CELEB GOSS: I’m fat and happy: Channing Tatum

Channing Tatum. Picture: REUTERS

Channing Tatum. Picture: REUTERS

I’m fat and happy: Channing Tatum

US actor Channing Tatum says he’s a fat and happy dad.

The 33-year-old appeared on Ellen DeGeneres’ US chat show on Thursday and discussed the perks of being a new dad.

Tatum, who shares eight-month-old daughter Everly with wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum, couldn’t be more thrilled with life. 

But the actor admits he’s also packed on a few pounds.

After Channing entered the studio dancing, Ellen mused about his role in 2012 stripper comedy Magic Mike: ‘‘Now what happens ... whenever you dance, we think you’re going to take your clothes off.’’

‘‘You definitely don’t want that right now,’’ Channing laughed.

‘‘Right now, what me and my wife like to call it - I am very fappy. I’m very fat and happy right now. I’ve been working for two straight years and now it’s some really needed downtime.’’

Tatum also gushed over his little girl. He said Everly is even showing early signs of following in her parents’ dancer footsteps.

‘‘She will only fall asleep to really good music,’’ he said, adding that she seems to be a fan of Drake.

‘‘She might be conceited, I’m not sure ... Prince’s The Most Beautiful Girl in the World - she loves falling asleep to that,’’ he mused.

Tatum won’t have too much time off though. He’s set to star in four movies this year, including Bennett Miller drama Foxcatcher, animated movie The Book of Life, Wachowski brothers’ action adventure Jupiter Ascending and action comedy 22 Jump Street, with Jonah Hill.


Camilla backs royal tour Down Under

Picture: GETTY

Picture: GETTY

Prince William and his wife Kate are bound to have a great experience when they travel Down Under later this year, according to the Duchess of Cornwell.

Camilla, who travelled to Australia and New Zealand for the first time in late 2012 with Prince Charles, on Thursday said while she’d wanted to visit sooner ‘‘aeroplanes aren’t my favourite thing’’.

But, the Duchess told a Waitangi Day event at New Zealand’s high commission in London, she was glad she eventually made the journey because people had been ‘‘so warm and lovely’’.

‘‘I can’t wait to go back again,’’ she told a lunch hosted by the New Zealand Women’s Association.

‘‘This April, William and Catherine are going, so I’m sure they’ll have a great experience.’’

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and, most likely, baby Prince George, will tour Australia and New Zealand for three-and-a-half-weeks.

Duchess of Cornwall Camilla performs a traditional 'Hongi' Maori greeting as she meets Esther Kerr. Picture: GETTY

Duchess of Cornwall Camilla performs a traditional 'Hongi' Maori greeting as she meets Esther Kerr. Picture: GETTY

Camilla on Thursday performed the famous hongi greeting - when noses are pressed together - with Esther Jessop, one of New Zealand’s most prominent cultural figures in the UK.

She also helped New Zealand artist Mandii Pope with a painting of Clarence House, daubing dark streaks to create some windows on one of the famous building’s ground floor rooms.


Quote of the day - Matt Damon

Matt Damon and George Clooney in The Monuments Men.

Matt Damon and George Clooney in The Monuments Men.

‘‘She’s Australian and she’ll sit there and talk in her regular voice and then, in this film she plays a French woman, and she just turns into a French woman when they say action! Jean Dujardin showed up one day to watch a scene and literally, I came over to say hi to him and he said, 'But I do not understand, she is French?’ Cate doesn’t speak a word of French, but the line she says in French in the movie, he said it’s perfect,’’ Matt Damon couldn’t believe how accurate the Aussie star’s French accent was in World War II movie The Monuments Men.


Robbie hated her Wolf of Wall Street nails

Australian actress Margot Robbie hated the fake nails she had to wear for The Wolf of Wall Street.

The 23-year-old actress landed her breakthrough role as Naomi Lapaglia in the Martin Scorsese film.

To get into character Robbie’s nails underwent a transformation. She had to wear acrylics during filming - a concept she found tricky to get used to at first.

‘‘The first thing I said was that my character needs acrylic nails all the time because that changes everything. Well I couldn’t do anything the way I wanted to: I couldn’t wipe tears the way I would, I couldn’t brush my hair the way I would. It was a massive pain in the arse to have them on for six months. I really hated them so, so much but it seriously created the character. I was getting them done once a week,’’ she told Violet Grey’s The Violet Files.

It wasn’t just her fingertips which needed to look polished. 

The Australian beauty also needed a healthy glow to capture the essence of Naomi.

‘‘On Sunday night, I’d get my nails and my spray tan, after I finished watching football,’’ she recalled.


Lady Gaga keeps costumes in secret archive

Lady Gaga has created a private online exhibition of her most famous gowns and costumes in a secret Los Angeles archive.

The singer tells Harper’s Bazaar magazine that, thanks to modern technology, she can visit her collection at any time, from anywhere.

‘‘The fashion I’ve acquired over the years is so sacred to me, from costumes to couture, high fashion to punk wear I’ve collected from my secret international hot spots,’’ Gaga said.

‘‘I keep everything in an enormous archive in Hollywood. The clothes are on mannequins, also on hangers and in boxes with a photo of each piece, and there’s a website where I can go to look through everything.’’

But not everything the star holds dear is in the archive. Gaga keeps a few special items at her ‘‘small rental’’ in New York.

She adds, ‘‘I do not keep a lot of clothes here, mostly punk wear. And the three most expensive items I’ve ever purchased... my sable, a strand of diamonds and my Mikimoto pearls.’’

She said her fashions are so precious because they tell ‘‘the story of my life’’ and are ‘‘a visualisation of all the hard work I’ve put in to get where I am today’’.