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Gerard Butler: Street League Charity Soccer Training!

Gerard Butler: Street League Charity Soccer Training!

Gerard Butler hits the soccer field for the Street League charity training session on Friday (December 14) in South London, England.

The 43-year-old Scottish actor came out to support the charity which helps to change the lives of disadvantaged young people through the power of the sport.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Gerard Butler

Gerard is currently in town promoting his latest flick Playing for Keeps. The previous evening, Gerard attended a special screening for the flick in London.

Playing for Keeps is currently in theaters in the US, and will be released in the UK on January 1!

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  • Eh

    @Mmmmmmm:
    Unless something it missing, this video isn’t as bad as the tweets make it seem.
    GerBear doesn’t seem like he’s intoxicated.
    GerBear is just being a dweeb.
    He always says stupid stuff when he’s trying so hard to be funny. This reminds me of one of his Leno appearances when he started telling a story that just wasn’t funny, and no one was laughing, but he wouldn’t let it go and he kept going on and on trying to make it funny, and it was just uncomfortable.
    The bear thing was weird. Was he almost talking baby talk there at the end with the bear thing?
    Just because I say he doesn’t seem intoxicated doesn’t mean that I don’t think there’s something wrong tho. I think there’s something wrong with him. He seems quite desperate. Seems that the bad public impression by girlfriend that no one respects and who is way too young for him, and his film career tanking, is taking its toll.
    Instead of being so defiant and plowing ahead with both in some stupid attempt to prove that he hasn’t made mistakes and the public’s opinion of his life doesn’t matter, he should just accept the fact that he’s chosen a career that he can only succeed in if the public likes him, and figure out how to map out his life in the public eye in a manner that doesn’t turn the public off.
    There are some people who are just their own worst enemies.
    GerBear really does seem like he’s one of them.

  • So Swedish

    First I want to say that I am not a person wearing rose colored glasses. I’m not afraid to see the truth.

    However, his participation on the One Show was not as bad as I expected it to be after reading all these dreadful comments.
    Sure, he seemed fidgety and unfocused. Like he was over tired and had to struggle to focus at times. But no worse than that.
    The Poland/Auschwitz comment wasn’t so bad either. I don’t think he meant any harm regarding that.

    Again, I’m not trying to shield over anything, this is just my opinion on this show.

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    That’s the video that all the fuss is about. Good grief, he always fidgets and gets goofy and sometimes loud in interviews. He didn’t look drunk to me or strung out. How many guys do you know who get all giddy about wrapping packages. He said he usually gets them wrapped for him. I also take advantage of free wrapping when it is offered. Look between the lines, he was disapponted that his Mum wasn’t there so he tried to joke his way out of it. At times he has the attention span of a gnat, but think about it he gets asked the same thing over and over. We have seen interviews where he is very attentive because the interviewer makes it interesting to him. He didn’t seem angry to me and I think the zombies reference was in regards to soccer or football. I think his drug of choice is that red bull you always see him with. Hyper on caffene. I don’t have the slightest idea what a coke head looks like so I can’t say he does or doesn’t do it. I hope that is not the case. Since I don’t live in the UK than I don’t know if he was being disrespectful to anyone there. I hope not.

  • Totally Useless Information

    Did you all watch the same One Show I did. GB was fine…not antsy, not hyper, more subdued than usual, gave a nice interview. I thought he was fine. I think you are reaching, here, Folks.

  • Mmmmmmm

    @Eh:
    I agree with you … the tweets made it seems worst than what it really was, but obviously there is something wrong with him. I think “desperation” fit well with what he see.
    -
    I am still surprised about his comment regarding his mother, that she didn’t attend the premiere … I guess he is in need of support these days and that probably affected him.
    -

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    @Totally Useless Information: i think they were talking about him slouching on the sofa and picking at the fuzzies flying around. He was wilder and louder and cussed on Chelsie H. show and he was rubbing his legs which he always does. Gerry stutters a little bit not severe and he does have hearing loss so that makes him seem distracted when he asks them to repeat a question.
    He is supposed to be at the Celtics game in Glasgow tomorrow so we may see how well the zombie joke goes over there.

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    @Mmmmmmm: I think you are right about his Mum. I think he always looks to her for the support he needs when things aren’t looking so rosy for him. He respects her that is obvious and she is there to give him confidence and support when he feels low. He made the comment she is his best friend so that says alot about their relationship. I envy him that.

  • Mmmmmmm

    http://www.cinemablend.com/new/Gerard-Butler-Olympus-Has-Fallen-Moves-Even-Further-Away-From-Channing-Tatum-34627.html

    “Can Gerard Butler’s career be rescued? He seems to be in a pretty rough spot right now, starring in the virtually ignored Playing for Keeps and with the little-see Chasing Mavericks, Coriolanus and Machine Gun Preacher as the last few titles on his resume. But he’ll at least be getting back into his action star wheelhouse for his next project, Olympus Has Fallen, which has him starring as a Secret Service agent protecting the President during a terrorist attack on the White House.

    If that plot line sounds familiar, it’s because it’s pretty much exactly what’s happening in White House Down, which stars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx and is coming out next June. Olympus Has Fallen seems like the clear underdog of the two, if only because Channing Tatum is pretty much as popular a movie star as exists right now, so Butler’s film will be looking to get the leg up by coming out earlier. Now they’re making that date even sooner– Deadline reports that Olympus Has Fallen has moved its release date to March 22, which is a full two months before White House Down arrives June 28.”

  • Totally Useless Information

    @lolita
    Thanks for the explanation, but I watched, I know what I saw and heard. He was making a joke with the slouching, did you happen to notice the faux white fur he was sitting on which sheds like a sheepdog and yes, most of us know all about his hearing loss. There was nothing untoward about his behavior.

  • bitter blue pill

    @twitter:

    He’s on some sort of drug, you don’t have to drink to be an addict.

  • aaaahhh

    @Totally Useless Information: I’m sure that was someone else’s finger when he was flipping the brd, too. Or Photoshop. All those tweeters in London must be on something themselves. They’re all hallucinating. GB obviously has a doppelganger walking around London and going to all those bars and clubs. It’s probably a conspiracy.

  • thanks for restoring my faith

    in JJ land

    so thats about 6 of us who all saw the same interview and agree Gerry was being Gerry, nevos and fidety at times,as aways.

    people here are reaching to tear this guy apart at every turn, making stuff up as one poster said earlier.

    i don’t think he is using,and i certainly don’ think i am an enabler, and i think his PR team, is doing a fine job, he’s everywhere that is what PR is about, duh.

  • DocP

    @Can’tGetEnough:
    Remember what one of the posters here said? She’s from Scotland and apparently they did’nt have nice things to say about their relationship in the bars and pubs. Maybe he doesn’t want her there because it will cause to much friction with family and friends? Just a thought. However i would think he would spend Christmas with her somewhere quiet, who knows.

  • thanks for restoring my faith

    sorry i have sticky keys..excuse the spelling…thanks to my kids :)

  • http://JJ London

    @lolita: the zombie joke is already in Glasgow it’s what Celtic supporters call Rangers .,they shout zombie Rangers. They are very big rival teams.Gerard new what he meant it is only banter between two rival football teams.

  • thanks for restoring my faith

    my gosh thumbing opposing views is so lame, why do i bother to post here?

    kicking myself

  • GGG

    I’m sorry, but I can not agree with some of the previous posters. His behavior on the one show seemed to me absolutely strange! When they were wrapping the presents I think he was even a little bit swaying (or nutating, I don’t know what the right word is. Sorry!). and he was so hyper! He could hardly sitting still for at least a few seconds. And his eyes and this strange expression in his face, that’s kind of spooky.

    And I really hope, that I just got this wrong because of my English, but did he say, that visiting Auschwitz is NICE?????? And then something like “Okay, it’s a bit depressing.”??? If he said this: OMG!!!! Is he now getting totally crazy? Visiting Auschwitz is definitely not nice! It’s the absolute opposite. It’s like visiting hell!!!!

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    @Totally Useless Information: I agree, i don’t think he was behaving badly. I know you have been here a while, so if my response to you seemed like I was being being a know it all, that was not my intention. Just chatting with you.

  • Totally Useless Information

    aaaahhh @ 12/14/2012 at 8:02 pm

    Thumb up Thumb down +2

    @Totally Useless Information: I’m sure that was someone else’s finger when he was flipping the brd, too. Or Photoshop. All those tweeters in London must be on something themselves. They’re all hallucinating. GB obviously has a doppelganger walking around London and going to all those bars and clubs. It’s probably a conspiracy
    _______________________
    I was talking about the One Show video and nothing else. Don’t try to change the subject to justify your thoughts.

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    @London: When did the zombie thing start? What are some of the other sayings if they can be repeated when the two teams get together.

  • Totally Useless Information

    @lolita
    Don’t worry about it…no problem.

  • bitter blue pill

    @thanks for restoring my faith:

    The issue is other people that aren’t fans of his don’t like it. He needs them to be interested in his movies too, not just a handful.

  • http://JJ London

    @lolita:I don,t actually know when it all started.But these are two teams Celtic are Catholic supporters Rangers are Protestant supporters and the rivalry between them is astounding.Think my father was glad he had all daughters and would not be into football.So it’s not as if Gerard is the only one who hacks come out with zombies.They know it was in jest ,they may give him some stick over it though.

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    @London: I remember some of the comments his fellow Scots said about him when he played for the Celtics when he was so thin. Some were quite colorful.

  • Realist

    JJ doesn’t want positive comments about GB. I keep trying to give people thumbs up and it actually counts it as a thumbs down. What is going on here?

  • http://www.justjared.com lolita

    Thanks for the chat today, have a good evening to all.

  • huh

    GB, his footie allegiances and even MG pale in comparison to the horror in Connecticut. THE WORLD HAS MORE TO WORRY ABOUT THAN gb. You wouldn’t know it reading here. What has brought on all this hideious violence? Any thoughts? Is it all the mindless violence in films and TV? Are young people so immersed in violence, it doesn’t seem real?

  • angelsrock

    @thanks for restoring my faith:

    I was watching that video from the One Show through my fingers, expecting the worst. Not so . It was typical Gerry. I am busy wrapping so I didn’t even finish the video. But half way through and not even close to a train wreck as I was expecting from the tweets and remarks. If that is true about the soccer banter using zombies than many Glaswegians will get it.

  • bitter blue pill

    No kidding. Too sad to care very much about anything trivial.

  • Stella

    @huh: OK, I know I said I wouldn’t post again until 2013. But i’ve been glued to CNN today, and I started to wonder what posters on JJ were thinking on the events of the day. I don’t see much. I know this is a celebrity gossip board, but there are things that transcend celeb gossip. I think we should all send out prayers for the parents of those poor little kids.

  • angelsrock

    @huh:

    It is so so sad and such an enigma. Why would a young man do something like this? We probably will never know. I hate guns, just hate them. And there is no reason for civilians to have such a horrific weapon like this one. I can’t imagine the pain those families are feeling tonight. I wish we had answers for these poor families. Killing little innocent babies like that, my heart aches.

  • Ms Cleo

    @huh

    I agree. I thought I’d come here to take my mind off of the terrible news but… I just got really angry at the self importance of these inconsequential morons. The games he and his girlfriend play with the photographers. He doesn’t want anybody to see her but has no problem mentioning her when it might get him some extra press. His vile attitude towards women and his willingness to use people (see charity pics) in his sad attempts at pr… Ugh, he and his girlfriend are both disgusting narcissists.

    When I think about the things that are really important, like the terrible tragedy that happened today, it just reminds me of what shallow, plastic idiots these two are.

    He wants his privacy? He can have it. I refuse to give two effs what these idiots do in future and you can bet that I will never spend a dime on anything that either one of them is promoting.

    There are better people out there who deserve my interest, support and respect.

    For Christmas, let’s give them what they say they want and let them disappear.

  • Realist

    That’s 3 positive comments, alrighty then.

  • JMO

    This is a gossip thread about Gerard Butler. That’s why people aren’t talking about the shooting here. We’re talking about the shooting on news forums — where the discussion belongs. If you try and turn this into a Connecticut thread, guess what will happen? Some will blame Obama, some will blame Bush, and the whole thread will erupt into political mud slinging and the thread will go right into the ditch. That’s why some of us have learned to keep those types of discussions to the appropriate forums, not on celebrity gossip threads. If you don’t want to talk about GB, fair enough, then don’t be on a thread about GB. CNN and all the major news networks have some great blogs and forums where discussion about the shootings is taking place right now. I’ll see you there!

  • wow

    @Ms Cleo: You just don’t get it, do you?. Posts like yours just show what “shallow” ids care about. You are more caught up in dissing gerry than in what’s wrong with the world,

  • ???

    Saw it. He did looked like he had a few to many drinks and wasn’t paying attention, like the harmless slightly inebriated  man in the corner who everyone is very patronising towards. He made a silly joke about zombies in Scotland,  and joked that he didn’t like the taste of the food another guest had cooked – but he did say he was joking. Basically, he just looked like a harmless, befuddled, tipsy, baffoon, who was oblivious that he was irritating everyone. Was it professional? No.  Will it harm his image? Absolutely.  Have I seen people behave worse on TV? Again absolutely. Would I say he’s in a mess?  Hell, yeah.  I see a  deja vu rehab moment coming up for GB

  • Jocky

    Gerry, I saw your mental breakdown on The One Show. There is a good reason why your mum refused to attend your bullshit premiere..

    Ditch your enablers and go back to rehab before it’s too late. You are a mess.

  • SouthernBelle

    @JMO:

    Well said, thank you.

  • Stella

    @JMO: Are you talking to me? I said some things transcend celebrity gossip.We have as much right as anyone to discuss the news of the day. I remember when the revolution was going on in Egypt, some of the most interesting posts were recorded here. Sukar was from Egypt and helped us understand the situation. And by the way, I LOVE to talk about Butler.But I don’t have tunnel vision. Bringing the convo back to GB, have some of his films been too violent?

  • babs

    Homeschooling is beginning to look like an option.

  • Unbelievable!

    What the F**k is wrong with you people!!! I just watched the video and you all that are saying he is high & on drugs and offensive are just plain CRAZY! There was nothing wrong with this interview at all. Just Gerry being silly and cute as usual. He was NOT drunk or on drugs and the comments he made were not offensive, you just don’t understand his sense of humor, that’s all. That’s not his problem, it’s yours! Those of you who don’t like him are just looking for things and putting your own negative spin on what you see and hear. I don’t care for Madalina and I don’t like him flipping the bird or swearing but this interview was just fine.He looked great and acted according to the silly tone of the show and the hosts and guests.. There is something very sick about people who waste time continually degrading someone you don’t like. Get the hell over it and move on.l

  • Hello

    Bringing the convo back to GB, have some of his films been too violent?
    Yes, I think that HTTYD was grounds for animal abuse charges as well as child abuse…forcing a child to kill unsuspecting dragons was heinous. Feel the same about the poor camel.

  • Gee Whiz

    @Unbelievable!:

    Anger management problems, Petunia?

  • look on the bright side

    Just rented Ted, made PFK look Oscar worthy.

  • Unbelievable!

    @Gee Whiz:

    Yes, I have serious anger issues at stupid people making stupid comments that aren’t based on any degree of the truth! People who continually see things that aren’t there.

  • Hello

    @Unbelievable!: Good post! Also, Gerry has been supporting the Street League for some time now. But nobody noticed or cared. The one time it is mentioned is in conjunction with his movie and he takes flak on that too for publicity. Well maybe it’s time he got some and they will glean more supporters for the football team. Go Gerry!
    BTW, saw PFKs and loved it.

  • bitter blue pill

    I’ll probably catch the move in a couple of weeks if it’s still there. Got The Hobbit on Sunday and the Le Mis!

  • Snow Flakes

    I watched the video twice and thought he was fine. It seemed that fluffy thing he was sitting on was slippery and he would try to sit back and he would slide forward in it. I thought his accent seemed to be stronger, maybe the british accent brought that out. If anything he may have been a little more hyper—red bull use. He only said one cuss word which was great. Over all I don’t know what all the fuss was.

  • Snow Flakes

    @Hello:

    I saw PFK also and really thought it was good. I don;t know why the critics were so harsh towards it. It had some comedy but al lot of sincerety. If the critics would have seen it they would have made a better report about it.

  • Gee Whiz

    @Unbelievable!:

    People’s seeing things differently than you doesn’t make them stupid. It also doesn’t mean that they’re making up things that aren’t there. It merely means that perceptions differ. You need to grow up and learn a little tolerance. Considering the mood of the US today, no one needs your belligerence because someone interprets something differently than you. There is enough mean spiritedness in the world. It’s not necessary to bring it here, to something that’s little more than a diversion.

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