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Gerard Butler In Rehab?

2/24/2012 8:23am EST
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Scottish actor Gerard Butler has spent the last three weeks in rehab to address substance abuse issues, according to a report.

The star allegedly started struggling with pain medication as he battled to recover from injuries he suffered on the set of 2006 movie 300 and his problems were exacerbated after he was hurt in a surfing accident during filming of his latest project, Of Men and Mavericks.

He checked himself into the Betty Ford clinic in California three weeks ago to address his addiction issues, according to, and is now due to be released.

Butler, 42, has been open abo...

Single? You're Not Alone: Celebrities That Are Solo This Valentine's Day

2/14/2012 11:30am EST
Celebrities That Are Single This Valentine's Day - Gerard Butler
Roses are red, violets are blue, you may be alone, but these stars are too. Just because you don’t have a significant other on Valentine’s Day, it doesn’t mean that you are alone. Here are a few single celebrities who will be spending the “holiday” drinking at the local bar, watching The Notebook on a loop, or polishing off that pint of Ben & Jerry’s. Click through our list to see who is single this Valentine's Day.

Gerard Butler – Although he has been linked to Jessica Biel, Jennifer Aniston, Ashley Greene and even The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills’ Brandi Glanville (which he report...

10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day

2/9/2012 11:00am EST
10 Romantic Movies For Valentine's Day
It’s Valentine’s Day and you want to watch a romantic movie but all you can find on cable is “Love Story” and, really, how many times can you watch Ali McGraw die? Why not check out one or more of the below movies? We’ve given you choices from each decade since the 1930s to switch things up.

1931 – City Lights (Charlie Chaplin and Virginia Cherrill)

Don’t be afraid of black and white films and especially, in this case, silent films. With “The Artist” getting so much good publicity this year, why not check out a funny, romantic, silent film made by the master of silent films...

Gerard Butler Recalls Being Mistaken For A Terrorist

1/27/2012 11:41am EST
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Gerard Butler once caused an airport security scare after officials flagged up special shoes he had worn for his Tomb Raider audition.

The Scottish actor was stopped by security guards who were suspicious of the boots he wore when he tried out for his role alongside Angelina Jolie in the 2003 blockbuster Lara Croft Tomb Raider: The Cradle of Life.

He tells Shortlist magazine, "Just after the shoe bomber plot in 2001, I flew to London from Montreal to do a screen test for Lara Croft. They'd built this caged floor for the set but they couldn't hear my dialogue properly so they put felt on...

'Housewives' Star Brandi Glanville Says Gerard Butler Is Good In Bed

1/24/2012 4:00pm EST
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Eddie Cibrian's ex-wife Brandi Glanville has confessed to enjoying a "week of fun" with hunk Gerard Butler last summer.

The reality TV star was quizzed about her love life during an appearance on talk show "Watch What Happens Live!" on Monday night - and confirmed reports she dated Scottish actor Butler.

She said, "It wasn't a one-nighter, it was just a week of fun... It was over the summer."

And Glanville didn't stop there - after some prompting by host Andy Cohen, she went on to rate Butler's performance in the bedroom an impressive 11 out of 10.

"The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills"...

2012 Golden Globes Fashion: Who Rocked The Red Carpet & Who Didn't?

1/16/2012 9:30am EST
2012 Golden Globes fashion
The Golden Globes are the first big awards show of the season, and the stars came out in colorful ensembles to attend one of Hollywood's most prestigious events leading up to the Academy Awards.

There were very few fashion missteps at this year's event. "Homeland" actress Morena Baccarin wore a daring black dress that showed quite a bit of cleavage (is that appropriate?), while "Ringer" star Sarah Michelle Gellar took a chance with a blue and white tie-dyed gown (too bohemian?).

There wasn't a lot of flash on the red carpet. Few stars wore sequins (Laura Dern, Madonna, Diane Lane and did)...

Sam Worthington Proud Of His 'Healthy' Paunch

1/13/2012 12:37pm EST
Sam Worthington
Australian actor Sam Worthington has defended his recent weight gain, insisting his paunch is "healthy" and "human".

The Avatar star was photographed earlier this week on a beach in Hawaii sporting a fuller figure and the pictures were published with a headline containing the phrase "Clash of the Xmas puddings," a reference to his role in action movie Clash of the Titans.

However, Worthington is adamant he is proud of his bulging belly, as he "hates" working out at a gym and is happy to have normal body issues.

He tells, "Clash of the Xmas puddings, that's good. I like it....

Gerard Butler Revealed His Manhood At Sister's Wedding

1/9/2012 9:15am EST
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Gerard Butler was left blushing at his sister's wedding after accidentally flashing his manhood while wearing a traditional Scottish kilt.

The star performed a reading at his sibling's marriage ceremony and he accidentally diverted the attention away from the bride by revealing all.

He tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "I wore a kilt in my sister's wedding in Paisley, Scotland and I had to go up and do a reading and my mother and family were in the front row.

"As you know in Scotland there's a certain rule to wear a kilt so I'm sitting like this (legs open) and everyone's leaning ...

Gerard Butler Wanted To Get Back On Set After Surfing Accident

1/7/2012 3:29pm EST
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Gerard Butler attempted to avoid hospital treatment after an on-set surfing accident last month so he could continue filming his new movie.

The star was shooting "Of Men And Mavericks" in northern California when a large wave brought him crashing down, leaving him struggling to keep his head above the water.

Butler was taken to Stanford University Medical Center, but he had to be convinced by movie bosses to seek medical assistance.

He tells U.K. talk show host Graham Norton, "I was going to go back that day. I was actually in the ambulance and wanted to go back, which was a little crazy...

Gerard Butler Hospitalized After 'Mavericks' Surfing Stunt Went Awry

12/20/2011 8:19am EST
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Actor Gerard Butler was hospitalized over the weekend when a surfing stunt for upcoming movie Of Men And Mavericks went wrong.

The 300 star was filming in northern California when a large wave brought him crashing down, leaving him struggling to keep his head above the water.

Surfer Frank Quirarte writes in a post on his ESPN Action Sports blog, "Butler was held down for a solid two-waves and took four or five more waves on the head. He was then washed through the rocks on the inside before he was finally able to be plucked out."

"When they brought Butler in he had that 100-yard stare ...

'The Help', 'The Artist' And 'The Descendants' Dominate 2012 Golden Globe Nominations

12/15/2011 10:30am EST
The Artist
The Help, The Artist and The Descendants will be the ones to beat at the 2012 Golden Globe Awards after landing four nominations each.

The Help will go head-to-head with The Descendants in the Best Motion Picture (Drama) category alongside The Ides of March, Martin Scorsese's Hugo, Steven Spielberg's War Horse, and Moneyball.

The Help also received nods in the Best Performance by an Actress (Drama) category, thanks to Viola Davis, and Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role, for Jessica Chastain and Octavia Spencer's work.

The Descendants scooped mentions for Best Performa...

Gerard Butler Will Never Again Date Co-Stars

11/24/2011 3:13pm EST
Gerard Butler is determined not to fall in love with movie co-stars after his previous on-set dalliances ended in "disaster".

The Scottish hunk has been linked to a string of Hollywood beauties, including his The Bounty Hunter co-star Jennifer Aniston and Cameron Diaz.

But Butler has ruled out dating a fellow star during filming ever again, insisting it's too easy to become infatuated with an actress while at work.

He says, "That's a dangerous path. When you're making a film with someone, you get to know them very well indeed and it's too easy to develop a sort of obsession with them tha...

Fans React To Bradley Cooper Being Named 'Sexiest Man Alive'

11/17/2011 11:30am EST
Bradley Cooper
Fans are having interesting reactions to People Magazine's selection of Bradley Cooper as Sexiest Man Alive. Some good and some confused. I'm hearing talk of a facebook group requesting a recall of the winner. Some actors have having their fans go into overdrive posting on the internet how People got it wrong. Here are some possible candidates should People do a California recall on Bradley Cooper:

Michael Fassbender: Cooper is cute but Fassbender is like Adonis! Ironically, they got the wrong Cooper. Fassbender is Cooper in German. Maybe its a mix up?

Gerard Butler: This is Scotland's ...

Zombies, Spartans, And Owls: The Strange Journey Of Zack Snyder

11/9/2011 3:15pm EST
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You awaken to a rabid 8 year old viciously chewing on your husband’s neck. A dark army, more than a million strong, bears down upon you and your kingdom. A masked man breaks in during the night and throws you out a window. A giant samurai statue engages you in battle, all the while feathery, cartoon owls fly around you. You are in the strange and violent world of Zack Snyder. Hang on; you’re in for a wild ride.

Zack Snyder, the director of the upcoming Superman reboot Man of Steel, has had the strangest start to a career of any director in recent memory. Dawn of the Dead, 300, Watchmen, Le...

Gerard Butler Slimmed Down After Unflattering Paparazzi Shots

10/9/2011 10:45pm EDT
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Gerard Butler was spurred on to lose weight after unflattering pictures of him relaxing on vacation hit the headlines.

The Scottish star, who famously bulked up to play a Spartan warrior in 300, stunned film fans recently by sporting a slender new look to portray surfing icon Rick 'Frosty' Hesson in new film Mavericks - but Butler admits he had another motive to drop the weight.

He tells CNN talk show host Piers Morgan, "I saw those photos and that changed me. I changed my life actually. I was on holiday with a buddy down in Barbados... I was taking some time off and I was eating more and...

Gerard Butler Wants More Praise For The Work He Puts Into His Roles

9/23/2011 8:32am EDT
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Gerard Butler is tired of defending his weight gain and loss for film roles, insisting critics should appreciate his dedication.

The Scottish star famously bulked up to play a Spartan warrior in "300" and he stunned film fans recently by sporting a slender new look to portray surfing icon Rick 'Frosty' Hesson in new film "Mavericks."

But he wishes everyone was more focused on his performances than his physique.

Butler tells, "They (critics and gossips) love to get involved in things like that. It would be nice if they appreciated it.

"I go through all that work and do it ...

Gerard Butler Learning How To Fly A Helicopter

9/21/2011 2:27pm EDT
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Adrenalin junkie Gerard Butler has spent the summer learning how to surf and fly a helicopter.

The 300 star took off in a paraglider during a holiday in the Swiss Alps and that appears to have fuelled his love for adventure.

He has now taken to the surf and the skies for new heart-pounding challenges, He says, "This has actually been the summer of adventure. I've been learning to fly a helicopter. Learning to surf. You should see me trying to fly a helicopter; I mean that feels pretty dangerous."

"And I've also been flying with a stunt pilot in Hawaii, literally going along the water ...

Trailer Talk: This Week In Movies - 'Moneyball,' 'Abduction,' & More

9/19/2011 11:00am EDT
Last week I didn’t screen any new movies, but I had a chance to conduct some awesome interviews. I talked with Jonah Hill on Monday about his role in “Moneyball” and Seth Rogen on Wednesday for his upcoming film “50/50.” Look out this week for my Jonah Hill interview and the next for mine with Seth Rogen.

Hollywood loves movies inspired by true stories this week, since they represent four of the six opening in theaters. You’ll have the opportunity to see the Brad Pitt baseball vehicle “Moneyball,” the Taylor Lautner espionage thriller “Abduction,” the Gerard Butler redemption tale “Mac...

Two People Died While Filming Gerard Butler's 'Machine Gun Preacher'

9/16/2011 9:13am EDT
Machine Gun Preacher
Gerard Butler had a sobering experience filming new action movie Machine Gun Preacher in South Africa - two crew members were killed during the shoot.

The star plays a reformed drug dealer who starts an orphanage for war-torn kids in Sudan, and he admits the entire cast put their lives at risk to film on location.

The Scottish actor tells the New York Post, "I'm from Glasgow, a tough city. I've been in Africa before. Kenya. We filmed in South Africa not the Sudan, which isn't safe. Two of our people died there while filming. We had carjackings, accidents."

Gerard Butler Shrugs Off Weight Loss Concerns

9/14/2011 8:46am EDT
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Gerard Butler has laughed off concerns over his recent weight loss, revealing he has been on a strict diet in preparation to play a surfer.

The hunky 300 star has been shedding pounds from his muscular figure in recent months, sparking upset among his female fans, but the Scottish actor is adamant there is no need to worry about his health, putting his new lean look down to a vigorous pre-filming routine.

He tells, "If I wear a long shirt, everyone says 'Oh my God, he lost so much weight!' But this is how I look. I just used to be a lot bigger. But now I'm surfing. I'm doing...

Gerard Butler Receives Death Threats Over 'Machine Gun Preacher'

9/13/2011 8:12am EDT
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Hollywood star Gerard Butler increased his security team at the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend after receiving death threats.

The 300 star has been promoting his role in controversial movie Machine Gun Preacher, a true-life story based on a Hells Angel who rescues orphans in Muslim-dominant Sudan after converting to Christianity.

Butler was forced to hire more bodyguards when he took to the red carpet at the Canadian festival after reportedly receiving a string of threatening messages.

A source tells Scotland's Daily Record, "It is quite a controversial subject and some people...

Gerard Butler Latest Star To Be Targeted By Hackers

9/4/2011 4:13pm EDT
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Scottish actor Gerard Butler has become the latest star to be targeted by internet hackers who have allegedly tapped into his personal email account.

Both Miley Cyrus and Twilight actress Ashley Greene have already been victims of the group, dubbed Hollywood Leaks, with members claiming to be an offshoot of cyberhacking body Anonymous.

Cyrus was left fuming in 2008 when the group hacked into her email account and posted saucy pictures of her online.

Now 300 star Butler has become the latest victim, according to Britain's Daily Star Sunday, with hackers reportedly posting details of his p...

Check Out Gerard Butler Trying To Save The World In 'Machine Gun Preacher'

8/20/2011 11:00am EDT
Machine Gun Preacher
A former biker and drug dealer single-handedly takes on the nefarious Lord's Resistance Army in a noble bid to save young Sudanese refugees from a life of violence and suffering in "Machine Gun Preacher."

Inspired by actual events, Marc Forster's film stars Gerard Butler as Sam Childers, a tough-as-nails biker whose heart shatters upon witnessing the harrowing plight of children in Sudan. Determined that no child shall be enslaved by the brutal Lord's Resistance Army, Childers turns to God for inspiration, and establishes an orphanage for wounded kids and child soldiers.

When the ...

The Skinny On Gerard Butler's Weight Loss (Photos)

8/8/2011 4:00pm EDT
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We spotted Gerard Butler at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association annual installation luncheon in Beverly Hills yesterday. The "300" star is slightly thinner than we've seen him in recent years, and his hair is also noticeably lighter.

The actor has reportedly slimmed down (as if he was big in the first place!) for his role in surfer flick "Mavericks." Based on a true story, Butler plays the mentor to soul surfer Jay Moriarity, who died at age 23 in 2001 from an apparent free-diving accident.

What do you think of Gerard's new look? We think he was hot before, and he better not lose too ...

Russell Brand, Bradley Cooper, Beyonce Invited To Join The Academy

6/18/2011 3:00pm EDT
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Outrageous comedian Russell Brand, Bradley Cooper, Beyonce have been invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.

The trio of non-Oscar winners joins a class of 175 actors, moviemakers, executives and artists who will be added to the membership list in time to vote for the Academy Awards in 2012. A further three notables will become associate members - and will not be among those voting.

The invitees also include photojournalist/filmmaker Tim Hetherington, who was killed in action in Libya in April. Hetherington was nominated for a Best Documentary prize at the 2010 ...

Jennifer Aniston Constantly Fields 'Headline' Questions From Family

2/14/2011 4:19pm EST
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Jennifer Aniston constantly fields questions from her family about her love life - because her relatives are baffled by all the rumors they read about her.

The former Friends star has endured speculation about who she is dating ever since she divorced Brad Pitt in 2005.

She has romanced stars including Vince Vaughn and John Mayer, while rumors have linked the actress to her The Bounty Hunter co-star Gerard Butler and most recently, Cougar Town actor Josh Hopkins.

Aniston admits she's bemused by the stories - especially when her loved ones call her for clarification of the headlines.


'The Twilight Saga: Eclipse' Leads Razzie Awards Nominations

1/24/2011 10:00am EST
The Twilight Saga Eclipse
The Twilight Saga: Eclipse is leading this year's Golden Raspberry Awards after scoring nine nominations for the upcoming ceremony, which names and shames the worst movies.

The popular vampire sequel is on the shortlist for Worst Picture, while Kristen Stewart is up for the Worst Actress trophy and the film's lead male stars Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner are set to battle it out for Worst Actor.

Jackson Rathbone, who plays Jasper in the blood-sucking series, picked up two nominations for Worst Supporting Actor - one for his role in the latest Twilight project and another for his p...

Gerard Butler: 'I'm Nowhere Near As Naughty As I Used To Be'

1/3/2011 1:53pm EST
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Gerard Butler has less luck with the ladies now he's a celebrity - because he's more "paranoid" and less sociable than he was pre-fame.

The 300 hunk has been linked to a number of Hollywood beauties over the years, including his The Bounty Hunter co-star Jennifer Aniston and troubled actress Lindsay Lohan.

However, despite his reputation as a Lothario, the Scot insists he gets less action now he's well known, because he drinks less and doesn't trust women not to kiss and tell.

He says, "I get laid less now than I used to, because I'm way more paranoid now. I'm nowhere near as naughty ...

37 Hottest Male Stars Of 2010

12/30/2010 8:00am EST
Hottest Male Stars
Yesterday we celebrated the 37 Hottest Female Stars Of 2010, and today it's the men's turn. There were tons of sexy actors, musicians and stars on our radar this year. Check 'em all out below!

Leonardo DiCaprio rocked the big screen with "Inception" and "Shutter Island." He also survived an emergency landing at JFK airport in New York City when the plane he was in experienced an engine failure. That didn't stop him from continuing on to Russia for a tiger conservation event hours after getting caught in the mid-air plane scare.

Johnny Depp

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Jennifer Aniston: 'I Love Reading About What My Love Life Is Like!'

11/3/2010 2:42pm EDT
Jennifer Aniston
Jennifer Aniston often reads gossip columns because she enjoys catching up on the latest rumors surrounding her love life.

The Hollywood beauty has endured wild speculation about who she is dating ever since she divorced Brad Pitt back in 2005. She has romanced stars including Vince Vaughn and John Mayer, while wilder rumors have linked the actress to her The Bounty Hunter co-star Gerard Butler and most recently, Cougar Town actor Josh Hopkins.

And Aniston admits she often takes pleasure in reading all the stories - insisting they are far from the truth.

She tells Britain's OK! magazi...