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PostSubject: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:25 am

Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town



After a long night of celeb stalking and paparazzi pic-taking, I successfully managed to snap a photo of myself with Hollywood heartthrob and A-Lister Gerard Butler at Cafe Caprice in Cape Town.

The actor, known for box office hits such as The Bounty Hunter and Law Abiding Citizen, has been filming a new movie in Johannesburg for several weeks now and is in Cape Town for a break as well as to party at some of the city's top night spots, such as Cafe Caprice (in Camps Bay) and The Fez, where he's been getting the attention of some of the city's hottest women. I had my camera with me, of course, capturing all the action of what he got up to at Caprice.

I got word from various sources that Gerard, who happens to be one of my favourite actors of all time, was going to be in town for the weekend – and I was completely prepared to go all out to get the autograph and photo.

After word got out that Gerard had spent Saturday night partying at The Fez in Cape Town's city centre, I heard various stories about him being “one of the nicest people to chat to” and that he was totally approachable in person.

Gerard had visited Cape Town earlier last month, and I’d heard that he’d frequented Cafe Caprice during that time. He went back there this weekend for more partying, and certainly seemed to enjoy the attention of the women, who blatantly flirted and threw themselves at him!




And because he loves Cape Town so much, Gerard didn't arrive at the place with bodyguards or a massive entourage – he was just up for chilling with his friends from Cape Town. What a nice guy indeed, as most Hollywood stars aren’t accustomed to the blasé attitude of South Africans when it comes to spotting them in person.

Nevertheless, I received a few tip-offs about Gerard's arrival at Caprice just after 8pm, and decided to make my way there an hour or so later. Naturally, I was armed with my camera and pen, in the hope of getting the all-important photo and autograph. As soon as I arrived, I saw Gerard chatting to a hot woman upstairs. He seemed very casual in a grey-button t-shirt, jeans and a blue and beige cap (with which he tried hard to disguise himself at first).

The surprising thing about this hottie we know from the movies is that he didn't shave, appeared to look somewhat tired and scruffy in the face, had a very husky Irish accent and is quite muscular in real life. He has an amazingly commanding presence in spite of appearing quite short. I was surprised, as I seemed to be somewhat taller than him!



As soon as Gerard finished chatting to his lady friend, I positioned myself to meet him at the foot of the stairs, where I approached him saying: “Excuse me, Gerard. Can I have your autograph please?” He said, “Sure, no problem.”, then came down the stairs, positioned himself at the bar and signed a blank sheet of paper for me. Then I asked: “Can I have a photo too?” to which he then replied, “I'm sorry, I can't take any photos. If I take one for you, then I end up taking photos all night long!” I begged for a second time and again he wouldn't grant my request, saying, “At least I signed an autograph for you.” I must admit it was initially a bitter pill to swallow, seeing that I wasn't just stalking random folk like Leonardo DiCaprio or Halle Berry (with whom I’d had bad encounters in person) – I actually was a TRUE fan of Gerard and his work.



But I understood that he was partying with friends in a public space, and that he had the right to privacy too of course, so I respected his wishes. Still, I decided to stick around and party – in the hope of maybe getting lucky with a photo the next time I approached him. I figured I had to find the right approach and time it just right!

Just over an hour into my stalking experience, after I’d subtly managed to get some snaps of him drinking and chilling with various girls, I noticed him starting to snap photos with them! I became extremely annoyed. Why would he only take photos with girls? Doesn't he realise he has a male fanbase too?

Of course, being a hit with the ladies came at a huge price as he ended up taking quite a number of photos with them. Blackberrys and IPhones were the perfect accessories to have on the evening. But by the looks of things, Gerard hated posing for pictures in general. He hardly smiled for the photos and I think it's because deep down, he's a shy and private person.



It turned out that Gerard loves SA beer, and drank that and cider all night long, while at times standing up on chairs to dance and get into the festivities. As you’d expect from a Cape Town crowd, a number of the patrons didn't actually make a huge fuss about him, although from time to time there did seem to be an “overpopulation” at the section where he was standing!

So while they partied on, I ended up taking a gazillion paparazzi photos of Gerard and all the people he'd been chatting to. I even spotted him chatting to SA model Tracy McGregor for a bit. It looked like they knew each other from a previous outing, as they exchanged hugs and kisses after their friendly banter.



Back to the photo stalking! Two hours into the hunt, I ended up with a handful of blurry photos from my phone, as I didn't want my normal camera's flash to go off. I didn't want to scare him off; rather to try everything in my power to get that elusive one-on-one photo with Gerard.

I hopped outside, got close to the VIP section where he was chatting with some girls, and when I saw a break in the conversation, I took my moment to move in. It wasn't that easy though; security was tight, and there were club bouncers all around to watch over Gerard and make sure he was having fun!


SA model Tracy McGregor



In spite of having so many photos taken of him already, I think he still remembered who I was. Even though he didn't seem too happy about it, he eventually agreed - and even smiled for our photo! What a legend he is indeed.

Despite being rejected the first time, my tenacity paid off in the end and it was well worth it. Now I value his career and work even more, and the memory of meeting him will always be cherished.


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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:57 am

Irish accent?
Quite short?
Beer?
Oh dear! Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:27 am

That wasn't Gerard Butler. That was Gerry's short, beer-guzzling Irish cousin Gerald Butters.
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 6:34 am

I wonder how the fansites are going to handle this story. On one hand, I've been seeing how a LOT of them are really complaining of a "Gerry drought" and how they really want some new news, pictures, etc. - ANYTHING. Then this comes out, complete with pictures and a pretty detailed account and it mentions two things they don't want to hear - an Irish accent and drinking beer/cider.

Poor, naive, male fan Clayton. He is asking people on Twitter to spread his story far and wide on Twitter, FB, etc. "Tell your friends!" he exclaims excitedly....not knowing what's waiting for him just around the corner of Gerry Butlerdom, as fansite moderators and Gerry Protectors of the Universe awaken from their slumber. Wink

It will be interesting to see the reaction. Will they praise his name or crucify him (or both)? Perhaps he should have asked HughE (i.e. iPhillyChitChat) before posting this blog.

Poor Clayton. No

Note: I don't mean all the fans and/or fansites. Y'all know who and which one I'm talking about. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:44 am

It amazes me how people want to believe what's in their head rather than what the reality is. He's just a man, not perfect.

Partying is his thing. It doesn't change my opinion of his talent. Thanks DK for the link.
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:53 am

OK, I have a dumb question. Why shouldn't the man party? He's single. He drank beer (and cider) all night----so? He likes pretty girls a lot better than male stalkers---thank goodness. So what's the problem?
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 9:31 am

Exactly Sharbella! I think some fans so desperately want to see him as some kind of romantic hero. I just "discovered" Gerard a few months ago and I learned in two days he was not a romantic nor is he boyfriend material at all based on the image he has projected. He is a fascinating character study and his fandom is just as interesting to watch.

Let the man have his fun and enjoy the show. And his movies.
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:05 am

Nay wrote:
Irish accent?
Quite short?
Beer?
Oh dear! Laughing

Alot of people get Irish and Scottish accents confused. As far as the drinking......as long as it's controlled (and it appears to be) it seems fine. I guess Gerry didn't become physically damaged enough where he can never touch another drop of alchohol again.
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 11:36 am

I think his accent is changing...mixed up, you know.

And exactly, K. I completely agree.

The reaction to this post should be interesting...all this time, Gman has says he doesn't drink and all his fans believed him, supported him, and even defended him.

What now?
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:02 pm

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The reaction to this post should be interesting...all this time, Gman has says he doesn't drink and all his fans believed him, supported him, and even defended him.

What now?

Some (notice I say some Wink ) will continue to believe, support and defend him, despite what anybody says. Now I'm not saying he was or he wasn't. The blogger could have been mistaken. Then again, most people wouldn't find anything wrong with a bloke going for a few beers, so I doubt the blogger would have any hidden motive for mentioning it. If anyone was going to try to deliberately smear someone's reputation, they wouldn't do it by mentioning someone was drinking beer or cider, or doing anything legal.

I guess it stems from the fact that Gerry himself says he doesn't drink. Personally, I don't care either way if he does or not, so he wouldn't need to hide anything from me (not that he'd want to anyway, who am I in his world). But at the same time, I'm not going to get defensive with the blogger and go after him, as some fans have done to people who have posted things in the past.

luvthatgerryjuice wrote:
As far as the drinking......as long as it's controlled (and it appears to be) it seems fine.

I'm in total agreement. Look, I quit drinking for 15 years and then took it back up again, so I am in no condition to judge anybody else. If Gerry wants to drink, that's his business. If he doesn't want to, that's his business as well.
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:33 pm

You guys should check out my short Vin Diesel/Gerry comparison in the "Cheater,Cheater thread. its a wonder these 2 havent met, both being frequenters of NYC and having places there(Vin is a born and bred NYer). In his early descriptions on the net, Vin is listed as being 6'1" but people who've met him say is about 5'10/5'11". They say bouncers (Vin is an ex-bouncer) often wear lifts in their shoes to appear bigger...maybe alot of actors do the same. Also Vin has admitted to have started drinking at a very young age but has said he quit . Clearly he was drinking alchohol in alot of the more current night club pics of him and has been reported to become a bit tipsy.

http://gerrybutlerspantry.aforumfree.com/cheater-cheater-pumpkin-eater-aka-other-fandoms-f20/vin-diesel-t2300.htm#33033

Not that any of this stops me from being crazy about the both of them! Note: They both love and have dated tall and long dark haired ladies (Vin's baby mama is an exotic Mexican model).



http://harlemworldblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/08/vin-d-354.jpg

I know this thread is about Gerry in SA but I just had to throw that in!
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 4:38 pm

It's hit Just Jared now.

Talk about a loooooong drought over there... The non-fansite fans will be on it like ants at a picnic. Laughing


http://justjared.buzznet.com/2010/10/04/gerard-butler-south-africa/
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 5:22 pm

The SA blogger has edited his blog.

Now, instead of saying Gerry is short, it says he's 6 ft.
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He has an amazingly commanding presence in spite of being 6 feet tall. I was surprised, as I seemed to be somewhat taller than him!
(Interesting that someone else tweeted from Caprice that night saying that she thought he was shorter in real life too.)

Now he also says he was drinking perrier all night.

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Just over an hour into my stalking experience, after I’d subtly managed to get some snaps of him drinking Perrier Water and chilling with various girls, I noticed him starting to snap photos with them!

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It turned out that Gerard kept drinking water all night long (apparently he gave up drinking "ages ago"), while at times standing up on chairs to dance and get into the festivities.

Looks like he may have edited his story with info from the comments that were left.

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Holly
Oct 4, 2010 at 9:31 AM
I was also at this party! He was AWESOME and was drinking bottles of Perrier Water, not beer. My gal friend told me he stopped drinking a while back. Some of the girls, mostly models did throw themselves at him and he at first found it fun, but told us he was really annoyed by nights end. I thought he was tall. He is over 6' tall. Considering I meet Tom Cruise and Leo previously he seems like a giant. He also smelled good. He talked to me for about 15 minutes and I got a nice kiss from him. Soft lips!

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Oct 4, 2010 at 1:54 PM
Hi Clayton...everytime I have run into Butler he's either buying drinks for all or totally wore out from dancing and hitting on the girls.
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:02 pm

My gut is telling me something is VERY, VERY fishy about him editing his blog, and I'm damn well not surprised he did so. I was predicting to myself that it would happen before day's end.

I'm no genius, but beer and cider don't look a damn thing like perrier. Now I could see if he mistook perrier for vodka or scotch....but NOT for beer or cider.

It's almost as if he was dictated to as to what to put in his blog, even the wording... like a canned thing. Does his PR people and/or fansite moderators and owners have canned scripted lines to give people when they get out of line?

What a strange world Gerry and his people live in. Just be real, who gives a rip either way....that's my opinion. He's not going to lose a fanbase over it or anything. Sheesh.
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:49 pm

DonnaKat wrote:

I'm no genius, but beer and cider don't look a damn thing like perrier. Now I could see if he mistook perrier for vodka or scotch....but NOT for beer or cider.

Supposedly he was drinking from bottles, not a glass.
So I guess it depends on whether there are beer and cider bottles that look like Perrier bottles, i.e. green, similar shape etc., and that are commonly drunk in SA bars/clubs.

I laughed at the comment in the blog that Gerry didn't seem happy to be taking pics as he didn't smile in any pics and the blogger inferred that Gerry was shy and reserved in real life.

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But by the looks of things, Gerard hated posing for pictures in general. He hardly smiled for the photos and I think it's because deep down, he's a shy and private person.

Please!!! That is his Blue Steel pose, which is deliberate, practiced and perfected. And Gerry craves attention. If he wasn't asked for pics, I think he would have an identity crisis.


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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 7:52 pm

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Please!!! That is his Blue Steel pose, which is deliberate, practiced and perfected.

Blue Steel? I think he just looks grumpy. He looked like that in my picture with him, and I was like "what the hell"? Then again, I think he WAS grumpy when I got my picture with him. I was probably a few years too old, a few inches too short, and a few shades too light. Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:02 pm

"Blue Steel" is close to "grumpy", which is similar to "stoned".

One must look to the eyes to determine which look is being evoked.... and even then, it's a crap shoot.
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 04, 2010 8:13 pm

Crap shoot....

So it's possible that he was trying to look "ridiculously good looking" for me for when I downloaded the picture.

Or not.
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:11 am

Well, that must be a real test for an actor...how well he can look like he's interested in the people around him.
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:38 am

Grumpy, not grumpy, photo, no photo - I don't really care either way. What is extraordinary is the fact that the blogger has changed/amended his tale since Dallas' post here.

What bloody right do people thousands of miles away have to 'correct' what a first hand/eyewitness account has stated? Because this is exactly what it sounds like to me.


"Hello, Clayton. We are the self-proclaimed thought police for anyone quoting Mr Butler.
Are you aware he does not drink alcohol?
Are you aware he loves to dance and sing karaoke with plus-sized models in nightclubs?
Are you aware he needs help to pick up chicks?
Are you aware that he would be nothing if he ..... doesn't have US!
Please change your blog to represent our truth. Thank you kindly."
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Tue Oct 05, 2010 7:07 am

I will say that one of the comments that he was drinking Perrier supposedly came from someone who was also there. I don't care either way, I just hope he wasn't bullied into changing his story.
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Tue Oct 05, 2010 4:10 pm

Well, I've noticed the guest numbers go up since this blogger's story was posted here, Donna. It's either banned elsewhere or people are wondering what we're thinking.
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:42 pm

Probably because we're the only site that has the original unedited blog posted. Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 11, 2010 4:59 pm

DonnaKat wrote:
Dallas wrote:
Please!!! That is his Blue Steel pose, which is deliberate, practiced and perfected.

Blue Steel? I think he just looks grumpy. He looked like that in my picture with him, and I was like "what the hell"? Then again, I think he WAS grumpy when I got my picture with him. I was probably a few years too old, a few inches too short, and a few shades too light. Rolling Eyes

DK, You're pretty cute and if you wore that blouse you're wearing in your mod pic..........he was problably just tired! Where is your pic with him?
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PostSubject: Re: Spotted: Gerard Butler partying in Cape Town   Mon Oct 11, 2010 6:35 pm

I don't have it posted anywhere. I know how people from other sites like to find fan pics with Gerry and then pick the girl apart and make fun of her, and for that reason I don't post it anywhere. That's the last thing I need right now. Wink
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