Wednesday, January 17, 2007

She - who must be obeyed.

Don't know quite what I think of the whole Jade v Shilpa debacle. Shilpa seems so habituated to being a figurehead, Peta, Aids etc, that her relative incomprehension is protecting her from the full force of the "untouchables" dislike. It's been obvious since the second series of BB that a fast track outta there is to hog the kitchen.

Despite the 10,000 complaining phonecalls, the producers are in a cleft stick, the whole idea of the programme being to lull the contestants into a state where they forget the outside world. A quick trip to diary room to be informed that you are the centrefold for the BNP might just have Jade withdrawing into her shell. "Celebrity" seems to be a misnomer, with the fractured media we know have, either your career is from the 70-80's era, when mainstream still meant an audience in millions, Dirk, Cleo, Loe, and Jermaine, or you come from the populist paparazzi fed "Heat" stable and "talent" as a concept is reduced to a party trick.

There was something about Jade's predicament that had me musing, just what did it remind me off? Of course, "She!"

"It recounts the adventures of an expedition to an unexplored part of Elstree, where they find Jadesha, a beautiful and apparently immortal sorceress, She had become ageless and perfectly beautiful more than 2 millennia in [tabloid years] earlier by immersing herself in a magic flame of reality television.

Jadesha takes family to see the fire of publicity, that they can become immortal and remain with her forever. However, with this second immersion she reverts to her true self and immediately withers and dies."

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