When Foxcatcher arrives in theaters this weekend — the dark, true-life drama about the murder of Olympic wrestling champion Dave Schultz (played by Mark Ruffalo) — it may leave you with a looming question, “Wait, is that really Channing Tatum?” No, not just because Tatum — like his co-star Steve Carell (who plays eccentric millionaire and Schultz’s murderer, John du Pont) — is virtually unrecognizable due to the film’s stunning physical transformations. It’s because Tatum, as the tortured Olympic wrestler (and Dave’s brother) Mark Schultz, reaches staggering new heights as an actor.
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We know Channing Tatum is bringing lots of stripper moves to Magic Mike XXL (amen), but he seems more concerned about his 16-month-old daughter Everly eventually watching another one of his movies. “Step Up, she’s going to end up watching a lot,” Tatum revealed at the New York press conference for new movie The Book of Life.” It’s going to be her punishment.” With that new dad glow, the actor talked about his beautiful baby girl and revealed what kind of moves he pulled on wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum that got little Everly born in the first place.
Channing Tatum‘s new movie Side Effects gets released today, which is sure to provide some much needed hotness in the wake of the snow-icane about to slam the Northeast. OK sure, technically the Steven Soderbergh flick also stars Jude Law as the male lead. But ever since Magic Mike, we’ve sort of had an unrealistic expectation for exactly how much of Channing we get to see in any given movie.
Ahh, the joys and wonders of being a first-time parent: The adorable way the baby holds tight to your finger, the precious laughs and smiles, and of course, the fussing, the crying, and the pooping! Channing Tatum has just a few more months until he and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s welcome their bundle of joy this summer, and although he has prepped himself with the best baby books a first-time dad can have, there’s one thing this Magic Mike star is worried about: diaper duty.
…And we’re back! Our favorite show, American Horror Story: Asylum went on hiatus over the holidays, leaving us twiddling our thumbs on Wednesday nights without Evan Peters on our screens. We had so many unanswered questions about Briarcliff, Bloodyface and Grace’s baby. Rest assured, our beloved horror show returned last night and progressed the plot line in multiple ways. Sister Jude undergoes electroshock therapy after being diagnosed with manic depression, Grace has Kit Walker’s baby, the Monsignor Timothy O’Hara kills Sister Mary Eunice and Dr. Arden commits suicide to reunite with Sister Mary. Some critics have referred to Ryan Murphy’s AHS as the evil twin of his other show, Glee, and we never felt that way more than after watching last night’s episode. From the dance number to the virginity-losing, Briarcliff was less like an asylum and more like the halls of McKinley High. Here are our favorite Glee-like moments from “The Name Game.”
1.The Name Game – This comparison is by far the most obvious. In the middle of the episode, Lana Winters asks Sister Jude if she knows her own name after receiving electroshock therapy. Without answering Winters, a delirious Sister Jude trudges to the new jukebox in the asylum and selects Shirley Ellis’ classic to play, “The Name Game.” When she plays the song, Sister Jude immediately transforms into a glamorous early ’60s songstress and the bleak patients of Briarcliff get their groove on. Where is Kurt to bust out a showstopper when we need him? While we know this is a dream state and American Horror Story has its absurd moments, we couldn’t help but imagine Ryan Murphy in the writer’s room suddenly deciding to insert a dance number into the episode. Even for AHS, this felt out of place.
Jessica Simpson confirmed the pregnancy we pretty much all knew about already with a tweet yesterday that read, “Merry Christmas from my family to yours!” accompanying a deadly cute photo of 7-month-old daughter Maxwell Drew in front of the words “Big Sis” written in the sand. It by far surpasses Simpson’s “Mummy” tweet from last Halloween, and also makes us really wish she’d been able to break this news herself, rather than some “friend” who sold the story to Us weeks ago.
UPDATE: Weight Watchers also let Jessica announce her new pregnancy in a 30-second ad, released today. “Being healthy has become a part of who I am, which is great timing, because I’m having another baby,” she says. (WW made sure to add a printed message on the ad that says, “Pregnant women are not eligible to join Weight Watchers. Jessica has stopped following the plan and intends to return after she gives birth.”)
The announcement made us think back to all the other varied ways in which celebrity moms announced their big news to the world in 2012. Here are some of our favorites:
Snooki’s “OMG! I’m Pregnant!” Us Weekly Headline: This is another one we pretty much already knew about before the story was published, but the fact that we could totally hear Snooki’s voice as we read that headline made it more unique than your typical pregnancy story sold to a tabloid.
Amber Rose Follows Beyonce’s Example: Following a couple of weeks of speculation, Amber accompanied Wiz Khalifa to the MTV VMAs this year in a lacy skintight gown and caressed her little bump on the red carpet, leaving no more doubt about their big news. Months later, it looked like Jenna Dewan-Tatum was doing the same red-carpet reveal in her flowy princess gown at VH1 DIVAS, but she and Channing Tatum decided to let us guess for a few more hours before going the typical publicist-to-magazine route.
Did we call this yesterday, or what? Actually, we didn’t really call it, as we tried to respect Jenna Dewan-Tatum and Channing Tatum’s wishes to announce their big news — that Jenna’s pregnant with their first baby — in the manner of their choosing, i.e. by having their rep confirm the news to Us Weekly and People today. But we just couldn’t ignore the fact that Jenna’s empire-waisted, princess-worthy gown screamed “baby bump” last night at VH1 DIVAS. And when Jenna and Elisha Cuthbert were onstage introducing Ciara, the Step Up star totally touched her belly in that semi-subconscious expectant mother way.
Jenna and Chan “are pleased to announce that they are expecting the birth of their first child next year,” their rep told People. Congrats, you two! We hope the world can stand the inevitable cuteness a Tatum baby will bring. To prepare ourselves, here are some adorable pictures of the happy parents-to-be:
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We don’t really mean that headline how you think — since we’re against calling “baby bump” on ladies who have yet to announce anything themselves. We’re mostly just admiring Jenna Dewan-Tatum’s fairy princess look — complemented by that princess-worthy headband and bright, youthful makeup — on its own merit. But when we saw Mrs. Channing Tatum step onto the purple carpet for tonight’s VH1 DIVAS, where she’s a presenter, we thought, “Whoa, mama.”
“On the way to @VH1DIVAS! I am in full fairy mood tonight,” Jenna tweeted.
Also, this empire cut is like one of the many dresses we pregnant ladies saved from our un-knocked-up days and have been able to pull out and wear in full, er, bloom too. So, if Jenna is not yet carrying a mini-Chan, this sexy look might inspire her Sexiest Man Alive to get to work on that ASAP, and then she can recycle this look later!
“I’m ready; I think she’s ready,” Channing Tatum told People about starting a family in his Sexiest Man interview last month. We’re ready for you, too!
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American Horror Story: Asylum has portrayed it all — from murders to amputations, Ryan Murphy leaves nothing to the imagination. Still, we are used to many of these graphic scenes just from visiting our local movie theater during Halloween season. As gruesome as it is, we are accustomed to the blood spewing, the white-tiled basement filled with murderous tools, and the exorcisms. We love Murphy’s wink to the horror genre and his dramatic flair, but this week’s episode seemed more disturbing than the usual stabbing. Lana Winters finds out she’s pregnant with Dr. Thredson’s baby and is determined to have an abortion — hence the title of the episode “The Coat Hanger.” The titular scene was probably one of the most disturbing things I’ve seen on this show so far. Now that they’ve depicted such a thing, what else can really be portrayed? Have we overcome the shock factor? Where do we go from here? Here is my list of questions from this week’s episode and what’s next for the rest of the season. Let me know if you have any answers, readers. We’re looking at you too, Ryan!
1. Did Dr. Arden take Kit Walker’s tape of Thredson admitting his crimes? Can Kit trust him now that they have this new alliance?
2. Is Grace having Kit Walker’s baby? Do you think she’s even carrying a baby?
3. Is Grace still alive or just a figment of Dr. Arden’s imagination? Did the aliens bring her back to life? What should we make of her?