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Director Confirms No 'Magic Mike' Sequel For Matthew McConaughey

September 18th, 2014 2:05pm EDT
Director Confirms No 'Magic Mike' Sequel For Matthew McConaughey
According to Director Gregory Jacobs, Matthew McConaughey will not be bringing his shirtless self back to the set of the new "Magic Mike" sequel, "Magic Mike XXL."

That readers, is a darn shame!

Jacobs confirmed to IndieWire that the second Magic Mike movie will have returning actors Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello, Alex Pettyfer and Matt Bomer reprising their roles.

Since McConaughey won an Oscar for "Dallas Buyers Club," word was that he would not return to film a sequel to the wildly popular "Magic Mike." McConaughey, who was the type of actor who defied convention for many years, rep...
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Channing Tatum Writing 'Crazy & Fun' Sequel To 'Magic Mike'

February 11th, 2014 11:25am EST
Channing Tatum Writing 'Crazy & Fun' Sequel To 'Magic Mike'
Channing Tatum has started penning the script for the "Magic Mike" sequel.

On Sunday he posted a photo of himself looking at a bust on his desk of co-star Matthew McConaughey. He captioned the image: "What better way to start writing #MagicMike2 than with my old friend Dallas? #runatribe."

The 2012 film was loosely based on the actor's life and centered on a sexy male stripper named Mike, who takes a 19-year-old under his wing and teaches him how to dance, party, pick up women and make a lot money.

Tatum, 33, promises the sequel will be more fun. He explained: "It will essentially be t...
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2012 DVD & Blu-ray Holiday Gift Guide

November 22nd, 2012 8:00pm EST
Starpulse holiday gift guide
Hollywood has put out some great home entertainment releases over the past few months, and we have some suggestions for the film lover, TV fanatic, secret santa and more!

Not sure what to buy your picky uncle or reclusive sibling? Do you need something for the office grab bag? Check out our list of this season's must-have DVDs and Blu-ray discs...

FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY

THE AVENGERS

The premium 4-Disc Blu-ray Combo Pack provides 5-unique ways to enjoy “Marvel’s The Avengers” (on Blu-ray 3D, Blu-ray, DVD, Digital Copy and Digital Download of “Avengers Assembled” Music from and inspired by...
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Check Out The Scintillating 'Magic Mike' On DVD, Blu-ray & More Oct. 23

October 21st, 2012 6:30am EDT
Magic Mike
Channing Tatum stars in "Magic Mike," a drama following an upstart male stripper (Alex Pettyfer) who is mentored by a veteran dancer named Magic Mike played by Tatum.

Mike is an entrepreneur with a lot of talent and a lot of charm. He spends his days seeking the American dream, from roofing houses to designing furniture. At night, he takes off his clothes for money. The hot headliner at an all-male revue, Mike has been working at the strip club for years, showing off his original dance moves. But eventually a new woman enters his life, and it makes him second guess his late-night occupati...
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2012 Summer Blockbusters - The Winners & The Losers

September 8th, 2012 3:00pm EDT
The Avengers
Sometimes the task of getting people to flock to the movie theatres during the summer months can be tricky, as some would rather soak up the rays from the sun instead of those coming from the projector. But if the soothing sensation of a cool, dark room isn't enough to attract the audience, what is? Here's a recap of this summer's hits and misses at the box office.

The season kicked off big time with "The Avengers," which brought in a record $207.4 million during its first weekend. Performances by stars such as Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans and Scarlett Johansson brought life to Iron Man,...
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Channing Tatum In Talks To Play Evel Knievel

July 11th, 2012 8:36am EDT
Channing Tatum
Channing Tatum is revving up for a new role as daredevil stuntman Evel Knievel.

The Magic Mike star is in talks to play the legendary motorcyclist in a new motion picture based on Stuart Barker's 2008 book Life of Evel, and he has also been lined up to produce the project, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Knievel, who died in 2007 aged 69, was known for his daring bike jumps and for breaking 433 bones during his career.

The stuntman was previously played on the big screen by George Hamilton in 1971 film Evel Knievel, while Knievel played himself in 1977 movie Viva Knievel.
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Olivia Munn Opens Up About Her Topless Scene In 'Magic Mike'

July 10th, 2012 7:19pm EDT
Magic Mike
Actress Olivia Munn kicked her cast mates off the set of Magic Mike before shooting her topless scene in the film so only a select group of crew members could catch a glimpse of her modesty.

The sexy star plays Channing Tatum's love interest in the risqué film about a troupe of male strippers, and in one particular sequence the 32 year old was expected to strip down for the cameras as her character stepped out of the shower.

However, conservative Munn admits she was so self-conscious about baring her boobs; she wouldn't let her hunky co-stars Matt Bomer, Matthew McConaughey and Joe Mang...
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'Spider-Man' Takes Top Spot At Box Office; Doesn't Do As Well As Predecessors

July 9th, 2012 8:56am EDT
The Amazing Spider-Man
Earning $65 million, "The Amazing Spider-Man" swung into first place at the box office over the weekend. The film, starring Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone, opened to positive reviews on Tuesday and made a record-breaking $7.5 million in midnight ticket sales.

The film earned a total of $140 million over its six-day opening, less than the three previous films from the franchise. The first "Spider-Man" (2002) made $144.2 million in its six-day start, and "Spider-Man 2" (2004) made $180.1 million. "Spider-Man 3" (2007) took home a respectable $176.2 million.

Mark Wahlberg's "Ted" dropped to...
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This Summer's Hottest Male Movie Stars

July 8th, 2012 8:00am EDT
Christian Bale the Dark Knight Rises
Superhero flicks "The Amazing Spider-Man" and "The Dark Knight Rises" are two of the biggest releases this month, and they star some of Hollywood's hottest celebrities.

On July 20, Christian Bale returns as the caped crusader, which picks up following the events in the previous film. He battles the deadly bane (Tom Hardy) and Catwoman (Anne Hathaway).

Oh, but there's more. Much more.

Escape the outside heat and get hot inside by seeing your favorite male stars on the big screen this summer. Watch the cast of the stripper flick "Magic Mike" and Colin Farrell and Jeremy Renner from the Aug...
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Matthew McConaughey's Wife Stole A Sneak Peek At His Stripping Scenes

July 6th, 2012 8:16am EDT
Matthew McConaughey Magic Mike
While working on set of his film "Magic Mike," Matthew McConaughey's wife Camila Alves snuck inside to watch her husband perform his stripping scenes.

McConaughey, who plays strip club owner Dallas on the big screen, said he was unaware that Camila came to watch him.

"I didn't know she was there. She had sneaked in at the back and I'm glad I didn't know because I would have been even more nervous than I was. But I got it done and she enjoyed it. She gave me the thumbs-up," he told Britain's Daily Mirror newspaper,

"It was nerve-racking to dance in front of everyone live. Then having to s...
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Mark Wahlberg's Foul-Mouthed 'Ted' Breaks Box Office Records

July 2nd, 2012 9:00am EDT
Ted
Mark Wahlberg's new movie "Ted," about a foul-mouthed teddy bear, stunned Hollywood by taking in $54.1 million over the weekend. The film debuted at number one and broke "The Hangover's" box office record for the biggest R-rated opening in the United States.

Wahlberg plays John Bennett, who as a little boy is granted a wish - his beloved teddy bear Ted (voice of Seth MacFarlane) comes to life. As an adult, John wrestles with the lingering consequences.

At number two at the box office was stripper flick "Magic Mike," starring hotties Channing Tatum, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello and Ma...
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Could Mark Wahlberg's 'Ted' Take The Top Spot At The Weekend Box Office?

June 29th, 2012 9:43am EDT
Ted
Pixar's "Brave" opened strong last weekend with $66.3 million in ticket sales, and opinion is divided as to how much it will earn this weekend, according to the Hollywood Reporter.

If the animated film earns 50 percent less, $33 million, the comedy "Ted" could usurp the top spot. The film, by "Family Guy" creator Seth MacFarlane, centers on a man (Mark Wahlberg) who wrestles with the lingering consequences of a childhood wish - making a teddy bear come to life.

Also opening this weekend is the highly buzzed about stripper film "Magic Mike," starring Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, A...
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Alex Pettyfer Gained Too Much Weight For 'Magic Mike'

June 28th, 2012 5:19pm EDT
Alex Pettyfer
British star Alex Pettyfer went overboard bulking up to play a stripper in Magic Mike and was ordered to lose weight before shooting began.

The actor hit the gym to beef up his physique after being cast as an exotic dancer in the Hollywood movie, but after gaining 27 pounds, producers decided he was too big. Pettyfer was then forced to undo all his hard work and slim down before filming kicked off last autumn.

He tells Britain's Men's Health magazine, "I put on a bit of weight for this film. I started off at 169 pounds and went up to 196 pounds. They told me I was too big, so in the end...
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Besides The Cast Of 'Magic Mike', Five Actors We'd Like to See Strip

June 28th, 2012 2:05pm EDT
'Magic Mike' opens June 29th
On Friday, June 29th, 'Magic Mike' hits theaters. I have no idea if this film will be any good but I do know that there are many worse ways to spend two hours than watching Alex Pettyfer, Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello strip. A fact that got us at Starpulse to thinking about other male celebrities we’d like to see take it all off for the sake of their art and their wallets.

So it’s been left to me to give you a taste of the men not included in 'Magic Mike' we’d like to see strip in the movies (or, heck, in real life). Here are the top five as chosen by a totally non-scientific poll of...
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Channing Tatum And Scantily Clad Dancers Show Their Moves On 'Today'

June 27th, 2012 1:07pm EDT
Channing Tatum
This morning Channing Tatum dropped by Today to promote his new film Magic Mike. What better way to show what the film is all about than having a bunch of scatily clad dancers storm the set?

In a dance led by Tatum, a flash mob crowded the Today set and shook their stuff while wearing short shorts and Magic Mike tank tops. Unfortunately, Al Roker didn't join in.

It was a collaboration of two hot topics: Magic Mike is buzzing due to steamy promos and trailers, and the Today Show is making headlines as it tries to pay off Ann Curry so she will leave the show.

What...
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Channing Tatum Dresses As Marilyn Monroe In 'Magic Mike'

June 26th, 2012 4:57pm EDT
Channing Tatum as Magic Mike
By now you know that Magic Mike is the movie about male strippers and some of Hollywood’s hottest hunks are taking it off. Channing Tatum plays Mike in a story inspired by his brief stint as a nude dancer when he was 18. What you don’t know is the movie also features Tatum in drag. In one scene he appears as Marilyn Monroe in the silver gown and blonde wig. That was also inspired by Tatum’s real life.

“Yeah, I did that to a buddy of mine on his birthday,” Tatum said. “He was eating at a restaurant and I walked in as Marilyn and basically sang him happy birthday and embarrassed the hell out...
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Channing Tatum's 'Magic Mike' Already Headed For Broadway?

June 25th, 2012 9:45pm EDT
Magic Mike
Channing Tatum and Matthew McConaughey's male stripper flick Magic Mike; which opens this Friday; is already headed for the stage, according to the film's screenwriter.

Reid Carolin, who co-produced the film with Tatum and wrote the story based on Tatum's days as a stripper in Tampa, Florida, says that the film's production team has big plans to bring the story to Broadway.

"We are working on it as a Broadway show, which would be a different story," Carolin tells USA Today, "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 b...
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Trailer Talk: 'Magic Mike,' & 'Ted,' Display Originality And Promise

June 25th, 2012 2:23pm EDT
Magic Mike
If you missed last week’s dramedy “Seeking a Friend for the End of the World,” you definitely need to see it. Lorene Scafaria does a smashing job in her directorial debut, crafting a movie that’s both funny and poignant. For more of my thoughts, take a look at my review.

Continuing last week’s format, Trailer Talk will now only discuss the wide release films coming to theaters. From now on, I’ll only make note of indies and documentaries when I think they’re worth watching in the theater.

MY PICKS FOR THE WEEK: “Magic Mike” and “Ted.”

MAGIC MIKE

An experienced male stripper named Mik...
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Hot 'Magic Mike' Premiere Pics: McConaughey, Manganiello & More!

June 25th, 2012 9:14am EDT
Matthew McConaughey & Camila Alves
The guys (and the gals) came out in full force for the Los Angeles premiere of "Magic Mike" yesterday. Matthew McConaughey looked dapper in a tuxedo with his new wife Camila Alves by his side. She opted for a bright blue sequined shift dress.

Channing Tatum showed up with wife Jenna Dewan wearing a gray suit, while his wife wore a short black dress.

"True Blood" hunk Joe Manganiello looked snazzy in a shiny silver suit, and co-star Alex Pettyfer wore a gray suit with a button-down white shirt and no tie.

The film centers on an upstart male stripper (Pettyfer) who is mentored by a vetera...
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Matthew McConaughey Created His Own Stripper Scene For 'Magic Mike'

June 21st, 2012 6:51pm EDT
Matthew McConaughey
Actor Matthew McConaughey created his own stripper sequence in racy new movie Magic Mike - because he knew he'd come to regret not taking the opportunity to hit the stage and bare all, like his castmates.

The newlywed Dazed And Confused star agreed to play strip club boss Dallas in director Steven Soderbergh's saucy project last year, and admits the script he read required him to keep his clothes on.

However, the 42 year old couldn't resist the once-and-a-lifetime opportunity to try his hand at erotic dancing, so he picked out a song and wrote in a risque sequence for himself.

He says, "...
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Matthew McConaughey Demanded 'Magic Mike' Bongo-Playing Scene

June 21st, 2012 2:25pm EDT
Matthew Mcconaughey
Actor Matthew McConaughey urged writers to include a bongo-playing scene for his character in his upcoming film Magic Mike so he could poke fun at his infamous 1999 arrest.

The Lincoln Lawyer star was taken into custody for possession of marijuana and resisting arrest following a noise disturbance. Police found the actor naked, banging on his bongo drums in his Austin, Texas home in the early hours of the morning on October 26th, 1999.

The drug charges were later dropped and McConaughey was fined after pleading guilty to a lesser count of disturbing the peace. And now the 42 year old ha...
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Jenna Dewan 'Proud' Of Husband Channing Tatum's Nudity In 'Magic Mike'

June 15th, 2012 8:42am EDT
Magic Mike
One of the much-buzzed films of the year, "Magic Mike," is attracting a lot of attention for its eye candy. Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey and Joe Manganiello are just some of the guys who strip off in the new film, which hits theaters June 29.

The film is based on Tatum's work as a male stripper before his acting career took off. His wife Jenna Dewan isn't jealous that so many people will see her husband nude on the big screen. She told E! Online, "I was prepared. I knew what was coming, but I think the movie is amazing. I'm happy for people to see it. He's so good in it. I'm just so...
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Matthew McConaughey Euphorically Endorses Male Stripping

May 18th, 2012 11:30am EDT
Magic Mike
Matthew McConaughey relished his role as a raunchy stripper in new movie Magic Mike; insisting shedding his clothes in front of a baying crowd was like a "drug".

The Sahara star will portray Dallas, a retired dancer who owns the strip club where Channing Tatum's character works in the movie, based on the G.I. Joe actor's own brief stint as a stripper in his teens.

McConaughey wasn't expected to take off his clothes for the role, but persuaded director Steven Soderbergh to let him bare all - and he admits the experience gave him a high.

He tells The Advocate, "It wasn't in the script, ...
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Matthew McConaughey Doesn't Need A 'Stunt Ass' & Is All For 'Gay Power'

May 16th, 2012 4:00pm EDT
Magic Mike
"Magic Mike" star Matthew McConaughey is quite honest in a new interview in The Advocate. He opens up about stripping in his new film as well as his support for gays and people regardless of their sexual orientation.

"Magic Mike" doesn't hit theaters until June 29, but it's been making waves for obvious reasons - hot men will be taking it all off on the big screen. In the film, an upstart male stripper (Alex Pettyfer) is mentored by a veteran dancer (Channing Tatum). The screenplay was inspired by Tatum's actual work as a stripper before he made it in Hollywood.

McConaughey plays a str...
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Channing Tatum Shows Off His Stripper Moves In Trailer For 'Magic Mike'

April 19th, 2012 12:02am EDT
Magic Mike
Channing Tatum stars in the upcoming male stripper flick Magic Mike, directed by Oscar winner Steven Soderbergh, and the film's official trailer premiered on TV news show Entertainment Tonight Wednesday evening (watch it below!)

The film, based on Tatum's career as a stripper before hitting it big in Hollywood, stars Matthew Mcconaughey, Alex Pettyfer, Joe Manganiello, Riley Keough, and Olivia Munn.

Tatum plays a veteran dancer who teaches the trade to a newcomer (Pettyfer) in the drama. The film opens June 29.
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Riley Keough Engaged To Alex Pettyfer?

March 13th, 2012 3:49pm EDT
Riley Keough
Elvis Presley's granddaughter Riley Keough is to wed British actor Alex Pettyfer, according to reports.

The couple met on the set of new male stripper movie Magic Mike and has been dating for just six months, according to UsMagazine.com.

Model/actress Keough, who is Lisa Marie Presley's daughter, was spotted sporting what appeared to be an engagement ring while dining with Pettyfer in Los Angeles on Monday.

The 21-year-old Brit's ex-girlfriends include actresses Emma Roberts and Dianna Agron, while Keough, 22, enjoyed a long teenage romance with singer Ryan Cabrera.

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Joe Manganiello On 'True Blood' & Playing Big D**k Richie In 'Magic Mike'

February 21st, 2012 2:30pm EST
Joe Manganiello in OUT magazine
As Joe Manganiello prepares for "True Blood's" new season and his upcoming film, "Magic Mike" (both out this summer), the actor talked to OUT magazine about his awkward high school years and taking it all off for the camera.

In "Magic Mike," in which he costars with Channing Tatum, Matthew McConaughey, Alex Pettyfer, and Matt Bomer, Manganiello interviewed a former male stripper to research the era.

"All the guys he worked with were dead or in rehab," he says, "But it was the time of his life—this insanely destructive lifestyle, this club life. It was sex, drugs, and rock ‘n’ roll…and ge...
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Channing Tatum Shakes His Booty, Licks The Pole On 'SNL' Skit

February 6th, 2012 9:11am EST
Channing Tatum on SNL
Channing Tatum revisited his stripper past on "Saturday Night Live" by peeling off for a series of skits.

The star, who has turned his experiences in Florida's clubs into a new movie, kicked off his guest hosting stint on the show, which aired on Saturday, by showing off some of his former dance moves and ripping open his shirt to reveal a toned torso.

He also portrayed a cheesy dancer, called Nick Ersweat, in a sketch at the end of the show, ripping off his vest, lying on the floor and kicking his legs in the air as he tried to entertain a group of straight-faced Asian women.

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Channing Tatum Humbled By Stripper Past

January 30th, 2012 10:44pm EST
Channing Tatum
Returning to his stripping roots in new film Magic Mike was a humbling experience for actor Channing Tatum - because it reminded him how foolish guys feel peeling off for cash.

The movie hunk started out as an exotic dancer in a Tampa, Florida nightclub - and his new film is all about his experiences.

And, while he's proud to have co-scripted the project with moviemaker Steven Soderbergh, he didn't like going back in time.

Tatum tells WENN, "It was weird going back to Florida and walking the streets of Ybor City, this club district in Tampa. Walking those streets again was very interesti...
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Channing Tatum & Hazel Eyed Jenna Dewan Are A Gorgeous Couple At 'Haywire' Premiere

January 6th, 2012 8:33am EST
Jenna Dewan
Channing Tatum and his wife Jenna Dewan attended the "Haywire" Los Angeles premiere yesterday. Jenna looked stunning in a white lace gown, while Channing was dapper in a blue suit. We think the pair (who met on the set of "Step Up" in 2006) are one of the most attractive couples in Hollywood. What do you think?

"Haywire" centers on mixed martial arts fighter Gina Carano who plays a lethal government contractor who's betrayed by her own agency. Channing co-stars. The actor is on the rise. He will appear in several upcoming films, including "21 Jump Street," "G.I. Joe: Retaliation" and "Magi...
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