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The Duchess of New York

It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single woman in possession of an interesting past must be in want of a chat show. And now that Fergie has her own, it's obvious that she is a closet American: addicted to empathy and with a firm belief that a problem aired is a problem shared. They love her over there, so why don't we?

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For readers of 'The Independent on Sunday' only, here are selected highlights from Kenneth Starr's 37 boxes of corroborating evidence, some of which may never be available elsewhere:

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Mad dons and dreaming spires

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Sleepy talks

ARTS: ON ITS 10TH ANNIVERSARY! THE CELEBRITIES AND GLAMOUR THAT MADE HELLO! A PUBLISHING PHENOMENON

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Television: O J makes a killing on the Beeb

IF CHILD-KILLER Mary Bell had chosen Ruby Wax as her interlocutor, and accepted her infamous payments from the BBC light-entertainment department, not from a firm of publishers, perhaps the brouhaha that engulfed the journalistic and political worlds last week would never have blown up.

Letter: Thoughtful Duchess

ONE THING that impressed me about the Duchess of York was that, at the end of a cruise on board a yacht, she knew the names of every one of the 21 crew, and thanked each one of them for looking after her. That was a unique and thoughtful thing for a "celebrity" to do.

The Duchess of York, the Squatters of Dulwich and Kenneth Branagh

EXCITING times for the Duchess of York. If you've wondered why she's been more ubiquitous than usual in the media world - hanging out with the cast of Friends, flirting with Chris Evans - it's because she is soon to be launched as the hostess of a television chat show. Sky TV have signed her up and, having already pre-sold the show to America, Australia and New Zealand, have made a gratifying amount of cash out of the newly- slender ex-Royal before she utters a single word of the Funny Opening Monologue.

Monarch may marry out of the C of E

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Royals risk losing HRH titles in new reforms

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