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Who Will the Detroit Tigers Replace Max Scherzer With?

With Scherzer signing with the Washington Nationals, might the Tigers go after James Shields?

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MTV Broadcasting in Black and White for First Time as Part of Anti-Bias Effort The Talk [Video]

MTV today is kicking off an expansion of its Look Different anti-bias campaign titled The Talk by broadcasting today in black and white.

The 12-hour, multi-platform effort, being launched at 9 a.m. EST today, is to encourage its audience to have candid, confident and color brave conversations on race with family and friends, MTV announced.

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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘American Sniper’ Takes Out ‘Blackhat’

A lot of people are going to act like they didn’t see the enormous success of ‘American Sniper’ coming, but the signs were all there. On top of the promising limited release numbers, there was the awards buzz. On top of that, there were the names of director Clint Eastwood and star Bradley Cooper. On top of that, the subject matter of the film is inherently attractive to the same category of moviegoer that makes Christian-themed films into massive hits. ‘American Sniper’ had one doozy of a weekend, but it’s not that surprising.

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Max Scherzer Reportedly Close to Signing with Washington Nationals

Last offseason, Scherzer reportedly turned down a six-year $144 million offer from the Tigers. It is widely believed he is looking for a $200-plus million contract.

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The Secret to Johnny Depp’s Acting Technique? Barbies and Marlon Brando

Actors! They're weird! Johnny Depp may be one of Hollywood's brightest stars, but that doesn't mean he's immune to the weirdness of artistry -- in fact, Depp has kind of gone whole hog on this being "out there" thing, and it's very much a part of his process as an actor. Considering his box office cache and personal success, yeah, it's worked for him.

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‘Gremlins’ Remake Unlikely

A lot of your favorite 80s classics have been rebooted or remade into not-so-classics. It's the unfortunate state of the movie business. But, today, we get one back. The proposed ‘Gremlins’ remake, that was on the “fast track” as recently as this past April, may be as dead as a Gremlin in a hot tub.

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Tribute to 1998 Will Give You ’90s Feels All Over Again

Looking back at years gone by is always a fun way to spend time, so let's jump in that hot tub time machine you've been working on and crank it back to 1998.

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Usher, Janelle Monae, Ed Sheeran, Coldplay’s Chris Martin and Willie Nelson Headline Stevie Wonder Grammy Salute [Audio/Video]

The first performers for the special "Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life — An All-Star Grammy Salute" concert next month have been announced.

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The White House Brings Big Block of Cheese Day Back January 21, with ‘The West Wing’ Helping Out [Video]

The White House claims it's dedicated to making President Barack Obama's administration the most open and accessible in history.

So, it's bringing back the publicly-accessible Big Block of Cheese Day on Wednesday, Jan. 21.

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Real Estate Agents Tip Ann Arbor Pizza Delivery Driver Over $2,000 [Video]

After the viral video of a pizza delivery man being harassed by rude employees at a used car dealership in Massachusetts, it's nice to see people doing a really generous thing for someone in the service industry.

Brian LeFevre, manager at Pizza House in Ann Arbor got a call Thursday morning from a man who requested on pizza be delivered to the Sheraton Hotel.

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Mother of Late Trayvon Martin Keynotes GRCC, GVSU and Davenport Martin Luther King, Jr., Day Celebrations

Grand Rapids Community College's 29th annual the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., Day celebration is being highlighted by a commemoration program Monday night with keynote speaker Sybrina Fulton, the mother of slain teen-ager Trayvon Martin.

Also, Fulton is speaking at Grand Valley State University's program on Monday afternoon in Allendale and at Davenport University's guest lecture on Tuesday morning in Caledonia.

Trayvon was fatally shot in February 2012 by a neighborhood watch patrolman.

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Students Can See ‘Selma’ for Free on Martin Luther King, Jr., Day [Video]

Students who have the day off from school on Monday can see the movie "Selma" for free.

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