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Gerard Butler - Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Gerard Butler - Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Gerard Butler flashes a smile at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party held at Sunset Tower on Sunday (February 26) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 42-year-old actor was spotted out the night before at the Weinstein Company and Chopard pre-Oscar party! Before the party, Gerard enjoyed a solo lunch at Coogies restaurant.

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Gerard recently successfully completed a rehab treatment program for issues with prescription drug abuse. His rep issued a statement that he “returned home in good health.”

FYI: Gerry is wearing $10,000 of gold and diamond cufflinks by David Webb.

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Posted to: 2012 Oscars, Gerard Butler

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  • mouse

    @Stormyweather: Oooh, you need to start worrying already because there were a lot of private Oscar after parties, at private residences, away from nosey journalists, and Gerard announced to NY Times columnist he was heading off to Relativity Media party after Vanity Fair which apparently lasted until dawn. If you think that was a coke free environment you must work for Pepsi.

  • Manny

    @Info:
    .
    You are right. I really thought I had read the painkillers as part of the official statement. It wasn’t until niknoks was so firm in her post that no substance was identified that I went back and reread it. That is why I posted to her that I was wrong.
    .
    I know when I heard this news I was shocked. Call me naive but when he was espousing his sober lifestyle I took that to be all encompassing. I know, foolish me.
    .
    I know my feelings about the whole thing have been all over the place and I just like the guy. I guess that is why I really feel for the fans on the fansites because I know they are a lot more devoted to him than I could ever be. If I was feeling confused and duped I can’t imagine what they were feeling. I also stayed away from the thread while I was sorting out how I felt about this whole thing and why I was feeling what I was about the whole thing.
    .
    They should be able in times like this to bond, discuss, and work through these moments with those they have so much in common with in a comfortable place. To me it isn’t being disrespectful to Gerry but allowing the membership to discuss and bond through shared ideas, fears, hopes, etc. It is obvious they have his well-being all in common so why not?

  • Info

    @TMZ:
    Sorry about my first reply to you. I only read the part where you were accusing me of misrepresenting TMZ, which I wasn’t. I only said it has not been repeating the coke as a reason for his rehab, which it did on Friday when it first broke the story. The rest of your post makes sense and could very well be true.
    .
    Your analysis has merit. The only thing I disagree is that I have acted like TMZ has retracted. If I thought it has retracted, I would have said those exact words. I only think it’s peculiar TMZ is not repeating the coke thing since Saturday morning, and maybe it’s because coke wasn’t the issue at all. Maybe TMZ embellished. Again, I don’t know. I only want to learn the truth. I think there are definitely more questions than answers at this point but we shouldn’t jump to conclusions.

  • poisonous playmates

    If I recall correctly, Ariel was the one filming Gerry making out with Violin Girl. He was right beside them taking close-up video of the whole nasty thing. No close-up video ever surfaced in the press, so this was for private use. Creepy and disgusting. I wouldn’t be so quick to say Ariel is a good influence on Gerry. He seems to be an active participant in the toxic soup he calls “friends”.
    .
    Gerry needs to get clean and then clean house. New friends, new environment, and a lifestyle that supports recovery not relapse. From the bottom of my heart, I wish you the very best Gerry. You’ve got some tough decisions to make and I hope you have the strength to make the right ones. I don’t want to see you getting booked for possession. I don’t want to hear that you’ve died from this. I want to see you in great films doing great work. The choices ahead are yours and no one else’s. Please choose health and recovery. This could be your last chance. Don’t play Russian roulette with your future. Whitney did and lost. She was only six years older than you. The human body can only take so much abuse before it gives out. I don’t want to see you in the “In Memoriam” section at the Oscars next year. I want to see you on the red carpet.

  • Really

    @Manny: “I think most here can agree there are more questions than answers”
    Some of us would also say it’s none of our business to ask questions and expect answers. Someone found out he went to rehab. Rupert was asked for a statement. They gave their statement. Gerry’s out of rehab and by all appearances fine and ready to get back to work. There’s no reason for them to go into further detail about his private medical condition to admit or deny any tabloid reports. If they open that door, it will never close, so end of story. If something else happens, and it might, they will deal with it however they deal with it. Based on the information known, all that can be done is to wish him well and hope that he turns out some good movies in the future.
    .
    As for Oh dear, that’s just a dark soul. Ignore her. I agree with Info and Lurker. There is nothing to draw conclusions from about Gerry and we shouldn’t do so. Anyone who wants to prove something more than what’s been said has a bizarre agenda not worth entertaining.

  • Info

    @Manny:
    “I know when I heard this news I was shocked. Call me naive but when he was espousing his sober lifestyle I took that to be all encompassing. ”
    .
    I felt exactly like you. I was shocked and thought of him weak at first; it turned me off. But then i realized i was being overly judgmental without knowing all the facts. And I asked myself, ‘can someone profess to be so strong, yet really be that weak inside?’ Then I remembered all the drunken people he would encounter in pubs and clubs and offer them a ride, or give them a short pep talk about not getting drunk and endangering themselves, especially the girls.
    .
    “I know my feelings about the whole thing have been all over the place and I just like the guy. ”
    .
    The same in my case. I really think the truth should count for something. So I have tried to analyze with other posters and asked WTF is going on, which might have been mistaken by certain people for not supporting him, but that’s simply not true. I just want to know the truth. But see, we might not be able to if he won’t tell us himself, or issue a more encompassing statement. So in the absence of info we can try to read between the lines up to a certain point, but after that it’s not fair to jump ito conclusions that have absolutely no basis in truth. That’s what I am against.
    .
    “They should be able in times like this to bond, discuss, and work through these moments’
    .
    Definitely. However, you have to understand that some people here have been so vile and have said exceptionally mean unsubstantiated things about him, that even if you’re not a big fan you can get offended by this blatant hatefulness and nonsense. Trust me; one doesn’t have to be a big fan of his to have the decency to give the guy the benefit of the doubt (in the absence of info) before character assassinating him. It’s just common decency.
    .
    @Really:
    “Anyone who wants to prove something more than what’s been said has a bizarre agenda not worth entertaining.”
    .
    Right; they do have a bizarre agenda. A lot of it is their own emotional problems that they project on Gerry. I would say, a lot of them have negative issues with men. But alas, I don’t have time to analyze them too. I am exhausted from this.

  • Manny

    @Really:
    .
    You make a good point but alas humans are curious creatures. I have never said that Butler or his people owe us any answers.
    .
    I would disagree that the door is closed. Now rumors are swirling about his cocaine usage and all sorts of stories (please note I didn’t say substantiated truth) in the long run is that a good thing?

  • Oh dear 1

     @ Lurker

    Oh Jeez.  In your post 145- in which you stated “… Cold hard facts? What cold hard facts?…” 

     And  I gave you the the cold hard  facts in my post number 190 and a pervious post. 

    In my other posts  being very very  aware of how the media and entertainment industry works – which you and many others here are obviously most definitely are not- I gave you my opinions.

    Make of that what you will. Which means once again you’ll go ballastic and probably lose the plot. But hey each to their own

  • http://peaceforwriting.blogspot.com/ GFW

    Gerry’s had to make a few brutal choices in the past to arrive at that right outcome. He’ll do it again, and again, but the sacrifice must count for something.
    ~K

  • Logic

    Wow with all the vitriol on these GB threads, the ones with logic are going into moderation.

  • Manny

    @Info:
    .
    That is why I feel they should be able to discuss on their fansites. This is an open forum and it will be all over the place just like today. At their fansites they can have a safe environment to work through stuff and even make it private against us prying eyes.
    .
    I was really disappointed when he started making the party rounds. Again I believed he was fighting drug addiction and seemed to me as a poster child for how not to do rehab and was making light of it in his (what I perceived as flippant) behavior. I based my opinion on reading TMZ, but obviously not closely enough. That is my bad.
    .
    I do take addiction and recovery very seriously. I see its victims constantly. Not a shift goes by without at least one overdose, alcohol poisoning, chemically altered state, etc. It is a not something I can joke about as I stated days ago. As a result I can be quite assertive in my opinions where addiction and treatment are concerned.

  • Manny

    Thanks one and and ALL for a day of spirited discussion to help pass the time. Funny as it will sound, you made waiting out my stomach flu more tolerable by having something to think about. Also many many thanks for giving me an option other than daytime TV. :P
    .
    Best wishes to all…

  • From a lurker

    @Oh dear 1: “lose the plot.”
    *
    Oh, believe me. I’ve got your plot down. You’ve made it frighteningly clear.

  • Oh dear 1

    @ really

    Thanks for the dark soul comment. Really nice. Appreciate it. Great to see so many posters not totally going ballistic and being incredibly insulting when a valid opinion is put forward that they simply don’t like. Marvellous. Carry on.

  • http://peaceforwriting.blogspot.com/ GFW

    @Logic:
    -
    Kind of think a lot of the anger toward him is fear. Fear of losing him. Fear he could get tampered or tainted substances because some sick people are out there who are jealous of him.
    -
    Since what we think about comes about I try not think like that. Just the opposite! Just too many close calls too close together for my (personal) liking so something is off-balance it seems and he needs to be more in charge of his own destiny. He hasn’t fulfilled his purpose(s) yet.
    -
    Fact is, he’s mortal. He’s not Peter Parker. He’ll not Hellboy. He’s flesh and blood… a man. And he’s a man with a good heart. I have a lot of respect for him, even with all things considered.
    -
    Feel, somehow, all that happens happens for a reason. What reason this? That, like a lot in his life, isn’t up to me (or us) but to him to know or figure out. Again, with men, now is all that matters. That said, I have a lot of faith in him. I believe he can kick whatever he needs to. I respect his time spent at the BFC, it couldn’t have been easy.
    ~K

  • Info

    @Manny:
    “I based my opinion on reading TMZ, but obviously not closely enough. That is my bad.”
    .
    That’s why we have to be careful before we believe any tabloid article. We need to scrutinize everything.

  • Info

    Actually, i am not disappointed he’s doing the party rounds. On the contrary, I am happy he is. As Nikons and I discussed Sunday, we don’t think it’s good for him not to lead a normal life. Part of his work is attending industry events and parties, and if he were not to go it could have an adverse effect on his career. If he lost his career I don’t think it will be good for him. He is not just going to move back to Scotland and live a quiet life. That’s not his style. He needs the wheeling and dealing, the excitement, the adulation, the attention, the fun, the friends, the traveling, the jet setting, the parties, the invitations, and the stardom. If he loses his career he will dive back into destruction. I think the only thing he is missing, and maybe a source of his unhappiness is someone who really cares and loves him for him; someone he can settle down with and try to have a normal life, as much as possible in an environment like HW. She can be his bulwark.
    .
    I will never understand those that say he should leave for Scotland for 6 months. How is that going to help him? He has to get over his emotional issues. Being in Scotland is not going to make a bit of difference if he still has issues. As soon as he is back in LA he’d be using again. He needs to get over whatever makes him find solace and comfort in drug use, if indeed coke is the issue. If coke is not the issue, but painkillers are, then he needs to find ways to alleviate the pain in ways that don’t involve medication all the time, or risk becoming dependent for life, destroying himself eventually.

  • question

    where do you think he is tonight?
    Any sightings?

  • Oh dear 1

    @ From a Lurker

    Easy now. Easy now girl. You might do yourself a mischief, with those ridiculously over dramatic statements in your defence of the honour of GB.

  • Really

    @Manny: “I would disagree that the door is closed. Now rumors are swirling about his cocaine usage and all sorts of stories (please note I didn’t say substantiated truth) in the long run is that a good thing?”
    .
    As with most things Gerry, the people on JJ, IMDb, and the fansites are way more aware of the rumors out there than the rest of the world because people are actively looking for them. Generally speaking, Gerry is just not the gossip, tabloid wonder that people like to make him seem. He’s not a regular headline on People, US Weekly, and other major outlets. He mostly pops up on gossip websites and they’re fluff pieces that most people pass over if they notice them at all. People here pay attention because Gerry is obviously of interest to them. “Brandigate” was “Brandiwhat?” to anyone who doesn’t pay particular attention to RHBH or Gerry news.
    .
    On this topic, the conjecture in some of the comments here is not in the headlines elsewhere. The major gossip sites are done talking about it because there are bigger stories. The entertainment sites are all rolling out positive headlines, talking about how good he looks post rehab. Despite the wishful thinking of some of the people posting on this thread, there does not seem to be a campaign to try and turn Gerry into the next RDJ-esque tragic story, and rightly so. There’s no basis for anyone to conclude that Gerry is so fargone and there’s no basis for anyone to believe there’s some silly conspiracy theory behind all of this. That does not mean that there’s not more to the story, of course, but if there is, it’s no one’s business. A statement was requested, a statement was given, the statement was accepted and run, no reason to make more of it at this time.

  • opinion

    I found this post on IMDB and I think it applies equally to JJ.
    .
    “The “good” posters here, who name call and personally attack, are obsessed with the “bad” posters, as much or more than they are with Gerard Butler.
    .
    They just CAN’T UNDERSTAND why people who don’t adore him post here. How dare we.
    .
    The, shall I say, “dim” idea that we are all closet fans who have been scorned by him (whatever that means) is the only explanation they can come up with.
    .
    The real explanation is that some of us, even former fans, don’t like his movies and/or behavior anymore, but do like this forum. It’s that simple. Period.”

  • earlygirl

    dr drew taliking about GB tonight on his show. On now.

  • facereality

    Dr. Drew is discussing this issue tonight. May I suggest reading the transcript if you are unable to watch.

  • Oh dear 1

    @ Really

    Apart from insulting people who you don’t agree with that is.

  • Get Right

    @opinion: “The, shall I say, “dim” idea that we are all closet fans who have been scorned by him (whatever that means) is the only explanation they can come up with.”
    -
    Yeah, I don’t get when fans get all upset when people say they don’t like his movies or think that he’s a cheeseball player. The man’s been in some sucky movies and he’s says enough in interviews about being on the prowl to believe he is. But concocting stories about drug use beyond what his reps say and conspiracy theories about rehab being a stunt that he’s exploiting for profit? That’s f__cked up and you do have to wonder what makes someone’s mind “go there” when there’s no reason for it to do so. I think it’s ok for people to call people on BS when they post BS. It’s certainly no worse than telling fans that they’re in denial when they state their BS. Regardless of whether you love him or hate him, neither being normal, if you can’t take the heat, stay out of the kitchen.

  • Cnoc Mhor

    Dr Drew will discuss GB attending the parties last night etc. in a few minutes on his show on HLN. It will air again at 12:00am eastern if anyone is interested…

  • earlygirl

    the only reason butler admitted to rehab is the tabloids were about to do it for him.

  • Really

    @earlygirl: “the only reason butler admitted to rehab is the tabloids were about to do it for him.”
    .
    Why would he volunteer information about his medical issues and give the tabloids a heads up that he’s going to rehab so that they could follow him there? So that Betty Ford would have to deal with the photographers over the fence the way that Promises had to contend with such things when Lindsay Lohan was getting treatment? Celebrities are not required to reveal their medical history to the public. If someone gets a tip and calls them out on it, they can choose to make a statement or not. Totally makes sense that they made a statement on the day he was leaving rehab and not before. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if TMZ was tipped off before hand and an agreement was reached that Rupert would provide a statement if TMZ waited to run it until he was leaving.
    .
    Let me be clear – I’m not saying that’s what happened. No one knows what happened. I’m just saying that there’s nothing particularly weird about how things have gone down. It’s odd that some people aren’t satisfied by that and are looking for a juicier story.

  • Logic

    If there’s a thousand posts from me (exaggerating) that all the sudden pop up basically saying the same thing, it’s because I was thinking maybe my username was why I was being moderated. So tried different ones. I wanted to get my point across damnit!

  • Oh dear 1

    Being the evil dark soul that I am. Here’s another comment.  
    In HW the dollar is always the bottom line. Always.  That’s a fact. And I bet GB well aware of that. Oh and that’s an opinion. And Pubic Relations in HW is a business not a charity. That’s another fact. Many seem to want to conveniently forget the word business in show business.

  • Info
  • Cnoc Mhor

    Geez, it sure is “negative-thumb-orama” here now! Who ever would we be without the thumbs;)

  • Oh dear 1

    Oh and I so love “Really’s”  wonderfully  benign  points about GB’s media coverage. Very enlightening (wry smile)

  • Get Real

    Yes yes, Oh dear. We know you don’t like being called out for your wacko conspiracy theory and weird anti-GB obsession. Even one of your cronies asked not to be associated with your strange comments. Proving that you’re twitchy by posting repeatedly about the posters who have called you out doesn’t make you seem more reasonable. But if that’s fun for you, carry on. LOL.

  • Oh dear 1

    @ Really

    Keep the comment coming. Just keep em coming. Ha.

  • retiring with Ryan

    Love the bowtie
    ;)

  • earlygirl

    guess AJ was more interesting to talk about than GB. Im not sure i agree that he has to stay in a cave. This is the biggest night of the year in his profession. yes, it’s a job. A person on a diet wouldn’t be told to stay home because there was a buffet.. i’m sure he was appropriately monitored because everyone would be gunning to get a story of him falling off the wagon.
    everyone’s looks fades in this town….stars fade.. roles are going to younger men and this happens to everyone. he’s not respected enough to make the “hunk – to – oscar” jump. This town does love a comback story and maybe it will help get the word out that he is on a different road.

  • Cnoc Mhor

    Ok, I think I need to take back my recommendation to watch Dr. Drew as nothing else materialized after the teaser?! Did anyone else see anything different???…or was it that short a segment that I blinked and missed it???

  • Oh dear 1

    Get Real

    Thank you I will.

  • Cnoc Mhor

    @earlygirl: I guess her segment took up too much time…oh well…back to watching politics:)

  • HLN

    @Cnoc Mhor:
    You’re right. I watched the show (even recorded it!) and they didn’t get to the GB segment. I think it was because of the breaking news about the school shooting.

  • Cnoc Mhor

    @HLN: probably, I thought it might have been interesting to hear Dr. Drew’s take on things…maybe he will take a look at GB tomorrow night…

  • Oh dear 1

    Get Real

    Oh and what exactly was my wacko conspiracy theory. In your opinion?

  • earlygirl

    i think they need to leave it alone. get bashed if you stumble all over a party, get bashed if you go to rehab, get bashed if you come out of rehab, get bashed if you continue your life… no wonder he needed drugs.. if he ever read this board, he’s be off the wagon in a minute..

    but he is a great fantasy boyfriend .. absolutely nothing with it. very healthy , unless you post on a board all night… ahhhh..oppss…:).. okay back to real world..

  • Info

    @Cnoc Mhor:
    Let us know if it’s tomrrow night. Maybe he’ll even have more time to devote to GB.

  • Cnoc Mhor

    @Info: I’d hate to recommend Dr. Drew’s show again and have the GB segment be dropped:( maybe if it is scheduled tomorrow, they will write about it on their site drdrew.blogs.cnn.com I guess the only way to know for sure is to watch the show or record it and see what happens…I think Dr. Drew will discuss GB at some point because he seems really determined to expose the prescription drug abuse/alcohol epidemic that has been sweeping the country and beyond. He wants intervention in these cases before it is too late. I think he really was deeply affected at the loss of Whitney Houston and other celebs recently, not to mention all the people including his viewers who have lost loved ones to addiction and those struggling to get well.

  • Dr. Drew on TV

    Dr. Drew’s take might be interesting, but I’m not sure what’s he could talk about other than that Gerry went to rehab and gossip. I have to say that the way Dr. Drew sticks his nose into the business of people who haven’t retained him for his professional opinion kinda annoying. It seems like whenever someone goes into rehab or there are rumors about drug use, Dr. Drew pops up with an opinion about what’s going on even if the person is already in treatment with other doctors. He seems really opportunistic that way, which seems inconsistent with the whole “do no harm” thing that applies to medical doctors like him. I liked him when he was just chilling on Loveline, but since he’s been on TV, it’s like it’s gone to his head and he uses rumors about other people’s problems to up his profile. I just don’t like doctors talking about people’s medical issues without examining them. Seems wrong.

  • Logic

    Was going 2 try and post my opinion again, not sure why some of my posts are going thru and some are not. Decided I don’t give a cr/ap really. Any opinion not approved by the fan girls gets thumbs down or u get attacked anyway. Live, laugh, love and pray for those in need. That is all.

  • advice

    @Logic:
    First of all, any post that goes into moderation never shows up on the thread. JJ is lazy that way. They don’t bother checking on the moderated posts. They just delete them all.
    The moderation feature is automatic and triggered by certain words, certain links, or two many links (you can’t put more than 2 links in a post).
    It’s not that your opinion on Gerry wasn’t “approved”. If certain trigger words are in the posts are there are problematic links (too many or links JJ doesn’t like) then moderation kicks in regardless of the subject matter of the post.
    What the trigger words are, are anybody’s guess. Sometimes it’s profanity, sometimes it’s a word that may be found in common spam posts such as w.ealth.
    My advice is try wording your post in a different way. If there is anything profane use stars or dots to break up the word. JJ sets the bar very low on “profane”. They even don’t like the word f.art. LOL!
    If there is a spam-associated word that can be trickier to figure out. So just try re-wording your posts and see what happens.
    Hope this helps!

  • advice

    @Logic:
    Also wanted to point out that JJ will remove posts sometimes due to an opinion, but that is separate from “moderation”.
    If you write an opinion, and someone flags it to JJ, then JJ will occasionally delete a post.
    However, when that happens the post did appear on the thread, and long enough for someone who disagrees with your opinion to flag it and ask JJ to remove it.
    However when you get the message that your post is in “moderation”, it’s not about your opinion, but an automatic process that is based on trigger words and problematic links.
    I hope that wasn’t too confusing! :-)

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