Wednesday, December 31, 2008

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

Happy Birthday from Channing Tatum Unwrapped!!!

to the following Fabulous Fans and Fan Club Members who have December birthdays:


Tony C.
Deanna H.
Mara S.
Esther Y.
Tabitha P.
Amanda B.
Sandra M.
Judith W.
Tara T.
Hina R.
Emily R.
Kristen C.
Katherine J.
Natasha R.
Zvetlana G.
Nadia N.
Hayoung J.
Brianne K.
Bianca R.
Vicky S.
Roisin G.
Ciara C.
Nikki N.
Naseera K.
Ashley K.
Massina R.
Mariangela B.
Sabrina G.
Tammy S.
Jessica V.
Katherine V.
Jenny S.
Robert D.
Costin B.


Missy O.
Jody W.
Ashley C.
Nicole C.
Stonetta B.
Whitney S.
Mara S.
Gianna M.
Danielle R.
Kimberly L.
Devina T.
Diganti B.
Kayla L.
Stefanie H.

And all other fans around the world with December birthdays!!!!

The lucky winner of the autographed photo of Channing Tatum is CTU Fan Club Member...

from Huntington Beach, California

Thanks to everyone who submitted birthdays!!! If you would like to get a birthday shout out from CTU, you can quickly join the CTU fan club to be automatically added to the monthly Birthday Program.

If you are not a fan club member or would like CTU to give a birthday shout out to a friend of yours, send an email to fanbirthdays@channingtatumunwrapped.com with "BIRTHDAY" in the Subject and the birthday person's name, mailing address, and birth date (month, day, and year) 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 CTU Fan Club Member on the list will win an autographed picture of Channing Tatum.

Don't miss out on your chance. Join the CTU fan club for FREE, and send in your Birthday Program submissions today!!!

Finally, each month I also add new fan club members to Chan's Top Friends on MySpace. The lucky fans this month are Katherine V. and Tammy S.. Thanks again to everyone for taking the time to join the CTU fan club this month!!!

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Tuesday, December 30, 2008

AS SEEN ON TV: Watch Jenna Dewan's 'Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal' on Lifetime

Lifetime Television had their viewers vote on their favorite movies from 2008, and they are replaying the top 8 movies tomorrow.

After one of Lifetime's strongest movie premieres in years, it's no surprise that Jenna Dewan's drama "Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal" ranks at #3 on their Top Movies of 2008 list, so fans will now get another opportunity to see the film.

The real-life story, which also stars Tatum O'Neal ("Rescue Me", "Wicked Wicked Games", 'Paper Moon') and Ashley Benson ("Days of Our Lives", 'Bring It On: In It to Win It'), is about a group of mean girl cheerleaders nicknamed the "Fab Five". The girls ran their Texas high school and lived to break the rules until a new coach named Emma Carr (played by Jenna Dewan) tried to turn them around.

Fans can check out movie stills with Jenna in the Channing Tatum Unwrapped Photo Gallery and can watch the movie's trailer below...

You can also click on the links below to watch more videos that Lifetime released for the film. You will learn more about the movie through interviews with Jenna, the rest of the cast and crew, and the real people who were involved in the scandal:

  • These Teens Ruled The School: One coach tries to stop some out-of-control cheerleaders in this shocking true story.

  • Girls Gone Bad: The "Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal" is about teens who crossed the line.

  • Wild, Young and Craving Fame: In this scene from "Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal" these girls get attention for all the wrong reasons.

Since it's not re-played very often, fans are constantly asking where they can see this film and if its available for free online. The movie has not been released online as far as I know, so don't miss Jenna Dewan's "Fab Five: The Texas Cheerleader Scandal" when it plays again tomorrow, Wednesday, December 31, 2008 at 6 pm ET/PT (aka 5 pm CT) on Lifetime Television.

Fans can also go to MyLifetime.com to get even more info on the movie.

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Monday, December 29, 2008

NEWS FLASH: More Books Released for Channing Tatum's 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra'

New Books Featuring Channing Tatum's Character Conrad "Duke" Hauser from 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra'

In a previous post, I let you all know about five new books that are going to be released for Channing Tatum's upcoming live-action film 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra'. 

Today, I have two more books that I found on G.I. Joe fan site Hisstank.com. Like before, the books are currently available for pre-order and also feature Channing's character in the film, Sergeant Conrad "Duke" Hauser.

Here are the links to the books on Amazon.com and descriptions that explain what they're all about:

Destro's Plan (G.I. Joe Movie - Paperback)DESTRO'S PLAN (G.I. JOE MOVIE)

While on a mission to transport a case of nuclear warheads, Duke and Ripcord's Special Forces unit is ambushed by COBRA, a secret terrorist cell. Duke soon realizes his long-lost love, the Baroness (also known as Ana) headed up the ambush, but before he can do anything, General Hawk's team of JOES shows up and sends the entire COBRA team packing.

Duke and Ripcord follow the JOES back to their base, the Pit, where they are briefed on what the JOES know. Duke insists on joining the JOES to complete the warhead transport and expose COBRA's ultimate plan to set off the warheads in four major European cities. This Level 3 Ready-to-Read story will feature the enemy of the G.I. JOE team, Destro McCullen.

Knowing Is Half the Battle! (G.I. Joe Movie - Paperback)KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE! (G.I. JOE MOVIE)

Go, JOE! The G.I. JOE team is ready for action in a brand new motion picture from Paramount Pictures and Hasbro, set to hit theaters August 7, 2009! This 64-paged paperback with poster is a kid-friendly book of survival skills.

Want to know how to talk your way out of an embarrassing situation? Or how to graduate from college when you're twelve? Or maybe you want to learn how to be the greatest ninja in the world? Members of the elite G.I. Joe and Cobra teams have all the answers to these questions, and much more. 

This survival handbook contains advice from from the good guys like Duke and Ripcord, and the bad guys like Storm Shadow and Destro, on everything that middle-grade readers would find useful. After all, knowing is half the battle!

I also have a quick trivia question for all of you. Often, movies have different names in different countries.  Can anyone tell me what 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' is going to be called in France? 

If you know the answer, you can show your movie smarts and share it with the rest of the readers by leaving it as a comment on this post. Although I'm sure this will be an easy one for you all...If there is no answer posted in a couple of days, I'll post the answer.

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Sunday, December 28, 2008

REMINDER: Channing Tatum's 'Stop-Loss' Releases on DVD in Australia and Asia

Channing Tatum, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Mamie Gummer, Ryan Phillippe, and Abbie Cornish in 'Stop-Loss'

I want to remind all of Channing Tatum's Fabulous Fans in Australia and Asis that his critically-acclaimed Iraq war drama 'Stop-Loss' was just released on DVD in your countries on December 18, 2008 (Asia) and December 26, 2008 (Australia)!!!

As I previously posted, Paramount had a DVD launch party on December 6th in Sydney, Australia and now fans can buy the DVD on Australian movie sites like Gamehead.com and DVDOrchard.com.au. The DVD can also be purchased in Asia from the site Play-Asia.com.

UK Poster for Channing Tatum's 'Stop-Loss' - UKSTOP-LOSS

'Stop-Loss' stars Channing Tatum, Ryan Phillippe, Abbie Cornish, Joesph Gordon-Levitt, Rob Brown, Victor Rasuk, Timothy Olyphant, Ciaran Hinds, and Mamie Gummer.

The drama tells the tale of an Iraq war hero and his best friend as they return to their small Texas hometown following a tour of duty. They try to rebuild their lives but soon realize that war changes everything.

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Saturday, December 27, 2008

Channing Tatum's 'Public Enemies' and 'G.I. Joe' are the Most Anticipated Tentpoles of 2009

Channing Tatum and the 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' and the 'Public Enemies' Cast

In previous posts, I let you all know that Channing Tatum topped Fandango's Next Star of 2009 Hot List and that his upcoming film 'Public Enemies' made MovieTickets.com Top 10 Most Anticipated Films list.

Fandango.com has released more results from their annual Hot List, and after polling 2000 of its users, both 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' and 'Public Enemies' have made the cut for their Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2009. Below you can check out the results and get a quick synopsis of both films...

Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2009 - According to Women:

1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
2. New Moon
3. Transformers: Revenge of The Fallen
4. Angels & Demons
5. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
6. Star Trek
7. Public Enemies
8. Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian
9. The Lovely Bones
10. Where the Wild Things Are

Most Anticipated Blockbusters of 2009 - According to Men:

1. Star Trek
2. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen
3. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince
4. X-Men Origins: Wolverine
5. Terminator Salvation
6. Watchmen
7. Angels & Demons
8. Public Enemies
9. G.I. Joe
10. New Moon

In case you don't know, here's a short synopsis about both films...

'G.I Joe: Rise of Cobra' Official Posters: Channing Tatum as Duke

'G.I. Joe' is a live action film adaptation of the G.I. Joe: A Real American Hero toy franchise and will be released in US theaters on August 7, 2009. The film is directed by Stephen Sommers, produced by Lorenzo di Bonaventura and written by Stuart Beattie.

'G.I. Joe' is based on the various characters of the franchise and features an extremely large ensemble cast that includes Channing Tatum, Sienna Miller, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Brendan Fraser, Dennis Quaid, Rachel Nichols, Marlon Wayans, Ray Park, Christopher Eccleston, Jonathan Pryce, Arnold Vosloo, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Byung-hun Lee, and Karolina Kurkova.

Channing Tatum's Film 'Public Enemies' with Johnny DeppPUBLIC ENEMIES

'Public Enemies' is a film adaptation of Bryan Burrough's book Public Enemies: America's Greatest Crime Wave and the Birth of the FBI, 1933–34 and is directed by Michael Mann. The crime drama is set during the Great Depression with the focus on the FBI agent Melvin Purvis' (Christian Bale) attempt to stop criminals John Dillinger (Johnny Depp), Baby Face Nelson (Stephen Graham), and Pretty Boy Floyd (Channing Tatum).

The star-studded cast also includes Billy Crudup, Leelee Sobieski, Giovanni Ribisi, Emilie de Ravin, Marion Cotillard, and Stephen Dorff. The film will be released in US theaters on July 1, 2009.

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Friday, December 26, 2008

CTU NEWS: What's New at Channing Tatum Unwrapped?

Channing Tatum Unwrapped Header

I wanted to let you know about a couple of new features that I recently added to the main site ChanningTatumUnwrapped.com and to get your help on an update that I'm going to be making on this blog very soon. Here's what's new at CTU...

  • NEW JENNA DEWAN UNWRAPPED NEWSLETTER: In the Jenna Dewan Unwrapped section of the CTU.com homepage, fans can now subscribe to the new Jenna Dewan Unwrapped newsletter via Email or RSS feed. The new newsletter will include all of the most recent Jenna and Chenna articles I post on the site and the last 10 photos of Jenna that I posted in the photo gallery on any particular day.

  • NEW ARTICLE EMAIL FEATURE: At the top of each post on CTU.com fans can now use the new "Email This Article" feature to easily send a full copy of the article you are reading (pictures and all) to yourself or to a friend. So if you like what you're reading, take a second to spread the word and send the article to a friend or two or three. ;-)

  • VOTE FOR THE NEW CTU BLOG HEADER: Each year, I change the header on this blog. This year, I asked CTU readers to get in on the act and help me redesign the header. In the end, I chose longtime reader Mikey to create three new headers so I would have a few options. He did such a great job that I'm having a really hard time choosing which one I want to use for 2009, so I need your help. Fans can CLICK HERE to take a quick poll where you can help me choose one of the three possible headers. If you click on each image on the poll, you can view a larger version of each header before you vote.

Please cast your vote for your favorite header and check back on New Year's Day to see which header won. Thanks in advance for your help!!!

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Thursday, December 25, 2008

NEWS FLASH: New International Release Dates for Channing Tatum’s ‘Fighting’

Channing Tatum in 'Fighting' - WallpaperI have tons of new release dates to share with you all for Channing Tatum's upcoming action film 'Fighting', which is the first of four films fans will get to see him in in 2009.

The film is set to have an April 24, 2009 theatrical release in the US (a couple of days before Channing's 29th birthday). Through my research, I was excited to confirm that 'Fighting' will have a wide release all around the world, so I'm happy to say that many CTU readers should get an opportunity to see this film.

As always, the dates below are subject to change (and they often do) and I'm sure more countries will be added as the initial release approaches, but for now, here are the international release dates for the film:

  • France and Algeria, Monaco, Morocco and Tunisia - April 22, 2009

  • Russia - April 23, 2009

  • United States - April 24, 2009

  • Netherlands - May 21, 2009

  • Spain - May 22, 2009

  • Australia - June 11, 2009

  • Bulgaria - July 3, 2009

  • Sweden - July 10, 2009

  • Czech Republic - July 16, 2009

  • Germany and Malaysia - July 23, 2009

  • United Kingdom and Ireland and Malta - July 24, 2009

Channing plays the lead in the Dito Montiel-helmed film. The 'Fighting cast also includes actors Luis Guzmán ('Beverly Hills Chihuahua', 'Nothing Like the Holidays', 'Yes Man'), Brian J. White ("The Shield",'Stomp the Yard') and Oscar-nominated actor Terrence Howard ('Iron Man', 'Hustle & Flow', 'Crash').

I recently found the storyline for the film on Universal's website. Fans can read it below...

Small-town boy Shawn MacArthur (Channing Tatum) has come to New York City with nothing. Barely earning a living selling counterfeit goods on the streets, his luck changes when scam artist Harvey Boarden (Terrence Howard) sees that he has a natural talent for streetfighting. When Harvey offers Shawn help at making the real cash, the two form an uneasy partnership.

As Shawn’s manager, Harvey introduces him to the corrupt bare-knuckle circuit, where rich men bet on disposable pawns. Almost overnight, he becomes a star brawler, taking down professional boxers, mixed martial arts champs and ultimate fighters in a series of staggeringly intense bouts. But if Shawn ever hopes to escape the dark world in which he’s found himself, he must now face the toughest fight of his life.

I want to thank longtime CTU reader Sergenkab for sending me the Russian release date for 'Fighting', which is called 'Бой без правил' in Russia and means "Fight Without Rules". Sergenkab also said that 'Battle in Seattle' will be released on DVD in Russia on February 12, 2009, and 'Public Enemies', which they call 'Грабители Банков' (aka "Bank Robbers"), is now scheduled for release in theaters on July 27, 2009.

The dates above have all been added to the CTU Calendar, and I will update them there if they change prior to the actual release of the movie in each country.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays from Channing Tatum Unwrapped!!!

I want to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!!! I also want to give a huge thanks to all of Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan's awesome fans (aka CTU fan club members around the world) who took the time to submit photos and graphics for this year's Holiday gift!

You can now find your gifts in the new fan video below...

Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan's Fans Christmas Gift for X-Mas 2008 - Webmaster Q

You all really did a great job on this year's gift to Chan and Jenna!!! I always appreciate it when you all take the time to participate in our projects here at CTU. I have to also thank our resident CTU video producer, Naz from London, England, for creating the wonderful video, CTU reader Marlie for choosing the song, and CTU reader LightLovely for creating the opening graphic. It was a true team effort, and I can't thank you enough for the time and thought that went into it!!!

Doing this site brings me a lot of joy all year long, and I wish you all just as much joy during this holiday season!!!! Once again...

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to Everyone!!!

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

IN THE PRESS: Channing Tatum Tops "The Fandango 2009 Hot List"

Channing Tatum Wallpaper

In addition to Channing Tatum's upcoming film 'Public Enemies' being declared one of the most anticipated films of 2009, Channing is already making his mark on the new year too.

Movie site Fandango surveyed over 2,000 fans for their 2009 Hot List, and not surprisingly, Channing tops the "Next Big Stars of '09" lists for both men and women. Fans can check out the complete lists below...

Next Big Star of 2009

Women picked:
1. Channing Tatum
2. Emma Stone
3. Ginnifer Goodwin
4. Lynn Collins
5. Hugh Dancy
6. Zachary Quinto
7. Jamal Woodard
8. Chris Pine
9. Jeffrey Dean Morgan
10. Ayelet Zurer

Men picked:
1. Zachary Quinto
2. Chris Pine
3. Lynn Collins
4. Rachel Nichols
5. Channing Tatum
6. Ayelet Zurer
7. Matthew Goode
8. Emma Stone
9. Malin Akerman
10. Jeffrey Dean Morgan

The rest of the “The Fandango 2009 Hot List" that includes the Sexiest Men and Women of 2009 can be found below:

“Who is the sexiest man in the movies for 2009?” (According to Women):
1. Johnny Depp
2. Robert Pattinson
3. Denzel Washington
4. Hugh Jackman
5. Brad Pitt
6. Christian Bale
7. Matthew McConaughey
8. Clive Owen
9. Vin Diesel
10. Keanu Reeves

“Who is the sexiest man in the movies for 2009?” (According to Men):
1. Hugh Jackman
2. Johnny Depp
3. Brad Pitt
4. Christian Bale
5. George Clooney
6. Matthew McConaughey
7. Vin Diesel
8. Ryan Reynolds
9. Denzel Washington
10. Keanu Reeves

“Who is the sexiest woman in the movies for 2009?” (According to Men):
1. Megan Fox
2. Jessica Alba
3. Scarlett Johansson
4. Charlize Theron
5. Salma Hayek
6. Kate Beckinsale
7. Jessica Biel
8. Jennifer Aniston
9. Nicole Kidman
10. Halle Berry

“Who is the sexiest woman in the movies for 2009?” (According to Women):
1. Megan Fox
2. Jennifer Aniston
3. Halle Berry
4. Jessica Alba
5. Salma Hayek
6. Kate Beckinsale
7. Scarlett Johansson
8. Charlize Theron
9. Kate Hudson
10. Julia Roberts

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Monday, December 22, 2008

FAN ENCOUNTER: Acting with 'Dear John's Channing Tatum & Amanda Seyfried

Channing Tatum Leaving the 'Dear John' Set (October 21, 2008)

The new photo on this post shows Channing Tatum leaving the set of his most recent film, 'Dear John', on October 21, 2008 when they were filming on the Isle of Palms beach in Charleston, South Carolina.

As I previously reported, Channing wrapped filming on his Lasse Hallström-directed, highly-anticipated romantic drama last week. Today's Fab Fan Encounter comes to us via fan and extra Jeff Stockhausen, who recently had the opportunity to work with Channing Tatum and his 'Dear John' co-star, Amanda Seyfried, on two of the sets of the movie that will be released some time late in 2009.

Here's what Jeff had to say about his fan encounter...
"I was fortunate enough to have the opportunity to visit a friend on the set of Dear John Tuesday (12/16) and Wednesday (12/17). The first day was at the infirmary at the Citadel and the second was at the studio on Dobbin Rd. I will say that Channing is one of the most down to earth actors I’ve ever met. He was well liked by the crew and always making people laugh. On the second day I was asked to be an extra soldier in a scene with Channing. I also got to meet Amanda Seyfried the second day and she was very friendly too. They both had no problem with me getting pictures with them. She was going to [England] to see friends she made while filming 'Mamma Mia!' and Channing was going to a relative’s wedding after the last day of shooting which was Thursday. Great experience and one I’ll never forget!"
Jeff was even kind enough to send us two photos that he took with Chan and Amanda...

FAN ENCOUNTER: Channing Tatum, Amanda Seyfried, and Jeff Stockhausen on the Set of 'Dear John'

Fans can CLICK HERE to read all of the fan encounters that I have posted here on CTU while Channing filmed 'Dear John' the past two months. You can also check out tons of fan encounter photos in the Channing Tatum Unwrapped Photo Galllery.

Big thanks to Jeff for sharing his fan counter and great photos!!! If you happen to run into Chan or Jenna, send your photos and/or fan encounter stories to fanencounters@channingtatumunwrapped.com. I will post them on the blog to share with envious fans all around the globe! ;-)

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Sunday, December 21, 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 Unwrapped Fan Club member on the site 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 Brianna from Colorado.

Here is what you should know about Brianna:

Channing Tatum Unwrapped Fab Fan Carolyn




Favorite Channing Tatum Picture and Why?:

Fab Fan Spotlight Favorite Photos - BriannaIt is hard to chose just one favorite picture! I like the one with Channing and Jenna, because it is him being himself. He is not in a movie being a
character, just himself! I also like the other one because he has gorgeous eyes and a gorgeous smile! I also like how it shows his reflection on the other side. It just adds to the picture and makes it look so cool!

Favorite Channing Tatum Movie and Why?:

My favorite Channing Tatum movie is 'Step Up', I love this movie for many reasons. One is I love the dancing in it, it has tons of great dance techniques. And Channing being in it makes it all the more better! I think is has great dancers and awesome actors. I especially like how the movie takes two totally different characters with two very different dance styles and puts them together. It makes it all the better!

Favorite Channing Tatum Scene and Why?:

My favorite Channing Tatum scene is in 'Step Up', the final show case. I love that scene, because it is such an amazing dance!! I especially love it because it mixes a bunch of types of dance and combines them in to one really cool dance.

Favorite Channing Tatum Movie Quote and Why?:

My favorite Channing Tatum quote is in 'Step Up' when he is telling Nora "I am fighting for something that is real for the first time in my life!" I just love that quote because it is showing that he really wants something and cares about it. It also kind of says that his character has been through a lot, and when Channing says that, he is so into his character and it makes it mean so much more.

Have you ever met Channing?:

No, I have not ever met Channing. I wish I could say I have, but nope! It is my dream and goal to meet him.

Why are you a Fabulous Channing Tatum Fan?:

I have been a big fan of him since I saw him in 'Step Up'. He is an awesome dancer! I admire him because some day I want to be as good of a dancer as he is! After I saw Channing in that movie I thought he was awesome. I had never really seen any of his other movies, so I got them, and they were awesome too! I really think Channing is an awesome person, and after hearing some of the things he does, I really admire him. Like his charity stuff. Channing Tatum is my role model, and he seems like such a good person. Seeing some of the things he does kind of makes me speak up more, because it is just nice to know that your favorite famous person does good things. It makes me want to be just like him (an awesome person, actor, dancer). :)

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

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

Do you want to be featured in an upcoming Fab Fan Spotlight? I will choose and interview a Channing Tatum Unwrapped Fan Club member each month. If you are a fan club member and would like to be spotlighted, send an email to fabfan@channingtatumunwrapped.com and let me know your fan club username and why you are a Channing Tatum fan.

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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REMINDER: Channing Tatum's 'Step Up 2: The Streets' Releases on DVD in Norway

DVD Cover for Channing Tatum's 'Step Up 2: The Streets' (Norway)I want to let Channing Tatum's Fabulous Fans in Norway know that 'Step Up 2: The Streets', which also stars Robert Hoffman, Briana Evigan, Adam G. Sevani, and Cassie Ventura, was released on DVD in your country on December 17, 2008!!!

'Step Up 3-D' PosterNorwegian fans can go to Platekompaniet.no to buy the DVD, and you can get more info on the film and watch the trailer at the Norwegian movie site Film Web.

Norway is one of the last countries where the DVD will be released, but the next installment of the film, 'Step Up 3-D', is already in the works and is set for a 2010 release with Jon M. Chu directing and Adam G. Sevani starring.

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Saturday, December 20, 2008

CTU NEWS: Channing Tatum Unwrapped Chosen as IMDB News Partner!!!

Channing Tatum Unwrapped Chosen as IMDB News Partner

When I created this site almost 2 years ago, I never could have dreamed where CTU would be two short years later. From Channing Tatum making this his official site to my trip to the set of 'Fighting' in New York and my adventures in Los Angeles this past summer with director Kimberly Peirce, Chan's mom, Chan, and Jenna that all stemmed from CTU's Teen Choice Award nomination for Chan's official MySpace page, it's all been pretty much a fairytale. A fairytale that has taken quite a bit of work, but a fairytale none-the-less.

Well, that tale has continued. I learned this week that IMDB has chosen CTU as a news partner. As of a couple of days ago, all of my articles are now distributed/syndicated on all of their sites around the world.

As a news partner, IMDB has given us our very own official CTU news partner page on their website that shows CTU articles, and we're listed as a partner on their main Movie/TV News page

More importantly, every time I use any actor or film’s name in my posts, IMDB magically adds the article to the news section of the profile of every actor and film I mention. You can click on the image below to see examples of just a few of the profiles where the articles are already showing up...

Channing Tatum Unwrapped Chosen as IMDB News Partner

We're currently the only actor's site that has been accepted and the fact that CTU's articles are now listed with articles from other partners like People.com, Eonline, and TV Guide is actually pretty surreal to me. It’s also great exposure for the site, because it’s bringing in tons of new readers from all over the world to learn about Chan, Jenna, and their projects.

Needless to say, I’m really excited that we were chosen, and it’s a great way to end an eventful year here at CTU, a year that I was already extremely proud of before I received this awesome news.

I also want to take the time to thank all of you. The fact that CTU has a large daily readership is part of the reason why we were chosen. So I want to give a HUGE thanks to each and everyone of you for your continued support!!!

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Friday, December 19, 2008

New DVD Release Date for Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle'

Blockbuster DVD Graphic for Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle'Channing Tatum's drama 'Battle in Seattle' just had it's last theatrical release today in (Coral Gables, Florida), where it's playing at the Bill Cosford Cinema.

Since the film's theatrical releases have officially come to a close and thanks to Leigh over at Michelle Rodriguez's official site, I can now share some exclusive details about the upcoming release of the film on DVD.

'Battle in Seattle' will be released on DVD for rental EXCLUSIVELY at Blockbuster Video on January 27, 2009. It will then be available for purchase in retail stores in March 10, 2009.

It will be available in both DVD and Blu-ray format. The Blu-ray retail price is $29.98, and you will be able to pre-order it at Amazon for $20.99. I've been told that fans may want to hold off on ordering it from Amazon, because there are also plans for a 2-disc special edition DVD in March as well (on top of the regular release at retailers). I can't reveal any specifics on that just yet. When I get the details, I'll definitely let you all know.

For any newcomers who don't know about the film...'Battle in Seattle' is based on one of the most incendiary political uprisings in a generation. The Stuart Townsend-directed film, that (in addition to Channing Tatum) also stars Charlize Theron, Andre "3000" Benjamin, Jennifer Carpenter, Woody Harrelson, Martin Henderson, Ray Liotta, and Michelle Rodriguez, takes an in-depth look at the five days that rocked the world in 1999 as tens of thousands of demonstrators took to the streets in protest of the World Trade Organization.

DVD for Channing Tatum's 'Battle in Seattle'What began as a peaceful protest intended to stop the WTO talks quickly escalated into a full-scale riot and eventual State of Emergency that squared off peaceful and unarmed protesters against the Seattle Police Department and the National Guard. Channing Tatum plays one of the outnumbered riot cops in the film.

Told through true events, 'Battle in Seattle' seamlessly intertwines compelling points of view from a cross-section of society "from protesters and police to delegates and doctors" with no perspective left untold from those who intentionally or accidentally find themselves on the streets of Seattle on those last days of the millennium. Dramatic theatrical performances merge with actual footage of the event to bring these contrasting viewpoints to the screen.

Fans can check out tons of photos from ‘Battle in Seattle’ in the Channing Tatum Unwrapped Photo Gallery and can watch trailers, cast interviews, and exclusive clips of Channing Tatum in the movie on our Youtube Video Channel.

Be on the look out for 'Battle in Seattle' on DVD at your local Blockbuster next month and be ready to buy it in March!!!

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

New Photos of Jenna Dewan at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Salute to Young Hollywood Party

Jenna Dewan at Hollywood Foreign Press Association's Salute to Young Hollywood Party (December 17, 2008)Channing Tatum's fiancee, actress Jenna Dewan, recently wrapped filming in Michigan on her newest movie 'American Virgin' (aka 'Virgin on Bourbon Street') with Rob Schneider and Brianne Davis, so she's been able to attend some events again this past week.

The Hollywood Foreign Press Association (the organization that throws the Golden Globes awards show each year) threw a Golden Globes Salute to Young Hollywood party at Nobu in the Hollywood area of Los Angeles, California last night (December 17, 2008), and I have a few new photos to share with you all.

Jenna was spotted on the star-studded red carpet and inside the event with celebs like 90210's AnnaLynne McCord, Heroes' Kristen Bell, Brea Grant, Twilight's Taylor Lautner, Gabrielle Union, Entourage's Kevin Connolly, Taye Diggs, Sanaa Lathan, Lakeview Terrace's Kerry Washington, and former Dirty Sexy Money actress Samaire Armstrong.

You'll have to excuse me while I take a bit of a girly moment to talk about Jenna's dress...

Ever since she wore a beautiful green dress to the Louis Voutton hosted Vanity Fair Party last summer, green has been my favorite color on Jenna. Seeing her in the gorgeous green Herve Leger bandage halter she wore last night has now solidified the hue as my fav even more, because the color really makes her eyes pop.

OK, girly moment over...

You can check out more photos of Jenna below as she arrives and inside the event with Privileged's Joanna Garcia, Kevin Connolly, Supernatural's Katie Cassidy, and her 'American Virgin' co-star Brianne Davis...

Many of the celebrities that attended the party also designed their own red carpet jewelry and shoes for the event. Their pieces will be sold to the highest bidders at a charity auction at a Los Angeles art gallery on May 28th 2009.

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ON LOCATION: First Look at Channing Tatum Filming ‘Dear John’ at the Charleston Air Force Base

Channing Tatum in Charleston Air Force Base Set Photos from 'Dear John'I'm told that the 'Dear John' crew was seen shooting at the Lafarge cement and sand plants in Harleyville, South Carolina on Monday morning and used "all types of military trucks" for the scene. Channing Tatum will wrap up filming this week for his 2009 Nicholas Sparks-inspired drama 'Dear John' and will be heading home soon to hopefully take a break for the holidays after working on this film for the past two months.

In a previous article, I posted photos of the production team filming at South Carolina's Charleston Air Force Base, but sadly, Channing was nowhere to be found in the pics.

Today, I have more photos from the Charleston Air Force Base set, but this time, we have the very first pictures of Channing Tatum actually filming 'Dear John'!!!

Fans can learn more about the filming and check out all of the photos in a recent article posted on the Charleston Air Force Base website.

The photos attached to the article show the 'Dear John' production crew filming a scene inside a C-17 using a telescopic camera crane and a scene where Chan and extras who are real soldiers pretend to be airborne in a helicopter in front of a blue screen in a hangar on the base on December 4th.

The production company received permission from the Defense Department to use base aircraft, facilities and Airmen to highlight the global airlift mission portrayed in the movie and all of the photos were taken by U.S. Air Force Senior Airman Timothy Taylor...[Read the full story]

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Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Four New Character Posters for Channing Tatum’s ‘G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra’

'G.I Joe: Rise of Cobra' Official Posters WallpaperLong time CTU readers may think you're experiencing a bit of deja vous when you read this post, because this is not the first time you've seen Paramount's newly released 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' posters.

The first time we saw them was this past summer when people who attended various licensing fairs around the world would take photos of the posters at the Hasbro booth and then post them all over the internet, thus the posters were not as clear as we've come to expect.

Paramount Pictures has now officially released graphics for the four character posters for the big budget, live-action film 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' via the the Russian entertainment news site Film.ru (the first site to have official scans online). Yesterday (thanks to the speediness internet), the "new" posters made it around the globe faster than you can say "Duke Hauser".

The posters show characters Duke (Channing Tatum), Ripcord (Marlon Wayans), Snake Eyes (Ray Park), and Baroness (Sienna Miller). Fans can check out and download all four of the new 'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' posters below, and they can also be found in the G.I. Joe set in the Channing Tatum Unwrapped Photo Gallery:

'G.I Joe: Rise of Cobra' Official Posters: Channing Tatum as Duke 'G.I Joe: Rise of Cobra' Official Posters: Marlon Wayans as Ripcord 'G.I Joe: Rise of Cobra' Official Posters: Sienna Miller as The Baroness 'G.I Joe: Rise of Cobra' Official Posters: Ray Park as Snake Eyes

'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' is based on Hasbro's G.I. Joe line of toys that first debuted in 1964 and is directed by big action filmmaker Stephen Sommers ('The Jungle Book', 'Deep Rising', 'The Mummy'). The film's screenplay was co-written by both Stuart Beattie ('Collateral', 'Derailed') and Skip Woods ('Swordfish', 'Hitman').

Here's what the movie's about...

"From the Egyptian desert to deep below the polar ice caps, the elite co-ed GI JOE team, based from it’s headquarters The Pit, deploys the latest in next-gen spy and military equipment to fight crooked arms dealer Destro and the growing threat of the mysterious COBRA organization from plunging the world into chaos."

'G.I. Joe: Rise of Cobra' hits theaters on August 7, 2009.

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