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Channing Tatum buffs his body of work in 'Magic Mike XXL'

Channing Tatum buffs his body of work in 'Magic Mike XXL'

There was cause for concern: Channing Tatum wanted to rock dad-bod. Perhaps sporting a spare tire would be an acceptable creative decision for the lead of a Judd Apatow comedy. But this was "Magic Mike XXL," the second film in a franchise built on rock-hard abs, body lube and banana hammocks. ------------ For the record, 11:58 a.m. June 26: An earlier version of the photo caption accompanying this post identified actor Channing Tatum as standing far left in the photo; he is in the center. ------------ "It was a resounding 'no' all across the creative board," Tatum lamented. "Everyone was like, 'You don't think he's serious, right?...

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