Sarah Ferguson Might Present At The Oscars Thanks To Her Friendship With Lisa Marie Presley
The decidedly unhip British Invasion 2.0 continues apace with The Sun reporting that since she and her free-loading, no-rent paying roommate/ex-husband Prince Andrew got booted out of their Royal Lodge by his brother King Charles III, Sarah Ferguson aka Original Fergie, has been nosing around on this side of the pond, and has already “struck up a close friendship with” a “mysterious Texan billionaire” while “networking in the US.” And Fergie’s next conquest might take place at this Sunday’s Oscars ceremony. The Sun reports that Fergie may even take the stage to hand out an award based on her “very close” friendship with the Presley family, recently-deceased Lisa Marie Presley in particular. My, my, my; m’lady sure does get around!
According to The Sun, Fergie and Lisa Marie were so close that Fergie spoke at her funeral and apparently did such a great job, the family now wants her to be their guest at the Oscars. Elvis, the Baz Luhrman Elvis Presley biopic, is up for eight academy awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for its star Austin Butler. The Sun reports:
A source said: “There have been discussions about The Duchess attending and it now looks as though that will happen — the plan is for her to present an award.
“She has been a very close friend of the Presley family, especially Elvis’ daughter Lisa Marie, and she even spoke at her funeral recently.
“That sparked some conversations about the possibility of her attending – and after some back and forth it looks like it’s happening.”
Full disclosure: When The Sun said “hand out a gong” and I didn’t know what that shit meant, so I thought maybe Fergie had offered her services to moderate the dispute between Priscilla Presley and her granddaughter Riley Keough over Lisa Marie’s trust, for a nominal fee, of course, and the gong was to ring between bouts. But if she’s already found herself another “mysterious billionaire” to replace the one she lost, she might not need to charge the Presleys for her services. According to The Sun:
The Duchess of York, 63, has flown to the US to meet £6billion property magnate Trammell Crow Jr, 72.
Ponytailed Mr Crow inherited a fortune from his dad’s firm and Fergie also flew to his ranch near Austin, Texas, earlier this year.
The visits come as her ex-hubby Andrew — living with her once again — fears losing their £30million Royal Lodge home in Windsor.
Andrew, 63, also fears having his £249,000-a-year grant slashed by brother King Charles next month.
Fergie’s previous friendship with a Texan billionaire — John Bryan — saw him embarrassingly pictured sucking her toes while she reclined topless by a pool in St Tropez in 1992.
Fergie has an increasing presence in the US.
She has been relaunching herself as an author via an American agent who is said to have helped her meet Mr Crow.
Well, there’s no denying that Original Fergie is indeed A Most Intriguing Lady, which also just happens to be the title of her latest Historical Romance novel. According to The Sun, taking the stage at the Academy Awards is one way for the Loins & Feet Aflame author (just a suggestion for her next book, she’s free to use it if she wants) to bring dignity back to the House of York and hopefully get those faucets running again.
A source added: “This is very much a rebranding effort over in the US — which isn’t somewhere that Andrew can very easily do business, but Sarah can.
“Appearing on stage at The Academy Awards is almost the ultimate way to signal you are back in with the establishment and highest celebrity circles.
“It would open a lot more doors for her.”
I can’t imagine that Fergie has anything of value to offer to the proceedings unless she plans to jump up on stage and “eat her own foot” on live TV if Colin Farrell wins Best Actor, in honor of Lisa Marie who promised to do just that if Austin didn’t win. After all, Fergie’s foot has been in worse mouths than her own. If that happens, we might even stop talking about The Slap. And if all else fails, Fergie might be eligible for her own Oscar next year for her standout performance in Another Royal Embarrassment.
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