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Adam Levine's Favorite First-Date Spot Is...McDonald's?

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Any woman who dates Adam Levine -- and there have been many, let's be real -- probably figures she'll be wined, dined and taken to all the nicest places.  But according to the Maroon 5 singer, he likes to impress his women by taking them McDonalds.

Asked by the website Refinery29 what he likes to wear on a first date, Adam says, "Well, it depends on what you’re doing. I always like to dress up in a tuxedo and tell the girl to dress real fancy. I like to pick her up and go to McDonalds in a tuxedo."

Asked if that unusual strategy works for him, the singer replies, "It’s my move. You don’t have to shell out a bunch of money on the first date. It’s a good, spontaneous, romantic thing you can do that’s also cost-effective."

Describing his plan as "quirky and romantic," Adam explains, "You don’t want to show it all off on the first date, you know?  Dress fancy, but go to McDonalds.  Her world will be so rocked.  You might be able to take her to the opera afterwards.  If you don’t like her, you can just take her just drop ‘em off and they'll think it was really sweet, really cool."

OK, so Adam will be rocking a tuxedo when he picks you up on your dream date, girls.  But what does he want you to wear?  Adam tells Refinery29, "I think women look great wearing men's watches -- a big, chunky watch.  Men's shirts also look good on women...just the shirt, that's what I prefer."

And what should women avoid wearing if they hope to impress the singer?  He says, "Too much perfume and too much makeup. Yuck."  Ladies, you've been warned.

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Adam Levine to Host -- But Not Sing -- on "Saturday Night Live"

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- When Maroon 5 appeared on Saturday Night Live late last year, you probably wondered why lead singer Adam Levine didn't appear in any sketches.  After all, he just finished shooting his first movie, and he had a part on American Horror Story, so he can presumably act.  Well, maybe he was saving up his talents ... because now he's returning to the show as the host.

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Adam will deliver the monologue -- and more -- on the Jan. 26 episode of the show.  But Adam won't be pulling double duty as both the host and the musical guest -- rapper Kendrick Lamar will provide the musical entertainment for the night.  There is a precedent for musicians who've hosted the show without being the musical guest: Sting, Paul Simon, Jon Bon Jovi and Justin Timberlake have all done it, for example.

Along with Maroon 5, Adam has performed on Saturday Night Live four times.  When it comes to non-musical activities on the show, Adam appeared in the digital short Iran So Far with Adam Samberg and Fred Armisen a few years ago.  Last year, he made a very brief cameo in another digital short called The Stand Off with Jeremy Renner.

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Report: 'Explosive Fight' Between Two Mentors on "The Voice"

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- If a source on the set of NBC's The Voice is to be believed, contestant Tony Lucca's Adam Levine-inspired choice of Jay Z's "99 Problems" for his final solo performance caused an "explosive fight," according to

The song's chorus, "I got 99 problems but a b***h ain't one," was a reference to Lucca and Levine's relationship to a "highly offended" Christina Aguilera, says the unidentified spy.

"Adam and Tony wanted to call Christina out as a b***h," says the source.  "It was completely aimed at her.  It was Adam's idea, but Tony absolutely loved it."

The source says NBC tried to step in and change the offending lyric to "chick," but the Maroon 5 frontman wasn't having it.  "He said changing the song would be a death sentence [for Tony]."

During the broadcast, Aguilera said she felt the song's lyrical content was “derogatory towards women.”  Levine and Aguilera then argued over the meaning of the song until Levine informed her the words were a metaphor for living a hard life.

The gossip site also says Levine "blew up" at Aguilera when the coaches rehearsed "Free Your Mind," calling her "the biggest f***ing c***."

The source says an "immature" Levine then locked himself in his trailer after the blow up, delaying production.

"Christina is so sick of Adam being looked at as the golden boy of the show," the spy tells RadarOnline.  "If America knew how disgusting he was, they would be appalled, she always says."

The season finale of The Voice airs Tuesday at 8 p.m. Eastern time on NBC.

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Adam Levine in Talks to Appear in "American Horror Story"

Jon Kopaloff/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- He graces our TVs each week on The Voice, but now Adam Levine is moving into scripted TV.

Entertainment Weekly reports that the Maroon 5 frontman is in final negotiations to appear in season 2 of the FX hit series American Horror StoryEW reports that Adam would play half of a couple known as "the Lovers" on the show, and that the producers are willing to shoot around his summer tour schedule because they're so jazzed about having him on.

American Horror Story
was created by Glee mastermind Ryan Murphy.  The first season was about a family that moves into a haunted house in Los Angeles.  Season 2 will feature the original cast members returning in completely different roles, and the action will shift to a different creepy location on the East Coast.

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'The Voice' Finalists to Hit Road for Summer Concert Tour?

Michael Desmond/NBC(LOS ANGELES) -- Taking a lead from American Idol, NBC’s The Voice is planning a summer concert tour featuring the show’s eight finalists, sources tell The Hollywood Reporter.

The report says a tour is in the works for finalists Vicci Martinez, Javier Colon, Dia Frampton, Beverly McClellan, Nakia, Xenia, Casey Weston, and Frenchie Davis.  Multiple sources say organizers of the Live Nation Voice tour also wanted the show’s coaches -- Cee Lo Green, Adam Levine, Blake Shelton and Christina Aguilera -- to join the finalists on the road but talks fell apart over compensation.

The two-night season finale of The Voice begins Tuesday night at 9 p.m. Eastern.

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NBC's Singing Competition 'The Voice' Premieres Tuesday

Michael Tran/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Stand aside, Jennifer Lopez and Steven Tyler -- Christina Aguilera, Cee-Lo Green and Maroon 5's Adam Levine are about to give you a run for your money...they hope.

Aguilera, Levine and Green are three-quarters of the judging panel on the new NBC singing competition show The Voice, which premieres Tuesday.  The fourth judge is award-winning country star Blake Shelton.  Together, they'll serve as both judges and mentors for the new show, which is hosted by Carson Daly.

The gimmick on The Voice is that Aguilera, Levine, Green and Shelton will listen to the show's contestants with their backs turned to them.  Only if they like what they hear will they turn their chairs around and see the contestant.

If one judge turns their chair around, that contestant will be assigned to that judge's "team."  If more than one judge turns their chair around, the contestant will choose which judge's "team" they want to be on.

After each judge's team is complete, the judge will then mentor "their" contestants as they battle against each other by singing the same songs, and some are eliminated in the process.

In the final phase, the remaining contestants compete during live broadcasts, with the viewing audience having a say in who moves on.  The ultimate winner gets a record deal and $100,000.

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Maroon 5's Adam Levine Joins Campaign to Prevent Teen Suicide

Photo Courtesy - A&M Octone RecordsMaroon 5's Adam Levine is the latest star to create a video in support of the "It Gets Better" campaign.

The campaign was started by writer Dan Savage in response to the rash of suicides among teenagers who were bullied due to their sexual orientation.  Its goal is to prevent suicide by having famous adults, both gay and straight, assure teens their lives will get better as they get older, even though things may seem bleak at the moment.

In his video, Levine agrees that he, too, hated high school, but tells kids, "If you can get through it, there is a whole world out there that exists beyond people treating you badly...there's a whole world beyond high school that is a lot better."

Addressing teens who are being bullied, he says, "Don't let them win....because it's such a terrible energy to spread."  To kids who are struggling, Adam says, "We support you, and we really do love you.  We've all been there before."

He finishes by saying, "Human beings treating each other like human beings is the most important thing on earth.  That's where it all starts. So we need to figure out how to do that."

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