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EastEnders At Jade Goody’s Funeral

by | 28th, March 2009

JADE Goody: Anorak’s at-a-glance look at Jade Goody’s post-reality career, with EastEnders, beauty tips and Russell Brand says…

The Sun: “Jade’s grieving boys spared pain of funeral

Funeral directors FA Albin of Bermondsey, South London, issued a statement saying the music had been chosen by the Big Brother star, who was 27. It read: “Jade’s coffin will be carried by the company’s vintage Rolls hearse followed by a cortege of four Daimler limousines and her favourite car, a Bentley.”

The boys won’t know:

A public address system will broadcast the midday service to fans outside, while proceedings will also be screened inside the church hall. Following the service, the procession will move to a private burial ground.

And Jade?

Jade’s beautician friend Nilam Patel has vowed to do her make-up one last time. Nilam made Jade look stunning for her wedding to Jack Tweed, 21, just a month ago. She said: “Jade would want to look her best, and I wouldn’t like to think of a stranger doing it. It may sound macabre and it’s not something I’ve ever done before. But I’d do it for Jade.”

Can’t look a state as you lie in state…

Daily Star: “Hollywood Babe to play Jade”

Has Dick Van Dyke got a daughter?

BIONIC babe Michelle Ryan is being lined up to play tragic Jade Goody in a film of her life. The 24-year-old ex-EastEnder, who appeared in US show The Bionic Woman in 2007, is top of the list to star in the biographical movie.

Get yer kebabs out for the lads… It’s a real EastEnders do.

Last night Jade’s publicist Max Clifford, 65, said: “She is a story of our time – a girl from Bermondsey who admitted she had no talent, a limited education and suffered a dreadful childhood. Yet she’s world-famous.”

Or, er, was. Anyone else in it, innit?

Other big names being considered are Extras star Ashley Jensen, 39, while Danny Dyer, 31, and Sean Maguire, 32, are being tipped to play husband Jack, 21.

Danny is a pal of Jack’s and is said to be seriously considering the offer, which will be based on Jade’s second autobiography, Catch A Falling Star.

Danny Dyer, the UK’s answer to Dick Van Dyke; or as the actor surely prefers it, Dick Van Dyke was America’s answer to Danny Dyer

Cor, luvvus!

The Guardian: “How suffering became a public act – Kathleen Ferrier and Jade Goody: two celebrities who died young. And there the similarities end”

King George VI was discovered dead in bed in the early morning of 6 February 1952. He was 56. A few hours later I was walking home at lunchtime with a few classmates from primary school. “Look at that flag!” one of them said, and we looked across the playing fields towards a cotton mill that had a flagpole on its roof. The flag was only halfway up the mast: “It means the king has died.” This is my earliest memory of public death.

God save the King!

For every one of us this week who couldn’t bear to read or hear another word about Jade Goody – we were absolutely up to here (the gullet) with her and her alleged significance – there would be somebody in 1952 angrily wondering when Abbot and Costello would resume at the Odeon.

Gawd help us!

Western Mail: “What the princesses of Wales and Bermondsey reveal about our lives today”

Jade Goody’s death from cancer has prompted an outpouring of public grief not seen since the untimely death of another young mother-of-two, Princess Diana

Canon Chris Sugden, who edited a book examining the reaction to Diana’s death, questions the attempts to turn Jade into a saintly figure.

“What is a saint? In the Christian understanding all people who believe in Jesus are saints because they’re the ones who have been made holy by him.

“But in common parlance it means people who have been felt to demonstrate the life of Jesus so successfully that something of him really shone through – Mother Teresa and people like that.

“Are we really wanting to say that in people’s estimation she ranks with Mother Teresa?”

Irish Independent: “The dysfunctional but profitable upbringing”

As the Princess Diana death industry has proved, there is still profit to be made from the Jade Goody phenomenon, even in death.

Daily Mirror: “For Jade, as with Diana, a true feeling of grief..”

Tony Parsons:

Those people in the street did not know Diana. She died without knowing their names, or that they even existed. How could they feel real sorrow about someone they never knew, and who certainly did not know them?

The cynics called it recreational grieving – meaning a form of mawkish, self-indulgent mourning that has more to do with entertainment than real bereavement. They said it about Diana. And they will say it again when Jade Goody is laid to rest…

What Jade and Diana ultimately shared is that as they changed and grew, so our feelings towards them changed.

Daily Mirror: “Brand: I will miss Primark Princess Jade”

Russell Brand has paid tribute to Jade Goody – saying she was a “Primark Princess” connecting with audiences “in a way showmen only dream of”.

The Scotsman: “Jaded view of BBC”

THE nadir of relentless “dumbing down” by the once-venerated BBC was surely reached at noon last Sunday. This was when the lead item on The Politics Show’s news section reported solemnly on Gordon Brown’s reaction to the death of Jade Goody. I confess that I hastily switched off, unable to face the possibility of an ensuing debate on the merits of a state funeral.


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