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Ross von Metze | October 19, 2005

Boy George Boy George jumps on the coke wagon

Who knew coke would make such a big comeback in 2005? Sure, it�s the drug of choice for the rich and elite – it makes you skinny without making you twitch like that nasty crack stuff.

Just a month after the world turned on Kate Moss for doing a nose dive into the stuff, thirteen bags of it were allegedly found in Boy George's Manhattan apartment last week. The cross dressing Karma Chameleon was charged with possession of drugs on Friday and faces up to 15 years in prison if found guilty. His lawyer, Lou Freeman, previously said a "small amount" of drugs were found at Boy George's apartment. Freeman then said the star, who must attend a Manhattan court in December, did not know where the coke came from. �He's a very social person. He has a lot of people over to his apartment,� Freeman explained.

Translation: Boy George goes out and gets fucked up a lot. It�s anyone�s guess who winds up back at his pad doing lines, G and shrooms on any given night because the place is a crash pad for half the queens in Chelsea.

The coke was discovered after Boy George, whose real name is George O'Dowd, called police on Friday to report a burglary. When officers arrived, they allegedly found drugs next to a computer in his apartment. The substances were found in 13 plastic bags. O'Dowd, 44, faces one charge of drug possession and a charge of falsely reporting an incident. He returned to London on Sunday following his release.

This isn�t the first time Boy and drugs have crossed paths – after rising to fame in the early �80s, George battled a nasty heroin habit. He subsequently sobered up and enjoyed major success as a solo artist and club DJ.

Most recently, his autobiographical musical Taboo became a hit in London then tanked on Broadway, losing Rosie O�Donnell a fair share of her investment. George, I don�t know how the PoPo�s gonna swing, but if the shit hits the fan, I hear there�s a mighty nice hacienda in Phoenix with your name on it – your roomies� already checked in.

Kylie Minogue Kylie worse than reports have indicated?

Gay pop icon Kylie Minogue sent a message of support to fellow cancer sufferers at a charity ball over the weekend – because she was too ill to attend.

The petite Aussie, who is currently undergoing treatment for breast cancer, had planned to attend Cancer Research UK's Pink Ice Ball at London's swanky Dorchester Hotel over the weekend, but her doctors allegedly ordered her to pull out, indicating she might not be on the road to recovery as quickly as previous reports had indicated.

Her younger sister Dannii attended the bash, which was supposed to be Kylie's first appearance since being diagnosed with the killer disease, and read out a moving statement from the blonde bombshell.

�Much as I would have loved to share this occasion with you all, my doctors have advised against it at this stage of my treatment. I am currently a cancer patient. I aim to be a cancer survivor.�

But recent reports have suggested Kylie�s battle to get well may also be the result of the pint-sized beauty opting for homeopathic treatment and alternative medicines in lieu of traditional chemo. Minogue�s family is allegedly �concerned� that she is eating nothing but fruit and veggie smoothies in an attempt to flush the disease from her body, causing her to drop to a shockingly low weight. Minogue is already tiny, and boyfriend Olivier Martinez is allegedly beside himself with worry.

Put your best thoughts forward for Kylie – as all our European and Aussie readers know, she trumps Madonna as the gay icon in most corners of the world.

Mariah Carey Mariah Carey wants star treatment for her famous pooch

Lord, the Mariah stories just get cheesier and cheesier. As if dressing like a 16-year-old cheer coach and calling everybody �darling� and �lamb� weren�t over the top enough, now Ms. Carey is fuming because airlines won't let her beloved dog Jack fly first class with her.

The Jack Russell, who was recently up for an award as favorite animal guest on Live With Regis & Kelly, was deemed �too big� and �not famous enough� to join Mariah in the executive cabin. So rather than do what any normal person would do and check her pooch or leave him at home, Mimi had her Cedes gassed up and paid a driver to shuttle Jack across America in pursuit of the bustalicious beauty.

Apparently, the not famous enough crack is what really pissed Mariah off: �Please! He has three websites dedicated to him!,� she was overheard telling flight attendants.

Meanwhile, Mariah has also confessed she made security guards carry her off the set of her new video for the hit ballad, Don�t Forget About Us, so she wouldn�t have to worry about not being able to get her shoes back on.

�They kept hurting and finally I asked the security guy, 'Darling, can you just carry me for a second? Please?,� she told British Glamour. �Sometimes your feet expand when you take your shoes off and put them back on, and I didn't want to be late for the next shot.�

Yeah, girl, but you�re still just a simple girl from Long Island. I wanna know what the hell block you and Jenny both think you came from!

Quick Takes

Carson Kressley Queer Eye Guy Carson Springs for Dessert for Panhandler

It was a night of dinner and drinks for Queer Eye fashion guru Carson Kressley, a close friend and a homeless panhandler who stumbled into West Hollywood hot spot The Abbey looking for money. Instead of shooing the guy away or handing him the obligatory �get lost� buck, Kressley pulled over a chair and invited the man to join them. Carson treated him to dinner, a large box of desserts to go and, before parting ways, slipped the man a $100 bill. Now that�s what I call fashionable.

Robbie Williams Robbie Williams Goes All Fem On Us

King of the Euro metros Robbie Williams has admitted he wants to be a woman for a day. The superstar singer, who has dressed up as a lady in the past, says he would love to swap his gender just to find out what sex is like for women.

�If I was a woman for 24 hours, I'd finally know what's going on in their heads,� Williams told a British men�s rag. �I want to know what sex feels like for a woman. And I want to experience a female orgasm.�

The �is he gay, is he straight� pop heartthrob recently responded to questions about his sexuality on a radio chat show that he is an �absolute bender,� suggesting he swings every which way the wind blows him. Hot!

Jude Law Sienna Miller Declares She Dumped Jude �Months Ago�

Tabloids have been suspicious for weeks as to the state of Jude Law and Sienna Miller�s relationship (remember, he stepped out on her with the nanny and then admitted it to the world at the same time he owned up to her). Well, now that Jude has been seen romancing Salma Hayek and reports have suggested Sienna has moved on to Brit hunk Daniel Craig, Sienna has come clean – she dumped Jude the second he admitted to cheating, and hasn�t looked back since. Jude�s firey ex fianc�e claims the two only kept living together out of convenience (both were working in London at the time), and that though they�ve managed to salvage a friendship, and trust she had for him is gone!

And there you have it for the week, folks. Gossip – some fun, some scathing, some just plain irresistible. Behave, and until next time, one person�s trash is another person�s rent check. – Issued by Gay Link Content

  • Ross von Metzke is the Editor in Chief of Xodus Magazine and a featured columnist for GayWired.com. His work has appeared in YM, Performing Arts, The San Diego Union Tribune, Entertainment Weekly, Instinct and Gay Web Monkey. Ross lives in San Diego.


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