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Adam Lambert Daily Update – December 31, 2012

December 31, 2012

By JuneauXena and Claudia. Follow us on Twitter @JuneauXena@XenaPW, @GlamFanNation & @AdamLambertBook

Here’s the full Week in Review

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MIZ THANG

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Well, Adam Lambert tweets some unfiltered reactions to current Hollywood blockbuster “Les Misérables” and the gossip blogs are all over it like great white sharks on an adorable seal pup. Isn’t it great to know that they are monitoring Adam’s tweets so closely? And they sure know how to inflame a headline to make it seem as though there is blood in the water. It’s like Jaws, Twitter-style.  We hope Adam is having a good laugh about it, as are we.

Our tale begins with Adam tweeting on the afternoon (EDT) of December 30:

Tweets by Adam Lambert, Film Critic

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)

Anne Hathaway as Fantine and Enjolras were the exceptions for me.

Helena B Carter and Sasha 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 voice was cool too…

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!

With the chum thrown overboard, all we had to do was wait. Within minutes, predictably:

Gossip Cop – Adam Lambert Slams Les Miserables Movie Stars for “Pretending to be Singers” – “Les Miserables is doing big business at the box office, but Adam Lambert is one moviegoer who left the theater far from satisfied.”

Just Jared – Adam Lambert Slams ‘Les Miserables’ Cast’s ‘Pretend Singers’

The Inquisitr – Adam Lambert’s ‘Les Mis’ Review: ‘Hollywood Treats Singing As The Last Priority’ “Most people seem to like Tom Hooper’s ambitious big-screen adaptation of Les Miserables, but singer and one-time American Idol runner-up Adam Lambert hated it. Simply hated it.”

Then Adam chimes in with a bit more context for his comments:

I’m so glad we are all discussing this now! Look-I grew up w this musical and so my expectations are quite high. Didn’t mean to b negative.

One more clarification: DO go see it for Anne Hathaways performance. It’s was breathtaking.

We’re sure this isn’t over yet! In the meantime, readers who haven’t yet watched the film in question might find this article from Time of interest:

They Dreamed a Dream: Les Misérables Is a Whole New Kind of Movie Musical

“In director Tom Hooper’s iteration, all the singing is live, to the camera: no lip-synching, no overdubs. Wearing radio microphones hidden in their costumes, the actors sang to live piano accompaniment, improvising first to find their way into the songs. Only after filming was the orchestration added. According to the filmmakers, Les Miz is likely the first musical in movie history to pull this off…

This power is on display perhaps most stunningly in Jean Valjean’s wrenching “What Have I Done?” shot in a medieval chapel in London. Sound mixer Simon Hayes managed to record not only Jackman’s every whisper and keen but also the echoes of those whispers and keens, rattling around and haunting the apse.

To sing live to the camera, “we all needed to build up stamina,” says Hathaway. (Audiences should build up stamina to recover from her ragged, raging performance of “I Dreamed a Dream.”) “There are high stakes here. We could have fallen flat on our faces.”

All this makes us want to rush out to the cinema and watch Les Miz for ourselves. We wonder whether Universal Pictures has put Adam on their payroll. They should!

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NOW BACK TO OUR ORIGNAL PROGRAMMING

Bali!!

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@alexanderenrico: THIS JUST HAPPENED. OMG. (Tommy) http://pic.twitter.com/Uo9JfxPc

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@brianlondon: just finished jet skiing!@keisha_renee87 @whojohnnyrice @tommyjoescissorhands @ashleydzerigian @brianlondon

@brianlondon: just finished jet skiing!
@keisha_renee87 @whojohnnyrice @tommyjoescissorhands @ashleydzerigian @brianlondon

Partial Phoenix FM Radio Bali ADAM LAMBERT Interview Aired 12-31-12 – SoundCloud by @GaleChester

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DEPARTMENT OF EYE CANDY

Young Adam….just adorable! Did he ever imagine where his life would take him..?

@NJLovinLambert The boy is Hottt.

@NJLovinLambert The boy is Hottt.

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PRESS AND BLOG PICKS

IMDb – Adam Lambert Hits High Note as Host of VH1 Divas “While certifiedDiva‘s like Kelly Clarkson, Ciara, Miley CyrusDemi LovatoKelly Rowland, Jordan Sparks, and House DJ Havana Brown earned their stripes with high octane performances (most notably Cyrus who shock-rocked us with some serious Billy Idol), it was host Adam Lambert who may have been the most entertaining and endearing Diva of all. The opening skit had Lambert taking “Diva lessons” from actress NeNe Leakes which included some humorous hissy fits and a pillow-thrashing tirade directed at Paula Abdul. Already renowned for his fab fashion sense and Mac guy-liner, Lambert’s progressive (and may we say fun) approach to his wardrobe is second only to his spine-tingling vocal range.”

Zimbio – The Best Cover Songs of 2012 “Of course someone who rose to fame on a glorified karaoke show like American Idol would be comfortable with his covers. Adam Lambert coasted through a number of songs popularized by other people in 2012, including a particularly spirited take on Madonna’s “Ray of Light” at the VH1 Divas concert in December. But it was Lambert’s effortless version of Bob Marley’s “Is This Love” that really won us over.”

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LGBTIcons – ADAM LAMBERT: THE LOSER THAT’S WINNING AT EVERYTHING! “Listen to ‘Outlaws of Love’ and ‘Aftermath’ and you might know what I mean; how his music is a big inspiration for me and many others if they get past the fact he’s gay, which so many people don’t like him for. I love him for that, otherwise he wouldn’t be the amazing person he is today.””

Planet C – Top 15 of 2012 “Adam Lambert’s new album Trespassing has leaked out. Most of you have already heard the song that I played on called “Shady.” What you don’t know is the Process. It started with a tweet to me from Adam and Sam Sparro asking me to play on this funky track.”

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MORE LAURELS

Music Daily Awards 2012  (Hungary)

Thanks to @GaleChester for compiling these:

AZ ÉV VIDEOKLIPJE (VIDEO OF THE YEAR):
3. Christina Aguilera – Your Body 12.39%
2. P!nk – Try 29.41%
1. Adam Lambert – Better Than I Know Myself 44.31%

LEGJOBB POP ALBUM (BEST POP ALBUM):
3. P!nk – The Truth About Love 26.51%
2. Rihanna – Unapologetic 26.75%
1. Adam Lambert – Trespassing 37.13%

ÉV ALBUMA (ALBUM OF THE YEAR):
3. Justin Bieber – Believe 21.24%
2. P!nk – The Truth About Love 26.49%
1. Adam Lambert – Trespassing 39.96%

LEGJOBB POP DAL (BEST POP SOLO):
3. Justin Bieber – Boyfriend 21.64%
2. Carly Rae Jepsen – Call Me Maybe 26.44%
1. Adam Lambert – Never Close Our Eyes 35.66%

LEGJOBB ROCK KONCERT (BEST ROCK CONCERT TOUR OF THE YEAR ):
3. Green Day – iHeartRadio 15.92%
2. Evanescence Carnival of Madness 17.82%
1. Queen + Adam Lambert – Live in Kiev 61.33%

Adam Came in 2nd for
LEGJOBB KÜLFÖLDI ÉNEKES (BEST MALE VOCALIST):
1. Eric Saade 31.17%
2. Adam Lambert 30.95%
3. Bruno Mars 18.81%

NCOE by @adamlambert #3 & BTIKM #2 Most requested songs of 2012 Radio YleX Finland! Yay!
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VIDEO AND AUDIO FAVS

Worldwide twitter trends devoted to @adamlambert [2012]

Marriage Equality video set to Outlaws of Love – by bjspunkprincess

@XGlitterGlam_S: VIMEO OF MY NEW SHE WOLF VID w Adam Lambert, Sauli Koskinen and the wolves: HOPE ALL COUNTRIES ARE ALLOWED TO WATCH 🙂 ENJOY IT GLAMBERTS

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DEPARTMENT OF ADAM ART

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@anthonyryanauld: @adamlambert Thanks! A local artist gave it to me for my birthday not knowing we know each other. He’s got others too! A series on runway.

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TWEET BEAT

@BravoAndy: @adamlambert you are allowed to have a critical opinion of this or any movie don’t hedge! People are too sensitive

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(Adam is definitely partial to Tweeters w ripped avis!)

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. EVVY permalink
    December 31, 2012 1:31 am

    I love the tweets of Adam re Le Mis; They did make sense. Could you imagine seeing a Broadway show and the actors can act, but can’t sing? Another side of Adam, brilliant critic,but very sweet too That’s why we LOVE Adam, you never know what’s next with him.. And the ensuing comment were great, people rush in without thinking. Thank you for posting these. Now hang on for the BALI Extravaganza. It will be phenomenal as usual!

  2. December 31, 2012 3:29 am

    You can always trust that Adam will say what he thinks (and very nicely) and do what he wants. I hadn’t planned to go see Les Misables anyway. Just not into musicals. Of course, if
    Adam is ever in one, exceptions can be made. I saw the nonmusical version of Les Misables (which is probably to old for you young Glamberts out there) and loved it. This one had Liam Neeson playing the lead along with alot of good actors. Anyway, it’s pretty cool that people are watching & listening to Adam. Whether you like him or not, I truly think he is his own person. Needless to say I’m in my second childhood and think his voice is incomparable and I don’t have a big enough vocabulary to describe his looks. Adam Lambert is way beyond sexy! I could “drool” over him all day. HAPPY NEW YEAR ALL YOU GLAMBERTS and a very SPECIAL HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ADAM AND SAULI. Party like hell, guys, but be safe. we’re looking for more of Adam in the years to come.

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