Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Hump Day Hottie #2

As promised the second installment is former Abercrombie model Channing Tatum.

I first saw Channing in She's the Man, a fun teen take on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. He played Duke Orsino, captain of the soccer team and secretly sensitive guy. Who happens to fall for Amanda Bynes--who is pretending to be her own brother so she can play on the soccer team. Bottom line: Channing spent half the movie in body-hugging tank tops and spilling his deep feelings to Amanda because he thinks she's a guy. Confusing? Yes. A thumbs up? Definitely.

Despite some heartbreaking rumors, he apparently prefers girls--thank goodness for small favors... there's still a chance!--and is supposedly dating his co-star from Step Up. In that movie (which I haven't seen, darn it!) he plays a bad boy doing community service at a dance school. He winds up pairing with ballet dancer for her senior showcase. I've seen pics and trailers of Channing doing some crazy hard dance moves, so I'm betting this flick is a good bit of eye candy.

Before he got into movies, Channing did a lot of modelling and several commercials. You can see his very The Fast and the Furious-like Mountain Dew commercial on You-Tube.

Now that I've given my little "Channing Tatum Pep Talk," on to the pics. And no, I don't know why he's holding a chicken... but does it really matter?


Young Adult Authors said...

Uh... can I be the chicken?

Marley Gibson said...

LOL...I'm like..."is that a chicken he's stroking?" How bizarre!!

GeminiWisdom said...

All hail Channing Tatum, Hottie Extraordinaire. He's even got a place on Myspace. You should check out the pics on THAT site. I bought "She's the Man" and will definitely buy "Step Up" when it comes out. And just so you know, all the dancing you see Channing do in this movie is his own. It's someone choreographed, but apparently he can cut a serious rug in real life. Another bit of Channing trivia that you might not know: He was in Ricky Martins "She Bangs" video. He's the one with the blonde mohawk. Yeah, somehow I missed that one.

And I am SO jealous of Jenna Dewan. Lucky girl!

Simone Elkeles said...

I am absolutely going out and seeing Step Up this weekend. OMG, he's hot! (Yeah, what's up with the chick(en)?)

Jennifer Echols said...

I rented She's the Man a few nights ago, and I agree--it's absolutely adorable. Channing isn't bad either. Amanda is an amazing comedic talent. At first I thought she might be overdoing it a little--because the movie didn't have to be THAT farcical. But on second thought, the way she plays the part stays true to the spirit of Twelfth Night, in which a man would have been playing a woman playing a man.