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Boy George is a little too popular in prison



Tbdboygeorge012709 You may have forgotten (or tried to forget) all about Boy George (nee O'Dowd), but not the inmates at North London's Pentonville jail. Apparently the Culture Club frontman was so popular upon his arrival that the justice system across the pond has moved him to a less-strict penal facility, the Mirror reports. Wearing makeup and then shackling and beating male escorts must be a popular pastime there.

"The governors were taken aback by how popular he was," a prison source said. "A lot of the guys are of the age when they remember what a big star he was and how good the Culture Club songs were. But some officers were being too kind and giving him smokes."

Indeed, the 47-year-old was inundated with requests for autographs and treated oh-so-kindly, which could be a blessing and a curse in prison.

"It's ironic that he was worried about getting beaten up in Pentonville but all that happened was people showered him with so much attention and kindness that they had to move him anyway," the source said. Chances are people who aren't murderers and rapists locked up since Margaret Thatcher's days won't be as kind.

[Photo: AP]


[Last modified: Tuesday, May 25, 2010 10:20am]


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