LONDON - George Alan O'Dowd, aka Boy George hoping to jump start his career if rumors are to be believed that he will pose in the nude for PlayGuy Magazine.
Back during the 80s the Culture Club lead singer managed to gather quite a following and racked up quite a lot of hits on both sides of the pond.
Boy George ended up going to jail on several charges including manufacturing counterfeit crumpets, selling mercury infested fish, singing on the street corner without a license, and wearing way too much makeup for a male.
The former Culture Club front-man spent 15 months incarcerated in London's Petula Clark Prison For Blokes.
While at Petula Clark, the 60s icon herself visited Boy George and brought him his favorite food a bag of Granny Gertie's Sausage Crumpets.
Inmate #74326869, as the Boy was known in prison even sang a song he had written for Ms. Clark. The song is titled, My Ass Might Be In Prison, But My Heart's In Manchester.
The ex-Culture Club front-man was honored when he learned that Amy Winehouse was given the lead role in The Boy George Story.
Winehouse said that she loved portraying the female impersonator because she got to wear some fancy clothes, exquisite jewelry, gorgeous makeup, and frilly underwear.
The assistant warden of Petula Clark Prison For Blokes Ringo Nagashima was asked what kind of prisoner Boy George had been.
Nagashima replied, "Well for the most part the Boy was a good bloke. He was always smiling and giving the other convicts a hand, if you know what I mean."
Nagashima then started laughing and said that basically the singer was a model prisoner except for the time that he dug a tunnel in his cell and tried to escape.
In a related story. Assistant Warden Ringo Nagashima wanted to dispel the persistent rumor that he once went into the Boy's cell and had his way with him. Nagashima said that it was actually Billy Buckingham, III, one of the newer guards, who just happens to look a lot like him (Nagashima) except for the beard.