And now I know what Anne Hathaway does every night with her Best Supporting Actress Oscar. Ann-with-an-E-GODDAMN IT!!! was on Spike’s Lip Synch Battle last night and she did a routine to Miley Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball” like we already knew she would, and I can’t believe I’m saying this, but it wasn’t totally the worst. I know, I just gave Anne Hathaway a compliment; book me a brain scan ASAP. High school musical theater’s unofficial mascot really went full-Miley: the grimy Uncle Terry-approved underwear, the Florida flea market fake nails, the look in her eyes that says “Yes, I need lots of attention.” The only thing missing was testing positive for HPV (horny possum virus) and Billy Ray Cyrus giving the thumbs-up from the audience.
Anne was competing against her Devil Wears Prada co-star Emily Blunt, who moved her mouth to “Piece of My Heart.” Emily looked like what I imagine the people who make Lifetime biopics think Janis Joplin looks like. But earlier in the show, she warmed by heart by grinding up on Anne Hathaway during her performance of “No Diggity”. I mean, she’s no Lil’ Penny, but she’s still good.
Anne and Emily were both decent lip synchers, but if Spike really wanted Lip Synch Battle to crush in the ratings, they need to start getting some top-shelf lip synching talent. Suggestion for sweeps week: lip synching legend Britney Spears vs. lip synching legend for another reason entirely Ashlee Simpson. Make it happen!
And here’s Anne out of Miley drag while walking around NYC yesterday: