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UK NEWS: JADE GOODY FUNERAL ‘TO BE TELEVISED’

Via Digital Spy Jade Goody has reportedly made plans for her funeral to be televised. The former Big Brother contestant has arranged for a large screen to be erected outside the church so that the service can be watched by fans. Goody is said to have chosen an oak coffin from the Royal Windsor Forest and wants to be taken in a convoy of seven cars from her home to the St. John The Baptist Church in Buckhurst Hill, according to Metro. []

UK NEWS: MOTHER HELPS 21 YEAR OLD DOWNS SYDROME SON TO LOSE HIS VIRGINITY

Via The Daily Mail A mother whose adopted son has Down’s syndrome is helping the 21-year-old to find a woman who will take his virginity, it emerged today. Lucy Baxter, a leading campaigner on the rights of Down’s syndrome sufferers, is so desperate to help her son Otto have sex, she has considered paying for him to visit a prostitute. Ms Baxter, who has three other adopted sons with the condition, has helped Otto to set up a Bebo webpage appealing for potential []

UK NEWS: SHILPA SHETTY FLYING IN TO VISIT AILING JADE GOODY

Via BBC News Bollywood actress Shilpa Shetty is hoping to visit terminally ill reality TV star Jade Goody next week. Shetty won Celebrity Big Brother in 2007 following a series of altercations with fellow contestant Goody, who was accused of bullying and racism. “Shilpa has been keeping in touch with her for months and they are good friends,” said publicist Max Clifford. “She desperately wants to see her if she’s well enough.” Clifford added that Goody was comfortable, but “very weak”. “She []

LONG QUEUES FOR MICHAEL JACKSON TICKETS

Fans queue outside the 02 Arena earlier this morning I’ve said it for years that the moment Michael pulled himself together and announced concert dates that it would be a wrap! Tickets would sell out within minutes. Via BBC News Hundreds of fans are queuing at the O2 arena in London as Michael Jackson tickets go on sale to the public. The 50-year-old pop veteran is playing a 50-date residency at the venue, beginning on 8 July. Some 360,000 tickets were sold to registered fans []

UK NEWS: JADE GOODY LEAVES HOSPITAL

Jade Goody left hospital yesterday while hoards of photographers (called in by Max Clifford), took pictures of an ailing Goody being carried out on a stretcher, barely able to open her eyes. Click here to view photographers of Jade leaving hospital yesterday. The terminally ill reality TV star is now at her Essex home with family members and it’s been said that she only has a “few days” to live. The Sun Newspaper urges the nation to sign it’s ‘Jade’s Legacy Petition’ to lower the age of cervical cancer screenings. They will then []

UK NEWS: JADE GOODY IS GOING BLIND

It’s my job to keep you all updated… Via Digital Spy Jade Goody’s condition has reportedly worsened to the point where she is going blind, with her remaining vision limited to one eye. The reality TV star was diagnosedwith cervical cancer last year and the condition has since spread to her liver, bowel and groin before moving to her brain. Goody wants to go home to spend more time with her children but her sight has deteriorated since she was christened in hospital []

YOUTUBE TO BLOCK UK MUSIC VIDEOS

Via BBC News YouTube is blocking all premium music videos to UK users after failing to reach a new licensing agreement with the Performing Right Society (PRS). Thousands of videos will be unavailable to YouTube users from later on Monday. Patrick Walker, YouTube’s director of video partnerships, told BBC News that the move was “regrettable”. Steve Porter, head of the PRS, said he was “outraged… shocked and disappointed” by YouTube’s decision. In a statement, Mr Porter said the move “punishes British consumers []

UK NEWS: JADE GOODY’S STORY ‘COULD BE MADE IN TO A HOLLYWOOD FILM’

A Hollywood film – What the hell????? And who have they got in mind to play Jade? Queen of playing British characters Rene Zellweger? I can’t.. I just can’t….. Speaking to the Daily Telegraph, Jade Goody’s publicist/agent Max Clifford said his client’s tireless fight against cervical cancer had attracted enormous interest and sympathy across the US entertainment community. He described a film about her life as a distinct possibility, adding: “The interest in Jade, not just in America but around the world, is rising every day. “Everyone []

UK NEWS: MICHAEL JACKSON CALLS JADE GOODY

So now Michael’s offering words of comfort and sympathy…… Via Digital Spy Michael Jackson has telephoned Jade Goody to give the terminally ill reality TV star his support, it has been claimed. The pop superstar knew Goody after she starred alongside his brother Jermaine on Celebrity Big Brother in 2007, The Sun reports. A friend said: “He learned of Jade’s suffering and wanted to lend his support and comfort her at this awful time. “When she was told Michael was on the phone []

UK NEWS: TERMINALLY ILL REALITY TV STAR JADE GOODY CONFRONTED IN HOSPITAL BY WOMAN HOLDING HAMMER

Via BBC News Terminally ill reality TV star Jade Goody has been confronted in hospital by a woman leaning over her holding a hammer, according to her spokesman. Max Clifford said Ms Goody’s husband had left her for a few minutes when the intruder entered her room at the Royal Marsden Hospital in west London. The star was not hurt but had been left “very shaken up”, he added. A 41-year-old woman was arrested for possession of an offensive weapon, but was []