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13 Stars Who Defied Death

Guess who was nearly taken out by a disco ball?

(Newser) - An awful lot of celebrities have died over the past year—making Bret Michaels surviving an emergency appendectomy, a brain hemorrhage, and a stroke seem especially miraculous. The Frisky lists a dozen other celebrities who have cheated death:
  • Boy George: He was injured—and just inches away from being crushed—
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Boy George Mulls Reviving Culture Club

'80s hitmakers may reunite for 30th anniversary

(Newser) - Boy George is considering getting the Culture Club together again to mark the band's 30th anniversary. The singer says he's still on good terms with his former bandmates, who last played together for a one-off gig in 2002. "I don't know if it would be a prolonged thing,"... More »

The Georges End 'Gay Feud'

Boy George, George Michael finally speaking again

(Newser) - Finally: Gay pop stars and ‘80s icons George Michael and Boy George are pals again. Or, as the Sun so charmingly puts it, “Georges end 20-year gay feud.” The two have been on the outs since Boy George blasted George Michael for pretending to be straight…and... More »

Rimes' Marriage Hits Skids, Too

Plus, Mr. Winehouse gets his own headline

(Newser) - Days after Eddie Cibrian’s wife announced their separation, Cibrian’s Northern Lights co-star—and rumored lover—LeAnn Rimes’ hubby is addressing reports their marriage is also over, the New York Daily News reports. Dean Sheremet recently Twittered, “Thanks to everyone for all the support through a very difficult... More »

Boy George Replaces Queen on Fake Bills

British shop workers fooled by his-head-for-hers forgery

(Newser) - Boy George made a convincing stand-in for the Queen on a counterfeit note found in Britain this week, the Daily Telegraph reports. The £20 note was passed at a stationary shop and the staff didn't realize it was a fake until a bank worker checked the anti-forgery watermark and... More »

Boy George Gets 15-Month Jail Term

Guilty of 'gratuitous violence,' singer gets 15 months: judge

(Newser) - A London court today sentenced Boy George to 15 months in prison for imprisoning an escort he accused of theft, the Telegraph reports. The judge called the pop star’s actions “gratuitous violence” that “traumatized” 29-year-old Audun Carlsen. The singer, 47, reportedly didn’t testify because he didn't... More »

Meanest Quotes Uttered by Men

Rivals, women, and love get trounced

(Newser) - Men's Health rounds up what it calls the "meanest things ever said by men." Here's a sample:
  • "Michael Jackson's album was only called Bad because there wasn't enough room on the sleeve for Pathetic."—Prince
  • "He looks like a dwarf who's been dipped in
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Boy George Guilty of Imprisoning Escort

Jury convicts pop star of false imprisonment

(Newser) - A jury has convicted pop singer Boy George of falsely imprisoning a male escort. Jurors sided with Norwegian Audun Carlsen, who accused the pop star of handcuffing him to a wall at the singer's London apartment and roughing him up. Boy George admitted handcuffing him but said he did so... More »

Boy George Beat Me: Escort

Claims the singer beat him with metal chain

(Newser) - Boy George handcuffed a male escort to the wall and beat him with a metal chain, a London court was told yesterday. Audun Carlsen said he was lured into a bedroom, where the singer, who is standing trial for false imprisonment, and another man beat him until he managed to... More »

Boy George to Sing for NYC Street Sweepers

Singer plans gig to thank community service co-workers

(Newser) - Boy George is planning a private gig as a thank-you to the people who helped him keep New York's streets clean during his week of court-ordered community service, the New York Daily News reports. The singer, who says city workers treated him very kindly during his 2006 punishment for wasting... More »

Boy George Charged With Chaining Up Male Escort

Singer faces false imprisonment charges

(Newser) - Demonstrating endless imagination in running afoul of the law, Boy George has been charged with false imprisonment after a male escort told police the eccentric pop star chained him to the wall of his London flat. Police originally arrested the singer in April, when a 28-year-old Norwegian complained that George,... More »

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