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Meet Your New ‘Star Wars: Episode 7’ Character: Captain Phasma

Last week saw the official announcement of some of the new 'Star Wars: Episode 7' characters' names. There was Kylo Ren, Finn, Rey, BB-8, and who could forget Poe Dameron. But, there's one more new 'Star Wars' character whose name has been revealed and if you thought "Kylo Ren" sounded silly, wait until you hear this: Captain Phasma.

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Grand Rapids Is Up For Best Holiday Main Street Award

This Mercantile Bank submitted photo of skaters enjoying the rink at Rosa Parks Circle in the midst of the Grand Rapids Art Museum's holiday finery as been nominated for a Best Holiday Main Street.

How can you help? Simply by liking the photo online. Details follow.

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First Look at Iron Man’s New ‘Avengers 2’ Armor

As major movie productions keep on getting more secretive, even the best laid plans keep on getting foiled by one thing: merchandising. Yes, hide you costumes and characters and plot points all you want, because when the toys arrive, all bets are off! The latest casualty in this very silly war is Iron Man’s new armor (the Mark XLIII), which was supposedly going to make its debut at some point in ‘Avengers 2’ but can now be clearly seen, examined, and salivated over in toy form.

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Latest Forecast Predicts White Christmas for West Michigan

As we were sweating out a 50 degree day today the chance of a white Christmas seemed distant, but the latest weather model suggests otherwise predicting almost 4 inches of snow.

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The Grinch Tries Yoga [Video]

I saw this video floating around today and got a good laugh.

The yoga instructor says: "All of the sounds that are trapped in your mind ... " just before the Grinch ... .

Well, just watch as the Grinch tries doing yoga!

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Return to Grand Rapids’ Christmas Past

Our friends at Fubble Entertainment will honor the memory of Grand Rapids' Christmas past with the taping of a local holiday special tonight at the Wealthy Theatre.

And here's how you can attend!

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Weekend Box Office Report: Audiences Pass Over ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings’

Sometimes, a film can effortlessly open at number one at the box office while still being a pretty huge disaster. This is the case with ‘Exodus: Gods and Kings,’ which rode a wave of terrible reviews and an even more terrible marketing campaign to a hugely disappointing start. With a lot of big movies opening the next two weeks, the new Biblical epic won’t even find time to grow some legs. Chances are strong that it is dead on arrival.

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Hudsonville Ice Cream’s New Winter Flavors Now Available In Stores

Those of you who have been waiting patiently to try the winner of Hudsonville Ice Cream’s winter contest will have to wait no more. Hudsonville's new winter seasonal flavors are now available in stores.

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Detroit One Win From Playoff Spot, Other Things We Learned In NFL Week 15

Detroit is now tied with Green Bay for the lead in their division; four teams qualified for the postseason; and just two weeks remain to fill out the rest of the NFL playoffs field.

Here’s a recap of Week 15's action.

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Grand Rapids native and champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., has made the top 10 in Forbes' Celebrity 100 list. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
Grand Rapids native and champion boxer Floyd Mayweather, Jr., has made the top 10 in Forbes' Celebrity 100 list. (Photo: Harry How/Getty Images)
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Boxing Champ Floyd Mayweather, Jr., Calls Out Manny Pacquaio For May Bout [Video]


Floyd "Money" Mayweather, Jr.,
says he's ready to fight.

The question is when Manny Pacquaio will come around to do that with the 37-year-old boxing champion from Grand Rapids and now of Las Vegas.

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Amazing Flash Mob at RiverTown Crossings! [Video]

Flash mobs always seem to happen at big train stations in big cities where they can pull off flash mobs, right>

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It’s Not Always the Thought That Counts with Gift Giving

'Tis the season to be gift giving.

Right?

Well, maybe not.

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