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Did Bob Seger Inspire Prince To Write ‘Purple Rain’? [Video]

As we get ready for Bob Seger's return to Grand Rapids this week, comes this interesting tidbit from an upcoming book about Prince:

Alan Light, a journalist, has written a book about the success of the movie "Purple Rain", which took Prince from a little known R&B star, and propelled him to superstardom. In his book, Light says Bob Seger was the main inspiration behind the song, "Purple Rain".

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Pyramid’ Gets Buried On Arrival

Honestly, we could have just copied and pasted last weekend’s box office report and gotten away with it. Outside of the shifting numbers, the order of the top 10 is almost identical to what it was a week ago. This is Hollywood in a holding pattern. The weekend after Thanksgiving is a wasteland. That’s probably why ‘The Pyramid’ was dumped this weekend. However, the lone newcomer in the top 10 didn’t just bomb, it bombed spectacularly.

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PRNewsFoto/DreamWorks Animation
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The Most Famous Reindeer of All Celebrates His 50th Anniversary [Video]

It's hard to believe that the animated classic "Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer" turns 50 this week. The holiday special has released a DVD to commemorate its golden anniversary.

Did you know that "Rudolph" is used to educate children how to handle bullying and accepting those who are different from them?

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Center for Disease Control (CDC) via Getty Images
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Ebola, Minecraft, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, Flappy Bird top Yahoo Searches, Obsessions

Yahoo has released its top searches for 2014, and Ebola tops the list.

This year’s top searches on Yahoo included a national obsession, an international health crisis and some favorite women stars.

Yes, there are other search engines other than Google.

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Alberto E. Rodriguez/Getty Images
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Kirk Douglas Is Not Dead; Well …

When people made mistakes in the old days, you would have to actually see the mistake to prove it happened.

Now when a mistake is made, all someone has to do is see it online then everyone can see it.

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Watch Clips From This Coming Friday’s PBS Bruce Springsteen Tribute [Video]

Bruce Springsteen fans will want to set their DVRs this week.  Last year, The Boss was the first rocker honored at the MusiCares Person of the Year, and the event is finally coming to TV.

“A Tribute To Bruce Springsteen” will air on PBS Friday at 9 pm, with some of today’s biggest names covering Bruce classics.

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Courtesy "Elf: The Musical" and Broadway Grand Rapids
Courtesy "Elf: The Musical" and Broadway Grand Rapids
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‘Elf: The Musical’ Hits Grand Rapids’ DeVos Performance Hall This Weekend [Video]

Discover your inner elf with "Elf: The Musical."

The touring Broadway production is at DeVos Performance Hall, 303 Monroe Avenue NW in Grand Rapids today through Sunday through Broadway Grand Rapids.

Performances are 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. today and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday, with tickets still available through Ticketmaster online and its ticket centers; DeVos Place convention center and Van Andel Arena box offices; or by telephone at (800) 982-2787.

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Why Queen Latifah’s Talk Show Got Canceled

If you are like me, you don't get to watch a ton of daytime TV. Sure staples like "The Price is Right" never change, but other shows come and go.

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Wildlife expert Jeff Musial talks with Jimmy Fallon on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." (Photo: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC)
Wildlife expert Jeff Musial talks with Jimmy Fallon on NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon." (Photo: Douglas Gorenstein/NBC)
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Jeff Musial The Animal Guy’s Wildlife Show Hits East Grand Rapids November 23 [Video]

Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI
Frazer Harrison/Getty Images for AFI
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The Music World Remembers Mike Nichols [Video]

Tinseltown lost a legend when director Mike Nichols died on Wednesday, but the music world lost a hero too. Nichols was able to create soundtracks for his movies from popular music, a practice that at the time of movies like "The Graduate," was not common. 

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Bill Cosby Addresses Rape Allegations in Uncomfortable AP Interview [Video]

Bill Cosby has stayed mum on the allegations he raped several women, but now video has surfaced in which he tackles the subject. And it's what happened after the interview that's making waves.

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Kena Betancur/Getty Images
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Mike Nichols: ‘The Graduate’ Director Dead at 83 [Video]

One of Hollywood's great filmmakers has passed away -- "The Graduate" director Mike Nichols has died at age 83.

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