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Watch a Time-Lapse Video of West Michigan Whitecaps Rebuilding Fifth Third Ballpark

Check out this time-lapse video of the Whitecaps rebuilding Fifth Third Ballpark and get ready for baseball!

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Professor Makes Student Answer Phone On Speaker; He Will Probably Never Do That Again! [Video]

File this under awkward!

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‘SNL’ and Anna Kendrick Take on ‘The Little Mermaid’

Sometimes, 'SNL' creates a sketch that aims for a very specific demographic and just goes all-out in its attempt to win over that specific audience. We can argue as to whether or not this 'The Little Mermaid' sketch starring guest host Anna Kendrick is successful, but it's the kind of thing that was certainly designed to appeal to viewers who grew up with Disney, have a thing for 'Pitch Perfect,' and can recognize lousy modern pop songs.

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‘How I Met Your Mother’ Series Finale Alternate Ending to Be Included on DVD

Only days out of the box, and 'How I Met Your Mother' series finale controversy continues to rage on the internet, the most recent development of which saw 20th Century Fox TV shutting down a popular fan edit that removed the two-most polarizing twists. Now, it seems fans may get their wish, as the series' DVD and home releases will contain an alternate ending to the "Last Forever" finale that so many fans abhorred.

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‘Police Academy’ Franchise Getting Reboot

Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele, known for their sketch show 'Key & Peele,' are two of the hottest comedic performers working today so it's no surprise they've been offered a plum movie deal. In this case the duo have signed on to produce the 'Police Academy' reboot for New Line.

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break

Hahaha! I have so much fun looking for dog videos to share with you. And on Friday's, I like to post ones that I find extra amusing or cute.

So today, I want you to meet Drake!  Drake seems to have problems waking up every morning (something to which I can relate)

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New Movie This Week: ‘Captain America: The Winter Soldier’ [Video]

It's the return of the 'Avengers' franchise, with the latest entry starring everyone's favorite star-spangled superhero with a shield.

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“Got Milk” Campaign Is Winding Down

Lots of us grew up with the "Got Milk" ad campaign. Who doesn't remember seeing TV ads, magazine ads or even outdoor billboard with some celebrity sporting a milk mustache?

You probably won't be seeing much more of those

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Spray-On Yoga Pants

Don't know if you've seen this around online, but it's definitely worth a share.  Jimmy Kimmel talked about how LuluLemon yoga pants were being banned in schools because they were too form-fitting and revealing

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Tom Cook’s Workday Dog Break

Since it's almost the end of the week, you may need a short dance break.  In which case, I invite you dance with Harley while he shakes to the song "Shake That..." (The song lyric does have an NSFW word in it, so watch at low or no volume if you're at work!)

 

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‘Game of Thrones’ Showrunners Confirmed Through Season 6, Plus New Trailers!

The future of HBO's 'Game of Thrones' has been literally and figuratively all over the map as we approach season 4 premiere on April 6. Some reports say the George R.R. Martin-adapted series will run for seven seasons, while Martin himself poses 10 with an added movie. Now, we at least have some confirmation 'Game of Thrones' will run at least six seasons, while the latest season 4 trailers have us more and more excited to return to Westeros.

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MDOT considers protected intersections for bicyclists – Is it good idea for Grand Rapids? [Video/Poll]

Protected bike lanes and intersections are gaining popularity across the country and the Michigan Department of Transportation has noticed.

Many bicyclists love them, while some think the concept needs work.

Would protected bike intersections be a good fit in Grand Rapids?

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