Oscar-winner Anne Hathaway—the girl everyone
loves to hate and hates to watch win Oscars—is appearing on Spike’s new series,
Lip Sync Battle. At first blush, that
may seem like a seriously unimportant statement. I mean, shit, she won her
Oscar for a musical and she didn’t even freaking lip sync!
But hold the phones, stop the presses, and drop
everything: she is lip syncing to “Wrecking Ball!” She’s dressed as Miley
Cyrus!! And there’s an actual wrecking ball!!!
Here are the top five reasons why you should be
as excited about this as we are:
1. Anne is as energetic and committed to this as everything else she
does, only this time it’s like she almost
gets that she’s a parody of herself. Those longing looks, those perfectly
annunciated vowels, those…
2. …cheap stick-on white fingernails! Wait, this whole look. The
slightly-bared midriff is one thing, but that form fitting white tank top is
really sending us over the edge. Anne’s boobs haven’t seemed this prominently
placed since Brokeback Mountain. And
halfway through the video, when we see her without the pants? Rarely have
high-waisted white lady panties looked so good.
3. There’s a cut during the video and suddenly Anne has been joined
onstage by host LL Cool J and, presumably, an opponent: one Emily Blunt! Holy
crap! This is a Devil Wears Prada reunion
and the claws are ready to come out. Will it be Emily—now cast-free and eating a
full 500 calories per day—or Andy—who fears Miranda Priestly’s presence around
every corner—who takes the prize?
4. OMG. Oh my god. There’s an actual wrecking ball. On. Stage. And Anne
jumps onto it! She’s swinging all over the place, she’s lip syncing, and
suddenly, for just a moment, it’s as if Miley Cyrus has come back from the
grave she dug after offending so many people with her absurd tour costumes and
5. If you’ve ever wanted to see Anne Hathaway give someone the finger
with a huge grin spread across her face, well, now’s your chance. It’s a moment
to behold. Even Emily thinks it’s the best, and she’s watching her chance of
winning this inane reality show slip through her little British fingers!
Check out Anne’s clip from the show below, and
watch Lip Sync Battle, Thursdays at
10/9C, only on Spike.