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Report: Gerald Butler Sought Treatment for Substance Abuse

JB Lacroix/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Gerald Butler has been undergoing treatment for substance abuse at the Betty Ford Center and is expected to be released Friday, reports.

According to the website, the actor began having problems in 2006 while coping with the physical demands of shooting his drama 300 in 2006.  TMZ says Butler’s dependence on prescription drugs increased when he was injured in December in a surfing accident while filming Of Men and Mavericks.

A source tells TMZ Butler realized he was relying too much on prescription pain medicine and decided to enter Betty Ford three weeks ago before his problem turned into a full-blown addiction. The source says Butler also had an issue with cocaine, but the main problem was pills and pain management.

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Gerard Butler Has Close Call During Production of Surfing Movie

JB Lacroix/WireImage(SAN JOSE, Calif.) -- Gerard Butler got into a sea of trouble Monday after he was pulled underwater and had to be rescued during production of a new movie about surfing in California.

The San Jose Mercury News reports the 42-year-old Butler was paddling out with three professional surfers when waves taller than 15-feet broke in front of them, sending the 300 actor and the surfboard he was tethered to under the water.

A water safety guard on a jet ski immediately rushed to the actor's aid.  Though shaken, Butler was not injured nor were any of the surfers who accompanied him. Still, he went to Stanford Medical Center for observation and was later released.

Butler is starring in the movie, Of Men and Mavericks, the story of surfer Jay Moriarty, who conquered the Mavericks, a surfing location in Northern California. Moriarty died in a free-diving accident shortly before his 23rd birthday. Butler plays surfer Frosty Hesson.

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Hacker Group Targets Gerard Butler, Miley Cyrus

Jupiterimages/Thinkstock(LONDON) -- A hacker group that previously targeted Julianne Hough, Twilight's Ashley Greene and other celebrities has leaked personal information from two more high-profile stars: Gerard Butler and Miley Cyrus.

Britain's Daily Star reports the group, which calls itself Hollywood Leaks, has hacked Butler's Gmail account and posted his private information online.  It reportedly has also leaked Cyrus' phone number.

The group previously leaked pictures of Hough and nude photos of rapper Kreayshawn, as well as private info from the likes of Greene and Rock of Ages director Adam Shankman.

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Jessica Biel Dating Gerard Butler?

Jordan Strauss/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Has Jessica Biel moved on from Justin to Gerard?

Biel was photographed riding a motorcycle with 300 star Gerard Butler in Malibu, California over the weekend.  It wasn't the first time they were seen being chummy with one another, either.

People magazine reports that the duo had a wonderful time at a dinner that took place before they began shooting a film together in Louisiana last month.  A source says, "They looked like a couple.  They were having a good time."

Of course, their reps say Biel and Butler are "just friends."

Biel and Justin Timberlake broke up earlier this year after dating for four years.

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