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Jade Goody Eats Out

by | 8th, April 2009

JADE Goody: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Jade Goody’s post-reality career, with grave robbers, Jade TV and awards…

The Mirror: “My lunch at Jade’s Grave”

Jade’s grave doubles as a picnic table. (Max Call me – I’ve ideas.) Jackiey Budden told onlookers [the snappers]: “I’m just having lunch with Jade” as she spent an hour reading the Bible and eating crisps and Scotch eggs.

The official Jade Goody Scotch Egg, made in Scotchland.

Jackiey, 51, had walked a mile from Jade’s former home to the churchyard that overlooks rolling countryside in Upshire, Essex.

Any other details?

Wearing dark sunglasses, white linen trousers, a blouse and sandals…

Look out for Alex Curran’s “Get The Bunden Look For Less” in tomorrow’s Mirror.

An onlooker said: “Jackiey looked engrossed in the passages she was reading and at times read parts out loud.”

The Sun: “Bible gives sad mum strength”

HEARTBROKEN Jackiey Budden wrestles with her emotions as she reads the Bible at her daughter’s grave yesterday.

Jade Goody’s grieving mum seemed to draw strength from the holy text as she sat alone on the grass, occasionally reading passages aloud.

Private moments. With pictures.

The Sun: “Jack’s memory box for prison”

JACK Tweed is preparing a “memory box” of his time with tragic bride Jade Goody as he faces jail for attacking a cabbie.

What’s in the box, Jack? Jack of the box…

He is choosing his favourite wedding pictures, letters and pieces of Jade’s jewellery to help him cope with her death while he is behind bars…

And back copies of the Sun.

It emerged yesterday that sales of Paulo Nutini’s album These Streets have rocketed since two of the songs — Last Request and Jenny Don’t be Hasty — were played during Jade’s funeral service.

Daily Mirror: “Angry fans blast Parky”

Michael Parkinson? Sir Michael Parkinson on our Queen of Rough Diamonds…  

Jade Goody fans have hit back at chat show legend Sir Michael Parkinson for his tirade against her. Parky, 74, said the reality TV star, who died of cancer last month, was “ignorant” and “puerile” – days after her funeral.

Writing online one fan said: “There’s absolutely no call for these remarks.” Jade’s publicist Max Clifford was “disappointed” by Parky’s comments..

Let’s have a heated debate:

Daily Mail: “A.N. WILSON: Parkinson is right, Jade represents a paltry and wretched Britain – but the real villain is reality TV”

Were all those countless people who lined the streets for Jade Goody’s funeral on Saturday wrong to do so?

Were the red-top papers and celebrity magazines who devoted thousands of pages to her dying days just as bad?

See the Daily Mail: “Jackiey seeks comfort from the Bible as she sits alone at daughter Jade’s graveside

Sir Michael Parkinson, no stranger to the world of celebrity, has given his withering verdict on Jade’s story, stating that she represented ‘all that is paltry and wretched about Britain today’.

Now readers of the Mail may understandably be unaware of the extent of the deification of Jade.

‘Pretty dental nurse’ Jade’s promotional picture the first time she appeared in Big Brother

But in the past few days, downmarket papers have been full of special supplements devoted to her life and death. Sky News has been obsessively covering the Jade circus. Even the BBC led its bulletins with the news of her death.

Read all about not reading about Jade in the Daily Mail.

The story of Jade Goody does, indeed, speak volumes about the tawdriness of our media and the ugliness of our society. No one emerges well from the story, except perhaps those who were dragged into it through no fault of their own – the nurses and doctors who cared for her in the Royal Marsden Hospital.

These professionals are caring for the sick every day of their lives, in a dignified and unobtrusive fashion.

But there was nothing dignified or unobtrusive about Jade, nor about the media with whom she had such a rocky relationship – the media that turned her successively from TV ‘reality’ star to Big Brother ‘motormouth’ to racist slut and, finally, to the tragic Bermondsey Princess whose passing they mourned.

The Independent: Janet Street-Porter

Parky has said what many of us are thinking

Just as I thought we’d been granted a few days’ respite from the Jade Goody memorabilia industry, Sir Michael Parkinson dares to raise his head above the parapet and say what a huge number of people secretly think.

Shhh! We meet at dawn.

Writing in Radio Times, he says the dead reality-TV star represented “all that is paltry and wretched about Britain today… her death is sad… but it’s not the passing of a martyr or a saint, or God help us, Princess Di”.

Parky and I have had our differences, but on this occasion he’s triumphed. According to the odious Max Clifford (estimated fee for handling Jade’s public relations over the past few weeks, £200,000) Jade “saved” and “will save” countless lives of young women.

Parky and Me:

That is to forget the thousands of anonymous women all over the country who regularly donate to cancer research, who work in hospices and who toil selflessly as Macmillan nurses.

Jade can’t be allowed to hijack the whole business of cancer, and Parky has hit the nail on the head. Jade was “brave”, but then so is every single person who has to come to terms with this dreadful disease. Why buy a Jade Goody candle, by the way, when you can simply make a donation?

The Scotsman: “Goody ‘the perfect victim of our times’”

Days after the reality TV star’s funeral, he told the Radio Times she was “the perfect victim of our times” and died to “an orchestrated chorus of exploitation”.

Jade Goody is resting.



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