ROLL CALL: Channing Tatum’s Ex-Strippers Buddies Upset Over Magic Mike
First Published: June 18, 2012 12:06 PM EDT Credit: Warner Bros.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- Your Daily Dispatch of Celebrity Shenanigans
Someone’s Thong Is Twisted: There’s nothing worse than a whiny male stripper! As audiences begin saving their one dollar bills ahead of the opening of Channing Tatum’s stripper movie, “Magic Mike,” there are two individuals who aren’t looking forward to seeing the actor’s new movie make it rain at the box office. TMZ spoke to Thomas “Awesome” Austin and London Steele (those stripper names don’t even need jokes made about them!) – former stripping co-workers of Channing’s from his thong-wearing days in Florida, who claim the star betrayed them and even go on to alleged that Channing stole “Awesome” Austin’s “The Hot Seat” move, which is seen in the upcoming movie. A rep for the actor had no comment when contacted by TMZ. The angry sad strippers then go on to slam Channing even more, calling him an “amateur.” That’s gotta sting! Does anybody have some body oil lying around that we could use to soothe Channing’s wounds – “Awesome” Austin and London Steele, can you help us out?
Naughty Ewok!: Speaking of taking off your clothes, actor Nicholas Read, who played an Ewok in “Stars Wars: Return of the Jedi” and a goblin in “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone” is reportedly in the midst of some trouble after allegedly flashing a woman on a train headed to Manchester, England. According to Britain’s The Sun, the actor – who reportedly got in trouble for flashing in 2010 – snapped a photo of the woman’s friend after he reportedly showed off his… lightsaber. Read will be sentenced in July and could spend up to 20 weeks in jail for the alleged incident.
“Twilight” Reboot? Not According to Summit: The blood hasn’t even dried on the last movie in “The Twilight Saga” (“Breaking Dawn Part 2” hit theaters on November 16), but there are already reports swirling about a possible reboot or spin-off (more on the reports of more “Twilight” HERE.) However, Summit Entertainment told Deadline, “We are not remaking Twilight. We will happily support Stephanie Meyer if she decides to proceed in any way. But this will be the last one unless that should change.” Phew, let’s let the undead stay exactly where they are.
LeAnn’s Awkward Birthday Cake For Eddie: Call us old-fashioned, but a birthday cake featuring you and your husband in bed as your stepchild waits at the bottom of the cake, feels super awkward! Check out the birthday confection that LeAnn Rimes got husband Eddie Cibran for his 39th birthday and tells us if you agree!
-- Jesse Spero
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