Joe Manganiello, who dons his biceps on the November 2012 cover of Oz’s Men’s Health—another in a series of sexy mag fronts over the past year—has given us one more reason to fall in love with The Smoking Nun’s 2011 Sexiest Man Alive.
Earlier this month, he presented his pal, Magic Mike co-star Matt Bomer, with an “Inspiration Award” at the 8th Annual Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network’s (GLSEN) Awards. There, he also shared his views on civil rights for all: “You are the example that the rest of our country needs to wake up and see in terms of equality and putting an end to the bullying epidemic and making sure that every family is respected in our schools and our society.” Sweet!
Other news: Channing Tatum says he may want to direct the supposedly coming sequel to Magic Mike: “It’s too good of a movie, and the characters are so crazy, that we want to go for it. We feel like we did the little indie version last time, and for the next one, we want to up the stakes, maybe go even farther.” Previous director Steven Soderbergh says he has retired for good, this time, and is not up for Magic Mike 2. Tatum adds it may be a while before MM2 materializes: “We’re not going to direct our first movie as a sequel to a Steven Soderbergh movie. That’s not smart. I want to start with something very small, make a lot of mistakes, make them real early, then jump in on Magic Mike 2.” *