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Mickey Rourke Accepts ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Casually Calls Out Derek Jeter

Looks like Mickey Rourke is down with the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, because Seth Meyers did not skimp on the ice, the water, or the "bucket" on last night's 'Late Night.' Rourke appeared on the show to chat about next week's 'Sin City: A Dame to Kill For,' but things soon turned to more pressing

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The Late, Great Robin Williams: A Video Tribute

The best way to remember Robin Williams, one of the best actors of his generation and one of the best comedic minds of all-time, is through his work. To pay tribute, we put together this video tribute to the man and his movies.

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Kalamazoo Police Closing Investigation Into Teleka Patrick’s Death

 

Police plan to plan to close the investigation into the death of Michigan doctor Teleka Patrick whose body was found in an Indiana lake.

Indiana State Police Detective Sgt. Rick Strong told the Kalamazoo Gazette that toxicology tests for Teleka Patrick turned up "nothing out of the ordinary." Investigators in Indiana had been waiting for the results of the tests since April. 

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

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

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Free Beer & Hot Wings: Ace Frehley Talks Twitter, Robin Williams, Panty-Dropping Songs [Audio]

This morning, we talked to Ace Frehley, the former lead guitarist and founding member of the band Kiss.

Ace was on to promote his new album, "Space Invader," which is available now.

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Bret Michaels To Hold First Ever ‘Life Rocks’ Motivational Seminar [Video]

Bret Michaels: rocker, reality TV star, and now-- motivational speaker.  

When I first heard this I thought, hmmm, is he going to give advice on hair extensions? How to bang skanks on a bus?

It turns out Michaels does actually have a real charity that helps people called Life Rocks.

On Sept. 24 at Hard Rock in Orlando, he's holding the first interactive Life Rocks Seminar: "Life Lessons, Let's Talk".

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‘Power Rangers’ Reboot Gets 2016 Release Date

Well, we don't know about you guys, but we've resigned ourselves to our new nostalgia machine overlords. Their latest decree: the film reboot of the long-running 'Power Rangers' TV series will officially hit theaters in 2016. That gives you plenty of time to figure out an excuse for where you need to be that day -- whether that's an excuse so you can go see the movie or an excuse to avoid it is up to you. The power is yours. Wait. That was 'Captain Planet.'

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Jimmy Fallon’s Tear-Soaked Robin Williams Tribute Will Make You Cry

A choked-up Jimmy Fallon took to 'The Tonight Show' last night to pay tribute to the recently passed Robin Williams, a highly emotional affair that should help squeeze one last round of tears out of Williams' many shocked and saddened fans.

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Founders Brewing’s ArtPrize Beer Mosaic Promise Premieres August 20

ArtPrize begins Sept. 24, but you don't have to wait until next month to enjoy a taste of ArtPrize.

This year's ArtPrize beer, Mosaic Promise, premieres at Founders Brewing Co. on Aug. 20.

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Conan O’Brien Learns Of Robin Williams Death During Show

The news of Robin Williams passing stunned everyone I know. We were out with a handful of co-workers doing an informal job interview with someone we may hire here at our radio stations; when one co-worker told us what happened, there was a collective gasp at the table

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Major Flooding In Detroit Closes I-94, I-75 [Video]

While we here in West Michigan were "dealing with" a cloudy, dreary Monday, the east side of the state was getting rain all day long. That rain caused a lot of problems on Monday afternoon and evening and will continue to be an issue on Tuesday morning

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RIP Robin Williams: A Look Back at the Late Actor’s Best Work

Robin Williams' death is shocking and heartbreaking and touches us in a way usually reserved for close friends. Maybe that's because we're of a generation that grew up on Robin Williams. He's been making us laugh and cheering us up since we were kids; like a big-screen father figure. That he died suffering from severe depression, makes the news all the more tragic. As director Garry Marshall, who first cast Williams in 'Happy Days' and later 'Mork and Mindy,' said today, "He could make everybody happy but himself."

He made everyone happy and in that spirit, we'd like to celebrate his work, and we asked a few of our writers to look back at their favorite moments of his career.

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