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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘American Sniper’ Takes Out ‘Blackhat’

A lot of people are going to act like they didn’t see the enormous success of ‘American Sniper’ coming, but the signs were all there. On top of the promising limited release numbers, there was the awards buzz. On top of that, there were the names of director Clint Eastwood and star Bradley Cooper. On top of that, the subject matter of the film is inherently attractive to the same category of moviegoer that makes Christian-themed films into massive hits. ‘American Sniper’ had one doozy of a weekend, but it’s not that surprising.

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Max Scherzer Reportedly Close to Signing with Washington Nationals

Last offseason, Scherzer reportedly turned down a six-year $144 million offer from the Tigers. It is widely believed he is looking for a $200-plus million contract.

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‘Community’ Season 6 Sets March Premiere on Yahoo Screen

We’re still pinching ourselves at the notion that ‘Community’ survived to its sixth season after all, but Yahoo Screen will have much more than a pinch this March. The Greendale gang has officially set a March return for the ostensibly final season of ‘Community’ (assuming #SixSeasonsAndAMovie), also revealing their episode schedule.

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Usher, Janelle Monae, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Willie Nelson Headline Stevie Wonder Grammy Salute [Audio/Video]

The first performers for the special "Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute" concert next month have been announced.

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Students Can See ‘Selma’ for Free on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day [Video]

Students who have the day off from school on Monday can see the movie "Selma" for free.

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The White House Brings Big Block of Cheese Day Back January 21, with ‘The West Wing’ Helping Out [Video]

The White House claims it's dedicated to making President Barack Obama's administration the most open and accessible in history.

So, it's bringing back the publicly-accessible Big Block of Cheese Day on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

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Sunday Morning: 15 Facts About ‘8 Mile’

Did you know that Eminem has more Oscars than Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Cruise and Johnny Depp? Combined? Eminem won the Oscar for Best Song (“Lose Yourself”) in 2003, but didn’t even bother showing up to the awards presentation because he thought there was no chance we’d ever win. This and more on Eminem and ‘8 Mile’ in the latest installment of You Think You Know Movies!

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Real Estate Agents Tip Ann Arbor Pizza Delivery Driver Over $2,000 [Video]

After the viral video of a pizza delivery man being harassed by rude employees at a used car dealership in Massachusetts, it's nice to see people doing a really generous thing for someone in the service industry.

Brian LeFevre, manager at Pizza House in Ann Arbor got a call Thursday morning from a man who requested on pizza be delivered to the Sheraton Hotel.

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Mother of Late Trayvon Martin Keynotes GRCC, GVSU and Davenport Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebrations

Grand Rapids Community College's 29th annual the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration is being highlighted by a commemoration program Monday night with keynote speaker Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teen-ager Trayvon Martin.

Also, Fulton is speaking at Grand Valley State University's program on Monday afternoon in Allendale and at Davenport University's guest lecture on Tuesday morning in Caledonia.

Trayvon was fatally shot in February 2012 by a neighborhood watch patrolman.

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Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival Confirms Kyle MacLachlan’s Return

Showtime shocked us all with the announcement that ‘Twin Peaks’ would return as a series in 2016 under creator David Lynch, though predictably few details were available just yet. Now, the most burning question about the darkly surreal drama’s return has been answered, confirming Kyle MacLachlan’s reprisal of Dale Cooper.

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Parents Tell Freaked-Out Kids How Babies Are Made [Video]

Learning about the birds and the bees from your parents can be uncomfortable. Doing it in front of a camera kicks it up a notch.

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WGRD Pond Hockey Classic 2015 Rocks Richmond Park January 23-25 in Grand Rapids [Video]

97.9 GRD Rocks will host the fourth annual WGRD Pond Hockey Classic, presented by Labatt Blue and Dematic.

More than 40 teams will play on the frozen surface at Richmond Park in Grand Rapids starting Friday night (Jan. 23) and running through Sunday, Jan. 25. Division finals will be the afternoon of Jan. 25.

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