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‘The Daily Show’ Names Trevor Noah as Jon Stewart’s Replacement

The Daily Show and Comedy Central have announced that, after a long search with many rumored candidates, Trevor Noah will succeed the retiring Jon Stewart as the host of the late night program. Noah, a 31-year-old stand-up comedian, has served as a correspondent for the show but, so far, has only made three appearances.

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7 Incredible Tom Izzo Stats to Celebrate Michigan State’s Latest Final Four

Tom Izzo and MSU have been pretty incredible. But you really don't appreciate it just how incredible they've been until you see the numbers.

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Michigan State Makes NCAA Final Four with 76-70 OT Win Over Louisville [Photos]

Travis Trice had 17 points and Denzel Valentine had 15 points and seven rebounds to lead Michigan State past Oklahoma 62-58 on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Syracuse, N.Y.

Branden Dawson added nine points and 11 rebounds and Bryn Forbes had 14 points for the eighth-seeded Spartans (27-11), who advanced to the Final Four with the triumph at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome.

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‘SNL’ Sets Michael Keaton and Taraji P. Henson as April Hosts

SNL will Rock Studio 8H once again this weekend in returning Furious 7 star Dwayne Johnson to the stage, but April may yet have even more gold in mind. Birdman star Michael Keaton will return to SNL as our first April host, followed by the unstoppable juggernaut of Empire breakout Taraji P. Henson.

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Heart, Joan Jett & The Blackhearts Kick It For Grand Rapids Fans [Video]

By John Sinkevics | Local Spins

As Ann Wilson put it on Saturday night, midway through Heart’s set in front of several thousand gleeful fans at Van Andel Arena, “In the ’70s, there weren’t really any women in rock ‘n’ roll. Women were in the basement and the garage trying to get it right.”

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‘SNL:’ Dwayne Johnson Returns as President ‘The Rock’ Obama

There are few impersonations on SNL we enjoy as much as Jay Pharoah’s President Barack Obama, the chief subject of the latest episode’s cold open. But in a nice twist, the leader of the free world soon finds himself transforming into a monster of a man. Did you really think SNL would get Dwayne Johnson to guest host and not bring back The Rock Obama?

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15 Facts You May Not Know About ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’

There’s a running joke in Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade that Indy took his nickname from the family dog. That joke has some truth to it though because as George Lucas was developing Raiders of the Lost Ark, he actually named the character after his dog, Jones (the “Indiana” was a riff on Steve McQueen character Nevada Smith). Coincidentally, the same dog was the inspiration for Chewbacca in Star Wars. Need more Raiders of the Lost Ark facts? Throw us the idol and we’ll throw you the latest episode of You Think You Know Movies!

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Director James Wan Still Has Trouble Watching the ‘Furious 7’ Ending

Fast and Furious 7 is an emotional movie; there's no getting around that. There were few dry eyes after the screening we attended. But, if it's this emotional for people who are watching the movie, can you imagine what it must be like for the people who made the movie, and knew Paul Walker? We spoke to director James Wan who told us that it's still so hard, he has to get up and leave the theater during the film's ending.

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‘Star Trek’ TV Return Eyed at CBS

Star Trek’s rebooted cinematic tenure under J.J. Abrams has led to diminishing returns, Star Trek 3 just barely making it off the ground, leading many to wonder when Gene Roddenberry’s iconic franchise might return to its TV roots. That time may already be upon us, CBS is reportedly looking to boldly go forward with a new TV Star Trek.

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Grand Rapids Native Father Pete McCormick is Chaplain for the Notre Dame Men’s Basketball Team [Video]

All eyes are on the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament.

If you look closely you may find a familiar face on Notre Dame's bench.

Father Pete McCormick, a Grand Rapids native, is Chaplain for the Notre Dame men's basketball team.

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Steven Spielberg Set to Direct ‘Ready Player One’

Well, this was unexpected. After a few years of development, Warner Bros. is officially moving forward with a big screen adaptation of Ernest Cline’s Ready Player One and they’re doing so with the director most likely to break the brains of the novel’s biggest fans: Steven Spielberg. Yes, Spielberg is going to direct a science fiction story powered by raw ‘80s nostalgia for the same studio where he produced Gremlins and The Goonies.

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Michigan State Advances to NCAA Elite 8 with 62-58 Win Over Oklahoma [Photos]

Travis Trice had 24 points, Denzel Valentine had 18 points and Branden Dawson added six points and 11 rebounds to lead Michigan State past Oklahoma 62-58 on Friday night in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Syracuse, N.Y.

The eight-seeded Spartans (26-11) advanced to the Elite Eight in the East Region with the triumph at Syracuse University's Carrier Dome.

Third-seeded Oklahoma (24-11) got 21 points from Buddy Hield and 16 points and seven rebounds from TaShawn Thomas.

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