Last night, the entertainingly ridiculous Spike TV show Lip Sync Battle began its new season, and it did not skimp on starpower. The show revolved around Channing Tatum going up against his wife and Step Up castmate Jenna Dewan. Dewan had a strong showing; she did Paula Abdul’s “Cold Hearted Snake” with the actual Paula Abdul, and she also did her own version of Tatum’s Magic Mike routine to Ginuwine’s “Pony.” But Tatum had a trump card. He did Beyoncé’s Major Lazer-sampling 2011 single “Girls (Who Run The World)” in full Beyoncé drag. And at the end of the performance, he got a cameo from the actual Beyoncé, who was only onstage for a few minutes but whose presence pretty much changed the game. Look: I realize that this is all incredibly fucking dumb, but I liked it. Watch a video that has both the “Pony” striptease and the Beyoncé cameo below.
Between this and his small-but-memorable Hateful Eight role, Tatum is continuing his long and unlikely run as Hollywood’s most likable leading man.