Wednesday, June 18, 2008

NEWS FLASH: Channing Tatum's 'G.I. Joe' Holds Wrap Party at Prague's Dancing House

The Dancing House (Tančící dům) in Prague - Czech Republic: Location of Wrap Party for Channing Tatum's 'G.I. Joe'

Since Channing Tatum mentioned in the video he sent us recently that his movie 'G.I. Joe' would be done filming very soon in the Czech Republic city of Prague, a CTU reader asked me today if he was back home yet, and the answer to that is YES!!!

After being gone for approximately five weeks to film his Pretty Boy Floyd role in Johnny Depp's 'Public Enemies' in Madison, Wisconsin and his Duke Hauser role in 'G.I. Joe' in Prague, Channing Tatum was spotted in California arriving at Los Angeles Airport this past Saturday (June 14, 2008) and is finally back home. Channing wasn't able to answer any questions regarding his upcoming movie 'G.I. Joe' for the inquiring reporters. He just said "It is Top Secret," and that he enjoyed working on the film.

When they asked if he was flattered by the fact that many people are comparing him to Brad Pitt, Channing shyly told reporters that Brad was "Way Bigger than Me, way Bigger". And my reply to that is...Just give it time Mr. Tatum. Just give it time. (Thanks Cal for the scoop!)

We also have some details on where Channing was right before he headed back home...

The extremely interesting building you see on this post is the famed Prague Dancing House. What does that have to do with Channing Tatum? Well, the deck of the Dancing House recently played host to the 'G.I. Joe' film production wrap party.

DJ THC Electra posted on his music blog today that the film had an "all night blow out bonanza" where he, DJ Siroko, and DJ House C played from 8pm to 5am and everyone had a blast.

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about the famous location:
"The Dancing House (Czech: Tančící dům) is the nickname given to an office building in downtown Prague. It was designed by Croatian-born Czech architect Vlado Milunić in co-operation with Canadian architect Frank Gehry on a vacant riverfront plot (where the previous building had been destroyed during the Bombing of Prague in 1945). The construction started in 1994 and was finished in 1996.

The very non-traditional design was controversial at the time. Czech president Václav Havel, who lived for decades next to the site, had supported it, hoping that the building would become a center of cultural activity.

Originally named Fred and Ginger (after Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers - the house vaguely resembles a pair of dancers) the house stands out among the Neo-Baroque, Neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings for which Prague is famous.

On the roof is a French restaurant with magnificent views of the city. The building's other tenants include several multinational firms."
We can't all be in Prague, but thanks to the internet, you can pretend by taking a look at the gorgeous 360 panaramic view from the roof of the Dancing House.

Finally, DJ THC Electra also posted three of the songs from his set at the party on his site. You can listen to all of them below to hear some of the songs Channing, the cast, and crew may have heard that night. Enjoy!!!

CORRECTION 5/26/2009: It seems that my original information about the location of the party was not accurate. DJ THC Electra just contacted me and let me know that the wrap party was actually held at a club in Old Town Prague called Duplex. DJ THC Electra’s website was the original source for the news about the party, and it can be found at http://www.exxxplosivo.com/. Thanks to DJ THC Electra for the update!

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NazK said...

Wen I 1st saw da pic, I thot 'woah, sum1 messd up badly', den I read da article n its meant 2 luk lyk dat. Erm... nyc =]

cal said...

i think he is back, found this a few days ago



michaela said...

oh god, i live not so far from prague and have never seen the building. i gotta go and see it this summer :P