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.



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