Channing Tatum & Alex Pettyfer were bitchfighting on the ‘Magic Mike’ set

Everyone should know that bitchfights aren’t just for girls, and a new story in this week’s Us Weekly would have us believe that the set of Magic Mike was consumed with epic, “massive fights” between co-stars Channing Tatum and Alex Pettyfer. Of course, Channing was the real star of the movie, and Alex played his up-and-coming stripper replacement. So maybe some of the plot transferred into real life in some weird, oddly explosive ways, but it’s possible that these two actors might really hate each other. Although it’s hard to imagine Channing not getting along with everyone since he’s so laid back; well, except for his old stripper buddies say he stole their moves even though he really didn’t. As for Alex, we were talking yesterday how he’s working hard to hide the douchiness in his interviews of late, so maybe Alex was just too much for a nice guy like Channing to handle. Here’s the story from Us:

When Channing Tatum bares his true feelings about Magic Mike costar Alex Pettyfer, it’s not pretty. “He hates Alex,” a source tells Hot Stuff. “They had massive fights on set.” The beefcake to blame, insists another insider, is Pettyfer, 22, who plays a character based on former male revue dancer Tatum, 32. “Alex was a jerk to everyone during filming for no reason,” says the insider. “He thinks he’s the star of the movie, not Channing or Matthew McConaughey.”

Tatum, a coproducer of the stripper flick, retaliated by cutting a Pettyfer scene and, according to a source,” went on a rampage about it!” And at Magic‘s L.A. premiere June 25, the pair still hadn’t patched things up. The actors barely interacted and posed on opposite ends of the cast line. Says a source, “Channing refuses to do appearances alone with Alex — and he’ll never work with him again.”

[From Us Weekly, print edition, July 16, 2012]

I think there might be some truth here, and maybe Channing was put off by Alex’s notorious attitude just enough that it caused some on-set altercations. Or perhaps the redneck in Channing didn’t get Alex’s British mannerisms. I don’t know — I’m merely trying to figure out why these two guys would bother with being catty with each other when it was an otherwise fun film set.

As for the so-called “evidence” of Channing and Alex refusing to pose together on the red carpet premiere at the LA film festival, I don’t know how much weight that should give to this story. It really wasn’t a grab your dude and pose sort of event, and most of the time, all of the actors posed solo except for Matthew McConaughey, who managed to grab some bro time with both Alex and Channing. Who could really resist McConaughey (except for a certain Esquire journalist)? I guess one could say that McConaughey is Kryptonite for bitchfights.

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  1. Nicole says:

    There is something odd with Tatum’s eyes. His eyes are too close and are too small. His face looks bloated all the time.

    • GimmeABreak says:

      YES!!! I’ve always wondered what it is that’s kind of odd about his eyes. Too small? Too close? I don’t know.

      I’d still hit it. HARD!

      • Devon says:

        “I’d still hit it. HARD! ”

        OMG, yes! I saw Magic Mike over the weekend with a friend and although I felt super awkward during the stripping scenes, Channing was hot as hell during it. The dance to “Pony?” OMG YES!

    • N3verAgain says:

      I always thought the same thing!! He looks wierd. I never really got the attraction.

      • Gayle says:

        Nice as he’s supposed to be, Potato-head looks so fratty it’s a total turn off. Hard to believe he’s 10 years older than Pettyfer.

      • Amy says:

        Maybe I’m being crazy, but his skintone kind of weirds me out. His face is so ruddy and penis-pink.

      • Lindy says:

        God! I was beginning to think I was the only one! I think Tatum’s eyes are squinty and close-set, and his head is pointy on top but wide and square on bottom. He looks bloaty, not beefy to me.

        And anyway, there are so many guys who have both an attractive face and body, that I’d rather not waste time watching or thinking about CT.

      • Nala says:

        Alex is known to be a very difficult actor to work, while Channing is known to be nice. The thing is, Alex hasn’t had a hit film to act this way. Alex will learn the hard way, if not already.

    • Mitch Buchanan Rocks! says:

      He’s got the same nose as Blake Lively.

    • AJ says:

      I really wonder what the f u look like!!???!!!

    • AJ says:

      I really wonder what u look

  2. normades says:

    I love that McConaughey looks like he’s just having such a good time with it all. He has nothing to prove like the other dudes.

    • Maguita says:

      He’s just a man’s man. Loves being around the dudes, and really showed it during the movie. It’s like all of his past roles were forced upon him, and in Magic Mike, he just let go and was totally himself.

      Extrovert, shortsighted, wants to be naked and smoke his dope, (maybe play the bongo in the nude on his front porch), and just have a good time surrounded by female adoration.

      Never was attracted to McConaughey’s twang before Magic Mike, but during that movie, he drove everyone hot and bothered with his lazy Texas twang.

      • connie says:

        MM was my favorite part of the movie! everytime he was on screen i giggled. alright alright alright

      • Maguita says:

        “alright alright, al-right”…

        Made me squirm in my seat every time. It was like he was trying to settle down a rambunctious filly…

        And I sooo wanted to be that filly! 😳

  3. RocketMerry says:

    “McConaughey is Kryptonite for bitchfights”

    Sure is, duuude…

    • Danisha says:

      I am like in love with Alex pettyfier I don’t care how much of a jerk he is he’s hot and has a British accent I love him!!!!!!!!

  4. valleymiss says:

    CT just doesn’t strike me as the aggressive fighter type. However, AP does. CT just seems like a mellow beach bum type.

  5. Suzy (from Ontario, Canada) says:

    Alex is getting quite a reputation in terms of his temper and psycho behaviour. Really turns me off him.

    • Amelia says:

      I just knew yesterday’s post was too good to be true -_-
      CT on the other hand is someone you could definitely go for a beer with. And I hate beer!

  6. Launicaangelina says:

    Well, if this is true, they are pros. They had good bro chemistry and riffed off each other very well. I can’t imagine Channing not getting along with someone. Yummmmmmm… Channing…

  7. Crystal says:

    Channing Tatum is so fug. Ugh.

  8. Julie says:

    There were tumblr posts about Channing Tatum making Emma Watson leave the set crying on the movie End of the World by Seth Rogen. allegedly. if that the stories about his stunts are true i wouldnt be surprised if it lead to bitch fights with pettyfer.

    • miriam says:

      That story struck as being Emma getting uptight about the lads being lads onset. Something she should have been aware of before signing up and needs to get used to work with a variety of people that may not consider as much of a star as she considers herself.

      • Amelia says:

        This is news to me, can you explain further? The impression I got of Channing was a gentle giant, so to speak.

      • Julie says:

        from the reports it wasnt just lads having a little joke, he was dancing with his barely covered scrotch right in front of her face, allegedly he was also high.

        google channing tatum and emma watson you will find it.
        im sure emma is stuck up but if he really behaved like that i can understand her.

        the report also said “emma vowed never to work with him again” same as in the pettyfer/tatum article.

      • Ray says:

        How was this Channing’s Fault? the brother was doing HIS Job. Looks to me like emma was the unprofessional. Freaky out on Something She already sign for. This is James Franco Movie. Of course their pots and drinking involved. It also mention that seth rogan and the rest of the cast laughed are her so it wasnt just channing.

    • Lia says:

      Channing Tatum is not even listed as a cast member of The End of World. There are a bunch of celebrities who are making cameos and he isn’t listed as one either. I’m just curious as to where you read this?
      Especially since most accounts point to Channing Tatum being a nice and humble guy.
      This article from Dlisted says the actor was James Franco:

      • miriam says:

        It was Channing Tatum. Those gossip sites seem to have painted Emma as some victim. The story first surfaced when an extra posted about it, she made it seem much more lighthearted than the gossip sites do. This is what was posted from the extras blog. I can’t find the link but this is the text:

        Ok here we go. The Emma Watson story.
        So Emma had already filmed a scene last week at “James Franco’s party” and was coming back Wednesday and Thursday to film another scene with Channing Tatum, Danny McBride, Seth Rogan, Franco and Jay Baruchel.

        The scene was as raunchy as it could be. Seth, Franco and Kay are kneeling on the ground with a few “cannibals” over them (that’s me) waiting to eat them as McBride comes out of an RV as our “king” with Channing Tatum on a leash in only a thong.

        Emma knew he was going to be in a thong and everyone knows he used to be a stripper. So things were starting to get raunchy. Emma steps on set and looks at the scene and all of us in it and kind of has a freak out moment. Before we started to film she stormed off set with her publicist and Seth was saying what happened what’s wrong with Emma? Then she came back and filmed about 3 minutes of the scene.

        During the scene Channing decided to do some of his breakdancing in front of her but alas he was in nothing but a thong.

        So Emma storms off set. Everyone’s like WTF where is she going? She walks all the way down the street. So we wrapped the night 5 minutes later.

        Came back last night and found out she quit because she the scene was too raunchy and she was really pissed that Channing was drinking while filming. He was obviously smoking weed as well.

        But who can blame her right? She has a good image to uphold. But her quitting made last night filled with Emma jokes.

        The ground was wet and muddy and Channing said we were stepping in Emma’s tears.

        Anyway, there’s the story. I’m headed back on set till 6am. If y’all have more questions send them, I will be bored.

      • carrie says:

        Tatum even isn’t listed in the movie and any one on IMDB can find the source

      • miriam says:

        I don’t know if Tatum is listed but there was a picture of him dressed in the thong and combat gear with the extra that posted the story. I think he’s only in it as a brief cameo.

  9. cmc says:

    Doesn’t sound like a bitchfight- sounds like Alex was a prick on-set and Channing understandably hated him for it. Honestly, Alex Pettyfer has this kind of jerk reputation after every movie, so I wouldn’t want to work with him either! He sounds like he’s got the attitude of a male Lindsay Lohan (minus the substance abuse).

  10. Bubulle says:

    Pettyfer has been called out several times for his nasty behaviour, I remember an article on the Hollywood Reporter people on the comment section kept telling how nasty he was to the cast and crew, it seems he hasn’t changed one bit, Team Tatum all the way.

  11. miriam says:

    I don’t understand why Alex Pettwat would be a diva? He’s nothing special nor is he a star. Why the big ego?

    • Eye Roll says:

      ‘Cause he’s hot? And everyone probably kept telling him he was hot?

      Generally, the hotter the guy the bigger the ego. There are exceptions obviously, but generally that’s how it works even outside of Hollywood. Add some Hollywood crap to that and the ego is insane.

      There’s also probably a hefty dose of insecurity thrown in because he was supposed to “happen” last year (or 2 years ago or something?) but didn’t.

      • miriam says:

        He’s not at all attractive.

        And there are plenty of goodlooking guys in Hollywood that act more professionally and less bitchy than he seems to. The guys needs a reality smack.

    • Eye Roll says:

      Eh, poTAYto poTAHto I guess. My point was only that he’s the type that would get pushed as hot as a teenager (he was a model) and by Hollywood. Thus the big ego to start and the diva-like behaviour.

      I know not all hot guys buy into their own hype and act like douchebags, but a large number of them do especially in Hollywood. He simply doesn’t do as good of a job at hiding it as others.

      And, yes, he does need to be smacked in the face by reality. He seems like slightly less of a douche now than a year or two ago, so maybe his failed attempt at move stardom was a light tap? Dude still needs to be smacked however.

  12. Alien says:

    Alex is so sexy but he’s crazy, I mean I am too but I wouldn’t start stalking exes and threatening them and shit I mean c’mon well it depends if the guy was a douche I’d probably threaten to cut his finger or something…

  13. Alien says:

    Like some people said on this other site, if Alex had a problem with Channing it’s obvious that he’s a major problem, because Channing is very chill and easy going(which is true he’s very nice). If I was on that set I would’ve told him off for sure I hope someone checked Alex and told him you’re not famous you’re a C List actor.

  14. LucyOriginal says:

    a bit off topic… Did the bitchfights happen while they had their clothes on or off? hahaha

  15. Happy21 says:

    I don’t know…I’ve seen a few interviews with the cast and they seem to have excellent chemistry. They all seem to get along great and are like bros. Plus, I would think that the movie would have been an effin’ blast to shoot. Tough but so fun.

    • Maguita says:

      Very true.

      Watched a few interviews, and oddly enough, many reporters tried to bring-up competitive questions about being jealous of anyone’s physique, with absolutely no success.

      The guys had nothing but compliments for each other, laughed a lot on set, and were in awe and quite complimentary of one another.

      Made me twitch a bit because the reporters were sneakily trying for a tad of b-tchy-backstabbing, to no avail… A bit sexist here, and at the same time, it made me regret the very much unnecessary feminine competitive atmosphere that we pressure each other with.

  16. Liz says:

    What’s the deal with Alex’s wedding ring (if that’s what it is)?

    • CJ says:

      He had “Emma” tattooed on his ringfinger when he was dating Emma Roberts. He’s dating Riley Keough (Lisa Marie Presley’s daughter). Supposedly they are engaged though.

  17. RHONYC says:

    man, its like a shrimpy dudes w. buff bods convention. lol 😀

  18. stellalovejoydiver says:

    Alex, my secret douchey boyfriend,you´ve been a bad boy, a really bad boy. Mama is gonna give you a spanking.
    With that attitude his career will never happen. He´s pretty unestablished and therefore interchangeable, he needs to be grateful for any opportunity. I don´t think a lot of people want to work with him in the future, it´s Hollywooad so there are always other goodlooking, young, semi-talented new actors around.

  19. seVen says:

    Oh channing…thanks for the pics… i’m just gonna.. go.. away now and… yeah

  20. workdog says:

    My niece worked with AP; yeah, douche. Not remotely nice and suffers from delusions of grandeur. She’s good friends with his bestie but he himself? Not worth the time.

  21. Feebee says:

    If there was ‘bitchfighting’ on the set the only remedy would be for Pettyfer to sit down and shut up. 1, Tatum is a co-producer on the film, 2, it’s based on some of his life and 3, the movie’s called Magic Mike, not Magic The Kid.

  22. Adrien says:

    Quit the bitchfighting. It’s not good for the future kidz. How about a thong-off dance off to settle your differences?

  23. carrie says:

    it’s not the first time and the last time that some actors can’t stand each other any more.
    In my job,there are some peoples i can’t stand also

  24. mena says:

    I may be late to the party, but aren’t Channing & Alex practically family? I remember reading somewhere that Channing’s mom and Alex’s mom are BFFs and have been since before their sons were born. Their families have vacationed together since both men were boys. If the guys do hate each other it must be hard on their moms.

  25. Ronnie says:

    Did anyone notice that during all the pre-release publicity that Alex P. was nowhere to be found? His bad reputation has preceded him and it will interesting to see where his career goes from here. Soderberg is very well respected and I’m sure if there were problems, he will be informing other directors of it. I always thought it was interesting that the extras on the DVD of I am Number Four were only about the character of Number Six. For someone who was trying to be the next big thing, he’s digging himself into a big hole. As for Channing, I’m sure that he tried to keep the set a chill environment and probably bitchslapped Alex for being a diva, as he should have. His career will not be damamged by any issues with Alex P.