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Gerard Butler Loves Slumdog Millionaire's Child Stars

Gerard Butler Loves Slumdog Millionaire's Child Stars

Gerard Butler spends the day with the child stars of the Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire in India on Saturday (May 2).

The five-star hotel festivities were all courtesy of the 39-year-old Scottish stud. How sweet!

Azhar Ismail (youngest Salim) and Rubiana Ali (youngest Latika) first met Gerard at the Oscars in February 2009.

Also pictured: Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra.

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  • jandie

    something i just found kind of interesting. this was a comment on another site about G.

    “He is really something else – my step-sister had a fling with him while filming 300 in Montreal. Basically he had her holed up a his hotel for a summer and then took off. “

  • StinkyLouise

    I may be wrong, but wasn’t 300 shot in the winter?

  • You’re not wrong

    I read they wrapped filming with a snow ball fight.

  • fall not summer

    300 was filmed in the fall and early winter. So no fling thing in summer . Maybe she got the season wrong!? lol
    Wouldn’t be surprised if he did keep some chick handy in one of his hotel rooms.
    “I’ll be back soon, sweetie. I just have a few girls ahead of you, then I’ll be home”!!!

  • The PR trail

    to 142/146/148 and 149/150 etc
    I really think that all of you make excellent points – It seems to me that GB has the possibility of being a better actor.

    The poster who wrote: “if you always do what you have always done, then you’ll always get what you always got”. He’s had Alan Siegel as his agent for years, maybe he needs to change agents, cos he will always get what he’s always got, “mediocre”, when he could get great.

    got it exactly on the button.

    He could be great, but I suspect that his loyalty to his friends and facilitators mean that there will be more of the same for the rest of his career.

    He DOES bring out divided reactions from those who care to follow his career – from the fans who seem to forgive any and every ridiculous and damaging antic – from accepting and forgiving his every indiscretion and immature and frankly tediously teenage behaviour, to the gossip site regulars – for whom he seems to be easy prey – not because they specifically or necessarily ‘hate’ him – but because he seems to provide them with all too frequent and stupid opportunities to write about him.

    He seems to blunder about making an idiot of himself when, with some maturity and a fresh perspective (maybe making a break away from the ‘always get what he’s always got’) would give him the boost to better opportunities and better roles.

    I was disappointed that when he DOES have the opportunity to be an ambassador for himself, HE DOESN’T seem to grab the opportunity to make his critics sit up and respect him. For example: The ‘Welcome to Phily’ reception for LAC by Mayor Nutter, he was utterly outflanked and outshone by Jamie Foxx. Jamie Foxx was an absolute statesman as an AList celebrity, wonderfully dressed, and when speaking, whilst witty and at times, edgy humour, Jamie was an ambassador for his business, and truly an Oscar winning Actor and true A list actor worthy of the hype.
    GB turned up in filthy sweats and jeans and looked as though he had just rolled out of bed, and made a speech that was cringingly embarrssing (not on the cut TV version – but I made the mistake of viewing it online uncut from the Phily news sevice). This was at a time when GB was not only the leading actor for the movie, but its producer too. Then as the Phily Blog site atests, he seems to carouse his way around the city for the length of the shoot, doing the ‘usual’ GB stuff that has given him such a specific reputation of late. This is the sort of occasion that his PR team and his manager, IF they honestly cared about his longevity as an actor – and not short term PR fix, should have been there to advise him!

    I would LOVE GB to suceed and find the roles to take him further, but I think that loyalty to his old team, and maybe, a personal immaturity – which is fans will forgive and call his BOYISH CHARM – will eventually mean that ‘mediocre’ will never translate into ‘great’.
    Another person feeling negative – but there you go!

  • to 155 AND THE pr POSTERS

    Another early hours posting …
    Guys, I think that you have all stumbled on the truth.

    Watching or following GB is a bit like viewing really bad car crash TV – the sort of thing that leaves you breathless and fascinated, though you are equally or more sickened and shocked and feel that you watching some disaster that you should not and hoped never to see!
    He always seems to be one step away from complete disaster – causing the fangirls to want to pick up the pieces and forgive anything to allow him to continue – bringing out each and every motherly instinct in them, he gives ample opportunities to all the bloggers and gossip site posters to stand back and gasp in shock and awe at his excesses, and then gasp further at the frantic PR mending (like this thread). And all the time, we watch the circus that is the ‘Jerry Springeresque’ behaviour that is GB’s life (aparently) and miss the core of what he should be about – the acting.
    In previous years, there seemed to be more of GB and less about the PR, but in 2009, we just get the PR on the car crash TV and the acting is a big void – where, as previous posts have said, it could be great. Like other posts – a big disappointment and a waste of what could be a great and long career –

    PS: I for one would love to see him 10 or 20 years down the line when he has stopped all the dreadful Rom Coms and see him do serious, challenging and truly interesting roles – Though, I can’t see it happening, unless there is a sea change in his own mind, or if, the car crash of the PR actually leaves him with no place to hide.
    I do wish him well, but hate to see him settle for this.

  • ??

    #155-Well said. I wonder if GB really cares about what people say. He’s got money, girls, makes movies when he wants to. Perhaps quality isn’t so important. Maybe being an A-lister isn’t his goal. Who knows?

  • Sugar

    155 tell us a bit about the longer version of the speech, I’m curious

  • to 155 AND THE pr POSTERS
  • to 155 AND THE pr POSTERS

    - sorry – forgot to add that there are two versions of the video on the link above – the short one that got aired and the long rough edit that is no#2 – I do wish him well, but as 157 said maybe hes got what he needs and is happy with that? Sorry been a long night – I wrote this on the post just now, but it got moderated – not very experienced about posting

  • from post 160 and 161

    Arg – It has been a long night – By the way, I am not poster 156 – I am 155 – Hell, its been a long night!
    Peace and love – time to sleep

  • Sugar

    He looks good in the video. And he is dressed in the same way as the director, in pants and a casual shirt. There is nothing wrong with that. And I don’t see any stains.

  • amen

    Some very meaty commentary on this thread. I’m baffled by the direction his career is taking…or rather the lack of it. Kind of reminds me of one of those game shows where the contestant is tempted to reap the temporary gains they’ve garnered, or risk more to go for the big prize. GB seems to have come along way from his loser, drinking, drugging and casual wh*ring college and law school days (yeah, he’s hanging on to the casual wh*ring part LOL). He has enjoyed some much deserved success and gotten some notoriety along with the success. Could it be that he’s just come so far from HIS bottom that what he has now is all he can comprehend? Does he lack the imagination and drive to see himself at the top of his potential? I think all this bad acting (personal and professional) is just him augering in.
    He settled for the trappings and celebrity because it was enough for him and he lacked the vision for greatness. I suspect he’s a weak vessel….and I suspect he knows it.

  • StinkyLouise

    He’s lazy and complacent. He doesn’t seem remotely interested in being challenged as an actor. He seems content with films that require minimum effort artistically . He collects his paycheque and spends the rest of his time clubbing and partying.
    There is a new interview where he claims that he gets many scripts and turns down alot of them. Apparently Salt being one. I’d be interested to know what he turned down to do TUT, Game and the upcoming Aniston cr*p.

  • amen

    too funny StinkyLouise – turn down Angelina’s flick to do an Aniston? Oh yeah GB – hitch your wagon to Aniston why don’t ya? I can’t believe Alan would have suggested or endorsed a project like that – especially after the Turkey Baster film……eeewwwwwww.

  • StinkyLouise

    Actually Angelina took over the lead role when Tom Cruise backed out. It was then re-written for a female lead. So it appears that G was offered the role first.

  • Big in Hollywood

    Ya all talkin about Gerry doing something great or big in Hollywood, but everything’s been done and redone, he’s done most genre’s, more than most actor’s. But there’s one genre he ain’t done yet, a period piece, I’m not talkin Pride and Prejudice, even though he’d make a great brooding Mr Darcy, that’s been done and redone and done again, I’m talkin the likes of Gone with the Wind, they ain’t redone that yet, well I don’t think they redone that yet. Gerry could be the next Rhett Butler, he doesn’t have to even change his surname. The new Miss Scarlett, could be Scarlett Johanssen and Tara could be the Taj Mahal, seeing that he loves India so much, now there’s a great movie for ya all and I ain’t even his agent.

  • jayenne

    Why all this moderation??

  • jayenne

    Anyway, as I was saying, tiana, chill, I’m on your side. I was being sarcastic when I said fans know nothing of the real GB whereas haters do. They think they’re more enlightened just coz they happened to read about his alleged sleeping around in the gossip rags or saw it on TMZ. Bottom line is, none of us knows the real GB, so it’s kinda pointless to discuss how he should do this or he should do that. For all we know, he probably gets a kick out of seeing everyone get so worked up about him. And even if the stories were true, so what? Like it’s anybody’s business who he sleeps with.

    He can live his own personal life however he wants–and I really wish people would just get off his back about it–but I will comment on his professional life. I think his recent role choices have been rather questionable. I’ll concede to that. I respect that he likes to mix things up and dabble in every genre known to man, but I haven’t seen a really gritty, compelling performance from him in a while. I’m hoping Law Abiding Citizen will be it. And Burns, too.

  • cubfan34

    I didn’t see anything wrong with the way he acted in the 13 minute Philly video. He was a just a bit goofy in spots but that’s the way he is.

  • Popcorn, anyone?

    As far as I’m concerned, not only are his choice in film roles mediocre (if he actually has had much of a choice, with his work of late) , but his PR crap has become repetitve and boring. The same old club- and bed-hopping manwh0re image he and/or his peeps put out there is not really that much of a scandal for me anymore.
    Just my opinion, but if he at least cleaned up his image, he may get more respect and more interesting roles.
    I’m talking genuine humanitarian work such as (at least) promoting awareness for a worthwhile cause – not just a small charity for kids with cancer – but something like Oxfam, Unicef/UN, Amesty International, Project (RED), and not blatantly obvious PR B.S. either.

    He’s killed my crush on him.
    I just sigh, yawn, role my eyes, and point and laugh at him these days.

  • skeeter

    Celebrity Jeopardy:
    I’ll take “ManWhores” for $800 Alex.

    Gerry Butler.
    What is:??????

    Someone help me out here LOL
    Need a lifeline.!!!!

  • lyn

    Found this on another site posted Nov 08. If true, it fits in with a lot of whats been said here lately. Kind of sad too.

    “Even an A lister gets unlucky sometimes. There was some previous discussion whether this individual is actually A list. If he isn’t A then he is right on the cusp. Apparently all the women surrounding his table thought he was A list or at least wanted him to think so. Allegedly dating someone everyone thought he was behaving himself except in the drinking department until a model walked by. He immediately ran over to the model and began trying to hit on her. Apparently though she didn’t know who he was. When he informed her drunkenly who he was and what he had been in, she said, “I don’t really care. Plus if you need to list your accomplishments to get a date, you really have not accomplished all that much.” It would have been nice if this had been a quiet conversation, but unfortunately for our film actor the entire group surrounding the table all heard it. Nice.”

    Who is it? Answer….
    “Gerard Butler”
    -Not so sure about the drunkenly part though.

  • @ lyn

    Well, a lot of what’s been said here are based on dubious sources, so I wouldn’t believe everything I read if I were you. And you’re right about the ‘drunken’ part. As far as I know, he doesn’t drink. He’s said as much in various interviews.

    As for him getting involved in worthy causes like the UN, etc. I wonder how long he could keep it up before people will blast that as a publicity stunt as well? There’s just no pleasing everybody, esp. those really looking for something to criticize.

  • @174

    i wouldn’t believe everything he says. he’s a rather dubious source.

  • enjoy

    Nice way to start the weekend…Gerry Full Frontal…well side view at least. enjoy!

    http://fullfrontalfriday.blogspot.com/2008/04/full-frontal-friday_11.html?zx=385a7c263e1ba0f8

  • @176

    I would hardly call if FULL FRONTAL.

  • lee

    @enjoy: love this site. lol.
    thanks! definitely made my weekend. G isn’t the most impressive either.

  • lee

    #176 -love this site. lol. thanks! definitely made my weekend. G isn’t even the most impressive.

  • ?

    Here’s a new rumor… It says Gerard’s girlfriend flew in to Mumbai after she heard about the stories with Priyanka. I’m a little puzzled though, isn’t a “beau” usually a male lover?

    http://atoznewsheadlines.blogspot.com/2009/05/gerards-beau-miffed-with-priyank.html

  • Popcorn, anyone?

    OK, Jared, this moderation is getting ridiculous.

  • StinkyLouise

    Some of those blogs are infected. Careful what you click! They’re also BS!LOL

  • right

    Cheryl Burke is still on DWTS so she wouldn’t be able to go to India right now. Or maybe he’s actually dating another of the pro dancers on the show who has already been eliminated this season, LOL.

    Strange we haven’t heard anything about this on the other Indian gossip rags. But then, he does seem to have disappeared after the GQ party.

  • brazilian woman

    If someone is afraid to open the link…

    “Gerard’s beau miffed with PriyankaMay 8th, 2009
    By Our Correspondent
    There’s another girl who is having loads of fun. Priyanka Chopra, who was very vocal about the importance of voting was out and about with her buddy Gerard Butler and gave the voting day a miss. The loud party she hosted for him also caused her some issues with local authorities. And now there’s more trouble in store, thanks to her association with Butler.
    His girlfriend, who is a noted Hollywood choreographer, a regular on the show Dancing With The Stars (which desi Jhalak Dikhlaja is based on) is miffed by the reports of her beau’s close friendship with Priyanka. What happens in India doesn’t stay just here these days and Butler’s girlfriend got a whiff of things brewing in Mumbai. She decided right then she wasn’t going to sit at home and let things get out of hand.
    So, she took the first flight to India to be with her boyfriend. Last heard, Gerard and his girlfriend had flown off to Rajasthan for a quick getaway. Wonder what Priyanka’s vote is on that.

  • tugger

    So the ‘new’ girlfriend is miffed by the reports of his alleged relationship with Priyanka, but not by the alleged relationship between him and the blond ‘finger licking’ blogger in New York (which we have pictures)??? Mmmmmm…curious.

  • Sugar

    I think that would be Kristi

  • my thoughts

    If he has a GF, which I doubt, they’re in an open relationship because he’s obviously getting around. If this isn’t a “cover” story or just plain false, then she’s just one of his FWB he calls on for a booty call because he can’t easily pick up girls in India -other than a prostitute. He needs sex regularly, couldn’t get it locally so he called in one of his bennies. That’s my take on it – if it’s true. She may be a choreographer but not from dancing with the stars. That would be all over L.A. and we would have known about it long ago. It seems he really isn’t that discreet.

  • Sugar

    I really think it is kristi

  • StinkyLouise

    I think it’s Bollywood BS.

  • Formally Popcorn, anyone?

    I have just decided to block JJ on Twitter and will no longer visit this site because I find it insulting to be moderated as a spammer, when I consider my comments to be rather benign and harmless – regardless of the celebrity in question.
    So much for free speech.

  • Formally Popcorn, anyone?

    One final thing,
    Here are some responses which I have been trying to post with my other email account (yes, I two for privacy reasons)
    187: Sounds logical, If it’s true..
    & 188: If that woman had any sense, she would have given up on him by now..

    Good Bye.

  • don’t go poppy

    I’ve had problems too. Try contacting JJ personally. I for one will miss you. You are one of the most reasonable people here.

  • tugger

    Someone did say on this very site that he was going to appear on DWTS in 2110. Maybe they’re..***ahem*** practicising!! Wow, DWTS…what next. ‘Amercia has Talent’ to show off his singing talent!!! Please, is there no end to his talent. I mean, PLEASE, let there be an end to his talent!!!

  • laughin’

    # 187 Open relationship??? You mean ‘open’, as in a barn door!!!

  • maybe?

    The mention of “prostitute” by #187 reminds me of something I read years ago in interviews Gerry gave early in his career. He said his dad in Canada would get him prostitutes. Gerry was in his late teens, early twenties when this happened and would likely have been his first experience with sex. If so, it would explain a lot about his behavior with women now. Treating them like objects or commodities for short periods of time then moving on. Having a herd of women to choose from…threesomes… is kind to them but keeps the association on his terms, etc. All sounds like the way a guy would treat a call girl; and of course, sex is the center of the relationship. Apparently guys who get involved with prostitutes when young really confuse love and sex. This might be more insight into Gerry enigmatic character.

    Oh, and about a year ago it was revealed that Gerry hands out cards to girls he sees on the street or in clubs that has an 1800 # on it which connects to a service that will buy whatever the girl wants with this prepaid account. The card said something like “you’re beautiful. buy something as beautiful as you with this card” (probably costs less than a call girl). Might not be true of coarse but if it is it fits into the character that’s coming to light as all these stories/videos come out.

  • oh really now

    tugger – Gerry on DWTS in 2110? Damn he’ll really be old then (as in dead). He’ll need a walker, a defibrillator and be resurrected. LOL.
    I’m sure u meant 2010 but I just had to say it.
    Dancing With The Living Dead.
    Oh wait that’s already happened. George Hamilton was on a few years back!!

  • me

    A “real” girlfriend would know that these stories about him and Priyanka are a PR stunt and therefore there would be no need to follow him to India to “tie him down”, LOL. Besides, I guess that any woman doing that would have been his girlfriend for the longest time. It’s obvious he doesn’t like to be controlled by a jealous girlfriend.

  • @175

    I’d rather give the guy himself the benefit of the doubt rather than all these gossip mongers citing unnamed sources. It’s the oldest trick in the book. If anyone’s dubious at all, it’s them. And I don’t just mean here in GB’s case. That’s why tabloids and their ilk thrive. They’ll print anything because even seemingly intelligent people buy into crap like this all the time.

  • to everyone

    If you believe all this shit you guys are so naive. He doesn’t have a girlfriend….boyfriend probably. I never heard the story about his dad getting him prostitutes. Link the interview.

  • I agree with sugar too

    Sugar, I think its her too. Why dont they just be seen together finally and then all the speculation will be done.

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