Stargazing | Channing Tatum, People’s next Sexiest Man Alive?

Magic Channing?

Gossip Cop’s scoop of the week:

Channing Tatum

will be People magazine’s Sexiest Man Alive this year.

People refuses to verify that before the official announcement on Nov. 14. But this at least gives us a few extra days to debate whether Channing is worthy of the crown. (Yes! Yes! We vote yes!)

The “Magic Mike” star would follow in

Bradley Cooper

’s footsteps, last year’s sexiest man, and

Ryan Reynolds

, who won in 2010.

Brooke’s loss Brooke Shields

’ mother and longtime manager,

Teri Shields

, died last week in Manhattan after a reported long illness. She was 79 and had suffered from dementia, a spokesperson for the actress told The New York Times.

Anyone who has followed Brooke’s long career — she’s been at it since she earned $25 for an Ivory Soap ad when she was 11 months old — will know that her relationship with her mother had been rocky over the years.

Brooke broke off her professional relationship with Teri in 1995, calling the move the “hardest thing.”

Kirstie’s crush

Juicy tidbit from

Kirstie Alley

’s new memoir, “The Art of Men”: She fell in love with

Patrick Swayze

when they filmed the 1985 miniseries “North and South.” The problem? They were both married, and not to each other.

“We did not have an affair,” she tells “Entertainment Tonight.” “But again, I think what I did was worse. Because I think when you fall in love with someone when you’re married, you jeopardize your own marriage and their marriage. It’s doubly bad.”

No. Really?

Feud of the week Chuck Lorre

, creator of “Two and a Half Men” and “The Big Bang Theory,” is in the middle of a smackdown with the folks at “The Bachelor.”

On one of his infamous vanity card rants, this one flashed on-screen after a recent “Big Bang Theory” episode, Chuck called the ABC dating show “idiotic.”

And then, “Bachelor” producer

Elan Gale

tweeted this: “Someone has been freebasing crushed up copies of ‘Dharma Greg’ DVDs.”

She calls it what?

Little beauty pageant princess

Alana Thompson

has done got herself a new pet chicken — and named it Nugget.

The chicken replaces Glitzy, the pet pig that Alana (also known as Honey Boo Boo) had to give away because it kept waking her up really early in the morning. And a girl’s gotta get her beauty sleep, ya know.

Glitzy was returned to his breeder.

So glad his name wasn’t Bacon.