That ends now.
A year or so ago, a new phenomenon was introduced on the Jimmy Fallon Show in which he would challenge visiting celebrities to a lip sync battle, the result being every bit as crazy as you'd imagine. Grown, impossibly good looking, ridiculously wealthy people gyrating on stage the way most of us used to while singing into a hair brush in front of the bathroom mirror.
The most unexpected part? (Besides Emma Stone being the runaway champ) It was actually gobs of fun for participants and viewers.
Now, b/c this is America and we can never just leave a good thing alone, earlier this spring Spike TV took this to a whole new level, creating an entire show around the premise. LL Cool J hosts (watching him try to come up w/ real questions for these shenanigans is actually surprisingly entertaining), Chrissie Teagan is there doing, well, something, and they have thus far brought in a cavalcade of A-list talent to take part.
As would only be fair, the first week was Jimmy Fallon going head to head w/ Dont-Call-Me The Rock. Take a look…
I remember reading a James Patterson interview once where he said sometimes Hollywood, the music industry, etc. just needs to acknowledge life can be hard enough and people need escapism from the arts.
Lip Sync Battle is a far cry from art, but I'll be damned if it isn't fun, and a heaping helping of escapism.