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Gerard Butler: Boating in Italy!

Gerard Butler: Boating in Italy!

Gerard Butler steps aboard a boat on Sunday (July 10) in Ischia, Italy.

The 41-year-old Scottish stud went for a ride on the water with film director Eli Roth and rocker Sting!

Yesterday, Gerry went shirtless as he spent time with Ischia Film Festival founder Pascal Vicedomini on a boat. Gerry is in town to receive the Actor of the Year Award at the film fest!

The week long festival will kick off on Sunday (July 10) – and Nicole Kidman‘s newest film, Trespass, will be premiered during the IFF.

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  • A True Fan

    Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! I’m so glad he’s enjoying his vacation!! And making a few connections along the way. He’s a smart man.

  • berna
  • Mlef

    Easy to guess out the monthly crush of Jared…

    Next topic, the daily lovely poop of Gerard Butler..lol

  • oldbutnotdead

    @berna: Spam?

  • oldbutnotdead
  • http://ja slig o lambert^________^ cute

    gerard has butler face

  • Hot Mess

    @slig o lambert^________^ cute:
    And what a Butler Face that is…..gorgeous…what a hunk…

  • berna

    @oldbutnotdead: its not a spam its a campaign for saving the baby fishes. When you visit the link, you support the campaign.

  • oldbutnotdead

    @berna: Well, Berna, unless we translate it, we do not know that. I could not tell.

    But it is a good thing, so thanks. Pollution, over fishing?

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    Good to see a smile on that handsome face. He looks relaxed for a change.

  • niknoks

    @oldbutnotdead:

    Just to reply to your last comment on the previous thread, certain people on here won’t let rational pieces of information, like the fact that ‘mystery woman’ is wearing a wedding ring, get in the way of their b!tchy comments about a female that has the audacity to be seen within a few metres of GB.

  • oldbutnotdead

    Zimbio had some other pics of the boating yesterday. The lady may have been the wife of Pascal Vicedomini. One shot shows a huge wedding ring.

  • berna

    @oldbutnotdead: some fishermen catch baby fishes, they dont let them to grow and its a greenpeace project so our goal is to stop them. And thanks

  • Hot Mess

    @oldbutnotdead: Wow…that video was almost too much beauty at one time….could stop the heart.. I said almost….loved it.

  • The Noise In The Walls

    Good to see Gerry smiling :)…Yeah I would too!! Capri..Ischia and boating..why not !!

  • Who Dat?

    Could this be the lady? She is not married to the Pascal guy, but is married to someone else. She is apparently an actress and author.
    Look…same bracelets as the boat pics.

    http://www.zimbio.com/pictures/x3OpxMxcVtE/Capri+Hollywood+Film+Festival/JcSx9flG_Qe/Pascal+Vicedomini

  • oldbutnotdead

    yes, that does look like the same woman, different hair color, but same woman. Much better looking than people were suggesting, but looking very Italian of course. Not always the same look as some of our cookie cutter HW women. Not every one photographs well all the time, and the quirky jewelry and sun glasses did not help.

    Definitely not a man!!! and clearly never was one…. :)

    As G said, and I will keep repeating it: he does not like to read or hear about these sites and blogs, because so much is cruel, unkind and dishonest.

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    @oldbutnotdead: well said OBND!!

  • oldbutnotdead

    @berna: Berna, we are occasionally burned by being referred to some inappropriate or ugly sites, so best to give a bit of a description to those who only speak or read one language, whatever it is, before posting the link.

    Anything Greenpeace is good. Everyone has their many causes, and it is great people are working on them to help the planet. Water issues and overfishing are two of the most important upcoming issues in the next couple of decades. Huge numbers of people either rely on seafood as their main source of food, or income, and that source is terribly threatened by pollution and over fishing, particularly in the Mediterranean.

    Here in the US, I keep up with what the ranchers and politicians are doing to wolves in the lower 48 states, which is generally slaughtering them at any opportunity. We brought wolves back to Yellowstone to try and restore some ecological balance, and there are a handful in a few other states.

    As an example of the insanity of Western ranchers and politicians on the issue of wolves, Idaho has some 2 MILLION head of cattle, and about 600 wolves. Despite these terribly skewed numbers, Idaho state and federal politicians and ranchers jump up and down and demand the opportunity to shoot them. Note their normal prey is not cattle at all. But just their very presence awakens something atavistic in ranchers, and if they occasionally take a calf, it is considered a terrible crime.

    I personally do not eat any beef products, and have not for over 30 years, nor do I buy any leather products, and I wish fewer people ate beef, as it is a major contributor to global ecosystem problems, such as forests being cut for grazing, water systems are destroyed, and the list goes on.

    OK, OK, moving slowly off of my soap box…don’t shoot!

  • The Noise In The Walls

    On another note..I was happy to see that the USA Women’s Soccer team defeated Brazil..in the Women’s World Cup..A tremendous comeback and great game..Next up…France on Wednesday..

  • oldbutnotdead

    Entertainment connections are so interesting; Sting, Eli Roth and G all on the same boat?

  • PsychoB

    Sorry OBND I have personally seen the damage the wolf has caused in the NW after being reintroduced. It has single handedly decimated the deer and elk population. The wolf was introduced with NO natural predator to control its population. And I personally last time I was in NW Wyoming saw 5 wolves and no deer or elk. Where a decade ago you would have seen huge heards of them. It was not handled correctly and the wolf are destroying the balance. Especially since the Canadian wolf was used, which is much different than reintroducing the indiginous species.

  • it’s who you know

    @oldbutnotdead:

    “……connections” being Gerard’s operative word

  • oldbutnotdead

    @PsychoB: Have no idea where you got your facts, probably from ranchers and hunting associations. I realize this is very much off topic, but I feel I need to address it.

    A handful of wolves cannot devastate the hugely overpopulated deer population, and the elk population. Elk and deer are OVERpopulated everywhere in the US, due to the killing of most of their major predators. The numbers you see now in the NW are due to artificially helping them survive over the winter. These are not normal size ecologically balanced herds (they might have been 500 years ago, when the Native Americans, the wolf, the Grizzly, the black bear and the mountain lion kept them in check).

    There were over 100,000 elk in Idaho in 2009, and the hunting season usually involves killing of 18,000 elk by hunters NOT wolves; that does NOT add up to “devastation”.

    Idaho predicts a similar hunter (NOT WOLF) kill for 2011: over 18,000; not much of a devastation, and this is true everywhere in the NW.

    How many elk do you believe 600 wolves can kill in Idaho every year? Certainly not 18,000. The only wasteful animal in Idaho is human, with their huge destructive herds of cattle and their “sportsmen”.

    Wolves make the elk smarter, and make them move. They are not disappearing at all, they remain artificially over populated due to human manipulation.

    These population figures for elk and deer are the same everywhere in the West. Terribly overpopulated. I believe the deer population is even higher in the East.

    600 wolves cannot kill 18,000 elk annually, totally unlike humans. Wolves hunt for a living; hunters hunt for some strange phenomenon called “sport hunting”. It makes money for the state, and lots of it. So, any figures from ranchers and hunters should be viewed with great cynicism.

    A pack makes one good kill a week. They will kill more when teaching young to hunt. Cutting elk population in Yellowstone has allowed some natural return of some ecosystems that the overpopulated elk population had previously eliminated. There are presently 30,000 elk that move in and out of the Yellowstone Park every year, despite the 1200 wolves in the park.

    Elk will move in response to wolves, but not disappear. You have an overpopulation because the rangers in several western states artificially feed the elk throughout the winter to keep the population excessively high, so that elk hunters can kill them. They keep track of where they recommend hunting and where they do not, so they can keep the number of bull elk in regions at a certain level. Note this level has nothing whatsoever to do with sound ecology, but totally with money.

    100 years ago, the estimated population of white tail deer in the entire US was under 1 million. Today, with elimination of natural predators, there are over 20,000,000 deer (yes that many!)

    The issues of natural resources, sustainability, ecosystem damage, and environmental sciences are part of Geography, the subject I am working on at the moment. I did an overlapping map of wolves in Yellowstone along with Grizzly and elk herds for one of my computer mapping projects.

    why do Idaho and other western states want deer and elk? Deer hunting licenses brought in over $100,000,000 just in 2001.

    Human damage to ecosystems by artificially manipulating animal populations is not one of those issues where I will agree to disagree. Large parts of the Amazon Basin forest have been cut to allow cattle grazing. Humans are hugely destructive, like giant ants, tearing up every naturally balanced system on the planet, in order to indulge ourselves.

  • PsychoB

    @oldbutnotdead: sorry it also is not something I will back down on either. next time you actually visit the areas instead of going off of biased statistics we can talk. By the way my masters is in Math my specialty is statistics. we can throw around stats for days. you can not introduce a wolf that is a natural predator for much larger animals and expect it to not kill off the animals. One wolf has been known to kill a herd of deer in days. DAYS. Hunters are allowed to kill 1 deer a year. The amount of issued license vs. taken deer is not the same. Sorry but it was a mistake and EVERY DOF&G employee will tell you that.

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    Does it seem to anyone else here that when Gerry goes to Europe he seems more relaxed then when he is in the US. He just seems to smile more and he appears to be happier. Lately some of the pics we see of him in the US he has such a stern look in his face, even when he smiles, the smile doesn’t reach his eyes like they do in these recent Capri, Ischia pics.

  • niknoks

    @oldbutnotdead: @PsychoB:

    As an outsider looking in, as it were, I’ve found this debate interesting, but I have to say, for me, an argument that provides facts, figures and statistics will always win over rhetoric and PsychoB all you have provided is rhetoric, where OBND has provided facts and figures, now as a neutral I would be more inclined to go with her argument.

  • niknoks

    @Guminski Diana:

    Is it possible we have found someone crazier than Georgia*?

  • PsychoB

    @niknoks: Here you go nik. But people like OBND, tend to ignore other views than their own and can not see that a true course is that which is open to change and FIXING the problems. I find the problem most or the time is people only seeing their side.
    http://m.codyenterprise.com/mobile/news/local/article_2143b256-9d13-11e0-b6a7-001cc4c002e0.html

  • niknoks

    @PsychoB:

    Thanks, I will have a read….

  • Julie

    The problem with reintroducing predator animals back into nature is the animal always suffers. Idaho, Wyoming and Montana are gearing up for wolf hunting season and eventually it will happen. It will happen because it’s a huge money maker for the states.

    I am from that area so am very familiar with it. In my opinion, the major sides to this issue are caught up in confirmation bias attitudes and will never change. Only time will show us the truth about the wolf issue.

  • oldbutnotdead

    @Guminski Diana: There was another pic of her provided earlier on this thread I think, she is very tall, and slim, and looks much better than that bad shot.

  • niknoks

    @Julie:

    Money making will never be a valid reason for hunting animals for me. I have no problem with subsistence hunting, or to protect your livestock/livelihood. But, to kill defenceless animals to make money or for fun is abhorrent to me.

  • oldbutnotdead

    @Julie: I had a long response to Psycho, but it got moderated! I forgot to copy it and now I am too tired to do it again! LOL!

    Just figure that I addressed each one of her issues…if she does not like the statistics she can take it up with each state’s Fish & Game department, as that is where they come from. I do understand why one needs to be cautious with statistics, I am very cynical about them often. One wonders where the stats came from that said that the deer and elk herds are devastated b y wolves. That is not what is shown by F&G departments, and they give estimates of animal population, and estimated annual kills and licensing. I will rely on them until she points out the flaws in those figures.

    A Masters in stats does not mean one is an expert on environmental issues, it just means that she knows stats can be manipulated, as even our buddy Mark Twain said long ago. I agree with that, too.

    Every state has variations in deer hunting rules, some allow more than one per year, depends on how dense they are in the area. To determine this you must check the rules for each state.

    I did my Masters Thesis in 2008 on the dogs, and how they came about as human friends and/or companions, so I had lots of books by wolf experts, and many, many scientific journal articles on wolves around the world.

    as long as cattle and hunting, and money and politics are involved (and they are), you can assume we will never have a truthful answer.

    Prior to 1492, there were an estimated 2 million wolves in North America; there were plenty of elk, deer, etc for all those wolves and about 5 million native americans. they are almost completely a Northern Hemisphere animal, but there have been a few in desert regions, that tend to be quite small, compared to the tundra wolf.

    Oldest dog/human burial so far in the World, about 12,000 -14,000 years ago , a rather wolf like puppy, buried with a woman, with her hand on its chest, in Israel. Dogs in the new world, with native americans, at least 11,000 years ago. Sorry, this is so interesting to me I get carried away! Wonder if JJ will moderate it. Some may hope they do….LOL.

  • oldbutnotdead

    @niknoks: Good heavens, I just skimmed that one…LOL…someone is having fun with us….

    Who wants to take a bet on the gender of the poster?

  • niknoks

    @oldbutnotdead:

    Personally, I am more interested in the gender of the not one but two imaginary babies. ;-p

  • Julie

    Most hunting in that area is for subsistence. The state and businessmen make a good amount of money during hunting season. I have nothing against hunting per se.

    I know people who hunt mountain lions for the pelt and I know people who hunt mountain lions with dogs, tree the cat and than leave the cat alone. Wolves cannot be treed so will probably be hunted for their pelts. I am not happy with that situation so I was against reintroducing wolves in the first place. I knew the hunts would happen eventually and I know no one who eats predators.

    In the upper part of Idaho and Montana, the wolves have come down on their own and go back and forth over the Canadian border. We should have left them alone and them repopulate the area naturally.

  • oldbutnotdead

    @PsychoB: I am familiar with this article from psycho, it is not bad actually, a bit more balanced than some I have seen from Wyoming. However, the tenor of the article does suggest conservationists are bleeding heart manipulators, who are nearly rabidly anti-Western tradition.

    I thought that psycho was against manipulation of figures and stats. Does she really think the small number of wolves in Yellowstone wiped out a herd of elk? It is a combination of factors, and severe winters are one factor along with an increase in grizzlies (no feeding of elk allowed within Yellowstone, as I understand it, unlike other western areas). There are 15,000 to 30,000 elk going in and out of the Park, according to Yellowstone National Park Service, (she will have to take those figures up with them) and outside the park, the human hunters are waiting. There is evidence that predation by wolves has had a positive impact on Yellowstone ecosystems, allowing regrowth of vegetation that had been destroyed by an excessively large elk population. Wolves are a necessary part of any Northern Hemisphere true ecosystem, but actually we have very few of those left in the world anyway. Wolves are protected in some Eastern European countries, with some conflict with agriculturalists there as well. The UK killed the last of its wolves about 300 years or so ago, I believe.

    There are about 1600 wolves in Idaho, Washington, Oregon, Montana, Wyoming, and a bit of Utah. Michigan also has a few. There are perhaps 900 to 1000 in Yellowstone.

    Yikes, shut up OBND!

  • oldbutnotdead

    @Julie: @Julie:

    Well, I am not sure what area you are talking about. That is very interesting though. Currently in California, no mountain lion hunting is allowed for pelts or other reasons, except for public safety reasons. I do not know about elsewhere.

    In Alaska and Canada there is some subsistence meat hunting, certainly, but not as much in the lower 48. The hunters here do eat the venison, but it is not necessary for them to have it to survive, which is the idea behind subsistence hunting. I doubt many in our United States have to survive by deer hunting….

    Without protection, wolves migrating down fro Canada were being shot on sight. They were not being allowed to repopulate. So some protection was necessary. They were reintroduced to Yellowstone about 1997 I believe, as part of an attempt to set up a balanced ecosystem, even if in a small area.

    Darn it, I am supposed to be working on my next lecture! I need to shut up and get off this damned PC! LOL

  • PsychoB

    This is where I get pissed OBND. Have you lived anywhere besides CA. MANY families rely on hunting as their primary source for meat in the US they can not afford to buy meat. But I guess you wouldn’t be aware of that would you? Maybe you should learn about the world before you chastise.
    As far as stats. I find it funny that Eco friendly people would use stats for a whole state as proof. When they know better than anyone that each region should be treated differently. God knows you guys are using that argument in Wyoming, but it doesn’t fit your purpose here right?
    Maybe if everyone lived in caves we could go off of what was sustainable 200 years ago. But that’s not going to happen. Heck do you know the stats on what Cotton production alone does to the food chain? I bet you don’t. Because that doesn’t help your cause.

  • curious cat

    @niknoks:

    Totally agree. He’s said it himself in interviews. No woman can sit or stand beside him without the claws coming out here. Nikkie, I saw you got two thumbs down for this comment for who knows what reason, so I reversed one. It’s all the vote we get. Why do I even drop in here? I ask myself constantly. I stay away, and return and something is fun or informative and I stick around until it gets stupid again.

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

    @niknoks:

    She has been a troll around GB fandom for years.

  • curious cat

    @berna:

    If we had known the purpose of that post we–at least some of us — would be supportive. I have stopped eating most fish because of what goes on. But I think it looked as if you were responding to a comment on how good looking GB is with a picture of a dead fish. It was a bit puzzling, to be sure! :)

  • curious cat

    @oldbutnotdead:

    Bingo.

  • niknoks

    @Swansong/Paisley:

    I’ve not encountered her before….

  • Julie

    I do not know of any wolves being shot for coming over the border, but than again, I am sure many wolves are shot, buried and never reported. I have seen wolves in upper Montana that came down from Canada on their own. I have seen them loping along behind a herds of elk, standing in the forest or by a stream or lake. As far as I know, those wolves are still around. The only animal that suffered from the natural wolf population was the mountain lion. The wolves took over lion kills, the lions traveled further down the mountains into more human populated areas and were killed if they hung around too long. All very sad in my book, but such is nature.

    People in the upper part of the Northwest hunt deer, elk, moose, pronghorn, etc to eat. Call it what you want to call it, the meat gets eaten.

    There are also people in that area that hunt mountain lions for the pelt. They must buy the tags from the state. There are many mountain lions in that part of the US. You hardly ever see them since they are usually pretty wise about staying in the wilderness, but you do see them if you know where to look. I have also witnessed grizzly bears in the wilderness. They are magnificent.

  • niknoks

    @curious cat:

    Luckily I’m not too fussed about my ratings but thanks for the thumbs up anyways… :-) You just know that the people hitting the down button on that comment are the ones ripping that poor woman to shreds. No great mystery there…. :-)

  • curious cat

    @oldbutnotdead:

    Soapbox is okay, as long as peeps know who you are (anonymously of course) and what you stand for. When they see a name they can skip a post.

    I too have mostly stopped eating animal flesh. Not entirely. Fish was my last holdout until I had to write some articles on the fishing industry and became alarmed. Here’s the light part. While waiting for a friend to finish a beer in an Irish pub in Honolulu, I watched their undersea video, saw swordfish and felt they were so beautiful I would never eat one again. Later, in another Irish pub in Boston, seeking some food before going on a harbor cruise, I was persuaded by the waitress to order the lobster dinner since it was on special. My friends and family know I seek out lobster rolls when I am in New England, but the dinner wasn’t much more.
    Then came a lobster, boiled whole, looking up at me wih what seemed like reproachful beady little eyes. I ate a few bites, saved some meat for the next day’s lunch on the plane, and told friends and family that was the last lobster I ever expected to eat.
    MORAL of the story: I should stay out of Irish pubs because at the rate at which they are raising my awareness, I will eventually starve. :)

  • niknoks

    @Julie:

    I find the idea of lions being killed for their pelt sickening. Lions are probably my favourite animal, I’m a cat fanatic, to the extent I have a tattoo of one on the back of my neck, but I love love love big cats, the lion above all else.

    I do know that Mountain Lions (Cougars) do not belong to the same Genus as regular lions but I still find them majestic and truly beautiful animals.

  • curious cat

    @oldbutnotdead:

    My dream concert is Ronnie Dunn, Mick Jagger and Phil Hummer all together. Oh, my! At 58, I think Ronnie is the youngest. A friend emailed me after the Grammies, in which imo Jagger swiped the show, “H’e 67 and still got it?” (I don”t know exactly how old he is. but these guys go back. sexy grandfathers.

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