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Academy Revokes Oscar Nomination for ‘13 Hours’ Sound Mixer

Every year, a handful of blockbuster movies get to tout themselves as Academy Award nominees due to their technical prowess. Thanks to categories like Visual Effects and Production Design, tonight you will hear phrases such as “Academy Award nominee Passengers” and “Academy Award nominee Suicide Squad” uttered with an entirely straight face. And while we might make jokes about the movies as a whole, there’s no denying that the technicians who work on these films are always extremely deserving of these honors. The technical categories at the Oscars are the one place where the process matters more than the final result.

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Actor Bill Paxton Dies at Age 61

Actor Bill Paxton, well-known for his roles in 'Titanic', 'Twister', 'Aliens', and HBO's 'Big Love', has died at the age of 61 due to complications from surgery.

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Remember When Leonard Nimoy Recorded a Johnny Cash Song?

When Leonard Nimoy passed away on Feb. 27, 2015, he left behind a vast legacy as an actor and director. But the entertainer was significantly lesser-known for a brief stint as a country singer.

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Razzies Name ‘Hillary’s America’ and ‘Batman v Superman’ the Worst Films of 2016

The Razzies are a tough award show to love. Oh, I’m sure plenty of people probably read the headline to this article and  —  depending on their opinion of both Dinesh D’Souza and the DC Cinematic Universe  —  found great comfort in the public mockery of Hillary’s America and Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice. But while awards shows in general might serve the noble purpose of raising awareness about powerful films, the annual Razzies Awards often feel like you’re kicking someone when they’re already down. They’ve already flopped with audiences and critics; throwing a Razzie award at them is the Hollywood equivalent of kicking them when they’re down.

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Bon Jovi Ultimate VIP Contest Details Week of 2/25-3/3/17

If you want the info on how to win the Ultimate VIP Package for the  Bon Jovi show at the Joe on March 29th here's what you need to know!!

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Michigan State University Bans… White Boards?!

College Students at Michigan State University...take down those white boards!

Administrators at Michigan State University have introduced a new policy which will go into effect this Fall. The policy will prohbit students from hanging white boards outside of their dorm rooms. The move is an effort to prevent racist messages from being written on the dry erase boards.

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Tracy Morgan Is ‘Staying Alive’ With His Own Netflix Comedy Special

Nary a day seems to pass without Netflix’s comedy vacuum sucking up the next A-list special, though why complain? Adored icon and survivor Tracy Morgan now joins Louis C.K., Sarah Silverman, Dave Chappelle and more with a new standup comedy special, set to debut in May.

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What, You Thought Meryl Streep Wasn’t Going to Be an Oscar Presenter?

Meryl Streep is getting another opportunity to spit some political fire all over the Dolby Theatre on Sunday. Today the Academy revealed that yes, of course Streep would be among the presenters at this year’s ceremony, probably hoping for another rousing speech from the actress who’s made it known that she won’t take any nonsense from anyone, not even from the highest office in the land.

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Former President Barack Obama Watched Everything from ‘La La Land’ to ‘Monster Trucks’ in the White House

It’s no secret that Barack Obama is a total cinephile — last year he and Michelle named their favorite films of 2015 (The Martian and Inside Out, respectively), and a few months ago he even listed his favorite sci-fi movies (mostly the agreed-upon classics). Being the President comes with its fair share of perks, including first access to any new releases he wants to watch. Now we know what was on the list he requested for his swanky White House screening room.

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The New ‘Star Wars: Aftermath’ Novel Could Explain the Origins of the Knights of Ren

For every cool new character The Force Awakens introduced, and every familiar face it brought back, ten new questions popped up in their wake. It’s been more than thirty years since Darth Vader’s death and the destruction of the Empire, and the galaxy has changed quite a bit since then. Plenty of new players have entered the game, including a mysterious organization known as the Knights of Ren. Our buddy Kylo Ren is one of these Dark Side fanatics, but he seems to be the only one. So, what happened to the other Knights of Ren? And how are they, exactly?

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Our Interview With Andrew, A Grandville Teen Hoping For Cards From the Public For His Birthday

We got a chance to talk with Andrew and his mom Sarah about how many cards they've received so far, and also the things that Andrew is really into. Andrew's birthday is March 4, so be sure to send your card soon!

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Mark Wahlberg Says No Wahlburgers For You, West Michigan!

After much speculation, we know one thing about Mark Wahlberg's visit to West Michigan this week: it had NOTHING to do with his Wahlburgers restaurants.

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