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Boy George’s Rep Denies Fan Snub

A representative for Boy George has slammed reports the singer angrily swore at fans waiting for him outside a New York nightclub last week (24Oct13).

The Culture Club frontman played a Dj set at huge club Pacha in the city on Thursday, and was welcomed by a crowd of around 30 fans eager to catch a glimpse of their idol as he arrived at the venue.

However, fans were reportedly left disappointed when the Brit refused to sign autographs.

One witness tells New York Post gossip column Page Six, “He emerged (from a car) with a bodyguard and when he saw 25 to 30 fans shivering in the cold wanting him to sign stuff, he exclaimed, ‘F**k this! I’m not signing or dealing with any of this!”

The star’s publicist has now blasted the claims, insisting he was simply rushing to get into the club as he was behind schedule.

The rep says, “This is not true… he was late for his set and needed to get into the club as quickly as possible to start… that’s the end of the story.”

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Boy George Announces New Album ‘This Is What I Do’ Out October 28th 2013

Boy George, universally recognised as one of our generation’s most iconic artists, is back with a thrilling new studio album of original material, his first in 18 years! ‘This Is What I Do’ is to be released on his own ‘Very Me’ Record Label via Kobalt Label Services on 28th October and will be supported by live dates in the UK.

‘This Is What I Do’ features a string of guest musicians including DJ Yoda, Kitty Durham (Kitty Daisy & Lewis), Ally McErlaine (Texas / Red Sky July), MC Spee (Dreadzone) and Nizar Al Issa, many of whom will perform as George’s band on his live dates.

‘This Is What I Do’ was written by George and longtime writing partnersJohn Themis, Kevan Frost and Richie Stevens (Soul II Soul, Tina Turner, Simply Red, Culture Club). Richie Stevens also produced the record at London’s Cowshed Studios. The album also features writing collaborations with legendary producer Youth, and a version of Yoko Ono’s Death Of Samantha. It was mixed by Dave Bascombe (Tears For Fears, Depeche Mode, Pendulum, Doves).

Boy George needs little introduction. With a career spanning over 30 years he first shot to international stardom in the 1980’s as the front man of one of the UK’s biggest exports – the Brit & Grammy Award winning Culture Club – and has had continued success as a solo artist. He has sold over 150 million records with top 10 hits in every country. Boy George is also a hugely respected house DJ, playing for twenty years, and continues to DJ successfully in clubs all over the world. However it is his new album, ‘This Is What I Do’, that reinforces his first true love, writing & singing.

Boy George Continues Feud With One Directon’s Liam Payne

Boy George has fuelled his war-of-words with One Direction star Liam Payne by branding him a “twit” who deserves to be punched.

The former Culture Club frontman took aim at Payne following the BRIT Awards last month where they clashed as the singer tried to get a photo of Payne’s bandmate Harry Styles for his niece.

He blasted Payne online and called his security guard a “w**ker”, prompting the pop star to hit back by accusing the ‘Karma Chameleon’ hitmaker of telling lies, adding, “U (You) just keep wearing ur (your) strange hats and enjoy yourself my little Georgie pie… It’s still not cool you just look weird.”

Now George has stepped up the feud, posting on his official Twitter.com page, “I had no idea that twit Liam had made some dig about my hat! Lucky I’m a Buddhist or I’d crack (punch) the t**t!”

Boy George Angry Over Facebook Imposters

British pop star Boy George is “fuming” with bosses of Facebook over their alleged failure to help him take back his name from imposters on the site.

The former Culture Club star – whose real name is George O’Dowd – reveals he had to fight to re-take his name on Twitter, but insists company officials were a great help to him as he was attempting to set up his page.

However, he doesn’t have a page on social networking website Facebook because he claims executives have failed to stop other users setting up accounts in his name.

Speaking to Absolute Radio’s Pete Donaldson at the BRIT Awards in London, the singer said, “I actually did (have to fight someone for my Twitter name). And Twitter were very nice and they actually got my name back. Facebook won’t do it… Hundreds of people (have pages in my name)… There’s loads of George O’Dowds, there’s loads of Boy Georges… I’ve got my own kind of official Boy George fan page, but I actually don’t own my Facebook page which I mean, really… I’m fuming.”

Boy George’s Dramatic Weight Loss

Boy George stunned his fans on Sunday by posting a slimmed-down photo of himself on Twitter and praising the benefits of the Freer Nutrition plan.

The 51-year-old Culture Club star has shed the pounds with a little help from Amelia Freer’s diet – and he showed off his svelte new look to followers.

The secret to his stunning weight loss: “Five hour gaps between meals. No coffee or tea, except at meals. Water & fizzy water between meals! No bread, sugar!”

He also posted pictures of his favorite healthy meals, including spicy broccoli cheese and cannelloni bean and veggie curry.

Boy George Going On Tour Again

The 80’s pop star is confirming he and Culture Club will reunite for a tour once he is allowed back in the U.S. following his 2005 drugs arrest.

The band planned to reunite and hit the road last year to mark the Karma Chameleon hitmakers’ 30th anniversary, but the trek never materialized.

Now frontman Boy George insists the group wants to kick off the jaunt in America, but he will only be able to work in the United States when authorities allow him back into the country. He was famously arrested in New York in 2005 when police discovered cocaine in his apartment after he falsely reported a burglary. He was sentenced to five days community service and fined.

The singer tells Britain’s Daily Express, “(The reunion) is definitely going to happen, probably next year. We’ve written stuff and been in the studio. But we want to start in America and at the moment I’m not allowed in America so I’m waiting to get my visa.

“Our original producer Steve Levine is working with us. It’s gone full circle and we have all the original members which is really great.”

David Bowie Fans Call For A Comeback Tour As He Turns 65

David Bowie has been called upon by his fans to return to the road. The Ziggy Stardust performer turned 65 on Monday, January 9, 2012 prompting his supporters to reach out to him.

Several notable fans, including Boy George and Gary Barlow, sent their birthday wishes via Twitter.

Comedian David Baddiel added that he remains hopeful for a Bowie comeback:

“I know David Bowie is 65 today but god I wish he’d come out of retirement.”

A poll on digitalspy.com asked readers to vote on the top ten Bowie tracks of all time. “Life on Mars?” topped the poll with “Heroes,” “Ashes to Ashes,” “Let’s Dance” and “Starman” rounding out the top five.

Bowie’s last album, Reality, was released in 2003. For his part, the Thin White Duke did not comment on the internet buzz surrounding his birthday.

Musicians Pay Tribute To Amy Winehouse

A host of musicians and celebrities have taken to Twitter to pay tribute to  Amy Winehouse, who died (July 23) after suffering a suspected drugs overdose at her London flat.

Lily Allen said that the singer’s death was “beyond say”, adding: “She was such a lost soul, may she rest in peace.

Boy George commented that he could not “contain my sadness and anger” and said it was a “deeply sad day for many reasons”.

Kelly Osbourne described Winehouse as one of her best friends, adding: “I cant even breath right my now im crying so hard.”

Paramore singer Hayley Williams was also in shock but argued Winehouse would “never truly be gone” due to “that voice”.

Other musicians and celebrities who offered their condolences included The Who, P Diddy, Kate Moss, Megadeth man Dave Mustaine and Louis Walsh.

Source:NME
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Boy George Talks to AOL Music about Prison, Addiction and Sampling Obama

Photo: Courtesy of AOL



Over his 30-year career — from an abortive stint with Bow Wow Wow to huge transatlantic success with Culture Club to a chameleonic solo career — Boy George has rarely been out of the headlines. In recent years, run-ins with the law have eclipsed his music, but with his new Kinky Roland-produced dance album ‘Ordinary Alien,’ two Caribbean-flavoured singles (‘Pentonville Blues’ with Glide and Swerve, ‘Somebody to Love Me’ with Mark Ronson) and an impending Culture Club reunion, the former George O’Dowd is enjoying a musical rebirth.




George recently spoke to AOL Music’s Spinner about getting clean, surviving prison, resuming work and coming to terms with his past.

 ABOUT BEING CALLED AN ’80s STAR:
“It used to get on my nerves, now I don’t care anymore.”
ABOUT BEING IN PRISON:
“It was like being back at school — and at 48, that’s quite daunting. You have two choices when you’re in any situation: You either deal with it or you remove yourself from it. Unfortunately, when you’re in prison, you can’t remove yourself from the situation, so the only thing you have control over is how you feel. Luckily for me, when I went to prison I was already sober, so I went with a really strong head. That was very helpful to me.”
ABOUT BOY GEORGE THE PERSON VS. BOY GEORGE THE PERFORMER
” As I’ve gotten older, I’ve become much more comfortable with me. Most of the time I’m not dressed up; I’m not in character. What I realize now is that there is a responsibility that comes with being that person. And although I know that person is me, people treat that person differently because he’s got a hat on and makeup and silly clothes!” More story and videos>>
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Boy George Upsets Hindus With New Music Video

Boy George has upset devout Hindus with the depiction of their deities and gods in his new music video.

Religious leaders have branded footage of a dancing Lord Krishna and flashes of Lord Ganesh in the promo for Amazing Grace “disrespectful” and they’re calling on the former Culture Club star to publicly explain the meaning of the video, which also features a bloodied Boy George and homosexual imagery.
Eminent Hindu statesman Rajan Zed tells WENN he was upset by the video, calling the use of Hindu idols “unnecessary and inappropriate”.
Zed, who is President of Universal Society of Hinduism, says, “Boy George should come out with a public explanation of what he wanted to convey using the images of Lord Krishna and Lord Ganesh, who appeared irrelevant in the music video.
“Such an absurd depiction of Hindu deities with no scriptural backing is disturbing to the believers. Lord Krishna and Lord Ganesha were not meant to be thrown around loosely in reimagined versions fordramatic effects in music videos. Boy George even made Lord Krishna dance to his tunes.
“Casual flirting with Hindu symbols results in the pillaging of serious spiritual doctrines and revered symbols and this hurts the devotees.
“Hinduism is the oldest and third largest religion in the world; it should not be taken lightly. No faith should be ridiculed.”
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