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American Horror Story Freak Show Behind the Scenes Clip
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‘American Horror Story: Freak Show’ Premiere: ‘Monsters Among Us’

'American Horror Story' returns for a fourth season, taking us under the tent with perhaps its least subtle outing yet, introducing us to the oddities of the 'Freak Show,' led by Jessica Lange's glamorous Elsa Mars. Subtlety has never been creator Ryan Murphy's strong suit, but Murphy (who also wrote and directed tonight's premiere) seems to have fully embraced that approach, delivering what appears to be both the most horrifying and joyful season yet.

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Grand Rapids Griffins’ Season Home Opener Is This Friday

This Friday marks the 19th home opener for your Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena!

To celebrate the start of the season, the Griffs have tons of fun planned for fans who come to cheer on their team Friday night.

First and foremost, this game is expected to sell out, so you'll want to get your tickets early from the Griffins website or at the Van Andel Arena box office.

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Jennifer Lawrence Opens Up About Her Stolen Nude Photos: ‘It’s a Sex Crime’

To date, we've stayed away from the so-called Fappening (a cutesy name for a not-so-cutesy crime): the theft and online propagation of nude photos of multiple celebrities, most notably Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence. But now, as Lawrence has broken her silence and spoken for the first time since the incident, we felt it was important to share her perspective. And, as you might expect, she's come out swinging.

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‘The Walking Dead’ Season 6: AMC Renews for 2015

Gee, with 'The Walking Dead''s popularity at an all time high before this coming Sunday's season 5 premiere, did we even have to wonder if AMC's monster smash would return for a sixth season in fall 2015? Let us ease your trouble mind of such frivolity, as 'The Walking Dead' has in fact been confirmed for season 6!

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Black Veil Brides Unleashes ‘Heart of Fire’ Clip [Video/Audio]

Black Veil Brides are turning up the heat with their latest video for 'Heart on Fire.'

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Thousand Foot Krutch Hits Road for ‘Born This Way’ Tour with Oct. 18 Grand Rapids Date [Audio]

Thousand Foot Krutch will launch their ‘Born This Way' tour in Joliet, Ill. tonight (Oct. 7).

The 19-date outing will see the rockers on the road with We As Human and Righteous Vendetta on select dates, including Oct. 18 at The Intersection.

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‘American Crime Story: The People v. O.J. Simpson’: FX Orders ‘AHS’ Spinoff

By now we're admittedly used to the prospect of blockbuster cable TV series spawning "companion" spinoffs, but FX's newest 'American Horror Story' riff is by far the most perplexing yet. The network has officially placed an order for Ryan Murphy's 'American Crime Story' series, its first season subtitled 'The People v. O.J. Simpson,' and we assure you, this is not a joke.

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Pop Evil Announces New Tour with Grand Rapids Return! [Video]

The mighty Pop Evil has just announced the final batch of tour dates for 2014, and yes, a return to its hometown of Grand Rapids is scheduled to happen!

Pop Evil will hit The Intersection on Dec. 20 for the next to last stop on the new tour, which also features Red Sun Rising, Islander, and Letters from the Fire.

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Bank Robbed In Southern Kent County; Suspect At Large

UPDATE: The suspect in a Tuesday morning bank robbery has been aprehended.

Kent County detectives in an unmarked vehicle spotted the suspect and called GRPD, asking for Grand Rapids units to conduct a traffic stop. Police arrested the suspect and one of the three other people who were in his car. That second person's connection to the case wasn't immediately specified.

Investigators say the suspect was taken to a hospital, because of something he ingested.

Authorities, including federal law enforcement, continue investigating.

Police have responded to a bank robbery in southern Kent County, WZZM-13 reports.

The Bank of America branch at 6737 S. Division Avenue in Cutlerville near the intersection of 68th Street and Division was robbed at around 11 a.m. Tuesday.

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Wednesday Morning’s Lunar Eclipse Will Create ‘Blood Moon’

 

The second (and last) total lunar eclipse of 2014 will be happening early Wednesday morning, just before sunrise here in the Eastern Time Zone. During the eclipse, the moon will appear a coppery red color, which is referred to as a "blood moon". The moon will appear red because of all the sunsets and sunrises from the Earth that will reflect onto the moon's surface. 

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Professors Read Reviews About Themselves From Rate My Professors [Video]

Back in the day, college students didn't really have much to go off of when selecting courses or professors.

Maybe someone you were friends with had that professor before and could sway you one way or another. But chances are you were going in blind.

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Moron School District Bans Swings Because They’re “Too Dangerous”

We really have to put a stop to the moron takeover of the world.  Seriously, this is getting ridiculous.  Check out this latest story from KEPR-TV in Washington.

Richland School District in Washington is removing all the swings from all their schools, saying they're the most "unsafe" of all the playground equipment.
"Those swings can get quite crazy!  I actually witnessed an accident with my own eyes one time."

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