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'Magic Mike' hunks Channing Tatum, Joe Manganiello trade props

June 01, 2012|By Oliver Gettell
  • "Magic Mike" stars Channing Tatum, center, and Joe Manganiello, far right, have been hyping each other's moves.
"Magic Mike" stars Channing Tatum, center, and Joe Manganiello,… (Claudette Barius / Warner…)

Could this be the be the beginning of a beautiful bromance?

Hollywood beefcakes Channing Tatum and Joe Manganiello, stars of the upcoming male-stripper flick "Magic Mike," have recently been complimenting one another's dance moves.

"True Blood" star Manganiello has hyped Tatum's upcoming appearance at the MTV Movie Awards this Sunday, pledging, "Everybody who watches … is going to be in for the ride of their life, because Channing Tatum is on another level as a dancer."

He added, "I'm not even gonna say $1 bills; get your fives and your 20s ready, ladies and guys, for the real show."

According to Chan, however, his buddy Manganiello was the least bashful member of the "Magic Mike" crew, which also includes Alex Pettyfer, Matthew McConaughey and Matt Bomer.

"We all sort of just looked at each other and laughed," Tatum told E Online. "But Joe? He was the one who went for it hard. He was like, 'Let's just do this!' He was sort of in character all the time."

Tatum also copped to helping McConaughey "a little" with his moves, but added, "That was all him. He brings down the house!"

Just who will be judged best dancer in the court of public opinion will have to wait until the movie opens on June 29, but for fans of, ahem, magic, they'll surely all be winners.


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