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UK NEWS: JADE GOODY MUSICAL PLANNED

Via Digital Spy A friend and former business partner of Jade Goody has announced plans to create a musical based around the life of the late reality TV star. Danny Hayward told the BBC that auditions for the lead part of Goody would be announced in three weeks’ time. Publicist Max Clifford said: “It’s an idea that’s got legs, but it’s nothing definite. It’s not all signed and sealed, but it’s something that’s likely to happen.” Clifford added that he would help []

UK NEWS: STATUE OF JADE GOODY TO BE ERECTED IN HER HOME TOWN OF BERMONDSEY?

Via Digital Spy Jade Goody could be immortalised by a statue in Bermondsey, it has emerged. A number of fans have written to council heads and urged them to commemorate the reality TV star, who  last week, The Mirror reports. Community council chair Bob Skelly said: “The council has plans for the Dickens Estate area where Jade grew up, and I’m sure we could do something.” Publicist Max Clifford said: “It’s wonderful news.” It is thought that a statue or blue plaque []

BBC DEFENDS ‘EXCESSIVE’ JADE GOODY COVERAGE

Via Digital Spy The BBC has defended its coverage of Jade Goody’s death, after dozens of viewers complained that the story had been given too much prominence. The broadcaster received 69 official complaints, with many more being posted online, after reportage of Goody’s death led the news bulletins across the corporation’s TV, radio and world service outlets. However, BBC News executive producer Peter Horrocks has defended the coverage, saying that the prominence was justified because of the public interest in her and []