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16 Celebrity Pre-Fame Jobs

Happy “Magic Mike” Day everyone! Hollywood’s most important movie since “Citizen Kane” is out on DVD and Blu-Ray today, which means thousands of women across the country will be blowing off their previously scheduled plans in order to spend some alone time with the boys at the Xquisite. And to think this movie might not have happened if Channing Tatum, the movie’s star and one of the producers, hadn’t spent his pre-fame days shaking his moneymaker on stage as an exotic dancer. “Magic Mike” was loosely based on Channing’s own experiences as an upstart on the stripping scene, which explains why he was oh so very good in all those sexy dance sequences (the Blu-Ray, BTW, has additional material that was too hot for theaters). Eventually, the ability to bump and grind scored Channing a role in “Step Up” and the rest has been history — but clearly his roots have continued to be an influence. And we’re all the better for it…

Click on to see what some other stars did before they were famous — I can’t promise anything as shirtless, unfortunately…

"Magic Mike" GIFs
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Paul Rudd Was 1992′s Bat Mizvah DJ Of The Year


It’s apparently “Before They Were Stars” week, because this morning we glimpsed Tina Fey in a 1995 Mutual Savings Bank commercial, and now we’ve got DJ Paul Rudd on the turntables at a Bat Mitzvah in 1992. Simcha, is this you?! [Dlisted] Keep reading »

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