Thursday, 4 September 2008

Oh Goody, Boy George does a Jade

Following in the illustrious footsteps of Jade Goody, Boy George has allowed cameras to follow him around in the form of the reality show Living With Boy George. Over at Media Guardian it reported that Living TV's director of programmes, Claudia Rosencrantz, called the programme a "guilty pleasure". One of many suchlike shows being launched this autumn. Those of you who saw his own, self-directed videos on YouTube (under the pseudonym GeorgieGirl_15) will know that we're in for a treat. The Boy is an intelligent, erudite and entertaining performer. If there's a story to be told, trust George to do it with DRAMA. Over at XO's Middle Eight he heads a post on the comeback single with "This time must be different" and starts with "Boy George is back in a big way". Let's hope so and thank bloody heavens!

Also back, but not in a good way, less reality and most definitely car crash are Bucks Fizz, Cleopatra, 911, Shakatak, Visage and these two, Dollar...

Pop Goes the Band (!), also on Living TV this autumn, will reunite, reinvigorate and, in some cases, like the luvverly Mr Van Day above, resculpt with plastic surgery (!!) to restore them to their former glories. (!!!) The picture above is taken from the 'reveal' concert filmed in July. Go here for more shots including some onstage. Mediamonkey has seen the finished results in the flesh, so to speak, and posts about it here.

Well, it beats flipping burgers for the lot of 'em I suppose. Can't wait for this little doozey!

4 comments:

D'luv said...

Fuck. I thought you were gonna say Boy George covered "Don't Walk Away."

Paul said...

WEll there you go. i had something brilliant and incisive to say, and D'luv rams it out of my head with his comment :P

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Michael said...

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