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Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron Dance to Seth MacFarlane's Oscars Opening Number

USMagazine, Sunday, February 24, 2013, 7:20pm (PST)

Dancing with the stars, Oscars-style! Seth MacFarlane kicked off the 2013 Academy Awards on Sunday, Feb. 24, with a little fancy footwork and some help from two of Hollywood's hottest celebs -- Channing Tatum and Charlize Theron.

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After an opening monologue that included good-natured digs at Chris Brown, Ben Affleck, and Daniel Day-Lewis, the Family Guy creator launched into a bit with William Shatner, which segued into one of the night's many musical numbers. As MacFarlane crooned Frank Sinatra's "The Way You Look Tonight," Tatum, 32, and Theron, 37, performed a choreographed ballroom dance, a la Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers, complete with lifts, leaps, and twirls galore.

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Oscar-winner Theron, looking ever so graceful in a floaty chiffon dress, was a worthy partner for Tatum, who got his big break in the dance flick Step Up with his now-pregnant wife, Jenna Dewan-Tatum. More recently, the actor showed off his smooth moves in the film Magic Mike, based on his early experiences as a male stripper.

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Tatum's proudest accomplishment, however, is his baby-to-be with Dewan-Tatum. Earlier in the night, he gushed to Ryan Seacrest that the little bundle of joy was his "greatest production yet." The happy couple announced their news in December.

This article originally appeared on Usmagazine.com: Channing Tatum, Charlize Theron Dance to Seth MacFarlane's Oscars Opening Number

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