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Longest Winged Roller Coaster in the World Coming [VIDEO]

Okay Coaster Fans - Guess I'll need to go back to Cedar Point. I haven't been in years!

GateKeeper will open in 2013. Officials said the ride will peak at 170-feet tall and reach a top speed of 64 miles per hour while traveling the equivalent of 4,164 feet. Works for me!

Winged coasters allow pairs of riders to sit on either side of a track with open air above and below them kind of like riding on an airplane! Cool!

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Celebrity Birthdays for August 12 – George Hamilton, Peter Krause and More

Here’s a look at some notable birthdays being celebrated today:

George Hamilton
Age: 73
Occupation: Actor
Known For: Being the eterna-tanned star of films such as ‘Love at First Bite,’ ‘Zorro, the Gay Blade’ and ‘The Godfather, Part III’ and TV shows like ‘Dynasty’ and ‘George and Alana,’ and currently starring in the national tour of the Tony-winning stage show ‘La Cage aux Folles’

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New Movie Releases — ‘Hope Springs,’ ‘Nitro Circus: The Movie 3D,’ ‘The Bourne Legacy’ and ‘The Campaign’

Of the four movies that open this week, one features two Oscar-winners, another highlights crazy stunts, the third continues a popular film franchise, and the last is just in time for a spoof-worthy political season.

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National Ice Cream Day!

Alright, it's national ice cream day!   So how shall we celebrate? With ice cream of course.   I got to thinking about all the different forms of ice cream there are these days.  Cones, sundaes, sandwiches, push-up, drumstick, fudge bars, soft serve and on and on!

My favorite as a kid always was blue moon, but sure isn't anymore

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Fred Willard = PeeWee Herman?

In all the serious events of the past few days, here's a news item that might have been overshadowed. Fred Willard, TV character and "Best in Show" actor, was accused of a "lewd act" in a Hollywood adult movie theatre. (a lewd act, huh? Gee, wonder what he could have been DOING) In the days since the news broke, PBS has severed ties with the 72 year old actor who was narrating the network's "Market Warriors" show.

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Elton John to Be Honored for Helping Poland’s Anti-Communist Movement

Elton John will be in Poland this weekend accepting the Medal of Gratitude for his part in bringing down the Communist regime that ruled the country until 1989. He’ll receive the award from former president Lech Walesa during his concert in Sopot.

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Dora The Explorer Hits The Big Time

The famed kids explorer is getting her own big budget summer movie treatment! Dora the Explorer-The Search for the Infinity Orb, starring Modern Family's Ariel Winter as Dora is in production now! Being shot off the coast of Costa Rica, Dora, her monkey Boots, The Map, Backpack, cousin Diego and even Swiper the Fox are all in the big budget blockbuster! From the producers of "True Lies", and the Writers of...

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New Rock Legend…Chuck E. Cheese!

That's right, the kids' arcade icon is getting another makeover--and this time, he's going for hip smarmy rock star! The company that owns Chuck E. Cheese has decided to get rid of the smart aleck rat that has been the mascot since the chain was formed in the late 70's, and replace him with a hipper, rock star version. They even are getting a new voice.

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Do You Wanna Get Rocked? Rock Of Ages Is Out!

A shirtless Tom Cruise? Alec Baldwin as...well NOT as Jack from 30 Rock? And all kinds of 80 hair bands and rock til you drop music? Must be Rock of Ages, the hit musical from Broadway now on the big screen! This is going to be the movie, along with the Magic Mike movie, that 98% of women in this country are going to wanna see!

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Everything Old Is New Again, Pt 2: Jackson Back With Pepsi

Even though he's been dead almost 2 years now, Michael Jackson is back on Pepsi cans advertising for the cola maker. He might even be in TV ads with a hologram! Thank you Tupac! The soft drink company is partnering with the Jackson image and likeness to celebrate the 25th anniversary of his "Bad" CD.

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Everything Old Is New Again, Pt 1-WZZM Anchorman Reunion!

Tonight and tomorrow night on the WZZM news at 6 it will be a trip back into time! Celebrating their 50th anniversary, Channel 13 is welcoming back anchors Barry Shandley, Sam Hooks and Craig James to join Lee Van Ameyde! Then next week, it's the return of Dave Whitford, Guy Gordon, Mary Eilleen Lyon and John Keating.

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Rosie’s Diner Up For Auction

The iconic Rosie's Diner in Rockford, which closed last fall under fall pretenses, is up on the auction block. The diner, which was used for Bounty paper towel TV commercials in the 70's starring Nancy Walker as Rosie was sold and moved to West Michigan from New Jersey in 1991. Now you can own the local landmark!

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