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Why Channing Tatum “Hates” His Magic Mike Costar Alex Pettyfer

Alex Pettyfer‘s character may have looked up to Channing Tatum in Magic Mike, but when cameras stopped rolling, “they had massive fights on set,” a source tells the new issue of Us Weekly (out now).

“He hates Alex,” a source says of Tatum, 32. “Channing thought Alex was a diva on set.”

Related: PHOTOS: Meet the sexy, shirtless men of Magic Mike

The beefcake to blame, insists another insider, is Pettyfer, 22, who plays a character based on former male revue dancer Tatum. “Alex was a jerk to everyone during filming for no reason. He thinks he’s the star of the movie, not Channing or Matthew McConaughey.”

Alex Pettyfer, Channing Tatum
Alex Pettyfer as Adam/The Kid and Channing Taum as Mike in ‘Magic Mike’.

To find out how Tatum retaliated, watch this week’s Hot Stuff video, as explained by Us Weekly Senior Editor Ian Drew and special guest, singer Bryan Fenkart.

VIDEO: Flashback!Channing Tatum performs a sexy striptease at age 18

Also in the roundup: new details on Jessica Simpson‘s $4 million Weight Watchers deal, how Kim Kardashian convinced Kanye West to finally buy a cellphone, and much more!

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