To quote Newton’s law of motion: For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. Case in point, Cher making a solid return with her Billboard Dance No. 1 hit “Woman’s World.” Now, every queen from yesteryear thinks they can make a huge comeback and replicate her success. Boy George is hoping to score his first hit in over 20 years with “King of Everything” off his forthcoming album, This Is What I Do.
Can you imagine being at the top of the world at age 22 and then nowhere near that at 52-years-old? I’m sure those thoughts ran through Boy’s head as he watched the video for his new track. It’s a montage of video clips and photos from his past three decades in the music industry. Poor guy probably was sad reminiscing about all the success he had back in the day. I know, I would.
The best moments in the clip are the candid pics of him during his Culture Club days when he was hanging with Joan Rivers, George Michael and other celebrities from that era. Rivers looks so different before her numerous plastic surgeries. Check out the clip below. I have to admit, I got a little verklempt during some moments. I’m a sucker for a montage with sad sappy music. That’s why I love tragic biopics so much ;)
Admittedly, I’m a sucker for year-end lists and just can’t enough of them. So imagine my joy this morning when I learned Out magazine released their Out 100 list. I was like a gay kid in a gay candy store. Oh happy day.
The publication honors the most compelling lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people from all walks of life including celebrities, writers, politicians, artists, entrepreneurs and so forth. To celebrate this annual issue, the publication bestowed the honor of gracing the cover to four individuals- Jane Lynch (The Entertainer), Boy George (The Legend), Sharon Needles (The Stylemaker) and Andrew Rannells (The Ingenue). All four covers are fantastic and I can’t decide which one is the best.
A few others that made that made the OUT 100 list include Isis King (ANTM trans model), Michael Urie (Partners), Mika (singer), Elton John & his hubby David Furnish, Patrick Abner & Thomas Roberts (HIV community liaison and MSNBC anchor, newlyweds) and Omar Sharif Jr. (advocate). I also wanted to mention (thank and blame) entrepreneurs Jason Goldberg & Bradford Shellhammer for FAB.com. You don’t even want to know how much I spend over there ;) If you have time, I definitely recommend heading over to OUT.com to check out the pics of each 100 honorees and the story behind them. It’s inspiring and educational. Check out the other covers below.
It’s been a long time since we’ve heard any commotion from Boy George. The last I heard, he was gearing up for a Culture Club reunion tour. Still waiting on those details George. Until then, the 80’s pop singer has jumped back into relevance with a new cover of a Lana Del Rey runaway hit. Boy George recently released a music video for his rendition of “Video Games.” The track is a little bit country, a little bit bluegrass and in all honesty, I like it a lot more than Lana Del Rey’s version.
The music video is notably missing Boy George in any of the visuals. Instead, we follow the most unlikely couple in the world played by London model Cesar Polini and LA transplant, Angel Rose. Together, the couple walk along the beach, hold hands, kiss, smoke, get some cotton candy – all while soundtracked by George’s vocals. It may not be the most exciting music video to date, but you definitely can’t take your eyes off these two. Seriously… I can’t stop staring.
On the official YouTube page, Boy George explains that this love story will continue on. Until then, you can catch part one in the music video below.
I may have only been a child in the 80’s for a minute, but that doesn’t stop me from me loving the music that came from that decade. One of my favorites is Culture Club and Boy George has now confirmed that the band will be reuniting next year and with a “proper worldwide tour”.
This huge announcement came amongst his current press tour for his soon to be released solo album Ordinary Alien. George has revealed that he wrote part of this album while in prison for his wrongful incarceration for beating up a male escort. Sounds like this album could be a little angst-y perhaps. When the question was sent to him via Samantha Ronson’s brother, Mark Ronson (I know, a really weird connection…), Boy George said the following.
“We are getting back together. Next year. This year [I’m touring] on my own. It’s kind of a precursor for what I’m doing with Culture Club in 2012. We’ll be doing a proper huge worldwide tour. And a new album.”