Is Angelina Jolie looking to do a movie with Channing Tatum? That was the claim made in a celebrity magazine exactly one year ago today. At the time, Gossip Cop was assured Jolie had not expressed a particular interest in working with Tatum, and now 12 months later it’s clear they’re not attached to a film project together.
On April 17, 2018, OK! concocted a tale about the Oscar-winner reaching out to her agent about setting up a meeting with Tatum, so they could talk about shooting a movie together. An unnamed source was quoted as telling the tabloid it was all a ploy for Jolie to “get to know [Tatum] better,” because she thought he was “hot.” The anonymous tipster further contended the actress only inquired about Tatum after she found out he was “back on the market,” following his separation from Jenna Dewan.
According to the untraceable insider, Tatum and Jolie had already met a “few times” in passing, and she was very much attracted to his “good looks” and “southern charm.” The supposed source further threw in how the First They Killed My Father writer and director was a big fan of Magic Mike. Not surprisingly, the tabloid offered no examples whatsoever of where or when they had met or proof that Jolie was even “chasing” Tatum, as it had alleged.
Simply, it appears the magazine manufactured the entire premise because he’s handsome and was newly single, and she’s, well, Angelina Jolie. Back when the tabloid first published its article, Gossip Cop reached out to a confidante in the actress’ camp, and we were told pointblank the entire story was nothing more than a work of fiction. Just two weeks before, we were also informed Jolie had no interest in dating, a fact confirmed by other reputable outlets. Now 365 days later, the officially single star is still not romantically involved with anyone, including Tatum. In fact, six months later it was revealed he was (and remains) involved with the singer Jessie J.
Since that unquestionably inaccurate article, OK! hasn’t developed any better Jolie sources or become more reliable with it information about her. For instance, just this past February, Gossip Cop busted the same publication when it wrongly maintained Brad Pitt and Jolie were calling off their divorce following an emotional custody meeting. Seemingly having forgotten that fabricated report, the often discredited outlet later published a cover story that falsely alleged Jolie and Colin Farrell had been secretly dating for two months, which coincides with when it previously insisted she wanted to get back together with Pitt.
That actually brings Gossip Cop to its overriding point. The reason we revisit made-up tales, including the one about Jolie wanting to date Tatum, is to remind readers that they need to look at (or remember) an outlet’s record before automatically believing it. Also, as crucial as assessing what a magazine claims, it’s just as important to question what it leaves out. For example, in the story from last year, there were no facts to support the two stars had met or that Jolie was looking to have a “fling” with Tatum, as its untruthfully asserted.
Gossip Cop has determined this story is totally false.