Monday, June 30, 2008

Where in the World is Channing Tatum?

You'll have to bare with me, because the title of today's post is a bit misleading. It might actually be more appropriate for me to call it "Where in the World IS'NT Channing Tatum?".

Thanks to JustJared.com we have photos of Johnny Depp on one of the last days of filming for Channing Tatum's real-life crime drama 'Public Enemies'. You can CLICK HERE to check out even more pics. As I previously posted, Channing filmed his role as Pretty Boy Floyd way back in May before he went to Prague to complete 'G.I. Joe'.

Even though Chan was a part of the production, over the past weekend I know for sure that he WAS NOT at the 'Public Enemies' wrap party that was held at Chicago's West Loop hot spot Bon V.. Since Chan just returned home after wrapping his 2009 film 'G.I. Joe' in the Czech Republic, he chose to get some much needed rest instead of attending the party.

Chan was in good company...Johnny Depp and Christian Bale weren't able to make the soirée either, but co-stars Giovanni Ribisi, Stephen Dorff, and Marion Cotillard and director Michael Mann did make appearances. Although there's rumors they may have a little more filming, we can pretty much say that 'Public Enemies is yet another film in the proverbial can and is set for a July 1, 2009 theatrical release.

Stuart Townsend and Charlize Theron at W Magazine's Private Screening of Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle'

Another place where I'm fairly certain you COULD NOT find Channing this past weekend was last night's private screening of his upcoming drama 'Battle in Seattle'. The exclusive screening was held at the Malibu Theater in Malibu, California and was hosted by W Magazine.

Although you may not have been able to find Chan, the party was attended by celebrities like Alexis Bledel, Charlize Theron, Stuart Townsend, Dita Von Teese, Jason Bateman, Camila Alves, Matthew McConaughey, Jennifer Carpenter and Gabrielle Reece.

'Battle in Seattle' is currently scheduled for a limited release in the US on September 19, 2008, so if you want it to show in your city, don't forget to demand it!

Since this post was a bit of a tease, thanks to my extremely reliable inside sources I can let you all know where Chan WILL be in the coming months.

Because of the possible actor's strike, our favorite actor may try to "go ghost" (aka Chan's term for taking a break and going under the radar) this summer since he's had such a jam-packed filming schedule, and I have been able to confirm that he will start filming his romantic drama 'Dear John' in mid-September (a film I personally can't wait to see).

Let this be a motivator to all of Chan's Fabulous Fans around the world...If we want to see Channing this summer, it's important that we all continue to vote for him everyday at TeenChoiceAwards.com.

If he wins When he wins, he may just have to come out of hiding long enough to make an appearance on the TCA stage in August, so keep those votes coming!!! ;-D

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

BLAST FROM THE PAST: New Outtakes from Channing Tatum's George Lange Photo Shoot for Teen People

It's extremely rare that I run across new photos of Channing Tatum from old photo shoots, but the gorgeous photo on the left and most of the photos on this post surprisingly fit into that category.

Thanks to Jo who runs a Jenna Dewan fan site, we now have previously unreleased outtakes of Channing from his popular George Lange photo shoot for the September 2006 issue of Teen People.

Although you may have seen a couple of the photos below, I'm happy to say that majority of this blast from the past will be new to most fans. Enjoy!!!

Fans can CLICK HERE to see a slideshow of all of the photos from this George Lange photo shoot.

Although you may have already seen them, Jo has sent me even more photos from other well-known Channing Tatum photo shoots, and I will be posting them on the site later this week. Stay tuned to Channing Tatum Unwrapped!!!

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Saturday, June 28, 2008

Win an Autographed Prize Pack from Paramount for Channing Tatum's 'Stop-Loss'

As I've reported before, the DVD for Channing Tatum's critically-acclaimed Iraq war drama 'Stop-Loss' will be released on July 8, 2008. An exciting new contest has just been announced where fans can win one of three autographed Paramount prize packs.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the new contest strait from the film's director Kimberly Peirce (whose achievements in directing recently scored her a coveted invite to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences), or you can watch the contest announcement below:

DVD Give-Away Contest for Channing Tatum's 'Stop-Loss'Here's how you enter the new 'Stop-Loss' DVD contest:
  1. Purchase your DVD or Digital Download through these links. (NO PURCHASE REQUIRED.)

  2. Send your Amazon receipt to stoplosscontest@gmail.com

  3. Attach a brief note that answers one or both of the following:

    • Who is your favorite character/actor from the movie, and why?

    • More and more military officers are speaking out against the Stop-Loss policy, yet officials have said that it must and will continue. What do we do now? How do you think we should address the issue of Stop-Loss?

  4. All receipts and answers must be received by July 22, 2008. Winners will be notified via a phone call from the director, Kimberly Peirce, starting August 5, 2008. Please include your phone number if you would like to be notified via phone. Selected answers may appear on Facebook.


Thanks to Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan Naz for letting me know that the video had been posted.

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Friday, June 27, 2008

REMINDER: Channing Tatum's 'Step Up 2: The Streets' Premieres in Denmark!!!

Robert Hoffman and Briana Evigan in 'Step Up 2: The Streets' Movie Still
This is a quick reminder for Channing Tatum's Fabulous Fans in Denmark to let you know that his film 'Step Up 2: The Streets' just premiered in your country.

The movie will be showing in theaters in the following cities in Denmark: Kbh. og Frederiksberg, Storkøbenhavn, Århus, Odense, and Aalborg.

You can go to the Danish movie website iBYEN.dk to get more details on the film and to get detailed information on theaters, show dates, and times. Fans can also CLICK HERE to check out the Danish version of the trailer.

'Step Up 2: The Streets' will have it's next theatrical release in Norway on July 4, 2008.

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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan Spotlight

In an effort to help CTU readers learn more about each other, once a month I profile one special Channing Tatum fan on the blog and give them the "Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan Spotlight" award.

I am excited to announce that this month's Channing Tatum Unwrapped Fab Fan Spotlight is dedicated to Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan Adriane from Salvador in Brazil.

Since Adriane does not speak English, I have tried to translate her answers. Hopefully, I've been able to capture the gist of what she is so eloquently trying to say. Here is what you should know about Adriane:

Adriane F.









Channing Tatum on the Set of 'Fighting' (September/October 2007)Favorite Channing Tatum Picture and Why?:

This photo is spontaneous, simple, natural, and shows the look that I most admire in Chan.

Favorite Channing Tatum Movie and Why?:

My favorite movie is Step Up. It was because of this movie that I first started to admire Chan. His performance was excellent, and I really liked Jenna and Chan as a romantic pair. It is a sweet film that contains drama, dance, and romance, and it always leaves me wanting more.

Favorite Channing Tatum Scene and Why?:

I really liked Channing in the scene in 'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints' (Santos and Demônios) after Dito's (Shia Labeouf) father Monty (Chazz Palminteri) has had a heart attack. When Antonio (Channing) sees the person he most admired almost dying, it was a wonderful and strong acting moment for Chan, because he showed concern, anger, and despair all at the same time. His performance shows how much talent he has. I am very anxious to see all his current and future movies.

Favorite Channing Tatum Movie Quote and Why?:

My favorite movie quote is from 'Coach Carter' when Jason Lyle (Channing) sees his friend and teammate Cruz (Rick) struggling as he tries desperately to get back on the team by doing the exercises Coach Carter (Samuel Jackson) asked him to complete by a certain deadline. Lyle says, "You said we're a team. One person struggles, we all struggle. One person triumphs, we all triumph.".

Because everything in life is difficult, I believe and trust that a simple gesture and truthful words can change our lives. He showed not only to the players, but also to Cruz, that one needs the other. Everyone can win together and achieve their goals. He gave a great lesson in morality. In real life, sometimes we need a real friend to show us that sometimes we cannot do things alone. We have to trust, and trust is not given, this is won.

Favorite Upcoming Channing Tatum Movie and Why?:

My favorite upcoming movie is 'Battle In Seattle'. This is a movie that leaves me with great expectations, because it features a real-life story. Lately, Chan's movies are more and more significant. I'm sure it will give an accurate account of the events, plus the character is very different for Chan and will show his versatility. The story of the film is very good, and he is acting as a police officer which is something that, for me in particular, I was hoping for. I'm counting down the days until I can see the film in Brazil!!!!!!

Have you ever met Channing?:

Unfortunately not. If I met him, I would be a very happy fan, because I admire him so much. He is a beauty to the world, literally speaking in every way. I know that if I did meet him, I would be speechless. Unfortunately, I do not know how to speak English, but I know that the one word I can say is "thank you".

Why are you a Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan?:

Well, this is a response that requires much attention. I imagine that we all consider ourselves Chan's #1 fan in our own way. He's given us the opportunity to have wonderful moments. His charisma is unmatched. He is not only beautiful outside and inside, but he is also respectful and treats his fans with so much care. Even though I don't speak English and have to learn about him and his films through the help of a translator, I consider myself a big fan.

Why does Channing Tatum Unwrapped think that this fan belongs in the Fab Fan Spotlight?

Channing Tatum Fan's Christmas Gift for X-Mas 2007
has been reading CTU for quite a while now, and incredibly, has not let the fact that she does not know English very well get in the way of her getting involved in the site.

I've always been impressed at how she goes all out for the various projects we have had at CTU. You can take a look at her elaborate and impressive Christmas present submission on the right as one example.

I was also very impressed by Adriane's thoughtful answers to the Fab Fan questions above, and hopefully I did not butcher them too much as I tried to compensate for the translator that can sometimes misinterpret American vernacular.

Most importantly, anyone who takes the time to translate the site and their submissions to CTU is definitely going above and beyond the call of duty as a fan as far as I'm concerned, and it's one of the many reasons why Adriane deserves this Fab Fan Spotlight.

Thanks Adriane for letting me profile you and for taking the time to share all of your info with the other readers!

As the subject of the Fab Fan Spotlight, Adriane is able to pick a custom-made poster of Channing Tatum courtesy of Channing Tatum Unwrapped! Adriane's Fab Fan Spotlight prize will be sent to her.

Finally, Adriane's Fab Fan Spotlight profile will be added on the right side of the blog so other Channing Fans can learn about her from any page on the site. Feel free to send your congrats to Adriane in the comments on this entry!

Do you want to be in the Fab Fan Spotlight? I will choose and interview readers who have contributed to the Channing Tatum Unwrapped and the Channing Tatum fan community by submitting Pictures of the Week, Videos of the Week, Comments, Graphics, etc. and/or by having groups, profiles, or sites that they made for Channing and his fans. I am currently choosing the next Fab Fan Spotlighter, so be on the lookout for an email from me requesting an interview and the next FFS might just be you!

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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Channing Tatum Pictures of the Week: Fabulous Fan Drawing Submissions

Each week Channing Tatum Unwrapped will post one or more of our favorite pictures of the uber hot Channing Tatum.

Today's Pictures of the Week were submitted by Fabulous Channing Tatum Fans Brad and Florence who have both created the beautiful original artwork you see below for Channing Tatum Unwrapped readers to use and enjoy. In addition to his fantastic pencil drawings, Brad has also started to dabble in charcoal, and you can check those out below too!

The original photos for today's drawings come from Chan's popular Greg Gorman photoshoot, his dramatic films 'Battle in Seattle', 'Stop-Loss', and 'A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints' and public appearances he made at various premieres.

Here are Brad and Florence's awesome drawings with, in most cases, the original photos they used to create them:

Brad's Drawings

Channing Tatum as Johnson in 'Battle in Seattle' (High Quality - HQ) Channing Tatum Fan Drawing (Thanks, Brad!!!)

Florence's Drawing

Thanks again to Brad and Florence for the incredible artwork! The fact that Chan's fans are willing to share their talents with all of us is one of the things that makes you all so special and both Chan and I truly appreciate it. Fans can CLICK HERE to see all of the other graphics and drawings that fans have made and shared with CTU since the site began.

If you have a favorite picture from this blog, our photo gallery, a picture you have made or a picture that you have found on the net that you would like me to consider, send the picture or a link to the picture to potw@channingtatumunwrapped.com and tell me why you like it. I will post it and your explanation on the blog. If you like or don't like today's picture (for some completely insane reason), let everyone know that too by clicking on the comments link below. :-)

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Tuesday, June 24, 2008

ACDC Sends A Message to the M&M Cru..."Better Get More Ice Cream"

A few weeks ago, Miley Cyrus and Mandy Jiroux of the M&M Cru released their latest entry in the extremely popular dance battle started by ACDC last April.

Jon M. Chu and Adam Sevani are really getting good at this taunting thing, so we have another teaser video from ACDC that shows the M&M Cru (which includes Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan) a taste of what they have to look forward to in the yet-to-be announced live battle between the two talented dance crews.

You can CLICK HERE to watch the teaser video or you can check it out below:

Here's what Jon Chu has to say about their newest video:

"After being depressed about the ACDC's last video and eating ice cream to binge the pain, Miley Cyrus and Mandy Jiroux tried to end it with their last video...but it's not over until there's only ONE winner. And there WILL be a winner.



In the meantime, we'll be training. Stay tuned for more videos...and SUBSCRIBE [http://www.youtube.com/chupictures] SO YOU CAN SEE THEM FIRST!!!

PS That's MADD CHADD at the end and the Song is
"ROBOT ROCK" by DAFT PUNK you can buy it on iTunes ;)

PPS The M&M Cru has their GAYliens...well we have the BROBOTS. More to come from the BROBOTS..."

I know we all can't wait to see the live battle, and I'm still hopeful that it'll all go down on an episode on MTV's show America's Best Dance Crew (aka ABDC). Even if that doesn't happen, I'm sure we'll all be tuning in, because I hear that a TV deal is in the works.

As if this whole thing hasn't been historical enough, the BIGGEST online dance battle in history is heading to prime time so the two crews can settle this beef once and for all. As Jon says, more details to come.

In the meantime, I'll share some new information I've learned about the battle both in front of and behind the scenes...

IN THE PRESS: M&M vs. ACDC Dance Battle Featured in US Weekly Magazine

The famous YouTube dance battle between the M&M CRU and ACDC has been covered (and even spoofed) by countless entertainment news outlets in the short time that's it's been going on. From Perez Hilton to Access Hollywood to E! television to MTV News, everyone is talking about the phenomena that has taken the world by storm.

Dance Battle Between Channing Tatum's M&M Cru & Jon Chu and Adam Sevani's ACDC Featured in US Weekly (June 30, 2008 Issue)

Like many entertainment news outlets, Us Weekly Magazine recently posted an article on their website highlighting the latest video from the M&M Cru. They also decided to put the article you see above in the June 30, 2008 issue of their popular magazine.

It talks about the web's biggest hits (as far as online video is concerned). All of the videos in the dance battle have gotten an astounding number of views on YouTube in a very short period of time (more than 10 million to be exact).

New Behind-the-Scenes Dance Battle Videos

M&M Cru's Mandy Jiroux called into Ryan Seacrest's popular L.A. radio show at 102.7 KIIS FM to talk about the dance battle the day after the last video release and below you can listen to her interview. Enjoy!

On the ACDC front...In addition to being invited to dance at Ellen DeGeneres' birthday party, they were also recently invited to perform at Youtube's corporate headquarters for the Discover YouTube Event in San Bruno, California. Below, you can check out some behind the scenes footage from their trip and performance. BOOM!

How the M&M Cru Scored Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan

Fans have been a bit baffled ever since we learned that Channing Tatum and his girlfriend, Jenna Dewan, were members of the M&M Cru instead of the obvious choice of ACDC. I can now say that there's an extremely good reason for how that happened, and it's not as scandalous as people have assumed (there was no kidnapping involved).

Channing Tatum and Girlfriend Jenna Dewan in Round 2 M&M Cru Dance Battle Video in Prague, Czech RepublicCole Walliser (the director of all of the M&M Cru videos) told me that he's really good friends with Chan and Jenna. Since I'm pretty sure they knew Cole before they ever met Jon, aligning themselves with the M&M Cru actually makes a lot of sense.

I have to say that I was relieved when Cole told me this, because I was thinking of doing a dance battle video myself and now I know just who to ask. ;-D

In addition to that bit of inside scoop, Cole also said that there may just be some video outtakes of Chan and Jenna in Prague. I can't make any promises, but I'll see if we can get ahold of some of them to share with you all.

That's it for now folks, but stay tuned M&M Cru and ACDC fans. Channing Tatum Unwrapped will always have the latest news on this extremely hot dance battle!!!

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Monday, June 23, 2008

FIRST LOOK: New 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' Posters Featuring Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, and Ray Park

Poster of Channing Tatum as Duke Hauser in 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra'Thanks to the Netherlands movie site Film1.nl we now have a first look at an awesome new 'G.I. Joe' poster that features Channing Tatum in his role as Duke Hauser.

They took a photo of the poster at the Cinema EXPO International in Amsterdam today. It's a conference where people in the film industry can preview important upcoming cinema releases for the European market.

More importantly, the poster also reveals for the first time the full title of the movie, which is (drumroll please)...

'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra'

Here's a couple more posters the site found at the conference of Sienna Miller as The Baroness and Ray Park as Snake Eyes:

Poster of Sienna Miller as The Baroness in Channing Tatum's 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' Poster of Ray Parks as Snake Eyes in Channing Tatum's 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra'

Toy company Hasbro has reserved the website address http://www.GIJoeRiseofCobra.com/, so stay tuned for what I'm sure will be a fully interactive site in the coming months.

For those who don't know, 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' revolves around a European-based military unit known as Global Integrated Joint Operating Entity (G.I.J.O.E.), which is a hi-tech, international force of special operatives that takes on an evil organization led by a notorious arms dealer.

In addition to Channing, the Stephen Sommers-directed film also stars Dennis Quaid, Sienna Miller, Ray Park, Rachel Nichols, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Said Taghmaoui, Marlon Wayans, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Arnold Vosloo and Christopher Eccleston and just wrapped filming in Prague right before Father's Day.

'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' is currently scheduled to hit US theaters on August 7th, 2009. You can CLICK HERE to get the current list of international release dates for the film.

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Sunday, June 22, 2008

REMINDER: Channing Tatum's 'Step Up 2: The Streets' Premieres in Finland Today!!!

Poster for Channing Tatum's 'Step Up 2: The Streets'  (Finland)
The graphic on the right is the poster that was released in Finland for Channing Tatum, Robert Hoffman, and Briana Evigan's 'Step Up 2: The Streets'.

I want to let Channing Tatum's Fabulous Fans in Finland know that the movie premiered in your country today and will be showing in the Finish cities of Helsinki, Oulu, Tampere, Turku, and Lahti.

Fans can go to the Finish movie website Finnkino.fi to get more details on the film and to get information on theaters, show dates, and times so you can check out the highly successful film that has grossed well over $140 million worldwide.

Fans in Denmark be on the lookout, because 'Step Up 2: The Streets' will have it's theatrical release next in your country on June 27, 2008.

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Saturday, June 21, 2008

NEWS FLASH: Channing Tatum's 'Step Up 2' Launches New Site and Celebrates DVD Release at Canadian Hip Hop Championships

Website for Channing Tatum's 'Step Up 2: The Streets'

In case you haven't been to the site lately, I wanted to let everyone know that Channing Tatum's extremely popular dance hit 'Step Up 2: The Streets' recently redesigned their official site to let fans know about the July 15, 2008 highly-anticipated release of the film on DVD and Blu-ray Hi-def.

2008 Canadian Hip Hop Championships Celebrates Release of 'Step Up 2: The Streets' DVDAs a part of the redesign, they also added a new events section to the official site. We learn that the film is celebrating the release of the 'Step Up 2: The Streets' DVD and Blu-ray Hi-def today and tomorrow at the 2008 Canadian Hip Hop Championships in Montreal, Canada.

The event is holding the preliminaries for the contest tonight, and the finals will be tomorrow (Sunday, June 22nd) at 7:30pm at the Université du Québec à Montréal.

The winner of the contest will represent Canada at the 2008 World Hip Hip Championships on July 30 - August 3rd at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The international event is a part of a huge hip hip dance extravaganza that also includes USA, B-Boy and Locking & Popping contests. You can CLICK HERE to get a lot more details.

Stay tuned to Channing Tatum Unwrapped. As the release date approaches, I'll be giving away another poster autographed by director Jon M. Chu and free copies of 'Step Up 2: The Streets' to lucky CTU readers!!!

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Friday, June 20, 2008

REMINDER: Channing Tatum's 'Stop-Loss' Premieres in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden

UK Poster for Channing Tatum's 'Stop-Loss' - UK
I want to remind all of Channing Tatum's Fabulous Fans in Denmark, Norway, and Sweden that his drama 'Stop-Loss' just premiered in your countries this weekend!!!

The film is playing in numerous cites, so you can go to the Danish site Kultunaut.dk, the Norwegian site Filmweb.no, and the Swedish site Expressen.se to get more information about the movie, including theater locations and times. You can also CLICK HERE to check out a version of the trailer released in Denmark.

What's up next? 'Stop-Loss' will be released on DVD in the US on July 8, 2008 and will have it's next theatrical release in the Netherlands on July 17, 2008.

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