Martha Stewart, queen of the country (home) has some choice words for Gwyneth Paltrow — the other flaxen-haired lifestyle maven — who’s made no secret about her desire to expand her celebrity influence into the domestic sphere. Stewart reportedly told Net-a-Porter magazine, “She just needs to be quiet. She’s a movie star. If she were confident in her acting, she wouldn’t be trying to be Martha Stewart.”
Oh Martha, we could nap comfortably in a hammock on the sun with that intense shade.
Stewart’s loyal team also reportedly found Blake Lively’s similar venture into creating a covetable lifestyle brand less than thrilling. MSL senior vice president Kevin Sharkey said of Lively, who is said to have asked Stewart for advice, “She’s enthusiastic, but she’s not credible.”
The full profile of Stewart includes even more gauntlet-throwing from Martha, including assessments of Sheryl Sandberg (“Too much time is spent... Isn’t ‘leaning in’ spending a lot of time?... I think being entrepreneurial is something women should strive for, rather than working up the corporate ladder”) and even Taylor Schilling’s portrayal of real-life inmate Piper Kerman on Orange is the New Black (“They could have done that so much better. That girl is not good enough”).
Who knew Martha Stewart could deliver such a sting? Actually, who didn’t? She didn’t earn the prison nickname M. Diddy for nothing.
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Karen Lo is an associate editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @appleplexy.