Monday, April 30, 2007

CTU NEWS: And the Winner of Channing Tatum's Birthday Gift Poster is...


is the lucky winner of this limited edition poster made from Channing Tatum Unwrapped's exclusive picture of Channing on the set of his upcoming movie, Battle in Seattle:

This exclusive still photo of Channing Tatum was taken on Day 1 of filming
on the set of Battle In Seattle on November 8, 2006.

Here is a photo of the actual framed poster that Channing Tatum Unwrapped and our readers sent to Channing for his 27th birthday:

Channing Tatum's Framed Birthday Mosaic from CTU and Its Readers

Also, you can find the picture above and all of the photos used to make it in a higher resolution in the Channing Tatum Unwrapped Photo Gallery. If you want to know more about Channing's upcoming movie Battle in Seattle, you can go to the official site and MovieSet.com to get lots more information, pictures, and videos.

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Sunday, April 29, 2007

Channing Tatum Outtakes from Entertainment Weekly Photoshoot

In a previous blog entry, I let you know that Channing Tatum was declared as one of Entertainment Weekly's Brightest's New Stars of 2006. Also, in my pursuit of a photo for Channing's birthday gift, I wrote about my accidental interview with Randall Slavin, the photographer that worked with Channing on the photoshoot and told me, among other things, how much Channing loved his girlfriend (aka Jenna Dewan).

Now, I would like to share with you the outtakes from the Channing Tatum's Randall Slavin photoshoot. Enjoy!

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Saturday, April 28, 2007

CTU NEWS FLASH: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Siting at Santa Maria, California Olive Garden (With Pictures!!!)

Have I told you lately how much I love the internet? I just got some awesome news online! I am kind of flipping out as I write this post and I am not even the person who met Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan a few short hours ago.

It seems that 5 hours ago a lucky girl in California saw Channing Tatum and his girlfriend Jewan Dewan at a local Santa Maria Olive Garden, of all places.

Here is her description of the lucky encounter with the cute couple that she posted in a Zac Efron fan message board:

Holy freaking OMG!!!!


I was at work in San Luis, my sister calls me 15 minutes from the time I get off work. She is at the Olive Garden in Santa Maria, a good 40-45 minute drive San Luis. She says "I JUST SAW CHANNIGN TATUM"

So Channing and Jenna were at the Olive Garden, in my town, WHAT THE HECK?! How random is that.

So I leave work early and get to Olive Garden. My sis was there in the banquet room with her swim team. Channing and Jenna came back to the room to meet everyone on the team and I WAS THERE! I got a pic and autograph, holy man I am still spazzing cuz this was like 20 minutes ago.

Me and Channing

Me and Jenna Dewan

OK...How cool is that, how cute are they, and how jealous am I right now?!?!?! Just when I thought I couldn't love our favorite couple Chenna any more.

So, let me recap...Channing and Jenna TOGETHER...At Olive Garden...Taking pictures with fans. Can you get any more down-to-earth than that? They're relationship seems to be in tact and they are taking the time to give back to their fans. All is right with the world. :-D

UPDATE: I contacted Marisa over at ZEfron.com and asked her if she had any more details about her fan encounter that she would like to share. I added another one of her pictures above and here is what she added:

All I have to add is that he was incredibly nice. He and Jenna took time out of their vacation time (they were heading to Pismo Beach to hang out) to sign and take pics with my sisters high school swim team. They both were just so amazing. Before they left, they made sure to wish the swim team good luck in their next meet. SOOOOOOO nice. I am heading to check out ur blog right now.

I am not surprised that you had such a positive encounter with the two gracious stars. Thanks again, Marisa, for sharing your story with me and my readers!

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Friday, April 27, 2007

CTU IN THE NEWS: Channing Tatum Unwrapped's Articles Showcased on Film Independent's Site

Back in February, Channing Tatum was nominated for Best Supporting Male Actor by the Film Independent Spirit Awards for his incredible portrayal of real-life delinquent Antonio in A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints. Here is Channing arriving on the blue carpet at the Spirit Awards:

I wrote quite a few articles on Channing and the awards show and I was really happy when I recently found out that Film Independent chose to showcase two of those articles on the "Where Your Blog Meets Our Blog" section of their website.

You can click on the images below to read the Channing Tatum Unwrapped articles that Film Independent chose:

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NEWS FLASH: Channing Tatum's Movie Step Up (Camino A La Fama) - DVD Release for Argentina

Here is the famous Step Up poster of Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Argentinian style.

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan's dance movie Step Up will release on DVD in Argentina where it is known as Camino a la Fama on May 3, 2007.

The DVD can currently be pre-ordered at the popular Argentinian DVD site DVD Museum.

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Channing Tatum Trivia Question of the Day

If you know the answer to the following Channing Tatum Trivia Question of the Day, just add a comment to this blog entry and show the readers your Channing smarts.

If you don't know the answer, feel free to research it on this blog, online, or where ever else you can get the answer. If there is not answer in the next couple of days, I will post the answer on the blog. Here is the question:

In a People Magazine interview, Channing Tatum let us know the favorite food that he has his Mom cook him when he goes home and also the cute nickname that his Mom calls him. What is Channing's favorite food and his Mom's nickname for him?

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Thursday, April 26, 2007

HAPPY 27th Birthday, Channing!!!...The Birthday Gift CTU Style

Dear Channing,

Happy 27th birthday from ChanningTatumUnwrapped.com and all of my readers!!!! We have all been working for months on this unique birthday gift for you and we truly hope that you like it.

If you look from afar (step back about 10 feet), this picture mosaic is an unreleased photo of you suiting up in your riot gear on the set of Battle in Seattle. If you look at the picture up close, you will see that it is actually made of tons of photos of your faithful fans, of graphics they created from your photos, and in one case, of a painting a fan created of your Step Up poster with Jenna.

Below you will see the mosaic and the original photo that the mosaic was created from. If you click on the mosaic, you will be able to see in detail all of the fan photos that helped to create the picture.

After writing over 250 articles on my blog about you, you would think it would be really easy to write this letter. Since I have never written to you directly, I find myself at a rare loss for words, so I am just going to tell you a little bit about your amazing fans.

There are too many to list in this one letter, but through my blog I have been extremely lucky to meet many incredible people literally from all around the world who truly appreciate you as a person and as an actor. I affectionately call all of us Fabulous Channing Tatum Fans and we are all certified Channaholics.

First of all, there's Miguel who you inspired to lose over 90 lbs. and who has created ton's of fan graphics and videos for the fan community, in addition to having a great MySpace fan profile for you. You can learn more about him in our Fab Fan Spotlight on this blog.

Then there's Brandi who has one of the best MySpace fan profiles that she religiously changes daily and constantly tries to keep the fans updated on news about you.

There are fans like Natalie from Russia, Christopher from Canada, Pasi from Finland, Kym from Australia, Fern from Thailand, Amy from Massachusetts (who has been known to check the blog like every 15 minutes just in case I make an update), Rachael from Indiana, Petra from Massachusetts, Tierra and her adorable little sister Tamirra (who are way too young to know what a sexy beast is, but that is what they think you are), and the countless other fans that read Channing Tatum Unwrapped every day hungry to get any new information, photos, or videos about you.

Then there is me...LaQuishe (aka Channing Tatum Unwrapped), a dedicated mom and wife who started my blog as a hobby, because I am a huge fan. I never realized the friendships that I would make with my readers, and I can personally tell you that you have an amazing and completely supportive fan base that would like to thank you for everything that you have given to us.

Please accept this gift as a small token of our appreciation and know that we will all continue to support you as your career rapidly grows and your star rises for many years to come.


Your Dedicated Fans – LaQuishe and All of My Readers

P.S. Please tell Jenna we said hello. We absolutely LOVE her too!!

To CTU Readers: Feel free to leave your birthday messages to Channing in the comments and thanks again for all of your help with this project! Good news...anyone who leaves Channing a message today on this blog entry will be entered into a drawing for a free limited edition, high resolution poster of his birthday gift. Good luck!

I had a reader tell me that they have experienced problems trying to leave a comment on the blog. If you have trouble leaving comments, just send me an email to birthday@channingtatumunwrapped.com
with your comment and to try to get the free poster. Thanks!

FYI...Channing's 3 feet tall 2 feet wide framed poster has been shipped to his manager's office, so he will get his birthday gift very soon. Also, you can find both of the pictures above and all of the photos used to make it in a higher resolution in the Channing Tatum Unwrapped Photo Gallery. If you want to know more about Channing's upcoming movie Battle in Seattle, you can go to the official site and MovieSet.com to get more information.

Thank you again, because I could not have done any of this without all of your submissions and help!

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Wednesday, April 25, 2007

REMINDER: Channing Tatum's Birthday is Tomorrow!!!!

I have not been this excited about anything in a long time, but I have to say that I feel like a kid on Christmas Eve (before I found out the truth about Santa Claus).

Although I received the digital proof for Channing's birthday gift a few days ago, I spent most of the day today waiting for Channing's actual picture to arrive from the mosaic company via FedEx so I could frame it and ship it to Channing. I knew that the proof looked really great, but nothing prepared me for how awesome it would be to see the real thing.

After working on this project for over 3 months, I have to say that it was a very proud moment when I finally saw the poster in its full glory. It was even bigger than I imaged, standing a full 3 feet tall and two feet wide. I watched the UPS Store guy carefully wrap the framed picture and hand it over to the delivery guy like I was watching my child go off to college or something. I even found myself telling the delivery guy to take good care of it. Funny how you can care so much about an inanimate object, but this gift is just as important to me as it is to all of you.

Here's what's funny...I think I took more pictures of the gift before I shipped it than I have taken of my two year old in the past year. I see him EVERYDAY, but I only got to see the gift for like THREE HOURS. I'd say 20 or so photos makes all of the sense in the world. I will post those on the blog once I get them developed so you can see the picture in the frame.

I just want to thank everyone who submitted photos and graphics and I think that you will be very proud of what you have helped create when you get to take a look at it on the blog tomorrow in addition to the letter I sent with the mosiac.

If you are new to the blog and don't know about the birthday gift that CTU and our readers are giving to Channing, click here to learn more.

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NEWS FLASH: Channing Tatum's Movie Step Up Premieres on Television in the UK

AS SEEN ON TV...Here is a high quality promotional photo of Channing Tatum for his movie Step Up.

What could be better than a high quality photo of Channing Tatum?...How about the fact that Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan's popular dance movie Step Up is now going to be showing on high definition and regular cable television in the UK starting the day after Channing's birthday, on Friday April 27, 2007.

What's even better than that?...It seems that the movie is quite popular in the UK (where it has grossed over $5 million in theatre and DVD sales), because it will be playing pretty much every half an hour for the unforseeable future. :-)

You think I'm kidding? Click here to get the EXTREMELY long list of dates, times, and channels for Step Up's UK television premiere. Hopefully it will also premiere on TV in the US soon. Stay-tuned to Channing Tatum Unwrapped and I will keep you all posted.

As an extra treat, here are some more high quality Channing Tatum Step Up promotional shoot photos:

You can also find the photos and many more in Channing Tatum Unwrapped Photo Gallery.

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NEWS FLASH: UK and Greece DVD Release for Channing Tatum's Movie A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints

Here is the Greek DVD cover for Channing Tatum's (Τζένιφερ Γκίμπγκοτ) movie A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints (Εγχειρίδιο Αναγνώρισης Αγίων). The DVD released in Greece back on March 7, 2007.

Channing's performance in this movie is really amazing and allowed him to show his true acting chops. This film is also one of the big reasons why Channing is slated to star in the action film Parkour and in the romantic drama Dear John.

The gritty and extremely well-received movie with Channing in his breakthrough role as the dysfunctional and brutal Antonio is being released on DVD in the UK on July 2, 2007.

In case you missed it, this film is already available in the US, because it was released on DVD on February 20, 2007.

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Tuesday, April 24, 2007

NEWS FLASH: Channing Tatum's Movie Memorias de Queens (A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints) Release Dates Change in Spain

Channing Tatum's critically-acclaimed movie A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints, which is called Memorias de Queens in Spain, seems to have multiple theatrical release dates at this point.

IMBD says May 11, 2007, the company that distributes the movie in Spain (Alta Films) says May 18, 2007, and multiple film sites in Spain say June 8, 2007.

So if you are in Spain and want to see Channing's movie Memorias de Queens, be on the lookout in May and June just to be safe.

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CHANNING TATUM FOR DUMMIES...Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About the Hot Actor

This cute graphic was sent to me by Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan Amy I. and it is the inspiration for a new blog article series.

When I stated the blog, I had the Question of the Week articles where, in most cases, I would answer the most frequently asked questions about Channing Tatum that I received from readers or found on message boards all over the internet.

Well, Amy's graphic has inspired me to revamp those articles and change all of the Questions of the Week to Channing Tatum for Dummies. You can click here to read all of the previous articles and I will be adding at least one new article each week that will answer one or more common questions about Channing.

Here are some of the frequently asked questions that may be answered in Channing Tatum for Dummies:

  • Does Channing Tatum have a MySpace page?
  • Who is Channing Tatum's girlfriend?
  • How long has Channing Tatum and his girlfriend has been together?
  • Where can I find Channing Tatum pictures?
  • Did Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum break up?
  • What episode of CSI is Channing Tatum in?
  • Did Channing Tatum and Amanda Bynes date?
  • Quick Facts about Channing Tatum
  • Are Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan engaged?
  • How much does Channing Tatum weigh?
  • What are Channing Tatum's newest movies?
  • What is Channing Tatum's nickname?
  • How did Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan meet?
  • And many more...
I cannot guarantee that I will have an answer for every question, but I will tell you what I know (or at the very least give you an opinion on the subject). If you want to submit a question about Channing Tatum, email it ctfd@channingtatumunwrapped.com and I will try to get it answered for you.

Thanks for the inspiration, Amy!

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Monday, April 23, 2007

BLAST FROM THE PAST: Pictures of Channing Tatum, Jenna Dewan, and Cast on the Red Carpet at the Step Up Premiere

I just added over 70 pictures of Channing Tatum and the cast of Step Up that were taken August 7, 2006 on the red carpet when everyone arrived at the Los Angeles premiere of Step Up to the Channing Tatum Unwrapped photo gallery.

Here are some of my favorite photos from the star-studded red carpet event:

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