The most important award at Sunday’s MTV Movie Awards? Best Shirtless Performance 2013! Honoring “a cinematic stud of bare chested distinction,” this bucket o’ Golden Popcorn should be coveted by every actor in Hollywood and every major movie studio.
The nominees, please:
Full disclosure: This was supposed to be a full-fledged review of Channing Tatum’s New Orleans bar/restaurant, Saints and Sinners, but the cold beverages go down real easy in the Big Easy…
Here’s what I remember about a recent mid-afternoon, mid-week visit to Chan’s place: My friends and I had a GREAT time, the drinks were tasty, the staff couldn’t have been nicer, and we met strangers who now are no longer strangers. We were supposed to stay for one drink and we were there for untold hours. What more can one ask of an afternoon of unexpected revelry? Throw in the occasional image of the sexy actor-owner popping up on the TV screens — and his handsome visage appearing in one prominent piece of art — and you’ve got yourself a damned good time.
You’ll find Saints and Sinners in the busiest part of busy Bourbon Street in NOLA’s historic French Quarter. Bigger than it looks from the outside, it features a main bar, dining area, front patio, upstairs bar, lounge area and balcony, from which Channing himself threw beads during February’s Super Bowl festivities. The property exudes an unrelenting vintage brothel vibe — in other words, if you’re allergic to the color red, this place will be the death of you.
My group didn’t stay conscious long enough to enjoy one of the bar’s many theme nights, which include the intriguing Madam Mondays. You don’t have to be in New Orleans to find out your own Madam Name, however — just go here. (Channing’s is the fabulous “Mama Jezabel Fontaine”; mine is the lame “Old Saucy Jenkins.” I refuse to answer to it.)
Word is that S&S is trying to put together a male burlesque show, a la Channing’s “Magic Mike.” OMG. I hope to return to Saints and Sinners (and New Orleans) one day soon… but if male strippers are involved, my visit will be sooner rather than later. TAKE MY MONEY!
More Saints and Sinners:
Saints and Sinners Official Site
Saints and Sinners Facebook
Saints and Sinners Twitter
Saints and Sinners Instagram
The phrase “Channing Tatum” has just gotten that much sexier…
The post-Oscar episode of “Jimmy Kimmel Live!” got way surreal last night, with Jamie Foxx taking to the piano and singing, “I wanna Channing all over her Tatum!” as Channing performed some amazing “Magic Mike” grinding…
In other words, the following videos are WELL worth your time!
Channing Tatum throws beads off the balcony of his New Orleans restaurant/club, Saints and Sinners, in celebration of the Super Bowl and Mardi Gras. Lucky, lucky fans on Bourbon Street!
What I would give to see Channing in NOLA, never mind actually having him throw me something! While I’m actually going there soon, I figure he’ll be back in the West Coast long before I get there. BUT I do plan on visiting Saints and Sinners, and soaking up all the Chan vibes that may still be there (and buying one of their cute ball caps!). Look for a full report soon…
More pics at Socialite Life!
Congratulations to Channing Tatum on being named People’s Sexiest Man Alive 2012 this morning, as predicted by absolutely everyone (including us!)
To celebrate this watershed moment in his career, we’re throwing a Channing Tatum Animated Gif Celebration, featuring some of our favorite fun and sexy Channing images — and you’re invited! Just click the pics to roll the gifs…
See even more of the man in motion:
Magic Mike Animated Gif Dance Party
Channing Tatum has had an AMAZING year, with the undeniable highlight being the GREATEST MALE STRIPPER MOVIE IN THE HISTORY OF MANKIND (“Magic Mike,” obvs). Widespread rumors have Channing being named People’s Sexiest Man Alive next week… anyone got a problem with that?
More Channing Tatum:
Channing Tatum Shirtless (32 Pics)
Magic Mike Animated Gif Dance Party
Channing Tatum for Man Candy Monday