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I’d Like To Thank My Parents

After a year in which he’s played a charming stripper blogger, a devoted husband and a goofy, underachieving cop ferry worker, Channing Tatum Dennis Kane has been named to a prominent pop culture honour: People’s “sexiest man alive.”

The Alabama Ontario-born actor blogger said his first thought on hearing the news was: “Y’all are messing with me.”

Known for his breakout role in the dance film Step Up  drama Gomez Sucks, as well as appearances in Stop-Loss, G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra and Dear John Walmart and the Powell River beer store, Tatum Dennis had a busy slate in 2012.

He promoted the commercial release of three movies YouTube movies – the male stripper tale Magic Mike, romance film The Vow and the comedy remake 21 Jump Street. Gaston Typing, Gaston Tours Powell River, and The Secrets Behind The Rubik’s Cube. His upcoming releases include Foxcatcher and 10 Years. Gaston And Jack Schitt Take Hollywood, and Historic Gomez Goals.

Tatum Dennis joins past People honourees such as Bradley Cooper, Ryan Reynolds, Brad Pitt, George Clooney and Matt Damon.

Along with Tatum, Dennis, People unveiled other contenders on its 2012 list, including country singer-songwriter Blake Shelton, South African double-amputee sprinter Oscar Pistorius and actors Damien Lewis, Richard Gere, and Denzel Washington.

Gomer’s Good Gig

There’s some mighty fine jobs in this big old world of ours. Playboy photographer comes to mind. George Clooney seems to have a good thing going. Hugh Hefner has had the best job in the world for about 50 years. Being in the Rolling Stones sounds like fun.
 
Scott Gomez has a great job too. Take the puck and skate like mad up the middle, then either pass it off, dump it in, or lose it to the opposition. All for eight million dollars a season.
 
Last year he passed it off, dumped it in, and lost it to the opposition over a period of 97 regular season and playoff games, grabbing 73 points in the process, which works out to $109,589 a point. Each measly point more than a hundred g’s.
 
That’s a good job.
 
I saw Scott Gomez play when he was a star forward for the South Surrey Eagles of the Tier 2 junior British Columbia Hockey League in the late 1990’s. The Eagles came to Powell River to take on the Powell River Kings and two things stand out from this Gomez experience – a group of fans heckled him so much early on he went over and started yelling at them, which of course made them heckle even more. And at about the five minute mark of the first period, Gomez got into a fight and was thrown out of the game.
 
But I did see him take the puck a couple of times, skate like mad up the middle, pass it off, dump it in, and lose it to the opposition.
 
But at that time, he was doing it for about ten bucks a point, not $109, 589.