People magazine really underwhelmed with this one: “Adam Levine, sexiest man alive.” Really? Were there no other men around? I guess none of them had a publicist as good as his. On the honor, Levine said, via Just Jared,
As a musician, you have fantasies that you want to win Grammys, but I didn’t really think that this was on the table. I was just amazed and stunned and it almost seemed like they were kidding, but they weren’t, so that’s cool.
Some Adam Levine trivia for you:
– He’s engaged to a Victoria’s Secret model.
– He’s 34.
– He’s that kind of guy that annoys you so much but you’re not sure exactly why.
Who would YOU have picked for sexiest man alive? My pick is right here.
November 21, 2013 at 4:30 am by Catherine St. Ives
Adam Levine and Victoria’s Secret model Behati Prinsloo were together for a while before breaking up, during which time Adam started banging another Victoria’s Secret model, Nina Agdal. Then he dropped her like a hot potato and went back to Behati and the next thing you know, they were engaged. How did this all come about, you ask? Well, it’s easy: Behati really changed Adam’s mind on marriage. He used to be totally against the idea, but I guess that’s all been sorted out.
From The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (via DS):
“I remember talking to you one time, you telling me you were never going to get married, and now you’re engaged,” Leno joked, adding: “Tell me what happened here.”
Levine replied: “Famous last words: ‘I’ll never get married’. You know, I still don’t think you have to get married, unless you meet someone that makes you want to marry them. And then you marry them and it’s wonderful.”
Apparently they’ve yet to decide on a wedding date or a ceremony or any of that, so we’re waiting on it.
Everyone can start putting in their wagers now for how long this fuckery is going to last. I don’t think they’ll end up getting married at all (they’ll break up before then), but if they do, I give it less than a year, 18 months max.
October 31, 2013 at 11:30 am by Jennifer
I don’t think anyone with common sense would argue that Lady GaGa represents a new era in music and is putting out shit that no one has ever thought of or done before. After all, Madonna did the same and did it better back in the ’80s – GaGa is just an extension of that at best and a poor imitation at worst. Anyhow, Adam Levine from Maroon 5 apparently felt the need to call that out on Twitter with the following messages:
Ugh..recycling old art for a younger generation doesn't make you an artist. It makes you an art teacher.
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 20, 2013
I unabashedly love writing and performing pop music for both myself AND everyone around me. That's It. It doesn't need any extra sauce.
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 21, 2013
So Lady GaGa saw that (or more likely one of her Little Monsters alerted her to it) and came on with a sarcastic comment back:
uh oh guys the art police is here
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 21, 2013
female pop is a very strict party *drinks in the corner*
— Lady Gaga (@ladygaga) September 22, 2013
So then Adam Levine said the following:
Methinks thou dost protest too much…yikes!!!
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 24, 2013
by the way, im NOT an artist. i sing in a band and i make music with my friends.
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 24, 2013
while we're at it we should call the grammar police.
— Adam Levine (@adamlevine) September 24, 2013
Okay, y’all both need to stop. Adam Levine needs to chill. This dude’s head is so far up his own ass sometimes that I’m surprised he hasn’t died of asphyxiation, and GaGa needs to stop responding to every single detractor because if she doesn’t, she’ll soon not have time to promote her album because she’ll be spending 24 hours a day trying to keep up with the haters.
September 24, 2013 at 7:30 am by Jennifer
Remember how one day the wrong person went home on The Voice and Adam Levine got all bent out of shape and said, “I hate this country!” in frustration? Well, a bunch of people got their panties in a bunch about that and started accusing him of hating America. You know, because one would make that statement on a reality TV singing competition if that was the case.
Anyhow, newly engaged Adam is… bizarrely still talking about it and basically said people who buy the sensationalism of the press need to get a grip on reality because it wasn’t that serious and he’ll say what he wants to say.
From a recent TCA panel (via Digital Spy):
“If your intentions are good, if someone misunderstands you, regardless of what the scenario is, I think people can see through stupid media hype – no offense,” Levine said at a Television Critics Association panel.
“As long as you allow yourself to be who you are, you can’t really defend every single thing you say.”
Well, that’s true enough. I never thought I’d agree with Adam Levine on anything, but yet here we are.
July 29, 2013 at 12:30 pm by Jennifer
Adam Levine, for all we knew, was all loved up with Nina Agdal as of, like, July 4th. Well, not only did he pump the breaks on that romance, but in the past couple of weeks he also got back with ex-girlfriend (and also a Victoria’s Secret model, of course) Benhati Prinsloo… and now they’re engaged! I guess when you know, you know?
Adam Levine and Behati Prinsloo have gotten back together – in a very big way!
The Voice judge, 34, and Victoria’s Secret Angel, 24 – who parted ways in late spring – are headed to the altar, Levine’s rep tells PEOPLE exclusively.
“Adam Levine and his girlfriend Behati Prinsloo are excited to announce they are engaged to be married,” the rep says. “The couple recently reunited and Adam proposed this weekend in Los Angeles.”
Well, that’s… nice. I’m sure this is going to work out really well since a) they only started dating last year before breaking up (so they haven’t even been together a full year) and she’s only 24 – ten years his junior. The age difference isn’t a problem – I like em a bit older myself – but this seems doomed. Maybe I’m just being a naysayer, though. It worked for Khloe and Lamar!
July 17, 2013 at 6:30 am by Jennifer
Adam Levine is kind of an annoying dick. You see that tiger tattoo on his arm? I was with a friend who was getting her half-sleeve done at New York Adorned some years back when he was getting that done, and I thought my eyes would never see again from rolling so far back in my head listening to this dipshit speak. He was talking as loudly as possible (so as to be heard by everyone, thinking we would be impressed) as he vowed that he wouldn’t go on tour with Maroon 5 before the basketball season was over since he couldn’t bear to miss a Lakers game and going on and on about all the hot chicks in Las Vegas, blah blah. It kind of made me want to go all Van Gogh and cut my ears off so I didn’t have to listen to him anymore. That being said, the latest Maroon 5 album is good pop music and I actually kind of like watching him on The Voice.
Now that I got that off my chest, let’s move on to the news: Adam Levine is the latest in the long line of stars to release his own perfume, despite the fact that he talked mad shit about celebrity fragrances and said they should be banned just last year. I guess things are different when the check is written in your name.
“I didn’t want it to be another bulls–t celebrity fragrance that I was hocking, that I didn’t believe in,” he said in a phone interview with WWD. “At the end of the day, I can definitely say I wanted to change the perception of that. On paper, I’m not a fan of the [genre], but I got excited having conversations with ID Perfumes,” his fragrance licensee.
The benchmark he set for himself: “I wanted to do something understated and elegant — something that people I revere in that world, like Tom Ford, would do, and something I’d be attracted to. I like basic fragrances. I didn’t want to smell like a department store. And there’s an intimacy level that you have to think about. You don’t really want someone to smell you unless they’re really close to you.”
Levine was pragmatic about the necessity of launching a masterbrand rather than a single fragrance. “We had to come to terms with the reality that we have a very big female fan base,” said Levine. “If you’re thinking with your business hat on, you have to think that a lot of the people who are initially checking this out are probably women. But at the same time, as a man, I wanted to create something that I would feel comfortable wearing.”
The women’s scent, a floral woody eau de parfum done with Givaudan, has notes of spice, Indian jasmine petals, Australian sandalwood and rose petals, with a drydown of creamy vanilla. The men’s eau de toilette, also by Givaudan, features mandarin, grapefruit and lemongrass accented with amber, sandalwood and cedarwood. Both bottles resemble microphones, in shape and with weighted caps of silver mesh and a black stem resembling the wire of a microphone.
With prices starting at $35 and going up to $65, Levine can swing for it if he thinks anyone but die-hard fans will buy that shit. I saw Britney Spears’ Curious on the discount shelf for $5 and even my, well, curiosity wasn’t enough to let me part with a fiver. Also, a microphone-shaped bottle pretty much assures that you’ve relegated this scent to the 8 to 15-year-old bracket. Even Bieber was smart enough to put his in some rose-shaped glass (though no one bought that stink water, either, outside of the kiddies).