The No. 2 entry on Forbes‘s “Highest Paid Actors” might surprise you: Robert Downey is a no-brainer at #1 with $75 million for The Avengers and Iron Man 3 but Channing Tatum, took home $60 million, as star AND producer of Magic Mike, between June 2012 and 2013. Good career move, Chan. If you had kept your old stripper job, that would have been a LOT of lap dances.
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Twitter and Instagram give actors the opportunity to show off their workout efforts to fans and I guess, in some cases, casting agents. Zach Braff posted this pic with the following Tweet: “Dear Channing Tatum. When are auditions for Magic Mike 2?” Chris Pratt, the Parks and Rec star, also showed off his new buff body that he’s been working on for his role in Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy. Thanks, guys. No disrespect, Zach, but I’d say Chris has got the leading edge at this point, wouldn’t you? (Photos: Instagram and Twitter)
Made from Mike & Ike candies, of course. Gorgeous. (via Towleroad)
Previously unreleased, and for good reason. Cringeworthy at its most intense.
Apparently, he’s quite an ass. From US Weekly: “When Channing Tatum bares his true feelings about Magic Mike costar Alex Pettyfer, it’s not pretty. ‘He hates Alex,’ a source tells Hot Stuff. ‘They had massive fights on set.’ The beefcake to blame, insists another insider, is Pettyfer, 22, who plays a character based on former male revue dancer Tatum, 32. ‘Alex was a jerk to everyone during filming for no reason,’ says the insider. ‘He thinks he’s the star of the movie, not Channing or Matthew McConaughey.’ Tatum, a coproducer of the stripper flick, retaliated by cutting a Pettyfer scene and, according to a source, ‘went on a rampage about it!’ And at Magic‘s L.A. premiere June 25, the pair still hadn’t patched things up. The actors barely interacted and posed on opposite ends of the cast line. Says a source, ‘Channing refuses to do appearances alone with Alex — and he’ll never work with him again.’”
Of course we all remember what a dickwad Alex was to former girlfriend Diana Agron, and the horror stories about his behavior on the set of Beastly, so I think there’s probably some merit to this gossip. (via Celebitchy)
People are raving about Channing Tatum’s performance in Magic Mike, and yes, he’s turned into quite the little actor, hasn’t he? I was more surprised by Alex Pettyfer, though. As the doe-eyed newbie, he was alternately adorable and annoying and sexy and finally, absolutely loathsome. That’s a lot of territory to cover, and he did it with aplomb. I wasn’t expecting it AT ALL. I mean, I SAW I Am Number 4 and Beastly. He was TERRIBLE. Literally, two of the most wooden performances I’VE EVER SEEN ON FILM. But somehow Soderbergh turned that blank, unformed quality to his advantage. I guess what I’m saying is that I have a new-found appreciation for him, and this weird B&D-themed photo shoot is REALLY DOING IT FOR ME. (via Swoonworthy)
Alex Pettyfer, Channing Tatum, and Joe Manganiello were three of the stars who showed up last night at the Regal Theater at the glittering LA Live complex in Los Angeles for the world premiere of Steven Soderbergh’s male-stripper movie, Magic Mike, which closed the Los Angeles Film Festival. In fact, all the major stars were there, plus Soderbergh, plus teeming, heaving, panting hordes of fans lining the streets. Plus we were there, too, and saw the movie, and can report that it’s a major source of fun and excitement. We plan to see it again. We can’t get over how wonderful the charming Channing is – an effortless actor with an easy comic edge, not to mention easy on the eyes. With this movie coming on the heels of his breezy performance in 21 Jump Street, we figure Tatum to be officially a major Hollywood star by tomorrow afternoon. (Photos: Pacific Coast News)