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What To Watch This Week on TV: Chenoweth Comes Home

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Check out our weekly guide to make sure you're catching the big premieres, crucial episodes and the stuff you won't admit you watch when no one's looking.

— If you're biding your time until Magic Mike XXL, you could find worse ways to spend an hour or so than watching La Bare, Friday at 9 p.m. on Showtime. The documentary, directed by Mike star Joe Manganiello, follows a group of male dancers at a legendary Texas stripclub. (Learn more about La Bare from our interview with some of the stars.)

Grumpy Cat and Charlie Brown celebrate the season, plus Kristin Chenoweth brings Broadway to Oklahoma and more TV this week, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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25 Famous Men Who Brought Muscles, Mustaches, and More to Instagram This Week — PHOTOS

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Scissor Sister Jake Shears and his dog needed some scissors, and Looking's Raul Castillo hung 10 outside of San Francisco with 'Looking' creator Michael Lannan and actor John Johnson.

Murray Bartlett, Joe Manganiello, Russell Tovey, Jonathan Groff, Matthew Camp, Aaron Schock, Alex Minsky, Dan Osborne, Robbie Rogers, Frankie J Grande, Derek Theler, Harry Shum Jr, Chris Salvatore, Michael Sam, Brad Goreski, Nick Jonas, Harry Judd, Tom Daley, Tim Schou, Daniel Franzese, Steve Grand, Ronnie Kroell, and Ty Herndon brought their game to Instagram this week.

Find out which GOP politician was spending time with a dance music diva, who was getting drunk on grape juice, and how many mustaches were being rocked for Movember,
AFTER THE JUMP...

Surfs up. At Ocean Beach with @michaellannan and John Johnson this morning. Good times

A photo posted by Raúl Castillo (@officialraulcastillo) on Nov 11, 2014 at 1:24pm PST

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For 'Magic Mike XXL,' Channing Tatum and Co. Got Joe Manganiello Naked 'As Much As Possible'

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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.


Check Out Joe Manganiello's Speech Accepting the HRC Ally for Equality Award: VIDEO

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True Blood hunk and longtime LGBT ally Joe Manganiello attended the Human Rights Campaign Seattle Dinner last weekend to accept the Ally for Equality Award.

Said Manganiello during his acceptance speech:

You know I never set out to be an advocate, I'm simply a person who believes in equality for everyone. And I'm a person who believes in standing up for his friends. And if I'm being completely honest, there's a small part of me that felt weird about accepting an award just because I think that everyone should be treated the same - that each individual be allowed the basic human right to love whomever their heart wants to love without fear or hatred or prejudice. 

Check out the full speech, which includes a highlight reel of some of Manganiello's greatest shirtless moments in cinema AFTER THE JUMP...

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Joe Manganiello Offers Some Stripper Lessons to Conan: VIDEO

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Everyone's favorite hunky werewolf Joe Manganiello appeared on Conan O'Brien Tuesday night to talk about, among other things, stripping. First thing's first: the name. The name can make or break a career, and the one that would set Conan down the path of stardom is "Big Red", because he's "here to pillage your village."

Then, of course, there are the dance moves which Manganiello was only too happy to share. You can watch the lesson and take notes of your own AFTER THE JUMP...

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'True Blood' RECAP - 'Fire In the Hole' [Spoilers]

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This week's installment of True Blood featured a lot of the things that viewers hate about the series (a bunch of random new characters, overcomplicating plot lines with Vampire politics, a stupid Civil War-era flashback), and yet it was still a great episode. 

We'll dish on tonight's most shocking death in a bit, but suffice to say the final season's ongoing thinning of the ensemble has successfully upped the stakes. It really feels like no character is safe. Plus, we got the return of Anna Camp's Sarah Newlin. Sure, she's a bit more subdued than we last saw her, but she was absolutely the best thing about last season, and I could not be happier she's back. Hide your stillettos, because I'd wager it shan't be long before we see Newlin at her most unhinged.

There were enough deaths tonight to warrant this episode's own In Memoriam montage. So, get ready to pour one (or two or three) out for those that didn't make it to the end credits, AFTER THE JUMP ...

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