Channing Tatum Makes The Girls Go Cray

Today, Ellen DeGeneres spoke with Channing Tatum, who is in New Orleans filming 22 Jump Street with Jonah Hill.

The audience went bananas at the sound of Tatum’s name until they realized he wasn’t actually in studio.  No matter, his good looks translate via the magic of airwaves.

DeGeneres asked about Tatum’s daughter, Everly.

She’s six months, she just got her first tooth,” he told the talk show host.  “It’s the cutest thing…razor sharp I think she’s going to be cutting me very soon, but it’s as cute as it can be.”

Tatum talked about starting a script on Magic Mike’s sequel (the ladies went cah-razy) and about a new initiative he’s part of for the 2014 Academy Awards.

“Craig Zadan and Neil Meron [Oscar producers] want make sure that anybody who walked out on that Oscar stage had a passion for film,” Tatum explained.  “That led them to do away with the traditional trophy , you know, presenters and find new presenters that has a connection to the future of film.

“That’s where they birthed “Team Oscar” contest and that’s what sort of what I’m doing here. The contest will be held by the Academy of Motion Pictures of Arts and Sciences and they’re going to be trying to give young students just something to just get excited about and to create and be a part of probably one of the most coveted nights in our industry.”

How do you enter?

Hopefuls, Tatum explained, are to make 60-second videos spell out exactly how they will contribute to the future of film.

“It’s hard to tell a story in 60 seconds, so they have to have a very, very clear point of view and get as creative as they possibly can so I’m really interested to see what they come up with cause there are some really creative kids coming out of college right now.

“They have to be in college and be 18 years of age to be able to enter,” Tatum added.

The contest starts today.