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Channing Tatum Has Abs of Steel In First Poster For 'Magic Mike XXL'


Channing Tatum has been a busy boy today, mugging on the cover of Vanity Fair's Hollywood Issue and also tweeting out a first look poster for his hotly anticipated stripper sequel Magic Mike XXL that he's promised will be bigger than the original. The actor teased that more revealing info about the upcoming flick will be shed tomorrow on Ellen, writing on Twitter, "Look, but you can't touch...until tomorrow. Tune in to @theellenshow! #MagicMikeXXL."  

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Channing Tatum Covers Vanity Fair's 'Hollywood Issue': VIDEO


Also on the extended cover of the magazine's annual salute to Hollywood (shot by Annie Leibovitz) are hunks Eddie Redmayne, David Oyelowo, Benedict Cumberbatch, Miles Teller, Oscar Isaac and leading ladies Amy Adams, Reese Witherspoon, Felicity Jones, and Sienna Miller. 

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The Reign of Jupiter Begins in Extended Trailer For The Wachowski's Space Opera 'Jupiter Ascending' - VIDEO

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An extended trailer for the space opera film Jupiter Ascending from the Wachowski siblings just debuted complete with visually striking costume design and beautiful CGI cinematography. The film features Mila Kunis as janitor Jupiter Jones and Channing Tatum as interstellar warrior Caine Wise. Wise informs Jupiter that she's secretly the heir to Earth and that alien royalty has put a bounty on her in a war of interstellar dynasties to usurp her claim to Earth. Epic space battles ensue.

The film also stars Sean Bean, Eddie Redmayne and Douglas Booth with Michael Giacchino providing the score. In theaters February 6.

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The Gay Viewer's Guide to This Year's Oscars: VIDEO


Daily Xtra's Gordon Bowness and Indiewire's Peter Knegt have pored over the Oscar nominations and picked out all the content that can be discussed with a gay-angle in mind. 

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The 87th Academy Awards, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air February 22. 

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Mark Schultz Lashes Out at Perceived Gay Subtext in Wrestling Biopic 'Foxcatcher' - VIDEO


Former Olympic wrestler Mark Schultz, whose career is the subject of the film Foxcatcher, took to social media earlier this week to voice his displeasure with director Bennett Miller's portrayal of his character (played by Channing Tatum) and the film's apparent gay undertones in the depiction of the relationship between Schultz and millionaire coach John du Pont (played by Steve Carell).

Via The Hollywood Reporter:

FoxcatcherIn his fact-checking rant on Facebook, Schultz emphasized he didn’t have a close relationship with du Pont and called any reference to a sexual connection “insulting” and “jeopardizing my legacy.”

“The personalities and relationships between the characters in the film are primarily fiction and somewhat insulting. Leaving the audience with a feeling that somehow there could have been a sexual relationship between duPont and I is a sickening and insulting lie," Schultz wrote on Facebook.

"I told Bennett Miller to cut that scene out and he said it was to give the audience the feeling that duPont was encroaching on your privacy and personal space. I wasn't explicit so I didn't have a problem with it. Then after reading 3 or 4 reviews interpreting it sexually, and jeopardizing my legacy, they need to have a press conference to clear the air, or I will,” he wrote.

USA Today also pointed out a series of (since deleted) tweetes that Schultz fired off, saying Miller was "finished" and that he should "throw that damn movie in the trash where it belongs."

On Thursday, Schultz posted a follow-up message on Facebook:

Have you seen Foxcatcher yet? What did you think of the film's gay subtexts?
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For 'Magic Mike XXL,' Channing Tatum and Co. Got Joe Manganiello Naked 'As Much As Possible'


ICYMI, there is even more good news, regarding Magic Mike XXL. In September, we learned Cody Horn's widely-criticized performance will not be reprised, and this is even better.

Speaking with Time, Tatum said the film is male-centric, but it will appeal to straight female fans — a  "guy's story, but made for women." The interviewer responded, saying the film would also interest "gay men, surely." Tatum wholeheartedly agreed:

You’ll see — we serviced [gay fans' interest] as well, in a way. [pauses] I’m choosing my words very stupidly. [laughs] One of our first stops is at a drag club on our odyssey. We call it a stripper odyssey because it’s a traveling band of strippers. This movie is a lot more fun. In the first movie, we were obligated to show the underbelly — the pitfalls and dangers of being in that world. In this one, we kicked off a lot of the darkness. We’re going to have a lot of fun on the road together. Hopefully you’re going to care about these guys, and then get to see a lot of ridiculous nakedness and stupidity.

Tatum ended the interview, saying: "We got Joe Manganiello naked as much as possible. Everyone in the world: you’re welcome."

Unfortunately, eager fans will have to wait quite a while — the film isn't out until July 1, 2015. Stephen Soderbergh will serve as cinematographer rather than reprise his role as director; Gregory Jacobs will direct.


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