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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.

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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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  • Snow Flakes
  • LLL

    I think Chris Evans is the one with ADD and/or the drunk one on THE ONE SHOW video. When Gerard said he switched support to the Celtics as a boy because he wanted to be different from his brother and his cousin started taking him to the Celtic’s games, Chris stated then Gerard started hang out with Rod Stewart & Co at the games. Gerard said I was eight. Then he asked if Gerard’s mother lived in Poland. Clearly Chris Evans wasn’t listening. Also the stupid comment about Swedish when Gerard said sweetheart. Chris Evans also made the comment that made Alex Jones blush and she was the one that said she was going to the toilet. Gerard just played along with it, as he does many times when interviewers bring up the lady’s man thing. Alex asked the dumb question about did Beckham ask for Gerard’s autograph. Reminds me of the time David Letterman asked what brought Gerard to the US and Gerard answered a plane. When an interviewer asks a stupid question, one can expect the quick-witted Butler to come back with a snarky answer (personally, I like that about him). As for the wrapping paper lady… she and Alex remind of some the phannies and posters on JJ. Gerard, pay attention to me. Gerard, I am going to tell how to do this. Gerard, do as I tell you to do. Every time they said Gerard it sounded like nails on a chalk board. Wouldn’t it have been great… if Gerard said f-u lady, I will pay someone to wrap my Christmas presents. Its what I would have wanted to say. I think the only thing Gerard had been snorting was the fluff from that ridiculous sofa, not so sure about the others. Midst Chris, Alex and the wrapping paper lady, Gerard seemed the most sane and lucid of the lot. The best line of the video… when the guy says “she doesn’t think much of your films” and Gerard replies “Who does?” …hahaha.

  • Eh

    Some of you fan-haven’t-been-girls-for-years are a real trip.
    What are you bleeting on about?
    Aye, a few here posted that he’s mad in the vid, but most of the comments came from people on twitter. If you want to have a fit, get thee to twitter and wage your sad little jihad in the name of The Butler there.
    I’m one who said that I don’t think the vid is as bad as the tweets, but Christ, I’m not going to purge my uterus over it.
    ~
    I’ll say this about Le Butler. He’s not very manly in that vid or really generally. He looks manly enough, but the minute the bloke opens his mouth and starts gesturing, he transforms into a little boy.
    It’s not goofiness. Goofiness is charming.
    He’s more like the child you still have using a plastic tumbler because you know he’d break a glass, or who you can’t let outside in his nice trousers because he will find a puddle of mud to roll in.
    Maybe that’s why he dates girls so young. His maturity is at their level and women over 30 want a man, not a silly boy.

  • Snow Flakes
  • Snow Flakes
  • Snow Flakes
  • LLL

    Gee…. I think if I had left out the part about the phannies on post #152, I would gotten the thumbs up.

  • Snow Flakes

    Looks like no matter what anyone post here recently it is going to get thumbed! Oh well.

  • ..
  • LLL

    @Snow Flakes: Hasn’t it always been that way here on the JJ Gerard Butler thread? Evidently giggling is also unseemly. If one is to become an adult, one must put away enjoyment.

  • Snow Flakes

    Maybe it is because I mispelled giggling. Who knows? Usually the thumbs start right after people start attacking each other. Some times this place is just as confusing as Gerry is.

  • Regarding Thumbs

    Keep in mind that both die-hard Gerry fans and die-hard Gerry haters frequent this place… so, unless you’re an obvious troll or spammer, I wouldn’t pay much attention to the thumbs if I were you… Just say what you think. After all, that’s what this board is for, right??

    I’m just glad to see him doing something resembling service to others after the last little chapter in his life (whether you believe it to be solely for PR or not). In the eyes of those kids, it probably makes them feel good to have a movie star kicking around a ball with them. And that matters.

  • Lyla J.

    It looked like the ridiculous sofa for the guests on the One Show got the best of Gerard in that interview. It wasn’t any worse than several other interviews in the past two years. That said, imo he looks to be using again and for that I am very sad.

  • Breakdown

    @Snow Flakes:

    That’s a huge, shiny ring on her finger!

    Costume jewellery or engagement ring?

    Gerard is a damaged soul (like many). It’s disappointing his twitter family member is publicly disowning him because he didn’t “perform” to her standard.

    It would be difficult for a stable, healthy person with great support to promote a film where the co-stars flee, and critics are slamming it.

    His obnoxious behaviour is a reflex to hide his hurt (not excusing it).

  • Lyla J.

    And I also believe his cousin or whomever related, probably by way of his stepdad, was giving him a hard time for making fun of his Rangers team (Zombie talk). Gerard’s stepdad is a Rangers fan.

  • Lyla J.

    One last thing is he outed himself on another non-truth when the One Show nailed him on his Celtic fandom, which started when he was in grade school vs. the story we all heard last year about him being a Celtic fan since he was a baby, blah, blah, blah.

  • Hello

    @Regarding Thumbs: As I said before, Gerry has been supporting the street league for quite a while.
    SNOW FKS and LLL like Regarding Thumbs said, No worries about the thumbs. It just lets people know where your heart is and if it is with the man, good for you. Thought your tweeter posts were so nice and the Russian girls certainly can put it all together. What joy on his face and the kids too.
    Somebody is unhappy tonight and obviously not loving life so much.

  • Snow Flakes

    Maybe he says comments like the soccer comment and the Poland comment to express his anger at his mom and stepdad for not going to London to be with him for his premiere. I believe he needed them because he was hurting and having a hard time. All this passive aggressive behavior shows his emotional immaturity which I think we all knows he has. Possible if we really listen to him at times we can connect his subtle comments of anger which is why some times some of the things he says don’t make sense to us.
    I knew someone like this and it took awhile for me to really find out what he was angry about. I believe Gerry is a very emotionally sensitive person and has been very hurt when he was young and has never learned in a mature way to deal with his anger. IMO

  • Snow Flakes

    There is a term for how he cryptically expresses his anger but I can’t think of it right now—-when I do I will pass it along to everyone.

    Thanks for the support about the thumbs ladies. :)

  • Regarding Thumbs

    @Snow Flakes:

    I happen to agree with your assessment. He has admitted in interviews about feeling abandoned by his father, and thus feeling like his mother is his whole world. It only makes sense for him to feel out of sorts when his mother isn’t there for him when he needs her the most… and, judging by his recent actions, he seems to really need her the most right now. His career seems dismal, and he needs some support and real love. Obviously, he can only count on REAL family for this — people who are only out for themselves cannot provide support in dismal times. I have every confidence that Margaret is the type who will come home and do everything in her power. We cannot forget, though, that her power is limited.

  • Snow Flakes

    @Breakdown:

    I think that is a real ring but not an engagement ring. Possibly donated by a designer for her to wear for the night?

  • Snow Flakes

    @Breakdown:

    Do we really know the person that made that tweet is really a family member? Or just a lot of competition regarding the soccer teams in Glasgow and they don’t like the team he supports.

  • Snow Flakes

    @Regarding Thumbs:

    Not to long ago he mentioned that when he went home for his birthday the family sat and watched some of his movies and critique his films. I think that shows that what his family thinks of his career is very important to him. Probably more important than what the fans think. It shows his insecurity and that the support of his famly is very important. Remember he is the younger brother and has probably felt he had to compete with big brother all his life. Which is not uncommon.

  • Regarding Thumbs

    @Snow Flakes:

    Completely agree. I wholeheartedly think there is something that goes on when he goes on… whether it is real or in his head… to which he compares himself, and decides whether or not he lives up to the expectations of his family. Remember a while back when he was caught by paps going to lunch with his brother/nieces? I really think that meant something to him…Whether it was “see how important I am, bro? They’re papping me at lunch! OR “Mofos, leave me alone while I eat lunch with my fam”… I have ABSOLUTELY no idea… but either way, I think it meant something. Being the youngest, I 100% understand his pov, in trying to prove he is worth something in the eyes of the rest of his fam. I’m in the same situation. The thing of it is, I don’t know if is straight, laced Catholic family feels the same as he does about what ‘success’ means, and how it is demonstrated. I think that very well may be the core problem of his showing-off —- trying to prove ‘success’ in such a way that the rest of his family doesnt consider success.

  • team butler

    great charity to be associated with, good on ya gerry!

  • Snow Flakes

    @Regarding Thumbs:

    Maybe going home for Christmas without Maddie is planned, so he can go home be with family and his mum to do some healing. Several posters have mentioned that this is what he needs to do and may well be just the thing.
    He evidently took Maddie home for his birthday to stroll all the old neighborhoods with her to show her off. I think it is very important for him to have everyone be impressed with the boy from Paisley that made it big. Ego? Maybe. But more than likely, his own insecurity.

  • Snow Flakes

    @Regarding Thumbs:

    Excellent point. I never thought of it that way. Maybe the family’s idea of success would be for him to be a lawyer in a nice house with a picket fence in Edinburg sp
    with a good catholic Scottish woman with two kids a dog and driving a nice car. And/or like big brother on the city council.
    It may be very frustrating for him when they don’t understand what all the film business is about. I’m sure their patience can be stretched when he does want to confide in them when he is going through a difficult time like now.

  • Snow Flakes

    All my links were provided by WO. Thanks ladies!!!!!

  • Grace (AKA Regarding Thumbs)

    @Snow Flakes:

    Completely agree. I had been thinking that returning home without her had been planned… tho it had been going through my mind that this had been more on his families plan than his — someone had mentioned that, previously, she had said going to his house was like ‘being at an exam’. Knowing his family is extremely religious and all about education, I personally doubt they would just accept someone like her into their nest. Whoever it was who said they were out walking the streets for his bday instead of being home,it tends to ring true to me — I can’t imagine his Catholic mother welcoming someone like her into their home.

    That being said, although I have no proof, I tend to belive that he is going back home (as usual, per his claimings), but she is not invited, as his family doesn’t accept it. I think that, because of this, this is why he doesn’t know where his gf will be for Xmas — he just knows that she will not be at his family’s party, as they have shunned her. This makes sense in my mind, though I welcome other opinions, and I know the story can change at any time… who knows what will come in the next couple of weeks.

  • Snow Flakes

    @Grace (AKA Regarding Thumbs):

    If his family feels that way about her is another thing that might be putting stress on him. This may be something else they don’t understand about the life style he has chosen for himself. I just know his mum probably knows him better than anyone else and has to deal with his rebelious nature all his life.

  • Snow Flakes

    Does anyone know how his college was paid for?

  • Grace

    @Snow Flakes:

    I understand what you mean. Being the youngest child myself, I understand what it is like, trying to prove yourself to the rest of the family, to the siblings who have gone before you, know more than you do…. Also, being the youngest, you are used to receving the most attention – you are the “baby”, after all! You are the last little one, and therefore, the most pressure to make it is placed on you — the pressure that wasn’t placed on those before you

    I absolutely do NOT acknowledge or accept Gerry’s behavior as of late…. I think he is capable of much more, but is more in tune with the attention he is getting. However, despite what others may think, I really do think he is a decent person… maybe not with regards to women (I do think he is a 16 year old in regards to how he treats them), but I think he is really a decent person, in that he TRIES to help others… with this soccer think, with kids kicking cancer, in sponsoring the school in Haiti before the tragedy even hit… I think, though he is clueless,he IS an okay person…. he just doesn’t know what to do with himself. Hopefully he will learn before it’s too late.

  • Grace

    @Snow Flakes:

    I truly have absolutely no idea, but I’ve recently been looking into college in Ireland, and I know it’s paid for. Is Scotland the same way? Gov pd?

  • Snow Flakes

    @Grace:

    Wow—Ireland pays—-great! I don’t know about Scotland. I was thinking maybe his father came through for him?
    I can only imagine that Maddie’s life style—-career?—would really rub his mum the wrong way.

  • Snow Flakes

    @Grace:

    Well it was nice talking with you I have to go. Besides it won’t be long before someone posts that all we are doing is babbling and talking nonsence here 24/7.
    Good night.

  • Grace

    @Snow Flakes:

    No idea about Mad’s education, but her being kicked out of school for baring her body, then getting a stream of rich older men… And having no where where she lives, so just living off of older rich men… you can only imagine what a woman who sacrificed to care for her 3 young children would think of a woman like Maddie, who lives off of the success of others….

    That’s why I believe G doesn’t know where she will be for Xmas – because she has no plans, and has simply been banned from his home, which has morals….

  • Grace

    @Snow Flakes: @Snow Flakes:

    Haha – no matter what, there will ALWAYS be someone here who disagrees with what you say… so, don’t take it personally. Keep posting your opinions, else, the trolls and nay sayers win. :) Merry Christmas to all!!

  • team butler

    http://theberry.com/2012/12/12/afternoon-eye-candy-hotties-in-kilts-27-photos/

    scroll down to pic 21 is this Gerry? thanks for you help peeps

  • Jax

    @team butler:
    It’s a photo manip. Someone took Gerry’s head (from Beowulf) and put it on someone else’s body.

  • Kkk

    Gerald butler! Please go away. Your agent apparently forgot to inform you, you are no longer popular. I used to be your number 1 fan . Look at your face! Bloated from too much booze, looking unprofessional most of the time. Yuck….pls go away you are a very bad actor.

  • just an opinion

    Given his mother is listed as an associate producer for Playing for Keeps more odd that she was not at his premiere in London. Didn’t hear that she went to the NY Premiere either. What is also odd is that after his mother and stepdad visited him in LA after his stint in rehab, he started to party harder than ever, almost as if he was also giving them the finger.

  • team butler

    I thought so , thanks Jax. Thought the head was definately Gerry but I didn’t recognze the rest of the gear from any movie I’ve seen, cheers!

    I was thinking did I miss Outlander?, lol.

  • Hi

    @Grace: It isn’t or shouldn’t be about winning or losing. This is a thread and ideas and opinions are passed about. I hope that you don’t feel that anyone that doesn’t agree with you is a troll.

  • Kali Orexi

    @Grace: If Scottish people go to university in Scotland, the tuition is free.

  • Kali Orexi

    @team butler: Yes it is Gerry

  • christmasfairy

    @just an opinion:
    #191

    Glad I’m not the only one who noticed his behaviour/attitude after that LA visit from mum/stepdad earlier in the year.

  • foreboding

    @just an opinion:

    Does that mean his mother put money into this turkey? Bearing in mind it was filmed nearly two years before its UK release, and followed a GB dry spell after Booty Hunter, how financially challenged is Gerry?

    It’s been rather obvious that the quality UK radio and tv outlets are giving him a miss this round of promotion. Along with his costars. All those saying Gerry is just being Gerry are ignoring an elephant in the room. And the fact that the UK public don’t see many of his tv appearances and they don’t know who Gerry is usually, so last night he just looked like a total PR*T. Make all the excuses you like, public perception is key.

  • christmasfairy

    @foreboding:
    #197
    And the fact that the UK public don’t see many of his tv appearances and they don’t know who Gerry is usually, so last night he just looked like a total PR*T. Make all the excuses you like, public perception is key.
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    Exactly. GB is far from a regular on UK TV chat shows or other. This is the second time GB’s been a guest on a UK show this year, and neither time has he given a good account of himself. The Graham Norton show back in January was pre-recorded and heavily edited according to some accounts, and even that didn’t help him. Last night’s show was live and unedited and people on Twitter were reacting to it as happened. Nobody – fan, hater, critic, man-in-the-moon – is trying to destroy GB and his credibility – he’s doing that all by himself. Sorry if that offends anybody.

  • He wasn’t fine

    He looked like he was on drugs(either prescription or the hard shit) and was showing signs of itching for his next fix. The shakes, the sweating, no eye contact, slurring words.etc,

    MY brother is a car crash and has battled drugs most of his adult life so I can spot the signs. My mom is not happy with with him either. He choses trashy girlfriends who can act as participants and a go-between to purchase drugs for him, at least that’s what we suspect. I hope this isn’t the case with Gerard Butler. I hope he gets well soon genuinely.

  • ‘The one show’ on facebook…

    http://www.facebook.com/bbctheoneshow?filter=2

    Janice Kilmurry
    Gerard Butler ….. all the Glasgow zombies cannae wait for your next visit home! maybe you’ve been mixing with the wrong type of zombies for too long….

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