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Robert De Niro Crashes Brooklyn World Cup Party

“Are you floppin’ to me?”

FIFAWorldCupLogoMercifully, today’s rain-soaked Germany-USA contest featured very little of that aspect of the otherwise usually beautiful game. But if it had, a certain unexpected guest at a Brooklyn viewing party could have most authoritatively yelled out that query to the big-screen TV.

From Hunter Walker‘s report:

De Niro was in Brooklyn’s Cobble Hill neighborhood Thursday to film The Intern and, according to a neighbor, he wanted to take a break to watch the crucial World Cup game between the United States and Germany. The neighbor told Business Insider their apartment building got an email from Warner Bros. asking if they could help De Niro see the game.

The initial idea was to secure permission to put a satellite dish on the roof of that building. But in the end, something very different transpired. To find out what happened, read the rest of Walker’s Business Insider item.

Brooklyn also plays a major role in the plot of the film De Niro took a break from. From IMDb:

Ben Whittaker (De Niro), a retired widower in his 70s, answers an advertisement seeking senior interns at a Brooklyn startup and soon finds himself in the middle of a hurricane created by young company chief Jules Ostin (Anne Hathaway), whose online clothing business, which she started in her kitchen a year and a half ago, has taken off and put her in charge of 250 employees. Jules is initially skeptical of bringing an old-timer like Ben into the mix, especially since Jules is juggling her business with a demanding home life that includes husband Matt and daughter Paige.

[H/T: Leslie Larson]

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