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Will Smith Looking to Star in Sci-Fi Thriller ‘Brilliance’

Though he's been adept in all genres, it's worth noting that Will Smith has had some of his biggest hits while making genre films, specifically science fictions movies. Perhaps that's why he's circling the lead role in Universal's 'Brilliance.'

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Serving Up Sweetness at Dessert Wars

The Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom was the setting for some seriously delicious and sweet treats on Thursday night.

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Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, ‘The End of the Tour’ Filming in Grand Rapids

An independently-made film about a celebrated author's book tour at his fame's rise with the magazine writer who accompanied him recounting that five-day trek is being shot for about a month in greater Grand Rapids.

Starring Jesse Eisenberg and Jason Segel, "The End of the Tour" is the story of the travels of novelist-writer David Foster Wallace (being portrayed by Segel) at the end of a 1996 book tour accompanied by Rolling Stone's David Lipsky (Eisenberg).

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Winter Weather Is Back!

After a few days of showing hope for spring, mother nature is about to remind us that it is still Winter.

The National Weather Service has issued a winter weather advisory for all of west Michigan Thursday morning until 7 p.m. Friday night, with power outages expected.

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Time-Lapse of Snow Hammering Away Makes Me Long for Summer [Video]

Snow is falling hard and fast around the country this winter, but not as fast as it is in this video.

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Valentine’s Day Ideas For the Cheap Romantic

There are ways to be romantic and not spend a ton of money. Todd Harding has done everything on this list over the years. Some of the ideas do take a little bit of work. These are Todd's 5 favorite money-saving Valentine's Day Ideas.

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‘SNL’ Taps ‘The Big Bang Theory’ Star Jim Parsons as First March Host

We haven't heard much from 'SNL' since Melissa McCarthy hosted the pre-Super Bowl installment on February 1, but given NBC's coverage of the 2014 Winter Olympics, late night took an understandable back seat. Now, with the long-running sketch comedy series due to return on March 1, 'The Big Bang Theory' Emmy winner Jim Parsons will make his hosting debut!

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City of Grand Rapids Embraces New Fourth of July Weekend Festivities

The City of Grand Rapids today announced that Celebration on the Grand and the Fourth of July fireworks are being combined into a two-day event to be held annually the first Friday and Saturday of July.

With the shift, this year’s Celebration on the Grand activities will be held the evening of Friday, July 4. The Amway Family Fireworks event will cap off the event shortly after dusk Saturday, July 5. In addition, admission remains free to both downtown Grand Rapids events.

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Shirley Temple Black, Iconic Child Star and Former U.S. Ambassador, Dead at 85


Shirley Temple
, an iconic child star and the former U.S. ambassador to Ghana and Czechoslovakia, died Monday in her Santa Monica, Calif., home surrounded by her family and caregivers. She was 85.

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‘Late Night with Seth Meyers’ Adds ‘SNL’ Alum Fred Armisen as Band Leader

The sweeping changes to the late night landscape have only recently begun, with Jay Leno having said his goodbyes to 'The Tonight Show,' with Jimmy Fallon soon to take his place. Seth Meyers too, has left behind 'SNL' for his impending 'Late Night' gig, which we've now learned to feature fellow alumni Fred Armisen leading the band!

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Area Closings

Greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan area closings reported to 97.9 'GRD Rocks.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Lego Movie’ Builds Big Opening

And here we are: five weeks into the new year and we already have our first major blockbuster of 2014.

Early estimates had 'The LEGO Movie' opening big, but the animated adventure shattered all expectations this weekend, with universally positive reviews and word of mouth sending the film to a massive opening.

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