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Channing Tatum spoofs Jean Claude Van Damme Volvo ad with epic split -- VIDEO

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Though we haven’t even seen a teaser trailer yet, the folks behind the upcoming 22 Jump Street decided to have a little fun behind the scenes by spoofing the new Volvo ad featuring Jean Claude Van Damme and his unbelievably flexible body.

In terms of flexibility, Channing Tatum proved he has plenty in Magic Mike. But the former Sexiest Man Alive (now that guy with tattoos has the title) got into character for the upcoming sequel to show off his own epic abilities.

Compare the clips below:
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Pop Culture Pet Peeve: Misleading trailers

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Spoiler Alert: If you haven’t watched Side Effects or Flight and don’t want them to be spoiled for you, stop reading now!

Not too long ago, my roommate and I decided to enjoy a Friday night in with nothing but some microwave popcorn and whatever we could find on On Demand. And after flipping through On Demand’s entire library, it seemed we would be spending the evening with Channing Tatum, Rooney Mara, and Jude Law in Side Effects, which looked like some sort of psychological thriller. Let me refresh your memory. Here’s the trailer:

After watching the trailer, we felt sufficiently prepared for a psychological puzzle/love story. Too bad it actually ended up being less of a psychological puzzle and more of an average hoax movie. Not only did Tatum’s character die like 20 minutes into the movie — there goes my eye candy (Sorry, Jude) — but the thriller aspect of the film had nothing to do with drugs or anyone’s psychological problems but rather with super manipulative women. And to top it all off, the love story I ended up getting was between Catherine Zeta-Jones and Rooney Mara? I don’t understand!

Maybe I wouldn’t have disliked the movie so much if going into it I had watched a trailer that adequately prepared me for what I was about to see. Let’s face it: A misleading trailer can ruin a movie, or, as was the case with Flight, it can just really throw you off.

Let me start by saying that I loved Flight. It was a great film. But, going into it, I expected a story about a respected pilot who was being falsely accused of alcohol abuse after he landed a plane that just about any other pilot would have crashed. Or perhaps he wasn’t being falsely accused at all, but regardless, I expected to be on his side. I was ready to cheer him on and scream “How dare they!” and “Show some respect! He was the only one who could’ve landed that plane!” at the screen. It also didn’t help that Denzel Washington played the pilot — how could you not root for Denzel?!

Instead, what I got was one of the most in-depth, frustrating, and powerful stories about addiction I had ever seen. I spent the entire film with my fists clinched as I watched Washington’s character give in to his addiction, therefore ruining his life. I did want to scream at the screen, but it had nothing to do with defending the man in front of me. I was in for much more of an emotional roller coaster than I had expected, all because the trailer hadn’t properly prepared me. Thanks a lot.

These are both pretty big examples of misleading trailers. Most of the time, the misleading elements are just one aspect of the trailer: It presents something as a comedy that is really a drama, or it shows every funny scene in the entire movie in the trailer, so you’re left with a not-very-funny film. Or, in my case, you’re left screaming at the man you came prepared to love, or you’re left with a lot of Jude Law when you were hoping for a lot of Channing Tatum.

Now it’s your turn! What are your trailer pet peeves? Have you ever been completely mislead by a film’s trailer?

Robert Downey Jr. tops Forbes' list of highest-paid actors

It pays to be Iron Man.

Between June 2012 and June 2013, Iron Man 3 and Avengers star Robert Downey Jr. netted an estimated $75 million, nabbing him the No. 1 spot on Forbeslist of Hollywood’s Highest-Paid Actors. Unlike the Celebrity 100 List, this one is all about money, something that Downey knows a lot about recently. The Iron Man trilogy has grossed over $2 billion while The Avengers is now the third-highest grossing film ever.

A decade ago, if you had said that Downey would be King of Hollywood, you probably would have been met with laughter. Even though he appeared in some well-regarded projects — even receiving a Golden Globe for Ally McBeal and an Oscar nod for Chaplin — his drug abuse and erratic behavior was well documented and prevented studios from investing too heavily in his projects. He soon cleaned up, bounced back, and reinvented himself with his career-making turns in Iron Man and Tropic Thunder. READ FULL STORY

John Hodgman explains why men in action movies wear those white tank tops

John Hodgman is an apocalypse expert, which you know if you’ve watched his comedy special John Hodgman: Ragnarok, taped on Dec. 21, 2012, now streaming on Netflix. That’s why when he stopped by recently to take the EW Pop Culture Personality Test (look for the video soon), we asked him to weigh in on a very important issue: Must a man wear a white tank top to save the world (or our president) in an action movie? Below, he works it out — and comes to an interesting conclusion. READ FULL STORY

A look back at Channing Tatum in 'She's the Man'

Congratulations are in order for Channing Tatum. He’s got his likely summer blockbuster, White House Down, opening today; he’s been killing it on the press front (Channing all over your Tatum is now a real-life phrase. Congratulations!) and I don’t think I’ve ever wanted a kid more than watching him adorably dance with co-star Joey King on Good Morning America. But he wasn’t always such an A-list stud (Or, more accurately, A-list; he was always a stud). Back in 2006, Tatum was best known for a little teen comedy called She’s the Man.

She’s the Man is, 100 percent unironically, one of my all-time favorite movies. I’m not saying it should have won an Oscar, but when it comes to a film I can watch over and over again, Amanda Bynes dressing up as a dude to prove that ladies are just as good at soccer as the boys, muttering weird catchphrases while her hot roommate/crush Duke (Tatum) parades around in a white tank top while school president David Cross — surely collecting a paycheck! –  makes everyone uncomfortable is a romp that can even find the laugh lines in systemic gender inequality. Plus, the whole thing is based on Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night. Highbrow!

I’m bringing this movie up today because it’s where the White House Down star got his leading-role start (He’d previously had small parts in things like Coach Carter and  Havoc). He may now have successfully moved on to bigger things, but I’ll never forget the sensitive hunk who fell in love with his roommate. Below, five incredible Tatum-specific moments from She’s the Man (and yes, many of them are shirtless). A star is born!
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Oprah snags top spot on Forbes Celebrity 100

After losing out on the No. 1 spot in 2012, Oprah is once again sitting on top of the Celebrity 100 throne. In my dreams, Oprah is currently lip-synching and dancing along to Yeezy’s “I Am a God” in one of her massive mansions.

In the annual Forbes ranking, pop sensation Lady Gaga came in at No. 2 while direcor Steven Spielberg and singers Beyonce Knowles and Madonna finished in the top five. READ FULL STORY

Which of Channing Tatum's many white tank tops is the best? POLL

In the upcoming White House Down, Channing Tatum takes on terrorists while protecting the president — all while wearing a white tank top. But as we went through Tatum’s roles in our head, we realized the white tank may be his go-to choice of top — he’s also worn it on screen in Magic Mike, Fighting, The Dilemma, She’s the Man, and Step Up.

So which white tank does Tatum rock the best? Vote below!
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Is Brad Pitt taking promotional lessons from Justin Timberlake?

Make a note: Summer 2013 was the time the biggest actors of the ’90s took a cue from the younger kiddos and started really promoting their summer films in a new way.

Call it part of the Timberlake effect. Justin Timberlake pulled out all the stops promoting his album The 20/20 Experience in March, memorably hosting Saturday Night Live, co-hosting a week of Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, heck, he even had a Target-sponsored release party that aired on The CW. Some people rolled their eyes, but the 24/7 attack paid off: The album opened at No. 1, moving 968,000 copies its first week.

Will Smith certainly seemed to be following Timberlake’s lead with his 100 percent all-in approach to getting people into theaters to see After Earth. This alone isn’t new: Smith has always been a good sport about promoting his movies, but this time around, he seemed to be really trying: He hit the talk show circuit hard by reuniting and performing the iconic Fresh Prince of Bel-Air theme song (with Alfonso Ribeiro!) and kissing his son during a televised chat that seemed designed as viral Internet bait. He might as well have gotten in the ring and shouted, “Are you not entertained?”
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Jimmy Kimmel wants to 'Channing All Over Your Tatum' -- MUSIC VIDEO

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Tonight, Jimmy Kimmel debuted a music video for the vaguely explicit slow jam “(I Wanna) Channing All Over Your Tatum,” featuring White House Down costars Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx, along with Miley Cyrus, Olivia Munn, and Gabourey Sidibe. Don’t blink or you’ll miss the Matt Damon cameo. READ FULL STORY

MTV Movie Awards: Rebel Wilson's most outrageous jokes

MTV Movie Awards host Rebel Wilson is known for a particularly uncomfortable brand of comedy. Witness: Pitch Perfect‘s Fat Amy, who told the Barden Bellas she adopted the moniker “so skinny bitches like you don’t do it behind my back.” Considering the fact that at least one promo for tonight’s show featured a punchline in which Wilson found her in a compromising position regarding Channing Tatum’s junk, it seemed clear that the Aussie hostess wouldn’t spare the salacious.

To her credit, Wilson didn’t go the safe route. Most of her jokes fell on the absurdist side of the comedy spectrum rather than the conventional, Poconos-style yuks that hosts generally adopt for these occasions. (The one exception, in her intro of Kerry Washington: “Our next presenter is one of the few actresses that plays strong black women more than Tyler Perry.”) Whether her one-liners landed or not, they certainly delivered an across-the-board jaw-drop factor.

Below, we run down Wilson’s most obscene, sometimes cringe-worthy, lines from the 2013 ceremony. READ FULL STORY

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