Gerard Butler and a slew of other stars have been sued for allegedly stiffing two former employees out of overtime pay at a Hollywood restaurant the celebs co-own.

The ex-workers - a cook and a dishwasher - at Shin BBQ filed the suit today in Los Angeles County Superior Court claiming the owners cheated them out of wages, rest time, and meal breaks.

Shin BBQ is a popular Korean barbeque joint in Hollywood co-owned by Gerard, Danny and Chris Masterson, Laura Prepon, and several others including Steve Aoki - whose father Rocky founded Benihana.

The workers are asking for their back pay, other damages, and an order forcing the restaurant owners to open their payroll books

The Bricklayer

Millennium Films has acquired the rights to The Bricklayer, the best-selling novel by former FBI agent Noah Boyd, and attached Gerard Butler to star as a rogue former agent who’s called in to help battle a criminal group that is demanding an escalating series of multi-million dollar ransom payments.

Hanna Weg (Enigma) is adapting the novel for the screen. Butler, Alan Siegel and Danielle Robinson are producing, with Erik Lindsay and Weg serving as executive producers.

The Bricklayer was published by William Morrow in January, 2010. Boyd is actually a pseudonym used by former FBI agent Paul Lindsay. In the book, his main character, Steve Vail, is a former FBI agent, working as a Chicago bricklayer, whom the agency reaches out to help track down and combat the criminal gang. The plot also involves a female deputy director at the FBI who is assigned to work with Vail – a part that that has not yet been cast.

Celtic Legends XI

Gerard Butler celebrates during a charity soccer match on Tuesday (August 9) in Glasgow, Scotland.

The 41-year-old Scottish stud played on the Celtic Legends XI team against a Manchester United Legends XI group at Celtic Park.

The game benefited Oxfam’s East Africa Famine Appeal - and over 50,000 people came out for the match!

“This is a great cause and one we should all support. The charitable spirit and generosity of our supporters is well-known and we’re sure our fans will once again lend their backing to support the many thousands of people in Africa who need our help,” Celtic manager Neil Lennon said in a release.

Gerard Butler - Celtic Legends

Hollywood Foreign Press Association Lunch

Gerard Butler suits up for the Hollywood Foreign Press Association’s 2011 Installation Luncheon held at the Beverly Hills Hotel on Thursday (August 4) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The 41-year-old Scottish actor met up with his producer pal Ryan Kavanaugh at the event.

Over $1 million in grants were presented to various arts organizations.

Manchester United

Gerard Butler attended a soccer match with nightlife impresario Ronnie Madra and actress Melissa George - at Red Bull Arena on Wednesday (July 27) in Harrison, New Jersey.

The 41-year-old Scottish stud watched as the 2011 MLS All-Stars played against Manchester United. Manchester ended up winning the game 4-0!


Gerard Butler was on a plane from Heathrow to LAX and spotted a hot babe sitting in 42B. Within minutes an air hostess handed the brunette beauty a piece of paper.

Chang left her seat to have a chat with Butler during the flight but only after telling the actor she had a boyfriend. The model approached him after staff presented her with a note asking for her number. Indeed, during their chat the Scottish actoroffered to take her and her boyfriend out for dinner.

The stunner in seat 42B was Seana-Marie Chang, a model from New York, with an impressive portfolio.

Swiss Alps

Scottish actor Gerard Butler showed off his adventurous side after completing a paragliding dive in the Swiss Alps in July 2011.

He had a short break in Switzerland with his mother Margaret and step-father, from Perthshire, as his guests. They were staying in the luxurious Omnia Mountain Lodge, a boutique hotel and spa above the town where suites cost almost £1000 a night.

Butler was strapped into a safety harness and leaped off the mountain, enjoying a 20-minute cruise in the sky before crash-landing on a bale of hay.

His instructor Dani Behling tells Scotland's Sunday Mail, "At the beginning, he was really spooked, saying things like, 'Oh my God, I'm scared.' But after a few minutes he relaxed and was very quiet and enjoyed it...

After his Swiss break, Butler flew back to London then on to Los Angeles.

Gerard Butler - Paragliding

Actor of the Year

Gerard Butler arrived in the volcanic Italian island of Ischia on Saturday (July 9) for the Ischia Global Film Fest - which takes place from July 10-17th. Gerry is in town for the Ischia Film Festival, where he was honored with the distinction of Actor of the Year.

He spent time with Pascal Vicedomini, founder of the Ischia Film Festival on July 9, and later went shirtless while spending time on a boat with a mystery girl.

He enjoyed a meal with Leonardo DiCaprio and others later the same day.

On Sunday (July 10), Gerry went for a ride on the water with film director Eli Roth and rocker Sting.

He found time to go sightseeing on Monday (July 11) around town in Ischia, Italy. The same day he received the highest accolade at Ischia Film Festival.

Scottish actor Gerard Butler has received the highest accolade at Ischia Film Festival - the actor of the year award.

He arrived back in NY on Thursday (July 21).

Shirtless Again

Gerard Butler showed off his toned shirtless body near Malibu, California at the end of June 2011. He was spotted with a mystery brunette on June 26th. They walked separately down the beach after they spotted the awaiting photographers.

Invited to join the Academy

Gerard Butler and Robbie Coltrane have invited to become members of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences – a group made up of actors and film industry professionals who have a vote in deciding Oscar winners. Every year the Academy chooses to invite those individuals who have achieved exceptional work in the various creative and executive fields of filmmaking. They are among the 178 artists, directors, producers and executives invited to join the Academy this year.

CFDA Awards

Gerard Butler presented the award for Best Menswear Designer at the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America) awards held at Lincoln Center’s Alice Tully Hall on Monday (June 6) in New York City.

Gerry was spotted "chatting, flirting and laughing" with 24-year-old Ashley Greene at the after-party. The 41-year-old Bounty Hunter star ordered a drink for the 24-year-old Twilight star and made her laugh at his sing-along to Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'". The Scottish charmer even put a hand on her butt.

Shirtless in Maui

Gerard Butler took a break from work in Los Angeles to relax on the Hawaii beach, where he showed off his six pack. Check this out.

Gerard Butler in Hawaii

Book of Mormon

Gerard Butler, Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Hudson were seen at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre in New York City on April 30th.

"The Book of Mormon" is a story about "two young Mormon missionaries who travel to a dangerous part of Uganda to spread the word about their religion."

Art Lover

Gerard Butler was spotted in Jackson Square on Sunday (April 24) in the French Quarter in New Orleans, Louisiana.

He was checking the local art scene with two friends. He has been in Louisiana shooting his latest movie.

New Indian Muse

Kangana Ranaut is the new friend of Hollywood actor Gerard Butler. Gerard Butler met Kangana on the set of ‘Happy New Year’ in Los Angeles and both bonded strongly as if they knew each other for a long time. Surprisingly, Butler took Kangana on a secret holiday to an unknown destination.

"Kangana was with Butler at the airport. She was supposed to come back with us in the same flight. But she didn't. Possibly, the two got into another flight. She did not tell anybody from the unit where she was headed," a source informs.

The Professionals

British 1970s show 'The Professionals' is to be brought back to life on the big screen, with shooting due to begin later this year.

Film company Lionsgate acquired the rights to the series - which ran on ITV1 for five seasons from 1978 to 1983.

Gerard Butler and Liam Neeson are being considered for the main roles of the two cops - Bodie and Toyle.

Flirting with Jessica Biel is reporting that Jessica Biel, 29, was spotted getting cozy with Gerard Butler, her co-star in the upcoming movie 'Playing the Field,' just five days after the announcement of the surprise split.

Biel and Butler, 41, were first spotted together at a crew member's birthday party at a restaurant in Shreveport, La., where the film is being shot.

A few days later, the couple was seen enjoying cocktails together, and reports have said that Biel and Butler have gone out for dinner a few times.

But a source close to Biel is reported saying that she only wants to be friends with the '300' actor.

A friend of Butler's told E! Online not to expect things to get serious between the two actors. "Gerard says he wants to settle down eventually, but he won't anytime soon, promise, and not with Jessica."

Have a Heart For Children

Gerard Butler attends the Have a Heart For Children fundraising event held at Palihouse Holloway on Wednesday (March 9) in West Hollywood, Calif.

Earlier in the day, Gerard went to a doctor’s appointment at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Beverly Hills.

Fighting with Olivier Martinez

Gerard Butler and Olivier Martinez have been fighting over the size of their penises!

Butler apparently started teasing the hunky French actor — who’s currently dating actress Halle Berry — about how Frenchmen fail in the bedroom department on a night out at LA’s Chateau Marmont.

“Halle, Gerard and Olivier were all having a nice conversation at a table when things suddenly took a turn for the worse,” a source said.

“Gerard began mucking around, bragging about Scotsmen and the size of their packages. He was joking that he could wear kilts and no undies because he was a ‘real man’, and that other Europeans wouldn’t be able to pull a kilt off.

“As the conversation continued, he got more lewd — and funny — but Olivier got less and less impressed. After one gag too many at his expense, he stood up and confronted Gerry.

“Olivier was red in the face and gesticulating wildly. So Halle told them both to lighten up.”

Film Independent Spirit Awards

Gerard Butler attended the Film Independent Spirit Awards Voter Party, held at Santa Monica Place on Saturday (February 26) in Santa Monica, California.

He chatted with his P.S. I Love You co-star, Hilary Swank, at the LG Cinema 3D HDTV lounge.

Later that evening, Gerry dropped by the Montblanc cocktail party hosted by Harvey and Bob Weinstein, where he was spotted spending time with Adrien Brody!

BAFTA Awards

Gerard Butler attended the Orange British Academy Film Awards 2011, held at The Royal Opera House on Sunday (February 13) in London, England. He was back in LA on Feb 15th.

Dining Out

Eva Longoria has been spotted enjoying an intimate meal with fellow star Gerard at the Sunset Tower Hotel in West Hollywood, with the pair reportedly getting along famously.

"They were laughing up a storm and they seemed quite smitten with each other," a source told National Enquirer. "Another brunette tried to cut into their lively conversation, but Gerard showed absolutely no interest and kept gazing at Eva. There chemistry was really hot."


Gerard Butler has signed on to play surfer Rick “Frosty” Hesson in Curtis Hanson’s Mavericks. This is a movie based on the late legendary surfer Jay Moriarty and that Sean Penn was considering the Hesson role. The story will center on Moriarty’s "quest to ride the iconic Northern California break known as Mavericks, where winter swells bring in treacherous waves the size of five-story buildings. Moriarity trained for more than a year under Hesson, forging a relationship that transformed both their lives." Hanson will direct from a script by Kario Salem and Brandon Hooper.


Coriolanus will premiere today (Mon Feb 14) at 7pm on at Berlinale with subsequent showings taking place on Tue Feb 15 at 12pm, 8pm and 11pm at various venues.

‘Machine Gun Preacher’ Advance Reviews

Gerard Butler’s new movie "Machine Gun Preacher" is already off to a flying start. The movie was screened in January and viewers are saying that they were very impressed with his acting and the movie as a whole.
Good luck!


Gerard Butler was seen walking at the beach and watching the kiteboarders and windboarders on Wednesday (February 2) in Hawaii.

Gerard later learnt how to paddle-board from friend and big wave surfer, Dave Kalama.

Gerard met up with pal Laird Hamilton and went jet skiing out in the ocean.

Gerard Butler in Hawaii


Gerard Butler was seen partying at Premiere nightclub on Thursday (January 27) in Los Angeles.

He was joined by Leonardo DiCaprio, who also spent time at Trousdale earlier in the evening with Chace Crawford and Sebastian Stan.

Save the Children

Gerard Butler attended a Bulgari private event to benefit Save The Children and Artists For Peace and Justice on Thursday (January 13) in Beverly Hills, Calif.

The event included a cocktail reception, a unique dining experience by Suzanne Goin, a live auction, and a special musical performance by three-time Latin Grammy and multi-Grammy winner Ricky Martin.

100% of the funds raised by the event will support Save the Children’s education programs in the U.S. and Artists for Peace and Justice’s efforts to bring education to Haiti’s poorest children.


Gerard Butler refuses to follow dating rules.

The Ugly Truth star disregards the expected romantic etiquette that women want and believes that’s why he’s still single.

“I would want a woman to call me if I hadn’t called her,” he said. “If I don’t call it’s because I’m busy. But this is why I’m single. But there is also the element that the second you think a girl is maybe not quite as keen, there is a little more interest in the situation.

“Sometimes, when it’s there right in front of you, it’s not as interesting.”

Playing the Field

Gerard Butler's going to be playing the field in Playing the Field (also known as Slide and Confessions of a Little League Coach), a sports-oriented romantic comedy set to begin filming in March, so says Deadline. Seven Pounds (definitely not a rom-com) director Gabriele Muccino is helming the project from a script by Robbie Fox (So I Married an Axe Murderer).

Butler's also producing the film through his Evil Twins company. Nu Image/Millennium is backing Playing the Field and is aiming for a March 2011 start date.