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July 22, 1986 | By Jill Gerston, Inquirer Staff Writer
At tomorrow's spectacular Royal Wedding II, when Sarah Ferguson marries Prince Andrew in Westminster Abbey, the bride officially will become Her Royal Highness the Princess Andrew. However, in the London tabloids and to fans of the world's most popular royal soap opera, the wife of Queen Elizabeth's handsome, gadabout second son will no doubt continue to be affectionately dubbed "Fergie. " At 26, Ferguson is considered "a jolly good sport," a bouncy, affectionate, good-natured young woman with a healthy, milkmaid-pretty face, freckles and a cascade of curly red hair.
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January 19, 1996 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire services, the New York Post and USA Today contributed to this report
Duchess on the lam! Coming our way! Turns out Fergie, the Duchess of York, is not $1.5 million in debt, as previously reported, but more than $4 million in the hole. As London newspapers piled on yesterday with outraged stories of her shopping sprees, Fergie fled from Britain. And headed where she knows big spenders are truly appreciated: state side! The duchess flew British Airways first class to Washington yesterday. The arrangement was interpreted as a token nod to frugality: Fergie usually flies the supersonic, superexpensive Concorde.
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February 17, 1998 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
"My dental hygienist pointed out that she has third-stage gum disease. " - Author Erica Jong on the smiley-faced Monica Lewinsky That Fergie, Duchess of York, is one spunky gal. Either that, or she's an idiot, zipping down the Alps with one arm in a sling, and the other waving a lone ski pole. The former royal sustained some kind of injury soon after she arrived in Verbier, Switzerland, last weekend, to ski with daughters Eugenie and Beatrice. But she and her flacks need to get their stories straight.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2009 | By HOWARD GENSLER Daily News wire services contributed to this report
DID THE big girl cry? Black Eyed Peas singer Fergie has married Josh Duhamel. Fergie's manager William Derella announced via e-mail that the 33-year-old singer-actress (aka Stacy Ferguson), wed the 36-year-old "Las Vegas" actor at the Church Estates Vineyards, in Malibu. In less-happy marriage news, although it's likely for the best, R. Kelly has finally finalized his divorce from his wife, Andrea. They've been officially divorced after 11 years of marriage. Win some free magic We have 10 pairs of tickets to see Kozak the Magician at the Comedy Stop at the Tropicana, in Atlantic City.
NEWS
October 21, 1988 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributing to this report were the Associated Press, United Press International, Reuters, USA Today and the New York Daily News
The Duchess of York and Prince Andrew were reunited yesterday in Australia when his destroyer was allowed to dock in Adelaide. A job action by a seaman's union opposed to the ship's nuclear capability had prevented it from doing so for two days. About 100 anti-nuke demonstrators and pro-IRA protesters jeered and jostled the couple, who had been apart since the end of their official visit Down Under two weeks ago. Meanwhile, back at home, the debate rages over Fergie's choice to extend her visit at the expense of mothering Princess Beatrice.
NEWS
September 22, 1987 | By W. Speers, Inquirer Staff Writer (The Associated Press and United Press International contributed to this report.)
The British media see something besides sensitivity in a recent spate of public crying by the Duchess of York. Could it be, hmmm, let's see - pregnancy? Noted yesterday's Daily Mail: "Women in early pregnancy often tend to be tearful and liable to attacks of sickness. " Fergie cried for 15 minutes last week after viewing a new London play. And Saturday, while visiting her mom in Greenwich, Conn., she wept again at a fund-raising luncheon for the World Wildlife Fund when TV naturalist Jim Fowler brought a 12-foot, 120-pound python to within five feet of her. "I can't, I can't," said the teary duchess, moving behind her husband, Prince Andrew, and her mother, Susan Barrantes.
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February 9, 1999 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
Bad news for Fergie, the Duchess of York. To paraphrase the Queen of Soul, she's got the house, she's got the car, she's got the rug and she's got the rent, but she no longer has Count Gaddo della Gherardesca. The jet-setting duchess and her Italian older man have ended their year-and-a-half romance, according to London's Mirror newspaper. Fergie's camp, as usual, has found a way to blame the trouble on her former in-laws at Buckingham Palace. Though Fergie and her two daughters, Beatrice, 10, and Eugenie, 8, took several visits to Gaddo's fabulous Tuscan home, there was no way they could move permanently to Italy.
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March 26, 1997 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services contributed to this report
"I don't know why I got this. It's not my fault. " - Juliette Binoche, who snatched Oscar as best supporting actress from Lauren Bacall Let us be the first to welcome Fergie, the Duchess of York, to the fraternity of newspaper scribes. The disgraced royal, who has shown a great talent for inking deals, if nothing else, has just signed a one-year contract to produce a syndicated newspaper column. The duchess's flack, Jeffrey W. Schneider, said she'll "write about subjects close to her heart.
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April 16, 1997 | By Francesca Chapman Daily News wire services and the New York Post contributed to this report
"Oh my God. I'm so, like, nervous. This is, like, bad. " - Songstress Fiona Apple, age 19, in concert Sunday in New York Fergie, Duchess of York, debuted her new, syndicated column yesterday, and several papers in Europe, Canada and South Africa have arranged to carry it. In the states, she'll appear in the Chicago Sun-Times, The Denver Post and St. Petersburg Times. For her first outing, Fergie (and a ghostwriting assistant) waxed nostalgic about Argentina, where her late stepfather lived.
LIVING
December 22, 1998 | By W. Speers This story contains material from the Associated Press, New York Post, New York Daily News, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Newsday and USA Today
If Prince Philip has his way, the Duchess of York will continue to be barred from royal Christmas fun. Fergie is invited each year to yule doings at the Sandringham estate but since her divorce from Prince Andrew she's been confined to a cottage on the spread, alone, while the other royals revel. The Daily Mirror blames Philip for the continuing exclusion, noting that last week Queen Elizabeth seemed close to letting Sarah join the others. But, the paper said, Philip stomped. It added that he blames her for the marital breakup and besides, he never much liked her to begin with.
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June 10, 2016 | By Howard Gensler
ONE OF the messages at this year's DNC: "Big Girls Don't Cry. " We're not referring to likely nominee Hillary Clinton , but to Fergie , who'll be performing July 27 in a charity-benefit concert for the Creative Coalition, a group formed to bring together artists and entertainers to learn about important issues so they can better inform and influence. Fergie is an old pro at the convention show. She also performed with the Black Eyed Peas at the 2008 Convention in Denver, the Washington Post reports.
BUSINESS
May 11, 2016 | By Jacob Adelman, STAFF WRITER
The developers of the 26-story apartment tower at 1213 Walnut Street are seeking tenants for the building's two ground-floor storefronts, one of which will be next to Fergie's Pub on the property's Sansom Street side. The tower is being built to accommodate a 5,920-square-foot restaurant - about the size of the El Vez or Jones restaurants nearby - facing Walnut Street and a roughly 1,300-square-foot shop or cafe beside Fergie's, according to Jacob Cooper, a managing director at MSC Retail Inc., which is marketing the space.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 13, 2015 | By Jim Rutter, For The Inquirer
Mischief abounds in Inis Nua Theatre Company's production of Hooked! , a cheeky dark comedy chock full of small-minded viciousness. Gillian Grattan set her play in an unnamed Irish village where Dublin-born Lydia (Rachel Brodeur) attempts to rebuild her life after a family tragedy. The problem? Lydia's big-city aloofness (she "gives no juicy details") and willingness to flirt with the town's men don't sit well with local gossip Mary (Corinna Burns), who lives next door with her wayward husband, Tom (Charlie DelMarcelle)
ENTERTAINMENT
September 30, 2015 | By Stephan Salisbury, Inquirer Staff Writer
InterAct Theatre Company's grand dream of a bustling new center for new plays has been deferred for several months because of demolition delays. The company had hoped to take over a wholly new space carved out, by the end of this month, of what used to be the ballroom on the ground floor of the residential Drake Building, at 1512 Spruce St., and to mount its first play there within a few weeks. It's not going to happen, Seth Rozin, InterAct's producing and artistic director, said Monday.
NEWS
May 29, 2015 | By Jenny DeHuff
BEFORE he takes the mic at Saturday's Roots Picnic, Black Thought will be burning calories on the blacktop for a worthwhile cause. This Saturday marks the eighth annual Roots Picnic on the Festival Pier at Penn's Landing. But the less-publicized "Roots, Rock, Run 5K" is also deserving of a mention (or "some credit?" - whichever flows better). In its third year, the run is put on by the GrassROOTS Community Foundation, a public-health and social-action organization chaired by Black Thought, a/k/a Tariq Luqmaan Trotter . Its primary focus is to fund and develop health and wellness programs geared toward young women and girls, particularly those who are impoverished.
NEWS
May 22, 2015 | By Toby Zinman, For The Inquirer
Pub theater is a venerable tradition in the United Kingdom, with a drinking establishment downstairs and a small theater upstairs. Fergie's Pub is providing such a venue locally for Inis Nua's "second helping," a final show - presented as part of the Tiny Dynamite series A Play, a Pie & a Pint - tacked onto the company's main season. David Greig's The Letter of Last Resort is a little play - merely half an hour - about a big idea. Greig is the Scottish playwright who wrote the lovely Midsummer [a play with songs ]
ENTERTAINMENT
March 12, 2015 | BY JONATHAN TAKIFF, Daily News Staff Writer takiffj@phillynews.com, 215-854-5960
LOTS OF health-focused juicers and smoothie machines were frothing up kale, pineapple, cucumber, spinach, mint and lemon-juice concoctions at the International Housewares Show, which ended yesterday in Chicago. But only one offered a royal chat and photo op with the most regal of weight-obsessed celebrities - Sarah Ferguson - the former spouse (till 1996) of Britain's Prince Andrew and still/forever the Duchess of York. "I didn't believe it till I tried it," Fergie whispered in this ear about the Fusion Xcelerator, a $99 liquefier, pulverizer and micro-emulsification system she's now touting in infomercials and on her poshly designed website - duchessdiscoveries.com.
NEWS
March 21, 2014 | By Howard Gensler
  FERGIE   DOESN'T want any more big girls crying because they've been abused. The Black Eyed Peas singer says the number of women abused by their partners "is totally unacceptable" and should be protected by existing laws that are often not enforced. The Fergs was at the State Department yesterday to announce a new Justice Institute on Gender-Based Violence initiative to launch training programs in India, Nepal, South Africa and Mexico. The training will bring together law enforcement, service providers and advocacy groups to ensure that abused women can rely on laws that too often are ignored or not understood by local authorities.
NEWS
October 10, 2013 | By Dan DeLuca, Inquirer Music Critic
Steve Demarest, 60, of Northern Liberties, a musician who played bass with a number of highly regarded Philadelphia rock bands, died Saturday, Oct. 5, from complications of an aortic dissection. He lost consciousness Friday night during a between-set break at Fergie's Pub with the folk-rock sextet John Train and died the next evening at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, according to band leader Jon Houlon. Mr. Demarest had handled bass duties for John Train on six albums since 1996.
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