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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Nov. 8; Top 5 Jim Gaffigan Bacon Jokes [Sponsored]

BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration is back for its second annual event Nov. 8 at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features bacon-inspired dishes and drinks for the celebration of all things bacon, and tickets are currently on sale.

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Free Solar Eclipse Viewing Parties in Grand Rapids, Grand Haven

The solar eclipse expected around dusk tonight may be safely seen at viewing parties in Grand Rapids and Grand Haven.

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20 Completely Batty Facts From ‘The Dark Knight’ in One Video

'The Dark Knight' is one of the most popular superhero movies ever. Heck, it might even be one of the most popular movies of any genre in the past 10 years. But, even if you think you've seen and read all there is on 'The Dark Knight,' you still might not know everything there is to know about one of the biggest movies of all-time.

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David Bowie, Neil Young Offering Record Store Day Black Friday Releases [Video]

David Bowie and Neil Young are among the classic rockers contributing to this year's Black Friday haul.

Also, a video showing what your album covers do when no one's looking!

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Slow’s Bar-B-Q Coming To Downtown Market In The Spring

With the specter of winter approaching, it's nice to already have something to look forward come springtime in Grand Rapids. How about delicious, mouth watering bar-b-q from Detroit.

The famed Slow's Bar-B-Q announced they will open a location in the Downtown Market on Ionia Street SW, and I for one, am looking forward to it.

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SNL Leslie Jones Featured Player Cast Promoted
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‘SNL’ Promotes Writer Leslie Jones to Featured Cast Member

'SNL''s additions and subtractions in its first three weeks of the 40th anniversary season have gotten some notable attention, but its first in-house promotion of the season has us a bit more excited. Following her high-profile addition to the writing staff last season, and some standout appearances along the way, Leslie Jones has been promoted to a featured player of the NBC sketch comedy series.

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James Cameron Explains Why Arnold Schwarzenegger is Old in ‘Terminator 5′

Arnold Schwarzenegger is 67 years old, which makes the idea of him playing an ageless, robotic killing machine in the upcoming 'Terminator: Genisys' seem oh-so-very silly [Ed. note: as silly as that title?]. However, it turns out that there's some fairly level-headed science fiction going on the explains Arnie's senior citizen appearance in the new film and it came courtesy of the franchise's original creator, James Cameron.

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You Can Now Buy Ebola Containment Suit as Halloween Costume

A costume company is now selling an Ebola Containment Suit Halloween costume. It includes a white biohazard suit and mask, blue latex gloves, and safety goggles. You'll have to buy your own yellow boots to go with it.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Soundtrack to Be Released on Cassette Tape in November

As successful as 'Guardians of the Galaxy' was at the box-office (and, as the highest-grossing film of the year, it certainly was that), the film's iconic soundtrack was equally as successful. "Awesome Mix Vol. 1" spent two weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 chart and is currently the 10th largest selling album of 2014. You've been able to buy the digital album, the CD, vinyl and even a "Deluxe Edition," but so far, no actual cassette like the mix tape in the film. But, that's all about to change.

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‘The Simpsons’ Parody ‘Archer,’ ‘Adventure Time,’ ‘Despicable Me’ and More in Treehouse of Horror Gag

By now we've seen 'The Simpsons' tackling a number of pop-culture funhouse mirrors of themselves, from the recent 'Family Guy' crossover to last season's LEGO installment, and this year's "Treehouse of Horror" is no different. Watch Homer, Marge, Lisa, Bart and Maggie meet not only their Tracey Ullman counterparts, but countless more parodying anime, 'Adventure Time,' 'Archer' and more from last night's Halloween special!

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Fury’ Rages Past ‘Gone Girl’

Brad Pitt's new World War II drama 'Fury' opened at number at the box office and has officially defined what this October has been about: long, R-rated movies featuring huge movie stars bucking the usual trends and out-grossing their family friendly competition. Between this and 'Gone Girl,' it looks like grown adults are heading to their multiplex more than ever these days.

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