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Join Metalhead Ned and Friends on a New Podcast: ‘The SNaCk’

I can only cover so much on my shift at 'GRD on the weekends; and I could honestly chat for hours about video games, metal, movies, media, and a random array of stuff.

So, what do I do? Shove it into a podcast! I am now involved in a brand new podcast titled "The SNaCk!"

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Noah’ Floods ‘Sabotage’

Insert your own "when it rains, it pours" joke right here. Darren Aronofsky's instantly controversial biblical epic 'Noah' overcame mixed buzz to win the box office this weekend, catering to both religious audiences and film buffs who like weird movies from unique, picky directors.

But all was not well for everyone -- the latest film from a certain Hollywood action legend got washed away in 'Noah''s success.

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‘Wolverine: The Musical’? [Video]

In case you didn't know by now (or if your mom didn't make it a point to tell you, since it's like, one of the only facts she probably prides herself on knowing about actors), Hugh Jackman has some musical theater chops. Oh, you didn't see 'Les Miserables'? The 'Wolverine' and 'X-Men' star recently took that talent to BBC Radio 1 to perform a cover of the 'Les Mis' song "Who Am I," repurposed with lyrics about his on-screen alter ego, Wolverine, and the results are, well, okay, they're pretty charming. 

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Batman’s 75th Anniversary: What Warner Bros. and DC Comics Have in the Works

Few characters have the pop culture clout of Batman, who has spent the better part of a century dominating comic books, the better part of a generation dominating movies, and the better part of a decade dominating video games. To geeks and businessmen alike, he's kind of a big, huge, massive deal. Now, Warner Bros. and DC Comics plan to celebrate the 75th anniversary of their biggest cash cow with a year-long celebration, announcing all kinds of special events and releases to commemorate the creation of Bruce Wayne and his alter ego.

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How I Met Your Mother Series Finale Spoilers Last Forever Photos
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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Series Finale: Will Barney and Robin ‘Last Forever?’

At long last, the time is upon us wherein Ted finally reveals to his children 'How I Met Your Mother' with Monday's forthcoming series finale "Last Forever." The special hour-long episode will say goodbye to Robin, Barney, Ted, Marshall and Lily after nine seasons, but will the titular Mother have a happy ending along with them? Find out in the full set of photos and a sneak peek from 'How I Met Your Mother' series finale "Last Forever!"

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 4: Go Inside the Royal Wedding

'Game of Thrones' season 4 will arrive soon enough by its April 6 premiere, but this year we won't have to wait until episode 9 for one of the biggest episodes of the season: the Royal Wedding! New photos of the nuptials between Joffrey and Margaery have emerged, along with a host of new behind-the-scenes featurettes exploring production of the so-called "Purple Wedding," and the major new additions of season 4.

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Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images
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5.1 Magnitude Earthquake In Los Angeles Friday Night

An earthquake near LA on Friday night.

Reports of out of California tonight that a series of earthquakes, the strongest at 5.1, struck near Los Angeles at 9:09pm California time (12:09am Saturday in Michigan)

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‘Batman’ TV Series Creator Lorenzo Semple Jr. Dead at 91

Lorenzo Semple Jr., the screenwriter best known for creating the hilariously campy 'Batman' TV series from the 1960s, has passed away at the age of 91.

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Miguel Cabrera Inks Long-Term Deal With Detroit Tigers: Is It Worth It?

Today in Lakeland, Fla., the Detroit Tigers announced that first baseman Miguel Cabrera was signed to a long term deal worth $248 million over eight years.

That means Miggy, counting the two years left on his old contract, will stay in Motown through 2024.  

While baseball experts say the deal may backfire on the team in the future, what do you think?

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The ‘R-Word’ Will Be Removed From Michigan Laws

A word that's been used in many different Michigan laws for years will now be removed from the books completely.

Lieutenant Governor Brian Calley signed legislation Friday morning that will remove the word "retarded" from all state laws that currently contain the word. 

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‘The Colbert Report’ Racist Tweet Outrages Fans, #CancelColbert Now Trending

Both Comedy Central and Stephen Colbert have well-established that 'The Colbert Report' features the political satirist in a deliberately-heightened and ultra conservative fictional representation of himself, though a new controversy has emerged from the most recent episode. Following an out-of-context tweet from 'The Colbert Report''s page, accusations of racism have been leveled at the host, with some even calling to "#CancelColbert."

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Federal Government Will Recognize Same-Sex Marriages in Michigan

U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has extended federal recognition to the Michigan marriages of roughly 300 same-sex couples that took place before a federal appeals court put those marriages on hold.

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