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Jade Goody’s Celebrity Cancer: Madeleine McCann, Shannon Matthews, The X Factor and Jesus

by | 7th, March 2009

JADE Goody celebrity cancer: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Jade Goody’s celebrity cancer with Madeleine McCann , Shannon Matthews , The X Factor and Jesus.

Daily Mirror : “Christen Me Now Begs Jade”

Max Clifford added Jade’s sons were coping “very well”.

“They are aware their mum is very ill, but they are very young. Hopefully their lives will be as unaffected as possible, bearing in mind they are going to lose the centrepiece of their lives…

…me, Max Clifford?

…their mum.

Daily Star : “I’ll Christen my boys today and slip away”

She will bravely summon up all her remaining strength to go through with the tear-jerking joint ceremony.

Brave. Tears.

She revealed: “I want them to believe in Jesus and God. I want them to believe in Heaven.
“When I told them I was going to Heaven, Freddie said: ‘Heaven is a bad place, it’s where people go when they die.’ And I said: ‘No, that’s not right. It’s where people who are poorly go to get better.’ I’ve got just one thing left to do to see them christened.”

Sun : “Jade battles for baptism”

Battles? Is every part of Jade’s life now a campaign?

Glasgow Daily Record : “Jade Goody and her sons to be christened in hospital today”

Max Clifford:

“She’s heavily sedated, sleeping most of the time, not really wanting visitors. She just says a few words and wants to go to sleep. We hope that things will pick up.”

And any coffin manufacturers who want to help Jade pick up the phone.

BBC : “Jade Goody due to be christened.”

As a Christian.

Her husband, Jack Tweed, 21, is awaiting sentence after he was found guilty of attacking a taxi driver and threatening to stab him after leaving a club in Essex last year.

Daily Mail Amanda Platell: “Jacko who has lost his grip on reality. What does it say about the values of modern Britain when we revere such inadequates as him and, yes, tragic but inconsequential ‘stars’ like Jade Goody.”

These false idols only encourage the impressionable young to believe there is a short cut to riches that requires little education or hard graft.

Jackson took a short cut to riches? How – by being a supremely talented entertainer? Or writing about one?

OK! : “OK! Interview: Peter André & Katie Price”

What are your thoughts and feelings on fellow UK reality star Jade Goody’s battle with cancer?
KP: Oh, it is awful. But I think that it is so brave and I am just gutted for her. We talk about her day and night. I would love to be by her side just the whole way, you know.

PA: It’s really put everything into perspective for us. We are living the American dream but what does it all mean when you think back to someone who can’t see their children after a certain period of time. She will never see them again.

The Guardian : “’Have I broken your heart?’ Fifty years ago Philip Roth claimed that ‘the actuality is continually outdoing our talents, and the culture tosses up figures daily that are the envy of any novelist’. In today’s media-saturated world this is more true than ever, as epitomised by the tragic story of Jade Goody. By Gordon Burn”

In these days of junk news, junk food, junk money and the junk self, authenticity in the realm of reality TV means adhering to Saul Bellow’s dictum of following a character not just into the bedroom but also the bathroom (and into rehab, the penis-enlargement clinic, the assisted-suicide facility, the dungeonous punishment pit). It was at this basement level that reality television stars of Jade Goody’s vintage… And Goody’s gift from the beginning – her only talent, as she was the first to acknowledge (the girl who thought “East Angular” was a foreign country and that “pistachio” was a famous painter) – was to appear devoid of self-consciousness: to have an innate ability to appear to be unwatched when being spied on by millions; to seem to be heroically unconcerned about how she came across.

Jade’s class?

In this way she found herself occupying the position of the most visible representative of the white underclass in British popular culture: a true avatar of the time. Motto: to think is to regret. Hobbies: getting and spending.

And then Burn enters into the mecca of Tabloid Bingo , albeit deliberately. Fact and fiction can you spot the difference?

An intermediary representing Shannon Matthews’s family at one point approached the fund that has been set up to finance the search for four-year-old Madeleine McCann , requesting money. The conflation of a TV

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