Tuesday gossip roundup: Did Channing Tatum steal strippers’ stories?

Did Tatum take 'em?

Channing Tatum is coming under fire from his former male stripper colleagues who claim he’s ripping off their stories and expertise for his semi-autobiographical film, “Magic Mike.” Two dancers, Thomas “Awesome” Austin and London Steele, have taken to YouTube to air their grievances. “[Tatum] looks like ‘the man’ now, but trust me, he wasn’t ‘the man’ then,” Austin says. “He was 18 years old and wore white athletics socks on stage.” Aside from taking credit for moves they created, Austin also claims Tatum based a character in the film on him. “Matthew McConaughey dressed up as a cowboy? Anyone who knows anything about male dancing knows that that character is me,” he says.

Justin Bieber‘s relationship with Selena Gomez is going great, in case anyone was worried. “What does love feel like? It feels good. If you’re really in love then you should get butterflies. Butterflies and happiness, that’s how I feel anyway,” Bieber says in an interview with Fabulous magazine. “My first kiss with Selena was the best of my life. It was in the car. It was scary and spontaneous and it was just awesome.” Despite his candidness in this particular interview, Bieber admits that he doesn’t like to talk about his relationship that much. “I never like to throw it in my fans’ faces. I love my fans and I’d never want to do that to them,” he says. “It’s my private life and I like to keep separate. I don’t have many things that I get to keep to myself but that’s one thing.”

Charlie Sheen insists that his new series, “Anger Management,” will be his last gig before retiring. “When I’m done with this business it’s just going to be about soccer games and amusement parks,” Sheen tells the New York Times. “And when this ends, I’m done. This is my swan song.” Aside from looking forward to spending more time with his kids, Sheen is also excited to have something else after “Two and a Half Men,” which “wasn’t meant to be my legacy,” he says. “This is.” Of course, the show may not end anytime soon. While only 10 episodes of “Anger Management” have been filmed, if the network decides to keep it, they’ll immediately order 90 more, thanks to Sheen’s one-of-a-kind contract.

Anne Hathaway had to go on a deprivation diet to play a tuberculosis-addled prostitute in “Les Miserables,” something she hasn’t exactly been enjoying. “I’m doing some crazy weight stuff right now. I’m on day six of detox,” Hathaway tells Allure magazine. “This diet makes me break out, so I love that. Nothing like living on hummus and radishes and then be all, ‘And I got a pimple. Yeah!’”

The 1980s metal musical “Rock of Ages” failed to find its audience at the box office opening weekend, but just how big of a flop is it? Consider this: The film, which earned $14.4 million in its first outing, stands as Tom Cruise‘s worst opening weekend in 20 years (not counting the 2007 political drama “Lions for Lambs,” which had Cruise in a supporting role). Cruise’s last major release to open to less than $15 million was 1992′s “Far and Away,” co-starring ex-wife Nicole Kidman. “Rock of Ages”  even doing worse than his disappointing 2010 action comedy “Knight and Day,” according to Box Office Mojo. “Rock of Ages,” based on a successful Broadway musical, even vastly underperformed compared to previous movie musicals like “Mamma Mia” and director Adam Shankman‘s “Hairspray,” which earned $27.8 million and $27.5 million in their opening weekends, respectively.

Fans of HBO’s inside-Hollywood series “Entourage” can rest easy. Executive producer Mark Wahlberg confirms to the “Today” show that a movie spin-off for the show is in the works, with creator Doug Ellin hard at work on a script. The series ended after eight seasons with all the main characters finding happiness — including Hollywood agent Ari, played by Jeremy Piven, ditching his job to reconcile with his wife — but Wahlberg suggests that won’t last. “The dream job [Ari] got offered is too good to pass up,” Wahlberg teases.



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
Local

Apple says its systems not to blame for…

By Edwin Chan and Christina FarrSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The week before a crucial launch of its new iPhone, Apple Inc said intimate photos of…

Local

Tallest residential building planned for lower Manhattan

A residential tower planned for lower Manhattan will soar 1,356 feet in the air -- just 12 feet shy of 1 World Trade Center. When…

Local

Bronx man commits suicide by decapitation

A Bronx man committed suicide Monday morning in the Hunts Point area of the Bronx by decapitating himself. According to the NYPD, the 51-year-old man…

Local

Top cops enroll in Twitter course at John…

NYPD officers are reportedly getting a lesson on the best way to use 140 characters or less. The New York Post reported Tuesday top officers…

Arts

Pop culture and prostitutes: New Toulouse-Lautrec exhibit at…

Henri Toulouse-Lautrec documented the cult of celebrity and the rise of pop entertainment in his prints, posters and lithographs — now on display at MoMA.

Arts

PHOTO: Extreme artist Eskil Ronningsbakken balances unicycle on…

Extreme artist’ Eskil Ronningsbakken balances on the edge of a cliff face at 4,600 feet – on a unicycle. The Norwegian travels across the globe, balancing over vertiginous ravines, tall…

Music

Hear two previously unreleased Adele songs

Missing some Adele in your life? Two previously unreleased songs from the singer have appeared online.

Music

Lincoln Center just made 'Lord of the Rings'…

Middle Earth already has sweeping vistas, a hero's journey and technology-revolutionizing special effects. But next April, the Lincoln Center will add another dimension to Peter Jackson's…

NFL

10 storylines to watch for the Giants this…

The Giants rebounded from an embarrassing 0-6 start last season, but not well enough to make the playoffs.

NFL

Michael Vick set to be weekly guest with…

Mike Francesa may need to backtrack from his harsh commentary of Michael Vick now that the Jets backup quarterback will be a weekly guest on his show.

NFL

Jets expect to make playoffs after sitting on…

The same pundits who predicted the Jets would be woeful a season ago are now eying the playoffs for this revamped team.

NFL

Antonio Allen returns to practice after concussion

Antonio Allen was cleared to practice again following his concussion two weeks ago.

Parenting

In defense of making a mess during playtime

"Recipes for Play" authors Rachel Sumner and Ruth Mitchener think playtime should involve the five senses and making a mess is part of the fun.

Wellbeing

Jason Hope helps push anti-aging efforts forward

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article When it comes to age-related illness, the direction of modern medicine seems more reactive than proactive. In…

Wellbeing

Today's Doomsday preppers: a closer look at survivalist…

Reporter was commissioned to write this in-depth article. The term “Doomsday prepper” is often associated with the paranoid, anti-government stereotype of the 1990s. The truth…

Education

These college students think breakfast is the most…

  It should be no surprise that the city that never sleeps is also home to the most students who like to order food in…