After releasing two new movies and filming two more in the first half of this year, Channing Tatum took a well deserved break this past summer in between scoping out new projects and winning 2 Teen Choice Awards and a dance battle.
If he kept a to do list for 2008, Chan's may look a little something like this...
- Release 'Step Up 2'..Check
- Release 'Stop-loss'...Check
- Film 'G.I. Joe'...Check
- Film 'Public Enemies'...Check
- Win Teen Choice Awards...Check
- Win BIGGEST Online Dance Battle EVER...Check
- Scope out new projects...Check
- Propose to Adorable Girlfriend...Check ;-)
- Film 'Dear John'...In Progress
Thanks to an email from a fan in the know, I've known since last week that Channing was in South Carolina to start preparing for his role as John Tyree in the romantic drama 'Dear John', but I wanted to give him a few days to get settled in before I exposed his whereabouts to the world. Although they don't have a photo, it looks like the Charleston City Paper has beat me to the punch by posting a sighting sent in by one of their readers.
The Charleston City Paper is reporting that Chan was sighted at one of the many beautiful South Carolina beaches on Sunday rehearsing with script in hand for 'Dear John'.
South Carolina not only has some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the country, they can now officially say they also have Channing Tatum on said beaches improving the landscape as I type this. If that's not a tourist attraction, I don't know what is. ;-)
If any of Channing's Fabulous Fans manage get a photo with him while he's in your area, make sure to send the pics(s) and your story my way to firstname.lastname@example.org so I can share them with CTU readers, and we can all live vicariously through you.
'Dear John', which has been adapted from the Nicholas Sparks book with the same name, will be filming in the Charleston and Edisto areas of the secluded and picturesque South Carolina Lowcountry from October 13th through some time in December.
As luck may have it, we also know where Channing Tatum's equally talented fiancee is today. I want to remind fans that Jenna Dewan will appear in the "Macy's Stars of Dance" segment on the "Dancing with the Stars" elimination show tonight (Tuesday, September 30, 2008) at (9:00-10:01 p.m., ET) on ABC where Jessica Simpson will also perform her current hit "Come on Over" from her chart topping country album, "Do You Know," and "Angels," a special release cover.
"Macy's Stars of Dance" features some of the best choreographers and performers from different styles of dance and offering viewers performances that represent the peak of achievement in their genres. Kicking off the first of these segments is a choreographed routine by Brian Friedman entitled "Neon," where the dancers, including Jenna Dewan and The Pussycat Dolls' Carmit Bachar, will light up the stage. Don't miss it and I will try to post video of the performance if it is released!!