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Adam Lambert Slams 'Les Miserables' Cast's 'Pretend Singers'

Adam Lambert has taken to his Twitter account to talk about his opinions on the film Les Miserables and has slammed director Tom Hooper‘s cast for “pretending to be singers”.

Les Mis: Visually impressive w great Emotional performances. But the score suffered massively with great actors PRETENDING to be singers …it’s an opera. Hollywoods movie musicals treat the singing as the last priority. (Dreamgirls was good),” Adam wrote.

Anne Hathaway as Fantine and [Aaron Tveit as] Enjolras were the exceptions for me,” he added. “Helena B Carter and Sacha B Cohen were great too.”

“And I do think it was cool they were singing live- but with that cast, they should have studio recorded and sweetened the vocals. Eponine’s [Samantha Barks] voice was cool too…,” he continued. “I felt like I should ignore the vocals and focus on the emotional subtext- but the singing was so distracting at times it pulled me out. The industry will say “these actors were so brave to attempt singing this score live” but why not cast actors who could actually sound good? Sorry for being so harsh but it’s so True!”

Evan Rachel Wood chimed in on the conversation, saying “We sang live in “across the universe” #justsaying,” to which Adam replied, “And that sounded Good!!! Ok yes, that’s another movie musical exception. That movie was on point. And U were stunning in it.”

DO YOU AGREE with Adam Lambert’s points about Les Miserables?

'Les Miserables' & 'Django' Break Christmas Box Office Records

Moviegoers were out in full force on Christmas Day, giving two films, Les Miserables and Django Unchained, huge openings, breaking box office records!

Anne Hathaway and Hugh Jackman‘s Les Miserables, which brought in $18.2 million, placing number one, scored the top opening day for a musical, as well as the biggest weekday Christmas Day opening of all time, according to THR!

Leonardo DiCaprio and Jamie Foxx‘s Django Unchained came in at number two with $15 million, nabbed the honor of top R-rated Christmas Day opening of a film.

Coming in at number three was this past weekend’s number one, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, which raked in $11.3 million.

Rounding out the top five were Parental Guidance and Jack Reacher, which earned $6.4 million and $5.3 million, respectively.

WHAT DID YOU SEE at the movies on Christmas Day???

Stream 'Les Miserables' Movie Soundtrack - Listen Now!

Les Miserables opened up in theaters on Christmas Day and is taking the box office by storm!

The film was the highest grossing film on the holiday with an opening day estimated total of $18 million, according to Deadline.

If you have already seen the film, let us know what you thought! If you haven’t gone yet, what are you waiting for?!

In the meantime, listen to the complete soundtrack right now, including Anne Hathaway‘s amazing rendition of “I Dreamed a Dream,” Hugh Jackman‘s “Bring Him Home,” and more.

WHAT DO YOU THINK of the soundtrack for Les Miserables?

Samantha Barks Sings 'On My Own' in New 'Les Mis' Trailer

Check out Samantha Barks performing “On My Own” in the rain as Eponine in a newly released trailer for the highly anticipated film Les Miserables, out in theaters December 25!

Before landing the role in the film, the 22-year-old actress played Eponine in the West End production of the iconic musical.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Samantha Barks

Samantha recently talked with the Hufffington Post about how Les Miserables has changed her life.

“I think because it is a huge big change in my lifestyle, the way I kind of get through that is by trying to not freak myself out,” Samantha said. “Trying to not over-think too far and take every day that comes with gusto. The fact that there is a buzz around the film makes me burst with pride. I am honored to be involved in a project like this. To be involved in a moment of history for theater — and for theater to be translated onto film in this way, with a cast like this and a director like this — is the proudest moment of my life.”









Samanta Barks – ‘Les Miserables’ Trailer

Hugh Jackman & Russell Crowe: 'Les Miserables' Australian Premiere!

Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe suit up as they attend the premiere of their new film Les Miserables on Friday (December 21) in Sydney, Australia.

Hugh, 44, recently talked about the intense training he had to go through to play Jean Valjean.

“Definitely as hard as any Wolverine movie I’ve done,” Hugh admitted. “Getting skinny is one thing, but he (Jean) has to maintain his strength. I was in the gym for about three hours a day. For the first day of shooting I learned a little trick from my trainer there of not drinking any water. In a way, it sinks your cheeks and your eyes, because it was important for the story that he be unrecognizable. So, that was the goal. We went for it.”

FYI: Hugh is wearing a Dolce&Gabbana tuxedo.

10+ pictures inside of Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe at the Australian premiere of Les MiserablesMore Here! »

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Hugh Jackman: 'Les Miserables' Sydney Photo Call!

Hugh Jackman poses for a photo call for his new film Les Miserables in front of the Sydney Opera House on Thursday (December 20) in Sydney, Australia.

The 44-year-old Golden Globe nominee was joined by director Tom Hooper and producer Cameron Mackintosh.

The day before, Hugh showed off his shirtless physique while taking a dip at Bondi Beach.

Also pictured: Hugh‘s Les Miserables co-star Russell Crowe getting out of his car and heading into his old home to visit his ex Danielle Spencer and their children that same afternoon in Sydney.

15+ pictures inside of Hugh Jackman and Russell Crowe out separately in Sydney… More Here! »

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Anne Hathaway & Samuel L. Jackson: Sad Off for Funny or Die!

Check out this hilarious new sketch from Funny or Die featuring Anne Hathaway and Samuel L. Jackson battling each other in a “Sad Off”!

The 30-year-old Les Miserables actress and the 63-year-old Django Unchained actor tried to convince each other that their films were sadder than the other.

PHOTOS: Check out the latest pics of Anne Hathaway

Looks like we will be very sad during the holidays as both of the films come out on Christmas day!

Click inside to view the video and let us know whose film you think will be sadder… More Here! »

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