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20 New ‘Star Wars’ Books Will Bridge Gap Between ‘The Force Awakens’ and ‘Return of the Jedi’

With Star Wars: Episode 7 less than a year away, Disney and Lucasfilm are facing a conundrum: just how many billions do they want to make from ancillary merchandise? Get ready for Star Wars bedsheets and Star Wars lunch boxes and, of course, countless new Star Wars action figures. You will be able to fight other adults in the toy aisle at Target like never before! However, Star Wars aficionados hoping to celebrate their fandom in a quieter way will also have their fair share of options, namely 20 new books bridging the 30-year gap between Return of the Jedi and The Force Awakens.

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Sony Plans Second New Ghostbusters Franchise, This One ‘Guy-Themed’

Here’s something strange in the neighborhood: Deadline reports that Sony isn’t waiting for Paul Feig’s all-female Ghostbusters reboot (with its cast of comedy all-stars Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Kate McKinnon) to debut before planning additional Ghostbuster sequels or spinoffs. They’re already getting to work on what the trade describes as a “guy-themed” offshoot with an all-male cast.

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Liam Neeson Says He’s Ready to Quit Action Movies

With Taken, Liam Neeson became an unlikely action star, with his quiet, solemn masculinity lending gravitas to even the silliest dialogue and story beats. But rather than use the success of that instantly meme-able film as an excuse to pursue more period dramas and British weepies, Neeson embraced his newfound action hero identity. Now, after seven years of snapping necks and gunning people down across several continents, it looks like he’s ready to retire from the action hero game for good.

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Police Are Looking for Grand Rapids Armed Robbery Suspect

Police are in pursuit of an armed bank robbery suspect Saturday in Grand Rapids.

According to WZZM-13, the suspect is armed with a shotgun. He was last seen near Dale and Plainfield around 9:30 a.m. after allegedly robbing the Kent County Credit Union, 1619 Plainfield Avenue NE in Grand Rapids.

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10 Gloriously Green St. Patrick’s Day Foods

Everyone knows that St. Patrick’s Day is the one day out of the year when we’re all Irish. And, apparently that translates into wearing anything green and silly we can get our hands on and having as much to drink as we can carry at one time. But, there’s another strange tradition that has developed in celebration of this day. We can't explain it. Are Irish people really that into unnaturally green food?

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Sam Smith and John Legend Perform ‘Lay Me Down’ at Red Nose Day 2015 [Video]

After announcing their new collaboration on Sam Smith's "Lay Me Down," John Legend and the British crooner took the stage at the London Palladium on Friday night for Comic Relief's annual Red Nose Day.

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