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HBO to Offer Standalone Streaming Service in 2015

HBO subscriptions have been something of a running joke through the TV industry, with a great many of the network's loyal fans sharing HBOGO passwords to avoid expensive cable packages, previously the only mean with which to watch shows like 'Game of Thrones' or 'True Detective.' Now, the company has finally acquiesced, and announced an independent streaming service due out in 2015.

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Warner Bros. Announces ‘Wonder Woman,’ ‘Justice League’ Release Dates; Confirms Aquaman, Flash Casting

Not to be outdone by the big 'Captain America 3'/Civil War announcement from earlier this week, Warner Bros. dropped some superhero news of their own. They've confirmed their 2017, 2018 and 2019 superhero movies as well as announced some new casting for members of the new Justice League.

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The U.S. Supreme Court in Washington, D.C. (Photo: Alex Wong/Getty Images)
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Grand Rapids’ People’s Law School

Last night was the first installment of the "People's Law School" in Grand Rapids.  It's something that has been done in Lansing for several years that attorneys and firms are now bringing to GR.

I signed up for it because I've always been fascinated by the legal system and the law

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‘Friends’ Coming to Netflix in 2015

Not to be outdone by HBO's announcement of a standalone streaming service (although totally outdone by Warner Bros.' DC slate), Netflix has picked up a few 'Friends' of its own, 236 to be exact. The streaming service confirms today that all episodes of Monica, Chandler, Joe, Rachel, Phoebe and Ross will be ready to watch in time for New Years' 2015, as announced by Gunther and the Rembrandts.

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Are Michigan Men Immature? [Infographic]

98.7 WFGR's Craig Russell posted Tuesday about Michigan men being very unlikely to "take a wife", based on a study by Pew Research.

Well now, the Estately real estate blog has played that out further, adding other factors to determine that men in Michigan are the sixth most immature in the nation -- behind top-ranked Rhode Island.

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Elizabeth Pena, Famed Hispanic Actress, Dies at 55

Elizabeth Peña, the beloved hispanic actress known for early roles in films like 'La Bamba,' 'Down and Out in Beverly Hills,' and '*batteries not included,' has sadly passed away at the age of 55, according to her nephew. Peña had recently finished filming on the first season of the El Rey Network series 'Matador.'

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2015 Oscars Tap Neil Patrick Harris to Host

If 'Gone Girl' hadn't made it official already, Neil Patrick Harris remains every bit a star of the silver screen as on TV and stage. And so, the 2015 Oscars have followed suit in recruiting the acclaimed personality to host the Academy Awards on ABC this coming February.

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Grand Rapids Voted Best Beer Town in the USA

Grand Rapids wins another title in the name of craft beer!

Already the reigning Beer City USA, Grand Rapids has now claimed the title  “Best Beer Town in the USA” in USA Today's and 10Best's annual poll.

The honor was just bestowed at noon. Tampa; Asheville, N.C.; Bend, Ore.; and Fort Collins, Colo., were also in the top five.

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Grand Rapids Is No. 2 Cheapest Foodie Town In U.S.!

We did it again! Grand Rapids made another best of list.

This time our love of craft beer and food has put Grand Rapids in the national spotlight!

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New Brewery Coming to Cedar Springs [Video]

West Michigan's beer fever is spreading!

After last week's announcement that New Holland Brewing is coming to Grand Rapids, WZZM-13 reports there is another brewery on the horizon in Cedar Springs.

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Well, Greenville Had Lowest Gas Prices In the Nation [Video]

Well, Greenville had the lowest gas prices in the nation.

Had, but not anymore.

In a surprising move, the oil companies realized that Michigan had some of the lowest -- if not THE -- lowest gas per gallon price in the nation. So, they stopped that crap in a big hurry.

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‘Captain America 3′ Recruits Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man to Begin Civil War Storyline

Well that certainly escalated quickly: over the last couple of weeks Robert Downey Jr. has played rather coy about what's next for Tony Stark and Iron Man in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but now it looks like we know the answer, as he's just been recruited for 'Captain America 3,' in a storyline that's said to bring Marvel's Civil War arc to the big screen -- which is a rather huge development.

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