Oct 05,2012

Where I Go: Brooklyn Decker

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Where I Go: Brooklyn Decker

If she’s not on a film set or at a cover shoot, the beautiful model turned actress and wife of Andy Roddick trades the glitz for the great outdoors. Her tips for camping on an Alaskan wildlife refuge (bring red wine!).

 Anthony Rotunno and Dana Mathews

To get away from it all, I go to . . .The Arctic National Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. I recently went on a Sierra Club outing there.

My favorite way to travel there is . . . It took about four planes to get to the Brooks Range, which was our base. We were about as “off the grid” as one could get.

My favorite place to stay is . . . Some of my best nights of sleep have been in a tent. I really love being outdoors. The third night there I woke up to the Northern Lights, which was one of the more spectacular things I’ve experienced.

My ideal travel companions are . . .My little brother came with me on this trip. He might be the only person I know who is more adventurous than I am.

 

My favorite travel pastime is . . . I recently switched from traveling with books to using iBooks. I’m still conflicted, but it definitely makes travel a bit easier.

When I’m in the mood for room service, my favorite order is . . . There’s no room service in the Arctic. That being said, it’s surprising how good camp food can taste when you’ve been hiking and rafting all day. My biggest indulgence on vacation is red wine, and I don’t discriminate—I’ll try any kind.

Upon arrival, I most look forward to . . . I try to read books about the places that I travel to, and I almost always have music playing. I love vacation, but folk, rock, and a bit of country always take me home and that makes me happy on a trip.

To stay in shape, my on-the-go fitness regime is . . . Rafting, kayaking, hiking—you name it, I’ll try it. If I’m not active on vacation I find it to be a bit dull; so wherever I go has to have rigorous outdoor activities.

My suitcase must absolutely contain . . . My music. I’ve been known to make trip playlists. There’s nothing better than taking a moment for yourself on vacation and playing your favorite tunes. The songs will always take you back to that beautiful time and place.

When it comes to luggage, I’m an . . . Underpacker, which sounds low maintenance, but it actually ends up being really expensive!

My favorite best-kept secret about Alaska is . . . The entire Alaskan Arctic is our country’s best-kept secret, in my opinion.

When I’m in the mood to paint the town red, I go to . . . Camping trips are actually great for “painting the town red.” You’re in the middle of the woods, and can pretty much do whatever you want with very little consequence. As a kid I remember my parents having a grand ol’ time. Now I just have to convince my friends that it’s fun being grimy for a few days!

Upon departing Alaska, I am most happy to leave behind . . . Dry shampoo. You have no idea how nice a shower feels after almost a week in the wilderness.

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Sep 26,2012

Brooklyn Decker: ‘I’m No Triple Threat’

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She’s made a career for herself in modeling and movies, and now, Brooklyn Decker is ready to tackle a new challenge: the stage.

Just don’t ask her to sing or dance.

“I am no triple threat,” Decker, 25, told PEOPLE at the 7th Annual Andy Roddick Foundation Charity Gala at the W Hotel in Austin on Friday night. “Not even a little bit. Not even a tiny smidge. At all.”

Decker joined newly retired husband Andy Roddick, 30, as well as John Legend, who performed at the event – and smiling newlyweds Matthew McConaughey and Camila, who is expecting the couple’s third child – at the event to raise money for theAndy Roddick Foundation.

“I’ve never done any theater, but I am trying to read for a few plays and hopefully I will get something by the end of this year in New York,” says Decker. “I might as well dive in head first.”

But she and Roddick did oblige Legend when he called them onstage for a little slow dancing before the crowd, who helped raise over a million dollars for the foundation (including a winning $18,000 bid from the McConaugheys on a VIP all-access package for the Austin radio programThe Bobby Bones Show). Roddick plans to build a 10,000 sq-ft, eight court tennis and learning facility for kids in Austin.

“I plan to be more hands on with this foundation,” Roddick told PEOPLE. “[My] decision to retire wasn’t an accident. It was getting to the point that it was harder and harder to leave Austin. When I was on the road, I missed home a lot and when I was home I didn’t miss the road so much, so it was a pretty easy decision for me.”

Decker says Roddick’s dedication to the ARF, which he launched in 2000, is part of the reason she fell for him.

“The fact that Andy does work for kids doesn’t hurt when you are looking at a checklist for a guy,” she says. “He loves kids, he does great things in his community.”

Source: People



Sep 06,2012

The Fall Installment Of The Shops At Target

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Brooklyn Decker attends the celebration of the fall installment of the Shops at Target on Wednesday (September 5) at Highline Stages in New York City.

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(09/05) The Shops At Target Fall Installment Launch Celebration in New York City



Sep 05,2012

Brooklyn Decker supported her Husband at his last match at US Open

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Actress Brooklyn Decker watches the men’s singles quarterfinal match between her husband, Andy Roddick of the United States, and Juan Martin Del Potro of Argentina on Day Ten of the 2012 US Open at USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center on September 5, 2012 in New York City.

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(09/05) 2012 US Open – Day 10



Sep 05,2012

‘Battleship’ Sinks Competition to Top Disc Sales Charts

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“The Hunger Games” fell to No. 2 and “The Lucky One” debuted at No. 3.

Universal Studios Home Entertainment scored a victory with Battleship the week ending Sept. 2, topping VideoScan’s First Alert sales chart, which tracks overall disc sales, as well as the dedicated Blu-ray Disc sales chart.

The sci-fi actioner, which grossed a modest $65.2 million at the domestic box office, knocked The Hunger Games to the second spot after two weeks at No. 1. On the Blu-ray chart, Battleship outsold Hunger Games by a 2-to-1 margin, with 61% of its sales coming in the high-def format.

Among other newcomers on First Alert, Warner’s The Lucky One debuted at No. 3 and Sony Pictures’ Think Like a Man came in at No. 5.

In all, 10 of the First Alert top 20 were new releases, and five of those were TV shows new on disc, led by the second season of “The Walking Dead” at No. 5. “Walking Dead” fared better on the Blu-ray chart, with the second season at No. 3 and the first season reappearing at No. 20.

On Home Media Magazine’s rental chart, The Hunger Games managed to take the top spot for a third consecutive week. The Dictator held onto the No. 2 spot, while newcomers Think Like a Man and The Pirates! Band of Misfits debuted at No. 3 and No. 4, respectively. Battleship is subject to a 28-day embargo at rental kiosks.

Source: Hollywood Reporter



Sep 02,2012

US Open – Day 7

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Once again Brooklyn was spotted in New York supporting her husband Andy Roddick at the US Open.

 

In case you didn’t know yet, this will be Andy’s last tournament as a tennis player so we really, really hope he can end his successful career with another spectacular win.