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‘Star Trek 3’ Will Have the ‘Spirit of the TV Show,’ According to Writer and Star Simon Pegg

It was good news when Roberto Orci left the director’s chair on Star Trek 3. It was really good news when Fast and Furious franchise director Justin Lin took over. And it was even better news when it was announced that Simon Pegg would take over scripting duties, officially getting us excited for the third installment in the franchise after the somewhat disappointing Star Trek Into Darkness. And now Pegg is getting our hopes up even more, promising that the upcoming sequel is inspired by the original Star Trek television series.

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Downton Abbey Ending Season 6 Series Finale Confirmed
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‘Downton Abbey’ Confirmed to End With Season 6

Set down that saucer of tea and wipe away the crumpets, shocking news lies in store. After six decadent seasons spent at the luxurious Downton Abbey, producers have officially confirmed that the Crawley family will say goodbye. The final episode will air later on this year, but when, your servants inquire?

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Grand Rapids Symphony Becomes Pokemon Trainers with ‘Pokemon: Symphonic Evolutions’ [Video]

Calling all Pokemon trainers!

The time has come for the Grand Rapids Symphony to set out on an adventure of epic proportions to defeat Gym Trainers, earn badges and defeat their rival Gary Oak -- and maybe even find a Mew along the way.

The music of Pokemon will come to life with the Grand Rapids Symphony!

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Photo Courtesy of the West Michigan Whitecaps
Photo Courtesy of the West Michigan Whitecaps
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Hot-To-Tot Wins 2015 West Michigan Whitecaps’ Food Vote

The votes have been tallied, and the winner of the sixth annual West Michigan Whitecaps food contest is Hot-To-Tot.

The buffalo chicken and bleu cheese covered tater tot concoction will be on the menu at Fifth Third Ballpark this season.

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King of the Wing 2015 Rocked Grand Rapids with Amazing Chicken Wings [Photo/Video]

The third annual King of the Wing hit The Grand Woods Lounge in downtown Grand Rapids on Wednesday night.

Everyone got to enjoy some amazing chicken wings courtesy of the competitors, who really took their wings to the next level!

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Wayland Union Girls’ Basketball’s Presley Hudson Named High School Athlete of the Week [Video]

Presley Hudson, a senior who led the Wayland Union High School girls' basketball team to conference and district titles this season, has been named Meijer-97.9 WGRD High School Athlete of the Week.

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Yankee Players Recreate The Great Bambino Scene From ‘The Sandlot’ [Video]

The 1993 film The Sandlot is considered by many to be high on the list of the best baseball movies of all time.

The story features a scene where a baseball autographed by Babe Ruth gets put into play in a game. The kid who stole the ball from his Dad has no idea who Babe Ruth is, much to the chagrin of his teammates, who let him know how important it is.

Now, the New York Yankees have re-created the scene, demonstrating for posterity how bad athletes trying to act can be.

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