80s pop star, gay icon and self-proclaimed (then un-proclaimed) drag queen Boy George is 50 today!! It seems like only yesterday I was super-confused by the cover of Culture Club's Kissing To Be Clever album. Why was that male voice coming out of that painted lady? ha. Well George rode that persona, along with one of his band members, all the way to the top of the charts. Now, sure, he later became addicted to heroin and (recently) handcuffed a male escort to a wall and beat him with a metal chain for allegedly hacking his computer, but that doesn't make him a bad person. I mean, who HASN'T done that, right? Just like his fellow superstars from the 80s Madonna, Prince, George Michael, et al, George is still kickin', having released new music, Ordinary Alien - The Kinky Roland Files, last fall and he appears on Mark Ronson's album Record Collection. Here are some of my fave Boy George/Culture Club moments throughout the years.