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Helen Mirren Says Her ‘Great Ambition’ Is Being In ‘Fast & Furious’ Movie

Helen Mirren is an Oscar winner and a multi-time Golden Globe winner. She has a few Best Actress awards from the Cannes Film Festival, and a couple Emmys as well. She’s a Dame of the British Empire. As far as actors go, she is amongst the most respected in the entire world.

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‘House of Cards’ Season 4: Netflix Reelects Frank Underwood for 2016

What, you thought Netflix was going to be the one to drag Frank Underwood out of the White House? The House of Cards may fall some day, but the streaming giant has officially voted to reelect its Kevin Spacey political drama for a fourth run in 2016. Mind the subway platform.

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Disney Is Making Live Action ‘Winnie the Pooh’ Movie

It was inevitable: Disney is making a live action Winnie the Pooh movie because of course Disney would make a live action Winnie the Pooh movie. The studio’s tactic of bringing their animated properties into the live action realm has already paid off with Alice in Wonderland, Maleficent and Cinderella, so why not pay another visit to the Hundred Acre Wood and let a live action Christopher Robin hang out with a CGI Piglet?

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Vinyl Is Back, with Styx Pushing Its Eight Albums

Many old-school groups seem to be releasing music this spring, either digitally re-mastered classics or brand spanking new music.

Styx is heading out on tour to support its eight-album vinyl box set collection, which is slated for release May 12. No tour dates have been released yet, although tickets are to be available through Ticketmaster.

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Insane Inflatable 5K Grand Rapids Coming to Millennium Park Adds Second Day in Mid-August [Video]

The Insane Inflatable 5K -- a dynamic fun run series comprised of inflatable obstacles -- coming to Grand Rapids at Millennium Park is now on Aug. 15 and 16.

The second day was just added because of local demand.

The 5-kilometer (3.1-mile run) isn’t focused on running. Instead, it's about having fun negotiating oversized inflatable obstacles on a challenging course requiring imagination, creativity and a heaping helping of insanity.

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East Grand Rapids Boys’ Swimming’s Andy MacGregor Named High School Athlete of the Week

Andy MacGregor, a junior who claimed two individual state titles and was on a state champion relay for East Grand Rapids High School boys' swimming team, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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It’s Hammer Time With These 10 ‘Thor’ Facts

Before Marvel's Thor finally hit theaters in 2011, there were multiple attempts from directors to make a movie based on the popular comic character. Way back in 1991, Sam Raimi (who had just directed Darkman) pitched both Stan Lee and Marvel his take on the Norse god, but the studio “didn’t get it” according to the director. Probably a good thing, because if they did, we might not have the Avengers movies. This is just one of the facts packed into the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies, which heads to Asgard with Thor!

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Fire Breaks out at Grand Rapids’ Red Ball Jet Cafe

UPDATE (11:00 a.m.) The Gilmore Collection (owners of Red Ball Jet Cafe) posted to Facebook to assure their customers that Red Jet is fine and will soon reopen following a Thursday morning fire.

The fire broke out at around 8:00 a.m. at the Red Ball Jet Cafe on Plainfield Avenue. The restaurant was not open for business at the time.

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Allegiant Air Pilots’ Strike Could Affect Grand Rapids Travel This Week

Flying Allegiant Air anytime soon?

A pilots' strike that could begin as early as Thursday (April 2) could impact your spring break travel plans.

Reuters reports that the strike follows more than two years of unsuccessful contract talks and several allegations made by the union and management alike.

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Chocolate and Peanut Butter Is a Knockout for Manny Pacquaio

Butterfinger Cups is touting itself as the go-to treat for Manny "Pacman" Pacquaio, who is the reigning WBO welterweight world champion and is defending his title next month.

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Win a Vacation From Dolphin Vacations!

98.7 WFGR and Dolphin Vacations have teamed up to give you the vacation of a lifetime!

We want to send you on a 7-night Caribbean Cruise on Norwegian Cruise Line!

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Grand Rapids Griffins Prank Fans with Fake Parking Tickets for April Fools’ Day

Parking tickets suck. Think about that feeling of dread you get when you see a ticket on your car.

Then, imagine that feeling turning to joy when you realize it's actually a free ticket to a Grand Rapids Griffins' game!

Nice one, Griffs.

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