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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Fifty Shades’ Dominates; ‘Kingsman’ Holds Its Own

After months of bad jokes and eye-rolling from the Internet hive mind, "50 Shades of Grey" has arrived and it’s just as huge as everyone predicted.

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Cream Puffs and Donuts Win As Sweetest at Dessert Wars 2015 [Video/Photos]

They came. They saw. They ate.

And it was sweetness they found to sate their sweet appetites and put on their plates -- and cupcake tins, cake boxes and Tupperware containers -- for the third annual Dessert Wars, presented by Channel 95.7 and Hobart Corp. at the Amway Grand Plaza hotel's Ambassador Ballroom in downtown Grand Rapids on Thursday night .

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SNL 40: The Best Moments From the Big Anniversary Special

The SNL 40th Anniversary Special had a LOT going on. It was over three hours of comedy and music and stars and tributes all packed into one night. With so much going on, if you missed something, we can't say we blame you. We've covered the big items, like Celebrity Jeopardy, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake, the new Digital Short, Wayne's World and the huge monologue, but we're here to celebrate some of the smaller moments.

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SNL 40: Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake Rap Their Way Through 40 Years

The SNL 40th Anniversary Special started off like you thought it might with two of its most popular modern day partners, Jimmy Fallon and Justin Timberlake. The two took the stage for the show's cold open and sang, danced and rapped their way through 40 years of SNL history (with a few special guests, of course).

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Surge Being Test Marketed in Southeastern U.S., Launches #SpotASurge Campaign [Video]

Surge: the final frontier.

If you have been sticking to 97.9 WGRD, you'd know that I am quite the Surge fan.

I have been part of the Surge Movement for a number of years now, and was extremely excited when Surge was re-released exclusively through Amazon.

Things are starting to change though.

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Valentine’s Day Mash Up: 20 Love Songs in the Style of Metallica, Nine in Nails, Pantera & More [Video]

If sappy love songs aren't your thing, they might be now-- thanks to YouTube sensation Anthony Vincent. The talented singer behind the "Ten Second Songs" channel, has created a badass medley of  "20 Love Songs in 20 Styles".

Check out Pantera covering Bob Marley, Metallica covering Frank Sinatra, and more to get you in the mood for Valentine's Day!

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Michigan Works! Engages for Kent, Allegan and Barry Counties [Sponsored]

Michigan Works! Kent, Allegan & Barry Counties works closely with employers across the three-county region of Kent, Allegan and Barry counties to match individuals with jobs.

If you’re unemployed, underemployed or are looking for a new career, Michigan Works! can help you take that next step.

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Free Beer & Hot Wings Flashback: Eric Zane Got a Pillow For Valentine’s Day [Video]

Three years ago on "The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show" while talking about something completely unrelated, Eric Zane decided to reveal he got a pillow from his wife for Valentine's Day.

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‘Friday the 13th’ Sequel May Finally Explain Why Jason Voorhees Can’t Die

A Friday the 13th sequel has been in development ever since Platinum Dunes’ remake hit theaters in 2009. After Paramount dated and rescheduled (and rescheduled) the upcoming sequel, we finally appear to have a new Friday the 13th film hitting theaters in 2016 — the thing is, we haven’t heard much about it. Platinum Dunes producer Brad Fuller has revealed new details today — on Friday the 13th, naturally — about the upcoming sequel, why it’s taken so long and what we might expect from the project.

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Grandville Hockey’s Mitchell Parsons Named High School Athlete of the Week

Mitchell Parsons, who captains eighth-ranked Grandville High School's hockey team, is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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‘Free Beer & Hot Wings’ Music Friday Songs for February 13

Each Friday, “The Free Beer & Hot Wings Morning Show” replaces its regular “back-with” music with songs from our own music collections.

They can be anything, from corny mash-ups, rock, country, mid-Michigan '70s butt rock or anything in between.

Here’s the list of Music Friday songs from today's show.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘50 Shades of Grey,’ ‘Kingsman: The Secret Service’ and ‘The Rewrite’ [Video]

Prepare for a night out to celebrate Valentine's Day with a look at this weekend's new movies which includes a variety of romantic films.

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