Gerard Butler's Malibu Home 'Half Gone' Amid Devastating California Wildfires - Updates
Celebrities are speaking out and taking action after a 200-acre Woolsey Canyon wildfire in Ventura County started to rapidly spread on Thursday. By Saturday morning, it had spread to 70,000 acres.
Many stars who live in the area, like Kim and Khloe Kardashian, as well as Alyssa Milano, were forced to evacuate their homes and flee to safety. Kim's husband, Kanye West, shared on Twitter on Friday morning that he and his family were safe. Lady Gaga, Caitlyn Jenner and more also evacuated as the fire continue to burn throughout the day.
On Sunday, Gerard Butler shared a devastating look at his home in Malibu, which had been partially ravaged by the blaze.
"Heartbreaking time across California," he captioned a selfie in front of what remained of a garage, including the chassis of a burnt-out car. "Inspired as ever by the courage, spirit and sacrifice of firefighters. Thank you @LosAngelesFireDepartment. If you can, support these brave men and women at SupportLAFD.org."
"Welcome to my home in Malibu -- half gone," the actor also shared on his Instagram Stories as he surveyed the damage.
Director Guillermo del Toro counted himself among the lucky ones on Sunday, sharing that his home and shrine to horror movie history, known as Bleak House, was still standing.
"Bleak House (I am told this morning) seems to be fine. Just minor smoke damage," del Toro tweeted. "I am aware about how much this fire has taken, how much has been lost- this is humbling and a blessing."
On Saturday, Kendra Wilkinson took to Twitter to give her ex Hank Baskett a shout-out for helping with the wildfires.
"The kids and I are so proud of @TheHankBaskett for going out and helping put out fires around Calabasas. He saved many homes without the people probably even knowing. Great job Hank! ??," Wilkinson tweeted.
Jessica Simpson, who is pregnant with her third child, informed her fans that she and her family had been evacuated.
"Praying for everyone in California affected by these terrible fires. We have been evacuated for almost 48hrs now and need the angels to keep surrounding our home," the singer-turned designer shared on Instagram on Saturday. "Thank you to the brave firefighters who have protected our home so far. ??"
Liam Payne, on his end, tweeted that he was in risk of losing his home "and it’s memories."
"My heart goes out to everyone caught in the fires," the former One Direction singer tweeted. "Please stay safe and don’t take unnecessary risks. I think I’m about to lose my house and its memories ?even worse tragically people have died thoughts and prayers with everyone it’s been a tough day let’s hope it gets better ??."
Leonardo DiCaprio took a moment to make a note about how "wildfires have worsened because of climate change."
On Friday night, Charlie Sheen took to social media to ask if anyone had heard from his parents, actors Martin and Janet Sheen, who he hadn't been able to contact.
"I cannot get ahold of my parents, Martin and Janet Sheen. They are in the group, at the staging ground near Zuma Beach," Sheen tweeted. "If anyone has eyes on them, please let me know that they are safe and sound in the middle of this horrific scenario. Thank you in advance."
Martin revealed he was safe in an interview with Fox 11 on Friday evening. "We evacuated early this morning from Point Dume around 9:30, and we’ve been here ever since... Emilio, Ramon, Renee, Charlie…we’re fine," he said in a message to his kids. "We’re at Zuma Beach and will probably sleep in the car tonight. We’re just fine and hope you guys are, too."
“We haven’t lost any lives so we have that to be grateful for,” he added, before calling the latest wildfires “the worst ones I’ve seen” and “never seen one like this with this intensity.”
Will Smith shared Instagram Stories about how his family home was about eight miles from the blaze. "We haven't been told to evacuate yet, but Willow is nervous so she wanted me to go outside and make a Daddy assessment," he shared. "As soon as we get the word that we're in the evacuation zone, [it's] go now."
Orlando Bloom posted a photo from his home. "This is my street as of two hours ago praying for the safety of all my malibu fam, grateful to our brave firefighters please stay safe ??," he captioned the shot.
Robin Thicke's girlfriend, April Love Geary, shared a scary shot of their neighborhood from the Pacific Coast Highway as they evacuated, while Rob Lowe posted a pic of his son and two nephews aiding in relief efforts amid the flames.
Milano, who also evacuated on Thursday night, revealed that she's still in need of help saving her horses.
"I just had to evacuate my home from the fires. I took my kids, dogs, computer and my Doc Marten boots. (Husband is in NY. Horses are being evacuated by my trainer.)," she tweeted on Thursday night, before adding: "If anyone can get 5 horses out the fire please help me."
Khloe revealed on Thursday that she and her daughter, True, had evacuated with Rob Kardashian and his daughter, Dream. "I can not sleep! I am too nervous with these fires ?? #MamaKoKo," she wrote.
"I pray that everyone is kept safe and protected from these fires," Kourtney Kardashian added on her Instagram Story. "No Calabasas tonight."
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The fire comes just 24 hours after the area was plagued by a shooting at Thousand Oaks' Boderline Bar and Grill, where 12 people were killed, including Alaina Housley, the 18-year-old niece of Tamera Mowry-Housley.
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