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CELEBRITY 101** My week avoiding Gerard Butler

As you probably know, I like to go to the odd party or two and love living in Sydney! As a Brit who’s flown the nest, I’ve been here 5 years now and am proud to call this country home!
I love that I get to see Sydney from a privileged viewpoint and don’t ever take it for granted! Coming from a small working class town in the North West of England, I don’t ever forget where I come from, I am thankful for the experiences that I have been fortunate enough to be a part of since arriving here in Jan 2009.
I recently had a week that just makes living in Sydney all the more surreal, yet all the more wonderful!
I went to the Sol Beer MTV VIP party on Friday 7th March, it was a great event, fab Djs, free beer and Mexican food and a great location – what’s not to love!
My lovely friend and I got to talking about out ideal man… as you do! My lovely companion advised that she tends to go for blue-eyed, preppy, clean cut blondies who are ambitious and independent, as a general rule!  I on the other hand couldn’t pinpoint my exact type without referring to an actual person – Gerard Butler – successful, British (more importanly Scottish), humble, likes a party and appears to not take himself too seriously and of course easy on the eye! We laughed at the slim chance of me meeting an A-list actor and carried on with our night….
Only for me to get home and check my Facebook to see that my lovely old boss Juliet had uploaded a picture with said A-list star at The Royal Hotel in Paddington, my old local and stomping ground… No it couldn’t be… could it?! Oh yes it was:
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Juliet proceeded to tell me that she had a few drinks with him throughout the course of the evening and that he was lovely! Of course he bloody well was!
Cue story in the morning after’s Daily Tele’s Confidential section advising that the lovely man in question had been ‘spotted’ at The Royal in Paddington with a ‘mysterious blonde’, who was of course the lovely Juliet ! What are the chances hey?!
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It appears that they’re not actually as far fetched as I initially thought!
Fast forward to the Saturday night, I had decided to go camping at The Basin instead of going to Future Festival as I was trying to be good and it was a friends birthday! The day after I found out my friend Sasha was there and had a great day – I wish I’d have known as I would’ve gone with her!
After a great night camping I decided to check my phone the Sunday morning… Cue the following status from Sasha – #GREEN!
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So once is a funny story, twice is a massive coincidence right…. It gets worse…
A week of work passes by and I decided to have a chilled Friday night with my friend – I cooked dinner, we chilled in the spa, watched Sleepless in Seattle… at about 10 I decided to check my Facebook to be greeted by not one, but two of the following statuses! Yup NOT EVEN KIDDING! This is getting a bit ridiculous…
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I didn’t let this get to me, I am happy for my friends – it’s not everyday one of your friend’s gets to meet an A list star (you’d THINK!)… Plus one of my clients is based at Fox Studios and I had a meeting there later that week, so who knows, I may bump into him whilst ordering my coffee before my meeting… here’s hoping!
Roll on Saturday, I went on a boat round the harbour during the day with 20 of my friends – a lovely day. I was due to go to the VIP launch of Casablanca Bar in Double Bay, but had other plans to catch up with some girlfriends… Low and behold who was the VIP guest at the launch… oh yes that’s right – Mr Butler himself! I give up!
You’d think that after all that, I’d start to think that the powers that be are trying to tell me something – we no, not me, resilience is my middle name… how did I know that this attitude would come to bite me back in the butt..?
I was messaging a friend of mine on the Sunday morning, who was also meant to be at the Casablanca event the previous evening, I was laughing and tell her about my ‘week avoiding Gerard Butler’ she advised that she didn’t go either – we arranged to meet up, she did say she was going to Winery, but I figured I’d go for a walk along the Watson’s Bay headland and take advantage of the sunny Sydney Sunday morning… the Sunny Sydney Sunday morning didn’t last very long as a storm broke out… so I sheltered in Bondi at Trios with my lovely friend Sprite!
After a day of relaxing, I went to the cinema to watch Monuments Men, a perfect way to end a lovely weekend! The film was only ok, I decided to walk back to Pyrmont as it was a nice evening, whilst walking I noticed I had a text message from my friend Natasha who I’d been chatting to in the morning about my week, I leave you on this note, I’ll leave it to you to imagine what my reaction was…
“So I’m walking along the street after having a big lunch with my gay friend at the winery and I notice Gerald butler is standing in front of me. He turns around and asks me to help him find somewhere to eat. So I find a quiet place on crown where it is literally dead as people have been harassing him, and we have coffee and he tells me all about this movie he is making here! I then stand up after an hour and a half and say I have to go and work and then say goodbye! Sooo random!! hahaha crazy after us texting about him this morning lol still can’t believe it!”
NO WORDS! I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again – “Is there a camera following me around or what?!”

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4 thoughts on “CELEBRITY 101** My week avoiding Gerard Butler

  1. It is disappointing that you, as a journalist(?), and presumably a fan of Mr. Butler’s, would be more particular in relaying your friend Juliet’s text about having “several drinks” with him, ” over the course of several hours” notwithstanding. Mr. Butler DOES NOT DRINK. He has not embibed in over 15 years, by his own say so. This may be a meaningless triviality to you, but I assure you not to him, nor to others who do not drink on purpose. If your friend did in fact have real “drinks” with him, and not Diet Coke or water, then you and your friend should say so. His sobriety has been an issue in both his personal life as well as his career. He is trying very hard to wrestle his demons, and concentrate on doing the best possible job on his new movie. He should be applauded for that. Please confir with Juliet, and if Mr. Butler was not “drinking”(alcohol), it would be professional of you to ammend your little story. Thank you.

    Posted by Honey | March 17, 2014, 4:53 pm
    • I didn’t specify that it was an alcoholic beverage – I simply say drinks – I don’t see the reason for clarifying either way as it is up to the individual to draw their own conclusions. Thank you so much for taking the time to comment, I’m sure Mr Butler appreciates your cause for concern.

      Posted by Lisa Hollinshead | March 17, 2014, 5:00 pm
  2. Gerard…quanta fofoca, quanta mentira!!!! Isto chama-se ” Intriga da Oposição “, inveja, ciúmes, de pessoas falsas que querem tirar você do foco! Concentre-se no seu trabalho, siga tão sòmente as orientações de quem quer o seu bem, você precisa de paz, tranquilidade, confiança para poder contracenar bem, perfeito e findar seus
    Movies, que lhe trarão grandes frutos futuros, muito sucesso de bilheteria! Vamos lá Star, confie, bola pra frente que atrás vem gente!!! Nada de desequilíbrio, segure-se nas mãos de Deus, ore, converse com Ele, é o Nosso Pai, e só quer o nosso bem!!!! ” O Rei do Egito, Point Braik……, cuide-se, work, work, work…. Now!!!!!! Sucesso, continuo torcendo por você! 🙏

    Posted by Sueli*** | March 17, 2014, 9:48 pm

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