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Fergie Changed Her Name To What?

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Fergie’s “real name” isn’t actually Fergie. Until now! Ms. Stacy Ann Ferguson is now Fergie Duhamel (Pocono Record). She’s one of the few big stars I can think of who has changed their last name to their spouses’ (Josh Duhamel) professionally as well as personally. She didn’t even go halfsies on it, like Courtney Cox-Arquette. Speaking of a Friend, Aniston was reportedly thinking of changing her last name once she marries Justin Theroux. I can’t ever see that happening.

Fergie (official!) and Mr. Duhamel are expecting their first child.


Fergie’s Legally Changing Her Name, Everyone

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Our good pal Fergie Ferg has been married to Josh Duhamel for a few years now, but she’s finally decided – perhaps because she’s about to pop out his kid – to change her name legally. And not just her last name, either. No, she actually WANTS to be called Fergie for the rest of her life. Like, officially. Her actual name is Stacy Ann Ferguson, but if the court approves her paperwork (they will, duh), then she’s moving on up… to Fergie Duhamel.

From TMZ:

Ferg — born Stacy Ann Ferguson — has filed legal papers requesting to officially change her name to Fergie Duhamel… roughly 4-and-a-half years after marrying Josh Duhamel.

The reason for wanting to change her last name is obvious … but in the docs, filed in L.A. County Superior Court, Ferg’s lawyer says she wants to swap Stacy for Fergie in order to “conform to the first name which she is commonly and professionally known as, and has been for many years.”

In other words … no one’s called her “Stacy” in YEARS.

In order for the court to grant her request, Ferg … or Stacy (for now) … must publish a notice in a local newspaper for four consecutive weeks (just like Ron Artest was required to do in order to become Metta World Peace).

She’ll most likely get her wish if she completes her task by August 16 — when a hearing is scheduled for the matter.

Well, fair enough. I don’t know that I’d want to be called Fergie legally (or even as a nickname), but to each her own. Let’s just hope since she’s getting her name sorted out, she’ll get that maternal instinct, as well.

So This Happened…Bill Clinton And I Dream of Jeannie

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Bill Clinton had fun this weekend. Last time we saw Dear Bill he was hanging out with a much younger actress. Former President Clinton posed here on stage with I Dream of Jeannie‘s Barbara Eden at the Life Ball in Vienna. Ms. Eden is 78, 78! Good for her. She looks rad. The Life Ball is a huge charity event held in Europe that raises funds for HIV and AIDS awareness. None of this explains why there was an I Dream of Jeannie theme. Oh but wait, another treat! Pregnant Fergie with Barbara Eden! Who else didn’t recognize Fergie AT ALL? I totally forgot she was pregnant.

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If you’re curious to see more of what a 78 year-old woman looks like in a crop top, check out the photos. I know I was. I’m not kidding. You rarely see 78 year-old women’s bare midriffs and I was very curious.

Don’t thank me. Thank The Daily Mail.