November 11, 1998 |
Ahhhh, go ahead. Throw a party this holiday season. You can manage it without meltdown, without screaming at your significant other to "pick up this" and "do that" moments before the guests arrive, without cooking like a lunatic the night before. It's true - you can be the hostess (or the host) with the mostest even if you are not Martha Stewart. In fact, precisely because you are not the doyenne of domestic perfection, you can give a perfect party. The trick? Give in to your imperfections, says Donata Maggipinto, author of "Real-Life Entertaining: Great Food and Simple Style for Hectic Lives," (Clarkson Potter)
April 12, 2005 |
Poised on the cusp of sandal season, Martha Stewart learned yesterday that she must remain shackled to her electronic ankle bracelet for the next four months. U.S. District Judge Miriam Goldman Cedarbaum denied the domestic diva's pleas to be cut loose early. Stewart's legal team argued that reviving a namesake company and starring in two new television shows - a daily lifestyle program and a prime-time spin-off of the Donald Trump reality show The Apprentice - is proving difficult for Stewart while she's under house arrest.
November 6, 2003 |
IT'S SO difficult to keep up with all the celebrity wedding announcements, cancellations, denials, etc. Tattle's going to create a scorecard. The latest couple to be "overheard" making plans are Cameron Diaz and Justin Timberlake, who, like Ben and Jen did last year, will marry on Valentine's Day. This comes from Britain's Daily Star. Justin is alleged to have proposed at home, during dinner. It was so spontaneous, said the Star source that he didn't even have a giant rock to slip on her finger and instead gave her a gold band with his initials that he's had since childhood.
December 22, 1995 |
It seems lifestyle maven Martha Stewart, of Westport, Conn., and Southampton, finds gritty Buffalo, N.Y., somewhat lacking in charm. And as for some residents of that fine Northern city, well, they've had second thoughts about the woman who seemed so lovely and gracious in all those magazines. Martha swooped into Buffalo Dec. 1 for a book-signing luncheon to benefit the Lupus Foundation of America. More than 1,000 of her fans came, and plunked down $65 in anticipation of a Martha-sanctioned "good thing.
February 9, 2000 |
With looks like theirs, who can blame Richard Gere and Carey Lowell for wanting to spread their DNA around? Lowell gave birth to the couple's first child, an undoubtedly fabulous-looking, 8-pound, 12-ounce baby boy, Sunday in New York. Actor Gere, a two-time People magazine "Sexiest Man Alive," and Lowell, a one-time model and former "Law & Order" star, have dubbed their boy Homer James Jigme Gere. The kid is named for his Grandpa Gere, also a Homer. It's the first child for Gere, 50. Lowell, 38, has a 9-year-old daughter from a previous relationship with actor/director Griffin Dunne.
August 17, 1987 |
MAYBE THEY'LL CALL IT KMARTHA LOOK WHO CUT A DEAL WITH AMERICA'S SUPERHOSTESS Excusez-moi, Kmart shoppers, but that's Martha Stewart in Aisle 44 and she doesn't want to see anybody buying any more plastic hydrangeas, quilted toaster covers or little baskets to put pastel after-dinner mints in. We're talking fresh flowers, cute utensil holders, imaginative centerpieces here. We're talking decor. Stewart, who lives next door to Paul Newman in a rehabbed 19th-century farmhouse in Westport, Conn.
April 5, 2005 |
Dark tidings for world-conquering reality-TV Midas Mark Burnett and Martha Stewart, that ex-con and diva of all things domicilic. Federal prosecutors have scoffed at the duo's request that Martha's ungainly ankle bracelet - which she has to wear through August as part of her home confinement - be removed because it'll ruin her forthcoming TV shows. Burnett, who's producing both Stewart's NBC-owned talk show and her Apprentice spin-off, had argued that "the bracelet will hinder the continuity of the day-to-day shooting" since, no doubt, it would impinge on attempts to film Stewart in a skirt or dress.
August 20, 2002 |
Just like Martha Stewart, Elizabeth Fiend is a blond television host with her own how-to show offering cooking lessons, domestic tips, crafts projects and gardening advice. But while Martha might tell you how to hemstitch a set of linen napkins, make a perfect brioche, or tend your formal rose garden, Fiend will show you how to make a meat substitute out of wheat gluten, decorate a photo album with green fake fur and glitter, and avoid getting flat tires on your bicycle. And she's likely to do it all wearing a feathered headdress, jeweled cat's-eye glasses, and an outfit of garish, mismatched plaids.
June 11, 2003 |
Free Martha Stewart. The Feds have charged her with conspiracy, obstruction of justice and securities fraud - all over a stock trade that paid her a modest $45,000 profit. An entire lifetime of daily deals like this would have been a slow afternoon for Ken Lay, the former Enron chief who still walks the Earth unindicted. Such investigations are time-consuming and expensive. Yet somehow the FBI, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.S. attorney in Manhattan found the time and money to go after Martha Stewart.
October 6, 2004 |
While Martha Stewart is cooling her heels or getting some prison tattoos as a guest of the federal government, CBS will be busy . . . trying to replace her! According to TV Guide Online, Joan Lunden, who's expecting her second set of twins (via a surrogate, the same one who delivered her first set), has been signed to host the elusively titled reality show, Finding the Next Designing Diva, devoted to finding, um, the next . . . It's tough, raising parents We genuinely feel sorry for 18-year-old starlet Lindsay Lohan.