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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

Matthew McConaughey HAS to return for 'Magic Mike' sequel

The McConaissance was a wonderful thing for pop culture. It brought us Mud, and True Detective, and of course, culminated in Mr. Alright, Alright, Alright finally earning an Oscar for his work in Dallas Buyers Club.

But are fans of Matthew McConaughey about to experience a downside to the actor’s recent success? The Channing Tatum-penned Magic Mike sequel, Magic Mike XXL, just received a release date of July 3, 2015. If things Work Out As They Should, it should be a wonderful two hours of G-strings, ’80s songs, and showcases of Tatum-created dance moves (ideally with less Alex Pettyfer and more Zac Efron). But what if recent Oscar winner Matthew McConaughey decides he’s above returning for the sequel? (A rep for the actor didn’t respond to EW’s request for comment.) READ FULL STORY

MTV Movie Awards: Sneak peek of Rebel Wilson in 'Magic Mike' -- VIDEO

The MTV Movie Awards has always relished a movie parody. If this leaked clip of Rebel Wilson’s “never-before-seen” Magic Mike cameo is any indication of what’s in store tonight, this year’s show won’t disappoint. In the clip, Matthew McConaughey’s (only slightly dubbed) Dallas introduces “Pregnant,” a baby bumped-up Wilson, to the Xquisite stage.

The Kid (Alex Pettyfer) looks on in horrified bemusement as “Pregnant” — decked out in spandex shorts, cowboy boots, a mesh top, and a Mia Wallace-wig – struts out  to Salt-n-Pepa’s “Push It” and gyrates. Naturally, the ladies in the crowd go wild. She even gets an unexpected dance partner (hint: it’s not Channing Tatum).

If even Mike warned, “You don’t want to know what I have to do for twenties,” we’re guessing you really don’t want to know how far this gal’ll go…. Check it out below.

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Nominated for Nothing: 'Magic Mike'

Just about every year, brilliant movies are utterly ignored by the Oscars. The Searchers, Groundhog Day, Breathless, King Kong, Casino Royale, Touch of Evil, Caddyshack, Mean Streets, The Big Lebowski — the Academy has a long history of overlooking comedies, action movies, horror flicks, hard-boiled genre pics, artsy foreign films, and documentaries that aren’t about World War II. This year, we’ll be taking a closer look at films that were too small, too weird, or perhaps simply too awesome for the Academy Awards. These are the Non-Nominees.

The Film: Affectionately known as “Channing Tatum’s stripper movie,” the Steven Soderbergh film is about man at a crossroads: Does “Magic Mike” keep grinding his moneymaker to bank those singles he’s saving to start his own custom-furniture business, or, does mentoring a fresh face (Alex Pettyfer) for his shady boss (Matthew McConaughey) make him see that he’s losing more than he’s gained and hang up his G-string for good?

Why it Wasn’t Nominated: EW’s Owen Gleiberman gave the movie an A-, so we could pretend this had an actual chance to follow in The Full Monty‘s footsteps and garner a nod as one of the year’s Top 10 (or nine) best pictures. But even with Soderbergh’s name attached, no one wanted to take this film seriously. (Especially the people who paid to see it multiple times even though they thought there wasn’t enough stripping and that Cody Horn, as Tatum’s love interest, was way too wooden.) The real snub here is that McConaughey, who’s picked up supporting actor honors from the New York Film Critics and National Society of Film Critics among others this awards season, didn’t score his first Oscar nomination for playing narcissistic club owner Dallas. The critics remember their summer raves for McConaughey’s commitment, but the buzz had faded by the time Academy members got to voting: Only one acting nomination this year came from a film with a U.S. release date before September, and that’s Beasts of the Southern Wild’s lead actress Quvenzhane Wallis. Another uphill battle: All supporting actor nominees this year have not only been nominated before, they’ve all won before. But perhaps the biggest mountain for McConaughey to climb was the idea that him playing a shirtless beefcake with a chill vibe and his eye on the prize (moving the revue from Tampa to Miami) wasn’t a stretch. (We didn’t penalize Alan Arkin for playing Argo‘s acerbic movie producer, did we?) READ FULL STORY

Oscar snubs Ben Affleck, Kathryn Bigelow, Matthew McConaughey: Which omission hurts the most?

The Oscar nominations were announced this morning, and while we all congratulate the lucky ones, we can also lament those left off the list. Let’s start with EW Entertainer of the Year Ben Affleck: Although Argo nabbed seven nods, including Best Picture, supporting actor Alan Arkin, and adapted screenplay, he didn’t make the director’s cut. Zero Dark Thirty helmer Kathryn Bigelow was also snubbed, despite the film’s five nominations — among them Best Picture, actress Jessica Chastain, and original screenplay. The directing category is always ripe for gripes when it doesn’t include those behind the year’s Best Picture noms (see also: Django Unchained‘s Quentin Tarantino and Les Miserables‘ Tom Hooper this year).

As for acting snubs, there’s The Sessions‘ John Hawkes, Arbitrage‘s Richard Gere, and Django‘s Leonardo DiCaprio — all of whom scored Golden Globes nominations. And our dream of seeing Matthew McConaughey recognized for Magic Mike has sadly gone unrealized.

Which snub have you dubbed the most egregious this morning? Feel free to tackle any category. (No screenplay nod for Perks of Being a Wallflower or Looper!)

Read more:
Oscar 2013: The nominations revealed …
Gallery: 25 Biggest Oscar Snubs of All Time
EW’s Oscars 2013 HQ
Anthony Breznican’s Prize Fighter column

Tops on Facebook in 2012: 'Hunger Games,' fun., Channing Tatum, and (no joke) 'Duck Dynasty'

This morning, Facebook announced its “2012 Year in Review,” a series of lists of the top trends of the year. And befitting a website that boasts hundreds of millions of users, popular, youth-skewing taste ruled the day — with one very hairy exception.

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'Pitch Perfect': High and higher notes of the little a cappella comedy that could

release” put its money where its mouth was last night. As a liberal arts grad and (casts down eyes) former a cappella groupie, I had to face facts: I am that core audience. (WARNING: Mild spoilers follow.)
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Joe Manganiello's #FourWay with Retta, Yvette Nicole Brown, and Octavia Spencer: Read it!

There were probably many friendly Twitter feuds over True Blood‘s Joe Manganiello over the weekend, but none as entertaining as the one that erupted between Parks and Recreation‘s Retta (who’s long expressed her appreciation for the actor during her live-tweet viewings of the show), Community‘s Yvette Nicole Brown, and The Help‘s Oscar winner Octavia Spencer. Enjoy it below. Manganiello eventually responds in an attempt to restore peace.  READ FULL STORY

'Magic Mike' audition tape from Jason Biggs -- VIDEO

Jason Biggs’ “unreleased Magic Mike audition tape” has surfaced on YouTube. Watch the NSFW video below. Apparently he read for Matthew McConaughey’s role (not really) and performed two of Dallas’ most memorable scenes — the opening “no, no, no, no, no” monologue and the dance tutorial. If you just want to see him strip to Ginuwine’s “Pony,” jump to 2:53. Spoiler: There is a thong involved.  READ FULL STORY

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