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Those network talent shows seem so wholesome, but you just know there's crazy stuff going on behind the scenes. Our suspicions were confirmed by Cee Lo Green during his Tuesday visit to The Howard Stern Show. When Stern asked the Voice judge if he'd ever hooked up with a contestant, Cee Lo said he hadn't -- but not for lack of trying!
"I haven't gotten the opportunity to. I've tried. I've exchanged some numbers," said the singer-songwriter. He quickly added that he'd once slept with an audience member.
"How?" asked Stern, himself a TV talent judge. "On America's Got Talent, I find it difficult to connect with the audience that way."
"Well, as you know, those television stages are smaller than they appear," Cee Lo explained. "I caught a wink from somebody. I was like, 'heyyy.'"
Okay, first of all, we really hope Cee Lo was hitting on contestants after the competition was over, because otherwise, that's a pretty serious breach of ethics. (Audience members seem like fair game. You go get it, Cee Lo.) We're also wondering whether the other judges have ever crossed that line. You can totally picture Adam Levine asking for contestants' numbers, right? And though we want to think the best of Blake Shelton, there were those rumors about him and Cassadee Pope...
Like Levine and Shelton, Cee Lo is in a committed relationship. But unlike his fellow mentors (as far as we know), his is an open relationship. That's what he told Stern, anyhow. He also revealed that he doesn't want to lose weight, because his size has actually helped him get ladies.
"My sex appeal is just as surprising as my success," he bragged. "They don't necessarily see me coming. I get a kick out of that."
When Stern asked if he'd been with tons of women, Cee Lo answered, "I haven't had enough." Season 5 contestants, you have been warned!