Oh hi guys! Would you like an early holiday present? Because it looks like the Tatum family is about to give us one heck of an amazing dance gift.
Tatum as in Channing and Jenna Dewan, of course—the couple that's held fairly significant real estate in my heart ever since they Step Up-ed into it back in 2006. (2006!!) They're just so talented. And so pretty. And so...delightful.
Channing and Jenna are living proof that the couple that dances together, stays together. And on January 7, they're going to make all our Step Up-fueled fantasies come true when they do a "Tatum Takeover" of Spike's "Lip Sync Battle."
You know what that means: IT'S TATUM DANCE-OFF TIME.
In case you're wondering why I positioned this as an early holiday gift, given that the episode doesn't air until several days into the new year, feast your eyes upon the delicious promo below, which the dynamic duo blessed us with yesterday.
I spy Jenna getting her Magic Mike on. I spy Channing as Elsa from Frozen. (Oh, little Everly Tatum is gonna be one happy girl.) I spy host Chrissy Teigen responding to the showdown in the only appropriate fashion: by totally and completely losing it.
Enjoy, and set your DVRs for Thursday, January 7 at 10/9c!
Here at DS, we live for the Step Up movies. Whether Channing Tatum is romancing Jenna Dewan with his slick dance moves, or Alyson Stoner and Adam Sevani are sweetly tap dancing through the NYC streets, every Step Up movie is just the best.
OK, so maybe the plot lines leave a bit to be desired, but who cares? The dancing is so good.
This summer, the mega-hit dance franchise gets back to the big screen with Step Up: All In, and we couldn't be more psyched. This time around, all of our past favorites are back: Alyson Stoner (as Camille), Ryan Guzman (as Sean), Adam Sevani (as Moose), Misha Gabriel (as Eddy), plus the Lombard Twins, tWitch, Christopher Scott (who also choreographed) and so many more.
The official trailer for the film was released last week and we can't. stop. watching.
Here ya go:
Step Up: All In hits theaters this summer. We'll race you to the theater!
Jenna Dewan Tatum just may have the best. life. ever.
And now, the 35-year-old actress can add model and brand rep to her list of credentials: She's the new face of Danskin!
(Photo by Monica May via Danskin)
"My mom reminded me, when I was four years old, starting a community dance class on the weekends and I had to wear a black leotard and pink tights," Dewan Tatum told PeopleStyle on the set of her ad campaign shoot. "She got me a Danskin black little cap sleeve leotard and pink tights—that’s kind of why I jumped at this offer. I love Danskin—I’ve been wearing it for literally 30 years."
Also adorable? Dewan Tatum says 3-year-old Everly is a budding ballerina herself. (Not surprising, considering her parents met on the set of one of the best dance movies ever.) "She has a leotard. The first thing she said to me today when she saw me on set, 'Mommy, you're wearing a leotard like me.' We have a plethora of tutus. Name the color and the sparkle and we have," Dewan Tatum told PeopleStyle. "We started her in dance class and it was too structured for her. She really likes to be free and do her own thing—she's her own little spirit. She likes a good dance, [but] the pressure is on or the attention is on, she's like 'No.' To look at her in a leotard and tutu makes my heart melt, but I'm really conscious not to push it on her."
Check out that relevé! (Photo by Monica May via Danskin)
Solid skills, a hot husband, a cute kid, a modeling gig with the OG of dance brands and a level head when it comes to parenting? Keep living your best life, JDT.
Here's a delightful development, which makes so much sense we're actually shocked it didn't happen years ago:
NBC has greenlit a dance competition project headed by dancer/actress/expert Paula Abdul lip-syncer Jenna Dewan-Tatum, who'll serve as a judge and mentor for the series. And her hubby Channing, one of our favorite interpreters of the Beyoncé ouevre? Oh, yes: He'll appear on the show, too.
AND EVERY EPISODE WILL OPEN WITH A RE-ENACTMENT OF THIS STEP UP SCENE. (Ideally.)
We don't know a whole lot more about the as-yet-untitled project. But honestly, those snippets of info alone are enough to get all of us #TeamTatum 'shippers on board. (For the three or so of you who aren't yet obsessed with The Family Tatum—may we refer you to this, this and, oh goodness, THIS?)
More to come as we hear it, obviously!
It's official: Channing Tatum can do it all. This was confirmed when we found out that our favorite dancer/dad/dreamboat is playing a tap-dancing sailor in Hail, Caesar!, the latest film to be corrected by the Coen Brothers, Joel and Ethan. The trailer offers a tiny glimpse of Tatum, clad in a very Fancy Free-esque sailor uniform, hoofing like a pro.
Sliiiiiiding into my heart.
You're perfect, we get it.
But those five seconds of glory aren't nearly enough. So, after a little digging around the Internet, the dance gods #blessed us with this behind-the-scenes video of Tatum rehearsing his tap scenes. Happy weekend, indeed! Check out the full videos below.
When we first heard that power couple Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum were going to duke it out on the season premiere of Lip Sync Battle in a #TatumTakeover, we knew we were in for some pretty great moments. But we had no idea it would be this amazing.
Just a little healthy marital competition. (screenshot via Spike online)
Seriously, guys, this is going down in television history.
The episode, which premiered last night, is filled with so many quality dance moments and #RelationshipGoals it’s hard to keep track. The duo pulled out all. the. stops.
The highlights breaking the Internet today:
Jenna straight-up killing her routine to “Cold Hearted” by Paula Abdul. The singer herself made a surprise appearance (!) and danced to the second half of the song.
Can you say girl power? (screenshot via Spike online)
Jenna’s recreation of a Magic Mike scene to Ginuwine’s “Pony.” Naturally, she got her hubby in on the action.
Yaaaaaas girl. (screenshot via Spike online)
The best part? Channing couldn't stop laughing. (screenshot via Spike online)
Channing’s amazing “Run the World (Girls)” performance, which started with a hilarious moment atop a horse and ended with an appearance by none other than Queen Bey herself—she pulled out a few moves (and a few hair flips) with Channing at the end of the song. I meannnnnnnnnn, does it get better than that?!
Those contoured cheekbones. That wig. Those knee high boots. (screenshot via Spike online)
BOW DOWN. (screenshot via Spike online)
Jenna’s reaction to seeing Beyoncé strut out and dance with her man pretty much sums up the night perfectly:
Us too, girl. Us too. (screenshot via Spike online)
Missed the epic episode? Head over to Spike online to watch the whole thing—or, if you want to get right to the good stuff, check out the video of the “Pony” and “Run the World (Girls)” moments below.
We don't know about you, but whenever we imagine Channing Tatum and Jenna Dewan-Tatum's home life, we pretty much picture it as a 24-7 version of that club scene from Step Up. (You know, the one where everyone suddenly knows the same choreographed dance? Just like in real life? Ah, movies.)
Well, imagine our delight when we discovered that the couple's life actually is a dance party, at least some of the time—even post-baby. A couple of nights ago, Team Tatum hit the town in Miami to celebrate Jenna's cover for Ocean Drive magazine. And by "hit the town," we mean "spent the entire night on the dance floor."
There isn't a whole lot of video evidence—you can see a quick clip here—but there are photos. How cute is this?
And thank you to E! Online for beating us to the punch and comparing the dynamic duo's Miami moves to their Step Up choreo:
Seth Browarnik/startraksphoto.com; Touchstone Pictures
Anyway, let's not kid ourselves: This post is just an excuse to bring out that Step Up club scene again. Here you go!
Ever since we saw Joseph Gordon-Levitt re-enact "Make 'Em Laugh" on "Saturday Night Live" and Channing Tatum strut his stuff in Step Up, we've been dying for the two cuties to get involved in some kind of Broadway musical production. (And we only got more excited after their dancetastic performances at the Oscars.)
But apparently we weren't dreaming big enough. Because yesterday it was announced that they might be doing a movie musical together.
Not just any musical, either. Fox has acquired the rights to the classic hit Guys and Dolls, and the studio is reportedly eying Tatum for the role of put-upon gambling man Nathan Detroit and Gordon-Levitt for the ultra-suave Sky Masterson. (If you're a fan of the amazing 1955 film version—and if you're not, you need to go watch it immediately—that's Frank Sinatra and Marlon Brando, respectively.)
Left: Brando and Sinatra in 1955. Right: the new dream team??
Putting aside the fact that I personally see Tatum as more of a Sky and Gordon-Levitt as more of a Nathan, this is pretty much the best Broadway-nerd news to come out of Hollywood since the announcement that Mean Girls was going to be a musical. But some big questions remain—two, to be precise: Who's going to play uptight missionary Sarah Brown, and who's going to take on cheeky nightclub queen Miss Adelaide?
Paging Anne Hathaway! She'd be a perfectly prim Sarah, am I right? As for blonde bombshell Adelaide—well, nobody can shimmy quite like Megan Hilty. Kristen Bell might do a credible job, too (or am I just saying that because Burlesque was on TV this weekend?).
What do you guys think?