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Editor: Christine A. Corcos
Louisiana State Univ.

Monday, December 28, 2009

Court Nixes Singer Boy George's Appearance On "Celebrity Big Brother"

Singer Boy George will not be allowed to appear on Celebrity Big Brother next month, since he is still serving part of a 15-month prison sentence for false imprisonment. In rejecting his request, the judge said, "I consider that right-thinking members of the public would take the view that an offender serving the non-custodial part of a sentence of imprisonment should not be allowed to take part in a high profile, controversial television production, promoting his status as a celebrity and with considerable financial gain." Boy George, whose real name is George O'Dowd, had hoped to appear on the show to continue rebuilding his reputation.

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