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Boy George is reaching out to Amy Winehouse to offer some support in her battle with alcohol abuse.
He should know a thing or two about drug and alcohol addiction, since he’s been sober for over two years — and now he wants to help Amy. He posted the video of Amy’s terrible performance in Serbia on his Twitter page, showing the singer stumbling around and slurring her words.
He called the video “truly heartbreaking stuff” and tweeted to Amy, “Come to a meeting babe, do you know how loved you are?”
Later, he added, “Step 1 is all about that realization, I hope I don’t sound judgmental, I’m really not!…I don’t know why people put it on Youtube. I would just go home and cry.”
Since the Serbian show, Amy has canceled her comeback tour until she can return to her best. We’re hoping that she can get her life straightened out, it’s such a shame, she has so much talent.
Get well soon, Amy. You have a lot of fans who are looking forward to your return and takeover of the charts!
Culture Club singer Boy George has been labeled singer-songwriter, DJ, fashion designer and photographer, but he’ll always be the one who introduced me to good old fashioned Reggae back in the 1980′s.
Culture Club’s debut album, Kissing To Be Clever, was released in 1982, included hits such as I’ll Tumble 4 Ya, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me and Time (Clock Of The Heart). With this album, they rose to international fame and became a household name. My favorite song from this particular album is I’m Afraid Of Me:
Check out the below videos to relive some of their hits, including, Do You Really Want To Hurt Me, Karma Chameleon , Church Of The Poison Mind and It’s A Miracle:
Boy George has also done some solo work, after parting ways with the band. In addition to that, every fan also needs an autographed photo of their favorite singer. Picture discs are that special, one-of-a-kind piece of memorabilia that is important to serious music collectors, such as myself. DVDs are also a good way for all of us fans to remember the good days, watching Karma Chameleon and for some of us, trying to emulate George’s immaculate makeup and fashion sense.
Most recently, George has collaborated with producer and guitarist, Mark Ronson, Record Collection. George provides the vocals for Somebody To Love Me, along with Miike Snow frontman Andrew Wyatt. The song is reminiscent of George’s earlier Reggae-infused music and style. Please click the following link to head on over to , for information on George’s comeback album with Mark Ronson. The song is definitely an earworm and showcases his musical talent.
Fans across the globe will agree, George really revolutionized the way music is today. In most of today’s pop and dance hits, you can hear a hint of his musical style. If you are an eighties music buff like me, then eBay has already been your destination for kinds of memorabilia. You can get, because it’s the cheapest way to get those hard to get items. Also, you can get and . For the uber fan, you can go retro and pick up some Personally, my favorite thing to collect are the that feature George and Culture Club on the covers.
What’s your favorite Culture Club/Boy George item to collect? What’s your favorite album? Let us know in the comments!
Boy George is making a comeback — Are you ready for it?
In Lady Gaga’s recent Vanity Fair feature, she talked about how she occasionally uses cocaine and how terrified she is of heroin. Fans seemed to like her honesty, except for former Culture Club frontman Boy George, who decided to call her out on it.
Could it be that her use of coke is not so ‘occasional?’ As a recovering addict who knows how dangerous ‘occasional’ use is, I can think of no reason for Gaga to reveal this to her young audience. My mum had the best take on this: ‘She’s reached the stage where she feels untouchable, you all get there — you did, son’ . . . Isn’t saying you’re an ‘occasional’ drug taker a bit like saying you’re bisexual? That usually means you’re raving.
Is he grasping for relevancy and using her to get it or do you agree? Thoughts?
Boy George and Adam Lambert hit up the Merah club in London, where George was said to have performed his latest single.
Adam was gracious that he was able to meet up with the pop music star and tweeted this message: “@theboygeorge I’m honored to meet u tonight! U are one of the original glam gods! Such a treat! on top of your royalty u were so sweet.:)”
I just love these queens.
Boy George has hinted at a possible reunion of the group that made him famous. The singer said that Culture Club may mark their 30th year anniversary by doing a one-off gig or a small tour.
He said, “I think we could do a one-off gig or maybe a small tour. It’s our 30th anniversary next year so we may do something. Last time we reformed, there was a point to it. We’ll see. It’s all about my mood at the time.”
Would you go see them perform? I know I would. I love old school Culture Club, I remember having their album, Colour By Numbers on 8-track.
Boy George was tossed into jail for 15 months on Friday for falsely imprisoning male escort, Audun Carlsen. He was taken to the holding cell where he broke down into tears, telling fellow inmate Richard Lyttle about how terrified he is to get thrown into prison.
Richard wanted his fifteen minutes of fame, so he cashed in and told the Sunday Mirror about how George was afraid of being killed in jail.
Lyttle said, “When I walked into the cell I saw this fat, bald bloke sitting in the corner crying like a baby. He was shaking like a leaf, a total wreck. He kept sobbing over and over, ‘I can”t go to jail – I’ll be killed.’ He was crying about how he was just a fat old pop star that everyone was laughing at.”
Lyttle said that he also warned George that he would be a target for other inmates because he’s a celebrity. He added, “He was shaking as he listened and kept asking what other inmates would make of him. I warned him that because of who he was and because he was gay, people would be out to beat him up.”
Good luck, George. Hope 2010 looks up for ya.
For nostalgic purposes, I must include Culture Club’s best song, “Karma Chameleon“.
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Boy George had his butt hauled into court over a false imprisonment charge by male escort, Audun Carlsen. He admitted to cuffing Carlsen on their second meeting because he said that Carlsen had tampered with his computer on their first meeting. Dumb! Didn’t George realize that he was in court over the fact that this dude claimed he cuffed him?!?? Needless to say, the jury sided with Carlsen and George was convicted.
His attorney even tried the laughable defense that George is/was too fat to hurt anyone. That had me rolling. Of course that skinny little escort is going to be scared, you got this fat guy has-been cuffing you to a wall and beating you with a metal chain. I bet Carlsen thinks George deserves the chair or something similar for his actions.
The judge let George out until his January 16th sentencing. But don’t think that means he’s going easy on the 80′s singer. He said that he doesn’t want George to think he’s getting off without jail time, saying, “I don’t want any false expectations created.”
He could get up to 15 years in jail.
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I’ve been following this story because I was a huge fan of Culture Club back in the day and it amuses me to see what one of my favorite 80′s icons is up to these days.
He’s been recently embroiled in this false imprisonment lawsuit by an escort who claimed that George handcuffed him and beat him. In short, the escort filed charges against George and it’s now the source of a court hearing.
George invited the escort back to his apartment to find out if he had hacked into his laptop. While he did the search for naked pics, he handcuffed the escort to a wall. George told the escort that he just wanted to check something.
George says, “He was saying, ‘Let me go’…I absolutely admit that I had him in the handcuffs, so he wouldn’t go anywhere while I checked the computer. I certainly wasn’t going to kill him, that’s hardly going to do my career any good is it?”
And in other news, Boy George still has a career.
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Boy George was arrested last year due to luring an escort to his bedroom and cuffing him to a hook on the wall and beating him with a metal chain.
The escort, Audun Carlsen, firstly claimed that he is not an escort and that he was paid by the singer to pose for photographs. Lawyers for Boy George said that he in the cuffing and beating.
His attorney said to the escort, “During this photoshoot you yourself took handcuffs and asked to put them on.” To which the escort said was “rubbish” and said that he wouldn’t allow himself to be cuffed.
I’m still in shock that Boy George like S&M.
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Boy George has had toin his comeback tour, after concertgoers only purchased 89 tickets. He was set to perform onstage at a concert hall that holds 2,200. He is currently doing his The Boy is Back In Town tour in the U.K. But I guess they’re not feeling the 80′s like we were at one time.
I’d go see Boy George, but I was a big Culture Club fan back in the day. I’d probably be the only one there, though.
Would you go see him perform? How about if he did all of his Culture Club hits. I know you’re singing along with Karma Chameleon anytime you hear it. Are you with me? No? I figured not.