Channing Tatum: “I Love Being A Dad”

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Magic Mike XXL star Channing Tatum covers the August issue of Vanity Fair and opens up about family life with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum and their 2-year-old daughter Everly.

On his daughter’s birth: “It was crazy. You feel helpless. We like to think of ourselves as big, strong men, and we could handle whatever situation. And reality is [that women] are so much stronger than we could ever be. There’s a reason why we weren’t given that job, evolutionary or whatever. My wife, she’s a warrior. She did it as natural as you can. [As a man], you’re basically a cheerleader. ‘Come on, baby. You can do it.’ I would’ve tapped out in the first.”

On parenthood: “It’s scary. You made this thing and have to bring it into the world together. You think people are going to be there, but ultimately you just have each other. Knock on wood, everything goes well, now you have a baby. They’re like, ‘OK, here you go.’ They hand it to you, and you’re like, ‘Uh, wait a minute. Aren’t you guys going to come home with us and make sure we’re not screwing this thing up?’ I think every parent has that moment where they’re like, ‘Oh, maybe this was a bad idea; We don’t know how to do this.’ You can’t put it back in there. It doesn’t go that direction. But Jenna is a super mom. There’s no other way to say it. She is there every single second, every single day. I love being a dad. They’re like little mirrors running around. They show you things about yourself you wouldn’t pay attention to before. Jenna says it all the time: ‘Oh, my God, that is so you right there.’ But I don’t know if I’m good at it. I now look back on my own parents and have a better appreciation.”

On meeting Jenna on the set of Step Up: “Me and Jenna just saw Step Up on TV, and we watched it for two seconds. We made that 10 years ago or something. It was hard because you’re like, ‘Wow, I remember it being so much better.’ Then other times you’re like, ‘I remember it being worse.’ Things happen that change your perspective. Not just your opinion but your windshield, your lens. Like you put on a 50-mm. [lens], then take that 50 off and put on a 16. Now you can see so much more, but you’re missing the little things. I think for a while I’m going to try to make movies that, even if they don’t make a dollar, I’ll still be so proud to be a part of them that it won’t matter.”

On Magic Mike XXL: “[The characters in the film] have been acting like they’ve been on spring break for 15 years. Now the ride’s over. Everybody’s sobering up, having to figure out what they’re going to do with the rest of their lives. I think this one is probably more what people wanted in the first film. We just couldn’t do it on the first movie. I think we all wanted there to be moments like that in the first film, but the reality of that world is not all giggles and fun. We had to let people understand that we knew the world, that it’s a real one, not savory at times, at least the one I was privy to.”

On if he’ll ever strip on stage again: “Well, we’re going to start a [Magic Mike] show in Vegas, and I’ll never say never. I wouldn’t mind going out there and doing it one more time. Or maybe twice. But, you know, every time I’ve put on a thong and am getting ready to walk onstage again, I’m like, ‘Why do I want to do this?’ It’s very uncomfortable to be in a thong in front of a thousand people. That was going to be one of our plot points: To thong or not to thong. But my wife was like, ‘You cannot have a movie without these guys getting in thongs.’”

For more from Channing, go to Vanity Fair



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Sandra Bullock: “I’m Trying To Raise A Good Man”

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Academy Award-winning actress Sandra Bullock rocked black and yellow at the Los Angeles premiere of her new film, Minions, on Saturday (June 27). While at the event, the single mom, 50, opened up about her 5-year-old son Louis.

“They worked around my adult schedule…I got to drop Louis at school, I would continue on to [work] and I would sit in a little black booth by myself and no one else around and a microphone,” Bullock told E! News of working on the animated film. “Then they’d let me out just in time to go do the school pick up. They’d always book locations that were in a certain driving distance from Louis’ school, which is pretty great.”

As for her work attire, it was pretty casual on the set.

“It was either bad yoga pants or sweatpants with dog hair on them,” she said, adding, “Just sad things. Towards the end I kind of stepped up my game a little bit. I wanted to leave them on a good note.”

When it comes to mom’s social life, she has to schedule it around her little guy.

“I have to do the baby sitting,” Bullock said. “If I go anywhere it has to be after he’s asleep or there’s a lot of questions and a lot of drama.”

Thanks to mom’s new gig, Louis has his fair share of Minions swag.

“He’s got a couple Minion pieces and they sent over a huge box and I was like, ‘Are you joking me?’ I can’t give a child this much!’” Bullock said. “So after the movie today I’m going to dole out a little bit and give his little friends that he invited a little something. They’re here. They snuck in the side. He doesn’t know this is what I do so he just thinks we’re going to a fun movie and mama just has to do a little work.”

The actress also opened up about Hollywood’s unrealistic beauty standards on women.

“I feel like it’s become open hunting season in how women are attacked and it’s not because of who we are as people, it’s because of how we look or our age,” Bullock said. “I’m shocked—and maybe I was just naïve, but I’m embarrassed by it. My son is getting ready to grow up in this world and I’m trying to raise a good man who values and appreciates women, and here we have this attack on women in the media that I don’t see a stop happening.”

She went on to talk about how girls have it harder than boys in today’s society.

“Little girls are having the hardest time with bullying and the internet—somebody with a very large hand and big voice needs to put a stop to it,” she shared.

And it sounds like her high-profile pals have got her back.

“You’d be surprised at the love that you have in our crazy industry,” Bullock said. “The women have bonded together and have sort of become this tribe of trying to take care of each other and be there for each other in a way, because the minute you step out it’s an onslaught. And I laughed when [People] said they’re gonna be generous and bestow me this wonderful privilege, but I said if I can talk about the amazing women who I find beautiful, which are these women who rise above and take care of business and do wonderful things, and take care of each other, then I’m more than honored to be on the cover of this.”

Watch for Minions to hit theaters on July 10.



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Hilary Duff & Luca Hit The Shops

Hilary Duff Out In Beverly Hills With Her Son

Younger star Hilary Duff stepped out with son Luca, 3, in Beverly Hills, Calif. on Monday (June 29).

The single mom, 27, hit the shops with her adorable preschooler who made funny faces at the nearby paparazzi.

The day before, the Lizzie McGuire alum shared a cute clip of her son impersonating a pirate.

When Hilary says, “Try to wink,” the adorable preschooler does his best pirate impersonation. “Argh Matey,” Luca says in the video.

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Ben Affleck’s Drinking and Gambling May Have Caused His Divorce from Jennifer Garner + More…

Ben Affleck’s drinking and gambling may have caused his divorce from Jennifer Garner. Plus, three of your favorite leading ladies are making a movie together.
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