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5 Things to Know About the Magic Mike Sequel | Channing Tatum

5 Things to Know About the Magic Mike Sequel

Originally posted 04/18/2014 01:45PM

The Magic Mike sequel is oiling up and ready to get busy: Warner Bros. confirms to PEOPLE that the flick is due July 3, 2015, with, of course, star Channing Tatum returning. But as for that rumored title – Magic Mike: XXL– it's not certain and might change, insiders say. Here's five more things to know about the sexy sequel:

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Alex Pettyfer and Marloes Horst Are Dating

Alex Pettyfer Dating Marloes Horst

Originally posted 04/10/2014 07:30PM

Sorry, ladies! Alex Pettyfer is off the market – again.

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Filed Under: Couples, Alex Pettyfer
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About Last Night vs. Endless Love: Which Romantic Remake Is Worth Seeing?

See This/Skip That: From About Last Night to Endless Love

Originally posted 02/14/2014 04:15PM

It's the ultimate weekend for date movies, but which films are you going to love – and which ones will you want to break up with before the night is over?

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Alex Pettyfer: 'I Don't Believe in the Mars/Venus Nonsense' | Alex Pettyfer

Alex Pettyfer: 'I Don't Believe in the Mars/Venus Nonsense'

Originally posted 01/29/2014 09:50AM

Is Alex Pettyfer smoldering and sensitive?

The chiseled Magic Mike actor sure sounds like it in a new interview with Cosmopolitan U.K. that seems to show he's shed his prickly bad boy image.

"Guys are as sensitive as women, I think," he tells the magazine for its March issue, out Thursday. "Men and women are not that different – we just want to feel loved as well. I don't believe in the Mars/Venus nonsense."

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Alex Pettyfer Steams Up Screen Test for Fifty Shades

Alex Pettyfer Shoots Steamy Screen Test as Christian Grey

Originally posted 04/24/2013 04:45PM

Is Alex Pettyfer closer to tying up the role of Christian Grey?

The actor, 23, shot a steamy sex scene for a movie version of EL James's erotic bestseller, Fifty Shades of Grey, according to The Wrap.

Under the direction of two-time Oscar nominee Gus Van Sant, the scene captures ingénue Anastasia Steele losing her virginity to Grey, says The Wrap.

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Do You Recognize Robin Williams as a President? | Robin Williams

Robin Williams Plays President Eisenhower (No Joke)

Originally posted 08/27/2012 11:15AM

Heroic World War II general and president of Columbia University – and one of the best-liked American presidents – Dwight D. Eisenhower wasn't particularly known for his sense of humor, but that may change now that he is being played by Robin Williams.

As seen in this photo, Williams, 61, is made up to play Eisenhower during his White House years. Ike was 62 when first sworn in, and 71 when he handed over the reins to the 43-year-old JFK in 1961.

And the role is for The Butler, an adaptation of a Washington Post article about the real-life Eugene Allen, a White House domestic-staff member who served under eight First Families. Forest Whitaker plays Allen and Oprah Winfrey will play his wife.

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There's One Thing Channing Tatum Did for Magic Mike He'll Never Do Again | Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum: Waxing for Magic Mike Was Painful

Originally posted 06/29/2012 07:30AM

Channing Tatum is taking more than one for the team.

Playing a male stripper in his new film Magic Mike, the actor, 32, embraced all that was necessary to prepare for the role – from working out three hours a day and sticking to strict dairy- and gluten-free diet, to rubbing on self-tanner every morning and waxing his legs.

"It was the most painful thing I'll ever do," he tells PEOPLE in this week's issue. "And it's something I'll never do again."

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Alex Pettyfer Is Ready to Strip on Broadway | Alex Pettyfer

Alex Pettyfer Is Ready to Strip on Broadway

Originally posted 06/27/2012 07:00PM

It sure worked for The Full Monty – taking the story of male strippers from the screen to the Broadway musical stage. So why not the new kid on the runaway, Magic Mike?

Apparently, that's the plan already in the works by Channing Tatum, whose own story loosely forms the basis for the new movie, and his screenwriter and producing partner Reid Carolin.

Furthermore, the movie's Alex Pettyfer, 22, says he would "absolutely" do the Broadway version. "I think we should all do the opening night," he tells USA Today about his fellow manscaped costars costars Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello and Matt Bomer.

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Joe Manganiello's Biggest Magic Mike Challenge? Wearing a Thong!

Joe Manganiello's Biggest Magic Mike Challenge? Wearing a Thong!

Originally posted 04/28/2012 05:00PM

For True Blood's Joe Manganiello, playing a stripper for the upcoming movie Magic Mike meant wearing a thong for the first time.

"I wore these little thongs that literally go up your butt, and it definitely takes getting used to," Manganiello, 35, told PEOPLE at the IWC Schaffhausen watch boutique opening in New York.

"It was uncomfortable at first. It sort of felt like a wedgie," he said, "but once you get into the routine of wearing one, you know what to do and you just do your thing. We all had to suffer a bit for our craft."

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See Channing Tatum & Matthew McConaughey Strip in Magic Mike Trailer | Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey

Channing Tatum Puts on a (Shirtless) Show in Magic Mike Trailer

Originally posted 04/19/2012 10:35AM

For a movie about male strippers, the trailer for Magic Mike (watch below) offers an appropriately tantalizing tease – and allows Channing Tatum to show off the moves he perfected in that line of work once upon a time.

From the moment it begins, the trailer is the Channing show, as he leads costar Alex Pettyfer into an all-girl party dressed as police officers.

Soon, we see Tatum, 31 – as the title character – grinding, break-dancing, flipping and spinning on stage at a strip club, putting on a bravura performance for an adoring crowd. (Only later does it become clear that he's conflicted about his career.)

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