Is there anything more American than the Hollywood blockbuster? Celebrate Independence Day with the U-S-of-A's hallowed tradition of binge-watching these top three, All-American movies.

Top Gun (1986)

Tom Cruise was already on the rise in 1986, but Top Gun made him an A-list celebrity so bright that his star seems incapable of fading -- even 32 years later!

"I feel the need -- the need for speed!" - Maverick

Tom Cruise and Val Kilmer will be joined by Miles Teller as the son of Goose (RIP!) in a long-awaited sequel set for July 2019 release, but nothing can possibly match the adrenaline-charged magic of Tony Scott's original. Of course, Days of Thunder made a noble effort.

Independence Day (1996)

There are two things that can unite the entire human race -- a threat of alien invasion, and love for Roland Emmerich's explosive Independence Day. Seriously, this movie is everybody's guilty pleasure.

"We will not go quietly into the night! We will not vanish without a fight! We’re going to live on! We’re going to survive! Today we celebrate our Independence Day!" - President Whitmore

Fun Fact:

This movie was in production under the working title of "ID4" for 20th Century Fox because Warner Bros. had the rights to the name "Independence Day". The writer purposefully ended Bill Pullman's soon-to-be iconic speech with a reference to the American holiday as a way to persuade the studio to fight for the name. It worked!

Captain America: The First Avenger (2011)

Director Joe Johnston had already made a mark with movies like Honey, I Shrunk the Kids, Jumanji, The Rocketeer, and Jurassic Park III before taking a swing at the fifth film in Marvel's Cinematic Universe, but he knocked this one out of the park.

"I don't like bullies. I don't care where they're from." - Steve Rogers

In Captain America: The First Avenger, Chris Evans embodied the American spirit. His "kid-from-Brooklyn" showed that, with a can-do attitude and an experimental super-soldier serum, you can accomplish anything!

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Teddi Mellencamp


Teddi Mellencamp will reportedly not be appearing on upcoming seasons of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.

Beginning with season 8, Mellencamp has been a regular member of the RHOBH cast. The finale of season 10 recently aired, leaving fans waiting for filming to begin again. According to an exclusive source with, Mellencamp will not be returning.

The anonymous source, who was listed as a "production insider," told Daily Mail that the RHOBH producers found Teddi Mellencamp to be "boring and stale." They also noted that the other cast members do not particularly like her.

The insider said:

"She is boring and stale and does not offer anything to the franchise with her robotic and staged delivery when interacting with the other cast members."

Mellencamp was reportedly almost cut last season but the producers decided to give her a second chance. At this point in time, the decision seems final.

Bravo has yet to comment about the casting decision.


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