Don’t call it a comeback!
Joseph Gordon-Levitt — arguably the reigning “Lip Sync” king — channeled his inner diva (again) in a “Lip Sync Battle” of epic proportions last night. Gordon-Levitt went head-to-head (lip-to-lip?) against Anthony Mackie, performing to Janet Jackson’s “Rhythm Nation” in full makeup, hair and costume. Mackie had just lip synced MC Hammer’s “2 Legit 2 Quit.” Although commendable, the Avenger was no match for the “(500) Days of Summer” star.
The holiday edition of the hit Spike series, which was spawned by a skit on “The Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon,” opened with Mackie performing to Katy Perry’s “I Kissed a Girl” and Gordon-Levitt mouthing the words to Usher’s “Yeah” as their Santa-suited “The Night Before” co-star Seth Rogen watched on.
It’s been over two years since Gordon-Levitt’s first battle, when he became the reigning champ of lip syncing with his “Superbass” rendition, but the actor clearly hasn’t lost his touch.