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Gerald is Looking for a Good Home [Sponsored]

Gerald, a nearly 3-year old Terrier, American Staffordshire/Mix, came visiting and Andy Rent talked about him on his "Andy in the Morning" show for Wet Nose Wednesday.

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Jeff ‘The Animal Guy’ Musial Entertains, Informs in East Grand Rapids Shows [Photos]

Jeff "The Animal Guy" Musial visited East Grand Rapids on Sunday.

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Penelope Cruz Will Join Ben Stiller in ‘Zoolander 2’

A sequel to Ben Stiller’s ‘Zoolander’ has been a long time coming. The original movie, which followed the hilariously dumb misadventures of a male model named Derek Zoolander (Stiller), opened in the fall of 2001. 13 years later, work is finally starting to ramp up on the follow-up. Actor and writer Justin Theroux will direct ‘Zoolander 2’ (which should be called ‘2lander,’ for obvious reasons), and Stiller will reprise his role as Zoolander, along with Owen Wilson as his model buddy Hansel and Will Ferrell as the world’s most evil fashion designer Mugatu. Deadline says that the returning cast now has its first new addition in the form of the lovely Penelope Cruz.

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2014 Michigan High School Football State Championship Games Guide: Schedule, Tickets, Parking, TV and More

This weekend, Michigan high school football teams and their supportive communities will travel to Ford Field in Detroit for eight championship games.

We have the full schedule, plus all of the ticket, parking and other information you need to enjoy the games.

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‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ Director James Gunn Reveals “Awesome Mix Vol. 0”

Marvel's ‘Guardians of the Galaxy’ was one of the most surprising blockbusters of 2014 for a variety of reasons, but one of the most interesting side effects of its success is that it got people all over the world listening to a bunch of catchy songs from the '60s and ‘70s. Yes, Star-Lord's “Awesome Mix Vol. 1” mix tape took the world by storm, even reaching number one on the billboard charts. Considering how much the soundtrack informed the tone of the film, it's not surprising that the movie ended with the reveal of an “Awesome Mix Vol. 2,” which we‘ll surely get to hear in the sequel.

Now, director James Gunn has revealed the existence of and “Awesome Mix Vol. 0” playlist.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1’ Tops the Heap

There‘s going to be a lot of blood and ink spilled across the internet on the subject of the opening weekend for ‘The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1.’ Yes, the third film in the series did open significantly lower than its predecessors. Yes, there are definitely people at Lionsgate wringing their hands and trying to figure out why the film opened below expectations. And yet, that opening weekend is still massive. It’s three day total is larger than most movies ever have a chance to make in their entire runs. So, let's have some perspective as we dive into this week’s top 10.

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Heart of West Michigan United Way Needs Volunteers for Reading Program

It's the season of giving, and nothing say giving better that giving time to someone who needs assistance.

This holiday season, consider giving back to our community by becoming a United Way volunteer. Schools of Hope and Kent County Tax Credit Coalition programs are looking for individuals interested in highly rewarding volunteer experiences. Please consider being a part of this great work and showing your support for Kent County!

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Event Wednesday To Entice West Michigan Natives to Move Back [VIDEO]

Many West Michigan Natives are returning home for Thanksgiving this week. There is one local organization hoping to interest them in staying for good.

Hello West Michigan is hosting a special gathering Wednesday night at the B.O.B.

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‘Star Wars: Episode 7′ Trailer Will Debut in Theaters Thanksgiving Weekend

There have been a lot of reports regarding the trailer for ‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens.’ Just last week, news surfaced that Disney planned to attach the first teaser trailer to screenings of ‘The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies,’ which seemed to confirm an earlier rumor, while Disney reps said they had “bigger plans” for their official debut. And now another report has surfaced, claiming that we’ll see the first teaser in theaters as soon as this coming Thanksgiving week. Madness!

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‘Jurassic World’ Teaser Promises to Deliver Our First Trailer on Thanksgiving Day

A few days ago, the YouTube page for Universal Spain posted memorable footage of the cup of water vibrating from ‘Jurassic Park’ as a teaser for ‘Jurassic World,’ which seemed pretty curious. But today brings our first official footage from ‘Jurassic World’ in the form of a far more awesome teaser for the trailer, which will hit the web on Thanksgiving day. If that’s not something to be thankful for, what is?

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Jeff Musial The Animal Guy’s Wildlife Show Hits East Grand Rapids November 23 [Video]

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Grand Rapids the Fourth Smartest City In the U.S.!

Grand Rapids is the one of the smartest cities in the U.S.

But you already knew that! Since you live here, and you listen to this station. You are obviously of higher intelligence.

Now Forbes Magazine confirms your choice of dwelling.

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