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Gerard Butler: Party in Malibu!

Gerard Butler: Party in Malibu!

Gerard Butler smiles as he leaves a party on Sunday (July 3) in Malibu, Calif.

The 41-year-old Scottish stud shared a laugh with photographers as he left the beachside celebration.

Gerry stepped out with his beloved pug, Lolita, earlier in the day for a walk on the beach.

Last weekend, Gerry was spotted going surfing with friends – and later walking shirtless – on the beach in Malibu.

Gerry was recently invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Invitees are recognized for their distinguished work in the entertainment field.

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  • Gladis

    The biggest turnoff for me with Gerry is his egocentricity and the sad part is that he is so oblivious of this flaw of his. It’s all about him. Listen closely of his interviews and all he talks about is his happiness, his fulfillment, his sadness, his desires, his success… etc. Not a classy act in my book.

  • niknoks

    @PsychoB:

    I assume the purpose is to have fun, as it is with everyone that goes out, do you have a purpose when you go out with friends, whatever you choose to do? Nobody can guarantee anything. He’s in his early 40′s, he’s hardly old. So what, if is going there to hook up he is single. I don’t see a problem there. Like I said as long as everyone is on the same page, there is no issue. These women are not naive, they know what it’s about just as much as the men do.

    I think as you get older, if you’re single the people you are going to meet are going to be younger, simply because more people are settling down.

    Painting the entire male race, who like to go clubbing, as dirty old men, purely based on their age is a little unfair.

    I guess we judge people in different ways, I judge people by how they treat me, their family and their friends. Providing what they are doing is legal, I pass no judgement on how they choose to have fun, regardless of their age.

  • My Guess

    With all the speculation that goes on here, I am surprised I have not seen this guess. If Gerard Butler is still in town and declined weddings and film festival awards invites….. could mean he is attending the big BAFTA party for the royals. Rumor has it most of Hollywood’s UK celebs will be there!

  • niknoks

    @Gladis:

    It’s an interview about him, where the interviewer asks him to talk about his ‘happiness, his fulfillment, his sadness, his desires, his success… etc’

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    What’s he supposed to talk about?

  • cubedweller

    @niknoks: We’ll agree to disagree, then. In no way did I imply that Butler needs to crawl into his rocking chair and stay there. But for a guy who supposedly wants so badly to be a respected actor, he is not helping his cause. Showing up at the opening of some beach restaurant, and partying with the hard-drinking, coke-snorting reality show losers and d-listers does not help his credibility. He hasn’t had a movie out in months. He hasn’t done an interview in months. Moviegoers have short memories, and the image this guy puts out there is a shallow party-boy who runs with a very toxic crowd. Seeing him written up with Lohan, Hilton, Cisco Adler for gawd’s sake. I find it disappointing.
    .
    But hey – that’s just my own opinion.

  • PsychoB

    @niknoks: Sorry, your reasoning has done a complete 360. I get that you like Gerry. I understand that completely. But your making generalizations earlier about you like to go out and so do other older singles. I agree with you. I am saying the places Gerry goes is a direct reflection on his maturity and his need to be seen. Not on anything else. it isn’t a reflection on liking to have fun or dance. His choices say more about him than anything that comes out of his mouth. He didn’t get a beach house in Santa Barbara or San Diego. He got it in Malibu. Where status and titles are the ticket in the door for anything. It is important to Gerry. Its ego, which is okay. It has its purpose. I’m saying its a turn off for me.

  • niknoks

    @cubedweller:

    Absolutely, all any of us can do is take the information that’s out there and form our own opinions.

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    Hey, it would be a pretty boring world if everyone agreed on everything. :-)

  • curious cat

    @Gladis:

    I find this true of most actors. In the past I’ve written for a couple of industry magazines, but did the business articles, glad I didn’t have to interview the actors as what you said is exactly what they all seem to talk about. A few might be different. I s’spect Angelina Jolie can give a good interview with all her international projects.

  • niknoks

    @PsychoB:

    I think you misunderstood me, it has nothing to do with me liking Gerry, although I do, what I’m saying is I don’t think you can pass judgements on someone’s entire character based on what clubs they go to. A lot of men go to clubs, a lot the same age as Gerry and not all of them go to p.erv on younger women, that is hardly a generalization.

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    I’m not naive, I know Gerry isn’t a saint, he has flaws but give me the name of someone who doesn’t.

  • so gullible

    @anna: You failed to comprehend my meaning and my post was not just directed at you specifically but everyone on the board. I’ll be more clear in the future.

    The reality is all of this is speculative unless it comes from the horse’s mouth and even that is iffy a lot of the time. In one way it is what makes Gerryology fun, so much mystery, so much truly unknown.

    People were jumping on this particular new poster [who may or may not be new in fact - we know how it works around here] sooner and harder than usual, just my observation when in fact they have not jumped on other people with such vigor with even more outrageous claims, including the recently revealed blind items, but that is because the faker of all fakers has everyone more leery than ever. Probably healthy for such skepticism but also makes it less fun than it used to be.

  • curious cat

    @niknoks:

    I agree with you too, Nik Noks. That’s what interviewers ask about. But I often read or see these interviews and would like to see more about, say, what’s behind the movie they just made, what was involved etc. so many times on talk shows they get off on some personal nonsense when the interviews are timed to promote the movie.

  • Hot Mess

    When he does interviews at the time of an up and coming movie, they do ask about the movie and the actors. They ask what made him take this movie and general questions about the movie. This recent interview at Malibu was different. It was mainly about him and his life. One thing GB does is when asked a question, he does try to answer it the best he can. He doesn’t usually give just a short stock answer. That is what I have always liked about his interviews. They are always entertaining. I have seen some interviews with actors that are so boring and uncomfortable. He did the best he could with the interviewer since English is definitely not her native language.

  • gossiphound

    @Gladis: If the interviewer asks questions about his personal self, how else is he going to respond. It depends on the publication or medial outlet.

    A more serious film magazine might ask about producing and financing but most entertainment outlets want the personal revelations, are you kidding me? The more the better. It’s like digging for gold.

    Gerry just gives ‘em what he thinks they want along with whatever it takes to promote his current film. He never loses sight of that.

    You ask intelligent thought provoking questions, you get intelligent thought provoking answers, most of the time. Angelina talking about the kids and all HER charitable efforts is still talking about herself in essence.

    I already heard from some Dutchies before the interview aired, that this Yolanthe is a terrible interviewer and has had more shows cancelled than Cholewa. It’s just pure fluff. Using a photoshopped photo of Gerry in the opening montage, tsk tsk. But fluff has its place too I guess.

  • annie

    I’ve always liked some of his movies & his charming interviews etc & I know he’s a bit of player etc but I just don’t understand why hexane admit to a normal relationship like other A-list celebs look at Matt Damon, brad Pitt etc it’s like he’s always got secrets to hide which is understandable to an extent as its their private life but if they want all the success etc this is part of the package and by having a relationship is part of the image! I think if he came out in the open about a relationship he wouldn’t get harassed or linked with every woman he’s around!

    my theory is either he has so many girlfriends that he doesn’t want to loose tht option if he committed to one or

    he has lots of insecurities & loves all the speculation that surrounds him or either it may well be he hasnt just met tht special person yet that he wants to go public with

  • PsychoB

    @niknoks: You originally said that a lot of people go to clubs for different reasons. I said that in HW to get in a club you have to be known or young. Your response was well than you can’t blame Gerry that only young people are at the clubs. But you can. Gerry chooses to go places where his title of movie star is what gets him in the door. So I can make a statement that Gerry wants to be around people that care more about his title than him. Which is extrememly superficial and a turn off. I can accept everyone for who they are, it doesn’t mean that I want to be around them. And Gerry right now isn’t someone I would want to spend time with. Either is Paris Hilton or anyone at the most recent party Gerry went to. I most definately can judge if a person is someone I would want to hang around by the company they keep. You attract what you are.

  • niknoks

    @PsychoB:

    I’m afraid I still have to disagree. GB doesn’t decide who gets into those clubs, I assume that is management. So no you cannot blame him for who is in the club when he gets there.

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    If I go to a club with friends, I go with my friends it’s irrelevant to me who else is in there. When I was single yes I appreciated that there was some good looking blokes in there but that was a bonus, not the reason I went.

    I guess we are going to have to agree to disagree on this one. :-)

  • Gladis

    How many time he mentioned he was a lawyer and he studied law for 5 years? If he thinks that makes him appear intelligent well it doesn’t. He may well have been a very self-absorbed person to begin with and it’s hard to see anyone can live with him beyond the initial physical attraction. Of course this fame and fortune and HW lifestyle have done nothing but turning him into a bigger egocentric. He is not different from any other big headed HW creature.

  • PsychoB

    @niknoks: He decided to go to the clubs, the clubs that care only that he is in the movies. Which is a direct reflection on his need to be known. And often times he goes by himself or with one other person. So again he’s not going to hang out with pals, he’s going to be seen. That is the reason he is there. Again very HW thing to do. Not out of the ordinary for a single movie star. But I personally see it as a turn off. Not at all showing him to be an “old soul” or an exception in HW, which a lot of fans are still clinging too.
    He is a smoking 40 year old party goer. That is his image now. Hopefully he finds the movie to turn it around.

  • justsayin’too

    Annie- Those are my thoughts also
    PsycoB, Cubedweller, curiouscat- I see we are on a similar page
    niknoks, noiseinthewall- I understand your point and realize he doesn’t have to stop going out, etc… as he is single. I don’t expect him to settle down either. My issue is the fact that he says “I don’t want my private life exploited” yet he goes to places that ensure he will be photographed and speculated about. There are LOTS of places a grown man can go to meet women and he has a phone list a mile long I’m sure. I just feel he talks out of both sides of his mouth on this and I think it hurts his credibility as someone who seems to want a reputation that he is so into his career. Interesting to read other points of view, though.

  • oldbutnotdead

    I think G is in Italy for the wedding and for Ischia award.

    http://www.ilmattino.it/MsgrNews/HIGH/20110707_kavanaugh.jpg

  • The Noise In The Walls

    Gladis..
    There are people who wouldn’t know that he studied Law unless you are a devote Gerry fan..The questions were “personal” How is he suppose to answer?…

    As for going to clubs..I still agree with Niknoks..I didn’t realise there was an “age” to do so?..So, the older generation is just suppose to sit at home and knit?..I think alot of it is cultural differences..Europe is “abit” different than the US of A..Like what John Travolta’s character sez in “Pulp Fiction”..”They got the same sh*t they got over here..but just alittle different”..You wouldn’t “see that” if you haven’t experienced it…:)..

  • GFW

    Gerry’s in Italy to receive his award!
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    Here is a photo: http://www.ilmattino.it/MsgrNews/HIGH/20110707_kavanaugh.jpg
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    Most of us cannot imagine the life actors lead. They can be extremely out of touch with the real world.
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    But a Hollywood actor, no matter how well traveled, lives in an insulated bubble where money is plentiful and life is pretty well laid out. Not to say they don’t have problems, but they’re not exactly living in the real world.
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    Which is why I like to see Gerry doing regular guy stuff. I like to believe he’s a regular guy who acts for a living, but think that’s what he strives for a certain transparency and can obtain it when he wants to. We’ve seen weeks off radar with barely a bleep. But his films are coming out now, so he’ll need to be more visible.
    ~K

  • oldbutnotdead

    http://www.ilmattino.it/MsgrNews/HIGH/20110707_kavanaugh.jpg

    G is in Capri for the Kavanaugh wedding. Then the Ischia film award.

  • oldbutnotdead

    The news article from Italy, in Italian:

    http://www.ilmattino.it/articolo.php?id=155351&sez=PERSONE

  • niknoks

    @justsayin’too:

    “He is a smoking 40 year old party goer. That is his image now. Hopefully he finds the movie to turn it around.”

    That’s just your image of him, which is fine, nothing wrong with that, but that isn’t necessarily everyone’s image of him.

    He’s got two movies coming out at the end of this year,Coriolanus & MGP, two confirmed for next year PTF and Movie 43. He’s confirmed for another two movies, Mavericks & HTTYD2 and his production company has bought the rights to two books. He’s a busy man, he’s just enjoying some downtime, partying, blowing off some steam, Nothing wrong with that, whatever your age.

  • oldbutnotdead

    @oldbutnotdead: If you are interested, this will translate if you put it into Google search and click translate (if you have that google feature). Looks like the paps are just as annoying there, based on the description of pushing and shoving…LOL.

  • PsychoB

    @niknoks: For normal people yes, nothing wrong with that. But Gerry’s diehard fans don’t make up the majority of his box office. The regular movie goer sees him in articles going to parties with Paris Hilton and Brody Jenner and they see him as a celebrity. Like Cubie said it puts him in a class of people that doesn’t bring in the movie watchers.

  • The Noise In The Walls

    Thx for the info
    oldbut not dead :)

  • niknoks

    @PsychoB:

    I’m definitely not a diehard fan of GB or anyone else for that matter, from what I’ve seen of him I like the bloke as a person, I think he is funny, flirty, honest and doesn’t conform to what people think he should be, but as I’ve said before he can occasionally act like a bit of a pr*ck. I like him as an actor too although he has made some stinkers.

    If people can’t distinguish between the actor and the man, then that’s their problem, although, I think most people can. I think a lot of movie goers go to a film, because the storyline or genre appeals to them, not because of who is in the movie and a lot of movie goers also don’t pay attention to celebrity gossip.

    I think a lot of the issues on here stem from people trying to read between the lines of hearsay and celebrity blogs, not taking into consideration that 95% of them are probably BS. Some people take this stuff far too seriously, I take it all with a pinch of salt.

  • angelsrock

    @niknoks:

    I was just going to say the exact same thing/?? Who is he supposed to talk about when the interviewer is interviewing Gerry?

  • oldbutnotdead

    nice place! This is where the Kavanaugh wedding is going to be held, out of reach of paps:

    http://www.capri.com/en/s/la-migliera-3

  • CocoaLoco

    @oldbutnotdead
    Thanks for the photo,I must say he’s looking mighty fine.

  • GFW

    Thanks. I didn’t read the translation. So it’s wedding first, then award? Makes sense that he should get the award later in the festival.
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    He looks great! Weather looks like its cooperating as well.
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    Looking forward to new photos of him all cleaned-up and suited up again, Italian no doubt. ;o)
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    Fame comes at a price, and one I’m sure Gerry’s acutely aware of. It’s his life, his dream, and he made it happen doing it his way. He deserves all of this, especially his award for his hard-work.
    ~K

  • @GFW

    Ischia film festival does not start until Sunday.Although Sting’s wife Trudie Styler is hosting a dinner the night before.Gerry is doing a workshop thing for 20 / 30 students with Paul Haggis on Monday morning and he recieves his award at a dinner on the Monday night.

  • Gladis

    “Studio to Release Biopic Starring Butler This Fall

    (Beverly Hills, CA) July 7, 2011 – Relativity Media announced today that it has acquired North American rights from Lionsgate to theatrically market and distribute Machine Gun Preacher. Directed and produced by DGA and Golden Globe®-nominee Marc Forster (Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball) and written by Jason Keller (Relativity’s Untitled Snow White Project), the film stars Gerard Butler (300) in a tour de force performance and will release in Los Angeles and New York on September 23, 2011. The film will expand markets in the weeks to follow. Lionsgate will continue to oversee international distribution on the film, working in partnership with Relativity.”

    *

    Looks like the release date is September 23 in LA and NYC, and it rolls out to other markets in the following weeks.

  • Hot Mess

    Maybe GB needs to start putting a towel on his head like Leo DeC. so no one will know who he is. Too funny. Second thought, I believe I would still know it was him. lol…Kniknok, he also has that whale documentary that he narrated some parts that is coming out once they get all the financing… It has already been completed.

  • oldbutnotdead

    Just read a bit about Ryan Kavanaugh. He is very interesting. He was broke in 2001 (well, by his standards), and has climbed back up. He has a home in Malibu, and is a friend of G’s, perhaps that is the other reason G is renting there? He was the producer for Salt, 300, and Movie 43, working on The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and has taken over distribution of MGP. He is still under 40!

    Interesting stuff about his family as well.

  • Aphorism

    Gerry goes to the clubs because he likes to socialize and he gets bored sitting at home between filming. He likes to dance and he likes to sing and he is also the ticket that gets his friends into the clubs and, most of them being single, I am assuming they like to go. He is just being Gerry. He has always been like this.

    And guess what? He doesn’t care what you do for fun. He figures it’s your life and your business.

    Why do people compare him with other actors? Don’t they have different personalities, different emotional needs? I never get that, the comparisons, like everyone should be the same. Are you just like everyone else? Aren’t you an individual with your own likes and idiosyncrasies? Why should he be any different? And please don’t say it’s because he is a public figure. He is an entertainer and he is entertaining. If he wasn’t, you wouldn’t be talking about him.

    As far as public perception of him goes, the general public doesn’t read nor post on these kinds of boards so they will not stay away from his movies based on what is said here or what is perceived by fans watching his every move.

    If you are posting about him more than once, whether negative or positive, you are a fan.

    Sh-it, even Ryan Kavanaugh is a fan.

  • The Noise In The Walls

    Aphorism..
    Amen to that :) …

  • niknoks

    @Aphorism:

    Hear, hear.

    Beautifully put.

  • Hot Mess

    @Aphorism:
    Thank you…nicely put…

  • curious cat

    @gossiphound:

    Many journos far more prominent than moi got out of the business because it has come to this.

  • curious cat

    @niknoks:
    I think a bucket of salt is more like it.

  • Manny

    @cubedweller:
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    Now I want to know – who was the large buff friend? Most of the usual posse is small and/or skinny. Maybe it was his bodyguard?
    .
    It was his ego. :)

  • justsayin’too

    Off topic- I don’t know who Joe Manganiello is but my gawd what a body. That is how I remember GB in 300 even though I know he wasn’t always that brawny and had to kill himself working out. I wish he could have built his body up slowly to prevent the damage he did. I guess I could photoshop his head on that body although Joe is a hot guy so no need. The guy is 7 years younger but looks 15 or more. It makes me miss the muscular GB.
    niknoks- I don’t remember saying this-
    “He is a smoking 40 year old party goer. That is his image now. Hopefully he finds the movie to turn it around.’
    but I do have a similar view.

  • niknoks

    @justsayin’too:

    Sorry, meant to hit reply to PsychoB and your post was right underneath….

  • http://www.chansondelange.com/archives/12 Swansong/Paisley

    @Aphorism:

    Thanks for this!

  • justsayin’too

    niknoks- no problem- I just thought maybe I was having a brain fart and forgot what I had written-lol

  • justvisitin’

    Ahhhh, just love the man! At the least, he’s never boring! Hot, not hot, skinny, puffy, nice, angry, orange, not orange, red hair, grey hair, mask, codpiece, whatever. He’s still got “it”!

  • Oh dear

    Aphorism

    I think your argument is a little naive to say the least. I like most people on this board can see the appeal of GB. 

    if you don’t get why people compare him  to other actors-  well what can I say. I’m stunned. What a totally bizarre thing to say.  Of course people are going to compare him to other actors. Because he is an actor? And a public figure? I know you obviously don’t like people saying he’s a public figure, but from the amount of interviews, photographs and films he’s made, I’m afraid he is.  Sorry to burst your bubble there.   
    Unlike most people maybe you live in some kind of  vaccum, but everyone I know compares themselves to others, that is one of the most obivious ways of learning about yourself.

    Most people’s perception of GB  is probably is the guy from 300, who’s a player, who parties a lot and makes crap films.. That’s pretty much it. 

     What a weird post.  

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