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'True Blood's Kristin Bauer van Straten needs you to help save Africa's elephants and rhinos

Next month, Kristin Bauer van Straten, better known as True Blood‘s Pam, will leave for Kenya, where she’ll spend four weeks filming a documentary about the effort to stop elephant ivory and rhino horn poaching — a cause dear to her South African husband’s family. His grandfather was a professor of physiology who helped treat, relocate, and save wildlife. Just as the experts need help to keep elephants and rhinos from going extinct, Bauer van Straten needs help to fund her film project.

With 19 days left on her Kickstarter campaign, she’s reached roughly two-thirds of her $30,000 goal. She expects the documentary, Out for Africa, to cost triple that. As incentives for pledges, she’s recruited her True Blood castmates to sign items ranging from the common (magazine covers and comic books) to the rare (Joe Manganiello’s modesty sock, which secured a donation of at least $1,000, and Anna Paquin’s signed “super snatch patch,” which has yet to go up for grabs). Forthcoming items include a signed Sookie bra, an Authority necklace, and the Walmart sweatshirt Bauer van Straten wore to EW’s Women Who Kick Ass Comic-Con panel. Members of the cast and crew are also offering their time, whether it be a 30-minute phone call or a dinner. We caught up with Bauer van Straten last week. READ FULL STORY

Channing Tatum talks 'Magic Mike 2': What do you want to see?

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Here at EW, we consider it our duty to bring you all the Magic Mike-related stripping news. It’s because we care.

Since the film opened June 29th, it has earned over $75 million (more impressive: on just a $7 million budget). A Broadway-bound musical is in the works for next summer, so it should be no surprise that Channing Tatum, when asked about a possible Magic Mike 2, told Glamour U.K., “Yes, yes and yes! We’re working on the concept now. We want to flip the script and make it bigger.”

Even bigger? Ignoring the obvious joke (I’m looking at you, Joe Manganiello!) this thrilling news got me thinking about possible Magic Mike 2 plot points. I guess Spoiler Alert! to anyone who has yet to see the movie, but I’m going to be honest: Mike’s plot is about as thin as the waistband of one of their thongs. READ FULL STORY

Your 'Magic Mike' moviegoing experience: EW Exit Poll

What was your Magic Mike experience like? I went opening night in midtown Manhattan and knew I had a good crowd when cheers broke out as Ryan Gosling made his first appearance in the Gangster Squad trailer and there was applause when Channing Tatum made his entrance in Magic Mike walking from his bed to his bathroom nude. It was only an 8:40 p.m. showing, but we’d clearly all hit a happy hour beforehand and there was audible appreciation shown throughout the movie — both for the comedy (Big Dickie Richie’s penis pump, Dallas teaching The Kid to dance) and the moves (people clapped for Tatum’s solos).

I also saw the film Saturday night in Chelsea with a different group of friends. I had high expectations for the audience when we walked into theater 4 and found a DJ. Two male “models” were on hand to dance with patrons and award prizes (like the Magic Mike T-shirt my colleague Sandra Gonzalez received). The pre-show’s emcee seemed to think this crowd was a little tame — “Did you guys actually come here sober?” — and it was. We still got an audible response for Tatum’s entrance and laughter at all the right moments, but there was no spontaneous applause. (There was, however, a theater worker handing out tiny boxes of Crunchy Nut cereal as we left, which I’d like to think was a marketing plan by Kellogg’s and not just a coincidence.)

What was your experience like? Tell us below. Then take our EW Exit Poll. READ FULL STORY

Joe Manganiello talks possible 'Magic Mike' musical: Would you pay to see a live version?

If you go see Magic Mike this weekend, there’s a fair chance after it’s over you’re going to need to see some more stripping, stat.

Step one: Start planning a New York trip with your girlfriends, because Magic Mike may be Broadway-bound.

Magic Mike screenwriter Reid Carolin told USA Today that mini-bombshell at the premiere of the film earlier this week. “We are working on it as a Broadway show, which would be a different story,” said Carolin. “More of a romp, more of a fun night out at a club with a story. I’m almost more excited about that than the movie because I think it’s the perfect thing for women to go see on Broadway, to be participants in the show.”  READ FULL STORY

Channing Tatum leads flash(dance) mob on 'Today' -- VIDEO

Okay, technically, he didn’t take off his shirt — he just opened it to reveal a Magic Mike tank — but the flash mob Channing Tatum led on Today this morning was still a great way to start our Wednesday. At the beginning of the clip, Joe Manganiello provides some nice body roll action as a distraction — and ends up sandwiching Ann Curry with Al Roker. Yes. That happened.  READ FULL STORY

Kylie Minogue eats Doritos off 'Magic Mike' star's stomach

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There are two things we love in this world: Kylie Minogue and Joe Manganiello’s stomach (okay, maybe all of him). But it’s rare that you find both the Aussie dance pop queen and the True Blood star in the same place.

Enter The Soup. Last night on Joel McHale’s pop-culture roundup, Manganiello rocked a prosthetic-looking stomach that not only disguised his Magic Mike stripper abs, but also was the hiding place for a very lucky Doritos chip — a chip the “Timebomb” singer proceeded to eat right off him with a few disturbing moans and plenty of .gif-worthy faces. McHale was right when he said the two were trying to break the Internet. READ FULL STORY

'Magic Mike' red band trailer rewind warning!

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A red band Magic Mike trailer from the UK has hit the Web. (We still get the movie on June 29, America. Do not change your girls’ night to July 11.) Watch it below. There is so much skin. READ FULL STORY

'Magic Mike' star Joe Manganiello's craziest pre-fame job? Hint: It involved a pirate suit

In case you haven’t heard yet, Magic Mike (out June 29) was inspired by star Channing Tatum’s old career as a stripper. So when EW got Tatum and his cast mates Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, and Matt Bomer together for this week’s cover story , we asked if anybody else had a pre-fame job that might make a good Steven Soderbergh movie.

Everyone shared their best odd jobs (Bomer worked on a gas pipeline; McConaughey spent a wild year in Australia), but it was True Blood star Manganiello who had the entire table engrossed with his showstopping story about his craziest before-he-was-famous gig. In fact, he told it so perfectly that we’ve decided to share the whole thing, barely edited, right here. READ FULL STORY

Channing Tatum on 'Magic Mike' manscaping, plus exclusive video from our cover shoot

Steven Soderbergh’s Magic Mike (out June 29) is based on Channing Tatum’s actual experience as a stripper in his teens. But getting into character for the movie still required some out-of-the-ordinary preparation for the 21 Jump Street star and his costars Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello, and Matt Bomer. Check out this (slightly NSFW) snippet from EW’s raucous roundtable interview with the stars, available on stands this week, before clicking through our exclusive photo gallery.

EW: They told you to wax for the movie? READ FULL STORY

This week's cover: Channing Tatum and the cast of 'Magic Mike' in a nakedly honest interview

In honor of Channing Tatum, the star of 21 Jump Street and The Vow whose stint as a stripper inspired Magic Mike (out June 29), this week’s cover does a little striptease of its own. Once you’ve taken in the sight of Tatum looking dapper all by himself, the flaps open to reveal a photo of him with his Magic Mike pals Matthew McConaughey, Joe Manganiello (True Blood), and Matt Bomer (White Collar), all of whom play dancers at a male revue in the R-rated drama, directed by Steven Soderbergh.

(See Tatum and McConaughey talk about their best dance moves in a video below. For even more exclusive behind-the-scenes footage, visit us on Facebook.)

EW brought the group back together for a wet and wild photo shoot followed by a rowdy, booze-soaked dinner, where the costars swapped their best stories about acting, waxing, and baring (nearly) everything in their new film. “Actors, generally, if we finish our scenes early one day, we go home. It wasn’t like that on this set. Especially during the dances—we were there cheering everybody on,” says Tatum, who was there when a frenzied group of extras accidentally ripped off McConaughey’s thong during a dance number. “It was a collection of women being like, ‘I have to tip him,’ and then the weight of all the dollar bills in their hands just took [his thong] off,” Tatum recalls, laughing. Consummate actor that he is, McConaughey didn’t even break character. “I stayed in sequence,” he says proudly. “I went for the tuck. [Mimes covering his manhood] I went for the roll. [Mimes doing a forward roll] And I finished the dance.”

Watch the video below. READ FULL STORY

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