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2014 Oscar Winners!

The 2014 Oscar winners were announced Sunday, March 2 during the awards ceremony, hosted by celebrated comedienne Ellen DeGeneres and broadcast live by ABC.

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Academy Awards: And the Winners for the 86th Oscars Are …

The stars come out tonight for the 86th Oscars, also known as the Academy Awards.

Recognizing the outstanding film achievements for 2013, the awards by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences are being presented at Dolby Theatre in Hollywood, Calif., and are being broadcast by ABC starting at 8:30 p.m. EST. Ellen DeGeneres is the host.

The red-carpet pre-show on ABC starts at 7 p.m. EST.

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‘After Earth’ and ‘Movie 43′ Top 2014 Razzie Awards Winners

While we're all gearing up for the 2014 Academy Awards, there's a different sort of long-standing awards tradition that took place over the weekend: the Razzie Awards, which honors the best of the worst in film in each year. And this year M. Night Shyamalan and Will Smith's 'After Earth' and the celeb-heavy ensemble anthology comedy 'Movie 43' took home the most prizes with three awards each. 

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‘SNL’ Profiles the Awkward Making of ’12 Years a Slave’

When you make a movie as emotionally draining and difficult to watch as '12 Years a Slave,' you're bound to make the vast majority of the people watching uncomfortable. After all, if people aren't upset by a film that tracks a man being dehumanized and treated as property, you're obviously doing something wrong. But if a film is that hard to watch, what was it like to make? Thankfully, 'SNL' is here to show us all of the nitty gritty details.

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Jimmy Fallon and Cameron Diaz Introduce the Three-Legged Pants Dance to ‘The Tonight Show’

If Jimmy Fallon is secretly competing for some kind of special title like "Late Night Talk Show Host Who Can Get The Most Famous People in the World to Do Insane Stuff on Television," he's already got that fictitious accolade in the bag after his first two weeks as 'Tonight Showhost.

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Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart Take Over ‘Late Night With Seth Meyers’

Sure, Seth Meyers gets a few good-natured digs in before Ian McKellen flips the script and quite literally takes over his own 'Late Night,' but that doesn't mean that anyone was having a bad time on the show last night. Meyers, finishing up his first week as 'Late Night' host, welcomed everyone's favorite pair of best friends -- McKellen and Patrick Stewart -- and the results were both charming and quite funny.

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This Winter is Just The Worst Thing Ever

I used to sit in my circle of friends as they would chat about the accidents they have been in, and I would usually say as I 'knocked on wood,' "I have never been in an accident!" I'm also quite the stickler for my car, always keeping it cleaned on the outside. Well, that all came full circle yesterday...

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Winter 2013-14 Second Snowiest on Record in Grand Rapids

It's the second snowiest winter on record in Grand Rapids and it's not over yet.

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Save the Boobs in Grand Rapids – This is Really Important!

The guy that owns the Showgirls Galleria on Market here on the outskirts of downtown, Mark London, is doing something horrible…he's selling the business for someone to destroy!
“It’s going to be very dependent on what they want to do there,” said London of his asking price for the 2-acre property on the outskirts of downtown. “Ideally, it would be someone who wanted to clear the site and put up something really nice.”

via MLive
You know what's really nice, Mr. London?  Boobs.

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Motley Crue Adds Three Dates to The Final Tour, which Starts July 2 in Grand Rapids

Motley Crue recently announced its farewell run dubbed The Final Tour and made it official by signing a binding document that they would not tour again beyond the year 2015.

The news conference included the first leg of tour dates, including starting out July 2 in Grand Rapids with a concert at Van Andel Arena.

Now, the band has revealed three more stops including what will be their very last concert in New York.

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’300′ Double Feature Hitting Celebration! Cinema on March 6! [Video]

"300" was one of the most epic movies I have ever seen. Just the amount of action, limbs flying, story line, etc. It was just a really EPIC movie!

What I would do to see that movie on IMAX?! Oh, that's right; that's actually happening.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Madison Rising’s Lead Singer Talks About the Daytona Performance

Earlier in the week, "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" posted the video of what the Internet community almost unanimously declared to be the worst version of "The Star-Spangled Banner" ever by the band Madison Rising before the start of the Nationwide race last Saturday in Daytona, Fla.

Billed by NASCAR as "America's most patriotic band", Madison Rising quickly became a household name as social media blew up, with most of the press being negative.

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