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Gerard Butler: Surfing Accident Was A 'Close Call'

Gerard Butler: Surfing Accident Was A 'Close Call'

Gerard Butler ducks out of The Box nightclub on Friday (January 6) in London, England.

The night before, the 42-year-old Scottish actor attended a special screening of his new movie Coriolanus.

Gerard also recently appeared on The Graham Norton Show where he talked about his scary surfing accident while filming his other movie, Of Men and Mavericks, in Northern California.

“[The waves] just took me in, and I couldn’t get up. It was pretty hairy. It was maybe of of the few times that reports were not exaggerated. It was a pretty close call,” he shared.

“I was actually in the ambulance and wanted to go back, which was a little crazy. But [surfing is] pretty addictive,” Gerry added.

FYI: Gerard is wearing Joe’s Classic Fit with Rogue‘s leather biker jacket.

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  • menwillbemen

    Find it funny that anyone would be surprised that Gerry like many men would enjoy going to a kinky club. If the place is considered to an IT place, makes it even likely Gerry will be there. Forgotten Voyeur already?

  • Dear Gerard,

    Apologies that should read Denzel Washington. JJ still needs an edit button!

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  • bystander

    @Sharon: sharon, you’ve put into stronger words the impression I got from being at the screening. Much of his disengaged (um, um, you know) story telling was cut too. Mind you, if he was staring into space directly past gn, that was directly at me, lol!

  • Jr

    That frammie person is everywhere. Gerry looks kind of freaked out by her. He is polite and knows she is harmless. But he is.

  • Can’tGetEnough

    Good Morning JJer’s! Hope everyone is having a great weekend! Here’s a photo of a fan with GB. Not sure when it was taken.

    http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=323776214322681&set=a.103131203053851.7031.100000709152123&type=3

    Looks like G might be attending this game today:
    http://www.livesporton.tv/sports/Football/fixture-detail/default.aspx?fid=1140830

    Have a great day friends!

  • GFW

    That show was crazy fun!! They’re so much more relaxed over there with content, humor and storytelling! Great fun so early in the morning. But sorry don’t see the distracted thing or that he’s anything but not the primary focus at that time. Feel he’s listening, not ‘on’ and he not the focus, which he can handle, so does a kind of Zen thing?
    -
    Liked seeing this. An hour, well almost, with Gerry! DO think he did have surfing flashback, his fan got too much attention, and correcting him was out of place… and I’d slink out of my chair if he ever pointed to me (and he won’t) and said, “She follows me everywhere!” even asking if she’d moved to the States. Said she probably took the photo? Ouch!
    -
    Also felt he felt very embarrassed at the Conference mention. And why didn’t she yell out they had one in my home town (that wild horses couldn’t get me to)? ooOOoo whoops. She can have a chapter in his bio, she’s has actually earned it! LOL
    ~K
    who thinks reading into what and why he as at The (Squeeze) Box ;o) is useless or his face after as well… he’s an adult and go where he wishes, no? Yes.

  • GFW

    Also, as I’ve just put this up at the blog with some comments this was one of mine…
    -
    The Island people are just SO much funnier than we are! Jokes are drier, naughtier, along with more relaxed laughter. Lots of genuine laughter here. I have to take back about the nervous stuff, while he is when on the spot talking about some things, he’s also very good at carrying the jokes along further out there.
    -
    And he got to be with the author of Wonderwall! Another ‘dot’ as I used that song in the old story, all of his. Love him (the artist). Thought he didn’t ‘get’ it being Gerry’s FAVORITE song and that was very dull and ego driven. That Gerry was expecting a different reaction thus reached for the glass to shut his mouth from the sting of insult? Just my opinion.
    -
    Seeing this all helped put a lot of the shorter clips in perspective. He met The Hobbit. That is so cool. Think Gerry loves LOTR like so many.
    -
    Think his sense of humor leans toward the naughty, like many men, so his being at The Box as a single male with its “talent” does not upset me at all. He’s a colorful man, who likes a certain kind of (cough) entertainment like all men, and activity to stay healthy, like all men. He’s single and allowed to go where he pleases.
    -
    Just will say, while there is no way to know what went down inside (if anything) but certain he got an eyefull, but that he looks very tired heading out. And, if he did NOT want to be caught there leaving, or felt shamed, he could have not been.
    ~K

  • Enough already

    @Sharon:
    THreats

    Gerard Butler was into being at The Box. It’s a blast. Hugh Jackman and Daniel Craig love it too. WHO cares that he was there? He is an adult.

  • @GFW

    @GFW: @GFW:
    What are you smoking? You’ll defend anything he does.
    Gerry was not himself at the Graham Norton show, that was obvious, yet to you he was normal?
    Honestly, either come up with a meaningful post, or just STFU for a change – you’re annoying.

    To me he looked as if he was lethargic as a result of taking pain killers.
    Or, maybe he was so tired from his last minute trip to North Africa. Exhaustion can also produce lethargic behavior.
    Even in these pix of him exiting The Box, he looks beyond tired.
    Clearly, he isn’t himself the last two days. Let’s hope he rested up and appears better at the game tonight.

  • GFW

    @@GFW:
    We see things differently. Think that’s still allowed, no? He was lucid, coherent, very there on the show in my opinion. Tired? Yes. Nervous? Yes. On pain meds? Possibly but no evidence of his being out of it here (to me) because of it.
    -
    It’s his life to live.Travel constantly or not, why judge him for it? It won’t stop him. I’m not making excuses for him. He’s a man, and adult, and you clearly disapprove of his choices of entertainment. Judgmental much, you coward sock?
    ~K
    and stop telling me to shut up
    ~K

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    None of us need to worry about Gerry, he knows how far to push himself and he is still dealing with the realization of what almost happened to him. He knows he escaped this time and if you heard him say he was with three professional surfers, so he was there because he wanted to be there. Mother nature just showed him how she can kick the toughest butt out there.
    When he gets to the game today you will see the relaxed animated person he is. He’ll be having fun. If you noticed he has stayed home longer than he usually does, so he is reenergizing himself.

  • curious cat

    I just saw this comment by a poster on yet another story about GB’s surfing accident. A different viewpoint. Make what you like of it.

    “For what it’s worth, I’m a certified surf instructor, 29-year old female, and I live in Southern California training professionals for a living. Being held under waves is something that happens to EVERYONE and is nothing to call an ambulance over unless you’re a pampered Hollywood star who craves attention. Before you fall for the trap, remember this is just typical PR hype to promote a film about a similar storyline. You may like Gerard Butler, but there are many of us in the industry who don’t. Let’s just say he’s a graduate of the Matthew McConaghey School of Wannabe’s.
    - Lana, Waves come in sets…you know…multiples?, 08/1/2012 05:41″

    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-2083721/Gerard-Butler-opens-surfing-accident-nearly-cost-life.html#ixzz1isSZc3Rx

  • GFW

    I hate when I double sign! Arrr.
    -
    I’m really wondering why these even are here? And why start a topic about his being in some nightclub at all? But it isn’t the first time. It’s just a first time in a long time we’ve seen him exiting from some club. So what?
    -
    I’ll admit these are hard to look at. He looks like he’s running on empty and running just to run. Activity for activities sake. But it is his life to live as he sees fit. Did I wish I never saw these? I could live without them. I’m not sharing them at the blog, but might. But I’ve “mommies” there who want to hug him and place band-aides on his boo-boos. Or become anxious and over-stressed and focus on his life rather than theirs (which I’m trying to avoid).

    -
    In one he looks drawn, weighed down as if carrying the world on his shoulders. Then again, it could be he’s just ducking to enter the door. See what I mean? He has his hat on and that’s on for a reason too. Maybe he really wasn’t all that up to being there is my original point. He’s a people pleaser for certain.
    -
    It’s just emotional are contagious and I refuse to get on any bandwagon that he has sex inside or is a bad person for spending his time how he chooses. That just backfires with him. He hates being judged too.
    -
    Again, why this thread even exists is beyond me.
    ~K
    whose IS sharing (this there) for a reason and my other posts there are very real as we all see what we want to see when it comes to my lug hoping he has fun at the game today and is happy he’s staying put there

  • GFW

    @curious cat:
    Sorry, but that’s a very mean comment by that woman. He’s a star in a film. He’s insured, and filming a high-risk film, and it was mandatory the get looked over. What a cold-hearted bi/tc/h.
    -
    What bothers me is his wanting to return that day to show the ocean who’s who! That was insane. Whoever talked him out of that is who really saved his life. God was there twice!
    ~K

  • Joie de Vivre

    Every interview I have ever seen of Butler, he is fidgety. Always rubbing his hands up and down his legs, picking lint off his clothes, clasping and unclasping his hands, starting to scratch his ear or eye and then stopping. He is an antsy guy. All part of the package that makes him so endearing to me. Hope his Bhoys do well today. Have a great day, JJers. Positive thoughts and prayers to all! XXO

  • niknoks

    @Joie de Vivre:

    Celtic have just this minute scored, so they’re doing well so far….

  • Joie de Vivre

    @lolita: Hey Lolita, our angel! ♥ Good to see you here. Hope all is well with you and that you are safe and happy. Did you get slammed by the snows up your way? If so, maybe it allowed you an opportunity to get on with your Zumba?? Take care, love! XXO

  • Joie de Vivre

    @niknoks: YAY!! Thanks, Nik. Enjoy your Sunday afternoon!

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    Sounds to me like the certified surf instructor is suffering from sour grapes. Maybe she felt she should have been a consultant on the movie and she was by passed by professional surfers and especially by the man Gerry is portraying in the movie. You don’t have to be a surfer to see waves come and go in multiples.
    I just watched a program about the beaches in Australia, they flag the beaches when strong waves come in to protect the swimmers from being caught up in them. It showed the lifeguards paddling out on a surf board to help two swimmers being pulled out into the ocean. The two swimmers were not surfing and got caught in the waves.
    I read that the two wave hold down is one of the most dangerous to be caught in.

  • niknoks

    @Joie de Vivre:

    No problem, my afternoon is consisting of trying to stay awake, I fell asleep yesterday afternoon, then I was awake all night, now I need to stay up so I can sleep tonight.
    -
    @curious cat:

    I think that comment is a little harsh, like she said she trains professionals, GB is not a professional and was in an area he probably shouldn’t have been. I think that’s what made it dangerous for him the very fact he wasn’t a surfer and didn’t know what to do in that situation.
    -
    Like GB said on the Graham Norton show, he wanted to go back out but insurers would probably insist on a hospital trip. To me, reading that article, the language that woman used, the fact she took a pop at another actor, it sounds like she has a chip on her shoulder.

  • GFW

    It is better than what’s on here.. The Debate. LOL
    -
    Also after these shows he seems very drained. They have to be exhausting. He’s always been animated and touching himself. Love when he rubs his inner thigh though. (winks) Noel was a dud. Great dad he’ll make! Damn, sometimes we just don’t want to know, huh?
    ~K
    whose glad he’s still home thinking he’s extending his stay there for a reason and that’s he has to return to the City of the Fallen Angel soon enough (for award shows) where there are more plastic people per square inch in that town than any other here but hopes he still loves the realness of New York City where his most beautiful place is that I’ve seen — I haven’t his other but would like to (in a magazine)

  • cubedweller

    Just stopped by to wish all the JJ peeps a belated Happy New Year!
    .
    I see Butler is still dragging himself out of the clubs at ungodly hours. Good grief – I don’t know what the appeal is, but he has always had a taste for the skeevy night life. He looks like cr@p here, frail and drained. Hope he avoided the bodily fluids spray inside :X. Maybe that’s why he’s wearing a hat, and what appears to be a water-proof jacket. Next time, dude – bring a tarp.
    .
    He looked good at the premier, but he needs to upsize the suits just a bit. He is so active and physically expressive, that he needs a roomier cut – otherwise they pull awkwardly.
    .
    So Framo is still hot on his trail, I see. I’m amazed she didn’t just pull up a chair onstage at the Norton show. I will never get why a person will go to those lengths to get attention from, and any crumb of interaction with, a person who is essentially a stranger to them.
    .
    Anyhoo, I’m very glad Butler survived the waves – I’d miss the big guy. He’s never dull, that’s for sure. Looking forward to seeing Coriolanus soon. Enjoy your Sunday, JJrs!

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    @Joie de Vivre: Joie, no what little snow we got melted. We got a light dusting this morning and the sun is out and melting it. This has been a green winter so far in my area. Glad to hear hubby is feeling better.
    When I would fidget my Grandmother would say to me sit still your like a f art in a mitten trying to get through the thumb. Gerry is like that and I agree it makes him all the more endearing.

  • niknoks

    @GFW:

    Have to disagree with you on Noel, I love him and thought he was really funny, you have to remember a lot of what he says is tongue in cheek, he has a very dry sense of humour and a deadpan delivery, judging from the audience reaction they definitely got him.

  • GFW

    @niknoks:
    I got that I did. And I did laugh, often. He was funny. Just as my favorite poet said, “Jokes are profound.” There is a lot of truth behind them.
    -
    But maybe it was how he dissed Gerry about Wonderwall being “his” song when he meant it as a compliment? I’m biased there. LOL I like the bloke (Noel, Gerry I love). Got all his music. Used Wonderwall in my old story. Lyrics played (and still do but not as much and different kind now) a big part.
    ~K

  • niknoks

    Just to update, it is now 2-0 to Celtic, it’s a great game too, although whoever decided it was a good idea to advertise Meryl Streep’s biopic of Thatcher during the half time ad break is a moron who wasted a shed load of cash….

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    @niknoks: Thanks Nik appreciate the score updates. Gerry has got to be having a blast along with all the other Celtic fans.

  • GFW

    @niknoks:
    Good for him! He likes to win. Hope they do.
    -
    LOL, I think they’re buying an Oscar? ;o)
    ~K

  • niknoks

    @GFW:

    Won’t do much good in Scotland…. nobody hates Thatcher more than the Scottish….

  • niknoks

    Update: 3-0 Celtic

  • GFW

    @niknoks:
    Oh, got it! LOL See your point. Eek! Well, maybe to sell it to the viewing audience elsewhere perhaps? It is an amazing performance from what I’ve seen in the trailer. Will see regardless. She’s so funny, great talent. I adore her. She’s one cool woman indeed.
    ~K
    who is happy his team is winning who saw Michael Sheen in The Damed United wondering why when I did it got no traffic and now it is kind of dawning on me but love him as Tony Blair–he’s also such a snob in Midnight in Paris who is realistic when it comes to expectations regarding Gerry unlike a lot of his fans

  • angelsrock

    @GFW:

    I didn’t have good vibes for Noel either. I don’t know the guy at all except for his music which is good. When he said that about “his” song, my son said, “what a Dick”. Gerry was giving the guy props. That is the new saying, That’s my song or that’s my team etc. I found Gerry to be his normal self during the show. Was it his best? Maybe not. But he was giving others props and telling good stories. I can’t get enough of the kilt story. And I thought he was just dramatic enough about the surfing accident. He always “plays’ well with others.

    One of these days he’s going to get rough with Moira and break her heart. I just don’t find what she did appropriate at all. Way out of line for a fan.

    I loved Uggie btw!!

  • niknoks

    @GFW:

    I love Meryl Streep too and I heard it’s a fantastic performance from her. This is why I have mixed feelings about seeing it, I lived through the latter part of Thatcher’s ‘reign’. I grew up in a mining village and my grandfather was a steelworker, I saw what she did to those industries and the impact it had on communities and families, they’re still suffering today, 20 years after she left office. It invokes such an emotion that I am reluctant to see a film celebrating her life. I just don’t think I could sit through it.

  • GFW

    @niknoks:
    I feel ya. So sorry. Don’t blame you. I’m of course going to see it for her acting more than her story. I understand. Besides there are so many other great film out!
    -
    @angelsrock:
    I concur. He’s many of these to do, I suspect, and he could be more himself on this longer show. Yeah, Noel, while in spots funny (as they just seem to be so cheeky), he’s a singer not a comedian. And yes, Gerry was kind of a threat or something. I’m like, dude, he sings YOUR song over and over! The message of that song is great. I believe Gerry has a Wonderwall, and maybe Noel wants that song as just his? Dunno. LOL
    -
    But Gerry, as always, was fun/fascinating to watch. His face is a symphony indeed. Kind of seeing him being quiet, listening, focusing, coming out the ether to speak again is very fascinating.
    -
    I bet he is quite the dinner guest/partner but needs a good listener for a guest. ;o) He’s a babbling brook that needs a Dead Sea. He’s such a mystery. A gem, a unique gem who got tumbled. What’s so odd about this is how I used this term so often for my story character, and him (which are not related by the way as this is not the first story that was “fan fiction”). He’s a library too. I hope he sees The Artist, you too! Beginners is good with him in it too. He has dialog in that one. Darling.
    ~K

  • justsayin’too

    the pictures are awful- he looks like a withered, dried up old man. Sorry but he needs to cut the hair and gain some muscle and a little fat. For gawds sake man get some sleep! I like him, but am hating watching him go down the path of so many that are rich and famous. I hope he finds something soon to give him peace and ground him. I have no idea of what is going on with him, just my opinion he seems to be looking in the wrong places for fulfillment. I feel the producers dropped the ball on his MGP effort. It could have been such a critical success for him, but they missed the opportunity to market it as such. Not sure what they were thinking. Hopefully Coriolanus will give him a little more clout professionally.

  • fanclub

    WO is members only, huh? :(

  • GFW

    @justsayin’too:
    I agree with most of all you said here, but error on side of caution as to how he’s feeling in a few photos (and yes that coming from the Lace Reader). Yet it could be all you said and none of what I did! I just don’t judge him. Instead I accept him as is. I feel, like when most of us have stress, we fall back on old mannerisms.
    -
    Feel he is far more grounded than a lot of actors. Otherwise would he still be on The Island? Know what I mean? Feel, in the way I do, he’s a good group that help him. Are shoulders for him to lean on. That he has life coaches, therapists, shrinks at his disposal. That he isn’t above checking into a clinic or spa if someone very close to him suggests it. Not that I feel he is anywhere near this, I’m just making a point.
    -
    Feel he’s there on his own. Did we see Alan? He has a lot of contacts and ‘friends’ as in buddies, but his closest friends might not be the typical people one thinks. He doesn’t really run with the Hollywood crowd either. While he shows up where he feels he needs to, to keep his name in print and out there, that’s fine. I just prefer charity/fundraiser or movie premiers than night clubs. I just don’t put him down for doing this, regardless of what went on/goes on inside. I don’t think it is self-sabotaging all he’s done health/spirit/body-wise either. It’s a visual stimulant apparently. Why not? Men are visual. I feel he is very honest with the most important person he needs to be with, and that is him.
    -
    Again, if he did not want to be seen he wouldn’t have. Maybe he wants opinions? Could be. (Hi Gerry) LOL Dunno. Feel the loveless sex might be catching up with him. But don’t feel he feels he’s ready for anything with his career in another surge, which is fine. As far as MGP goes, he got what he needed out of it, more than most actors: redemption and good reviews, and a chance to show not only what he’s made of but what he can bring to roles, depth, commitment and empathy.
    -
    Again, feel he has deep emotional connections otherwise he’d be back in Sugar Town a long time ago. Glad to see him there. Makes me happy. It’s precious rain to his soul, and he’s precious to me. The past is gone, tomorrow never knows.
    ~K

  • GFW

    @fanclub:
    Most fan sites are. But most of what’s important is in their Shout Box. Some have access, deeper than others and post stuff within (the site itself which I’m not too cool with) but the GPS Tweet/FB stuff is in the Chat Box, which I don’t read any longer. What I ‘need’ LOL gets to me by the way it does.
    ~K

  • http://www.chansondelange.com SwansongPaisley

    I understand why peeps upset when they see photos of Gerry that show him in a bad light. I mean, he truly does look awful in these. But we just saw him looking sharp and healthy a few days ago. He didn’t look too thin, he didn’t look tired, and he didn’t look unhappy. I put the difference between these photos and the ones from the London premier down to the fact he he “seems” to be a moody guy. Hey, moods come and go. But over the years I’ve decided NOT to read into these photos or over analyze them. Could be bad angles, could be bad camera, could be grumpy, tired Gerry. That’s life!

    Swannie

  • justsayin’too

    Could just be a bad photo, but it seems there have been more bad ones than good ones than usual. He does clean up well when he has to, but I just get a vibe that he is going through a rough period personally. It could be my perception is wrong, hope so.

  • Can’tGetEnough

    Back in and catching up on the posts so far today. In my opinion, GB didn’t appear any different to me on the Graham Norton Show then he usually does. The man doesn’t sit still. He definitely fidgets. He did it on Howard Stern’s show, I even remember him doing it in an MGP interview with Michelle Monaghan. He rubs his leg, picks at his clothes (lint??), touches his face, moves his legs and feet, etc. He didn’t really look tired or drugged to me either. When someone else is speaking, he just sits there (fidgeting) waiting to interject something into the conversation, but I don’t sense him ‘spacing out’ or anything like that. Bored? Perhaps on some level because he’s so energetic and always needs to move, but I don’t think there is anything more to it.

    Moira? I think she’s harmless really. She seems like a nice woman, but did you see his face when she blurted out that the pic of him was taken in Hawaii? He was like “omg, you KNEW that?” LOL It was kinda funny, but he looked taken back by it—-but tried to do it in sort of a nice way.

    As far as the pics above of him coming out of “The Box”, I think we can speculate until the cows come home on what is going on there, but really, and this has already been said, he just could have been tired and didn’t feel like smiling for the camera. Haven’t we all been in a store or out somewhere and saw an acquaintance or a friend and just didn’t feel like talking, smiling or being friendly? Just kinda looked at the ground or the other way to not be noticed and gone off in a different direction? I admit, I’ve done it. Sometimes you just aren’t in the mood to smile or wave or whatever. Maybe that’s all there was to it?
    If he’s been in this club before, then obviously he knows what goes on inside and I think it was GFW that mentioned, if he REALLY didn’t want to be seen exiting the place, then he wouldn’t have been. I just think he didn’t feel like acknowledging the cameras. He’s an adult and he can do what he wants, when he wants and if he wants us to see him, we will and if not, then we won’t.

    And on another note, I’m guessing Celtic won? That’ll be a nice celebration. I’m betting he will be heading back to CA soon since he’s due on the Leno show this Thursday. Maybe a quick stop in NYC again on the way? That would be great too and a good way to not have like a 10 hour flight back to CA!

  • http://www.chansondelange.com SwansongPaisley

    @justsayin’too:

    I hope so too, but unfortunately we all go through rough periods. I think Gerry is tougher than peeps give him credit for. And IF there is a problem that’s making him look so glum, I’m pretty sure he’ll do what he has to do to get through it. Still, I get why people worry and wonder.

    Swannie

  • Manny

    @PsychoB:
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    Well said. ITAWY.
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    @curious cat:
    .
    Not the first time I have read this statement. If you look at some of the reports from the surfing community they refer to his experience as just another day at the beach. I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt. It was just another surf experience to her where it was something altogether different for Butler. Plus producers have a lot of money involved in the project and they would have ambulances on standby. They wouldn’t want to lose one of their stars with so much on the line for them.
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    @cubedweller:
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    CUBIE!!! *tackles in a bear hug*
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    Good to hear from you and the very happiest of new years to you too.
    .
    Still giggling at the “skeevy” reference. Butler will be Butler. :)))
    .
    @niknoks:
    .
    I thought Noel and Martin were the highlights of the show. Both have really easy demeanors and seemed much more relaxed and enjoying the show. Noel was hilarious IMO.
    .
    Frammie – ugh is all I can say. I noticed how Butler threw a couple of underhanded swipes her way but she was totally clueless. Graham also seemed to understand her place (read annoyance) in Gerry’s world. I felt for her though that she didn’t realize she was the brunt of the joke not laughing along with them.
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    Noticed Butler did an eyeroll and the nervous picking at his mustache when the convention was mentioned. I really felt for him at that point.
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    @SwansongPaisley:
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    ITAWY. I just wish he didn’t seem to invite it on himself. A little rest maybe?
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    Wishing you and yours a HEALTHY happy new year. :)
    .
    Off to brunch. Take care all…

  • GFW

    Moira is good for the global economy. She drops thousands into it. Now, to get her back to the states for the award show circut to litter some her cash here! LOL
    ~K
    who thinks these photos were not really good and wished they’d never started a thread as it only leads so many to think there is something wrong with him but (I) don’t think there is more than there is with each of us who tries to fit in too much into each day

  • dmp

    #138: “Again, if he did not want to be seen he wouldn’t have. Maybe he wants opinions? Could be. (Hi Gerry) LOL Dunno. Feel the loveless sex might be catching up with him. But don’t feel he feels he’s ready for anything with his career in another surge, which is fine. As far as MGP goes, he got what he needed out of it, more than most actors: redemption and good reviews, and a chance to show not only what he’s made of bu what he can bring to roles, depth, commitment and empathy.”
    –You think he wants opinions and peeps to say “Hi” to him? Maybe, I guess . . . he’s difficult to read at times. So, “Hi Gerry!” As far as opinions go . . . well, as many have said here GB is a grown man and can do what he wants. Although I prefer the shots of him biking, coming from the gym, etc. rather than these recent pics apparently coming out of some club. But hey, everyone needs to have fun . . . not sure about that type of fun (lol). Actually, I’d like to see him leaving a store pushing a grocery cart (lol) but I guess that wouldn’t coincide with his image.

  • Can’tGetEnough

    @GFW: The wording JJ used didn’t help it either—”Gerard Butler ducks out of The Box nightclub”. That, along with the pics, leads the reader to speculate that he was up to no good, not wanting to be seen, trying to be secretive in some way because something was wrong, etc.

  • GFW

    By opinions, maybe on what he was doing or how he looked? Such a contrast to the day before? Some much of this could be simply staged as well?! Or he went in, had a (lot) of fun and got some sort of release? Maybe he wants to make someone mad? Break up with another girl? Who knows! That we are not privy to, and why these kind of clubs exist, and for simply fun and good times as well. He looked really wiped out is all.
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    He apparently did not wish to stick around in his hotel room, and he could. He did need to be seen and was. He knew he had something to do today, the game. He went home and crashed. Maybe he simply doesn’t sleep well? Maybe he never has but after this accident it is worse? No, pushing a shopping cart would not work the image he has crafted, this one. Hmmm. Feel it sad he feels compelled to have an image at all. What’s wrong with just him?
    ~K
    who thinks Gerry does more on-line shopping than in stores with everyday folks in stores but at home he can and might even like it!

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  • GFW

    @Can’tGetEnough:
    Good point! Also feel he wants to test people, like his fans. Will they judge him? Scold him? Be ugly towards it? Who knows how long he was there? Could have gone in, looked about, and left? My guess is not but he is, as we all know, an adult who chooses what to do for the most part, with his (what little can be his during promoting films) down-time.
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    These places are spicy. They have honeycomb rooms for close activity sometimes. One can watch or join in. Hey, I saw Shame! LOL
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    Then their is the shows, and by all accounts are racy. Think he wants to see something he may never have seen? Doubt that’s possible, but maybe not? Think normal is what he has lost touch with, and craves more than many think. Either way you’re right JJ tossed the negative word out there and the first part of this tread ran with it.
    ~K
    who is breaking her own New Year’s resolution by being on-line too much and needs to let others have their say and not “spamming” the board with my stuff and nonsense!

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