07-12-10: Gerard in Machine Gun Preacher, Support Kids Kicking Cancer

Gerard has started work on Machine Gun Preacher in Michigan.  View set photos here.

Machine Gun Preacher is the a biographical story of Childers, a drug-dealing biker who finds religion and dedicates his life to helping Sudanese children escape the Lord’s Resistance Army in Africa. Childers founded the Angels of East Africa, a Children’s Village in Southern Sudan, for the children he saves from the LRA.  Read more about the production…

Special Note: As always, we discourage fans from planning special road trips to visit the movie set (there is never a guarantee you will get a chance to meet Gerry, especially while he is working) and to use common courtesy when in the vicinity of the production.

KIDS KICKING CANCER
In recognition of Gerard’s work in the Detroit area, we are running a small charity campaign for the Detroit-based charity, Kids Kicking Cancer, an organization Gerard has supported  for many years.
If you would like to contribute to the charity, visit their website.  For every $10 donated, we will enter you in a drawing to receive a Gerard Butler autographed Gamer poster or autographed Enniskarry Limo memo.  Send donation reciepts to events@gerardbutler.net (they do not have to be in $10 increments, if you submit a reciept for $30, you will get three entry numbers via email from us).

DO NOT DONATE TO OUR CHARITY FOUNDATION, only donation receipts going directly to KKC (through PayPal, Network for Good or by mail) will be accepted.

Donation receipts will be accepted until August 31, so if you mail your donation in, do it soon in order to recieve your receipt in time to submit it to us.  Drawings will be conducted on September 2.

THE BOUNTY HUNTER
The Bounty Hunter will be out on DVD tomorrow!  Support GerardButler.Net by ordering yours at Amazon.com!  Use the links below:

04-13-10: Gerard in Haiti for Artists for Peace and Justice

Gerard made a visit to Haiti with Ben Stiller, Paul Haggis, Demi Moore, Susan Sarandon, Olivia Wilde and Sean Penn with the non-profit, Artists for Peace and Justice. View more pictures… | Read about the visit…

In an article he wrote for USA Today, Gerard says about his recent charity efforts with Kids Kicking Cancer:

Kids Kicking CancerEvery contribution makes a difference. Along with my support of Haiti, I’ve had a long-standing involvement with the charity Kids Kicking Cancer. Started by Rabbi Elimelech Goldberg — a martial arts black belt who lost his first child to leukemia — KKC teaches kids with cancer or cancer-related illnesses the healing, mind-body themes of martial arts training. They learn methods of relaxation, meditation, pain management, deep breathing and karate — all of which provide them with a sense of purpose, teamwork and unity. The children I meet as part of my work with KKC are such an inspiration to me. I get so much more back from these kids than I give. The power, the strength and the sheer joy in these kids — many fighting for their lives and in chronic pain — is incredible.

Video from The Bounty Hunter premiere in Berlin (caution – audio is a bit louding and grating):

Spain press junket interview for The Bounty Hunter:

02-16-10: Gerard in Rio, Sport Relief Charity


Gerard is one of the celebs lending his help to Sport Relief.  As one of the UK’s biggest charity fundraising events, Sport Relief brings people together to get active, raise money and change lives through events and merchandise sales (they do not ship outside the UK). The Sport Relief Weekend is taking place from Friday 19 March to Sunday 21 March 2010 and it’ll be three whole days of energy, entertainment and events for everyone to enjoy, so come on and get involved. Visit http://www.sportrelief.com for more info.


Gerard has been enjoying the events of Carnavale 2010 in Rio this week with friend Rodrigo Santoro and Madonna.  Click the images above for pics from Brahma Beer Box at Rio de Janeiro’s Sambadrome and Parade at the Sambadome .

View video from one of the events below:

Kids Kicking Cancer
Thank you again to everyone who donated to our Kids Kicking Cancer campaign, a final total will be posted soon. The winner of the Date with Gerry has decided to donate the date to one of the children in the KKC program and we will be making arrangements for that on her behalf.  Thank you Dyan for your kind gesture!!!

02-14-10: Happy Valentine’s Day, KKC Winner, Career News

HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY!!!

Kids Kicking Cancer
WOW!!  Thank you to everyone for their support and generosity in our Kids Kicking Cancer donation campaign!!  While we will wait to report a final total so we can reconcile our records with the folks over at Kids Kicking Cancer, we have chosen the recipient for the DATE WITH GERARD BUTLER!!

Congratulations to Dyan in GA!!  You’ve been selected as the recipient of the Date with Gerry!

All other recipients are now listed on our campaign page.  All those chosen have been notified via email, but if your name is listed and you did not receive an email from us (those with AOL emails may not have – please try to contact us with a non-AOL email), please let us know at events@gerardbutler.net.

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT OF KIDS KICKING CANCER!!!

CAREER NEWS
We have added a career page for an Untitled Peter Farrelly/Charles Wessler Project.  This is a feature-film comprised of short comedy segments and is a probable one-day project for Gerry.

In addition, Film in Serbia reports that Dragan Micanovic to play Titus in Coriolanus still scheduled to begin filming next month.  Follow the project’s development on the Film in Serbia website or join their Facebook page.

LAW ABIDING CITIZEN
A reminder that Law Abiding Citizen will be out on DVD on Tuesday, February 16!  Pre-order it on DVD or Blu-Ray from Amazon.com and help support GerardButler.net!!


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