Enquirer: Channing Tatum is making enemies, people are rooting for him to fail

The case has been made over and over again for why this is The Year of Channing Tatum. We don’t need to rehash it all, suffice to say that he’s had a really great year, a career-defining year, and he’s probably one of the most buzzed-about celebrities right now. Over the years, I found myself liking him more and more, mostly because he does come across as a basically decent dude who isn’t trying to front like he’s the second coming of Robert DeNiro. He gives a great interview, his marriage seems solid, he’s not above putting on (and then ripping off) a pair of tear-away pants for charity, and he says he’s eager to be a dad. What’s not to like? Besides his acting, I mean (although I do think his acting is improving and he has natural comedic gifts). Well, according to the Enquirer, there are SOME people in Hollywood who have a severe case of The Bitters when it comes to Channing.

Channing Tatum has become too big for his britches, and his high-flying attitude is making him no friends in Hollywood, say sources. Despite the 32-year-old’s aw-shucks demeanor, his ego has eclipsed his red-hot career, and insiders charge that he treats some of his fellow performers like dirt.

“I heard actors say, ‘Channing is going to fall on his butt one day, and I want a ringside seat,’” a close source told The Enquirer. “There are a lot of actors jealous of his fame, but just as many see a guy who’s a little too full of himself. If you see Channing around big-name producers or directors, he’s bowing at their feet. But he barely gives lesser-known actors the time of day.”

On the set of ‘Magic Mike’, Tatum repeatedly butted heads with costar Alex Pettyfer, say insiders.

“Channing had a producer’s credit and acted like he owned the set,” charged the close source. “Alex played a character based on Channing during his stripper days, and Tatum bossed him around all day until they nearly came to blows. And even though Alex was second billed, Channing pretty much had him cut out of any promotion for the movie.”

Now Channing intends to become a Hollywood power broker in the mold of Brad Pitt and George Clooney.

“I don’t want to do any more movies that I don’t produce,” he announced. But the close source warns his ego may bite him right in his aspirations, saying: “A lot of people are rooting for Channing to be knocked down a peg or two.”

[From The Enquirer, print edition]

Re: The Magic Mike stuff – correct me if I’m wrong, but Channing WAS one of the bosses. His production company developed the film, based on Channing’s own experiences, and Channing talked Steven Sodergergh into directing it. Magic Mike was Channing’s baby, from start to finish. And Alex Pettyfer is a known punk, so I don’t respect whatever shade he’s trying to throw at Channing.

As for all of the other stuff… sure. I can see how Channing’s Hollywood rise might upset some people (disgruntled, unemployed actors). But even if this story is dead-on and the worst you can say about Channing is that “he doesn’t pay enough attention to barely employed actors,” how is that any different than the way most celebrities behave in Hollywood? That being said, everything I’ve heard about Channing is that he makes friends wherever he goes and that he’s building up some very powerful Hollywood alliances.

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  1. Amelia says:

    Eh, I’ve always been a bit indifferent about the Charming Potato.
    So, either he’s a better actor than we give him credit for and the ‘aw shucks’ thing deserves an Oscar, or it’s a slow news day for someone.
    And I agree that Alex Pettyfer is a well known dick. So … Meh.
    Margarita and a pinch of salt please.

  2. Amy625 says:

    I do believe that people are mad about Tatum’s success but I think everything else is false. I haven’t heard any bad rumors about him and he seems really nice in interviews.

  3. Mia 4S says:

    How can anyone work up the energy to be upset at him? He does popular, mid to low brow films which entertain and you forget two seconds later. If the CBS television network was an actor it would be Channing.

  4. Kimbob says:

    I don’t know much about this guy to really comment on this story. All I want to comment about is that I don’t “get” this guy’s appeal as a “heart-throb.”

    He’s not good looking to me. Yeah, he seems to have a nice body, but that face…ugh.

  5. Jo says:

    Welcome to Hollywood where no talent can forge “alliances” with the right people… Sure he’s popular, sure he’s a nice guys but come on he’s an actor, and of course it’s in his best interest to act like a decent human being and not like a douche… What, we’re giving awards to people behaving normally? I don’t see anyone gushing on McAvoy’s and his nice manners… Channing’s had a good year, good for him but he’s the furthest from being a memorable actor since the last beau who got his 15 minutes of spotlight.
    He’s just playing the game but ultimately, despite his box office, acting wise he’s more in Kellan Lutz’s category than I dunno, lets say Gosling’s.

    • rose says:

      At least channing tatum is self aware about his acting. he knows he is not good but keeps saying he hope he is improving. Unlike Kellun who stated he will win OSCAR. LMAO

      • Jo says:

        Yeah well… Jonah Hill got to be nominated too and he’s such a fabulous actor – insert Sarcastica font there. So nothing is impossible… And Gosling underplays it too, he even said he’s not a good enough actor to become a character or something like that… The problem with Channing is that yes, he can improve but he’ll never have range. Thing is, in his trials and tribulations, good roles might be wasted in order for Mister Modesty here to get better… At least Lutz will never have that chance. It’s not necessarily that I have something with Tatum per se but more with the recent trend of overselling people as the best thing out there, when the only thing they can ever be, is mediocre at best.

      • rose says:

        @ joe I agree with but tatum stick to what he is good at showing is chest and action movies. When he starts challenging Daniel day Lewis thats when I have problem. lol

  6. Miss Kiki says:

    Nope, no way no thanks. I’m very defensive when it comes to Channing/Charming and as for Alex he’s a known douche so I’m not taking any of this seriously. Thanks for trying though

  7. Abby says:

    Oh please. Sounds like someone’s jealous.

  8. valleymiss says:

    I don’t buy this story at all. Channing is beyond likable and personable. Sounds to me like a few extras are butthurt that Channing can’t remember their names. Charming Potato had a hell of a year and I hope it continues for him.

  9. Incredulous says:

    Likeable man works hard and is good at networking. How dare he be successful.

  10. hoopjumper says:

    I call BS. There is not an actor in Hollywood who wouldn’t opt to produce as many movies as possible (esp those s/he is in). More control, more money. Even Drew Barrymore has her own production company, for pete’s sake. It’s not evidence of being a diva, it’s evidence of being smart enough to get the title and everything that comes with it while you’re in-demand enough to get it.

  11. V4Real says:

    Why is this only coming out now after he was made Movie Star of the Year as well as People’s Sexiest man of the year? Jealous much? I’m not a big fan of Tatum but give the man a break and let him enjoy his moment.

    But on the other hand people do tend to let success go to their heads. Most divas (including males) didn’t always start out as divas. But isn’t that just how it is in Hollywood. Some people remain true to their character while others get ruined by success.

  12. Banished From Bible Camp says:

    I’m rooting for Channing Tatum to fail all over my face.

  13. Rose says:

    I smell bullshit. All I heard is nice thing about this dude and that everyone who works with him loves. Looks to me that some trying to ruin his success.

    Keep fight tatum people love see one fall

  14. TheOriginalKitten says:

    Yeah I can’t say I’m some big fan, but I don’t buy this at all. He always comes across as such a mild-mannered, mellow, humble kind of guy. True, he’s an actor, but he’s not that good so no, I don’t think he’s faking the niceness.

  15. Ray says:

    So basically he is a douche because he want to produce his own movies. Lmao WTF must have been a slow news day. Didn’t tatum and pettyfer debunk the story. Haters man

  16. aims says:

    He really does seem like a chill guy. Not really my cup if tea, but he seems like he could be someone you could hang with. Hasn’t Alex had some problems with how he handles himself in the past?

  17. kpist says:

    I second the Team Tatum comment.

    Just what I needed today

  18. soulsister says:

    Leave Channing alone!!!! *snicker* Seriously, I don’t think he’s drop dead gorgeous, but is easy on the eyes. Seems to be a nice, likable fellow. He could eat crackers in my bed.

  19. the original bellaluna says:

    He seems like a sweet (well-built) dufus to me, and I’m a sucker for a sweet dufus.


  20. KellyinSeattle says:

    Maybe he has redeeming “sweet” qualities, but for me he is NOT, “Sexiest Man Alive”…I don’t even think he’s that attractive. I just noticed how big his ears are; a turn-off for me. That being said, I’m not rooting for him to fail.
    If he came knocking at my door, I could easily mistake him for an average cable guy.

  21. katie says:

    Aw don’t hate on Charming Potato! He seems like a nice guy. But then I guess Hollywood is full of jealous people who are incapable of wishing good things for others.

  22. Madpoe says:

    HA! The haters can’t keep Tatum’s name outta their mouths!
    Swallow it haters!
    Team Tatum!

  23. Sweet Dee says:

    He’s getting alpha male face already! He’s so young. Ok I’m a geek but bonobos and humans who rise to power in their circles get a wider face as they do so, especially around the eyes. Jack Nicholson, Trump, Alec Baldwin and Hilary Clinton all have the same thing going on. Check out pics of charming tater a couple of years ago–his face is narrower around the eyes, same with the others. I’ve been wondering if it will happen for Affleck, as much as I dislike him. It doesn’t happen to all powerful people, it’s a recessive phenomenon linked to the last common ancestor between bonobos and humans.

  24. salchemist says:

    I don’t know much about how leaking etc works, but just speculating…. could this have been put out by Pettyfers side?

    The story is suspiciously pro-Pettyfer, even though, we all know he’s a horrific human being.

    Sad, the first movie I ever watched in the cinema was Pettyfer’s Stormbreaker. Oh Alex :(

  25. Jollytr says:

    Just doesn’t ring true at all … he’s been a consistent interview since he first came on the scene – humble, realistic, funny, self-deprecating and serious about trying to improve. About being mean to the little people … that doesn’t wash either. During the filming of Dear John he was hanging out with cast and crew and during their kibitzing he was particularly taken with Scott Porter’s tales about his high school reunion – so much so that he called him up and make the move 10 Years with him about it. Scott Porter didn’t have a very big role in that movie at all. Also, he makes shout outs on his website to a guy that was a camerman on one of the movies he was in. Doesn’t sound like a guy who has no time for the little guy …

  26. emma says:

    my friends say they ran into him and his lady at a bar in Prague and they were totally cool and nice and drank with them.

  27. Lauren says:

    I met him and his wife randomly this summer in Chicago and the both couldn’t have been nicer!!! They were so friendly and didn’t even have a hint of an attitude a lot of celebs have. I even chatted with him a bit about his GQ interview I’d read. He was the coolest ever and I’ll never believe otherwise!

  28. kityafey says:

    I don’t believe it either. Writer has dick envy. Pettyfer is a douchebag. The best example the writer could come up with is Pettyfer? He has one of the worst reps in Hollywood. I am not Team Channing. He’s a cutie but not my type.