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Boy George

Boy George


Famous as :

Singer, songwriter

Birth Name :

George Alan O'Dowd

Birth Date :

June 14, 1961

Birth Place :

Eltham, London, England

Claim to fame :

Single "The Crying Game" (1992)

Latest News

BRIT Awards 2014 Red Carpet: Ellie Goulding Fails, Katy B Wins

February 20, 2014 00:26:36 GMT

stole the red carpet look of 2014 BRIT Awards for the wrong reason. The nominated singer failed to impress when she arrived in a baggy pink Barbie gown with pockets on the side. Goulding braided her hair and wore minimal make-up as well as accessories.

Janet Jackson Has Given Parenthood Up to God

February 16, 2011 09:44:12 GMT

is relying on a higher power to decide her future family plans, but insists she'd shower her children with love if she becomes a parent. The "Nasty" hit maker, 44, has never committed to having children, and has revealed the only time she ever seriously considered becoming a mother was when she met producer , who she split from in 2009 after seven years of dating. But the star admits that since the breakdown of that relationship, she is leaving her future in the lap of the gods.

Avril Lavigne Praised Boy George for Not Snubbing Her

February 16, 2011 08:04:09 GMT

has heaped praise on "friendly" after fearing he would snub her at the BRIT Awards just like did at a recent event.

Boy George Returns Stolen Church of Cyprus Artifact

January 20, 2011 08:24:35 GMT

has returned a stolen religious artifact to the Church of Cyprus 26 years after he bought it at auction. The pop star was stunned to learn the Christ icon he picked up at a London art sale in 1985 was taken from the church during the Turkish invasion a decade before.

Boy George Is Slimmer and More Religious After Quitting Drugs

November 30, 2010 10:07:27 GMT

lost a huge amount of weight after he gave up drugs - because he cut out sugary snacks along with illegal substances. The former Culture Club singer vowed to tackle his drink and drug demons before he was jailed for four months in 2009 for the assault and false imprisonment of a male escort at his London apartment.

Boy George Threw Drink at Rude Audience

October 27, 2010 09:07:26 GMT

stunned revellers after reportedly flying into a rage and tossing his drink on a woman who chatted during his set at a London show. The former Culture Club singer reportedly left the female crowdmember in tears after singling her out at a fundraising gig for the Meningitis Trust at the British capital's Embassy nightclub earlier this month.

Boy George Felt Reluctant to Leave Prison

October 20, 2010 03:01:53 GMT

understands why some convicts become institutionalized behind bars, because he grew to enjoy life in prison and felt reluctant to leave. The Culture Club star, real name George O'Dowd, was jailed in January last year for the false imprisonment and assault of a male escort in 2007.

Nicolas Cage's 'Drive Angry' Debuts New Trailer and Poster

October 15, 2010 02:40:13 GMT

is once again seeking revenge for the death of his family in his upcoming movie, but this time he does not make a deal with the devil. Instead, he breaks out of hell in "". And now Yahoo! Movies has got its hand on the first full trailer for the movie.

Ke$ha Is Loud and Proud in New Single 'We R Who We R'

October 15, 2010 02:30:22 GMT

From "", now is moving forward to "" and she has already given the first taste of the upcoming album. It's a pop/dance track called "We R Who We R" and features lyrics which ask those who are "hot and dangerous" to join the club and have the "DJ turn it up."

Kristen Stewart's 'Welcome to the Rileys' Gets International Trailer

October 14, 2010 10:01:48 GMT

An international trailer of "" has hit the web, revealing in sultry scenes as she portrays a young prostitute named Mallory. 's Doug Riley meets her in a bar during a business trip to New Orleans, but instead of being seduced by her sexuality he treats her like his own daughter.

Video Premiere: Mark Ronson's 'Somebody to Love Me' Ft. Boy George

October 14, 2010 09:51:16 GMT

's music video in support of his track "Somebody to Love Me" has made its way out via Dazed Digital. The clip pays homage to his collaborator , featuring him with his Culture Club bandmates during their heyday.

Jay-Z Wins Double Victories at U.K. Music Video Awards

October 13, 2010 07:46:47 GMT

Rapper was among the big winners at the U.K. Music Video Awards in London on Tuesday, October 12. The hip-hop star landed two trophies for the Best Urban Video and Best Editing in a Video for his "On to the Next One" music promo.

Boy George: Culture Club Will Reunite in April 2012

October 13, 2010 07:19:20 GMT

has confirmed Culture Club will reunite in 2012 to mark the band's 30th anniversary. Superproducer recently revealed he had made it his mission to bring former bandmates Boy George, Roy Hay, Mikey Craig, Jon Moss and Sam Baker back together, eight years after they split.

Boy George Kept Track on George Michael Through Prison Pals

October 13, 2010 04:54:47 GMT

managed to keep tracks on while the singer was behind bars, thanks to a network of prison pals. The Culture Club star spent 15 months in jail in 2009 for imprisoning a male escort, serving some of his sentence in London's Pentonville Prison - the same facility Michael was sent to after he was convicted of driving under the influence of drugs.

Boy George Slams Lady GaGa for Telling Fans About Her 'Occasional' Coke Use

August 12, 2010 02:39:17 GMT

fears may be struggling with her "occasional" drug habit, after the star confessed she uses cocaine a "couple of times a year". The "Poker Face" hitmaker recently opened up about her battle with drug addiction when she was struggling to make it as a singer in New York, and went on to reveal she still sporadically dabbles with coke.

Boy George Claims His Biopic 'Entertaining But Lacking'

May 18, 2010 09:56:13 GMT

was left unimpressed by a new biopic of his life - the former Culture Club star has branded the BBC drama "lacking" and "badly written". The singer was a consultant for "Worried About The Boy", a dramatization of the singer's early years in the band, which aired last weekend in the U.K.

P. Diddy, Boy George and More Honor Late Malcolm McLaren

April 10, 2010 03:22:48 GMT

Stars including , and New York Dolls' rocker Sylvain Sylvain have led tributes to late punk icon Malcolm McLaren, who lost his battle with cancer on Thursday, April 8. The former ' manager passed away at the age of 64 after struggling with a rare form of cancer called mesothelioma.

Boy George: Lady GaGa Asked Me to Sign Her Vagina

March 18, 2010 08:38:54 GMT

Eighties pop icon was in for a shock when he met for the first time - she asked the Culture Club's star to autograph her genitalia. The "Poker Face" hitmaker has regularly recalled how she spent her teens as an outcast at her posh New York school, branding herself a "freak" who listened to Boy George.

Boy George and George Michael End Their 20-Year Feud

March 15, 2010 09:37:01 GMT

British gay icons and have ended their bitter 20-year feud in a string of friendly emails. After years of catty remarks, the pair famously fell out when the "Faith" singer branded the former Culture Club's frontman "homophobic" and called him "such a b**ch".

Boy George's Life to Be Turned Into TV Drama

February 08, 2010 09:49:36 GMT

's story is coming to the small screen - the BBC is turning the Culture Club frontman's colorful life into a TV drama. The one-off special will revisit the singer's career from club cloakroom attendant to 1980s gender-bending icon.

Boy George Not Singing With Lady GaGa at Her U.K. Tour

February 01, 2010 04:15:04 GMT

British singer has dismissed rumors he's been hired by to perform on her upcoming U.K. tour - but insists he would "love" to work with the star. The former Culture Club frontman was reported to be opening for the "Poker Face" hitmaker when she brings her "Monster Ball" concerts to Britain in late 2010, after Lady Gaga professed to being a fan.

Boy George Blasts Stormed-Out Report, Calling It Total Lie

January 20, 2010 06:58:54 GMT

has blasted a report he stormed out of a performance in London over a jibe at his camp persona. Britain's The Independent newspaper claims the singer was left unamused during cabaret show Le Clique when a performer made a sly joke about the former Culture Club frontman.

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