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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Furious 7’ Smashes April Records [Video]

The early estimates for the opening weekend gross of Furious 7 are all over the place and we probably won’t have a definitive number until tomorrow, when the dust finally settles and everyone gets a chance to breathe. However, this one thing we know for sure: the seventh film in the Fast and Furious series didn’t just shatter in-franchise records, it shattered records for any April release.

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David Lynch Announces He Will Not Direct Showtime’s ‘Twin Peaks’ Revival

David Lynch announced today that he and Showtime were not able to come to an agreement after over a year of negotiations on the "Twin Peaks" revival.

Showtime may still continue with "Twin Peaks", but David Lynch says he will not be directing.

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Wisconsin Upsets Kentucky; Faces Duke in NCAA Men’s Basketball Title Game

Wisconsin defeated unbeaten Kentucky 71-64 and Duke ended Michigan State's season 81-61 in NCAA Final Four semifinal games on Saturday night.

The triumphs advanced both to Monday’s national championship game in Indianapolis for the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament.

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Michigan State’s NCAA Tournament Run Ends as Duke Advances to Championship [Photos]

Michigan State's run through the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament came to a halt Saturday night as the Spartans lost to top-seeded Duke 81-61.

Denzel Valentine had 22 points and 11 rebounds and Travis Trice 16 points as Michigan State fell in the NCAA Final Four semifinals at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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Amazing Dog Plays the Drums [Video]

We've all seen videos of dogs doing cute things, playing, chasing, rescuing, whatever. But, playing in a band?

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Michigan State Is Eerily Similar to 2014 NCAA Champion Connecticut [Videos/Infographic]

You’ve heard the comparisons.

This is what it is about: This Michigan State University men's basketball team looks a lot like last year’s NCAA Division I national champion, UConn.

Whether or not that comparison is fair gets put to the test on the court in the NCAA Final Four at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Furious 7,’ ‘Cut Bank’ and ‘Effie Gray’ [Video]

If your weekend plans don't include spring break on a beach, here are this week's new movies.

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Price is Right Plays Wonderful April Fool’s Joke on Audience [Video]

Drew Carey and The Price Is Right played an April Fool's Day prank on the studio audience yesterday by announcing a new host!

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Vinyl Is Back, with Styx Pushing Its Eight Albums

Many old-school groups seem to be releasing music this spring, either digitally re-mastered classics or brand spanking new music.

Styx is heading out on tour to support its eight-album vinyl box set collection, which is slated for release May 12. No tour dates have been released yet, although tickets are to be available through Ticketmaster.

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Fewer Americans Plan to Move in 2015, More to Renovate

A nationwide survey by American Express reports that 27.8 million Americans, or 12 percent of the population, plan to move this year, down from 16 percent last year.

Also, more people believe it's a seller's market and fewer people say it’s a buyer’s market.

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A Very Special Teddy Bear Helps Children Cope With Hospital Stays [Video]

A research group at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology just unveiled a new robotic toy to help young children cope with being in the hospital.

This interactive robot teddy bear is called a Huggable, and it reduces stress, anxiety and pain in kids by engaging them. 

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Allegiant Air Pilots’ Strike Could Affect Grand Rapids Travel This Week

Flying Allegiant Air anytime soon?

A pilots' strike that could begin as early as Thursday (April 2) could impact your spring break travel plans.

Reuters reports that the strike follows more than two years of unsuccessful contract talks and several allegations made by the union and management alike.

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