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Boy George aims barbsat celebrities

Boy George takes potshots at Rosie O'Donnell and Elton John.
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Boy George is aiming his barbs at unlikely targets.

The 80s pop icon has written a memoir, “Straight,” and in it, he takes potshots at Rosie O’Donnell, the woman who reached into her own pocket to bankroll “Taboo,” the  $10 million play about Boy George that flopped on Broadway. Boy George accuses O’Donnell of being domineering, toning down “Taboo” too much, and of not being gay enough. “She’s a Pottery Barn lesbian,” Boy George told the London Times, presumably meaning that she’s palatable to the mass market.

When told of Boy George’s comments, O’Donnell through a spokeswoman quipped to The Scoop, “Boy George is no Elton John.”

Speaking of Elton John — who has picked fights with a bevy of celebs lately — Boy George also singled him out for criticism, largely because John did a duet with Eminem at the 2002 MTV Awards.

“It’s like me singing with Pol Pot," notes Boy George, who blames the white rapper for making homophobia acceptable on the streets. “People will call you a fag or whatever occasionally, but it’s so much more prevalent now and he has to take some responsibility. He’s an [bleep]hole and I think every gay person with a brain cell found it hideously offensive to see Elton performing with him.”

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Jennifer Lopez has a new favorite painting — a nude of her.

The singer’s hubby, Marc Anthony, has done an oil painting of J.Lo, reports In Touch Weekly.

“J. Lo was so flattered by the beautiful portrait Marc painted of her that she hung it in her dressing room at home,” notes the mag, which quotes a source as saying, “It depicts Jennifer from her backside. . . . It’s very artistic and tasteful.”

Notes from all over

Britain's Prince Charles walks through the grass along the coastal cliffs as he visits the Albatross Centre in Taiaroa Head near Dunedin March 6, 2005. The prince visited the centre which specializes in the conservation of the Albatross to draw attention to fact that the species are facing extinction. REUTERS/Russell BoyceRussell Boyce / X00036

Prince Charles got an eyeful in New Zealand when two anti-royalists bared their breasts at the newly-engaged heir to the throne. “Get your colonial shame off my breasts” one woman had written across her bosom, according to overseas reports, which add that Charles seemed to smile at the protesters.  . . . Ryan Seacrest, who waxes poetic about food from Baja Fresh on his Los Angles radio show, got a surprise delivery yesterday from the California-based quick-casual fresh Mex food chain yesterday, including a special no-spill container of the Black Baja Salsa he keeps grousing about spilling.  . . . Be afraid. Be very afraid. It sounds like Britney Spears is planning a comeback in a big way. “I feel as though I have been very quiet and still lately,” Spears wrote on her Web site. “‘The calm before the storm.’ I can really relate to that statement right now.”

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