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George Lucas On ‘Star Wars: Episode 7:’ “Not Really” Interested in the Movie

Pretty much everyone has seen the 'Star Wars: Episode 7' trailer at this point. It was the most-viewed trailer of 2014 and is on track to become the most-viewed trailer of the internet age. It has been viewed over 72 million times and has spawned countless parodies and memes but, there's still one person who hasn't seen it: George Lucas. The man who created the franchise says that he hasn't seen the 'Force Awakens' trailer and has no plans to. In fact, he's not even that interested at all.

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The Top 10 Movies and TV Shows of 2014, According to Facebook

It’s that time of the year, when pop culture websites and critics publish their annual Best Of lists and we heap praise on the best and most beloved movies and TV shows of the year. But what about the average moviegoer and TV-viewer? That’s where Facebook comes in. The social media site has released their top 10 movies and top 10 TV shows of the year, based on the most discussed titled of 2014. While some are fairly obvious, the lists might surprise you and inspire you to contemplate the overlap between what’s popular and what’s actually good.

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Up TV via City of Lowell
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Lowell Police Surprise Drivers with Christmas Presents [Video]

Getting pulled over is the worst. All of the sudden you see flashing lights behind you. Hear the siren. Oh crap, right?

Well, some drivers in Lowell had quite a different experience with traffic stops recently.

Police in Lowell pulled people over... and then gave them presents? If it sounds too good to be true, like one of those made-for-TV Christmas movies-- it isn't! This really happened in Lowell!

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Bernt Rostad
Bernt Rostad
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Grand Rapids Makes Another Best Beer City List, But Not No. 1?!

Grand Rapids, the reigning Beer City USA and recently voted Best Beer Town in the USA has been named one of the 2014 Best Beer Cities by Livability, a company that explores what makes small-to-medium sized cities great places to live.

But wait: Grand Rapids is only No. 6 on this list?!? What cities could have possibly beaten us out?

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President Barack Obama Commandeers ‘The Colbert Report’ [Video]

"Stephen, you've been taking a lot of shots at my job, I decided I'm going to go ahead and take a shot at yours."

'The Colbert Report' host Stephen Colbert has been teasing his biggest show ever for awhile now, including a stopover in Washington, D.C. and a long-form chat with President Barack Obama, but even he can't possibly have foreseen how that event would turn out. Essentially, it resulted in the talk show host losing his job...to President Obama, who swept on to stage and hijacked the show from an aghast -- but totally willing -- Colbert, only to put his own spin on what it means to host a political chat show. Does Colbert have something to worry about? We vote yes.

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Rick Krumbacher
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Model Rocketry Club Converts Porta-Potty Into Rocket [Video]

Sometimes it's just cool to blow things up. And it's even cooler to launch things into space.

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The Ferguson Sketch You Didn’t See on ‘SNL’ Saturday Night

Even though this sketch was cut from the most recent episode of NBC's "Saturday Night Live," it's now making it's way around the Internet.

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Trans-Siberian Orchestra Rocked Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids [Video]

I've been a fan of Trans-Siberian Orchestra since they put the project together, and I was a fan of Savatage before that.  

I got to see one of the first tours the band did, when it was much more stripped down, and it was really good even then.

Flash forward several years, and the show keeps getting bigger, better and more amazing!

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20th Century Fox
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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Pyramid’ Gets Buried On Arrival

Honestly, we could have just copied and pasted last weekend’s box office report and gotten away with it. Outside of the shifting numbers, the order of the top 10 is almost identical to what it was a week ago. This is Hollywood in a holding pattern. The weekend after Thanksgiving is a wasteland. That’s probably why ‘The Pyramid’ was dumped this weekend. However, the lone newcomer in the top 10 didn’t just bomb, it bombed spectacularly.

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Greg Fiume/Getty Images
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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Snarky Pat Sajak Strikes Again [Video]

Pat Sajak's snark is well-documented on the syndicated TV game show "Wheel of Fortune."

And it seems like Sajak is getting a little extra fiery in his old age.

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President Barack Obama Talks with BET About Unrest Following Grand Jury Decisions On Fatal Shootings [Video]

In an exclusive interview with BET News, President Barack Obama addressed community concerns and calls for justice and equality after recent grand jury decisions and hopes to find meaningful solutions.

"This isn't going to be solved overnight," Obama said in an excerpt of the interview released by BET Networks.

BET’s “106 & Park” will air a portion of the interview at 5 p.m. EST Monday (Dec. 8), BET Networks announced Sunday. The full interview will air immediately following at 6 p.m. EST Monday in “BET News Presents: A Conversation with President Barack Obama.”

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What We Learned From Week 15 in College Football: Playoffs Are Here; MSU, WMU, CMU, ND In Bowls

For Alabama, Oregon, Florida State and Ohio State, the college football championship hunt begins.

Meanwhile, Michigan State, Western Michigan, Central Michigan and Notre Dame are going to bowl games.

As for Michigan fans, sorry but you have to wait until next year.

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