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‘The Hobbit’ Cast Brings ‘The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made’ [Video]

Back in 2012, some of the cast members from the 'Hobbit' films appeared in an in-flight safety video for Air New Zealand titled "An Unexpected Safety Briefing," and to coincide with the upcoming sequel 'The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,' they've made a different kind of sequel: "The Most Epic Safety Video Ever Made." It is very epic indeed.

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Kent County Health Department Monitoring Traveler with ‘Very Low’ Ebola Risk

The Kent County Health Department announced it is monitoring a person who recently traveled from a country in West Africa, WOOD-TV8 reported.

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New Movies This Week: ‘John Wick’ and ‘Ouija’ [Video]

The Halloween slate of scary movies continues this week, plus we see Keanu Reeves get back into hard-boiled action on the big screen once again.

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Rockford Public Schools Lockdown Lifted Following Bomb Threat

All campuses in the Rockford Public School District were placed on lockdown Friday morning after a bomb threat.

The lockdown started around 10:30 a.m. after the superintendent’s office received a bomb threat against the district in general.

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Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week: Hopkins Football’s Quincy Collings and Wyatt Stegeman

The Hopkins High School football team's halfback pair of Quincy Collings and Wyatt Stegeman share honors as this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

Hopkins has its regular-season finale at 7 p.m. tonight against Godwin Heights in Wyoming. Stegeman and Collings are two big reasons why the Vikings could claim the Ottawa-Kent (OK) Conference Silver Division title outright in addition to reaching the postseason for the ninth consecutive year.

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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Nov. 8; Top 5 Jim Gaffigan Bacon Jokes [Sponsored]

BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration is back for its second annual event Nov. 8 at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features bacon-inspired dishes and drinks for the celebration of all things bacon, and tickets are currently on sale.

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Amazing ‘Avengers 2′ Teaser Hits Internet and is Awesome [Video]

For someone like me, who didn't really read comics that much, I don't know why I get so excited for all these comic book movies, but I really do.

They've created this amazing series of movies, both Marvel and DC, really, and every time a new one comes out, I get really excited for them.

The first trailer for the latest Avengers movie, The Age of Ultron has hit the interwebs, and it is freaking awesome!  I've always been a James Spader fan, and when he joined the cast as Ultron, I knew it would be unbelievable!

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See the Solar Eclipse in West Michigan Tonight!

You might be like, meh, what's so cool about a partial solar eclipse? Also, what even is it?

Well, a solar eclipse happens when the moon passes in front of the sun. It temporarily blocks the suns rays and casts a shadow on the earth. So basically, it looks pretty freaking cool! Also this is the last eclipse of 2014; and a full solar eclipse will not happen again until August 2017!

So get out that protective eye-wear and prepare for a show. But when and where can you see the eclipse in West Michigan?

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Brad Pitt Takes Revenge on Zach Galifianakis on ‘Between Two Ferns’

For the majority of his appearance on Zach Galifianakis' painful, funny, and painfully funny 'Between Two Ferns,' Brad Pitt seems to be losing out to his host in a big way. At one point, he appears to be trying to hide behind an actual fern. Later, Louis C.K. comes out and stares dismissively at the superstar. Galifianakis calls Pitt's latest film 'Furry.' It's pretty standard 'Ferns' stuff, and Pitt takes it like a champ.

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Jeff Musial The Animal Guy’s Wildlife Show Hits East Grand Rapids November 23 [Video]

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20 Completely Batty Facts From ‘The Dark Knight’ in One Video

'The Dark Knight' is one of the most popular superhero movies ever. Heck, it might even be one of the most popular movies of any genre in the past 10 years. But, even if you think you've seen and read all there is on 'The Dark Knight,' you still might not know everything there is to know about one of the biggest movies of all-time.

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