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Exterminators Tackle Growing U.S. Bed Bug Problem
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Bed Bugs a Growing Problem in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids has again landed on Orkin's annual list of the Top 50 Bed Bug Cities. This year, Grand Rapids climbed three spots on the list.

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Debra Messing Says ‘Will and Grace’ Revival Reports Are ‘Wrong’

Will & Grace fans eager for a revival after the 2016 election short got a shot in the arm with star Leslie Jordan’s announcement that a 10-episode order was already placed, but you know what they say when things sound too good to be true. That Debra Messing will publicly humiliate you over them.

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Report: ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival in ‘Conversations’ for Sundance Event

We still don’t exactly know when in 2017 the new Twin Peaks will premiere, let alone when to expect a possible trailer or photos, but attendees of this year’s Sundance Film Festival may get a little of that fine coffee. Conversations are apparently taking place for Twin Peaks to have a presence at the event later on in January.

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32 Unforgettable Moments from Western Michigan’s Appearance in the 2017 Cotton Bowl

The Western Michigan University Broncos lived their Row the Boat mantra all the way through the 2016 season and came up just a touchdown shy of a victory in the Cotton Bowl against Wisconsin.

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The 7 Best #RTB Tweets from the 2017 Cotton Bowl

While the outcome of the 2017 Cotton Bowl wasn't what fans of WMU had hoped for, still social media was busy tweeting during the game. Here are the top #RTB tweets from today.

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Too Many Holes in the Boat: Western Michigan Loses Cotton Bowl

Unfortunately the fairy tale season for Western ended by getting bit by a Badger. The Western Michigan University Broncos lost to the University of Wisconsin Badgers 24-16 in this year's Cotton Bowl.

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Check Out the New ‘Beauty and the Beast’ TV Spots, Go Ahead, Be Our Guest

Despite volumes of scholarship from feminist theorists on its undertones of spousal abuse and insidious romanticizing of male brutality, Disney‘s Beauty and the Beast has remained a cherished childhood favorite worldwide. Kids love talking furniture, go figure. The live-action remake starring Emma Watson and an unrecognizable Dan Stevens is hot on the way to its March 17 release, and Disney has now released two new TV spots to further amp up the anticipation. In the first, embedded above, the Beast implores lovely Belle to “think of the one thing you’ve always wanted, and feel it in your heart.” We get a glimpse of the timeless ballroom-waltz scene, some barroom carousing from Gaston, and yet another look at the deeply unsettling character designs for Lumiere and Cogsworth.

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A New Nighttime Show Will Add an Extra Dose of Magic to Harry Potter Theme Park

Stocks in magic are down. Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them was less than fantastic (hey-o), the much-touted stage play Harry Potter and the Cursed Child won’t come to Broadway for months, and we can assume that the constant onslaught that was 2016 sapped many children of their belief in the wonder of magic. The Harry Potter-industrial complex needs a shot in the arm, and head honchos over at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter theme park may have just the thing to inspire a little excitement.

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Tyrus Wong, Unsung Inspiration Behind ‘Bambi,’ Dies at 106

Walt Disney exerted an almost dictatorial command of the authorship behind the early films of the Mouse House; they were all to be Walt Disney productions, unmistakable for any other. But plenty of phenomenally talented artists went unrecognized for years, even as their handiwork became world famous and molded the childhoods of millions of viewers. Tyrus Wong was one such artist. Deadline confirms that he died at the age of 106 on Friday, leaving behind a legacy woven into the fabric of children’s entertainment.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7 Production Taking As Long As Full Season

Among the myriad reasons presented for Game of Thrones Season 7 shrinking to seven episodes over the usual ten, producers explained that the level of production could no longer accommodate so many episodes a year. Now, comments from star Iain Glen support that, noting that Season 7 will take just as long to film as full seasons.

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The Cotton Bowl’s ArtPrize Moment: Giant Mascots Made of Tires

Remember when Dallas was going to host an expansion of ArtPrize?

The three-year agreement was set to begin in 2016, but ArtPrize Dallas was cancelled because of funding and some who "saw the concept as threatening to the status quo."

It seems Dallas is having second thoughts after introducing two ArtPrize-like sculptures made out of tires.

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Carrie Fisher-Debbie Reynolds HBO Doc ‘Bright Lights’ Sets Early Premiere

Yesterday saw HBO announcing a tribute to the late Carrie Fisher via encore presentation of her adapted Wishful Drinking, and the network will waste little time paying tribute to her mother Debbie Reynolds as well. The official release of upcoming mother-daughter documentary Bright Lights has now been scheduled for early January as well.

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