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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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Vivica A. Fox Will Return For ‘Independence Day 2’

When Bill Pullman dumped that big “We will not go quietly into the night!” speech at the end of Independence Day, he really wasn’t kidding. Even though Will Smith will not return, Independence Day 2 is still moving forward, like an enormous alien spaceship slowly approaching the Golden Gate Bridge. Late last night, Roland Emmerich tweeted the latest original Independence Day cast member to join the film:

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Boz Scaggs’ New Album ‘A Fool To Care’ Out Next Week; Listen Now On Amazon

Boz Scaggs is releasing his new studio album A Fool To Care on March 31 via 429 Records.

Ahead of that, Amazon is currently streaming the full album exclusively now.

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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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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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West Michigan Easter Egg Hunts — 2015

Easter is on Sunday, April 5.

However, kids don't have to wait that long to get an early taste of a chocolate bunny. There are some Easter egg hunts the weekend before Easter and some the weekend of.

Take a look at our list and have a happy Easter!

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Mr. Orange Conquers West Michigan to Raise Awareness of Childhood Hunger [Photos]

We're joining Kids’ Food Basket on Friday for Go Orange Day by wearing orange to raise awareness of childhood hunger in West Michigan.

Mr. Orange has gotten a head start. He's been wearing orange everywhere and having a little fun too!

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Purse Raised to $2 Million for Meijer LPGA Classic Presented by Kraft [Video]

A $2 million tournament purse certainly takes women's professional golf into the upper levels of women's golf.

That is exactly what the Meijer LPGA Classic presented by Kraft has done. The Grand Rapids tour stop is now one of the most notable tournaments on the women's tour.

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‘Furious 7’ Created Digital Paul Walker For His Unfinished Scenes

When Paul Walker tragically passed away midway through the production of Furious 7, Universal and director James Wan faced a difficult task. Do they scuttle the film or charge ahead, using rewrites and body doubles to finish Walker’s performance? They ultimately went with the latter option but refused to go into any details. Now, a new report confirms that a digitally recreated Walker appears in the film and that he was brought to life by the same company that made Gollum in The Lord of the Rings and Caesar in Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.

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‘Game of Thrones’ Producers Confirm HBO Series Will Spoil Final Books

Once upon a time, Game of Thrones creator George R.R. Martin would casually dismiss notions that HBO’s fantasy smash could ever catch up to his novels. Now, with Season 5 burning to debut on April 12, and two books remaining in Martin’s series, Game of Thrones producers confirm the show will inevitably overtake, and spoil at least some material for readers.

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