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Gerard Butler Wanted to Spend His Birthday in India!

Gerard Butler Wanted to Spend His Birthday in India!

Gerard Butler waves to the cameras after having dinner at BOA restaurant on Sunday (November 18) in West Hollywood, Calif.

The 43-year-old actor recently talked about how the embassy in India turned down his plans to spend his birthday there.

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“I am very disorganised. So at the last minute here in Dubai, I decided I wanted to go to India for my birthday. But I went to the embassy here today [Wednesday]. They were excited to see me, but they said ‘no’ and that it would take seven days. So this year, I will go to Scotland and spend time with my family,” Gerard shared.

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  • A

    I see he’s lost his coke bloat. Good for him.
    He still looks like crap though and he’s not a talented enough actor…..which is why he’s in mediocre B movies now.

  • cupcake

    Yeah new thread. He looks good.

  • Dale

    Dude looks busted.

  • SouthernBelle

    Are these pics photoshopped? In just days, he’s lost the double chin, square jaw and puffy face. I agree with A. He looks better but not great.

  • Suzanne Cummings

    I’m finally back, glad Gerry is home in LA. Is Maddie with him? I read that she may be with him for the premiere of PFK in NYC. That will be fun. I’m hoping this film is good.

  • sunny

    I know why he wanted to go to India. Diwali, the Hindu festival of lights, landed right on Gerry’s birthday this year. It’s a gorgeous festival and seeing it in India would have been spectacular. It’s too bad he couldn’t go.

  • :)

    Local Area Woman @leftbanks
    Why is Gerard Butler still trying RomComs. Why is he still trying movies. Why is he still trying to happen. Why does he still exist.
    - -
    Gerard Butler has 10 movies in pre/post production coming out 2013/2014. Put me out of my misery right now.

  • bex Whoever Gerard Butler’s North American agent is needs to be bound and gagged. Who is letting him make these movies? Dear Hollywood: Stop trying to make Gerard Butler happen. He’s never going to happen. Hasn’t Ryan Reynolds taught you anything?

  • Alina

    Gerry has 2 movies in pre/post production coming out 2013 (Olympus Has Fallen ,Thunder Run) and 1 movie (Dynamo) -coming out 2014.

  • :)

    burning whatnot @burningwhatnot
    It’s now clear to me that Gerard Butler is slowly being changed into Chad Kroeger via an experimental government program. BUT WHY

  • Why?

    @:): Why does he still exist. Taking it for granted that was a question? For the same reason that you do. His life is precious in the sight of God and He loves him so much, just as you are loved.
    Why is he still trying movies. Why is he still trying to happen.
    Because his chosen profession is acting and he happens to be good at it.
    May I ask you a question? Why are you here? Not walking this earth, I don’t mean that, but why are you commenting on this thread? Obviously by your statement he makes you miserable.

  • :)
  • @:)


    Could you give an example of what you mean? also who is chad kroeger?

  • :)
  • AntonioFigo

    Love my job, since I’ve been bringing in $5600… I sit at home, music playing while I work in front of my new iMac that I got now that I’m making it online(Click on menu Home)

  • love you Gerry

    you are still sexy at 43!

    Happy Belated Birthday! mmmmmmmmmmmwha from gigi

  • peaches mcdooby

    J’adore Gerard, but his movies of late, not so much. Cannot stand Jessica Biel butI am a fan of Uma and CZJ so I may get brave and purchase a ticket to a rom com, GASP!

    Why don’t you get the scripts and films Bradley Cooper is getting or Ryan Gosling or Michael Fassbender?

    That being said I would still blow out his birthday candle anyday.

  • bex

    #hollyweird #sundayfunday #fourseasons #gerardbutler #friends #brunch

  • African Girl

    What is this guy’s appeal?

  • lolita

    There are pics at Bruno press showing Gerry shopping with Alan and Lolita. Lolita is a getting a little tubby. She does seem like a very well behaved little lady.

  • Alina
  • bex
  • obscure

    So he didn´t want to spend his birthday in scotland first. For me that´s a kind of a slap in the face for his family. Is everything else so important for him. Feeling kind of sad for him.

  • P

    So JJ when are you going to report on Gerard Butler having been approached to cohost this year’s Nobel Peace Prize concert in Olso, Norway on December 11th? Oh, that’s right…it wouldn’t make him look bad, would it?

  • http://JJ Ggfblx

    His family would have wanted him home for birthday but not her.
    That’s why they were wandering all over Glasgow and Edinburgh in pubs ,restaurants and shops. ,when he should have been with family.
    Bet she wasn’t at family birthday dinner.
    Its all a big PR job,That has run it’s course

  • Weirdo

    From the movies I’ve seen him in, he’s not a bad actor. People may not like his style but it’s a bit harsh to criticize his acting skills.

  • The Joke

    The thing about Gerard is that he missed the joke and so he became the joke.
    Dennis Leary was out doing stand up and one of his bits was about men “of a certain age” dating girls their daughters’ ages. It was about what women the same age as the men don’t understand about why that happens. Guess he pissed someone off because he got heckled one night by a guy asking Dennis what he would do if it was his daughter, because Dennis has a ton of kids including a really lovely daughter whose only a handful of years younger than Madalina Ghenea.
    His answer was “before or after my one phone call” referring to the one phone call you get in prison after being arrested.
    Dennis explained that statement about the “one phone call” later and said that few people who were upset about his stand up bit didn’t get the joke. He said that men “of a certain age” who date such young girls are absurd and that’s WHY he was joking about it. If it wasn’t ridiculous for them to be doing it he wouldn’t be joking about it because it wouldn’t be funny. The joke wasn’t on the women for not understanding why men chase girls half their age but on the weak-minded old dirty guy chasers.
    Gerry doesn’t get that he’s the joke and that’s why people look at him and Madalina after his years of young modelizing as something that’s absurd. Because he’s become the joke.

  • joke is on you

    @The Joke: If you read here much you know if’s pretty much been solved that Mads is way closer to 30 than originally reported. Gasp. She lies about her age. Those old photos were pretty much her undoing. So G. wasn’t robbing the Romanian cradle after all.

  • but…

    @joke is on you: She actually looks closer to 40.

  • bex
  • bex

    Thumbs aren’t working, posts aren’t appearing, but trolls are allowed to run riot on GB threads here…WTF?

  • Gerry? I doubt it ………

    @joke is on you:

    Fine… all we have to think about is that shes a straight up gold digger.

  • bex

    Posted this FB link yesterday because the person was under the impression that Gerry would be attending the Bafta’s in Scotland last night. He didn’t, but somebody’s just added to the original post:

    ” That wont be hard, he is a total sleezebag! He was at boho once and asked my friend back to his hotel, he thinks he can have anything he wants because hes famous. She should watch out! X x”

  • Touchy

    @P: Surely you jest. JJ is the only site that even reports on him at all anymore. And why does hosting the Nobel PP concert make him look good? He’s not winning one himself. It just highlights the fact he has way too much time on his hands these days.

  • Modd r Ashun

    @bex: I don’t know what’s going on either, but I’ve had several posts never get past moderation in the last few days, and they were harmless. I will never understand how JJ manages these boards. They seem to be fine with trolls and psychos taking over, but cut off genuine comments. Maybe they just want hits now. I think these GB threads are on their last legs, anyway, since it’s becoming harder and harder to have an adult conversation.

  • bex

    @Modd r Ashun:

    Yeah, a lot of my posts yesterday were coming up as ‘in moderation’ and many today are just not appearing at all with no explanation. But the troll/s is allowed free reign to post post-after-post of insults.

    Anyway –

  • Let it slide

    Having a beautiful festival like that on the same day as his birthday is quite rare, too bad he missed it. Has it been me, i would do the same.
    Family can wait a bit in this case, but i don’t think once in a life time event like this can.

  • DocP

    Hello fellow JJer’s I haven’t been around much due to family issues. So much posting over the weekend. I can’t get through it all. As far as MG and Gerry, I think they are still together though I am beginning to question the validity of this relationship. Afterall he could have rescheduled those interviews until after the RFF so he could be there for her. That seemd selfish to me. I don’t know what her schedule is from now out until the premiere but i am starting to get the feeling this is a staged relationship for his new movie coming out. Or perhaps Gerry was asked to help promote her career in exchange for “favors”. Its good to see lolita, I really figured he dumped the poor pouch. she is a cutie, a little fluff looks good on her. I have never seen Alan before, the guy looks like a Hobbit standing next to Gerry. Speaking of “The Hobbit”, I just saw a trailer for its release in Dec. thats going to be the big money maker this year. The trailer looks to be very promising, even better than LOTR. Gerry needs to do a Peter Jackson film, his agent would be wise to push for an interview. The hobbit is being made into 3 movies. There was talk way back in the beginning of Gerry playing a role but it was just rumours. He would fit well into a movie like these, a role in a PJ film could put him back to his 300 days

  • P

    @Touchy: Did I say it would make him look good? I just said it wouldn’t make him look bad. As for his having “way too much time on his hands” you obviously haven’t been paying much attention to his career. He’s got half a dozen films in varying stages of production on his plate on top of the three that are complete or nearly complete.

  • What’s up Doc?

    @DocP: Don’t bother wading through the muck of the weekend. It’s just psycho trolls taking over the board. I hear ya on the “staged” issue. There were a few gaps of time where he could have been with her and wasn’t in the last few months, so it does seem like maybe they’re FWB’s or something business-related. Don’t care one way or the other, but it doesn’t pass the smell test to me. Maybe it’s just winding down now, since it’s been around six months. Honeymoon phases always end, sadly, and then you’re stuck with reality.

  • Touchy

    @P: Really? What would those be?

  • God Bless yoou all!

    “But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, ‘You are my God!’ My future is in your hands. Rescue me from those who hunt me down relentlessly.” Psalm 31:14-15

  • DocP

    @What’s up Doc?:
    I agree, after reading these posts for over a month now my point of view is changing. I can understand some of why they have been separated but when your partner has a big event coming up and you choose to go do interviews have way around the world from where thay are? Like you said it doesn’t pass the smell test, in fact it kind of stinks. Those interviews he did could have been done by skype of satellite. Like you i don’t care either way, I just don’t like fakeness. Its an insult to his fans. Be honest in who you are and to all those you come in contact with, thats my Motto. Of course I’m not an actor, nor have I ever been inspired or desired to act. he did say that he was with his GF so this leads us to believe they are still together but it raises a red flag that he’s not with her.
    As far as all the posts over the weekend, I agree that world events are extremely important but they don’t belong on a gossip site. That demeans there significance in my mind. I go to CNN and various political websites and discuss world events and politics with people who are there to talk about these subjects. This is a gossip site and though it does not hold the crediabilty that CNN and FOX news may hold, it does have a purpose. It helps all of us escape into something that is more lighthearted and fun which helps to balance all the bad things in this world. All work and no play make for a very depressing day. Life is about balance, this site is just as important as the serious news sites. It gives life the balance that it needs so that we don’t all go crazy.

  • DocP=Mashed Potatoes and Gravy

    you’re a thread nazi
    you’re entitled to your opinion just like everyone else is but you really don’t have a right to shut down communication just because you want to escape. and you’re guilty of changing the subject.
    mg is off topic and is not revelent to this thread
    plastic surgery and facials are not relevent. they are inane topics.
    they are boring.
    and its really unjustified to bash any woman, whether its a poster here or the one you target as an actress, model, prostitute, hooker wh0rre whatever.
    i consider the mg bashing sexual harassment. so if a poster gets bashed back i really don’t care. its self defense.

  • bex Oh ya know, just browsing around Gerard Butler’s clothes, guns, boxers, etc for Olympus Has Fallen.

  • DocP

    @DocP=Mashed Potatoes and Gravy:
    Why are you trying to start a fight?? I don’t have to prove anything to you but i will say…I AM NOT MASHED POTATOES AND GRAVY. Something tells me you are LOL and you are just trying to throw people off. Hey if your life is that boring then go for it. I don’t care i have bigger and more important issues in my life

  • bex Gerard Butler needs to stop doing rom-coms. P.S I Love You was good, but everything else has been crap. #wastingtalent #poorcareerchoices

  • gigibee

    Flooding in Comrie Scotland.Is that where G’s family are?

  • http://JJ Ggfblx

    @gigibee: Yes it is ,says the river has burst it’s bank.
    Lots of people are trapped in homes.

  • Sam

    Everybody, “you’re the crazy one” and “DocP=Mashed Potatoes and Gravy” is the military hating troll who also dumped on MGP, Sam Childers, and Gerry for playing a WW!! Soccer film. Learn the jargon people.