Actor Terry Crews showed yet another talent Thursday night when he squared off against retired pro boxer Mike Tyson on “Lip Sync Battle,” a new SpikeTV series where celebrities compete by lip-syncing popular songs. “Lip Sync Battle” is hosted by rapper LL Cool J.
Crews, 46, sang Vanessa Carlton’s 2002 hit “A Thousand Miles,” a song he also performed in the 2004 comedy film “White Chicks.” His other song of choice was “Sucker M.C.s” by Run-D.M.C. Tyson lip synced to Salt-N-Pepa’s “Push It.”
The crowd went wild, especially after Crews removed his shirt halfway through his rendition of Carlton’s love ballad.
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Crews, a father of five, is currently the host of game show “Who Wants to Be a Millionaire?” He also stars on Fox comedy series “Brooklyn Nine-Nine” as Sergeant Terry Jeffords alongside former “Saturday Night Live” alum Andy Samberg.
Launched in early April, “Lip Sync Battle” is a spinoff of a game that originally appeared on Jimmy Fallon’s late-night show. Former “The Office” actor John Krasinski and co-writer of the British version of “The Office” Stephen Merchant developed the game into an independent series. “Lip Sync Battle” has seen some major celebrity appearances, including Dwayne Johnson, John Legend, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Anna Kendrick and Fallon.
Queen Latifah, Justin Bieber, Will Arnett and Alison Brie are scheduled to appear in future episodes.