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Weekend Box Office Report: ‘Insurgent’ Can’t Beat ‘Divergent’ Opening

What does a movie studio want out of its sequels? Is a sequel a failure if it simply matches its predecessor or does it need to make more money? That’s the big question that’s swirling around Insurgent, which made almost exactly as much as Divergent did one year ago. Seriously: there’s only a $500,000 difference in their opening weekends. So is Insurgent a success or a disappointment?

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Michigan State Advances to NCAA Men’s Basketball Tourney Sweet 16 with 60-54 Win over Virginia

Travis Trice had 23 points, including three three-pointers, and Branden Dawson added 15 points and nine rebounds to lead Michigan State past Virginia 60-54 on Sunday afternoon in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Charlotte.

The seventh-seeded Spartans (25-11) advanced to the East Region's Sweet 16 with the triumph.

Second-seeded Virginia (30-4), which also lost to MSU in the tournament last year, got 11 points from Anthony Gill and 10 points and 14 rebounds from Darion Atkins.

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NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament: Michigan State 70, Georgia 63 [Photos]

Denzel Valentine had 16 points and Travis Trice 15 to lead Michigan State past Georgia 70-63 on Friday in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament in Charlotte.

The seventh-seeded Spartans (24-11) advanced in the East Region to the round of 32 on Sunday against second-seeded Virginia, which defeated Belmont 79-67. Charles Mann's 19 points led Georgia (21-12).

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Pharrell Williams Makes First Comments About ‘Blurred Lines’ Verdict [Video]

Pharrell Williams is speaking out for the first time about the “Blurred Lines” verdict, in which a jury decided he and Robin Thicke need to play Marvin Gaye’s family $7.3 million for ripping off Gaye’s tune “Got To Give It Up.”

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New Movies (This Week) Include ‘Insurgent’ and ‘Muppets Most Wanted’ [Video]

A couple of big-name franchises lead the way for this week's new releases as Insurgent and Muppets Most Wanted hit the big screen.

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19 Key 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Facts to Impress Your Friends

Odds are you’ve already worked the eraser on your pencil down to a nub while trying to pick your bracket. And try though you might, picking a perfect bracket will not happen.

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‘The Sound of Music’ Coming Back to Big Screen in April

Celebrate the 50th anniversary of one of the biggest movie musicals of all time, TCM Presents: The Sound of Music, in partnership with Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Twentieth Century Fox, to select U.S. movie theaters on Sunday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. each day.

The good news is that Grand Rapids has been chosen as one of the markets to show The Sound of Music, at href="https://celebrationcinema.com/">Celebration! Cinema North.

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Michigan Kick Butts Day Events Target Getting Kids to be Smoke-Free

Kids were kicking butts across Michigan today in places like Grand Rapids, Grand Haven and Hastings, but it wasn't because they were bullying their peers.

They were standing up to Big Tobacco as part of the 20th annual Kick Butts Day.

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Seat Belt Advertising Campaign Aimed at Tweens [Video]

Do you make sure your kids are buckled up when riding in the car? Sure you do when they're little and using car seats, but what about as they get older?  Is it just too much trouble sometimes?

Buckling up is such an important habit to instill in children at a young age. Parents need to lead by example and reinforce the message to make sure it sticks. And, there is a new advertising campaign beginning that urges parents to never give up until their kids buckle up.

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Watch for Northern Lights in Michigan Tonight

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's Space Weather Prediction Center has observed a severe geomagnetic storm.

The storm has raised Michigan's chances of seeing the northern lights tonight.

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Stephen Sondheim Calls Lady Gaga’s ‘Sound of Music’ Tribute a ‘Travesty’

Stephen Sondheim just slammed Lady Gaga's 2015 Oscars performance, calling it a "travesty." Yikes.

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Stray Dog Leads Animal Rescue Workers to 10 Sick Puppies [Video]

Marina Tarashevsce, an animal rescue worker in Dallas, has been trying to catch a stray dog for weeks.

Then the dog wouldn't stop barking last week, and she noticed he wasn't with a female dog he usually ran around with. So she and another dog trainer went to investigate.

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