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Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Where in the World is Channing Tatum?

Channing Tatum at Celebrity Grand Slam Paddle Jam Benefiting St. Jude Children's Hospital (High Quality - HQ)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...

It's an enviable highlight reel for any working actor. Now the busy thespian has gotten back to work on his next project, so it's time for another installment of "Where in the World is Channing Tatum?".

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 fanencounters@channingtatumunwrapped.com 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.

Jenna Dewan at MySpace Celebrity Presents Katy Perry at the Opening Of ROK Vegas At New York, New York Hotel And Casino on (August 30, 2008 - Las Vegas, Nevada) (Cropped)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!!

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Monday, September 29, 2008

CTU NEWS: Happy Birthday to Channing Tatum's Fabulous Fans!!!

Happy Birthday from Channing Tatum Unwrapped!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY

to the following Fabulous Fan's who have September birthdays:

Alisha Y. - Hainesport, New Jersey
Dannielle P. - Edison, New Jersey
Kelli W. - Newburgh, Indiana
Jasmine G. - Kent UK
Shauna I. - Holbrook, New York
Tiffany C. - League City, Texas
Teresa W. - Killeen, Texas
Connie B. - Sacramento, California
Pillar M. - Waynesboro, Mississippi
Charity S. - Costa Mesa, California
Breanna "Bre" J. - Kalispell, Montana
Faith - Miyazaki City, Japan
Michelle B. - Lumberton, Texas
Brittany A. - Apple Valley, Montana
Melissa D. - Leesburg, Virginia
Melissa D. - Orland, Indiana
Paula W. - Coalgate, Oklahoma
Nancy A. - Brentwood, New York
Aaron D. - Cridrs, Virginia
Montega "Tega" J. - Bellevue, Nevada
Tana A. - Dover, Ohio
Chelsea B. - Byhalia, Mississippi
Linda D. - Fond du Lac, Wisconsin
Danielle H. - South Bend, Indiana
Kelli W. - Newburgh, Indiana
Michelle S. - St. Louis Park, Montana
Brandi M. - Lagrangeville, New York
Cara-Caravelle T. - Germany
Maria R. - Merced, California
Chantel C.
Jessica M.


And all other fans with September birthdays!!!!


The lucky winner of the autographed photo of Channing Tatum is...

CONNIE B. from Sacramento, California


Thanks to everyone who submitted birthdays!!! If you would like to get a birthday shout out from CTU or you would like CTU to give a birthday shout out to a friend of yours, please send an email to fanbirthdays@channingtatumunwrapped.com with "BIRTHDAY" in the Subject and the birthday person's name, mailing address, and birth date in the body of the email. Also, please send a separate email for each birthday you're submitting.

Each month, I will make a post recognizing all of the fan birthdays for that month, and one lucky fan on the list will win an autographed picture of Channing Tatum. Don't miss out on your chance and send in your submissions today!!!

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Sunday, September 28, 2008

AS SEEN ON TV: Jenna Dewan Featured on This Week's "Dancing with the Stars"

Jenna Dewan at MySpace Celebrity Presents Katy Perry at the Opening Of ROK Vegas At New York, New York Hotel And Casino on (August 30, 2008 - Las Vegas, Nevada)As many of you already know, Channing Tatum's fiancee Jenna Dewan is an accomplished professional dancer in addition to being a talented actress. She just let me know that she's going to make a special guest appearance on the extremely popular reality show "Dancing with the Stars" this week.

To give you a little background, season seven of "Dancing with the Stars" marks the largest celebrity cast assembled to date, the oldest and youngest competitors ever, and includes two Olympic Gold medalists, a Grammy®-winning singer, a television legend, an Oscar® winner, and a Super Bowl champion who are paired with professional dancers and are all competing to see who will be crowned America's best dance couple.

The celebrity dancers this season include Lance Bass (singer), Toni Braxton (singer), Brooke Burke (actress), Cloris Leachman (actress), Rocco DiSpirito (chef), Maurice Greene (Olymipian), Kim Kardashian (celebrity), Cloris Leachman (actress), Cody Linley (actor), Susan Lucci (actress), Misty May-Treanor (Olymipian), Ted McGinley (actor), Jeffrey Ross (comedian), and Warren Sapp (football player).

The show just had their season premiere last week where both the Jonas Brothers and Jesse McCartney performed. This week the viewers will see the return of Macy's Stars of Dance, featuring some of the most renowned dancers and choreographers of our time.

Jenna let me know that she is one of the chosen dancers that will be doing a one time performance on the "Dancing with the Stars" results show this coming Tuesday, September 30, 2008. She said that Brian Freidman of "So You Think You Can Dance" is choreographing and both Jenna and Pussycat Doll Carmit Bachar were chosen to perform in his number. Fans should make sure to tune in!!!

Graphic for Jenna Dewan's 'Virgin on Bourbon Street'As far as I know, Jenna is supposed to start filming her next movie, 'Virgin on Bourbon Street', with Rob Schneider this fall in Michigan. If it's your dream to act in a film with Jenna and you're a patron of the arts, then today's your lucky day.

At the 2008 22nd Annual Opera Ball Auction held by the Michigan Opera in Detroit next Saturday on October 4th at 6pm one lucky fan will be able to bid on and win an exclusive "You Ought to Be in The Pictures" package that includes a coveted speaking part in Jenna's comedy 'Virgin on Bourbon Street'.

You can CLICK HERE to get more info if you would like to attend the ball. Absentee ballots will also be accepted for auction items for those who will not attend, and anyone who would like to bid can call (313) 237-3268 to place your bid.

Don't have the deep pockets it may take to win the role at the auction? No worries, because any fan with a working TV can watch Jenna on the "Dancing with the Stars" results show which airs next Tuesday, September 30th on ABC at 9/8pm Central.

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Saturday, September 27, 2008

CHANNING TATUM VIDEO OF THE WEEK: The Making of Ciara's 'Get Up' Video with Chan and Jenna

Today's awesome Video of the Week was submitted by Fabulous Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Fans Naz from London. This is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Ciara's 'Get Up' video (which also features a rap by Chamillionaire) for Chan and Jenna's 2006 dance hit 'Step Up'.

Since our favorite couple Chenna has a cameo in the music video, we get to see footage of them shooting their dance, and they are also interviewed. Enjoy!



Thanks to Naz for sending in this great blast from the past!

If you have a favorite video that you would like me to consider, send a link to the video to votw@channingtatumunwrapped.com and tell me why you like it. I will post it and your explanation on the blog.

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Friday, September 26, 2008

REMINDER: Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle' Premieres in 13 More Cities

Flyers for Channing Tatum's Battle in Seattle'

When actor, director, producer, and writer Stuart Townsend created 'Battle in Seattle', he hoped the film would inspire moviegoers (especially the younger generation) by letting them know that they can make a difference. Stuart has said that his goal of delivering this message to the masses heavily influenced his casting process, which is why he chose to cast likable and popular actors like Andre Benjamin, Martin Henderson, Woody Harrelson, Charlize Theron, and Channing Tatum in the film.

The Irish Voice just wrote a great review of 'Battle in Seattle' that I wanted to share. You can read a snippet of the review below and CLICK HERE to read the entire article:


"Films about big political issues rarely find a big audience, but Battle in Seattle is different. Featuring powerful performances from Hollywood A-listers, it’s a hard-hitting action movie that pulls you in on a personal level from its opening frame...

HOW do you get the public to flock to a film about the effects of globalization when their eyes are already closing at the mention of the word?

Answer — you fill it with stars the public love and you make it a white-knuckle thrill ride. That way they’ll be hugely entertained, you’ll get your message across — and that’s before you even get to the part about Oscar level supporting role performances..."



Now, even more fans will get an opportunity to see the film that just received 3 stars from uber critic Roger Ebert and to watch their favorite actors deliver Stuart's timely message, because 'Battle in Seattle' just premiered in the following cites across the country:
  • Berkeley, CA
  • Hollywood, CA
  • Los Angeles, CA
  • San Jose, CA
  • Santa Cruz, CA
  • Boston, MA
  • Chicago, IL
  • Detroit, MI
  • Brooklyn, NY
  • Forest Hills, NY
  • Columbus, OH
  • Philadelphia, PA
  • Pittsburgh, PA

Graphic for Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle'

You can also attend special screenings in the following cities this weekend as long as tickets last:

09.26.08 Los Angeles - Westside Pavilion Landmark (Click here to purchase your tickets!)
Q & A with Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Martin Henderson and Dir. Stuart Townsend at Friday's 7:30pm show, along with a 10 minute intro prior 10:10pm show.

09.27.08 Sacramento - Regal 14 Eldorado Hills (Click here to purchase your tickets!)
Special arrival and introduction by cast and director prior to 7:00pm show at 6:30pm.
Q & A with Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Martin Henderson and Dir. Stuart Townsend at the 7:00pm show, along with a 10 minute intro prior 10:00pm show.


09.28.08 Hollywood - Arclight Cinemas (Click here to purchase your tickets!)
Q & A with Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Martin Henderson and Dir. Stuart Townsend at Sunday's 7:00pm show, along with a 10 minute intro prior 10:05pm show.

Graphic for Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle'Because the film is doing so well, 'Battle in Seattle' will be premiering in 24 additional cities and/or theaters next weekend (and the list continues to grow everyday).

Fans who live in cities like San Diego, Denver, Chicago, Portland, Baltimore, Houston, and numerous other cities will finally be able to see the film at one or more of your local theaters.

You can all CLICK HERE to get a complete list of upcoming release dates, cities, and times for the film.

You can also check out tons of new and old videos and interviews in the 'Battle in Seattle' Youtube playlist below. Enjoy!


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Thursday, September 25, 2008

DEAL OF THE DAY: Watch Channing Tatum's 'Stop-Loss' for FREE

Channing Tatum at 'Stop-Loss' PremiereChanning Tatum's Iraq war drama 'Stop-Loss' will have a free screening at the Augusta-Richmond County Library located at 902 Greene St. in Augusta, Georgia at 6:30 p.m. this coming Monday, Sept. 29, 2008. If you have any questions or need directions you can call the library at (706) 821-2600.

For the rest of us who aren't lucky enough to live in or near Augusta and can't see the film for free, it's definitely worth a rent or a buy. The film has been released on DVD for a while now, so don't miss your chance to see Channing do an incredible job in his role as Sgt. Steve Shriver.

In case you don't know about the film, here's what it's all about:

Decorated Iraq war hero Sgt. Brandon King makes a celebrated return to his small Texas hometown following his tour of duty. Brandon tries to resume the life he left behind with the help and support of his family and his best friend, Steve Shriver, who served with him in Iraq. Alongside their war-time buddies, Brandon and Steve try to make peace with civilian life. Then, against Brandon’s will, the Army orders him back to duty in Iraq. This upends Brandon’s entire world. The conflict into which he is thrown tests everything he believes in: the bond of family, the loyalty of friendship, the limits of love, and the value of honor.

Fans can CLICK HERE to get even more info, check out tons of videos and photos, and get the latest news on the film on CTU's Featured Page for the movie.

If you like the photo at the top of this post, then feel free to check out some more pics of Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan on the red carpet and at the after party of the March 17, 2008 premiere of the film below...




What's next for 'Stop-Loss'? Thanks to Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan Faith we now know that the film will be released on DVD in Japan on Oct 3, 2008. Fans can CLICK HERE for more details.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2008

REMINDER: Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle' Premieres in Sacramento, CA

Director Stuart Townsend, Actress Charlize Theron, and Actor Martin Henderson attend the West Coast Premiere and Film Independent  Screening for Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle'

After hitting the New York City premiere of Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle' recently, Director Stuart Townsend and actress Charlize Theron trekked across country to attend the West Coast premiere and a special Gen Art sponsored screening of the film at the Clarity Theater in Beverly Hills, California on September 22, 2008.

To continue to promote the independently distributed Redwood Palms film, Stuart and Actor Martin Henderson also attended the Film Independent Screening of 'Battle in Seattle' at the Landmark Theater on September 23, 2008 in Los Angeles, California.

Their hard work is paying off, because Indiewire.com reports that Redwood Palms release of 'Battle in Seattle' opened on 8 screens and "found a decent $46,903 gross". Stuart Townsend's fictionalized account of the 1999 riots to stop a World Trade Organization meeting in Seattle averaged $5,863 per screen, and even had a per screen high of $9,718 at New York's Angelika Film Center.

I just wanted to remind all of Channing Tatum's Fabulous Fans in Sacramento, CA that the film has now debuted in your city, and you can go see it at the theaters listed below:


Regal 14 El Dorado Hills
2101 Vine Street
El Dorado Hills, CA 95762
Tel. 800.326.3264

Showtimes:
11:30a, 2:00p, 4:30, 7:00, 9:30



Crest Theatre
1013 K St. Downtown
Sacramento, CA 95814
Tel. 916.442.5189

Showtimes:
MON-THUR - 5:30p, 8:00
FRI-SUN - 1:00p, 3:10, 5:30, 8:00



To thank the investors who live in the area, Redwood Palms Pictures is holding a special VIP premier screening on September 27, 2008 at the Regal 14 Eldorado Hills venue that everyone can attend as long as tickets last.

There will be a special arrival and introduction by Charlize Theron, Martin Henderson and director Stuart Townsend prior to 7:00pm show at 6:30pm, along with a 10 minute intro prior to the 10:00pm show. Fans can CLICK HERE to purchase tickets.

'Battle in Seattle' will be premiering in 13 additional theaters this upcoming weekend, including in Los Angeles, Chicago, Boston and Detroit. Fans can CLICK HERE to get a complete list of upcoming release dates, cities, and times for the film.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Channing Tatum Movie News: Oliver Stone Update for 'Pinkville' and New Casting Call for 'Dear John'

PINKVILLE

As I mentioned before, Channing was scheduled to start filming ‘Pinkville‘ with Oscar-winning director Oliver Stone last November until the production was put on hold by the studio, supposedly because of the writer’s strike. Recently, rumors had been floating around that the film may be on again. Based on an interview Oliver Stone just did for GQ magazine, I think there may be very little truth to the rumors.

In the interview snippet below, you can clearly see that Oliver Stone is pulling no punches when he explains exactly why ‘Pinkville‘ was canceled and in my opinion, gives fans little hope that it's going to resurface any time soon:
Is the My Lai massacre movie you were making before W. dead?
Pinkville? It can probably only come back if UA would give us the movie without paying them the money they’ve already spent. We started to make the movie. I mean, we built a whole village in Thailand! We have tons of stuff sitting in crates! There’s $6 million against the movie. And I don’t have that kind of money. They didn’t even pay all the bills. They stuck us with a bunch of them.


Is your sense that they got cold feet on the project and used the writers’ strike as the excuse?
Yes, of course that’s what happened. First they kept cutting our budget. We had our locations, we had our actors, we had everything picked out, and it was a very reasonable plan. Then Bruce Willis walked, and they were thrilled, because that gave them the final excuse to call it, even though we got Nicholas Cage. That was three weeks before shooting and right before Christmas. Let me remind you, that’s 120 Americans and 500 Thais put out of work right before Christmas. It was a cruel, heartless decision, and it was probably made because [UA’s] Lions for Lambs was perceived as a mess, a failure, and we were linked to these Iraq movies that weren’t working. The irony, of course, is that Pinkville is only about Iraq in a Holy Ghost–type way. It’s about the roots of Iraq, without being too close to it. It’s not a war movie. It’s JFK meets Platoon. It was about an investigation into the past and how the nature or man covers up evil. And I have UA going on and on about “Do the bad guys have to be Americans?” [CLICK HERE TO READ MORE]

It's already extremely difficult to get a movie made, and the obstacles that ‘Pinkville‘ is currently encountering can make it down right impossible. Although Stone did not close the door on the project, it's clear that there's definitely some unresolved issues that could cause the film to sadly not see the light of day for a long while. It's safe to say that I should probably keep this one in the "On Hold" category for now. :-(

On to happier movie news...


Graphic for Channing Tatum\'s \'Dear John\'

DEAR JOHN

Channing Tatum's ‘Dear John‘ had an extras casting call last Saturday, and they are now seeking even more background actors for the production.

For those who are still interested in working as background on the motion picture adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel Dear John but were unable to attend the casting call, it's not too late!!!!!!

The production is still seeking people of all ages and types for the film. They are also looking for actors with 1996-2001 vehicles in good condition, men with military experience, college age students, and men of Middle Eastern or Nigerian descent.

Those interested can contact the casting office at dearjohncasting@gmail.com for further instructions. However, no email photos or submissions can be accepted.

Dear John‘ is a romantic drama about a soldier who falls in love with a conservative college student while home on leave and will be filmed in the Charleston and Edisto areas of South Carolina.

Channing Tatum will play the lead character, John Tyree, and actress Amanda Seyfried of 'Mamma Mia!' and 'Big Love' will play his love interest, Savannah Curtis.

Filming is set to begin on October 13th, and ‘Dear John‘ will be helmed by Oscar-nominated director Lasse Hallstrom, whose credits include 'Chocolat', 'The Cider House Rules', 'What’s Eating Gilbert Grape' and 'Something to Talk About'.

Good luck to everyone who auditions!!!

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Monday, September 22, 2008

CTU NEWS: Happy Birthday to Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan, Ayshi!!!

Happy Birthday to Channing Tatum's Fabulous Fan Ayshi!!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY
to Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan and CTU Reader
Ayshi
from all of your friends here at CTU!!!
HUGGGGSSSSSSSS!!!

Thanks to Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan Naz from London for making the great graphic for Faith!!!


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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Learn More About Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle' from Director Stuart Townsend

'Battle in Seattle' Cast and Director at New York Premiere (September 17, 2008)

The photo featured on this post shows actor Martin Henderson, director Stuart Townsend, actress Michelle Rodriguez, actress Charlize Theron and actor Ray Liotta arriving on the red carpet of New York premiere of Channing Tatum's new drama 'Battle in Seattle'. The premiere was sponsored by the Cinema Society and Dior Beauty and held at the Tribeca Grand Screening Room on September 17, 2008 in New York City.

If you want to learn more about the film from first time director Stuart Townsend, you should check out the video interview below that Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan Brandi recently sent to me. After watching it, feel free to also read a recent interview Stuart did with New York Magazine. Enjoy!





Stuart Townsend on ‘Battle in Seattle’ and Battling Hollywood



Stuart Townsend on ‘Battle in Seattle’ and Battling HollywoodHalf a decade ago, Stuart Townsend — of Irish-indie and Charlize Theron–beloved fame — wasn’t getting roles he liked, so he decided to strike out on his own, crafting an ambitious, multi-narrative drama based on the protests that took over Seattle (and the World Trade Organization’s big conference there) in 1999. The brutally riveting film Battle in Seattle — starring Woody Harrelson, AndrĂ© Benjamin, Ray Liotta, and yes, Theron — hits theaters tonight. Townsend chatted with Vulture about his inspirations for the movie, the struggles of making it in Hollywood, and the pleasures of working with a certain A-list blonde.

I really liked the movie, but this seems like kind of a nightmarish, huge-scale project to pick for your first time directing…
I was definitely trying to make things as difficult as possible for myself. No, it certainly wasn’t easy. Oftentimes I’d find myself thinking, God, I wish this was about two guys in a room. Like Dinner With Andre. That would have been easy. But this was a story I really wanted to tell. I was really passionate about it so I just had to go and do it. For six years. [Laughs.]

And how did you find working with Charlize?
Honestly, she makes my job really easy because she’s really fucking good. I actually think the hardest part is when you’ve written this scene and there she goes and she just does the scene perfectly, exactly how I wanted, and that’s take one! And then she’s like, "Okay, so, now what else do you want?" And I’m like, "God, I don’t know." Because that’s exactly what I imagined. You know, most of the time you spend coaxing stuff out of actors. With her it’s right there and then you gotta go, "Oh shit, what else can I come up with? I’m supposed to be directing here." That’s a real gift.

'Battle in Seattle' Director Stuart Townsend at New York Premiere (September 17, 2008 )You mentioned it took six years to make. Why so long?
It took me a year and a half to research it, six months to write it, and then I spent half a year with a producer who then walked off the film. So I went back and rewrote, which took me a year and a half, and the day after I rewrote it I got financers, and after that it moved pretty quickly. And then we sold it to Thinkfilm, and they imploded. So the film spent quite a bit of time on the shelf before Redwood Films decided to release it.

It’s kind of the standard indie tale.
Exactly. Struggle, struggle, struggle, and then … more struggle. [Laughs.]

In the film there really emerges the sense that the cops and the protesters in Seattle were waging this war on each other while the real culprits were hiding away in their rooms somewhere.
Right. The bureaucrats and the lobbyists. The faceless untouchables. The more I studied the event and the more I read pro-free-trade books like Friedman and Bhagwati, and also the books criticizing free trade — Lori Wallach’s book on the WTO — the more I came to that conclusion. When I was writing the script, people kept asking me, Well, who’s the bad guy? And I couldn’t work it out. I said, "Well, the mayor should be the bad guy, but he’s not. And the WTO director general, he could be the bad guy, but he’s not. The police should be, but they’re not. And the anarchists," and so on. I ended up coming to the conclusion that it was no one specific person. It’s sort of a legion of people who are pretty nameless and faceless. It’s the CEOs of corporations that are irresponsible, that don’t pay their workers properly. It’s the CEOs of corporations that are destroying the environment. It’s those guys.



Header Graphic for Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle'

'Battle in Seattle' will have its West Coast red carpet premiere sponsored by Gen Art on September 22nd. It will next hit theaters in Sacramento, CA on September 24th and the following cities on September 26th:
  • Berkeley, CA

  • Los Angeles, CA

  • San Jose, CA

  • Boston, MA

  • Chicago, IL

  • Detroit, MI

  • Columbus, OH

  • Pittsburgh, PA

Do you live in Pittsburgh? I want to let all of Channing Tatum's Fabulous fans there know that you can also try to attend a FREE screening on Wednesday, October 1st at 6:45 pm. The Pennsylvania Fair Trade Coalition and the USW are sponsoring the screening of Channing Tatum's drama 'Battle in Seattle' at the SouthSide Works Cinema (425 Cinema Drive, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania).

Fans can contact PA Fair Trade for information regarding free tickets for the screening: call 412-915-4832 or email amy@citizenstrade.org.

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HELP WANTED: Calling All Graphic Designers and Artists!!!

Channing Tatum Unwrapped Header

Above you can see the current official header for CTU. I would like to get a new header designed for this site.

If you are interested in redesigning the header and you are a graphic designer by trade, someone who designs fan sites, or a talented fan who likes to design in your spare time, please contact me at ctu@channingtatumunwrapped.com.

Thanks in advance for your help!!!

- Q (aka CTU's Webmaster)

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Saturday, September 20, 2008

CHANNING TATUM VIDEOS OF THE WEEK: ACDC's 2008 Teen Choice Awards Performance and Lost Dance Footage

Today's Videos of the Week are two new videos that 'Step Up 2: The Streets' and Adam/Chu Dance Crew (aka ACDC) leader Jon M. Chu just uploaded to his extremely popular Youtube video channel.

In the first video we get to see the popular dance crew's awesome performance at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards which features Chris Brown, Jabbawockeez, The Brobots, and much more. I was lucky enough to see the final battle in person, and honestly, I'm still surprised they did not beat Miley Cyrus' M&M Cru. You can watch it below to decide for yourself. Enjoy!



In the second video, Jon shows us one of the web commercials he directed a couple of months ago to promote the DVD release of 'Step Up 2: The Streets'. It's one of his favorites, because the video features a guest appearance by your ACDC members and cameos by Robert Hoffman and Madd Chadd . Enjoy!



Jon also wants to let fans know you should stay tuned for a big announcement next week. It's quite possible that he may have an update on 'Step Up 3-D', since he's directing it and fellow ACDC leader Adam Sevani will be starring. Fans can CLICK HERE to subscribe to his video channel.

If you have a favorite video that you would like me to consider, send a link to the video to votw@channingtatumunwrapped.com and tell me why you like it. I will post it and your explanation on the blog.

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Friday, September 19, 2008

REMINDER: Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle' Premieres in the US TODAY!!!

Channing Tatum Unwrapped Featured Project Page for 'Battle in Seattle'

I want to remind all of Channing Tatum's Fabulous Fans that his film 'Battle in Seattle' will hit theaters in the following cities across this country TODAY:
  • New York, NY

  • Seattle, WA

  • San Fransisco, CA

  • San Rafael, CA

  • Washington, D.C.

  • Minneapolis, MN

There are lots more cities on the release schedule for September and October. Fans can CLICK HERE to find the growing list of release dates for all of the other cities that will be getting the film very soon.

Also, like I did for 'Stop-Loss', I have created a Featured Project Page for 'Battle in Seattle' where fans now have a one-stop-shop to find almost anything and everything you ever wanted to know about the movie.

In addition to learning the basics like what's it's about and who's in it, fans can check out tons of videos, photos, and get up-to-the minute news on the film. CLICK HERE or on the graphic above to check out the new page.

In my last 'Battle in Seattle' post, I let you all know about the cool, free ringtone that the film created just for us here at Channing Tatum Unwrapped, and I promised there was more to come.

Now the movie has gone a step further and created a never-before-seen, exclusive video clip with Channing Tatum footage from the film just for CTU readers!!!

As you may have noticed with the ringtone, Chan's character Johnson (who is a pretty hardcore riot cop) does tend to use some strong language whenever he communicates with the other characters. I just thought I'd warn you, because the clip below is no different. Enjoy!!!



Finally, RopeOfSilicon.com just released another great review of the film. You can check out part of it below and CLICK HERE to read the entire thing:

"With an opening sequence that closely mirrors the opening moments of The Kingdom, Battle in Seattle hardly ever lets up and packs quite a powerful punch. How this film managed to slip through the cracks only to ultimately end up in the hands of Redwood Palm Pictures is beyond me, but they have a quality picture in their hot little hands. Directed by actor-turned-writer-director-producer Stuart Townsend this film boasts a huge ensemble cast and it hits all the right notes."


I want to give another HUGE thanks to 'Battle in Seattle' for providing the exclusive clip. I hope you all enjoyed it, and make sure to go see the movie if it is showing in your area.

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Thursday, September 18, 2008

NEWS FLASH: Channing Tatum's 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' Gets Screened in the UK

 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' Poster from San Diego Comic-Con 2008 with Channing Tatum as Duke'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' has not released a digital version of the official poster you see on this post, but thanks to someone who attended the 2008 Comic-Con conference in San Diego a few weeks back, we are able to get another look at the poster that features Channing Tatum as Duke.

Paramount also recently held a press screening in London to promote their 2009 slate of movies, which of course includes the release of Channing's highly-anticipated action film 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra'. Although they confiscated the attendee's mobile phones upon entry to the screening so no photos or video could be taken, one of the attendees decided to report on what he saw.

The movie is still in the editing room, but the press was shown a number of unfinished scenes that included introductions to characters Duke (Channing Tatum), The Baroness (Sienna Miller) and Snake Eyes (Ray Park). They were also shown a computer generating scene which acted as a story board for the eventual filming.

Although the reporter did not give a lot of details, he mentioned they saw scenes where the Baroness comes home to her mansion in France, where a member of GI Joe is captured by COBRA, and where the main characters are involved in a huge car chase that eventually topples the Eiffel Tower in France. He also said that the film looks like its going to be "massively enjoyable".

Finally, IESB's Robert Sanchez caught up with 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' uber producer Lorenzo di Bonaventura on the red carpet of Shia Labeouf's 'Eagle Eye' movie premiere in Los Angeles earlier this week.

Bonaventura confirmed that they are still hoping to have a trailer released in theaters by the holidays, and as long as they can get the special effects completed in time, they should be able to reach their goal. Fans can CLICK HERE to watch the red carpet interview for yourselves.

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

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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

CTU EXCLUSIVE: Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle' Creates a Ringtone Just for CTU!!!

Graphic for Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle'

If you've been reading CTU for a while, then you know I LOVE to bring fans Channing Tatum goodies that you will not find anywhere else. Today's surprise is extra special, because it's a goodie we've never had before and a first for Channing all rolled into one.

As I mentioned in yesterday's information-packed post, fans can go to the 'Battle in Seattle' official site to get news on the film, send e-cards, buy ringtones and download posters, icons, and wallpapers from the film.

You can even text "BATTLE" to 59925 to get a free ringtone, but what you won't find on the site is a ringtone featuring Channing Tatum. That's where CTU comes in...

I was really excited to find out today that the film has created an exclusive Channing Tatum ringtone just for Channing Tatum Unwrapped readers. All you have to do is text "TATUM" (all caps) to 59925 to get the free ringtone, which is a line that Chan's character Johnson uses in the movie. I do want to warn you that the line's a bit racy, but you can preview the ringtone before you download it.

Every phone is different, but after I received the ringtone via email, I used a free ringtone converter to get the MP3 file to work on my phone.

I also want to remind all of the Fabulous Channing Tatum Fans in New York about the two important screenings coming to your area this week:

Graphic for Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle'SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2008

» New York - The Angelika Film Center
Q & A with Acacdemy Award winner Charlize Theron, Martin Henderson and Dir. Stuart Townsend scheduled at the conclusion of Saturday's 8:00pm show along with a 10 minute intro to the 10:35pm show. [ BUY TICKETS ]

» New York - The Lincoln Plaza
Q & A with Acacdemy Award winner Charlize Theron, Martin Henderson and Dir. Stuart Townsend scheduled at the conclusion of Saturday's 5:30pm show along with a 10 minute intro to the 7:50pm show. [ BUY TICKETS ]

In addition to New York, 'Battle in Seattle' hits numerous theaters across the country this Friday, September 19, 2008. Fans can CLICK HERE to find the growing list of release dates for each of the cities that are currently on the schedule. If you're city is listed, in many cases you can go ahead and buy your tickets from Fandango.com. If your city is not on the list yet, you can demand it by clicking here.

FilmSchoolRejects.com just released a great review of the film. You can check out part of it below and CLICK HERE to read the entire thing:

"It’s a strong film that forces its way into your mind. You’re probably going to cry. There are moments that are going to leave you gasping for air and moments that leave you with your mouth wide open, jaw threatening the floor. It’s the type of movie that would leave my friend Sabrina frustrated, pissed off even, probably yelling obscenities at the screen. Even I couldn’t resist couching the film in political terms, but I can say with confidence as a Square, as someone who sees protesting generally as a waste of time and effort, that this film moved me an inch down the thousand steps it will take for me to understand my friend’s point of view. If you see that inch as minuscule but worthy or if you view it as a great distance, then you’re missing the point. Whether I was moved an inch or not was not the goal of Battle of Seattle. The goal is to move the audience mentally, emotionally and to entertain - and in that, it succeeds in miles."


'Battle in Seattle' also just released a new clip from the film. You all can check it out below:



I want to give a HUGE thanks to 'Battle in Seattle' for the awesome ringtone! I hope you all enjoy it, and go see the movie if it is showing in your area.

Once again, I've been told that BIS may have yet another surprise up their sleeves for you all, so stay tuned to Channing Tatum Unwrapped!!!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Movie News and Exclusive New Set Photos from Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle'

CTU EXCLUSIVE: Channing Tatum on the Set of 'Battle In Seattle'Thanks to Channing Tatum's upcoming film 'Battle in Seattle', a movie about the famous anti-WTO protests, we now have the exclusive stills you see on this post and that feature Channing on the set of the film. They have also promised me that there is more where that came from, so stay tuned.

I was lucky enough to see this awesome film at its US premiere last March at the South by Southwest Film Festival where it had one of its many successful screenings.

We've been waiting a really long time for this film to hit a broader audience, so I'm extremely glad that more fans are finally going to get an opportunity to see it. This Friday, September 19, 2008, 'Battle in Seattle' will have a limited release in US theaters across the country.

There's a lot going on to get the word out about the film, and the movie is doing an incredible job of keeping fans up-to-date on events and news for film release through their official website. Last night, The Washington Note and the New America Foundation hosted a film screening of 'Battle in Seattle'.

To help keep you all updated on past and future events, BIS wanted me to share the info below with you so fans can participate when possible...

SEPTEMBER 10, 2008
» Andre 3000's 'Good Deed': Helping To Bring The Seattle Riots To The Big Screen - MTV.com

SEPTEMBER 12, 2008
» Read Stuart Townsend's interview with The Wall Street Journal

SEPTEMBER 14, 2008
» "Big Screen Battle" Interview with Director Stuart Townsend - SFGATE.com

SEPTEMBER 15, 2008
» "Battle in Seattle is racking up some great reviews from top critics" - SEATTLEPI.com
» "We Are Winning: An Interview With Battle In Seattle Director Stuart Townsend" - HUFFINGTONPOST.com
» Washington DC - WUSA Channel 9 live interview with Director Stuart Townsend

SEPTEMBER 16, 2008
» Michelle Rodreguez on The View
» Advanced screening in New York followed by a discussion with Director Stuart Townsend at the Jacob Burns Center (www.burnsfilmcenter.org)

CTU EXCLUSIVE: Channing Tatum on the Set of 'Battle In Seattle'SEPTEMBER 17, 2008
» Charlize is on The View
» Ray Liotta is on the
Late Show with Conan O'Brien

SEPTEMBER 18, 2008
» Charlize and Martin are on the CBS Early Show

SEPTEMBER 19, 2008
» 'Battle in Seattle' will premiere in the following cities:


Fans can CLICK HERE to find the growing list of release dates for each of the cities that are currently on the schedule. If you're city is listed, in many cases you can go ahead and buy your tickets from Fandango.com. If your city is not on the list yet, you can demand it by clicking here.


SEPTEMBER 19-20, 2008
» New York - The Angelika Film Center
Q & A with Acacdemy Award winner Charlize Theron, Martin Henderson and Dir. Stuart Townsend scheduled at the conclusion of Saturday's 8:00pm show along with a 10 minute intro to the 10:35pm show.
» New York - The Lincoln Plaza
Q & A with Acacdemy Award winner Charlize Theron, Martin Henderson and Dir. Stuart Townsend scheduled at the conclusion of Saturday's 5:30pm show along with a 10 minute intro to the 7:50pm show.

SEPTEMBER 20, 2008
» Live Q & A with Academy Award winner Charlize Theron, Martin Henderson and Director Stuart Townsend at The Lincoln Plaza Theater in
New York
» "At the Movies" will air a review

SEPTEMBER 22, 2008
» Charlize is on the Tonight Show with Jay Leno
» West Coast Premier sponsored by Gen Art

SEPTEMBER 26, 2008
» Los Angeles - Westside Pavilion Landmark
Q & A with Acacdemy Award winner Charlize Theron, Martin Henderson and Dir. Stuart Townsend at Friday's 7:30pm show, along with a 10 minute intro prior 10:10pm show.
» "At the Movies" will air a review.

SEPTEMBER 27, 2008
» Sacramento - Regal 14 Eldorado Hills
Q & A with Acacdemy Award winner Charlize Theron, Martin Henderson and Dir. Stuart Townsend following the 7:00pm show (9:30pm), along with a 10 minute intro prior 10:00pm show.
» Special VIP premier screening in Sacramento, CA with appearences and introduction by director and select cast.

Graphic for Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle'

A couple of film sites have released two new clips from 'Battle in Seattle'. Fans can go to Cinematical.com and FilmSchoolRejects.com to check them out.

Fans can go to the 'Battle in Seattle' official site to get news on the film, to send e-cards, and to download ringtones, posters, icons, and wallpapers from the film. You can also check out even more BIS photos and graphics in the Channing Tatum Unwrapped Photo Gallery.

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Monday, September 15, 2008

IN THE PRESS: Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Featured in This Week's US Weekly Magazine

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan Featured in September 22, 2008 Issue of US Weekly

It's been all over the entertainment news for the past week, so it should be no surprise, but Channing Tatum and his fiancee Jenna Dewan are featured in the "Hot Pics" section of the September 22, 2008 issue of US Weekly Magazine for their recent engagement in Maui.

In case you all have not seen it yet, Fabulous Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan fans here in the US can pick up an issue of the mag on newsstands this week. Fans can also CLICK HERE to see even more photos of the happy couple in Maui.

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Sunday, September 14, 2008

CHANNING TATUM PICTURES OF THE WEEK: Fabulous Fan Drawing

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

Today's Picture of the Week was submitted by Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan Brad who has once again created the beautiful and original artwork you see on this post for Channing Tatum Unwrapped readers to use and enjoy.

The original photo came from Channing's appearance at the 'Pineapple Express' premiere that was held at the Mann Village Theater in Los Angeles, California on July 31, 2008.

Fans can check out both the original photo and Brad's awesome submission below:


 Channing Tatum arrives at the Premiere of Columbia Pictures "Pineapple Express" at the Mann Village Theater in Los Angeles, California (July 31, 2008) Channing Tatum Fan Drawing (Thanks, Brad!!)



Big thanks to Brad for submitting the awesome drawing! Fans can CLICK HERE to see all of the photos from the premiere of both Channing Tatum and and his gorgeous fiancee Jenna Dewan at the recent event.

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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Saturday, September 13, 2008

CTU NEWS: Happy Birthday to Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan, Kerline!!!

Happy Birthday to Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan, Kerline!!!


HAPPY BIRTHDAY
to Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan and CTU Reader
Kerline from New York
from all of your friends here at CTU!!!
HUGGGGSSSSSSSS!!!


Thanks to Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan Naz from London for making the great graphic for Faith!!!


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Friday, September 12, 2008

New Casting Call Announced for Channing Tatum's 'Dear John'

Channing Tatum and Amanda Seyfried Play the Leads (John and Savannah) in 'Dear John'

As I mentioned earlier this week, they finally announced that ‘Mamma Mia!’s Amanda Seyfried will play the female lead opposite Channing Tatum in his upcoming romantic drama 'Dear John'.

I just found a new casting call for the film and thought I would share it with any of Channing's fans who also may be budding actors or actresses. Check it out below..



DEAR JOHN CASTING CALL


Casting call to be held for the Motion Picture adaptation of the Nicholas Sparks novel “Dear John”.

ALL TYPES AND AGES NEEDED TO WORK AS BACKGROUND

A romantic drama about a soldier who falls in love with a conservative college student while home on leave, “Dear John” will be filmed in the Charleston area.

Actor Channing Tatum will play the character lead of John Tyree. Tatum is known for his roles in “G.I. Joe”, “Stop Loss”,“She’s the Man” and “Step Up”. Actress Amanda Seyfried of “Mamma Mia!” and “Big Love” will play his love interest, Savannah Curtis.

The film is to be directed by the oscar-nominated Director Lasse Hallstrom whose credits include such films as “Chocolat”, “The Cider House Rules”, “What’s Eating Gilbert Grape” and “Something to Talk About.” Filming is slated to begin Mid October.

Extras Casting director Tona Dahlquist (of “Leatherheads”, “Forrest Gump” and “Radio”) states that ALL TYPES AND AGES A RE NEEDED to work as background. They are also seeking many men with military experience, those of college age and men of Middle Eastern descent.

Those interested in applying must BRING A NON-RETURNABLE CURRENT SNAPSHOT OF THEMSELVES.

Photos can can be a basic snapshot printed off a computer or even a Polaroid. They just want it to be very current and look like the individual.

OPENING CASTING CALL INFORMATION

DATE:
Saturday September 20,2008

TIME:
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

LOCATION:
Trident Technical College - Main Campus
Building 410 / Student Center ( Rooms 212, 214, 216)
7000 Rivers Ave.
North Charleston, SC 29406




GOOD LUCK to any of Channing Tatum's Fabulous Fans who decide to audition!!!

The city of Charleston and other parts of the South Carolina coastline will provide the backdrop for the majority of this full-length feature film. The filmmaker plans to use South Carolina’s diverse landscape to recreate multiple international locations as Channing's character is deployed around the world, including settings in the Middle East and Africa.

The South Carolina Film Commission says that film professionals wishing to work on the 'Dear John' crew or as a cast extra can also send resumes to submitaresumedj@gmail.com or fax them to (843) 769-8155. You can find additional information at www.filmsc.com.

'Dear John' is set to hit theaters some time in 2009. Filming is currently scheduled to start October 13th, and the production is supposed to be filming through December 2008.

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