Several years ago (practically centuries in the internet world), Us Weekly managed to find this glorious footage of 18-year-old Channing Tatum working as a stripper in Florida. Now, they’ve unearthed it once again in honor of the upcoming “Magic Mike” sequel. Channing performed under the name Chan Crawford back in 1999 when boy band style was still ultra trendy (of course, Backstreet Boys fashion is always alive in my heart). Tatum has said that the people he met on the job gave him the ability to play a much wider range of characters. It also makes him even hotter, so there’s that. [NYMag.com]
Hey fellas, the next time you run into Channing Tatum and his hand touches your junk by way of a hello, don’t be alarmed — he’s not getting frisky, he’s just being friendly. That’s the dick graze! This hilarious video features Chan (rocking a very ’90s haircut, BTW, which really emphasizes the thickness of dat neck) rapping about his preferred greeting method, while Jillian Bell chimes in with the chick version — the tit graze (obviously). [NYMag.com]
Shout out to the producers of NBC’s “Running Wild With Bear Grylls” for being kind enough to invite an array of extremely bangable celeb guests to “run wild” with the show’s equally smokin’ host. First, Zac Efron got shirtless and rappelled down a waterfall, and in this coming Monday’s episode, “Magic Mike” himself, Channing Tatum, jumps out of a helicopter, does some pushups and strips down to his soaking wet boxer briefs. What’s next, Charlie Hunnam goes spear-fishing in the buff? I need it.
I would like to use this great photo of Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill on the set of “22 Jump Street” to ask some questions that have been plaguing me about this film sequel. So, the undercover officers aren’t operating out of 21 Jump Street anymore? Did they make sure to have all of their mail forwarded? I assume that they had a pretty decent price on the old place, especially if it was rent stabilized, so 22 Jump Street is likely more expensive. And, seriously, what is so great about Jump Street? If I recall, the area is kind of lacking in charm. I mean, where is the nearest quaint coffee shop or artisanal cheese monger? You know? [Photo: Fame/Flynet]
A while back, I confessed to Amelia that I was always randomly getting Channing Tatum confused with Kellan Lutz, and she got SO UPSET. Upset enough that 20 minutes later she sent me a Venn diagram(!) listing their myriad differences (at The Frisky, we communicate most of our deepest thoughts and emotions through Venn diagrams). Amelia’s brilliant visual aid worked — I never mixed up Channing and Kellan again — but I’m sorry to say there are many more celebs that often become confused/conflated in my mind. I’m not talking about celeb doppelgangers, although some of them certainly look alike; these random mix-ups more often occur because of similar names, starring roles on similar shows I don’t watch, or other weird associations I’ve created in my mind. I asked the rest of The Frisky staff to share their random celeb mix-ups — click through to see 10 sets of celebs we can’t ever keep straight!