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).