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Will Smith Turns Down Independence Day Sequel

9th February 2014

Will Smith has reportedly bowed out of talks to star in a sequel to his hit 1996 blockbuster Independence Day.Director Roland Emmerich revealed in September (13) that the Men In Black actor had expressed an...

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Independence Day Sequel Pushed Back To 2016

14th November 2013

Fans of 1996 alien blockbuster Independence Day will have to wait even longer to see the sequel after studio bosses pushed back the release date by a year.A follow-up to the huge hit, which earned...

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Terminator Reboot To Go Up Against Independence Day 2

17th September 2013

The Terminator reboot has a fight on its hands after film bosses held it back to go head-to-head with the highly-anticipated Independence Day sequel.Arnold Schwarzenegger will be back to reprise his iconic role as the...

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Will Smith Back In Talks For Independence Day Sequel

6th September 2013

Will Smith is revisiting plans for a sequel to his 1996 blockbuster Independence Day, according to the movie's director.Roland Emmerich reveals he has a meeting set up with the Men in Black star, and hopes...

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Roland Emmerich Offers To Match Donations To Human Rights Campaign

3rd July 2013

Independence Day director Roland Emmerich has offered to match up to $250,000 (£161,290) in donations made to America's Human Rights Campaign (Hrc) before Tuesday (02Jul13) at midnight.Officials at the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the...

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Will Smith Not Starring In Independence Day Sequel

24th June 2013

Will Smith has been ruled out of starring in the planned Independence Day sequel because he is "too expensive", according to director Roland Emmerich.The actor appeared alongside Jeff Goldblum and Bill Pullman in the 1996...

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Fascinating Fact: 3384449

21st November 2012

Plans to re-release 1996 blockbuster Independence Day in 3D have been scrapped. The alien movie was due to be re-formatted for cinemas next summer (Jul13). No reason was given for the cancellation.

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The Things They Tweet 2859

4th July 2012

"Happy Independence Day to @frank_ ocean (of the Hip Hop Group Odd Future). Frank just came out of the closet. Congratulations!" Lesbian country star Chely Wright salutes the R&B singer's bravery after revealing his first...

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Bill Pullman Stars In Mango Mania Documentary

15th July 2011

Independence Day star Bill Pullman has become a mango expert thanks to a new fruit documentary he is part of.The actor has been a fan of rare fruits for years and grows them in the...

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Smith's Independence Day Bravery Voted Best Fourth Of July Movie Moment

2nd July 2010

WILL SMITH's battle to save the world from aliens in hit movie INDEPENDENCE DAY has been voted America's favourite Fourth of July movie moment in an online poll.The actor played a fighter pilot who flew...

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Pullman Not Sure If He'll Be Back As Independence Day President

17th November 2009

Movie president BILL PULLMAN is trying not to think about a rumoured INDEPENDENCE DAY sequel - because he fears he won't be a part of it.The actor played President Thomas J. Whitmore in the 1996...

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Emmerich Plans Independence Day Sequels

16th November 2009

Director ROLAND EMMERICH is preparing to depict the end of the world on the movie screen yet again, in sequels to INDEPENDENCE DAY.The filmmaker is currently riding high on the huge box office success of...

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Actor Keegan Accused Of Harassing Ex-girlfriend

3rd September 2009

INDEPENDENCE DAY star ANDREW KEEGAN is facing a restraining order from his ex-girlfriend - after she alleged he assaulted her and slashed the tyres on her car.Model Kristi Parrales filed papers at Los Angeles County...

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Fascinating Fact 3772

16th August 2007

INDEPENDENCE DAY director ROLAND EMMERICH has signed up to remake 1966 sci-fi classic FANTASTIC VOYAGE....

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Will Smith Tops Power List

3rd April 2007

WILL SMITH is the most powerful actor on the planet, according to an annual list by America's Newsweek magazine. The INDEPENDENCE DAY hunk has eclipsed last year's (05) winner TOM CRUISE and previous regular winner...

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Goldblum Granted Restraining Order

1st March 2007

LATEST: Hollywood star JEFF GOLDBLUM has been granted a permanent restraining order against a 44-year-old women he claims has been stalking him for six years. The INDEPENDENCE DAY actor, 54, alleged LINDA RANSOM had visited...

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Fox Balances Editing And Acting Duties

20th December 2006

Actress VIVICA A FOX loves her role as editor-at-large of fashion magazine Jolie, because she gets the chance to interview her fellow celebrities. The INDEPENDENCE DAY beauty balances her acting roles with her duties for...

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Smith's Son Can't Tell A Lie

12th December 2006

WILL SMITH's son JADEN once wrecked his father's plans to throw a huge birthday surprise for actress wife JADA PINKETT SMITH - because he found it heartbreaking to lie to his mother. The young actor...

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Smith Tribute Turns Into Emotional Family Night

5th December 2006

WILL SMITH held back tears as he was honoured in New York at the weekend (03DEC06) when his proud wife JADA PINKETT SMITH sobbed about what it's like being married to a great man. Pinkett...

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Will Smith Inspired By Son's Acting Debut

23rd November 2006

WILL SMITH was forced to seek acting advice from his eight-year-old son JADEN on the set of new film THE PURSUIT OF HAPPYNESS. The INDEPENDENCE DAY star's kid makes his feature film debut in the...

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Giamatti + Pullman In Rival Dick Biopics

8th August 2006

LATEST: SIDEWAYS star PAUL GIAMATTI is going head to head with INDEPENDENCE DAY actor BILL PULLMAN, as they both are set to appear in rival projects about science-fiction writer PHILIP K DICK. Pullman has already...

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50 Cent And Green Day Dominate Billboard Awards

7th December 2005

Hip-hop star 50 CENT and punk rockers GREEN DAY dominated the 2005 Billboard Music Awards held in Las Vegas, Nevada, yesterday (06DEC05) - they both picked up six awards. The CANDY SHOP rapper, who...

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Spielberg: 'Independence Day Thwarted My Film'

21st March 2005

Director STEVEN SPIELBERG would have re-made ORSON WELLES' classic sci-fi radio show WAR OF THE WORLDS for the big screen much earlier if it wasn't for special effects blockbuster INDEPENDENCE DAY. War Of The...

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Smith Leaves Action Past Behind

16th March 2005

Actor WILL SMITH turned his back on action movies, because his young son grew tired of watching him save the world. The star was compelled to star in action thrillers INDEPENDENCE DAY and MEN...

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Smith Has No Matrix Regrets

28th February 2005

WILL SMITH harbours no regrets over his decision to turn down the role of NEO in THE MATRIX trilogy - because KEANU REEVES was "born" to play the part. The INDEPENDENCE DAY heart-throb is...

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Ethan Hawke Regrets Turning Down Independence Day

18th January 2005

Movie star ETHAN HAWKE still regrets turning down WILL SMITH's role in sci-fi blockbuster INDEPENDENCE DAY, because the film could have turned his fortunes around. The TRAINING DAY star admits he went through "a...

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Fox: 'I'm Not Lil' Jon's Wife'

4th January 2005

Actress VIVICA A FOX has rubbished reports she's married rapper LIL' JON. The INDEPENDENCE DAY beauty insists she's baffled by rumours sweeping America she's tied the knot with the hip-hop star - and she's...

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Smith Proud Of I, Robot's Story Success

27th September 2004

Hollywood actor WILL SMITH has explained the secret of how I, ROBOT became one of the smash hits of the summer (04) - it had an "intriguing" story. Smith, who has starred in a...

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Smith Hopes 'Freaky' Fans Will Make I,robot A Hit

30th July 2004

Superstar actor WILL SMITH is confident his new movie I, ROBOT will be a big success - because science-fiction films always bring in "freaky" fans. After the phenomenal success of his 1996 movie INDEPENDENCE...

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Will Smith's I, Robot Tops American Box Office

19th July 2004

WILL SMITH's latest movie I, ROBOT has continued his run of successful July openings, after ousting SPIDER-MAN 2 from the top spot with a US box office haul of $52.25 million (GBP29 million). I,...

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