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The daily gossip: Channing Tatum says 'the stripperverse will never be the same' after new Magic Mike, Lindsay Lohan is getting married, and more

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Channing Tatum says 'the stripperverse will never be the same' after new 'Magic Mike'

You've heard of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the DC Extended Universe, and the MonsterVerse. Now, make way for the Stripperverse. A third Magic Mike film called Magic Mike's Last Dance is in the works, with Channing Tatum returning as stripper Mike Lane and Steven Soderbergh back as director. The sequel is set to debut as an HBO Max exclusive, and, in case you're wondering what we should call this ever-expanding series, Tatum provided as good a term as any when he proclaimed, "The stripperverse will never be the same." Tatum first played Mike Lane in 2012's Magic Mike, drawing on his own background as a male stripper, and he said Monday there "are no words for how excited I am to blow the doors off of the world of Magic Mike." Sorry, Lord of the Rings. Your time as the greatest film trilogy in history will soon come to an end. 

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Lindsay Lohan is getting married

She said yes! Lindsay Lohan revealed Sunday she's getting married, sharing photos of herself on Instagram wearing her engagement ring with fiancé Bader Shammas. "My love. My life. My family. My future," she wrote. The Mean Girls star has been dating Shammas, who works as assistant vice president at Credit Suisse, for two years. She was previously engaged to ​​Egor Tarabasov, a Russian millionaire, but they broke up before the wedding, with Lohan alleging abuse. "The truth is, I wanted to make things work, but now I'm not sure that I can," she said in 2016. Lohan's engagement comes as she's set to make her triumphant return to acting by starring in an upcoming Netflix Christmas romantic comedy. Prepare for the Lohanaissance. 

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Prince Charles denies book's claim he asked about skin tone of Harry and Meghan’s kids

More than eight months after Meghan Markle dropped the bombshell allegation that there were "concerns" in the royal family about "how dark" her baby's skin would be, a new book claims to have more information. Author Christopher Andersen's book Brothers and Wives: Inside the Private Lives of William, Kate, Harry, and Meghan claims that after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's engagement was announced in 2017, Prince Charles asked his wife, Camilla, "I wonder what the children will look like?" According to the book, Camilla, who was "somewhat taken aback," replied "Well, absolutely gorgeous, I'm certain." Charles allegedly responded, "I mean, what do you think their children's complexion might be?" A spokesperson for Charles denied the account, calling it "fiction and not worth further comment." On the Today show, Andersen stood by the reporting while insisting Charles made the remarks in a "very kind of benign way" and that they were then "turned into something very toxic." Meghan and Harry have never identified who made the comments referenced in the Oprah interview, but Andersen told Today he believes Meghan was referring to Charles' remarks. 

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The Gucci family is really upset about 'House of Gucci'

The Gucci family's review of House of Gucci is in! Spoiler alert: they're not happy. The heirs of Aldo Gucci, who's played by Al Pacino in the Ridley Scott movie, slammed the film in a statement, claiming its depiction of the family is inaccurate. "The production of the film did not bother to consult the heirs before describing Aldo Gucci — president of the company for 30 years — and the members of the Gucci family as thugs, ignorant and insensitive to the world around them, attributing to the protagonists, events, a tone and an attitude that never belonged to them," they said. The family also took issue with Patrizia Reggiani, played by Lady Gaga, being portrayed "as a victim trying to survive in a male and male chauvinist corporate culture," claiming Gucci has always been an "inclusive company." Scott previously dismissed criticism claiming he was "stealing the identity of a family to make a profit," shooting back that the case is "part of the public domain."

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Sony says Tom Holland will make another 'Spider-Man' trilogy after he floated retirement

Tom Holland's dreams of hanging up the web-shooters and becoming a landlord may have to wait. Sony producer Amy Pascal in an interview with Fandango said that after Spider-Man: No Way Home, the studio plans to make another three Spider-Man films starring Holland as Peter Parker. "We're thinking of this as three films, and now we're going to go onto the next three," Pascal said. The comments come after Holland in an interview with GQ suggested it might be "time for me to move on" as Spider-Man, picturing a future for himself "buying apartment buildings and renting them out cheaper than they need to be." The 25-year-old added, "If I'm playing Spider-Man after I'm 30, I've done something wrong." Perhaps a truck load of Sony money being backed into his driveway come 2026 will make "something wrong" start to feel oh so right. 

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