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Posts Tagged ‘Boy George’

Boy George Pays Justin Bieber a ‘Beautiful’ Backhanded Compliment

BoyGeorgePromoPicNew York freelance writer Lawrence Ferber logged a fun interview with Boy George for Dallas Voice. Celebrity Q&A’s are ultimately all about the questions, and Ferber asked some fabulous ones.

At one point, Gerber picked up on George’s observation that George Michael was once the “Karma Chameleon” singer’s nemesis, exhorting the performer to “Be Justin Bieber‘s nemesis!” Prompting this reply:

“No, he doesn’t need me to be his nemesis. He’s his own nemesis! I feel kind of sorry for him. He’s a kid. Who’s taking care of him? That’s the question I want to ask. Who’s taking care of this child? He’s clearly in a bad place, so I don’t want to slag him off. I think he’s beautiful, a beautiful boy. Let’s not pretend here. He’s a beautiful boy.”

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World of Wonder Resurrects Celebrity Call-In Show Ring My Bell

Has it really been that long? More than two decades after Ring My Bell first launched in 1991 as a Channel 4 UK live broadcast, the World of Wonder series is being dialed up for a second Web revival. The first episode premieres on the company’s YouTube channel Thursday, March 21.

In case you’ve forgotten, the show – which got a previous Web makeover in 2006 – very simply connects a celebrity and inbound callers. Some of the earliest programs featured Al Sharpton and Boy George. From today’s announcement:

“We always felt Ring My Bell was so simple, it was ahead of its time”, said World of Wonder co-founder Fenton Bailey. “The best talk show is the one without a host!” added partner Randy Barbato.

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Perez Hilton Fronts Another Fashion Disaster

Mario Lavandeira, who makes a good part of his Perez Hilton living ridiculing celebrities, is often caught in the same sort of crossfire. Last fall for example, he placed second on Out magazine’s list of worst dressed gay men, behind Boy George.

Intentionally or not, Hilton added to this wretched reputation when he attended the 45th anniversary bash for The Advocate sporting a Juicy Couture jacket, Longchamp bag, Loudmouth Golf pants and Jeremy Scott shoes. After he shared the photo at right on his site, readers were not amused:

Chrstn7: Sorry Perez but that outfit is a hot mess!! You are trying to be like Lady Gaga by putting on crazy outfits to make a statement but it’s only going to put you on the worst dressed lists.

Alliestp: Do you always have to look like you got dressed in a dumpster?

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Video: 20 Years Of Susan Blond, PR Handler To Thriller-Era MJ, Britney, Others

Last week, Michael’s played host to 20th anniversary party for Susan Blond, p.r. diva to Michael Jackson (Thriller-era), Boy George, Prince and hundreds of others. The video tribute — featuring Clive Davis, Usher, Lil Jon and Patrick McMullan, among others — was screened at the party. At eight minutes, it’s long, but spans a good crunk, er, chunk, of three decades of “handling” talent.

Gossip Round-up

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Madonna, no doubt practicing for a strange and lonely old age, stockpiles thousands of the costumes she wore on stage and in videos in a secret storage facility somehwere in California. She and the hubby dressed up as a 1920s flapper and NYPD police officer for the Fake Purim festival at the Kabbalah Center on Saturday night. We’d guessed she was the cop, but we’re wrong. Boy George strongly disapproves, calling her a “Gay Traitor”

Paris Hilton flirted with Vince Vaughn at some poker tournament in Las Vegas.

Larry Birkhead isn’t going to dance around with Howard K. Stern. Birkhead’s lawyer tells Stern to hand over Dannilynn for DNA testing. After all, Birkhead’s got the tattoo.