10:33 am - 06/18/2012

Magic Mike post: Ex-strippers claim Channing stole their story + Joe Manganiello on a Beach

Two ex-male strippers who once worked with Channing Tatum claim his new movie "Magic Mike" is a giant SLAP IN THE FACE ... claiming the actor stole THEIR stories and turned it into his own Hollywood gold. FYI -- Tatum doesn't just star in the film, he's also a producer -- and has claimed the film is partially based on his real-life experiences as a dancer back in Florida.

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But TMZ spoke to Thomas "Awesome" Austin and London Steele -- both guys worked with Tatum back in his FL stripper days -- who say the film is based more off their lives than his ... even down to the title -- "Magic Mike" -- which is a name Austin says he coined for another dancer.
'Awesome' Austin tells TMZ ... he and his former male dance buddies are a like a "brotherhood" and, while they're happy for Channing's success, they feel betrayed by the actor for not involving any of them in the film. They claim they took Tatum under their wings when he was a nobody and taught him all their special stripper-moves like "The Hot Seat" -- which is featured in the film and Austin says he invented it.
The guys tell us, after seeing parts of the final product they feel slighted ... claiming Tatum failed to consult them for accuracy and insist that, without them, he wouldn't have any material. Austin explains, Channing was an "amateur" when he met him and says "he only danced for 4 months. How many events could have happened to him?"
A rep for Channing had no comment.                                                                                            

Joe Manganiello in South Beach, Miami - June 17

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invisible_cunt 18th-Jun-2012 02:57 pm (UTC)
victimnextdoor 18th-Jun-2012 04:39 pm (UTC)
actxappalledx 18th-Jun-2012 02:58 pm (UTC)
Will be seeing this for Bomer, negl
lovealwaysliana 18th-Jun-2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
Magic Mike and London are like the least hot in that shot
sistershotgun 18th-Jun-2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
That's why they mad.
fromyourashes 18th-Jun-2012 03:00 pm (UTC)
They claim they took Tatum under their wings when he was a nobody and taught him all their special stripper-moves like "The Hot Seat"

I fucking can't, dying LMFAO
lathwen1 18th-Jun-2012 04:48 pm (UTC)
bad_situation 18th-Jun-2012 03:01 pm (UTC)
I'm gonna see the shit out out of this movie.

& those pics, goddamn. That Chris Hemsworth post and now this...I'm spent.
immaflirt 18th-Jun-2012 03:02 pm (UTC)
idc, I'm here for Joe's pics.
cricketgrl 18th-Jun-2012 05:20 pm (UTC)
All I see when I see Joe is Armenian.
monster_mutt 18th-Jun-2012 08:38 pm (UTC)
Mmm yes
rainbowren 18th-Jun-2012 03:04 pm (UTC)
LOL of course they speak up now, but since when was this film being seen for its accuracy? I'm there for Bomer's ass.
rainbowren 18th-Jun-2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
and Joe should just always be shirtless.
hausofashley 18th-Jun-2012 05:57 pm (UTC)
And growling.

poop_of_death 18th-Jun-2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
omg how is Joe real
harlem_nocturne 18th-Jun-2012 03:05 pm (UTC)
JUST found out Matt Bomer was gay last night.
sistershotgun 18th-Jun-2012 03:16 pm (UTC)
streetliights 18th-Jun-2012 03:26 pm (UTC)
lmao gurl
harlem_nocturne 18th-Jun-2012 03:34 pm (UTC)
I know. Don't tell me Neil Patrick Harris is, too. I just...he's one I'm not sure about.
skky95 18th-Jun-2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
He is so fucking hot!
monster_mutt 18th-Jun-2012 08:39 pm (UTC)
Did you have a moment of "FUCK EVERYTHING LIFE IS NOT WORTH LIVING"? Because I had like 5 sec of that when I found out.
muzik_love 18th-Jun-2012 03:06 pm (UTC)
maybe it's because i'm a big ole lesbian...but this movie looks dumb as shit.
lovexemity 18th-Jun-2012 03:15 pm (UTC)
Same, but I'm pretty sure it is dumb as shit.

In other news, Joe Manganiello looks like an irl sexy squidward.
xtinkerbellax 18th-Jun-2012 03:18 pm (UTC)
It does look dumb.
coutureable 18th-Jun-2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
I'm straight and it looks TERRIBLE. Will not be seeing it.
flaviavn 18th-Jun-2012 03:24 pm (UTC)
it is tho
vanishingbee 18th-Jun-2012 03:25 pm (UTC)
it's not like people are watching it to stimulate their brains
distant_lines 18th-Jun-2012 03:37 pm (UTC)
hdu I am watching for the plot.
lathwen1 18th-Jun-2012 04:29 pm (UTC)
ikr lol
muzik_love 18th-Jun-2012 06:48 pm (UTC)
pretty much my point
streetliights 18th-Jun-2012 03:27 pm (UTC)
nah it's not just you cuz it looks terrible.

Edited at 2012-06-18 03:27 pm (UTC)
invisible_cunt 18th-Jun-2012 03:29 pm (UTC)
i just have no physical attraction to any of the cast
skky95 18th-Jun-2012 03:32 pm (UTC)
i think it looks bad but possibly watchable. Dollar theater for me!
d00ditsemily 18th-Jun-2012 03:33 pm (UTC)
it looks downloadable
lovedhurtlost 18th-Jun-2012 03:38 pm (UTC)
It's basically a fucking romcom...with some male stripping. Boo.
blacklicorice99 18th-Jun-2012 03:42 pm (UTC)
no one is going to this movie for the cinematography - even though it's Soderbergh lbr
anolinde 18th-Jun-2012 04:05 pm (UTC)
Always applicable:

withoutyoursmil 18th-Jun-2012 04:21 pm (UTC)
of course it does. i am not here for snappy dialogue and compelling storylines, lbr.
roxas39 18th-Jun-2012 04:50 pm (UTC)
coulditbesatan 18th-Jun-2012 05:36 pm (UTC)
Nah, I think it looks dumb too. My friends were over last night and a few made me watch the trailer. They were giggling and excited to see it, but I think it looks fucking terrible.
bubble_monkey9 19th-Jun-2012 12:56 pm (UTC)
nah same. plus I find everyone in this movie repulsive lol
gogeta1 18th-Jun-2012 03:07 pm (UTC)
Joe is so hot.
angela_stjoan 18th-Jun-2012 03:11 pm (UTC)
Here for Manjello tbh. Guh.
invisible_cunt 18th-Jun-2012 03:31 pm (UTC)
i thought that's how he pronounced his name but it's a hard g
monster_mutt 18th-Jun-2012 08:40 pm (UTC)
Did he say Man-guh-nello? Is that it? So wrong when you look at the spelling
angela_stjoan 19th-Jun-2012 01:02 pm (UTC)
I feel liked he should just pronounce his name as "do me". I honestly have no clue how to pronounce it the right way.
thecanuckian 18th-Jun-2012 03:11 pm (UTC)


jeru02 18th-Jun-2012 04:42 pm (UTC)
lickin my computer screen trying to taste your icon
sistershotgun 18th-Jun-2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
*makes plans to go to the gym*
immaflirt 18th-Jun-2012 03:22 pm (UTC)
lusushi 18th-Jun-2012 04:31 pm (UTC)
I just got back from the gym and I feel like this post is a reward. Thanks, universe.
la_petite_singe 18th-Jun-2012 03:14 pm (UTC)
LMAO @ "giant SLAP IN THE FACE." Whatever; seeing this for Bomer. <3
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