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Netflix Wants to Introduce 20 New Original Series Annually

Let’s be honest here: you probably spend more time browsing your options on Netflix Instant than you do actually watching anything. And now to add to your ongoing decision-making dilemma, Netflix’s chief content officer Ted Sarandos has announced that the service plans to start launching 20 (twenty!) new original series a year. Now you’ll never run out of options for weekend binge-watching.

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Grand Rapids Father, Son Reunited After Finding Letter Hidden by Late Wife [Video]

An elderly West Michigan man recently got a real shock when he found out that he had a 61-year-old son, despite trying unsuccessfully to have children with his wife throughout their marriage.

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Michigan Parents Who Refuse to Vaccinate Children Will Now Have to Take Extra Steps

Parents who refuse to get their children vaccinated due to philosophical or religious reasons will now have to take more steps spelled out in a  new policy by the Michigan Department of Community Health.

As of Jan. 1, parents will have to have their vaccination waivers certified by their local health department, WZZM-13 reported.

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10 Ways to Make Valentine’s Day Special on a Budget

Expensive gifts, dinners or trips don't necessarily mean the most for Valentine's Day. They just cost the most.

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Netflix Will Stream ‘The Interview’ Starting Saturday

If you haven’t watched Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg’s ‘The Interview’ yet, either because you’re too cheap to spend $6 to rent it online, or you were worried North Korean hackers would catch you buying it and share your private emails slagging your boss with the world (I’m sorry Mike! When I called you “a giant goober,” I meant that in an affectionate way, like Goobers candy! Which everyone loves!) you are in luck. As part of their quarterly letter to shareholders, Netflix announced that they will “exclusively” offer the comedy to its U.S. and Canadian customers starting this Saturday, January 24. Sorry Netflix Netherlands! You’re out of luck for now.

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Did You Miss Fleetwood Mac Last Night? Don’t Worry, Their Tribute Band Is Coming To Holland [Video]

Every band in America has a tribute band, and Fleetwood Mac has Fleetwood Mix, who will be appearing at the Park Theater in Holland on February 7.

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University of Michigan Fraternities Cause $50,000 In Damages at Northern Michigan Resorts

Three University of Michigan fraternities left a path of destruction at two resorts up north this past weekend. Check out this video of the damage they did.

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‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ Trailer: The Dumbest High Concept in Hollywood History is Back For Another Dip

The original ‘Hot Tub Time Machine’ feels more like something a group of stoners came up with and giggled about for a few hours than an actual movie. And yet, it exists. And it made enough money to justify a sequel. And that sequel now has a new trailer. Ladies and gentlemen, the ‘Hot Tub Time Machine 2’ trailer!

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Retired NHL Star Mike Knuble Talks Pond Hockey [Audio]

Former NHL great Mike Knuble, now retired from hockey and living in Grand Rapids, stopped by "The Jojo Show" on Tuesday to talk about the WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 and his early days skating on ponds in the Kentwood area.

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‘SNL’ Taps J.K. Simmons as Final Host of January

J. K. Simmons has been giving us ‘Whiplash’ for decades now with head-turning performances in everything from ‘Spider-Man’ to ‘The Legend of Korra,’ but with the ‘Kong: Skull Island’ star finally nominated for an Oscar, that most hallowed of New York institutions will give Simmons his due. J.K. will host the final January ‘SNL’ installment of 2015, no “jk” about it.

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What You’re Really Saying on Job Interviews

Think you made the right impression on that job interview? Think again.

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New Kids on The Block, TLC, Nelly Book May 30 Show at Van Andel Arena

New Kids on The Block, with special guests TLC and Nelly, will be hitting the stage at Grand Rapids' Van Andel Arena on May 30 -- a Saturday.

Tickets go on sale on Saturday, Jan. 31.

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