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Jan 21,2015

‘Results’ to premiere at Sundance Film Festival!

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Brooklyn’s upcoming movie Results will premiere this week during Sundance Film Festival! And slowly new information about the movie has started to come out.

Meet the 2015 Sundance Filmmakers #20: Andrew Bujalski Learned a New Language to Make the ‘Commercial’ Comedy ‘Results’
By Ana Souza | Indiewire

Andrew Bujalski is no stranger to the Sundance Film Festival, having premiered his fourth feature “Computer Chess” there in 2013, where it nabbed the Alfred Sloan Feature Film Prize. This time, however, Bujalski returns to the Festival with a slew of name actors in his much-anticipated “Results”, which will debut in the Festival’s U.S. Competition section. Featuring the likes of Cobie Smulders, Guy Pearce, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, and Anthony Michael Hall, the film explores the intricate lives of personal trainers and promises a bittersweet look at the culture of self-improvement.

What’s your film about in 140 characters or less?
A couple of good-looking personal trainers are having trouble falling in love. Maybe a depressed pothead can help them?

Now what’s it REALLY about?
Self-improvement (does it exist?). Austin TX. The disaster of falling in love. Dogs, cats. Guitars, drums. “It’s not about the money, brother.” Bulging biceps! Yoga pants. Two road trips, one to New York, one to the Brooklyn-of-the-desert. Loneliness. Habits of single men. A young woman at high speed. Training (for what)? Service providers and their clients. Romantic comedy. Stammering. A red water bottle. Pull ups (a true measure of strength). Divorce. New love. Occasional sex.

Tell us briefly about yourself.
The Boston Globe describes me as “unerringly polite and somewhat disheveled.”

What was the biggest challenge in completing this film?
I know the movie is plenty idiosyncratic and personal…but it was also intended to be at least kinda sorta semi- quasi-…”commercial”…& that for me felt like learning a new language.

What do you want Sundance audiences to take away from your film?
I hope people have fun with it, and if they’re fans of these actors (Guy Pearce, Cobie Smulders, Kevin Corrigan, Giovanni Ribisi, Anthony Michael Hall, Brooklyn Decker, Constance Zimmer, & many more!) I hope these performances pack some surprises for them.

Are there any films that inspired you?
Too many to name. But if you’re asking if my movie is intended specifically as homage to Rocky II, yes, sure, I guess it is.

What’s next?
Hoping to shoot another movie this year. Long term, hoping someday to take a warm bath / long nap.

What cameras did you shoot on?
Arri Alexa, in part thanks to an excellent grant from Film Independent!

Did you crowdfund? If so, via what platform? If not, why?
It’s inspiring & humbling when crowdfunding works, but not doing it–if you have financiers crazy enough to just write the checks themselves–is lovely.

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Jan 07,2014

Brooklyn Decker & Bar Refaeli to host a Pre-SuperBowl Party

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Super Bowl 2014 fan guide: Parties in New York

Times Square is the setting for at least one big-ticket Super Bowl party stocked with supermodels and celebrities

SUPER BOWL 2014 NEWS

There is much truth to the idea that the Super Bowl is played in New York, but highly celebrated in New York. There’s a whole lineup of VIP, high-profile and big-ticket parties and shows landing in Manhattan and New York during Super Bowl week, in addition to invite-only NFL parties in the Meadowlands.

Anticipate celebrity-studded red carpets as party organizers take advantage of the high-wattage talent the Big Apple can attract.

Rappers, models, chefs, NFL players, actors, TV personalities, soul singers and country crooners will all hit the party circuit. And for those who can’t spare the hundreds and thousands required to access these fetes, there’s always another time-honored game to play — gawking.

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Aug 20,2013

Brooklyn & Andy on how they met and deciding on Andy’s retirement

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This is quite rare as Brooklyn & Andy are very private about their lives but they did an interview together for Andy’s interview for a HBO show, they discuss how they met and how Andy decided with Brooklyn to retire from tennis.

Roddick on HBO’s Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel: Excerpt

by Staff | August 19th, 2013

Now in its 19th season, REAL SPORTS WITH BRYANT GUMBEL, TV’s only sports program recognized with a prestigious 2012 George Foster Peabody Award, presents more enterprising features and reporting when its 197th edition, available in HDTV, debuts at a special time TUESDAY, AUG. 20 (9:00-10:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO.

Segments include: Andy Roddick, now 30, retired from tennis in Aug. 2012 after a fourth-round exit at the US Open, where he captured his lone Grand Slam title in 2003. Retirement has changed not only Roddick’s life, but also the face of American tennis. Meanwhile, the outspoken Roddick has found a niche in broadcasting, recently signing on to co-host “Fox Sports Live” on the newly established Fox Sports 1 network. In this REAL SPORTS/Sports Illustrated collaboration, Roddick sits down with correspondent Mary Carillo on the eve of the 2013 US Open to talk about his post-tennis endeavors and the state of the game they both love. Also interviewed is Roddick’s wife, former supermodel Brooklyn Decker.

EXCERPTS:

Andy Roddick did not plan on retiring after his 13th US Open last summer, but two days after arriving in New York he says that something felt very different when he woke up.

ANDY RODDICK: “I woke up and — I was kinda pacing around my hotel room for an hour or so.  Brooklyn was out — kinda running some errands. And I said, ‘You need to come back ’cause I’m kind of in a weird deal right now.’”

BROOKLYN DECKER: “And I came home. And he said, ‘This is it.’ That’s exactly what he said. He said, ‘I am done.  This is it.’”

Roddick’s wife, the former supermodel Brooklyn Decker, explains further about the day he decided to leave the game of tennis.

BROOKLYN DECKER: “It was his 30th birthday. Oh, such an emotional day. And I said, ‘Do you want to wait on this, and — and just maybe sleep on it, and announce it tomorrow? You know — are you in a bad mood today? You know, are you on your period?’ I asked him all the questions one would.”

ANDY RODDICK: “We talked it out and — that was that. I decided at 10:00 that morning and I was at a press conference at 5:00 or 6:00 that evening.”

Roddick and Decker discuss how they came to be a couple.

BROOKLYN DECKER: “Andy will tell you that he quote-unquote stalked me. I just thought it was incredibly creepy that I got a random call saying, ‘Hey, this guy wants your number.’ I mean, it’s — it’s a little weird. So I’m like, ‘No, that’s — no thank you. Like, if we can meet, he can come up to me and ask for my number. But it’s not gonna be through his agent.’ So five months goes by. My agent showed me a press conference from the Aussie Open in ’07.  Yeah…”

MARY CARILLO: “It’s a classic.”

BROOKLYN DECKER: “It’s a classic.”

MARY CARILLO: “Yes.”

BROOKLYN DECKER: “So he shows me the press conference. And I was like, ‘This guy is pretty funny.’ He came to New York for our first date. And we’ve been together ever since.”

ANDY RODDICK: “I didn’t know that until yesterday. She said she had watched videos and said I was funny, but I didn’t know it was that one specifically.”

MARY CARILLO: “That press conference has done a lot for you.”

ANDY RODDICK:  “It’s done a lot for me, we’re standing here probably because of it too.”

The golden age of American tennis had produced one superstar after another. From Connors and McEnroe…to Andre Agassi and Pete Sampras. Roddick was supposed to be next.

ANDY RODDICK: “Everyone wanted me to be Pete or Andre, and I would’ve loved to have been those guys, you know. And I would’ve loved nothing more. But I slept well at night knowing that I had had a productive day and kinda built towards the goal of winning another one. It didn’t happen. But I put myself in position a lot. And it was real close.”

Roddick made it to four more Grand Slam finals. All four times he lost to Roger Federer.

ANDY RODDICK: “I was very good for a long time and I think people respect the way I went about it.  And — you know frankly the fact that I was a smart-ass probably got some play also.”

Retirement didn’t last long for Andy Roddick. When Fox Sports was looking for just the right personalities for their brand new 24-hour sports network, Roddick was an unlikely choice.

ANDY RODDICK: “They were hiring me because they understood my personality and they didn’t wanna like, rein it in, they just wanna make sure that I don’t get ‘em kicked off the air — you know.”

MARY CARILLO: “And you’re gonna get to wear makeup.”

ANDY RODDICK: “I know. It’s completely emasculating. ‘Andy, makeup.’ I’m like, ‘I’m good today. I’m feelin’ really good about where my skin’s at today. I think we’re good.’ Doesn’t work.”

Andy reflects on the manner in which he chose to retire.

ANDY RODDICK: “I think I got it right. I’m positive I got it right. And I’ve talked about it — you know, with some friends. And they were like, ‘We can’t believe you just pulled the trigger like that, gone.’ And I was like, ‘Yeah, it was — it was ballsy. It probably wasn’t smart.’  But it went exactly how I wanted it to go.”

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Feb 19,2013

Stylecaster discusses Valentine’s Day with Brooklyn

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SUPERMODEL BROOKLYN DECKER ON WHY SHE NEVER SPENDS VALENTINE’S DAY WITH HUSBAND ANDY RODDICK

In honor of Valentine’s Day tomorrow, Gillette is hosting the World’s Largest Shave & Kiss Event tomorrow in New York at the Time Warner Center, and the event will feature an appearance from established model and aspiring actress Brooklyn Decker. As a Sports Illustrated swimsuit model, she’s nabbed quite a fan following—us among them!—and with recent roles on Fox’s “The New Girl” and the movie “Battleship,” it would seem Decker is just getting started.

We caught up with the supermodel today to chat about everything from her date night style to why she never spends Valentine’s Day with her husband Andy Roddick. Read on to hear about her upcoming event with Gillette, as well as her biggest recent splurge!

StyleCaster: When it comes to date night, how do you like to dress?

Brooklyn Decker: I’m definitely more of a tomboy than I am a feminine girl. If it’s a special day—like a birthday or holiday—I’ll try to make an effort and I’ll put on a dress, but generally, it’s just jeans and a T-shirt for me!

You’re married to former tennis star Andy Roddick. What’s been your most memorable Valentine’s Day together?

Well, Valentine’s Day always falls over the same week as the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue reveal, so I’ve been with my girlfriends on Valentine’s Day for the past six years. It’s actually a really fun way to spend the day! Andy and I aren’t huge celebrators—I haven’t gotten him a great present, I should work on that!

What’s the nicest thing he’s ever done for you?

I can’t share that! He’ll be embarrassed. That’s for me to know.

Tell us a little bit about your work with Gillette.

I’ve worked with Gillette in the past, and we did this really fun project called the Kiss and Tell experiment. We surveyed tons of women as to whether or not they preferred kissing a clean shaven guy or a stubbly guy. 85% of women said a clean shaven guy was more desirable, so tomorrow at Time Warner Center in New York we’re going to be helping guys out so they can get some action. We’re trying to break two records: The amount of kisses a couple can exchange in a minute, and the largest shave lesson in history. It’s funny to think there are already records for these, but there are!

Do you have anything in your closet that you’ll never get rid of?

I’m a bit of a hoarder so I have a bit of a hard time getting rid of my clothes. I have an annual “gift to your girlfriends” thing. Lsat year I went to the Met Ball with Tory Burch and she gave me two pairs of fox-printed flats and I wear them all the time and I’ll never get rid of them. I also have this T-shirt that my dad actually made with paint and it has a racecar on it! I wear it all the time, it fits perfectly.

Do you have any recent splurges that you’re excited about?

Way too many! I just bought a pair of Isabel Marant boots. I wear her stuff all the time. They’re sort of a flat motorcycle boot with stars on them.

 

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Feb 19,2013

Brooklyn Decker on her next film role and love for TV on CBS News

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Brooklyn Decker attends The world’s largest shave & kiss event with Gillette at the Time Warner Center on Feb. 14, 2013, in New York.
The 25-year-old actress was in New York away from her sweetheart, Andy Roddick, to work a “Shave and Kiss” event for Gillette. Guys made sure they had a clean shave before puckering up in hopes of breaking the world record for the most kisses in one minute by a couple.

“It’s one of the funnier things that I’ve ever seen because I think the record is 258 kisses in a minute. So if you think about that, it’s four kisses a second so these people are grabbing each other’s faces and basically banging their heads against one another,” Decker told CBSNews.com. “At least they’re doing it clean-shaven and they’re not giving their girlfriends beard-burn, but it’s pretty funny to watch.”

After the shaving lesson and kissing contest, Decker, who graced the 2010 cover of Sports Illustrated, spent some quality time with friends in New York on Thursday night.

“I’ve never really been a big celebrator of it [Valentine’s Day]. I’m usually with my girlfriends,” she said, adding, “This is around the time that Sports Illustrated comes out, so I’ve always been with the girls of the magazine since I was 18 years old. But some of my best Valentine’s memories would probably be when you’re a really little kid and you’re in school and you had to make Valentines for everyone in your class. It was the sweetest thing.”

Now Decker has a permanent Valentine. Decker and Roddick, 30, married in April 2009 and because of their busy schedules, Decker says their relationship still feels fresh. “Luckily travel allows me to do that,” she said.

Decker likely has some traveling coming up very soon, as she’s close to nabbing her next film role.

“I especially love comedy, so we have something in the works now that I can’t announce yet, but hopefully soon I can announce a comedy that I have coming up. It will be pretty fun,” she said. “That’s [comedy] definitely something I find I’m most comfortable in.”

Decker showed off her acting skills in 2012’s “What to Expect When You’re Expecting” and “Battleship,” as well as 2011’s “Just Go With It.”

And she recently made a guest appearance on the Fox sitcom, “New Girl,” starring Zooey Deschanel. A big fan of the show (she’s seen every episode), Decker says she jumped at the opportunity.

“The cast was incredible. This is their second season, so they’ve been working together for a little while now,” Decker said. “The chemistry is great. It’s very fraternal. Everyone’s improving with each other and throwing jokes at each other. It was a great familial set.”

After her “New Girl” appearance, Decker, who previously appeared on “Ugly Betty” and “Chuck,” may have caught the television bug.

“TV is something that’s pretty new to me,” she said. “I kind of started in television and then I did mostly movies and I’ve gone back a little bit to television and I really love it.”

It’s been a few years since Decker has done any modeling, as she continues to shift her focus to film and TV.

“I’m doing all acting and I’m just lucky that I’m actually able to work so hopefully, knock on wood, I’ll stay lucky and continue to work on the acting side,” she said.

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Feb 14,2013

Brooklyn Decker Interviewed by Modelinia at The world’s largest shave & kiss event with Gillette

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Football Player Ray Rice and Actress Brooklyn Decker attend The world’s largest shave & kiss event with Gillette at Time Warner Center and Modelinia was there and they interviewed Brooklyn. Here is the full interview.

1. What’s going on down there today?  I heard you’re trying to break the record for the largest group shave and largest group of virtual kisses?

Well, it’s Valentine’s Day and Gillette did this really fun Kiss and Tell social experiment where they traveled across the country and found that 85% of women prefer to kiss a guy who has a clean shaven face.  So for Valentine’s Day they decided to help guys get their smooch on and they did a huge shave lesson, after which they attempted to break the world record for the most number of kisses by couples in a minute.  It’s been really interesting.  I actually just posted a Vine video on Twitter and it’s actually terrifying to watch people try to kiss each other.

2. Are there a lot of awkward moments watching all of those kisses happen in front of you?

The thing is, when you are watching them try to break this record they’re just kind of hitting each other.  When you think about it, 250 kisses (the current record) in a minute, it’s 24 per second, so they’re just kind of head butting each other to beat the time, so it’s actually quite entertaining and a great way to spend Valentine’s Day.

3. Do you prefer your men clean shaven or a little scruffy?

I do, I like a clean shave.  I think scruffy looks cool, but it’s never fun to kiss.  It looks good on a guy, makes him look a little rugged, but quite frankly, it really burns your face, burns your skin and it’s just never fun to kiss a guy who’s not clean shaven.  At least says 85%.

4. What’s your idea of the perfect Valentine’s Day date?

I’ve never been a big Valentine’s Day celebrator.  I actually don’t remember the last time I celebrated it.  I think like staying home and cooking dinner sounds fun.  You’re beating all of the Valentine’s Day crowds at the restaurants in like New York where I know everything is booked.  So I think sharing a bottle of wine and having dinner at home sounds fun.

5. What’s the best Valentine’s Day present you ever received?

I don’t know if I really have one because I never really celebrated it a ton.  The most fun Valentine’s Days I’ve had were when I was like in elementary school and everyone in class would give each other little valentines and write each other little notes.  This is a weird story, but I remember when I was in elementary school I used to watch The Simpsons, which was probably inappropriate.  There was this one episode though where Lisa gets this Valentine’s Day card and it said, “I choo, choo, choose you.”  Well, someone actually gave me a “choo, choo, choose you” card and I remember being so excited, so that was probably one of the best Valentine’s Day gifts I’ve ever gotten.

6. You were recently on The New Girl.  What has the transition from modeling to TV been like for you?

It’s tough!  I definitely have to work my butt off just to get better at it.  There are all of these people around me who have been doing television, so I definitely have to work harder at it, but I love it.  I love being on set and I love working with comedians, so to me, it’s just been the most rewarding, fun job and I’m very lucky to be doing it.

7. The SI Swimsuit issue just came out.  Have you seen it yet? What did you think of this year’s issue?

I haven’t seen the issue yet, but obviously I’ve seen the cover.  I’m definitely going to have to pick up my copy at the airport today.  But I thought the cover was beautiful.  I mean the fact they shot in Antarctica is really special because obviously they’ve never done that before, so it’s a very unique, very special cover.

Source: Modelinia