Director Sean Anders Talks About His Own ‘Instant Family’

Mark Wahlberg and Rose Byrne’s comedy/drama film, Instant Family appears to be an instant hit with both critics and audiences alike. Sure, not everyone is a fan, but I suspect that people don’t actually have kids themselves. Those that do, appreciate all of the chaos and (at times) the corniness that is a part of family life. In the movie, Wahlberg and Byrne play a couple who want to start a family, but sort of feel that they are a bit old to be just starting and find themselves looking into foster care adoption and end up adopting a teen girl and her two younger siblings. Unrealistic you say? Try telling that to Sean Anders who co-wrote the script and directed the movie. He lived it. Well, mostly.

I met Anders last week to talk about Instant Family just before the film opened and my biggest question for him was how much of this film was actually based on real life. “A lot of it,” he said and then went on telling me a story about how his family came to be.

“First of all, my …

This Day in Pop Culture for June 14

Donald Trump was born on June 14, 1946.

Donald Trump is Born

Donald Trump has always been controversial and may have been ever since he was born on this day in 1946 in Queens New York. The American businessman has done more than most people can accomplice during one lifetime including becoming a billionaire, TV show host, author and President of the United States. While attending college, Trump worked for his father’s real estate development firm and later joined the company and renamed it The Trump Organization. He hosted NBC’s The Apprentice and Celebrity Apprentice from 2004 to 2015 where he uttered the famous phrase, “You’re Fired.” Over the years, Trump has been a brand name for hotels, a clothing line at Macy’s and even bottled water. In the fall of 2016, he beat out Hillary Clinton as the next president of the United States.

Congress chose the American National flag on June 14, 1777.

The First Flag Day

On this day in 1777 and during the American Revolution, the Continental Congress adopting a resolution that "the flag of the United States be thirteen alternate stripes red and white" and that "the Union be thirteen stars, white in a blue field, representing a new Constellation." Believe it or not, the idea that seamstress Betsy Ross designed the new canton for the flag with a circle of 13 stars for George Washington is a legend that no one has been able to prove. In 1916, the president of the United States issued a proclamation that officially established June 14 as Flag Day.

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