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Comic-Con 2014: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 5 Reveals New Cast Members

'Game of Thrones' may not have any new footage to show us at Comic-Con 2014 (they haven't even started filming season 5 yet!), but they didn't show up empty-handed. The HBO series revealed the addition of a few new cast members for the upcoming season, which will see some of the action take place in Dorne, home of the late Prince Oberyn Martell.

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Comic-Con 2014: ‘Game of Thrones’ Debuts a Funny and Foul-Mouthed Blooper Reel

HBO's smash hit 'Game of Thrones' might make for some very serious television, what with all that blood and death and battling and poisoning and dirty political machinations, but that doesn't mean that the series is without its own special humor, even if it not all of it makes its way into the final product. Turns out, when it comes time to film the small screen version of the beloved George R.R. Martin book series, even 'Game of Thrones' can't get away from tongue-twisting misread lines, a few unplanned pratfalls, and some unexpected getting down.

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Comic-Con 2014: Freddie Prinze, Jr. On ‘Star Wars Rebels,’ Hulk Hogan and Thundarr the Barbarian

The first thing you notice about Freddie Prinze Jr. is his almost manic ability to make analogies between almost any subject and professional wrestling. (And considering that Prinze has worked on and off for WWE over the last few years, this wasn't necessarily surprising.) Prinze is at San Diego Comic-Con in support of 'Star Wars Rebels,' the new animated series that takes place between 'Revenge of the Sith' and the original 'Star Wars.' Prinze plays Kanan, a Jedi who survived 'Revenge of the Sith' who hides his Jedi powers so as to not draw attention to himself.

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Grand Rapids Jaycees Asking For Donations To Help Rebuild Santa’s Sleigh

I know that it's only July, but help is needed right now to rebuild Santa's sleigh.

The Grand Rapids Jaycees are attempting to raise $25,000 as part of a "Community Grant Challenge" to rebuild the sleigh that Santa rides into Grand Rapids as the finale of the Art Van Santa Parade every year.( This year's parade will be on November 22nd.)

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New YMCA To Be Built In Cascade Township

The plans for a new YMCA in Cascade has been approved.

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Coast Guard Festival Kicks Off Friday In Grand Haven

Coast Guard Festival kicks off Friday in Grand Haven! This year it is expected to attract thousands of people to the area over the next ten days.

Coast Guard Festival has something for everyone including live music, parades, fireworks, and plenty of food.

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Safe Boating Tip of the Week: Paddle Smart [Sponsored]

Paddle sports are the fastest-growing segment of recreational boating, with more than 300,000 paddle craft, primarily kayaks, being sold annually in the U.S., according to the Water Sports Industry Association and the U.S. Coast Guard.

Kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding, rowing, rafting and various other paddle sports are thrilling, exciting and fun.

Grand Valley Marine, with locations in Grandville and Grand Haven, urge you to paddle smart, regardless of whether you are on an inland lake, river, stream, pond, whitewater course, rapids or one of the Great Lakes like Lake Michigan.

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Fun Trivia With Friday 5 the Hard Way

Here is more fun, useless, trivia from today's show.  It's Friday 5 the Hard Way!

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Gilda’s LaughFest Announces it’s Fifth Anniversary Dates

As fast a this summer seems to be going, March, 2015 will be tomorrow!  But, seriously folks, March, 5 - 15, 2015 will be the 10 funniest days of March, as the nation’s first-ever, community-wide festival of laughter, Gilda’s LaughFest, announced this morning that those are the dates for their fifth anniversary and laughter. 

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‘Twin Peaks’ Prequel ‘Fire Walk With Me’ to Play at UICA

"Twin Peaks" was one of the greatest TV shows of all time. It featured David Lynch ("Blue Velvet", "Mulholland Drive") at his best.

Then again, if you like straightforward storylines that follow tired formulas, you may have hated "Twin Peaks".

"Fire Walk With Me" is the prequel to "Twin Peaks" and it's getting a special showing in Grand Rapids.

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‘Once Upon a Time’ Unveils Their Live-Action Elsa

ABC's series 'Once Upon a Time' has already plowed through a hefty number of fairy tale characters and stories in its three seasons on the air, so it wasn't a huge surprise when the show decided to add in some newish tales -- it was, however, a bit of a shock that they had snagged Disney's smash hit 'Frozen' to make the leap to the small (and live-action) screen.

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New Movies This Week: ‘Lucy,’ ‘Hercules’ and ‘And So It Goes’ [Video]

The box office gets a jolt this week, with a pair of action thrillers making their debuts, plus an easygoing family comedy to put a smile on your face.

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