Patrick Demspey vs. Gerard Butler: The Versace Wars

Celebuzz / June 30, 2008

Patrick Dempsey might soon have a little extra time for those race cars he loves so much.

OK! magazine is reporting that 300 star Gerard Butler is poised to replace the stubbly-faced Grey’s Anatomy dreamboat as the spokesmodel for Versace menswear.

A mole tells the mag, “Donatella [Versace] personally invited Gerard to Milan to her June 21 runway show…she’s the only woman in the world trying to get him to put on clothes, not take them off.”

Word is, the company feels that freewheeling ladies’ man Butler—who’s made time with Cameron Diaz and Dancing with the StarsCheryl Burke—would present a more exciting image for the brand than married father-of-two Dempsey.

Of course, it’s a bit ironic that Butler, who’s primarily known for prancing around in little more than a loincloth, would be chosen to model clothes.

If Dempsey thinks he has pec envy now, just imagine how he’ll feel if he’s replaced by this two-fisted sword-swinger.