Donning a yellow bikini for the famed Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issue cover or starring alongside J-Lo and Cameron Diaz on the silver screen? Piece of cake. Sunday afternoon is when model and actress Brooklyn Decker says she will experience more than a few butterflies in her stomach. The 27-year-old Decker will take the stage at The Rock — aka Newark’s Prudential Center — where she will usher in the Special Olympics USA Games as one of the co-hosts, along with 76ers point guard Michael Carter-Williams. The Games begin Saturday and run through June 21 in the Garden State.
“It’s of course going to be a little nerve-wrecking, but it’s so moving, and such an inspirational room to be in,” Decker tells The Score. “Everyone is excited and supportive. So if you’re ever going to be nervous, that’s the place you want to be nervous.”
Decker says she has been involved with the organization — which provides year-round sports training and competition to kids and adults with intellectual disabilities — for about six years, and was inspired to do so in large part because of her aunt, a Special Olympics athlete in tennis and basketball.
“It’s a cause that I’ve seen the effects of in my own family, in my own community. When I started in this crazy business that I now work in, I wanted to think of things that I could get involved with and bring a voice to,” she says. “I approached them, ‘Can I get involved? What can I do? Can I be an ambassador?’ It started as something that was small and close to me, and grew from there.”
Brooklyn plans to watch as many of the events as possible, although she will be pulling extra hard for the athletes from North Carolina, her home state.
“I’ll hopefully visit with the North Carolina team. I’ll take the whole (Games) in, show my support. I think that’s what it’s all about. There are 70,000 spectators this year, so I am going to be one, cheering everybody on.”
Brooklyn attended the 2014 CMT Music Awards held at the Bridgestone Arena on Wednesday evening (June 4) in Nashville, Tenn where she was joined by her ‘Friends With Better Lives’ co-star, James Van Der Beek. During the ceremony Brooklyn took to the stage with Jason Aldean to present an award. She wore a Jill Stuart dress and Manolo Blahnik shoes. See photos!
Us Weekly has exclusively revealed that Brooklyn is set to present at the 2014 CMT Music Awards on Wednesday, June 4. Hosted by Kristen Bell, other presenters include: Beth Behrs, James Van Der Beek, Cassadee Pope, Kate Walsh, LeAnn Rimes, Rascal Flatts, and Steve Austin. Performances this year include Blake Shelton, Brantley Gilbert, Carrie Underwood, Dierks Bentley, Eric Church, Florida Georgia Line, Hunter Hayes, Jake Owen, Jennifer Nettles, Kacey Musgraves, Keith Urban, Lady Antebellum, Lee Ann Womack, Little Big Town, Luke Bryan, and Miranda Lambert.
Tune in to the CMT Music Awards on June 4 at 8 P.M. EST (broadcasting live from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena) on CMT!
We are very disappointed to inform you that CBS decided to cancel ‘Friends With Better Lives’ after just five episodes. The network ordered 13 episodes of the sitcom, two more are still on the schedule so it’s unclear right now if CBS will end up releasing the rest.
Brooklyn attended The Hill’s and Entertainment Tonight’s celebration of the 100th White House Correspondents’ Association Dinner weekend at the Embassy of Canada on May 2, 2014 in Washington, DC. Brooklyn wore a Martin Grant jumpsuit, Christian Louboutin shoes, a Rauwolf clutch, and Kara Ross jewelry. See photos!
Five production stills from upcoming episodes of ‘Friends With Better Lives’ have been added to our gallery, thanks to Claudia. Below you will also find synopsis of the episodes.
“The Bicycle Thieves” — Lowell joins Bobby and Will for a boys’ night of debauchery, and Kate insists that Jules gets special treatment because she’s hot. Also, Andi becomes insecure when she discovers that Bobby has Playboy models as patients, on FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES Monday, May 5 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.
“Yummy Mummy” — When Kate finds out that the man she is dating has a daughter, she freaks out until she learns the daughter is twenty three years old. But when the daughter meets Will and they start dating, Will taunts Kate about it endlessly. Also, Andi loves the idea of a playgroup dad flirting with her, on FRIENDS WITH BETTER LIVES Monday, May 12 (8:30-9:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network.