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Star Wars Rebels Darth Vader James Earl Jones Cameo
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‘Star Wars Rebels’ Returning James Earl Jones to Voice Darth Vader!

'Star Wars Rebels' officially premiered its "Spark of Rebellion" last week to great fanfare, with the series proper to continue on Disney XD this Monday, but already the animated prequel series is making a major link to the 'Star Wars' movies. Not only will Darth Vader cameo in a newly-added premiere scene, but so too will James Earl Jones return to the role!

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ArtPrize 2014: Final Round Voting Deadline’s Tonight at 11:59 p.m.

Time to vote again!

The deadline for the final round of voting at ArtPrize 2014 is tonight at 11:59 p.m.

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Meijer-97.9 WGRD Athlete of the Week: Kenowa Hills Boys’ Soccer’s Peter Brown

Kenowa Hills High School boys' soccer player Peter Brown is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

Second-year Knights Coach Frank Andrade almost sounds like he doesn't have enough superlatives to describe Brown.

"He excels," Andrade said of Kenowa Hills' leading scorer. "He's a great player and he's become a great leader."

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: A Look Inside Dumber Than Joe Trivia

Each Thursday on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we play Dumber Than Zane Trivia for a $500 cash prize.

With Eric Zane off today, Producer Joe stepped in for his version, "Dumber Than Joe Trivia."

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Free Beer & Hot Wings Flashback: Producer Joe’s Weirdo Inspirational Speech [Video]

In June on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show," we watched an oddly inspirational video from a bearded, shirtless, only-underwear-wearing man in New York.

He was asked a number of questions by a tourist and his answers were both surprising and hilarious at the same time.

So, when we traveled to New Jersey for our live show with 105.7 The Hawk a week or so later, we had the perfect inspiration for Producer Joe's next stunt.

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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 Nude Photo Response
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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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