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We Are The World: Breaking Down The Great Celebrity Supergroup Charity Singles

May 19th, 2014 5:00pm EDT
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Since the mid 80s, there have been several one-off supergroups brought together to raise money for a great cause. While we applaud the efforts of the celebrities involved, we can't help but poke fun at them for being, well, celebrities. Join us as we break down the great celebrity supergroup singles.

USA for Africa - We Are the World

- Disassociated Star: Michael Jackson

- Star Who Doesn't Fit In: Dan Aykroyd

- Star With Barely Any Face Time: John Oates

The momma of them all, predating everything but Band Aid. Still, USA for Africa created all of the themes you see in charity music v...
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After 18 Years, Boy George To Release First Studio Album

January 24th, 2014 4:20pm EST
Boy George
Former Culture Club singer Boy George is set to release his first studio album in 18 years after spending the last decade battling addiction issues and making a name for himself as a house DJ.

The gay icon, real name George O'Dowd, has teamed up with top producers Youth and Richie Stevens and Texas guitarist Ally McErlaine for tracks on This Is What I Do.

And there's a new collaboration with fellow club sensation DJ Yoda, who worked with George in 2012 for the dance floor hit Happy.

Boy George proclaims the album will have a very 1970s vibe: "I wanted to make a baggy album, not overpr...
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Boy George Warns Justin Bieber And Rihanna Over Their 'Disruptive Behavior'

August 29th, 2013 2:19pm EDT
Boy George
Ever the moral compass, Boy George has advised international pop stars Justin Bieber and Rihanna to moderate their wild behavior for the sake of their legion of fans.

The former Culture Club star is convinced both stars will eventually suffer from their outlandish rock 'n' roll lifestyles and has urged them to set a better example to their supporters.

The 52 year old tells Britain's Daily Star newspaper, "I look at Justin and think, you're gonna learn that all of this is such a waste of time. It's so difficult to do all your learning in public though, I'm surprised young celebrities aren...
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Boy George 'Fuming' Over Facebook Phonies

February 22nd, 2013 6:28pm EST
Boy George
British pop star Boy George is "fuming" with bosses of Facebook.com over their alleged failure to help him take back his name from imposters on the site.

The former Culture Club star - real name George O'Dowd - reveals he had to fight to re-take his name on Twitter.com, 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 Awar...
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Boy George Under Siege From One Direction Fans After Liam Payne Tweet

February 21st, 2013 6:34pm EST
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British pop icon Boy George has come under attack from fans of One Direction after he accused band member Liam Payne of snubbing a meeting with his niece at the BRIT Awards on Wednesday.

The Culture Club frontman took his young relative Molly Fitzpatrick to the London music prize-giving as a treat so she could spend the night in the company of her favorite stars, but, after snapping pictures with One Direction's Harry Styles and Niall Horan, she was left disappointed as Payne was rushed past the pair's table.

In a series of posts on his Twitter.com page, George wrote, "Niall from One Di...
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Boy George Is Nearly Unrecognizable After Massive Weight Loss

February 18th, 2013 5:01pm EST
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Who can forget flamboyant 80s pop star Boy George? Still somewhat talked about in England, the singer long ago went off the radar in the United States. But he's recently done something to get the media's attention: he lost a huge amount of weight!

The former Culture Club star, 51, is famous for songs such as "Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?" "Karma Chameleon" and "I'll Tumble 4 Ya." His appearance at the Whatsonstage.com Awards in London over the weekend got tongues wagging. The pop star, born George Alan O'Dowd, also looks significantly younger since he dropped the pounds.

He recently rev...
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Boy George: 'The Queen Should Behead TMZ'

August 22nd, 2012 12:01pm EDT
Boy George
Legendary pop star Boy George has shown his support for embattled British royal Prince Harry, branding his naked picture scandal "cheap" and "rubbish".

The third-in-line to the throne was dealt a blow on Tuesday when editors at website TMZ.com published two images of the playboy prince.

The photos show the royal stripped off during a party in his suite a hotel in Las Vegas, where he is currently enjoying a break with friends.

A spokesman for Prince Harry has declined to comment on the scandal, but former Culture Club star Boy George has hit out at the celebrity news website on Twitter...
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Stars Pay Tribute To Beastie Boys' Legend Adam Yauch

May 4th, 2012 3:18pm EDT
Adam Yauch
will.i.am, Q-Tip, Travis Barker, and Fred Durst are leading the tributes to tragic Beastie Boys star Adam Yauch following his death on Friday.

Rapper Yauch, also known as MCA, was diagnosed with a tumor in his salivary gland in 2009, and he lost his battle with cancer on Friday at the age of 47.

The hip-hop pioneer's passing has sent shockwaves through the music community and now dozens of celebrities are speaking out to share their grief on Twitter.com.

Black Eyed Peas star will.i.am writes, "restinpeaceMCA 1 of my favorite hiphop groups...hiphop raised a lot of us & now we have to w...
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Boy George: 'I Want To Go Back To America'

December 16th, 2011 11:17am EST
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British singer Boy George is determined to overturn an order banning him from travelling to the U.S., insisting it's "a horrible feeling" to be prevented from visiting the country.

The Karma Chameleon hit-maker was detained by cops in 2005 after they discovered cocaine in his New York apartment during a call-out over a reported burglary. Boy George denied the substance was his.

He later pleaded guilty to falsely reporting a burglary and was fined, sentenced to five days of community service, and ordered to attend a drug rehabilitation program.

The former Culture Club frontman, who has...
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Culture Club Reuniting For New Year's Eve Bash Down Under

November 15th, 2011 8:41am EST
Culture Club
Boy George's 1980s hit-makers Culture Club have reunited for the first time in 10 years ahead of a New Year's Eve show in Australia.

The gender-bending singer and band mates Roy Hay, Mikey Craig and Jon Moss have regrouped in the studio ahead of the Sydney Resolution Concert Series, which will also feature performances from Jamiroquai and the Pet Shop Boys.

Hay tells Australia's Channel Seven, "Last time we got together was 10 years ago, so it takes that long to recover from the last time we worked with each other."

And the get together will result in new material: "That's the thing t...
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Out.com Outs The Worst Dressed Gay Men

September 29th, 2011 11:00am EDT
Out Worst & Best Dressed
During Fashion Week, Out.com asked readers to rank its list of the 50 most notably dressed gay men as the "Best" or "Worst Dressed." From actors, designers, TV personalities, and athletes, nearly 3,000 people weighed in on whom they thought pulled it off, and who just needs to pull it off and try again.

In the race for "Worst Dressed" Boy George and Perez Hilton where neck-in-poorly-accessorized-neck for the top spot, with George edging it out by two votes at closing time.

Bruce Vilanch, our favorite Hollywood Square, proudly wore his t-shirt in the third place spot, and Antony Hegarty an...
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Boy George Angry About Friend's Attack

April 10th, 2011 2:06pm EDT
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Boy George has criticized London officials after they failed to find any surveillance footage of an alleged attack on his friend last week.

The Culture Club star was devastated to learn his pal Philip Sallon had been hurt during a night out in the U.K. capital last Saturday.

Sallon is still in hospital after sustaining broken bones and a fractured skull in the alleged attack in London's popular Piccadilly Circus.

The singer, real name George O'Dowd, is angry that no CCTV footage of the incident has been uncovered.

He tells Britain's Guardian newspaper, "This is an area that we are told ...
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The Stars Pay Tribute To Elizabeth Taylor

March 23rd, 2011 1:08pm EDT
Elizabeth Taylor
Tributes are pouring in for Hollywood legend Elizabeth Taylor following her death on Wednesday. The movie icon passed away in Los Angeles after a long battle with congestive heart failure, and within minutes of the announcement, dozens of celebrities were paying their respects to the star.

Elton John said, "We have just lost a Hollywood giant; more importantly, we have lost an incredible human being", while other stars flooded microblogging website Twitter.com to pay tribute.

George Michael wrote, "Such a sad day, Elizabeth Taylor was the last of the Hollywood greats, and a fantasticall...
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Boy George Slams Christian Dior Bosses

March 1st, 2011 4:14pm EST
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Boy George has blasted bosses at fashion house Christian Dior for firing embattled designer John Galliano, insisting they should have offered him a stint in rehab instead.

The couturier was sacked as the company's head designer on Tuesday following claims he hurled anti-Semitic and racist abuse at a couple in Paris, France, and was caught on tape ranting about his "love" for Adolf Hitler.

When the scandal first broke last month, former Culture Club frontman George offered his support to Galliano by writing on Twitter.com, "Time to get sober, perhaps!!... He was clearly drunk and wrong b...
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After Many Years, Gavin Rossdale Finally Admits Gay Affair

October 14th, 2010 8:30am EDT
Gavin Rossdale
Gender-bending 80s pop star Marilyn has attacked rocker Gavin Rossdale for coming clean about the pair's gay romance after denying it for years in the media.

The "Calling Your Name" hitmaker first went public with the affair a decade ago after fellow 80s gay icon Boy George hinted Marilyn and Rossdale were an item, but the Bush star has always vehemently denied all romantic links to the singer.

However, in the November issue of Details magazine, Rossdale owns up to the fling, stating, "It's just one of those things: Move on. When you're 17, Jesus Christ. I don't think there's anything str...
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Boy George Confirms 2012 Culture Club Reunion

October 12th, 2010 11:05pm EDT
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Boy George has confirmed Culture Club will reunite in 2012 to mark the band's 30th anniversary.

Superproducer Mark Ronson 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.

And flamboyant frontman George O'Dowd - aka gay icon Boy George - has revealed a plan is in place to celebrate the anniversary of the release of Culture Club's first ever single on April 30, 2012.

He says, "We're definitely doing it, yeah, yeah, in 2012. Our D-Day is April 30, which is the same day...
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Boy George: 'I'm So Glad I Am Sober'

October 8th, 2010 2:15pm EDT
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Boy George is delighted he has managed to stay sober and drug-free for more than two years - insisting his decision to clean up is the "best thing" he's ever done.

The former Culture Club singer vowed to tackle his alcohol and drug demons in 2008 after he was arrested for assault and false imprisonment following a bust-up with a male model at his London flat.

He admits strangers frequently offer him booze - but the Karma Chameleon hit-maker manages to resist temptation by looking at how his friends behave when they're drunk.

George tells U.K. TV show Loose Women, "It's the best thing ...
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Boy George Slams Lady Gaga's 'Occasional' Coke Use

August 11th, 2010 8:34am EDT
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Boy George fears Lady Gaga may be struggling with her "occasional" drug habit, after the star confessed she uses cocaine a "couple of times a year."

The Poker Face hit-maker 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. She told Rolling Stone magazine, "I won't lie; it's occasional. And when I say occasional, I mean maybe a couple of times a year."

However, George - who was hooked on heroin at the height of his Culture Club fame - has hit back at the singe...
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Peaches Geldof Mistaken For A Transvestite

March 24th, 2010 2:05pm EDT
Peaches Geldof
British socialite Peaches Geldof was left red-faced recently after she was mistaken for a transvestite in the U.S.

The daughter of Bob Geldof was trying out outrageous make-up looks for her column in Nylon magazine, and took to the streets of New York City to show off her creations.

However, the over-the-top look, which was inspired by outlandish British singer Boy George, left some members of the public baffled.

She says, "In keeping with the beauty theme of this issue, I thought it would be fun to try out other people's make-up looks to see the reactions I get. Culture Club front ma...
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Boy George Planning Culture Club Reunion

March 22nd, 2010 5:00pm EDT
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Boy George is planning to reunite Culture Club next year to mark the 30th anniversary of the band. The singer helped form the group in 1981 and shot to fame when they released their first record a year later.

They split in 1986, but briefly returned to music in 1998 for several shows and the release of new songs. The band reunited for a 20th anniversary concert in London in 2002 and again in 2006 for a tour without Boy George.

However, the frontman is now eager to stage a full comeback in 2011.

He says, "I think we could do a one-off gig or maybe a small tour. It's our 30th anniversar...
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Lady Gaga Asked Boy George To Autograph Her Va-Jay-Jay

March 18th, 2010 8:46am EDT
Lady Gaga
Eighties pop icon Boy George was in for a shock when he met Lady Gaga for the first time - she asked the Culture Club 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.

And the singer finally got to meet her hero backstage at one of her U.K. concerts - only to make an extremely personal request from the Karma Chameleon star.

Boy George tells Britain's Daily Mirror, "It was very brief when I met her, there were a lot of people in the room...
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Boy George Sees Jail Time As Positive Experience

March 15th, 2010 2:35pm EDT
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Boy George came away from prison with new friends and a chance to finally relax and read a good book.

He was sentenced for 15 months after being convicted of false imprisonment and assault. He was released after four months and put on home detention curfew - complete with ankle monitor - for 90 days.

Boy George says that he met several people in jail that he still keeps in touch with, including a few that have since been released. He also turned his jail cell into a "library" where he read as many books as possible.

He also thanked his supporters: "I got thousands and thousands of lette...
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Karma Chameleon (Links & Stuff)

May 14th, 2009 7:44pm EDT
Marilyn Manson
Check out some of the best links and viral videos found around the web today. And be sure to visit our On the Web section where we're constantly adding interesting links all the time.

YOU can even add links to stuff you find out there now, like interesting articles, cool YouTube videos, strange news, interesting photo galleries, and, well, just about anything!

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'Behind the Music' Returns to VH1 - What Are Your Favorite Episodes?

April 9th, 2009 10:00am EDT
Behind the Music
Last month, VH1 announced plans to revive its iconic series, "Behind the Music," this summer. The network has ordered 10 new episodes which will focus mainly on newer artists, including Lil Wayne and Scott Weiland of Stone Temple Pilots/Velvet Revolver.

This news got me thinking about my favorite installments from the series, so I'd like to submit this list of the Top 10 BTM episodes for your approval and/or ridicule. As always, a list like this is entirely subjective and will, hopefully, spark some spirited discussion.

10. Heart

This episode may not have the classic "rock bott...
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Naughtiest Celebrities of 2008

December 31st, 2008 12:34pm EST
Heather Locklear
Each year, ordinary people across the country watch celebrities get into trouble, some of whom end up off the hook and some of whom land a trip to the slammer. Regardless of the outcome, they all stir Hollywood up and provide year-long off-screen entertainment for us. Here are the ten naughtiest celebrities of 2008, all of whom should be getting coal in their stockings this year.

Shia LaBeouf

It's sad when one remembers a celebrity from family-oriented entertainment and that person has now disobeyed the law more than once. The former Even Stevens star had his most recent run-in with ...
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Boy George Denies He Intended To Hurt Escort

December 1st, 2008 2:01pm EST
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LONDON (AP) - Singer Boy George admits in a recording played in court that he restrained a male escort with handcuffs.

But the former Culture Club singer says he had no intention of hurting the man. He also denies he tried to assault the escort or that he swung a chain at him.

The singer with the real name of George O'Dowd is on trial in London for the false imprisonment of 29-year-old Audun Carlsen.

O'Dowd says in a police recording played Monday that he asked Carlsen to come to his apartment. O'Dowd says he wanted to ask Carlsen if he had tampered with his laptop.

The ...
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Pulse Patrol: The Weakly Round-Up Of User Comments

October 7th, 2008 10:30am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week's most stirring and humorous annotations were made on the latest stories on Jennifer Aniston’s Publicity, Kelly Osbourne’s Gynecologist Bill, and Victoria Beckham’s “Hotfullness”, as well as a Story about America’s favorite Fish faced Actress.

Topic Highlights = There were some amusing and enjoyable remarks made about a Sarah Palin impersonator and a shameless has-been Comic but there was no affection fo...
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Slideshow: Male Musicians Who Look Like Girls

August 31st, 2008 9:30am EDT
Guys who look like girls
We've noticed an abundance of male singers and musicians who look remarkably like women. Take a look at some of the most girly men in music. Are these guys hot or not?

Who did we forget? Leave a comment when you're done!

Davey Havok from AFI
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No More Elgin Lumpkin Or Georgios Panayioutous: Celebrities Who Changed Their Names

July 21st, 2008 10:43am EDT
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Marilyn Monroe was originally christened Norma Jean. Archibald Leach opted for the more debonair nom de guerre Cary Grant. At the age of 10, musical prodigy Steveland Morris was dubbed (by Motown founder Berry Gordy Jr.) "Little Stevie Wonder." These aren't the only celebrities who bid farewell to the names bestowed upon them in infancy; among those in the public eye, adopting a more star-worthy moniker seems to be the rule, not the exception.

Stage Names

Where stage names are concerned, some stars keep it succinct. Musicians Cher and Seal shortened their names from Cherilyn and ...
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Pulse Patrol: The 'Weakly' Round-Up Of User Comments

July 1st, 2008 10:50am EDT
Pulse Patrol
Each week the editors at Starpulse will be highlighting the best responses and remarks to news stories and celebrity topics that we've come across.

News Highlights = This week’s most interesting comments were made on "The Hate Guru" story, George Michael's views on marriage and the death of an American Icon.

Topic Highlights = There was adoration for Chris Brown and The Motor city mad man, but not so much for newcomer Demi Lavato.

Top Commenter= This week the STF (Starpulse Task Force) focused its attention on the Cyber-poetry of one Felix Lassiter. He’s comical, yet insi...
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