Loreal Ad

Recently, Gerard Butler filmed an add for L'Oreal Paris. Here is an early version of the ad that will air next week. Video Credit: GBGals.com

A Biker

Gerard Butler was seen cruising the streets of Los Angeles on Thursday November 24th, riding his vintage BMW motorcycle, and wearing a true biker’s outfit that matched perfectly with his new slim silhouette.

Gerard Butler

Charity Founder Award

Gerard Butler his the red carpet at the 2010 CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute held at The Shrine Auditorium on Saturday (November 20) in Los Angeles. He presented an award to the founder of a Scottish charity for his work feeding hungry children.

Magnus MacFarlane-Barrow flew to LA to pick up the prize of £16,000 for the charity Mary's Meals which he founded in 1992. The former salmon-farmer from Argyll shared the stage with Gerard Butler at a ceremony in Hollywood on Saturday.

Mr MacFarlane-Barrow was the only British nominee selected for the CNN Hollywood Heroes show, an award scheme which recognises "ordinary people having an extraordinary impact".

Butler said: "I'm proud because he's a fellow Scot. Every day Magnus lets children know that they matter, that someone thousands of miles away cares about them."

Butler described the founding of Mary's Meals, which happened when Magnus and his brother Fergus made a plan to deliver aid to Bosnia while having a drink at their local pub.

He said: "Whenever a story starts like this: 'two brothers walk into a bar', it doesn't end well but this story is different.

"Magnus Macfarlane-Barrow walked into a bar with his brother. They were having a drink and talked about the heart-wrenching images of the Bosnian war they'd just seen on the TV. So they made an extraordinary decision that most of us don't make. They decided to help."

Mary's Meals provides a school meal a day for almost 460,000 children in 16 countries. The prize money will be spent on school-feeding projects in Malawi, where the charity supports more than 12% of primary school children.

Mr Macfarlane-Barrow said: "It's wonderful to be able to receive this award on behalf of the thousands of people who are working to realise the vision we have that every child in the world will be able to receive at least one meal every day in a place of education."

CNN Heroes

This year's "CNN Heroes: An All Star Tribute" will definitely be a star-filled night, as more celebs are lined up to attend the event, which will honor all of the Top 10 CNN Heroes (who you can view at CNNHeroes.com) as well as the CNN Hero of the Year.

Jessica Alba, Kid Rock, Kiefer Sutherland, Aaron Eckhart, Gerard Butler and Marisa Tomei will be in attendance along with stars like Halle Berry, Demi Moore, LL Coool J and Renee Zellweger.

In addition to performances from Bon Jovi and Sugarland, Grammy-winning artist John Legend has been added to the slate for a set that will also feature rapper Common and singer Melanie Fiona.

No More 300

Gerard Butler is not that eager on the idea of making a sequel for the movie 300.

He thinks that it would be impossible for him to get back in shape for the role.

According ShowbizSpy, the Ugly Truth actor admits training for the first flick was “torture” — and he doesn’t really want to have to do it again.

“I don’t know if I can ever get back in that kind of shape because I was ridiculous in that movie. I don’t think I’d be capable of that again.

“I know there is still talk of another 300 movie but I’m not sure if I have what it takes to torture myself like that again.”


Gerard Butler is in talks to star in the sci-fi action movie Afterburn, reports Deadline.

Brooklyn's Finest director Antoine Fuqua has also entered negotiations to board the project, which is based on the comic book from Canadian publisher Red 5.

The movie takes place on a post-apocalyptic Earth that has been destroyed by a solar flare. Butler will lead a group of treasure hunters who return to the scorched planet to capture valued items such as the Mona Lisa and the Crown Jewels.

A Man Apart writer Christian Gudegast will rework the script, while Tobey Maguire and Neal Moritz are attached as producers.

Happy Birthday

Gerard Butler rocked out to celebrate his birthday over the weekend (13-14Nov10) - he performed a song with JOHN MAYER in front of party guests including KATE HUDSON and JAY-Z.

The 300 star turned 41 in style on Saturday night (13Nov10) by hiring out The Darby restaurant in New York and inviting 100 guests to celebrate.

Adrien Brody, U2's Bono, actor Jason Statham and professional skateboarder Tony Hawk all turned out for the event, which saw Butler take the mic to sing Mustang Sally with Mayer.

Butler also gave a rendition of Oasis' Wonderwall, before Mayer sang his own hit Who Says, reports New York Post gossip column PageSix.

A source tells the publication, "He had a pretty good voice - it wasn't what you'd expect from the guy from 300. It was epic. He was also in the deejay booth a lot and got the deejay to play a lot of rock, '80s and funk."

Losing Weight

Gerard Butler put on 30 pounds by eating six meals a day for his role in Machine Gun Preacher.
To prepare for his new role playing 18th-century poet Robert Burns, Gerard is frantically trying to slim down and shed the excess weight.

"He stopped eating pastas and sweets, and is working out," says a close friend. "In two weeks, he’s dropped 15 pounds!"

"I have been hitting the gym every day, and I try to train. I dieted and just looked after myself for a change. Normally, I beat myself up during movies, and then I spend a few months recovering. I am in the recovering process, and I am being nice to myself," said Gerry.

Legal Trouble

Scottish actor Gerard Butler is facing a lawsuit over the name of his production company.

The owners of Hollywood firm Evil Twin Prods have sued The Bounty Hunter star and his business partner Alan Siegel, who named their company Evil Twins Entertainment.

According to the papers filed in the court, Kristen Armfield and Harri Mark of Evil Twin Prods have a registered trademark on Evil Twin and have used the banner since their launch in 1996.

They maintain they have received calls intended for Butler's Evil Twins since its creation in 2008.

Armfield and Mark are demanding an injunction as well as $2 million in statutory damages for alleged unfair competition.

Tea with Brody

Courtney Love bid $17,000 dollars to have tea with the Oscar winner, Adrien Brody, at Paul Haggis's Artists For Peace And Justice fundraiser for Haitian schools on November 5th, 2010.

Courtney is said to have entered into a fierce bidding war with Scottish actor Gerard Butler for the date with Adrien during the auction. Gerry would raise his bidding paddle every time Adrien’s name was mentioned.

2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

Gerard Butler attended the 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show on Wednesday (November 10) at NYC’s Lexington Avenue Armory.

He chatted with actress Malin Ackerman and Kings of Leon’s Jared and Caleb Followill before the show started.

At the official after-party held at nightlife hotspot Lavo, he chatted with Karolina Kurkova, Jessica Stam, singer Maxwell and director Paul Haggis.

The show airs as a special on CBS Nov. 30 at 10 p.m.

Gerard Butler at 2010 Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show

The Next Three Days

Gerard Butler attended the premiere of the thriller The Next Three Days on Thursday (November 9) at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York.

He was there to support Russell Crowe, who stars in the flick about a man who plans to break his wife out of jail after she’s accused for a murder he believe she did not commit.

Victoria's Secret Model

Gerard Butler was seen in the company of Victoria's Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio – at Big Apple nightspot Provocateur, where they checked out the documentary Take One, about deejay collective Swedish House Mafia.
"They were having a great time hanging out with friends," an onlooker tells us. "He was really enjoying the screening."

Home for Christmas

Gerard Butler revealed that he will be going home to Scotland for Christmas – and doing the dishes.

“I’m going home to Scotland for Christmas, and I will be washing the dishes for Christmas, that’s for sure,” he told People magazine.

Despite loving his home country, Butler said he has learned to love New York. He said:

"New York's my favourite city, I love it here. I've been having fun here.
Even just at this party tonight, I've run into some friends that I've known for years – friends from Australia, from London – who have actually just moved here, and the excitement on their faces when they talk about their New York living experience... Nobody loves their city like they do in New York."

A School For Haiti

Gerard Butler attended the Artists for Peace and Justice at its "Let’s Build a School for Haiti" fundraising dinner on Friday (November 5) at NYC’s Salon Millesime.

He spent much of the evening alongside actor Adrien Brody while also mingling with filmmaker Paul Haggis and Israeli TV presenter Moran Atias.

Gerry is a part of APJ’s Advisory Board, along with a handful of celebs including Daniel Craig, Russell Crowe, James Franco, Penelope Cruz, Clint Eastwood and Charlize Theron.

A Perfect Gentelman

Gerard Butler proved he's the perfect gentleman during a night out in New York City last Thursday (10/28) by coming to the rescue of a girl who fell over in the street.

The 300 star enjoyed an evening with friends at trendy Manhattan restaurant Villa Pacri on Thursday. After leaving the restaurant, the group found a woman lying in the street outside after having tripped on her high-heeled shoes, according to the New York Daily News.

Butler reportedly dashed over to help her to her feet, while his friends picked up the contents of her purse which had scattered in the fall before sending the grateful girl on her way.