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ICYMI: ArtPrize Winner Picked By Craig!

ArtPrize 2014 ended over the weekend, and, in case you missed it, the piece in the Grand Rapids Art Museum titled "Intersections" won not only the public vote, but tied for the judges' selection as well.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Star Dave Bautista Cast as ‘Bond 24′ Villain

We'd previously heard that the 'Bond 24' filmmakers wanted the villain for the upcoming sequel to be unlike the modern day villains and instead a throwback to the big hulking henchmen like Jaws or Oddjob. The casting call was looking for "an imposing, extremely physically fit actor" over 6'2" tall. Not a ton of guys like that around, but the director Sam Mendes didn't have to look further than the biggest movie of the year.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Gone Girl’ Vanquishes the Competition

'Gone Girl' may have barely won its first weekend at the box office over 'Annabelle,' but in its second week of release, it emerged as the real victor. Fighting off tons of new competition, David Fincher's thriller held onto the number one spot and made it look easy.

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October 13 Is National No Bra Day [Video]

Here is one of the national days I can really get behind. For so many reasons. For starters, I love any day I don't have to wear a bra. ;)

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The Walking Dead Season 5 Premiere No Sanctuary Review
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‘The Walking Dead’ Season Premiere Review: ‘No Sanctuary’

‘The Walking Dead’ season 5 brings to life its 1st episode with “No Sanctuary,” as Rick and the other survivors learn the true nature of Terminus, while Carol attempts to aid her friends in escaping the villainous compound, and Tyreese comes to grips with the brutal reality of a new threat.

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‘Joe Dirt 2′ Is in the Works

We never thought in a million years 'Joe Dirt 2' would come to fruition, but never say never, especially when your name is Joe Dirt. He is in the one who said, "Things are gonna happen for me."

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First Four Minutes of ‘The Walking Dead’ Season 5 Premiere [Video]

AMC has released the first four minutes of the Season 5 premiere of 'The Walking Dead' and if you aren't already salivating for the continuing adventures of Rick Grimes and company, then perhaps this teaser will get you pumped up for the premiere set to air tomorrow, Oct. 12.

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The ‘SNL’ Jan Hooks Tribute: Bill Hader and Kristen Wiig Present ‘Love Is But a Dream’

The unfortunate and untimely death of the great Jan Hooks this past week sent the comedy world into mourning, with countless writers and comics stepping forward to pay tribute to the late 'SNL' star. It could have been easy for this week's new episode to gloss over the passing of one of their own (it is a comedy show, after all), but 'SNL' has always been a slightly class institution -- it remembers those who came before.

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Grandville Business On ‘Shark Tank’! [Video]

I have talked about it before: "Shark Tank" is one of my TV guilty pleasures.

It's on Friday nights on ABC, so I miss it sometimes, like many people do. They also rerun it on CNBC weeknights. Bingo!

The other night a business from the Grand Rapids area was featured!

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Exclusive: Sammy Hagar Talks About ‘Paper Money,’ His Last Album With Montrose

We spoke with Sammy Hagar on the 40th anniversary of the release of Montrose's 'Paper Money.'

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ArtPrize 2014: The Winners [Video]

Anila Quayyum Agha’s “Intersections” is the public vote grand prize winner of ArtPrize 2014.

The juried grand prize produced a tie between Quayyum Agha’s “Intersections” at Grand Rapids Art Museum and Sonya Clark’s “The Hair Craft Project” at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University.

Quayyum Agha's wins, announced Friday night in ceremonies at the Grand Rapids Civic Theatre, total $300,000 for the Indianapolis resident.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Animated TV Series Confirmed: Get Your First Look!

As we quickly learned after watching Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' the world has much more love to give to this intergalactic band of superhero misfits. Aside from the upcoming 'Guardians of the Galaxy 2' in 2017, an announcement at New York Comic Con confirms a new animated TV series is coming to Disney XD, and the first poster and test footage for the affair have landed.

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