Just a heads up: stripping, shirtless Channing Tatum will be coming your way in a few short paragraphs.
But first, this news. Channing is denying all accusations by his former stripper buddies that he stole any of Magic Mike‘s story and moves from them. According to reports, Thomas “Awesome” Austin and London Steele, two strippers from Channing’s early days, say he stole a key move Austin invented for the movie, as well as the name Magic Mike itself.
Channing addressed the rumors saying, “Those guys have been trying to make money off of me since I got into this business.” It’s wonderful how open Channing is about his past. According to him, everything in the movie is fiction. You know what isn’t fiction? Channing’s kick-ass abs. Check out a video of Channing’s early, stripping days after the jump!Yup, that video is real and it’s amazing. No wonder those guys want to mooch off of Channing. But as he said, “Look, there’s nothing that’s factual in this whole movie other than that I was an 18-year-old kid and went into this world and I dropped out of college from playing football and was living on my sister’s couch. There’s not one character that I took from my real life; this is just a world that I went into, and I had a perspective on. And we created everything from a fictional place.”
Oh, I am so excited about Magic Mike. Just look at all those sexy men in the gallery! Launch the gallery to see the cast of Magic Mike looking hot and showing their love for the fans and make sure to check out the video of Channing’s early days below! Tell us: what do you think of all the accusations?