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Butler proved himself as a true showman, answering questions from nearly 500 fans at the In Conversation With Gerard Butler event at Madinat Jumeriah in Dubai on Tuesday night.

  • By Kelly Crane, Staff Reporter
Dubai: Hollywood heart-throb Gerard Butler had his audience eating from the palm of his hand last night. Butler proved himself as a true showman, answering questions from nearly 500 fans at the In Conversation With Gerard Butler event at Madinat Jumeriah with jokes, sarcastic comments some of them unprintable in a family newspaper and animated impressions.

''I just love to entertain," he told a packed press conference earlier in the day. "There is no better buzz than to know you are entertaining others."

In town to collect the Variety International Star of the Year Award at the Dubai International Film Festival, the Scottish actor, famous for roles in 300 and the upcoming Law Abiding Citizen, certainly achieved his goal.

He said: "It feels pretty good to get this award. I don't win a lot of things I think I won a raffle once. My manager came in a few months ago jumping up and down and said I'd won and it was great. It also gave me a chance to come back to Dubai... I love coming here. I came once before for the biggest show I've ever seen in my life at The Atlantis."

Keeping even his translator in stitches throughout, Butler joked that for the purposes of the press conference he would certainly be learning Arabic.

"This is so messed up," Butler said to his translator at one point. "You're speaking in Arabic for me and teaching me English. Could you teach me how to act as well?"

Butler walked on the red carpet later in the evening ahead of the screening of James Cameron's 3D opus Avatar.

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Butler proved himself as a true showman, answering questions from nearly 500 fans at the In Conversation With Gerard Butler event at Madinat Jumeriah in Dubai on Tuesday night.

  • By Kelly Crane, Staff Reporter
Dubai: Hollywood heart-throb Gerard Butler had his audience eating from the palm of his hand last night. Butler proved himself as a true showman, answering questions from nearly 500 fans at the In Conversation With Gerard Butler event at Madinat Jumeriah with jokes, sarcastic comments some of them unprintable in a family newspaper and animated impressions.

''I just love to entertain," he told a packed press conference earlier in the day. "There is no better buzz than to know you are entertaining others."

In town to collect the Variety International Star of the Year Award at the Dubai International Film Festival, the Scottish actor, famous for roles in 300 and the upcoming Law Abiding Citizen, certainly achieved his goal.

He said: "It feels pretty good to get this award. I don't win a lot of things I think I won a raffle once. My manager came in a few months ago jumping up and down and said I'd won and it was great. It also gave me a chance to come back to Dubai... I love coming here. I came once before for the biggest show I've ever seen in my life at The Atlantis."

Keeping even his translator in stitches throughout, Butler joked that for the purposes of the press conference he would certainly be learning Arabic.

"This is so messed up," Butler said to his translator at one point. "You're speaking in Arabic for me and teaching me English. Could you teach me how to act as well?"

Butler walked on the red carpet later in the evening ahead of the screening of James Cameron's 3D opus Avatar.

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Thank you so much Becozy for all your information about GB. He is outstanding and really I can't think of anyone in Hollywood right now that can equal how nice he is to his fans, and how sweet he is and of course very, very funny in his interviews. Oh yeah, he uses some adult language, but nothing we haven't heard before, so what the hey, Gerry will be Gerry and that is the way we love him. He makes me breathless every since I saw Phantom of the Opera in 2005 of May of that year. My hubby and I were celebrating our anniversary and George, my hubby said you and I love the music of Michael Crawford from Phantom, why don't we see this movie. Gerry was equal to MC and in many ways even more fascinating. Through his talent, it inspired me to get every single movie, series from England and series on American TV that I could set my hands on. So I would say my hubby and I are true fans. We think he has paid his dues and deserves all the lovely awards that he is getting of lately. A lovely human being and a great actor.

true fans of Gerry (Gerard) Butler

Bonnie Donna Jean and George

from Southern California, Chula Vista, near San Diego, CA THE REAL PARADISE in the U.S.

Don't tell anyone though!!!

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So I would say my hubby and I are true fans. We think he has paid his dues and deserves all the lovely awards that he is getting of lately. A lovely human being and a great actor.

true fans of Gerry (Gerard) Butler

Bonnie Donna Jean and George

from Southern California

You're lucky with your husband; mine just refers to him as "The Beef" but not in the sexy way we do. :-)

Theresa

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So I would say my hubby and I are true fans. We think he has paid his dues and deserves all the lovely awards that he is getting of lately. A lovely human being and a great actor.

true fans of Gerry (Gerard) Butler

Bonnie Donna Jean and George

from Southern California

You're lucky with your husband; mine just refers to him as "The Beef" but not in the sexy way we do. :-)

Theresa

Hi Tereqoulini (Theresa)

That is soooo cute..your hubby referring to Gerry B. as "The Beef." I think he has inspired a lot of guys to get in shape, since "300." Hey he didn't always look that way and he admits it, but he really worked hard to get that body he had in "300." I remember when we saw him just before that movie came out at the Comic Con, already he said he had got lazy about doing his exercise and had to get a trainer to get him back in shape. So the title the beef is cute and I think Gerry himself would laugh because he knows how much trouble it took to keep in shape for him.

Lets face it Theresa, we all are constantly struggling to keep in shape no matter what age we are at. Gerry is now 40 (and looks devine) but it takes a lot to keep in shape, so there he can understand all of us and our struggles to look good.

My visit to the Neuropathy specialist doctor was good. He took blood tests and gave me the tests the pins and needles type tests with the machine. Yes, I have neuropathy from the cancer, but he is optimistic that we can cope with it. It is like a numbing of your feet and legs up to my knees. I have a meds to help it a bit. I only take one pill at night so that I can sleep. Not during the day, otherwise I would be to tired and tipsy...it helps relax the nerves in the feet and legs. One of those lovely after effects of the Chemo. He will let me know what else I can do. Our friend Arlene that we will see New Year's Eve had breast cancer and she too had this Neuropathy as an after effect

Sometimes when someone else has the same goody that we have, it makes it easier to get through it. I guess that is human nature...he he he :wave::funnyface:

Bonnie Donna Jean or Donna Jean (DJM) Hi to all the ladies if I have all of you correctly named

Irish Sue--Sally-Cybrsal, Delene-GBPhanetics--Frannie-LadyFran--Becozy-name?--Steph from New Orleans--Phoenixgirl-Central California--Andrea-MC--Shirsan-Monroe, NC--Diryqueen-Philadelphia, PA--Vicki--Kyriem-Auckland--Novelistgirl-France...

If I forgot anyone or didn't get your names correctly forgive me. Eventually I hope to get them straight. :funnyface: DJM stands for Donna Jean Montalbano or if easier Bonnie Donna Jean or just plain Donna Jean

Have a great day...I wanted to come in this morning and just say "Thank You," to all of Gerry Butler's lovely lassies...you all are so considerate and kind and helpful to a chemobrain/senior brain lady...who considers herself super lucky to be rid of Hodgkins, Stage 4 cancer after 2-1/2 years of treatment. They figured I had it for at least a year before it was discovered by a Physian's Assistant..our regular doctor was not in that day and I was feeling so darn iky, so I saw her. I told her two of my symptoms....hot and cold changes constantly for last 11 months, and itching to the point I thought I would go nutty. Even went to a dermatologist for 11 months and he never took blood test which might have found it earlier. Since then he has left the state of California for another state...Lord help those people...Anyway, if ever you have symtoms that last that long, get thee to another doctor. I was stupid not doing that...but this PA (physician assistant) had more brains and said, " George, get her to the emergency center and take a Cat Scan."..those symptoms mean something is not correct. I had long passed the age of 50 where you would have Hot/cold constantly like I had...I drove everyone crazy with heat and then air conditioning...sweating and then freezing..anyway, the Cat Scan showed something cooking and the doctor at the hospital, a cancer specialist told me, after bone marrow tests and some other tests, that I had Hodgkins, Stage 4...so they knew I had it for at least a year. I called the PA and thanked her for saving my life...I was really feeling pretty horrible at that point.so the lesson is...there are 6 sysmtoms to Hodgkins, and I had two of them....losing weight, loss of appitite, which I really DIDNOT have that badly...well the long and short of it is I got cancer when I thought I was way past the age of getting it.

My granddaughter Jacalyn (Jacki) was the only other person in the family that had cancer and she is now 31 years old...she got Leukemia twice once when 4 years old and again when 8-1/2 years old. She is doing beautifully all these years, but still gets checked every year.

Two insurance companies (well known ones) dropped her and my daughter and I both had insurance for her..we had to get a lawyer to threaten them that she was going to the MEDIA and tell them how everyone was responsible about paying insurance and that you two well known companies where dropping her...it was horrible to have to be in that spot with a sick child at the age of 8-1/2 for my poor daughter. They (the well known insurance companies) got scared and sent us the thousands of dollars that we owed...thank God, but we had to get a lawyer. I have no pitty for those two well known insurance comapnies, which I will not name on this site.

So be aware when you have any symptoms for too long, if your present doctor can't help you, try to go to a teaching university where they have more up to date information or be lucky like I was to have a Physian Assistant who was on the ball...she was not a doctor but his assistant. Glory Be for that lady...she saved my life. :pointy:

Just a wee but of info which I hope will help any of you...

hugs,Donna Jean

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