Brooklyn Decker’s Met Gala Diary
By Lesley Messer
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May 7, 2013 8:32am
On Monday night, actors, singers, models, and designers flocked to the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City for the annual Met Gala–and because the theme this year was “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” their looks had a decidedly hard edge. But how did they get red-carpet ready? ABC News asked actress Brooklyn Decker to keep a journal of her day to find out.
The “Just Go With It” actress, 26, says she started her day bright and early at 6 a.m. “to go spinning and get the juices flowing. I hope I don’t fall asleep at dinner!”
But first it was time for breakfast: “I’ve been nibbling throughout the day to make sure I fit into my dress and don’t faint,” she writes. (See snack photo below!)
“After breakfast I got a manicure and pedicure in a shiny graphite to bring out the colors in my dress–a Peter Pilotto with beading that resembles their beautiful prints. It’s probably the most ‘me’ dress I’ve ever worn to the Met!”
She met with her glam squad after.
“I hang out with my makeup artist, Patrick Defontbrune,” she writes, “and decide to start putting on eyelashes three hours early.”
But then things stopped going so smoothly.
“4pm, zipper emergency!” she writes. “It just broke. I’m going to have to be sewn into the dress! Getting undressed when I get back to the hotel [the Ace in Manhattan] is going to be a challenge.”
One way to ease her nerves? Pretty, shiny things.
“My stylist, Annie Ladino, brings thousands of dollars of jewelry to choose from. Can I wear ten rings at once? And my hair stylist, Patrick Melville, and I discuss hair options. We decide on a pretty side part with a punk twist.”
It’s almost show time–and, according to Decker, a cocktail.
“I may have a second vodka soda to settle my nerves,” she frets. “Red carpets terrify me!”
After stopping to chat with “Good Morning America” on the carpet, the actress made her way into the dinner party, where she mingled with models Kate Upton (“my boo!”) and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
“My table included great American designers Calvin Klein and Donna Karan,” she writes, adding that she was especially excited when Kanye West took the stage to perform. “I’m not sure if it’s okay for me to sing along to the entire performance so I do it very quietly.”
“What a thrill,” she concludes. “[It was] an honor to be here!”
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We’re starting to get more news on Brooklyn’s new TV show Friends With Better Lives, today (May 15th) CBS made some announcements about their 2013-2014 schedule, including some scoop on FWBL.
By LAUREN MORASKI / CBS NEWS/ May 15, 2013, 9:56 AM
CBS unveils 2013-2014 schedule with a new slate of comedies, dramas
Robin Williams returns to series television in “The Crazy Ones,” alongside Sarah Michelle Gellar. / CBS
CBS introduced its prime-time 2013-2014 schedule on Wednesday, featuring eight new series — five comedies and three dramas. Five of the new series will premiere in the fall and three at mid-season.
Some big names are on the slate, including Robin Williams, Sarah Michelle Gellar, Will Arnett, Brooklyn Decker, Anna Faris, Allison Janney and Tony Shalhoub.
“Our team has 20 shows renewed…Having this sort of stability makes us really excited,” Leslie Moonves, CBS president and CEO, said Wednesday during a morning conference call. “All I can tell you is the network is alive and healthy,” he added before the TV slate was announced.
CBS noted that comedy is a “priority for us,” as well as offering “more originals, fewer repeats.” A total of 20 shows will return to the CBS schedule, including the No. 1-rated “The Big Bang Theory,” “Mike & Molly” and “2 Broke Girls.” “How I Met Your Mother” will return for a final season, with viewers finally getting to meet and know the mother.
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Other returning shows include “NCIS: Los Angeles,” “Criminal Minds,” “Person of Interest,” “Survivor”, “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Two and a Half Men,” “The Amazing Race,” “Undercover Boss,” “Hawaii Five-O,” “Blue Bloods,” “Person of Interest,” “The Good Wife,” “The Mentalist” and “48 Hours.”
Tuesdays will be dedicated to drama with “NCIS,” “NCIS: Los Angeles” and “Person of Interest.” Thursdays, meanwhile, will feature a two-hour comedy block from 8 p.m. to 10 p.m. ET.
“The Crazy Ones” is a single-camera comedy, starring Robin Williams and Sarah Michelle Gellar. This workplace series follows “a larger-than-life advertising genius whose unorthodox methods and unpredictable behavior would get him fired…if he weren’t the boss.” Simon Roberts (Williams) leads a powerful agency, alongside his daughter Sydney (Sarah Michelle Gellar).
“The Millers” is a multi-generational show, starring Will Arnett, Margo Martindale, Beau Bridges and JB Smoove. Arnett portrays Nathan Miller, a recently divorced news reporter looking forward to living the singles’ life until his parents’ marital problems unexpectedly derail his plans.
“Mom” is an edgy family comedy from executive producer Chuck Lorre, starring Anna Faris and Allison Janney. Faris plays a newly sober single mother raising two children. It follows her ups and downs as she tries to navigate it all. Christy (Faris) is a waitress at a posh Napa Valley establishment who is four months clean and doing her best to be a good mom and overcome a history of questionable choices. Janney plays her critical, estranged mother.
“We Are Men” is an ensemble single-camera comedy starring Tony Shalhoub, Kal Penn, Chris Smith and Jerry O’Connell. Debuting on Monday nights, this series will follow four newly single men, living in a short-term housing complex, who are trying to figure out life and love.
The romantic comedy, “Friends with Better Lives,” is schedules to launch mid-season. It centers on six friends at different stages in their lives – ranging from divorced to single. Though they seem happy, each of them secretly questions if the grass is greener on the other side. It stars Majandra Delfino, Kevin Connolly, James Van Der Beek, Brooklyn Decker, Rick Donald and Zoe Lister Jones.
CBS will introduce two new dramas scheduled for Mondays at 10:00 p.m ET; one to launch in the fall, the other to debut in early 2014. The first — “Hostages” — will kick off in the fall. The 15-episode, highly-serialized thriller series from Jerry Bruckheimer stars Toni Collette, Dylan McDermott and Tate Donovan. It follows a doctor, played by Collete, who is taken hostage on the night before she’s supposed to operate on president of the United States.
After the season finale of “Hostages” in January, CBS will put “Intelligence” in that same time slot. Another high-action drama, “Intelligence” sees the return of Josh Holloway of “Lost” fame. It also stars Marg Helgenberger and Meghan Ory. Holloway plays Gabriel, a high-tech intelligence operative enhanced with a super-computer microchip in his brain. He’s the first human ever to be connected directly into the worldwide information grid — with access to Internet, WiFi, telephone and satellite data.
Midseason will see the premiere of the new legal drama, “Reckless. It’s set in Charleston, S.C., “where a gorgeous Yankee litigator and a charming Southern attorney must hide their intense mutual attraction as a police sex scandal threatens to tear the city apart.”
8 p.m. “How I Met Your Mother”
8:30 p.m. “We Are Men”
9 p.m. “2 Broke Girls”
9:30 p.m. “Mom”
10 p.m. Hostages (15 episodes into January) /”Intelligence” (start of 2014)
8 p.m. “NCIS”
9 p.m. “NCIS: Los Angeles”
10 p.m. “Person of Interest”
8 p.m. “Survivor”
9 p.m. “Criminal Minds”
10 p.m. “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation”
8 p.m. “The Big Bang Theory”
8:30 p.m. “The Millers”
9 p.m. “The Crazy Ones”
9:30 p.m. “Two and a Half Men”
10 p.m. “Elementary”
8 p.m. “Undercover Boss”
9 p.m. “Hawaii Five-O”
10 p.m. “Blue Bloods”
8 p.m. Comedytime Saturday
9 p.m. Crimetime Saturday
10 p.m. “48 Hours”
8 p.m. “The Amazing Race”
9 p.m. “The Good Wife”
10 p.m. “The Mentalist” with “Mike & Molly” coming back midseason.
Tell us: What do you think about the upcoming CBS lineup?
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We are SO happy about this! It’s been announced today (May 13th) that CBS has chosen Brooklyn’s new sitcom Friends With Better Lives for the Fall season! We don’t know many details yet but we’ll be posting everything as soon as we know.
CBS Picks Up James Van Der Beek’s Friends with Better Lives
CBS has ordered the series Friends with Better Lives, starring James Van Der Beek, Brooklyn Decker and Kevin Connolly, TVGuide.com has learned.
The multi-camera comedy follows a group of thirtysomethings who each think that the other has it better. Dana Klein and Aaron Kaplan will executive-produce, with Klein also writing.
Friends with Better Lives is the eighth series CBS has ordered. Read about CBS’ other series pickups here.
‘Friends With Better Lives’ Gets Series Order At CBS
CBS has given a series order to multi-camera comedy pilot Friends With Better Lives, which I hear CBS topper Les Moonves, who developed Friends back in his Warner Bros. days, had been hailing as a potential new incarnation of the blockbuster NBC comedy. With its setup as a young ensemble, Friends With Better Lives could certainly become a successor to CBS’ departing comedy How I Met Your Mother. Written by Dana Klein and directed by James Burrows, Friends With Better Lives revolves around a group of 30-something friends who each think the other has it better. I hear the series pickup deal came after 48 hours of intense negotiations, spearheaded by executive producer Aaron Kaplan of Kapital Entertainment. He is exec producing Friends with Klein for 20th Century Fox TV. The ensemble cast includes James Van Der Beek, Brooklyn Decker, Rick Donald, Kevin Connolly, Zoe Lister Jones, Majandra Delfino. Friends With Better Lives was one of two CBS comedy pilots at the network still in contention. I hear the other, Bad Teacher, is still a possibility for midseason. CBS’ current tally of new comedy series stands at five — Friends and Crazy Ones, We Are Men, The Millers and Mom. That is more than double what CBS ordered on the comedy side last May and the most comedy orders at the network in a long time.
Congratulations to Brooklyn on this exciting new project, we can’t wait to see her on our TVs every week
As we previously announced on twitter, Brooklyn attended the MET Gala again this year. The theme this year was “PUNK: Chaos to Couture” so Brooklyn was wearing her best classy-punk look. Enjoy the pictures in our gallery.
Her dress was made by Peter Pilotto and her makeup was done by Melville Pipino.