April 05, 2012 04:02:47 GMT
The 'Rocket Man' hitmaker is gyrating with the 'Magic Mike' actor while singing 'Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend' at the concert at Carnegie Hall.
Elton John teamed up with Channing Tatum to steam up Carnegie Hall as part of Revlon's Concert for the Rainforest Fund. The "Magic Mike" star revisited his stripper days by giving the British singer a sort of lap dance. The actor additionally heated up the gig by performing a seductive dance number with his wife.
Channing, who wore a black vest and a matching hat and pants, was grinding and bumping with Sir Elton while the 65-year-old music vet was delivering single "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend". The Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, who also donned an all-black attire, jokingly said, "It has become a custom at these shows for me to humiliate myself."
In another set, the "Dear John" hunk brought his actress wife Jenna Dewan to the stage to deliver a tango together. He put on a white shirt under his unbuttoned vest and completed his look with a bowler hat. Meanwhile, she rocked a seductive red number and finished it off with fishnet stockings and killer heels.
The concert opened with an all-star collaboration of "If I Only Had a Brain" by James Taylor, Meryl Streep, Sting and Elton John. The other performers included Jennifer Hudson, Vince Gill, Rosanne Cash, Bruno Mars and Esperanza Spalding. Meanwhile, the key speakers were Trudie Styler and Bill Clinton.
Organized by Sting and his wife Trudie who looked lovely that evening in a thigh-high slit dress, the gig was held to benefit the preservation of the Rainforest and its indigenous people. At an after-party dinner at the Pierre Hotel, guest actor Tom Hanks reportedly helped raise $26,000 for the good cause in return for him to record voice mail messages for a generous donor.