Channing Tatum Steals the Show with Special Guest on 'Lip Sync Battle'
Last night proved to be probably the most entertaining and fierce competition that viewers of Lip Sync Battle on SpikeTV have seen. Past shows have displayed the talents of celebs such as Anne Hathaway, Queen Latifah, Terrance Howard and Justin Bieber. This week, it got real when Magic Mike star Channing Tatum and wife Jenna Dewan-Tatum (Step Up) duked out in a way that we've never seen before. Tatum even brought out a special someone to help him clinch the title and beat out his dancer wife.
This was the first episode of the second season and they kicked things off with a bang, literally, as Dewan-Tatum did a sexy version of Tatum's routine to Ginuwine's "Pony" from Magic Mike XXL filled with plenty of thrusting, pumping and gyrating-incorporating many of the moves that had women lusting after her husband when Magic Mike was steaming up theaters. Hosts LL Cool J and Chrissy Teigen were in shock as they jammed along to Dewan-Tatum's routine, which ended with the actress giving her awed hubby a lap dance (lots of crotch involved!), ripping off her white tank and blowing money into the crowd a la exotic dancer.
Those who remember Dewan-Tatum from Step Up know that the actress has a dancing background. In fact, she and Tatum connected over their love of dance during the filming of the movie. Now, several years of marriage and a baby later, the talented Dewan-Tatum seems to still have the moves that caught Tatum's eye from the start. And don't get us started on that six-pack. Impressive.
But don't count Tatum out yet.
The dancer-actor came out swinging to Beyoncé's "Who Runs the World (Girls)," complete with mini skirt and blond wig. He had the chest popping and twerking down to a science, including a floor routine and lots of hair tossing. Dewan-Tatum seemed to enjoy her husband's out-of-the-box routine, but her laughs quickly turned to utter shock when Beyoncé herself marched onstage to complete Tatum's routine alongside the actor. Two heads of blond hair swung back and forth as Tatum whipped his way into the winner's circle. We've gotta say we agree; Dewan-Tatum was great, but her husband and his co-star stole the show. Watch both performances below and you be the judge!