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WAWIBF... Column Inchworms

6 October 2006

Poor old Peaches Geldof. It can't have been easy so far, her life. All that spotlight, suicide and loss. Plus the burden of the name 'Peaches' of course. Oh, and 'Geldof'. It must be difficult, if not impossible, under the circumstances, to lead anything even approaching a normal life. Particularly now that Peaches has blossomed from pop-celeb offspring to fully-fledged pap-fodder in her own right. A documentary maker specialising so far in teenagers, eating disorders and Islam, a columnist and a DJ, in a good week the tabs have more pictures of Peaches than they do even of their other golden girl-goose, Lily Allen. This week for example. This was a good week.

Peaches features this week centred not only on her 'secret' relationship with Towers of London frontman Donny 'documentary airing soon on Bravo' Tourette, but also, in a genuine double-whammy showbiz-splash kitten-birthing moment - Peaches may or may not have been threatened with a slapping, a kicking and/or a stabbing by none other than the ubiquitous Lily Allen herself, master of the column-inch putdown. One thing's for sure however, if Lily did say it, she may or may not have meant it. Oh, and Peaches got collared trying to nick a coat from a posh shop.

So the question is this: these celebrity shoplifters - do they really just do it for the exposure? Not Richard Madeley obviously - he was completely innocent. But Winona Ryder? Paris Hilton? Prince Andrew? And is it true that Urban Outfitters and Peaches Geldof agreed to this whole farrago in advance? Or is it just a bullshit bourgeoisie empowerment thing? Taking control of their goldfish-bowl lives in the only way they know how: petty theft.

The super thing is, it really doesn't matter. All that matters is that these stars exist, and that our meaningless lives are filled up with their utterly pointless shenanigans.

Long may they reign!

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