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‘San Andreas:’ Dwayne Johnson Is Ready to Rumble [Video]

This is a weird instance of art imitating life imitating art. Universal Studios Orlando’s famous old ‘Earthquake’ ride was recently updated and replaced with a similar attraction called ‘Disaster!’ where guests get to experience movie special effects, and become extras in the “ultimate” disaster movie called ‘Mutha Nature,’ which stars none other than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. Next summer, Johnson will be seen in ‘San Andreas,’ which is basically ‘Mutha Nature’ brought to life.

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One Direction Named Billboard’s 2014 Artist of the Year [Video]

With the top grossing tour of the year and a No. 1 Billboard 200 album ("Midnight Memories"), One Direction claimed honors as Billboard's 2014 Artist of the Year.

One Direction's "Midnight Memories" included the hit "Story of My Life." The English-Irish group includes Harry Styles, Zayn Malik, Niall Horan, Liam Payne and Louis Tomlinson.

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‘Frozen’ Soundtrack No. 1 Top-Selling Album On Billboard’s 2014 Chart [Video]

No surprise here, but the "Frozen" soundtrack from Walt Disney Records was ranked the No. 1 best-selling album on the 2014 year-end Billboard 200 chart.

It is the first movie soundtrack to reach No. 1 on the year-end chart since "Titanic" in 1998 and is the first Disney soundtrack to top the chart since "Mary Poppins" in 1965, according to Billboard.

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Lowell Police Surprise Drivers with Christmas Gifts [Video]

We've all experienced that feeling in the pit of our stomach when we see a police car in the rearview mirror. The blue lights start flashing, and our good day just went bad.

Police in Lowell went on a mission to turn people's bad day into good.

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President Barack Obama Takes Over ‘The Colbert Report’ [Video]

"Stephen, you've been taking a lot of shots at my job, I decided I'm going to go ahead and take a shot at yours."

'The Colbert Report' host Stephen Colbert has been teasing his biggest show ever for awhile now, including a stopover in Washington, D.C. and a long-form chat with President Barack Obama, but even he can't possibly have foreseen how that event would turn out. Essentially, it resulted in the talk show host losing his job...to President Obama, who swept on to stage and hijacked the show from an aghast -- but totally willing -- Colbert, only to put his own spin on what it means to host a political chat show. Does Colbert have something to worry about? We vote yes.

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VoicePlay, Street Corner Symphony Part of NBC’s ‘The Sing-Off’ Live! Tour Hitting Grand Rapids on March 19 [Video]

Three a cappella groups which gained notoriety through NBC's "The Sing-Off" are coming to Grand Rapids for a March 2015 concert at DeVos Performance Hall.

The second national "The Sing-Off" Live! Tour comes to Grand Rapids at 7:30 p.m. EST March 19.

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Three Oaks Model Rocketry Club Converts Porta-Potty Into Rocket [Video]

Sometimes it's just cool to blow things up. And it's even cooler to launch things into space.

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Grand Rapids Named One of Livability’s 10 Best Beer Cities

In recent decades, breweries have sprung up all over America – in towns big and small – evolving the art and science of brewing while enhancing the city’s livability. With this in mind, Livability.com has named Grand Rapids a Best Beer City, 2014.

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Presidential Historian H.W. ‘Bill’ Brands Speaks at GVSU Wednesday Night

The Prez: Machiavelli visits The White House. What, Machiavelli? The White House?

For centuries the name Machiavelli has been synonymous with amoral calculation in politics. And, believe me, no American president would ever want to be described as Machiavellian. Yet should the canny Florentine return to life and visit twenty-first century America, he would have some useful and surprising advice for our chief executive – advice that would say as much about the United States as about the country’s highest office.

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West Michigan Online Job Fair

The West Michigan Online Job Fair is focused on helping connect people in West Michigan with employers in finding employment opportunities that matter.

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Boy Becomes UPS Driver for a Day [Video]

Most little boys want to be a football player or an astronaut. Not Carson. He only wants to be a UPS driver.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘The Pyramid’ Gets Buried Upon Arrival

Honestly, we could have just copied and pasted last weekend’s box office report and gotten away with it. Outside of the shifting numbers, the order of the top 10 is almost identical to what it was a week ago. This is Hollywood in a holding pattern. The weekend after Thanksgiving is a wasteland. That’s probably why ‘The Pyramid’ was dumped this weekend. However, the lone newcomer in the top 10 didn’t just bomb, it bombed spectacularly.

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