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Twitter Gets Psychic With 'Tweance'

With all the celebrities who died this year, the pickings will be ripe

(Newser) - It was only a matter of time before even the dead celebrities found a way to overshare on Twitter. The microblogging site will play host to the world’s first online séance—dubbed the “Tweance”—the day before Halloween, the Sun reports. More »

Tweed Bedded Woman After Rape Claim Girl Walked: Source

Details emerge of 'degrading' assault

(Newser) - Jack Tweed got "intimate" with another woman who was in his bed when police came to arrest him on rape charges Friday, a source tells the News of the World. Tweed allegedly brought three women home from a London nightclub the night before, and began kissing one when... More »

Jade Goody's Widower Charged With Rape

Tweed has admitted alcohol abuse in dealing with reality star's death

(Newser) - Jack Tweed, the troubled widower of late UK reality star Jade Goody, has been charged with raping a 19-year-old woman, the Daily Mail reports. Officers arrested the 22-year-old and a friend after the woman told police the men assaulted her in a bedroom at Tweed’s rented home. Tweed, who... More »

Artist Reenacts Goody's Death

Tickets to the show will run you $37

(Newser) - Seems there is no end of ways to make money off Jade Goody’s death. An artist is staging a reenactment of the British reality star’s final hours, the Mirror reports, and tickets are $37. “This is my tribute to Jade,” said Mark McGowan in a statement.... More »

Miley-Jonas Breakup Was 'Really Tough'

Plus, Amy Winehouse cavorts naked, and more

(Newser) - Breaking up is hard to do, but Miley Cyrus’ 2007 breakup with Nick Jonas was “really, really hard,” her mom tells E! True Hollywood Story in a segment airing tomorrow, Us reports. BFF Mandy Jiroux also chimes in: “Miley was so open with her breakup. It was... More »

Thousands Gather for Goody Funeral

(Newser) - Thousands of mourners and well-wishers turned out for Jade Goody's funeral today, lining the streets of south London as the the reality star, who died last month of cervical cancer at age 27, made her final journey in a vintage Rolls Royce, the Guardian and CNN report. Massive screens outside... More »

Goody Gets Statue; Hubby $500K House

Beloved reality star's funeral will be alcohol-free

(Newser) - Jade Goody, the British reality star who died of cervical cancer last week, will be honored with a statue or a plaque near her childhood home, the Mirror reports. Meanwhile, the Sun reports grieving husband Jack Tweed bought a $495,000 private estate four days after his wife died. Goody... More »

Jade's Funeral Date Set

Plus, Rihanna house hunts, and more

(Newser) - The funeral for Jade Goody, the British reality star who died of cervical cancer, will be held April 4, the BBC reports. A funeral procession will go from her house to a nearby church. Elsewhere:
  • Rihanna was spotted house-hunting yesterday in the Hollywood Hills, the Sun reports.
  • Struggling-for-cash Lindsay Lohan
... More »

Jade-Isms Recalled: 'Thatcher— Ain't She a Prostitute?'

Controversial star was oft-quoted

(Newser) - Jade Goody, the reality star who stirred up controversy—and then won the hearts of many during her public battle with cervical cancer—died yesterday. The Mirror remembers some of her most well-known quotes:
  • “Has Greece got its own moon?”
  • “Sherlock Holmes invented toilets.”
  • “Margaret Thatcher—
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Jade Tributes Roll, Funeral Planned

From prime minister to a prince, tributes flood in

(Newser) - Tributes for Jade Goody are pouring in from all corners of the world, and the buildup of flowers outside her Essex home has some comparing her to “a kind of Princess D from the wrong side of the tracks,” the Telegraph reports. Among those mourning the reality TV... More »

Jade Goody Dies

Bizarre tabloid saga ends as reality TV sensation passes away in her sleep

(Newser) - Controversial British reality-TV star Jade Goody died early this morning of cancer, CNN reports. She passed away in her sleep at her Essex home with her new husband at her bedside. Goody's death, at 27, marks the end of a strange tabloid saga. Diagnosed with cervical cancer on the Indian... More »

OK! Prints Jade Tribute —but She's Not Dead

Gossip rag runs death issue while reality star lives

(Newser) - OK! magazine jumped the proverbial gun today with the release of an issue “in loving memory” of British reality-TV star Jade Goody—who is still alive, the Guardian reports. The edition bills itself as the "official tribute issue 1981-2009," containing photos and recollections of Goody along with... More »

Priest Visits Dying Jade at Home

'Just a matter of when' for reality star in 'coma-like state'

(Newser) - A priest visited Jane Goody today as her publicist warned that "it's just a matter of when" for the dying British reality TV star, PerezHilton.com reports. "She is unconscious a lot of the time, almost in a coma-like state," the rep went on. "She comes... More »

Goody Goes Home to Die

(Newser) - Cancer-stricken reality star Jade Goody left her London hospital and returned home today, the Mail reports. New husband Jack Tweed, as well as a nurse from the hospital, accompanied her. Goody, who has only weeks to live, wants to die at home and was “thrilled” at the prospect of... More »

Brit's Dancers Fired for Drugs

Also: Jamie Lynn goes country, more

(Newser) - Sean “Diddy” Combs tells the Huffington Post that, yes, that is the sound of the Notorious BIG receiving—ahem—oral sex during his Ready to Die track. “I think Big would be alright with it,” Combs said of his admission. Elsewhere:
  • Britney Spears’ “beyond strict” handlers
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'Chanting' Intruder With Hammer Frightens Goody

Jacko offers support; possible movie in talks

(Newser) - A hammer-wielding woman was arrested after sneaking into the London hospital room of dying reality-TV star Jade Goody yesterday, the Mail reports. Goody, whose husband had stepped out momentarily, awoke to the intruder “chanting and praying” over her. “Jade was very, very frightened and she screamed,” her... More »

Why a Dying TV Star Became a Phenom

Goody's death offers reality in an immaterial world: Bunting

(Newser) - A poll last week found that, after Barack Obama and Nelson Mandela, the public figure Britons most respected was Jade Goody—the British reality TV star dying, very publicly, of cervical cancer. Once dismissed as racist and ignorant, Goody has become "a parable of modern-day redemption," writes Guardian ... More »

Goody Christened in 'Final Goodbye'

Cancer patient Jade Goody in 'emotional service' with sons

(Newser) - Terminally ill British reality star Jade Goody was christened today along with her sons in a ceremony at a London hospital chapel, the BBC reports. The “very pale and fragile” Goody had a “smile and a kiss for everyone” at the “very short and emotional service,”... More »

'Terrible Pain' Prompts Surgery for Dying TV Star

'This is the place that I am going to die': Jade Goody

(Newser) - British reality-TV star Jade Goody, terminally ill with cancer, was rushed to the hospital last night for “terrible pain” in her stomach, and doctors are operating today, the Daily Mail reports. “She was sobbing and petrified,” her publicist said. But cancer specialists “got the pain under... More »

Dying Reality TV Star Says 'I Do'

Jade Goody weds fiancé Jack Tweed in a televised ceremony

(Newser) - British reality TV star Jade Goody married fiancé Jack Tweed today in an emotional ceremony near London, the BBC reports. Goody, whose battle with cancer has played out on UK television, shed tears because of "the lovely things that were being said,” she said. Like most recent events... More »

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