Welcome to the Smart Set. Every morning we bring you the gossip coverage, filtered. Today: Gerard Butler's stealthy rehab stint is ending today, the John Edwards sex tape is on borrowed time, and Fidel Castro may be getting ready to become a Catholic.
Gerard Butler has apparently spent the last three weeks at the Betty Ford Center. Per TMZ, Butler has been "struggling with pain management" since filming 300 in 2006. Oh, and a source says he's also "developed issues with cocaine," but that seems to be secondary to the "pain management" problem. Remarkably, Butler was able to complete the bulk of his treatment without anyone in the press being tipped off, and is due to leave Betty Ford later today. [TMZ]
All copies of that irksome John Edwards sex tape will be destroyed "within the next 30 days," following an out-of-court settlement between former Edwards aide Andrew Young and Rielle Hunter, Edwards' mistress and potential future live-in-girlfriend. Hunter sued Young and his wife Cheri two years ago, claiming they stole her "personal and private" videotape, plus photos of her and Edwards' daughter. Under the terms of the settlement, the Youngs admitted no wrongdoing, and Hunter gets her snapshots back. But the tape has to go to sex tape heaven. [ABC News via Daily Intel]