For fans, it’s been a difficult several years since “Magic” Mike Lane left the male stripping industry in 2012, but like a phoenix with magnificent pecs, the Channing Tatum character returns in “Magic Mike XXL,” out today. Our time in the desert has come to an end. Mike is making a comeback, and so is…

 

Whereas the big losers in the computer hack that rocked Hollywood last fall included Amy Pascal, Scott Rudin, Sony Pictures, and Kim Jong Un, one of the winners, as far as I can tell, was Channing Tatum. Amid the blizzard of e-mails that showed some of movieland’s key figures as two-faced, snarky, and mean—that is,…

 
 
 

This week, I stood in the yoga studio in Crunch Fitness’s West Hollywood location, waiting for Stephen “tWitch” Boss to return from his Starbucks run. In one hour, he’d lead me and a group of enthusiastic participants in a Magic Mike XXL-inspired dance class; before the twerking, the body rolling, the hip thrusting, or the…

 

Can a beautiful man make a woman’s day just by tying his shoe? Only if you have the right man, and Joe Manganiello will do. Throw in a bottle of water, a bag of Cheetos and the Backstreet Boys, and a classic movie dance is born. In “Magic Mike XXL,” the new dance-heavy sequel to…