Did Channing Tatum Steal Another Stripper’s Story For ‘Magic Mike’?

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. 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. A rep for Channing had no comment.

Do you think ‘Magic Mike’ was not entirely based on Channing Tatum’s experiences alone? Share your thoughts on this issue!

Source & Image: TMZ

Kim K. To Oprah: My Sex Tape Jump-Started My Career

Before the world began keeping up with her family’s antics, before the fragrance lines and before the magazine covers, Kim Kardashian was famous for the infamous. But now, five years since her sex tape with ex-boyfriend Ray J was released, the reality star says she understands the impact it’s had on her career.

“Would you be where you are had there not been a sex tape?”Oprah Winfrey asked Kardashian on Sunday’s Oprah’s Next Chapter.

“You know, I think that’s how I was definitely introduced to the world,” Kardashian, 31, said of the sex tape, which was the focus of a lawsuit until she settled with Vivid Entertainment to distribute it. “It was a negative way, so I felt like I really had to work 10 times harder to get people to see the real me.”


When it was released, she said, she turned to her mom, panicked. It was a “really bad day” mom Kris Jenner recalls. “No mother ever wants to hear something like that,” Jenner said earlier in the interview. “I could tell she was in a lot of pain.” Still, she told her daughter, “We can get through anything.”

Today, Kim says she embraces the sex tape that jump-started her fame, as well as her 72-day marriage to Kris Humphries, as parts of her life: ”I have to live with the choices I have made,” she said. “And I can’t dwell on it.”

Are you a Kim Kardashian fan? Could she have achieved the same degree of fame and success without her infamous sex tape?

Source: People

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Khloe Kardashian And Lamar Odom Steps Back From Limelight

Khloé Kardashian has gotten used to sharing her life on television, but now the reality star and her husband Lamar Odom are stepping back from the spotlight.

“We just wanted to prioritize a little,” Kardashian, 27, tells PEOPLE in an exclusive interview as the couple tables their show Khloé & Lamar until his basketball career is back on track. “We just wanted a little pause. Part of being married is knowing when your husband needs your support.”

While Kardashian says she always made sure cameras weren’t around during days when Lamar, 32, had a basketball game (he’s currently sitting out the season after a difficult trade to Dallas), now that they’ll only be appearing on E!’s Keeping Up With the Kardashians, and their own daily lives will no longer be on display, “there’s less pressure on us.”


That pressure had certainly been building. But Kardashian says, the risk of damaging her relationship with Lamar wasn’t worth it:  ”I’m a modern girl, but you should put your husband first,” she says. “I like to think divorce is not an option.”

Do you agree with Khloe that stepping out of the limelight is a good step for their marriage? Feel free to share your comments below!

Source: People

Image: Drew Reports

Kim Kardashian Flour Bombed on Red Carpet!

Reality star Kim Kardashian was flour bombed on the red carpet in West Hollywood on Thursday night.

Just before 8 PM, after finishing posing for the photographers at an event for her new fragrance, True Reflection, at the London Hotel off of Sunset Blvd., Kim was speaking to the house crew on the red carpet when a young woman strolled up to the reality star and dumped a bag of what appeared to be flour on Kim’s head.

“She came from Kim’s left, with a Zip-Lock baggie,” an Access Hollywood staffer on the scene said, noting the bag had about three fists full of white powder, believed to be flour. “The girl just kind of showed up on the red carpet.”

According to the Access staffer, who witnessed the event, no one stopped the woman, as she approached Kim ”She went in between Kim and her publicist and started dumping the bag on Kim’s head and shoulders,” the staffer recounted. Only a small amount of the powder actually touched the reality star, landing on her head and shoulders.

“She was shocked,” the Access witness said of Kim’s reaction. “And, as soon as it happened, she put her head down and security grabbed her and they rushed her off into the elevators.”

As for the flour bomber, she tried to briskly walk away from the scene, but was stopped and escorted away by security. Not one to let a little flour stop her, after about 10 minutes, Kim went back to work, returning to chat with the media, where she made jokes about the incident.

Source: Yahoo News

Image: Hollyscoop