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Fourth of July Google Doodle Shows Popular Recipes in Each State

Of course California is quinoa.

Today's Google Doodle, or "Foodle", is an adorable interactive map that shows you what some of the top searched foods are in each US state or territory—plus a fun fact about the dish.

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Some Trump Supporters Got Mad at NPR for Tweeting the Declaration of Independence

... on Independence Day.

Yesterday was Independence Day, the fourth of July, when we all get together, grill food, set off explosives, and sometimes even remember that the day is all about the United States of America adopting the Declaration of Independence on the same day in 1776. As such, you might think that simply reading off that document would fall well within the day's festivities, but some Trump supporters felt personally affronted by the 200-plus-year-old Declaration.

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Let Jeff Goldblum Read You The Kid-Friendly Plot of Independence Day Before Bedtime

If you're looking for a crash course in Independence Day plot, or trying to find a way to show it to your kids without having to fast-forward through the more terrifying scenes, Mashable has teamed up with Goldblum himself to read you a story about the kid-friendly version of what goes down during the first film.

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Independence Day: Resurgence Is a Step Backwards for the Franchise, and a Missed Opportunity for Representation

2 out of 5 stars.

There's a good movie buried somewhere in Independence Day: Resurgence. Amidst the clunky exposition and embarrassing callbacks to the first film and disheartening one-liners delivered by Liam Hemsworth—who looks profoundly embarrassed and exhausted throughout—there may have even been a better movie than the first Independence Day.

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Interstellar Plague Distributor Jeff Goldblum Reads Independence Day Children’s Book

"Sometimes I like to silently reflect on Bill Pullman as a, uh... as a person."

Jeff Goldblum took it upon himself to read a kid-friendly novelization of Independence Day, which Mashable so kindly recorded and placed online for, you know, posterity.

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Roland Emmerich Describes the Post-War World of Independence Day: Resurgence

The events of Independence Day: Resurgence take place 20 years after the end of Independence Day -- which makes sense, given that two decades have passed between the making of the two movies. Here's Roland Emmerich's description of the post-war recovery process for our heroes.

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Black Girls Rock: A look at Fierce, Feminist Women in Film

If you walked into a theater right now and saw every movie that was playing, how many black women would you see on screen? And how many with speaking roles? When it comes to diversity in film, many cite Will Smith or Kevin Hart as measures of success, but what about black women?

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William Fichtner Signs On For THREE Independence Day Movies

William Fichtner has apparently signed a three-movie deal to play a "top general" in the next three Independence Day movies. Yeah, that's right. Three movies.

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Vivica A. Fox Talks About Her Return in the Independence Day Sequel

But does she still like dolphins?!

Independence Day fans (read: everybody), now hear this! Vivica A. Fox has some details to share about the anticipated sequel and her character's return.

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The Rock Will Star In Alpha Squad Seven, A “Sci-Fi Action Comedy” Which Sounds Like It Might Be The Best Film Of All Time Seriously

The Rock has just signed on to star in Alpha Squad Seven, a sci-fi action comedy that is being described as a combination of Independence Day, Guardians of the Galaxy, and Armageddon. Just read that again slowly. And then freak out with me.

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Independence Day 2 Casts Sela Ward as POTUS and Yes That Is a Future We Can Get Behind

Forget all that alien technology. Women presidents are the way to go.

As we edge ever closer to making such a thing happen in the real world, the Independence Day sequel has just elected its own female president with CSI: NY and Gone Girl's Sela Ward.

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But Why, Though? Mae Whitman is Being Recast as the President’s Daughter in Independence Day 2

We can’t be consumed by our petty differences anymore. We will be united in our common interests.

This will not stand.

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Star Trek’s Brent Spiner to Return For More Alien Puppetry in Independence Day 2

Hey... wait a minute...

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Jeff Goldblum Officially Returns In Independence Day Sequel, Liam Hemsworth, Jessie Usher Also Join Cast

That sound you hear is Sam Maggs gleefully shrieking.

Start placing bets on what Roland Emmerich gonna blow up this time. Personally, my money's on the Great Wall of China. Has he done that one yet? It's so hard to keep track.

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Website Wants You to Send Famous Movie Clips Instead of Greeting Cards

Elsewhere on the internet

As consumers of franchised media, we're no strangers to stories of rights acquisitions and company mergers, but you don't expect there to be licensing elements in a story about an eGreeting startup. I'm not so sure about Ditto Greetings in practice, but in concept, there is absolutely a large part of me that wants to send people Bill Pullman's Independence Day speech to people whenever it is even remotely relevant to their lives.

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Summer 2015 Releases: No To Independence Day 2, Yes To The Fantastic Four

Officially Official

The long-awaited Independence Day sequel had been moved from July 3, 2015 to July 1, 2016, escaping the mess of blockbuster competition that the summer 2015 season is shaping up to be. The Fantatsic Four reboot, however, is going to be thrown right into the middle of the melée with a June 19, 2015 release date.

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Casting Roundup, ’90s Nostalgia Edition: Actors Rumored For Jurassic Park, ID4 Sequels

Oh Hollywood

Bryce Dallas Howard and Michael B. Jordan might be attacked by dinosaurs and aliens, respectively.

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Happy Fourth of July! Here’s Bill Pullman’s Speech From Independence Day [Video]

Welcome ta Earf. We've got fireworks!

For the fine folks from the United States, it's that time of the year where we set off a bunch of fireworks, drink way too much, grill meat, and watch Independence Day. That's not exactly the plan for everybody, but it's a pretty good guideline. Sure, Independence Day is all about fighting aliens on a global scale, but Bill Pullman's speech as the President of the United States just before the final assault in that movie is as good a speech as any to celebrate with on the Fourth of July.

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7 Minutes in Heaven With Jeff Goldblum [VIDEO]

hold on to your butts

Mike O'Brien is at it again, but this time he's roped one of my long-time Hollywood crushes into his 7 Minutes in Heaven routine - Jeff Goldblum. Beware: some serious flirting goes down in this episode. Previously in 7 Minutes in Heaven

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Here’s What the Independence Day Sequels (Yes, That’s Sequels, Plural) Will Be About

It Came From Outer Space

Director Roland Emmerich knows that the world doesn't need an Independence Day sequel. It needs two Independence Day sequels. Luckily, he's all too willing to provide, and he's given us some info on what ID Forever Part One and ID Forever Part Two (yes, those are their titles. I refuse to say anything good about them, even sarcastically) will be about. I'm not saying it's aliens. But it's aliens.

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