The rumor we heard last week was true: "People" magazine has named CHANNING TATUM this year's Sexiest Man Alive. Although he didn't believe it when they told him.
--He says, quote, "My first thought was, 'Y'all are messing with me.' I told [my wife] after we'd been in the bathtub washing our dogs because they'd gotten skunked. She was like, 'What?'
--"Yeah, she calls me [the Sexiest Man Alive] now."
(--Here's a picture of Channing's "21 Jump Street" co-star JONAH HILL honoring him . . . by licking the magazine cover.) (People)
(--An interesting side-note: Tuesday night on "Don't Trust the B---- in Apartment 23", JAMES VAN DER BEEK was named Sexiest Man Alive. And in his photo shoot, he rode a horse PANTS-LESS! You can see video here.)
--This year's other honorees include:
--Max Greenfield from "New Girl"
--Leg-free Olympian Oscar Pistorius
--Damian Lewis from "Homeland"
--Anderson Cooper . . . who's a little sad about being recognized for his GREY HAIR. (--Here's video from Anderson's show yesterday.)
(--Check out all the Sexiest Man Alive coverage at People.com.)