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Here's an 18-year-old Channing Tatum stripping at a club in Florida

It’s one thing to know that Channing Tatum got some of his Magic Mike moves from his days as a real-life stripper, and it’s an entirely separate thing to then watch an 18-year-old Channing Tatum—who went by his stage name Chan Crawford—grind on middle-aged women and rock a neon thong. But thanks to Us Weekly, we now know exactly what the latter feels like.

Thanks to a video of Tatum dancing at a Florida club called Male Encounter, we can now analyze how he has grown as a dancer. The takeaways? Tatum was a little more flexible as a teen and definitely into the flow-y hip movement—weren’t we all? And just generally, there was a lot more happening with his hands. Then again, that’s probably because he didn’t know what to do with all of the extremely baggy clothes on his hot bod. Welcome to 1999 everybody, where the party never stops and the clothing never fits.

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'22 Jump Street': 10 pop-culture references you might have missed (and three you wish you had)

No doubt fans of 21 Jump Street recognized plenty of callbacks and self-deprecating cracks made by Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum in the über-meta sequel 22 Jump Street. From a running gag about how sequels are more expensive versions of the exact same thing (including undercover partners Schmidt and Jenko’s high-tech new HQ, which Jenko describes as cool “as a Cube of Ice”) to the line “F— you, doves!” (surely a throwback to the first installment’s fan-favorite line “F— you, science!”), the movie was chockablock with them.

That said, judging from some conspicuous moments of silence during gags at the screening I attended on Friday night, some of the deeper-cut references went over viewers’ heads. Hill is a real comedy geek and co-directors Phil Lord and Chris Miller’s The LEGO Movie was bursting at the seams with pop-culture riffs, so it’s only fair that more of their flourishes get full credit.

Below, we list a few of 22 Jump Street‘s loving homages to comedy greats, cameos, and gangsta rap. (SPOILERS!) READ FULL STORY

Jimmy Fallon has one question for Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and Ice Cube: 'Sup'? -- VIDEO

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22 Jump Street stars Channing Tatum, Jonah Hill, and Ice Cube surely had plenty to say about their new film when they stopped by The Tonight Show on Friday. But host Jimmy Fallon had just one question for the stars: “Sup?”

It’s a simple question that the pals made unnecessarily complicated, answering the greeting in the most ridiculous ways possible. Sup-sounding replies included: soap, lentil soup, sippy cup and… Patrick Duffy?

Tatum and Hill bro out in the new comedy, going undercover as college kids, so we get the joke. But the bit comes this-close to bringing on flashbacks of those “Wassup!” Budweiser commercials, a piece of nostalgia no one needed.

Check out the Tonight Show clip below: READ FULL STORY

What Channing Tatum wishes he had never told a journalist -- LISTEN

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Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are heading back to school (college this time) on Friday in 22 Jump Street. Our cover men took a break from the books (and partying) to chat with Entertainment Weekly editor Matt Bean for a Town Hall on EW Radio SiriusXM 105 that premieres Friday, at 7 p.m. ET.

During the chat, Bean asked Tatum about a supposed bet he and Hill made about how much 21 Jump Street would make opening weekend. “I should have never uttered this to a journalist as a joke,” Tatum said, kicking himself. “It caught fire like we actually made this real bet.” Hill predicted $30 million, Tatum predicted $35 million; the film made around $36 million. “If he ever pisses me off, I’m definitely collecting,” Tatum quipped.

The duo also discussed working with Ice Cube and performing (and evading) their own stunts, and played “Who Said It,” in which they listened to lines from each other’s movies and had to guess which movies the lines were from. Tatum beat Hill three to two-and-a-half. (Hill got half a point for knowing a director but not the film — curse you Side Effects!)

For a sneak peek of the Town Hall, check out the clips below, and find the whole show On Demand at SiriusXM.com immediately after it airs. Now, back to the books, boys. READ FULL STORY

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill reveal their first celebrity crushes (and their love of 'The Goonies') -- VIDEO

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Sure, Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill both star in the upcoming 22 Jump Street – but when we sat down with the actors for our latest cover shoot, EW discovered that they share more than just a movie screen. Not only do both actors love The Goonies equally — they also share a certain celebrity crush.

To find out more, watch the duo take our Pop Culture Personality Test below:

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This week's cover: Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum get bromantic for '22 Jump Street'

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Jonah Hill and Channing Tatum are perfect for each other — anyone can see that. The stars of 22 Jump Street may be going back to school this Friday, but they have a kind of chemistry that can’t be taught. “If I wasn’t with my wife and Jonah had lady parts,” says Tatum, “I would probably ask him out.”

In this week’s Entertainment Weekly, Hill and Tatum discuss their new movie, a sequel so self-aware it’s practically sentient, and  trade jokes, compliments, and insults like one of those couples who finish each other’s sentences and french fries. “We are a quote-unquote odd couple,” says Hill. “That dynamic is true of our relationship on screen and off screen. We are incredibly different, we come from incredibly different worlds, and it is a yin and yang thing.” READ FULL STORY

Channing Tatum and Jonah Hill made an X-rated '21 Jump Street' bet

If you ever gamble with Channing Tatum, you should know what he means by going “all in.”

Monday on Conan, the 22 Jump Street star revealed the terms of a bet he made with his co-star, Jonah Hill, back when 21 Jump Street was released. If a movie breaks $30 million in its first weekend, Tatum explained, then it’s done very well for itself. But when 21 Jump Street premiered, Tatum was feeling even more confident, telling Hill the film would do over $35 million. Hill said that if it did, he would kiss the tip of Tatum’s penis — “over the boxers,” he specified. “I’d say that’s a key piece of fabric for the story.”

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Ellen DeGeneres gives Matt Bomer costume suggestions for 'Magic Mike 2' -- VIDEO

Matt Bomer appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today to promote his new HBO film, The Normal Heart – but it’s another movie, Magic Mike, that ends up stealing the spotlight (as strippers tend to do).

As soon as DeGeneres says those two little words, conjuring images of hot men in Speedos, the ladies in the audience start losing their minds. She asks Bomer — who played a dancer in the film loosely based on co-star Channing Tatum’s experience as a stripper — for scoop on Magic Mike 2.

“My understanding is it’s gonna start this fall,” Bomer says. “And I think Channing announced recently that it’s about… it’s kind of a road trip film that leads to a stripper convention.” (This, of course, leads to plenty of “woooos!” from the audience.) READ FULL STORY

Channing Tatum reveals the 'Magic Mike XXL' plot

Our wait for details on the Magic Mike sequel set to hit theaters in July 2015 is over, ladies and (gay) gentlemen. Thanks to GQ’s July 2014 cover story on Channing Tatum (read it here in its entirety) we now know the plot will revolve around our favorite male exotic dancers going to a strippers’ convention. According to GQ, that’s the first memory of his stripper days Tatum shared with his producing partner Reid Carolin when pitching the first film: “I want to do the story of when I’m in a dark U-Haul with a bunch of these guys and we’re doing drugs driving up to the stripper convention.” Magic Mike director Steven Soderbergh told them the idea wasn’t a scene in the movie — it was a movie in itself. So the sequel will now be inspired by two conventions Tatum attended when he was 19. “The women would come from miles and miles around,” Tatum says, recalling one audience numbering 3,000. “Then you lock the doors and you say all bets are off. It gets zany and crazy, and it’s a wild ride. It’s an incubator for insanity. It doesn’t matter almost what you do onstage. I don’t want to put anything in black and white on a page, but if you’ve been to one, you know how crazy it gets, and now pour kerosene on that. You’ve seen Magic Mike — now multiply that. Mob mentality. It’s just exponentially crazier. I thought it was absolutely insane.” READ FULL STORY

'X-Men' producer says Channing Tatum will play Gambit, teases other spinoffs

Days of Future Past promises to fit more X-Men into an X-Men movie than any X-Men movie ever before. Naturally, the curious moviegoer is led to ask: Could the next X-Men movie possibly feature even more X-Men, as we evolve towards the ultimate singularity moment when life will be measured not in time but in unconfirmed X-Men casting rumors?

Current franchise steersman Bryan Singer has told French magazine Cine Premiere that he’d like to fit Gambit and Nightcrawler into 2016’s X-Men: Apocalypse. Now series producer Lauren Shuler Donner has kinda-sorta-completely confirmed that Gambit will be joining the franchise…and that he’ll be played by Channing Tatum. READ FULL STORY

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