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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."
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.
Originally posted 06/25/2012 06:00AM
Joe Manganiello showed off one lucky lady on Thursday night, when he made an appearance at an event in Beverly Hills.
The Magic Mike star stopped by a private residence to attend the Samsung Galaxy S III launch, where he arrived with a "tall, leggy blonde on his arm," an onlooker tells PEOPLE. "His date was usually by his side throughout the whole night."
At one point in the evening, the pair was "canoodling and definitely getting cozy," the source says.
But Manganiello, who seemed like he was "in a great mood," also devoted time to chat with some other celebrities at the party. Ashlee Simpson, Anna Kendrick and a pregnant Anna Faris were among the other famous attendees.
– Melody Chiu
Originally posted 06/22/2012 11:15AM
Joe Manganiello bares all for his role as a stripper in Magic Mike, opening next Friday. But even now that filming has ended, he's still not shy about stripping down – sort of.
Manganiello, 35, appeared on The Soup this week, donning a prosthetic beer gut.
"That's right, ladies," the True Blood star deadpanned. "Soak it in. The six-pack is here."
Originally posted 06/12/2012 06:00AM
Joe Manganiello brought the heat during a weekend getaway at Las Vegas's Hard Rock Hotel & Casino – where the True Blood hottie partied by the pool.
In Sin City to host the weekly Rehab pool party, the hunky actor spent time hanging out with the hotel's resident deejays outside. He was also spotted chatting about his upcoming flick Magic Mike, in which he plays a stripper.
Earlier, he fueled up for the day with a breakfast of pancakes, eggs and coffee at Mr. Lucky's Café, followed by some R&R at the hotel's Reliquary Spa, where Manganiello got a massage.
After the pool party, Manganiello was spotted dining at 35 Steaks + Martinis with a few friends. But it was a meat-free night for the muscular star, who ordered only a diet soda and wedge salad.
– Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 06/04/2012 05:55AM
Pregnancy apparently isn't keeping Anna Paquin off of her feet.
Fresh from True Blood's latest season premiere event, the expectant starlet accompanied hubby Stephen Moyer and some castmates to new Hollywood night club Lure to celebrate at the after party.
"Anna showed off her baby bump and talked about the joys of pregnancy," an onlooker at the club says.
Fellow fan favorite Joe Manganiello (who stars in the upcoming Magic Mike) was also present at the party, "enjoying food, music and attention," the source says, adding that he "was courteous to his fans and was even taking pictures with some of them."
– Jennifer Garcia
Originally posted 06/03/2012 11:40PM
Whether you're a fan of fangs, wand-wielding wizards or those fresh-faced kids from The Hunger Games, Sunday night's MTV Movie Awards had a little something for every film fanatic – in the form of laughs.
And if you missed some of the show's more memorable moments, PEOPLE.com is breaking down the highlights.
Originally posted 05/22/2012 03:15PM
Matthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello joke around about what went into preparing for their roles as strippers in Magic Mike – but Channing Tatum, who actually worked as one in real life, says there really wasn't anything fun about it.
"You're just a guy taking off his clothes, looking like a fool in a stupid outfit," Tatum, 32, tells Out magazine in its June/July cover story.
The toughest part for the actor was the actual removing of the clothing.
Originally posted 05/17/2012 08:50AM
When Matthew McConaughey gets cheeky in his new movie, Magic Mike, rest assured, it's definitely him.
"That's all me up there," the actor tells the Advocate in a new interview of (mostly) baring it all in his striptease scene. "I don't need a stunt a––."
As for the exposure, the actor says he just wanted to go for it.
"I said, 'I gotta dance, man.' I would regret it for the rest of my life if I was in a male stripper movie and didn't get up there and strip myself," he says, noting that his big scene wasn't initially in the script. "At first it was scary as hell, but then it became like a drug and I couldn't wait to do it again."
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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