Star-Studded Live Event to Launch Paramount Network on Thursday, January 18 at 9pm

January 10, 2018
Neil Patrick Harris, Taraji P. Henson and Hailee Steinfeld will Perform in “Lip Sync Battle LIVE: A Michael Jackson Celebration”

New York, NY, January 10, 2018 – Lip Sync Battle has signed three of Hollywood's hottest superstars for its epic LIVE event. 

Neil Patrick Harris, a 5-time Emmy® and Tony ®Award winning actor; Taraji P. Henson, an Academy Award® nominated and Golden Globes® Award winning actress starring in Proud Mary; and Hailee Steinfeld, a Golden Globes ® and Academy Award® nominated actress and a multi-platinum recording artist, will be featured participants in Lip Sync Battle Live: A Michael Jackson Celebration.

The epic larger-than-life performances will showcase some of Michael Jackson's greatest hits while celebrating the renowned entertainment icon. This legendary event will take place LIVE from the Dolby Theatre on Thursday, January 18 at 9:00pm.  

"Michael Jackson's groundbreaking sound and style changed the course of music, videos and Live performance forevermore," said Casey Patterson, Executive Producer. "This line up of incredible superstar performers are inspired and ready to bring it LIVE on 1.18.18!" 

This must-see special event will launch the Paramount Network (formerly Spike TV).

Additionally, fans will have the opportunity to vote for their favorite performance on Twitter using talent specific hashtags.  Partnering with VH1 Save The Music, Paramount Network is awarding the winner a grant to a school in the market of their choice. This grant will fund new music programs and support the foundation's dedication to helping kids, schools and communities realize their full potential through the power of making music. 

The one-hour special, produced by Casey Patterson Entertainment and Matador Content, in consultation with The Estate of Michael Jackson, will feature larger-than-life performances LIVE from the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles.  In addition, Lip Sync Battle Live: A Michael Jackson Celebration will feature a special performance by Michael Jackson ONE™ by Cirque du Soleil, the critically acclaimed show in permanent residence at the Michael Jackson Theater at Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas. 

The critically-acclaimed and award-nominated Lip Sync Battle features celebrities going head to head – lip-syncing the song of their choice – battling for the coolest bragging rights on the planet. 

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