You have to figure that having Will Smith be your dad has to have its perks. No doubt, it's helped young Jaden Smith get his acting career off the ground, and there are surely regular opportunities for some Independence Day movie-quote riffing, which I like to imagine happens all the time in the homes of Will Smith, Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman.
HOUSTON/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Independent western U.S. refiner Tesoro Corp may take ownership of BP Plc's 240,000 barrel per day (bpd) refinery in Carson, California, as early as June 1, sources familiar with the transaction said on Thursday.
Pucker up, ladies and gentlemen! You’re in for a lip-smackin’ wild ride tomorrow, as global ‘kiss-ins’ and flash mobs are planned around the globe to promote International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia. Though independent organizations...Show More Summary
Former Ambassador Thomas Pickering, a veteran diplomat from the Reagan and Bush administrations, co-authored the independent report on the Benghazi attack, and is eager to provide additional information to lawmakers investigating September's deadly violence. It's proving to be m …
If our supposedly fair and independent press would have done their jobs over the past 4+ years there would have been quite a bit more bleeding from Mr. Chicago Way (Politico) In recent days, Democratic strategists have all but begged...Show More Summary
Is the Fresh Prince’s son really gonna move to Bel Air get his own “Jeffrey”??? Will And Jaden Smith To Appear On Ellen Degeneres Show To Talk Legal Emancipation Via USMagazine It’s not Independence Day just yet for Jaden Smith.
GoBank Announces Timing of General Availability and National Distribution Relationships at FinovateSpring GoBank is scheduled to be generally available on iPhone, Android and online by Independence Day (July 4), with full availability...Show More Summary
A new study of independent and small-chain restaurants shows that most meals contain far more calories than needed at a single meal. In many cases, a single meal contained as many calories as needed for an entire day. As the restaurant industry prepares to implement new rules requiring chains with 20 or more locations to... [Continue Reading]
If an Independence Day sequel is going to happen, the least they can do is bring back Jeff Goldblum. ID4 director Roland Emmerich, producer and co-writer Dean Devlin, and the Jurassic Park star were at the Los Angeles Times Hero Complex Film Festival in Hollywood on Sunday for a special screening of the 1996 action [...]Show More Summary
Exactly ten days ago, President Barack Obama was piously telling reporters who cover him that free speech and an independent press are “essential pillars of our democracy.” On Monday, the Associated Press accused his administration of undermining that very pillar by secretly obtaining two months’ worth of telephone records of AP reporters and editors. “We [...]
'Independence Day 2' may still be a long way away, but Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin are opening up on the story they hope to tell, and which cast members will return.
Can you believe that it’s been almost 20 years since Independence Day taught us the value of American patriotism in the face of near global extinction of the human race? Neither can I. Still, some people seem to think that two decades later, people are still dying to know the rest of the story, and [...]
Just a couple of months ago, some details surfaced on the gestating sequels to the 1996 blockbuster Independence Day. Director Roland Emmerich said there would be two sequels called ID Forever Part I and Part II which take place 20 years after the first film when alien reinforcements finally arrive to attack Earth. Show More Summary
Several days ago, a woman named Lucia e-mailed me to tell me the positive impact Grand Theft Auto IV had on her life. The game helped make her “a strong, independent black woman,” she told me. Hers was not the kind of e-mail you get every day, certainly not about a game like Rockstar Games’ Grand Theft Auto. Read more...
I read this report in The Herald the other day about two brothers - Ian and Alan Smart - who are engaged in something of a 'war of words' over Scottish independence. Now its not always possible to reach a happy consensus over issues - sometimes you have to choose between directly competing alternatives and make up your mind which side you are on. Show More Summary
I wrote about this subject just the other day - the potential for the increasingly hostile politics of English voters towards Europe - to impact on the 2014 referendum on Scottish independence. See post dated 11 May 2013 - 'Double Standards'. Show More Summary
Fans have waited over 15 years for concrete news about a sequel to the 1996 hit film Independence Day and, a few months ago, we got just that. Co-writers Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin confirmed that, yes, they have begun working on the sequels. Tentatively called ID Forever Parts One and Two, the rumor is [...]
My mother died 12 years ago, when I was 23, and I still miss her, every day. But this lesson of independence, more than any other, has given me the direction I needed to navigate my adulthood without her.
In the latest financial reports filed by the mayoral candidates, Eric Garcetti has a big edge in cash left to finish the final eleven days of campaigning. But in the end, more money may be spent on Greuel's behalf.
Today is Independence Day in Romania, a country most known for the Transylvania region and its implied ties to the legend of Dracula. It's often overlooked in a traveler's typical European Grand Tour, even among eastern European countries. Show More Summary