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May 21, 2015

Their buff bodies being used to ratchet up interest in male stripper sequel before July release

At last, the five main actors in the summer sequel Magic Mike XXL are together in one poster.

Channing Tatum, Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash and Adam Rodriguez, previously been featured in individual posters, are shirtless, ripped and doing dance moves.

The male stripper flick hits theaters in the US on 1 July but for more than a month, Warner Bros has been unveiling individual posters of the main male cast members.

May 15, 2015

Also takes viewers on behind-the-scenes visit to set of Magic Mike XXL in which he has small role

It seems doubtful that Nick the gardener is actually still mowing Ellen DeGeneres and Portia de Rossi’s lawn but he's still dropping in on Ellen's daytime show.

On Thursday (14 May), the muscular green thumb showed up and shared with viewers some memories from his time on the set of Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the 2012 nit about a group of male strippers.

Some of the film's stars, including Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello, chat with Nick and Tatum is impressed with his physique.

May 6, 2015

Matt Bomer, Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello are taking it all off again

Magic Mike XXL won't hit theaters in the US until 1 July but the tantalizing pre-release hype continues.

Warner Bros. on Wednesday (7 May) released its first full trailer for the sequel to the 2012 film about a merry band of male strippers led by Channing Tatum.

In addition to Tatum, a real-life former stripper, the sequel also brings back Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Alex Rodriguez from the first movie.

The highlight of the 2:03 trailer is Manganiello impromptu dance inside a convenience store next to a Pepsi refrigerator.

May 6, 2015

Matt Bomer, Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello are taking it all off again

Magic Mike XXL won't hit theaters in the US until 1 July but the tantalizing pre-release hype continues.

Warner Bros. on Wednesday (7 May) released its first full trailer for the sequel to the 2012 film about a merry band of male strippers led by Channing Tatum.

In addition to Tatum, a real-life former stripper, the sequel also brings back Matt Bomer, Joe Manganiello and Alex Rodriguez from the first movie.

The highlight of the 2:03 trailer is Manganiello impromptu dance inside a convenience store next to a Pepsi refrigerator.

April 20, 2015

Golden Globe Award winner reprises male stripper role in sequel to 2012 box office hit

It's Monday which means the marketing forces behind Magic Mike XXL have unveiled a new poster of one of the sequel's hunky stars.

This week it's Matt Bomer who reveals a body that is in ideal shape for a male stripper flick.

Reprising his role of Ken in the 1 July release, Bomer is joined in the sequel by fellow returnees Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello and Adam Rodriguez.

The openly gay actor is a much bigger star than when the first film came out in 2012.

March 22, 2015

Scandal star compares fight for marriage equality to fight for interracial marriage

Scandal star Kerry Washington thought she was going to have a podium when she walked onto the stage at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday night to accept the Vanguard Award at the GLAAD Media Awards.

It turns out she didn't need one to deliver a passionate speech about equality that was so powerful that it left the star-studded crowd on its feet.

'I think some stuff needs to be said,' Washington told the audience that included Ellen DeGeneres, Portia de Rossi, Channing Tatum, Patricia Arquette, Viola Davis, Andrew Rannells and Zoe Saldana, among others.

March 22, 2015

Director Roland Emmerich also honored with special award

There was no shortage of star power at the GLAAD Media Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on Saturday led by honoree Kerry Washington and presenters Ellen DeGeneres and Channing Tatum.

DeGeneres took the stage to a standing ovation and quipped: 'This is the largest gathering of gay people in one room since yesterday. So congratulations to us!'

The ceremony was one of several held by GLAAD each year honoring media for fair, accurate and inclusive representation of the LGBT community and the issues that affect their lives.

February 19, 2015

'How do you beat the selfie that broke the Internet?'

Neil Patrick Harris told Ellen DeGeneres Wednesday (18 February) that he's been having nightmares and it's all her fault.

'How do you beat the selfie that broke the Internet?' this year's Oscar host asked last year's Oscar host.

Harris was speaking of the all-star selfie that DeGeneres engineered with the likes of Bradley Cooper, Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Channing Tatum, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie and Kevin Spacey, among others.

February 18, 2015

The next project of the German-born director of Independence Day and Stargate will be a drama on the 1969 Stonewall riots

Writer-director Roland Emmerich is to be honored at the upcoming GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles. He will be presented with the Stephen F. Kolzak Award by actor Channing Tatum.

Openly gay, German-born Emmerich has helmed some of Hollywood’s biggest hits in recent years.

Relocating to the US in the early 90s, his credits include Stargate, Independence Day, The Day After Tomorrow and 2012. He directed Tatum – who is soon to wow audiences in the eagerly-anticipated sequel to Magic Mike – in 2013's White House Down.

February 11, 2015

‘It’s just a free-for-all, and it’s exhibitionist and fun'

Taking it all off and strutting his stuff got a little easier the second time around for Matt Bomer.

The Golden Globe Award winning actor reprises his role as a sexy male stripper this July in Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the 2012 film about a merry band of male strippers led by Channing Tatum.

While Tatum had experience as a stripper in real life, the role in the Magic Mike movies initially took Bomer out of his comfort zone.

February 11, 2015

‘It’s just a free-for-all, and it’s exhibitionist and fun'

Taking it all off and strutting his stuff got a little easier the second time around for Matt Bomer.

The Golden Globe Award winning actor reprises his role as a sexy male stripper this July in Magic Mike XXL, the sequel to the 2012 film about a merry band of male strippers led by Channing Tatum.

While Tatum had experience as a stripper in real life, the role in the Magic Mike movies initially took Bomer out of his comfort zone.

February 4, 2015

Features Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer with not a lot on

The trailer for Magic Mike XXL is out today (4 February).

Featuring Channing Tatum and Matt Bomer, the film promises more sweat, sex and shirtless men in the sequel.

Following the 2012 smash hit, the second Magic Mike film follows the guys attending a stripper convention.

Also starring is Joe Manganiello, Kevin Nash, Adam Rodriguez, Elizabeth Banks and Andie MacDowell.

Tatum revealed the trailer on his Facebook page, teasing: 'A little cold outside? Maybe this'll warm you up!! #MagicMikeXXL'.

Watch the trailer here:

February 4, 2015

'Look, but you can't touch'

Channing Tatum has revealed the poster for Magic Mike XXL on Instagram.

'Look, but you can't touch...until tomorrow. Tune in to @theellenshow! #MagicMikeXXL,' he wrote.

The actor shows off his chiseled abs and towards toward the word 'coming' splashed across his crotch.

Channing will appear on Ellen Degeneres Wednesday to promote the sequel, in which reprises his role as Mike and attends a strippers' convention with the other guys.

February 4, 2015

'Look, but you can't touch'

Channing Tatum has revealed the poster for Magic Mike XXL on Instagram.

'Look, but you can't touch...until tomorrow. Tune in to @theellenshow! #MagicMikeXXL,' he wrote.

The actor shows off his chiseled abs and towards toward the word 'coming' splashed across his crotch.

Channing will appear on Ellen Degeneres Wednesday to promote the sequel, in which reprises his role as Mike and attends a strippers' convention with the other guys.

January 19, 2015

Former Olympic wrestler tweets: 'I'm sorry I said I hated it. I love it'

Retired wrestler and 1984 Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz is sorry he blew his stack on social media over the movie Foxcatcher which is based on his real-life story.

'I'm sorry I said I hated it. I love it,' Schultz has posted on Twitter.

Channing Tatum portrays Schultz in the film which also stars Oscar nominees Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo.

January 19, 2015

Former Olympic wrestler tweets: 'I'm sorry I said I hated it. I love it'

Retired wrestler and 1984 Olympic gold medalist Mark Schultz is sorry he blew his stack on social media over the movie Foxcatcher which is based on his real-life story.

'I'm sorry I said I hated it. I love it,' Schultz has posted on Twitter.

Channing Tatum portrays Schultz in the film which also stars Oscar nominees Steve Carell and Mark Ruffalo.

January 2, 2015

Former Olympic wrestler calls certain scenes between Channing Tatum and Steve Carell a 'sickening and insulting lie'

One person not happy with the movie Foxcatcher is the man whose real-life story the film starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo is based on.

Mark Schultz, a retired wrestler and 1984 Olympic gold medalist, takes issue with the film suggesting he (played by Tatum) might have had a sexual relationship with benefactor John du Pont(Carell).

January 2, 2015

Former Olympic wrestler calls certain scenes between Channing Tatum and Steve Carell a 'sickening and insulting lie'

One person not happy with the movie Foxcatcher is the man whose real-life story the film starring Steve Carell, Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo is based on.

Mark Schultz, a retired wrestler and 1984 Olympic gold medalist, takes issue with the film suggesting he (played by Tatum) might have had a sexual relationship with benefactor John du Pont(Carell).

October 14, 2014

Nick the gardener has impressed during shirtless appearances on boss' show

Channing Tatum called The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday (13 October) with big news about the Magic Mike sequel - but he wasn't calling for Ellen.

The actor was calling for Ellen's hunky gardener, Nick, who just happened to be on the set picking apples while shirtless.

'After careful inspection of your ab region, we have deducted that we need you in Magic Mike XXL,' Tatum told a disbelieving gardener whose real name is Bill Reilich.

The talk show host had floated the idea during one of the gardener's previous appearances on her show.

October 14, 2014

Nick the gardener has impressed during shirtless appearances on boss' show

Channing Tatum called The Ellen DeGeneres Show Monday (13 October) with big news about the Magic Mike sequel - but he wasn't calling for Ellen.

The actor was calling for Ellen's hunky gardener, Nick, who just happened to be on the set picking apples while shirtless.

'After careful inspection of your ab region, we have deducted that we need you in Magic Mike XXL,' Tatum told a disbelieving gardener whose real name is Bill Reilich.

The talk show host had floated the idea during one of the gardener's previous appearances on her show.

September 9, 2014

Star makes video parody to promote DVD version of 22 Jump Street

Leave it to Channing Tatum to find a socially acceptable way to graze another guy's crotch.

The 22 Jump Street and Magic Mike star calls it 'The Dick Graze' and insists in a fun video parody that it's 'the new craze.'

'That's just a little way I like to say hello. It's called The Dick Graze,' he casually tells a cameraman after he grazes his crotch with his hand after a promo shoot for the DVD of 22 Jump Street.

When the cameraman asks for details, Tatum launches into a rap song parody and makes clear: it's about grazing, not grabbing.

September 9, 2014

Star makes video parody to promote DVD version of 22 Jump Street

Leave it to Channing Tatum to find a socially acceptable way to graze another guy's crotch.

The 22 Jump Street and Magic Mike star calls it 'The Dick Graze' and insists in a fun video parody that it's 'the new craze.'

'That's just a little way I like to say hello. It's called The Dick Graze,' he casually tells a cameraman after he grazes his crotch with his hand after a promo shoot for the DVD of 22 Jump Street.

When the cameraman asks for details, Tatum launches into a rap song parody and makes clear: it's about grazing, not grabbing.

September 2, 2014

Matthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello return for Magic Mike XXL - Matt Bomer also rumored to be in the cast

The sequel to the 2012 box office hit Magic Mike has begun filming this week with Channing Tatum returning in his starring role as a male stripper.

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey is not in the cast this time around but True Blood's Joe Manganiello returns and Matt Bomer and Alex Pettyfer are also rumored to be resuming their roles, according to Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB).

September 2, 2014

Matthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello return for Magic Mike XXL - Matt Bomer also rumored to be in the cast

The sequel to the 2012 box office hit Magic Mike has begun filming this week with Channing Tatum returning in his starring role as a male stripper.

Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey is not in the cast this time around but True Blood's Joe Manganiello returns and Matt Bomer and Alex Pettyfer are also rumored to be resuming their roles, according to Internet Movie Data Base (IMDB).