™s anything wrong with that, but all you’€™re doing is saying, ‘€˜The score is 21-20,’€™ and then big-timing everybody.”

After finishing their listing, Benz made a point to say that he is upset with the role of sideline reporters in general.

“œMy gripe is way more with the use of sideline reporters — male or female –€“ at all than it is women in sports journalism,” Benz said.

“Don’€™t you want to know who got hurt and if they’€™re going to get back into the game? Isn’t that important to you? Don’€™t you want to know what the coach is thinking as they’€™re exiting the field? It’€™s very important,”€ Fauria asked.

“€œThat’€™s part of the problem,”€ Benz added. “You’€™ll hear Joe Buck and Troy Aikman say, ‘€˜We just heard from the sideline,’€™ without going to the sideline reporter! That’€™s what they’€™re there for, right?”

Blog Author: 
Conor Ryan
Ken Davidoff of the New York Post joined the show to discuss Derek Jeter.

[0:00:16] ... half hour exercise in futility. To analyze the phenomenon of last night's Derek Jeter love fest was there mob mentality. That sort of infested everybody from the stands to the dugout. To the broadcast boot to the press blocks where it was all about Derek Jeter all night long and the reason I bring this up. As a jumping off point I don't disagree with much of what you've written with one exception there's a lot and here that says Jeter deserved. A grooved a pitch. And he deserved the cover up. Explain that to me. -- Adam Wainwright. Give up a leadoff double Derek Jeter at -- letting him and met with president in game interview which is confident Austria where it. He kind of that aggregate ...
[0:02:29] ... player for a lot of time he deserves. A group pick from Adam Wainwright and all star game. That's my opinion deserves a cover up. Yes. When David Ortiz and David Ortiz decides to read the REIT announces retirement advance. And he gets the same got eleventh -- -- -- of Derek Jeter gets and David Ortiz would deserve such. Such as apparel -- I think you would deserve a group that -- all star ...
[0:03:20] ... Would would it be similar. No because that's more conspicuous again all Adam Wainwright had to say it was great job by you know there. And then world none of that weren't on the wiser for but it it Andrew McCutcheon -- view. Lolly -- after a fly ball and that's more blatant than men in the two different conversation. -- Adam Wainwright made two statements yesterday one of them has to be alive so based on. The tone and tenor of what you're talking ...
[0:07:18] ... -- -- do you think part of the love and admiration for Derek Jeter may be a celebration in some people's minds. -- -- -- -- That this is a guy that in the steroid era ...

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

[0:00:09] ... -- court today after accused of breaking through the hyannisport home of Ted Kennedy junior hope. Marshall police called received and I'm on one call Tuesday at 9:30 PM from Kennedy. -- to Connecticut and said ...
[0:05:59] ... still walks of stick -- four meals a day it has no health problems let me guess -- one glass of Scotch -- that night on cigarette he does something despite smoking a pack of cigarettes ...
[0:07:02] ... whispers about this because. Now we're very happy about Jenny dealt with Mel Brooks getting engaged yeah however there have been people -- such thing it's a public should be between a pitcher's outing. -- -- ...
[0:09:26] ... has been the milestone only know and care human banker. For the Dow Jones which you know 7000. No no she knows he's got no mention -- those things she does she play it right that ...

The guys opened the show discussing last nights All Star Game.

[0:03:09] ... arrived it was not a big deal at all. I think this Adam Wainwright situation. Balls into that category I ask the question. Is Adam -- A liar. Or is he an honest man what would you wanna be known as the obvious answer as you'd wanna be known as an honest man. Wainwright hedges and gets away from the liar thing and says I'm not a liar I'm -- knucklehead. Jumped at this point. In public that you need to explain yeah yeah -- I'm pleased -- Derek Jeter if you didn't watch the game maybe it's meant to last time work and sleep. Derek Jeter had perhaps the greatest single baseball game ever see -- -- -- mean it was that Fred Lynn ten RBI game yeah ...
[0:06:16] ... games all played with when he did in the first inning to Derek Jeter. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- ...
[0:08:37] ... Padres -- the tribute to -- MLB said no thanks this is Derek Jeter night. And you can disagree about on this program is a better player Tony -- dot -- He died this year pretty right I believe he did and they said save it will go to another day extra point -- -- -- another day. Derek Jeter. Is retiring from the game moving on broadcasting coaching whatever is gonna do. He's there when every single player in sports is. ...
[0:11:47] ... from now. The rock will be rolled away populist up liquor and Derek Jeter and analysts and to have that all right so don't be blasphemous Callahan. We treat him. Like -- One patient like they ...

Here are the highlights from Wednesday’€™€™s Headlines on Dennis & Callahan with Kirk MinihaneGerry Callahan and John Dennis. To listen to the segment, go to the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand page.

Disabled veteran breaks into home of Ted Kennedy Jr.

A disabled veteran was arrested Tuesday night for breaking into the Hyannis home of Ted Kennedy Jr.

“That’s a little creepy,” Dennis said.

James Lacroix, 53, told police he was looking for singer Katy Perry, authorities said.

“You think the guy was looking for Taylor Swift, because she’s in Rhode Island?” Callahan asked.

Dennis said: “He might’ve gotten confused.”

Dennis then asked which singer they would rather find in the home, Perry or Swift?

“Katy Perry,” Minihane responded. “She’s like Yu Darvish. She’s got eight or nine pitches. She’ll play ball with you.”

Minihane added: “Taylor Swift looks a little empty to me, a little pale. I don’t like pale women.”

Comic book character Archie dies in heroic fashion

Archie Andrews, the character from the Archie comic book series, dies taking a bullet to protect his gay best friend in the newest issue that comes out Wednesday.

“It’s like a Harvey Milk kind of thing,” Minihane said.

Callahan said: “Is it like [Brokeback Mountain]? Is Archie’s friend, in the comic, making love?”

“It’s not that level,” Minihane responded.

Brazilian man claims he’s 126 years old

Jose Aguinelo dos Santos claims to have turned 126 years old last week, making him the oldest person to ever live. He said his parents were slaves.

“Wow,” Callahan said.

The man said he’s never married or had children, eats four meals per day and has no health problems despite smoking a pack of cigarettes per day for the last 70 years.

“I’m calling B.S. on this,” Callahan said.

Dennis added: “However, 126 years of age, never married, coincidence? I don’t think so.”

After seeing what dos Santos looks like, Callahan said, “He looks like Oil Can Boyd.”

Minihane said: “There’s some questions, but Brazil gave him an official birth certificate saying he’s 126 years old.”

“Could’ve used them in the World Cup,” Dennis said.

Blog Author: 
Nick Canelas