Here are the highlights from Monday’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.

– Kira Kazantsev, an aspiring lawyer from New York, was crowned Miss America on Sunday night. The third consecutive champion from New York wowed the crowd with her rendition of Pharrell Williams’ song “Happy.” During the song, Kazantsev hit a plastic red cup, similar to what Anna Kendrick did during the song “Cups” in the movie “Pitch Perfect.”

“She’s like a Miss America 7,” Minihane said of Kazantsev’s looks.

Minihane showed the hosts a picture of the champion after he described what Kazantsev looked like.

Replied Callahan: “She looks a little weird in that picture.”

Dennis sarcastically said he felt a former NBA commissioner had a hand in Kazantsev’s win. Former NBA commissioner David Stern was the target of conspiracy rumors after many speculated he manipulated the 1985 NBA draft lottery so that the Knicks could get the first pick, allowing them to select Patrick Ewing.

“I think David Stern somehow arranged this, the New York thing again,” Dennis said.

– “Orange is the New Black” writer Lauren Morelli recently divorced her husband after coming out as a lesbian while writing for the show. Morelli now is dating actress Samira Wiley, who plays one of the characters on the show.

Joked Callahan of Morelli’s change: “It’s just a phase.”

– James Dolan, owner of the Knicks and Rangers, had his country band JD & The Straight Shot open for The Eagles this weekend during a concert at Madison Square Garden. Dolan’s band performed a song about the Trayvon Martin shooting in Florida from 2012.

Said Minihane with a touch of sarcasm: “I think the fact that he owns the Knicks and Rangers played a factor in him being able to open for The Eagles.”

Minihane played a clip from the Martin song for the other hosts.

Replied Dennis: “[The song] wasn’t as bad as I thought it was going to be.”

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Andrew Battifarano

Jenny Dell reintroduced herself to the New England sports television-viewing audience Sunday.

Serving as the sideline reporter for CBS’ broadcast of the Patriots tilt in Minnesota against the Vikings — joining the broadcast team that included Dan Fouts and Ian Eagle — Dell stumbled a bit during her initial report at the game’s outset, but appeared to handle her other spots without incident.

Dell only made one other appearance in the first half, interviewing Vikings head coach Mike Zimmer just before halftime.

As noted by Obnoxious Boston Fan, she did manage to escape serious injury when almost trampled by Minnesota tight end Kyle Rudolph.

Fouts: “She’s gotta square up and not shy away from the big guy.”

Dell: “Next time I’ll stay there. We’re lucky we have a great crew down here to protect me.”

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

– The Penguins social media department apologized Thursday for using the “blow up” in a tweet on the 13th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

The controversy began when a tweeter from Washington, D.C., tweeted at the Penguins: Who cares about the Pens?

The Penguins responded by suggesting to their 547,000 Twitter followers that they “blow up” the individual’s account with mass tweeting to show how many people do care. That led to an apology for the poor choice of words.

“I mean, really?” Fauria lamented. “Isn’t that kind of just obvious that it’s not what you meant? There’s certain words that you can’t use on certain days now?”

“Said Benz: “When people demand that others apologize, at times don’t they have to apologize for something they meant to do. Am I apologizing for something I didn’t mean to do, and did you really take offense or are you just trying to take offense?”

– A recent study based on Google searches from 2004-14 determined the most popular cocktail in each state. The No. 1 drink in Massachusetts and Rhode Island is the martini. For the rest of the New England states it’s a cosmopolitan.

“Some of the drinks in certain states seem to fit,” Fauria said, although the hosts questioned the New England choices.

– NFL coaches have been using Microsoft Surface tablets on the sidelines this year, but many people are misidentifying them.

Said Merloni: “Everybody in football is calling them iPads, and Microsoft spent [$]400 million for them to call them Microsoft Surface tablets. ‘€¦ Apple’s sitting there saying, ‘This is awesome, we didn’t spend a penny.’ ”

Fauria acknowledged misidentifying the tablets when he served as an analyst for Patriots preseason games.

“We were doing it, too, we’re like, ‘Oh, there’s the iPad,’ ” Fauria recalled. “[The producers] go in our ear and be like, ‘Oh, crud, you guys, it’s the Microsoft Surface.’ Trent Green did it the other day during the Patriots game.”

Reminded by Merloni that Microsoft spent $400 million for the placement, Fauria said: “That’s why Roger Goodell is not getting fired. Another reason why he’s not getting fired.”

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Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll joined the show to discuss the leagues handling of the Ray Rice situation.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

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Rodney Harrison joined the show discussing the Ray Rice situation and the future of Roger Goodell.

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The guys opened the show discussing the Ravens win and the Goodell fall out.

[0:06:06] ... I understand I I want quarterbacks healthy even. Quarterbacks. I hate like Ben Roethlisberger I want them to play there's nothing more disappointment tuning into a game NC in a -- You know it's the Green Bay Packers on Monday at Roger's -- like that you'd you'd turn in and Philip Rivers on the mean you just want starters in the game even if that state like Rome that -- but what are. But ...
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Here are the highlights from Friday’€™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.

– Multiple reports indicate former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin and her family were involved in a drunken fight at a house party in Anchorage. Palin and her husband, Todd, were invited to a champion snowmobile racer’€™s birthday party and took their kids along.

A brawl ensued after the family showed up, and daughter Bristol, of “Dancing with the Stars” fame, was at the middle of it, allegedly throwing multiple punches.

Said Dennis: “It was like an intrasquad scrimmage.”

Callahan wondered about the weather in Alaska because of the snowmobiler’s party. “Is there snow there now?” he asked.

Replied Dennis: “There’€™s always snow there.”

– Investigators found three children dead inside of vermin-infested home in Blackstone on Thursday, just two weeks after four children were removed from the house because of alleged abuse or neglect by the resident of the home, 31-year-old Erika Murray.

“Mother of the year candidate,”€ Dennis said sarcastically.

Dennis continued: “I heard a neighbor interviewed saying, ‘You walk past the house and you can smell the stench that’€™s ungodly coming from in.’ ”

Said Minihane: “That’€™s unbelievable that this happens in this world.”

– Former NFL quarterback Tim Tebow is joining “Good Morning America” as a contributor. He’€™ll start on the show on Sept. 15.

Callahan wondered if Tebow will try to make an NFL return: “Is he going to make a comeback at some point?”

Replied Minihane: “He sucks, he’€™s not coming back.”

– Detectives found 50 dead cats in four freezers and 30 cats running around in a man’€™s home in South Florida. Douglas Westcott, who owns the home, also happened to be serving a warrant for child pornography.

Dennis jokingly said the man could enjoy the cats for food.

Said Dennis: “€œWell, in case he can’€™t get out to shop, he can just defrost a cat for dinner.”

Replied Minihane: “€œI hate [cats] so much. When I hear this story, I should have sympathy for cats; I have none.”€

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Andrew Battifarano

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

– During WEEI’s radio broadcast of Wednesday’s Red Sox-Orioles broadcast, Merloni, serving as analyst alongside Joe Castiglione, was supposed to drop some U2 references after being challenged by his co-hosts earlier in the day. Merloni initially forgot, but in the ninth inning he was reminded and dropped a couple of references to the band’s songs, such as saying the Red Sox “still haven’t found that they’re looking for” when referring to the closer situation.

“Too bad you didn’t have a really tall guy named Joshua: ‘Man, that guy’s a tree in the left-handed batter’s box,’ ” Benz said.

– Former boxer Mike Tyson, in Toronto to promote his one-man stage show, responded angrily when a talk-show host brought up the fact that he’s a convicted rapist. Tyson unleashed a series of expletives on live TV — including calling CP24 host Nathan Downer a “rat piece of [expletive]” — before Downer ended the interview.

“He didn’t want to go there. Mike was trying, it was like internally he was trying to talk himself out of just crossing that bridge and being like, ‘I hate you, I want to eat your children, I want to bite your ear off,’ ” Fauria said.

Said Merloni: “He was kind of like, ‘I’m in a good place right now, but you’re bringing me back, man, and this ain’t good for you. That guy, any idea how close he was to death? Tyson was close to being where he was like 10 years ago right there.”

– During Thursday morning’s Dennis & Callahan show, Kirk Minihane voiced his displeasure with how his co-hosts were running the show, calling them “losers” while Gerry Callahan encouraged him to continue his rant.

“Where did the rage come from?” Benz asked.

“I was just laughing out loud,” Fauria said.

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Stephen A. joined the show with his thoughts on the Ray Rice situation.