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No, ‘Fuller House’ Didn’t Really Want Elizabeth Olsen to Play Michelle

The absence of Michelle seemed not to hamper Netflix’s Fuller House revival, which only made the omission more notable with bizarrely bitter meta-references to the Olsen twins. One surprising story saw John Stamos admitting he’d approached Elizabeth Olsen for the role, but according to Fuller House bosses, a recast Michelle was never in question.

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West Michigan’s First Chick-fil-A FINALLY Gets an Opening Date!

FINALLY! The wait is (almost) over!

West Michigan's first Chick-fil-A announced that they will be opening Thursday, January 12th. The announcement was made on their Facebook page in the comments section...

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Watch the Full Game Broadcast of the Detroit Lions Last Playoff Win from 1991

Things look promising for the Detroit Lions during the 2016 season for making the playoffs. And who knows, maybe even winning a post season game, something they haven't done since 1991. Now that the Cubs have won the World Series, all bets are off for streaks in sports.

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How the World has Changed Since the Last Detroit Lions Playoff Win

The Detroit Lions are playing with confidence, finding ways to win and own first place in the NFC North. Yes, the Detroit Lions.

The Lions still have work to do to get to the playoffs, but the opportunity is there.

Here's a look at how the world has changed since the last time the Lions won a playoff game.

It's been a while.

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Sons Of Serendip To Perform Christmas Concert At First United Methodist Sunday [Video]

If you're a fan of NBC's 'America's Got Talent', you'll recognize this band from the 2014 season when they finished as a runner up.

The Sons of Serendip will perform two Christmas themed shows Sunday at the unique church venue at First United Methodist Church, 227 E. Fulton.

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FBI Agent Charged with Felonies for Shooting at a Grand Rapids Police Officer

An FBI Agent from Las Vegas was arraigned Wednesday morning on three felony charges after shooting at a Grand Rapids police officer early Tuesday morning.

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Get Special Pricing on Grand Rapids on Tap Tickets Just in Time For Christmas

Sure, the weather out there in West Michigan doesn't have you thinking warm thoughts, but summer will be back before you know it and so will Grand Rapids on Tap...

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Stores with the Best Return Policies in West Michigan

While the mall and stores are currently filled with holiday shoppers, pretty soon it will be the opposite.

The day after Christmas is the unofficial holiday of "Returning Day" (I just made that up)...

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Johnny Depp Is Hollywood’s Most Overpaid Actor For the Second Year in a Row

Every year, Forbes releases rankings of the highest-paid and highest-grossing actors around the world, but their most interesting list comes a little later in the year when the publication unveils their annual rundown of the most overpaid actors in Hollywood. Unsurprisingly, Johnny Depp’s name tops the list for the second year in a row — and yet, sadistic Hollywood executives just keep right on putting him and his big dumb hats in big budget blockbusters.

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Here’s What Happens When You Ask Siri About ‘Westworld’

We’d already confirmed that Siri has an HBO GO subscription by her responses to Game of Thrones Season 6 questions, so it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Apple’s own Host-in-the-making watches Westworld as well. See what violent delights have violent ends when you ask Siri about all things Westworld.

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Grand Rapids Homeless Man Leaves Heartwarming Note [Video]

A couple of guys who live downtown left some food out for the homeless, and what they received back was both heartwarming and heartbreaking.

It's reminder of how much a simple act of kindness can mean to a person.

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Gilda’s LaughFest Announces First Round of Talent and Introduces New Festival Badges

Joanne from the nation’s first-ever community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, stopped by The River on Wednesday, December 7th and announced the first round of talent and shows scheduled for the festival’s seventh year to be held March 9 to 19, 2017, in downtown Grand Rapids, and surrounding communities. New this year, details were released regarding LaughFest Badges, which allow individuals access to various aspects of the festival depending on the level of badge purchased.

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