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Boy George Urges Winehouse to Get Clean

Boy George Urges Winehouse to Get Clean

Originally posted 10/10/2008 09:30AM

He's no stranger to drug abuse. Now Boy George is speaking out to encourage troubled singers Amy Winehouse and George Michael to get clean.

"When I look at Amy and George, I know where they are, I know what they are," he tells Britain's The Times. "I know what it's like to be clacking, sweaty and chaotic and to have no clarity."

Boy George, who had a heroin addiction in the 1980s, insists he finally kicked cocaine last year. His advice to his fellow Brits? "Seek the wisdom to soothe the soul."

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Boy George to Serenade N.Y.C. Sanitation Workers | Boy George

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Boy George Plans Serenade for N.Y.C. Sanitation Workers

Originally posted 06/12/2008 10:35AM

Boy George doesn't really want to hurt anyone; he just wants to sing and show his appreciation.

Two years after picking up trash on New York City streets as part of his court-ordered community service, the Culture Club frontman will rejoin his old colleagues at the sanitation department – this time by his own accord.

George, 46, will perform a free concert for the Department of Sanitation’s annual Family Day on Aug. 16, the Associated Press reports.

"The people I worked alongside showed great kindness to me at a very difficult time, and I wanted to thank them all in a way that would show my appreciation," the British singer (real name: George O'Dowd) said in a statement.

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Boy George Cleans Streets in New York | Boy George

Boy George Cleans Streets in New York

Originally posted 08/14/2006 11:10AM

Boy George lashed out at reporters Monday morning less than an hour into his five days of court-ordered community service cleaning up the streets of New York City.

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Boy George to Pick Up New York City Trash | Boy George

Boy George to Pick Up New York City Trash

Originally posted 07/31/2006 09:25AM

Boy George will be cleaning up in New York next month, though not in the way that will result in bank deposits.

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Boy George Forced into Community Service | Boy George

Boy George Forced into Community Service

Originally posted 06/26/2006 01:25PM

A New York judge on Monday issued a stern warning – but no jail time – to Boy George over his failure to do the community service required by his sentence on a drug charge.

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Boy George Ordered to Rehab | Boy George

Boy George Ordered to Rehab

Originally posted 03/08/2006 11:00AM

The most serious charges of cocaine possession against Boy George were dismissed Wednesday after the former Culture Club singer pleaded guilty to falsely reporting a burglary, Reuters reports.

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Boy George Faces Judge over Drug Charges | Boy George

Boy George Faces Judge over Drug Charges

Originally posted 02/02/2006 08:00AM

Except for a full-length coat, Boy George dressed down for his Wednesday appearance in Manhattan Criminal Court – where his lawyer declared the singer's innocence and vowed to fight his drug-possession charges.

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Boy George’s Lawyer: Drugs Aren’t His | Boy George

UpdatePosted 10/10/2005 08:00AM

Boy George’s Lawyer: Drugs Aren’t His

Originally posted 10/07/2005 05:00PM

Boy George’s lawyer is denying that drugs found in the British singer's apartment belonged to him, the Associated Press reports.

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NEWS BRIEFS: Jessica Joins 'Divas'

Originally posted 02/25/2004 01:00PM

ANNOUNCED: Jessica Simpson and Patti LaBelle have signed on to perform at the "VH1 Divas" special, the Associated Press reports. The fund-raiser, which will be broadcast from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on April 18, will raise money for VH1's Save the Music Foundation, which works to return music programs to U.S. schools. Since its creation in 1997, the foundation has donated more than $25 million worth of musical instruments to schools across the country. More performers will be announced as they are added, AP reports.

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A New Boy George Wows London Critics

Originally posted 01/30/2002 01:20PM

An unknown -- until Tuesday night -- young actor, Euan Morton, plays the gender-bending pop icon in the new West End stage show "Taboo," and reviewers rave.

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