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UK NEWS: REALITY TV STAR JADE GOODY SECURES WEDDING DEAL

Jade Goody has secured deals with a magazine and TV station ahead of her wedding to Jack Tweed this weekend, her publicist Max Clifford has confirmed. OK! magazine has bought exclusive rights to Sunday’s ceremony for £700,000 and Living TV have paid £100,000 to broadcast it. Clifford said that after the wedding there “won’t be more episodes of the series they have been filming”. Terminally ill Goody has decided to use the media to raise funds for her sons. Continue Reading…. And []

UK NEWS: DAD AT 13 WILL GET DNA TEST ON BABY

Pure slackness! The teenage boy who became a father at 13 will get the DNA test he has demanded, it has been confirmed. Publicist Max Clifford has taken over dealing with Alfie Patten’s media relations since baby Maisie was born to girlfriend Chantelle Steadman, 15. Clifford told Sky News Online: “There will be a DNA test, I think so.” The family has dominated headlines since the news first emerged at the end of last week. But over the weekend, more young teenage []

UK NEWS: HARRODS OWNER MOHAMED AL FAYED GIVES TERMINALLY ILL JADE GOODY A WEDDING DRESS / ELTON JOHN OFFERS THE USE OF HIS HOME AS A WEDDING VENUE

Terminally ill reality TV star Jade Goody is planning to marry her current boyfriend Jack Tweed, who proposed to her in hospital on Friday. Goody’s publicist Max Clifford has also revealed that Harrods owner Mohamed Al Fayed had given Goody a dress as “a wedding present” and that singer Elton John had offered the use of one of his homes as a venue. Goody was diagnosed with having cervical cancer in October 2008. …………………………………………………………………………….. Presumably Mohamed and Elton will both continue to show this []

UK NEWS: REALITY TV STAR JADE GOODY ‘HAS MONTHS TO LIVE’

Via BBC News Jade Goody has been told she has only months to live, her publicist Max Clifford has said. Mr Clifford said doctors at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London broke the news to the former reality television star on Friday. The mother-of-two is now getting her affairs in order and making plans for her sons’ future, he added. Last week Goody underwent a successful operation to remove a cancerous tumour from her bowel. Mr Clifford said: “She was aware that []

UK NEWS: PRINCE HARRY TELLS BLACK COMEDIAN ‘YOU DON’T SOUND LIKE A BLACK CHAP’

Comedian Stephen K Amos Prince Harry does it again! Via The Telegraph  Prince Harry has become embroiled in a new race row after allegedly telling a comedian, Stephen K Amos, that he did not “sound like a black chap”. Mr Amos, from south-west London, made the disclosure on Five’s The Wright Stuff on Tuesday. He told presenter Matthew Wright that Prince Harry, 24, congratulated him on his performance before saying: “You don’t sound like a black chap.” As Mr Wright looked on []

UK NEWS: ENVOY ROLE FROM DAMILOLA TAYLOR’S FATHER

Via BBC News The father of Damilola Taylor – the schoolboy murdered in south London in 2000 – is to be Labour’s special envoy on youth violence and knife crime. Richard Taylor has been campaigning against the carrying of knives since his son, 10, was killed as he returned home to Peckham after a day at school. He will liaise with other families who lost relatives in similar circumstances and try to alter teenagers’ attitudes. Prime Minister Gordon Brown said Mr Taylor []

UK NEWS: FORMER REALITY TV STAR JADE GOODY SAYS CANCER HAS SPREAD

Former Big Brother star Jade Goody has confirmed the cervical cancer she is being treated for has spread to her bowel, liver and groin. The mother-of-two was diagnosed with the illness in August and has been receiving chemotherapy ever since. Her spokesman, Max Clifford, said the 27-year-old was “trying to put on a brave face” for her two children. She told The Sun: “I am devastated, frightened and angry. I don’t want to die, I have so much to live for.” Goody, []

UK NEWS: THE BBC TO REVIEW CAROL THATCHER ‘GOLLIWOG’ RACE JIBE

Via BBC News The BBC is considering the future of Carol Thatcher as a contributor after she was reported for using racist language during a private conversation. Backstage at The One Show, the former prime minister’s daughter referred to a tennis player as a “golliwog”. A spokesman for the 55-year-old, who has contributed to the show for three years, said the comment had been “an off-the-cuff remark made in jest”. A BBC spokesman said: “The BBC considers any language of a racist []

UK NEWS: REALITY TV STAR JADE GOODY RUSHED TO HOSPITAL

Via Sify.com Cancer-stricken British reality TV star Jade Goody was rushed to hospital over the weekend after collapsing at her Essex home. Goody was in “excruciating pain” and checked herself into the Royal Marsden Hospital in Fulham, south-west London twice over the weekend after she collapsed at home on January 30 after falling ill following her latest bout of chemotherapy in her ongoing cervical cancer battle, reports dailymail.co.uk. After admitting herself to the Marsden on Friday, Goody got herself discharged on Saturday, []

UK NEWS: ETHNIC MEDIA GROUP GOES IN TO ADMINISTRATION (R.I.P NEW NATION: 1996-2009)

Via Overground Online Last week, Ethnic Media Group (EMG) – formerly Europe’s biggest-selling black and Asian newspaper company – went into administration.   On Monday afternoon, administrators marched into EMG’s headquarters in east London and shut down the firm’s leading papers, New Nation and Eastern Eye.   Staff were made redundant and sent home, while freelance writers – some of whom hadn’t been paid since November – were left reeling. Continue Reading…..   It’s the end of an era folks!   To []