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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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‘Top Five:’ Chris Rock Makes His Directing Debut [Video]

Chris Rock: Comedian, actor, and now he can add director to his resume with 'Top Five,' a film that had plenty of people talking when it premiered at this year's film festival in Toronto. Paramount wasted no time picking the film up, and it seems like the studio is wasting very little time in getting Rock's very promising directorial debut out there as quickly as possible. Judging by the first trailer, featuring a cast of incredibly funny and talented folks, this is going to be delightful.

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‘Focus’ Trailer: Will Smith and Margot Robbie’s Con-Man Romance

Following yesterday's glimpse at the first images from 'Focus' comes the first official trailer for what's being described as a con-man romance film from the guys who brought us 'Crazy Stupid Love.' In 'Focus,' Will Smith definitely seems to be playing a slick variation on Ryan Gosling's character from their previous film, and if anyone knows how to play slick and charismatic, it's Will Smith, for sure.

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Why Is Pizza So Delicious?

Pizza is the food of the gods. Tell someone you ordered a pizza and there's a 99% chance that person is onboard with the decision. We know it tastes so good, but have you ever wondered just why.

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Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week: South Christian Girls’ Golf Team

The state finals-playing South Christian High School girls' golf team is this week's Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

The team.

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RECALL: Toys R Us Toasters

Mom and Dad, heads up!  There's another recall to tell you about.  This one applies if you've bought items from Toys R Us.

The "Just Like Home Toy Toaster Set" is being recalled by Toys R Us out of concerns that the plastic toast slices will crack, break and create a choke hazard

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There Will Never Be a ‘Back to the Future’ Sequel or Reboot

It's almost surprising at this point that there has not been a 'Back to the Future' reboot or sequel. When you look back at the popular and successful properties of the 80s, there are few that haven't been modernized. Sony is practically falling all over themselves to get a new 'Ghostbusters' in theaters. This year alone saw new 'RoboCop,' 'Muppets,' 'Ninja Turtles,' 'Jump Street' and 'Transformers' movies. But, despite the frequency of these remakes, it doesn't look like you'll ever see a new 'Back to the Future' movie. And, that's a pretty great thing.

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BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration Nov. 8; Top 5 Bacon-Inspired Quotes [Sponsored]

BaCon: A Bacon & Beer Celebration returns for its second annual event on Nov. 8 at The DeltaPlex Arena & Conference Center.

BaCon features bacon-inspired dishes and drinks, with tickets currently on sale.

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Runners Will be Running Wild in Grand Rapids This Weekend

For runners, this weekend is the mother-load of runs in Grand Rapids.

Saturday, October 18, is the Run thru the Rapids, followed by Sunday's Grand Rapids Marathon.

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Grand Rapids NBA Star Chris Kaman Now Blowing Stuff Up On Reality Series [Video]

Former Tri-Unity Christian High School and Central Michgian University hoop star Chris Kaman is going out of his way to prove that Michigan men are indeed immature.

His new web-based reality series, "Exploring Chris Kaman" has Chris and his posse living through a bunch of fun adventures, including fishing for marlin, shooting automatic weapons, blowing stuff up with fireworks and eating fish eyeballs.

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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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