Channing Tatum is 'Sexiest Man Alive?'

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People Magazine caused quite the controversy with its most recent "Sexiest Man Alive" issue by choosing Bradley Cooper for its cover, over the clearly more deserving Ryan Gosling.

For 2012, the mag plans to make amends with its faithful readers by anointing Channing Tatum the chosen male. That is, of course, if you believe Gossip Cop, who claims to have the inside track on People's forthcoming announcement.

The magazine will not comment on the rumor, so those who are eager will have to wait until the official word comes on Nov. 14.

In the meantime, Tatum fans can get their Channing fix -- as well as sample the goods of former "Sexiest Man Alive," Matthew McConaughey -- by reliving "Magic Mike" with this steamy photo gallery.
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