Pairs Division: Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis at the CinemaCon 2014 “The Big Picture” Presentation

Posted on March 28, 2014

Uh… guys? Aren’t you all busy making babies with other people when you’re not on a red carpet? Do we need to act like chaperones at an 8th grade dance and stick a ruler between the two of you?



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Seriously, what’s with the prom pictures? Even actual couples rarely press that much body up against each other on the red carpet. It’s distracting. Stop it.

Then again, there’s so much about these pictures that’s distracting to our eyes.  The weird poses, both while they’re hugging and while they’re (apparently) shoving each other away;  his ridiculous hair; the way that color absolutely dies on her, doing nothing for her; the way his suit is pulling so much you’d think he was getting out of the back of a Volkswagen; the way the shapelessness of her outfit is almost endearing, in that  “OHMIGOD I’M HUGE I CAN FEEL IT I NEED ALL NEW CLOTHES RIGHT NOW”  panicked style of primagravida starlets (which also explains the almost obsessive hugging poses).

There’s just a lot going on here.

We … think? … they look fine? It’s so hard to tell. Like we said, that color does nothing for her and she does nothing for that color. It’s time for them both to say goodbye forever to each other. And we think the shape of her dress is a little bleh, but like we said, we detect a little nervousness about how to dress for the red carpet while pregnant. It’ll be interesting to see how she manages the poledance for this movie. He needs to ditch the goatee.



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  • Carrie

    That is just not working on her, it’s sloppy looking and she’s not even showing enough where she has to worry about it yet!

    Tatum just needs to go home and start over.

    Disappointing show from both

  • IMNAngryLiberal

    I love her hair so much that I always have trouble focusing on what she is wearing. In my next life, I WANT that hair, I DESERVE that hair.

    • @Biting Panda

      With pregnancy, that already fantastic hair is going to be come epic!

    • Stefanie Argudo Mackenzie

      I HAD that hair; then I turned 35 and it was gone. I miss it most. The whole photo op is just off….everything is a beat off…

  • eowyn_of_rohan

    Mister Junior Executive at the Savings Bank and his new wife look quite lovely tonight, no?

  • WendyD

    Girl, that is not your lipstick.

  • SugarSnap108

    That’s a whole lotta awkward right there. They’re glued together AND look like they can’t wait to get away from each other (esp Mila). And what’s with that odd booty bustle on the dress?

  • LipstickForPigs

    She looks like she feels like shit. I don’t blame her. She’s at what can be a really awful point in a pregnancy. Respect for showing up in heels.

    • Ginger

      I had NO idea that she was pregnant. This’ll be interesting to watch…

      • LipstickForPigs

        Heh, I pre-game the celeb pics that might be featured on T LO by checking out pics on People and Huff Po. Hard to ignore the gossip while I’m browsing.

    • barbarienne

      Maybe that’s why he’s holding her? Perhaps she said, “I feel awful, like I’m gonna pass out,” and he’s helping her to stay on her feet. And then maybe she said, “But I also might throw up,” and that leads to the ambivalent “holding/pushing away” dynamic.

      • That could be it! It’s a tough stage when a gust of wind can make you retch. Hmm. Apologies for using that word here in this nice place.

      • Meg0GayGuys6

        Lol I imagined a wardrobe malfunction that occured on the way over, too late to go home and start over. “Please, don’t remove yourself from my side or they’ll see the whole shabang…”

  • Liz

    They really look uncomfortable together. She is one of the most gorgeous women, but looks terrible here.

  • Bill Craven

    It’s not prom, it’s shotgun marriage; his suit fit before he started overeating to compensate. Why do I find the orange lipstick so distracting?

    • Jessica Freeman

      Because it’s horrific.

  • Evan

    His two strands of hair sticking out are bothering me A LOT.

    • Kimbolina

      Oh god, yes. I don’t even understand what’s going on at his temple.

    • wisenhar

      Eddie Redmayne always does that too and it drives me NUTS! To me, it screams, “INSECURE ABOUT A RECEDING HAIRLINE!”

      • Evan

        In Channing’s case, I think they’re just out of place. But Eddie Redmayne is another issue entirely lol

  • Jessica Freeman

    The posing is so strange to the point of distraction. But not so much that I didn’t notice the ugly butt bustle. Girl, no.

  • Stella Zawistowski

    WHAT is that ridiculous drape of fabric on her butt?

  • BlairBear

    what a big old nothing of a dress. the black bra peeking out doesn’t help matters. But she is pregnant with Ashton Kutcher’s child so iff that doesn’t excuse this outfit I don’t know what will

  • ccinnc

    I didn’t recognize her. And I’m not sensing any love between him. In fact, the way he’s grabbing her arm (in the pic where she’s pressing her hand against his torso) looks like he’s telling her to back off.

  • Supernumerary

    I’m more interested in how she’ll manage the poledance for *her* movie. If Jupiter Ascending is The Channing Tatum Show, I’ll be disappointed.

  • FrigidDiva

    My head hurts trying to figure out what the backstory is here. They honestly LOOK like an actual couple that’s in the middle of an epic fight about him constantly using her razor to shave down his facial hair and using all her product for his ridiculous upflipped hair. He’s tired of hearing her complain about how PREGNANT she feels and just wants her to pick out something to wear already so she threw this rag on at the last minute because she was sick of trying to find something that fit. Will these two work out their problems?

    • @Biting Panda

      I see the opposite. In most shots I see him helping her to try to hide. She doesn’t seem ready to be out on the RC yet (maybe she’s feeling like shit) and he just helped Jenna through all that, so he’s sympathetic.

      • Daisy Walker

        Your view is probably what’s really going on, but FrigidDiva’s backstory is more fun.

        • demidaemon

          Agreed! 😉

      • FrigidDiva

        I could totally see that being the case, but how boring would that be?

      • Jessica Freeman

        I saw that too. This is her first public appearance since the news broke of her pregnancy and she is just clinging on to him (literally) for support. I imagine Channing is that kind of man to help her too.

  • marlie

    Both outfits – and people – are underwhelming and a little drab.

    And that’s the most thinly-veiled “I really hate this guy but we have to pretend to like each other” face that I’ve seen (on Mila) in a LONG time.

    A positive: I covet her shoes.

    • ashtangajunkie

      I think that I would have that face on permanently if I were dating Ashton Kutcher.

    • mixedupfiles

      His shoes are beautiful, as well.

  • BLauD

    So much awkwardness. I… I just can’t even look at the clothes because I’m so distracted. I feel like they might sit all of us kids down tonight after dinner to let us know that Daddy is moving out for a little while, but it’s not our fault and we’re still a family and they both love us, just not each other anymore.

    • decormaven

      “I love you both. You know that.”
      “Then why are you going?”
      “I’m not going. I’m just living elsewhere.”

  • It’s hard to tell if his jacket really does fit terribly, or it’s just weird drag lines from the woman attached to his chest.

  • Miss Ruth

    Sweetie, please text Scarlett Johanson for her stylist’s number. Also, please throw that lipstick in the river. Okay? Good talk.

    And I know I’ve said this about some other hunka male type before, but his look is pure Harvey-Korman-as-Clark-Gable.

    • schadenfreudelicious

      I miss Harvey Korman…i am old..:)

      • Miss Ruth

        You and me both, ‘licious. That was some amazing talent. (I love introducing people to the Nazi interrogation sketch.) And CB is one of those people where, if I met her in person, I’d probably just start to cry and babble unintelligibly.

  • alyce1213

    I like their shoes. That’s all I got.

  • HomeOfficeGirl

    He seems strangely protective? of her.. I don’t get it. They look very couple-y and he seems kind of into it and she doesn’t. Weird. NO chemistry.

  • @Biting Panda

    See, these are two of my favorite celebs, despite their faults, so I’m going to go with the usual movie studio games playing blah blah blah.

  • Patrick Cleary

    He looks a little bit like he’s almost-drunk and trying to hide it. The photo where he’s straining to see/hear/understand what’s happening off-camera is a total, “Dude, I’m not wasted” pose to me.

  • TonyGo

    Thanks Uncles T and Lo for the word of the day…primagravida. BKs learn something new every day here!

  • colleenjanel


    • AthenaJ

      I am trying so hard not to giggle-snort at work right now.

      • SierraDelta

        The nuns told us to carry a phone book around in case we were ever forced to sit on a boy’s lap. . .

      • DebbieLovesShoes

        I just did it for you.

    • DebbieLovesShoes


  • colleenjanel

    I know I’ve frequently ranted about nude lips, and I’ve been loudly celebrating the return of the lip … so I hate to complain, but I HATE this orange lip trend. It doesn’t look good on anyone. I’d almost rather have nude lips back. (Almost.)

  • In_Stitches

    I have such high hopes for this movie. I desperately want it to be the 5th Element for a new age, but something tells me it’ll be a standard action movie, stringing together fight scenes with little plot or levity between them.

    It’s hard to tell if his suit fits well or not because he’s moving around. Suits look great when you’re standing still, but they fold and buckle in motion and it’s hard to tell why.

    She really punted. That’s a “I’m at a business convention and nobody is hot here, but I’m getting drinks at the bar anyways” dress if I’ve ever seen one. She’s about 80 lbs, so the 4 ounces of baby weight she’s put on must have been a big shock for her. She’s got a long road ahead of her though; I hope she can make some fun, daring choices.

  • Melanie

    I’m surprised she’s not cupping the belly yet, just so everyone knows she’s not OMG GAINING WEIGHT.

  • MilaXX

    He’s doing most of the heavy lifting here and even his look is pretty basic. With the exception of the lipstick she’s almost pulling a Shailene here. her baby bump is still in the “had a good meal” stage. She needs to lighten up.

  • jbontrager78

    I imagine she’s standing so close in an attempt to hide her pregnancy weight/shape and the bad dress.

  • decormaven

    Awkward On Parade.

  • Erica

    Extra points for a well-placed use of the term “primagravida,” though.

    • saintebeuve

      I totally just learned a new word.

    • kimmeister

      I think she is subtly trying to show off the primigravida boobs.

  • Danielle

    In all honesty, he’s probably just holding her upright as she faces another wave of nausea. I know that feel, girl.

  • beebee10

    They are just so f’ing high they don’t know what they are doing

  • Janet B

    Love his shoes

  • stubbornthoughts

    Her hair looks amazing. That’s about it.

  • giddypony

    Is it my monitor or have lipsticks been veering into Coral lately? Which does nothing for most people (and gives me flashbacks of my mother using coral lipstick, but not filling her lips in fully so she had Kenneth Branaugh mouth.)

    • Tippi123

      What do you mean by Kenneth Branaugh mouth? (I did have a look at pictures of him.)

  • ashtangajunkie

    The snooziest couple from Snoozeville, but man do I love her shoes.

  • Pennymac

    Her GTFO face in pic number three made me laugh. They are both runners upon my Irrational Celebrity Hate list, though, so I’ve got nothing nice to say. Shutting up now.

  • Eric Stott

    I’ll give him a thumbs up on his shoes – they’re great. I realize he has one of those big slab of meet faces, but that goatee doesn’t help matters at all. His clothes look like they were bought off the rack at a store that didn’t have anything in his size.

  • Lex

    I think the lipstick color is the real issue– it makes her skin look sallow and jaundiced. Dark blue generally looks stunning on brunettes when worn with cooler lipstick tones, like a bold red with blue undertones. Now THAT would make her face pop.

    Sadly, the lipstick cannot be held responsible for the lack of shape or for the wrinkles on her dress.

  • Imasewsure

    They still look better than most of us but pretty bad for them. She’s probably nauseous and he’s holding her for support. She’s clinging to him so close that she can’t see his ludicrous Caesar hair.

  • eandh99

    Charming Potato needs to talk to his BF Hemsworth about where to get suits for the overly buff and tall, since Thor’s been looking great on the red carpet lately. Try David August! Maybe Mrs. H can drop a hint to Mila about morning sickness too

    • Kitten Mittons

      Charming Potato is the perfect description for him in my mind. I see the attraction, but he does nothing for me.

      Outfits are very meh. Her shoes will be mine, though.

  • Cheryl

    I just don’t get the appeal of Channing Tatum and the blah clothes and squinting isn’t helping. Never seen a Mila Kunis movie or television show, but I’m assuming here that she is an actor not a reality show person? Very pretty, if dressed kind of boring.

  • Eclectic Mayhem

    I kinda like his hair like that… Ach – who am I kidding? This man can do no wrong in my eyes. *shrugs* it’s the Power of the Tatum.

  • lobsterlen

    Wild ass speculation on my part but what the hell its the internet … I wonder if Mila is not feeling so hot because Channing seems to be almost holding her up or she has a death grip on him.

  • lalahartma

    His face/head looks odd.

  • jw_ny

    I thinks she’s just holding him up…he looks drunk. She’s got that ‘somebody help me’ look in her eyes. 😉

  • ovarB

    I read the body language as two people who are awkwardly trying to hide her belly. You know all eyes are on her mid-section and Channing looks like a friend trying to help a freaked out movie star trying to do the pole dance but still hide her private life from view. He wants to help her and she wants to be helped but the end result is two people not connecting very smoothly.

  • formerlyAnon

    I think she’d look cute if I could really see her in the dress?

    He just looks like a big ol’ stack of awkward in an awkwardly fitting suit. Which, if he’s your cup of tea, is going to be adorable as hell. For the rest of us, the resemblance to family photos (fudging just a bit unless your family dresses at this price point) from cousin Debra’s wedding is pronounced.

  • ScarlettHarlot

    Both of their make ups are disappointing.

  • LeelaST

    He’s giving me that squinty/stretched Tom Hanks look & that suit is at least a size too small. Mila’s look appears to be a beach coverup over a leotard.

  • NinjaCate

    This is the first time I’ve ever found Mila Kunis to be unattractive. It’s weird.

  • Dan_In_NYC

    I like the shoes on both. The end.

  • ralish

    My (entirely based on nothing) interpretation: They don’t like each other, so they’re trying to go out of the way to show how much they like each other.

  • Jacob Bowen

    The huge fold of fabric on the FRONT of the dress is definitely not flattering! Even if you feel a little larger in the front, how is a large fold of fabric in front of you camouflaging that? It makes you look even BIGGER.

  • alliekat9090

    Chan bought that suit 20 pounds ago.

    • Shawn EH

      Yep. And the hair and goattee are only okay if he’s playing Snidely Whiplash. He’s one who needs less embellishment.

  • CarrieBaby

    looks like they’re trying to hide her baby bump with that awkward pose

  • demidaemon

    That hair. I can’t see anything but his hair. And it is horrid.

  • yllas

    I just don’t “get” him. At all. How they try, try, TRY to make him “happen”. Fail.

  • Garcia Loca

    What’s going on with her butt area?