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The best of Fourth of July pop culture patriotism

Joel D. Amos is a Los Angeles-based writer, and the Senior Entertainment Editor here at SheKnows. He has interviewed numerous celebrities, including Angelina Jolie, Julia Roberts, Katherine Heigl, Rachel McAdams, Jamie Foxx, Anne Hathaw...

Pure Americana

The entertainment world has produced its share of patriotic fervor. As the Fourth of July descends upon us, SheKnows takes a look at the pop culture patriotism.

From film and music, to the literary and Broadway stage, the entertainment industry has done its share to mark America's birthday with chill-inducing fare running the gamut.

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Bruce Springsteen's "Born in the USA" was a milestone in more than one way. His seminal album captures not only America in 1984, but still resonates today. From the title track that could apply to today's veterans returning home from Iraq to "Glory Days," a song celebrating the best of yesteryears, Springsteen proves relevancy another one of his talents.

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HBO's "John Adams" recently arrived on DVD and no where is there a better example on film of the circumstances, culture and pressing need for a people to form their own nation than on this stellar miniseries.

Beginning with its cast, led by Paul Giamatti and Laura Linney, "John Adams" makes the founding of America fascinating, thrilling and compelling beyond compare.

Proud to be an American, indeed

Up next...Tom Cruise shares a birthday with his country

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