Martha Stewart to give TV tour of her Bedford home

YES! Martha Stewart will give viewers a tour of her Bedford estate during the season premiere of her show on Monday. aleqm5jdrzcx1iqeuv2svuytdhtkyoi4ja.jpeg

Apparently she’ll be entertaining her studio audience there, as indicated by the table setup she has going on in the pic I posted.

If you live here in New York, its going to be on at 11 a.m. on WNBC (Channel 4 on most service providers).

(AP Photo/The Martha Stewart Show, Anders Krusberg)

Martha Stewart Blogs Her Trip to Bedford DMV

Hat tip to Mr. Walter Barrett for alerting me about this one.

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Martha Stewart on Friday went to the DMV in Bedford to renew her license and decided to share a tale about the trek with her loyal blog readers.

Only Martha would blog about the most uneventful errand in the history of the universe. I haven’t laughed so hard in a while. I would have killed to be in the DMV that day. She posted tons of pictures of her waiting in line, that I’m sure one of her assistants took.

You really need to give Martha her props though. She’s the only woman that I know of that can wear a white knitted scarf to the DMV. Me on the other hand, I wore a Tribe Called Quest shirt that had a Taco Bell stain on it. Classy.

(AP Photo/Frank Franklin Ii)

People of the Year — 8. Martha Stewart

itw_people08.jpgDon’t call it a comeback. Judging by the indomitable growth of Stewart’s empire in the last year, her prison stint wasn’t so much a setback as it was a speed-bump. Of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s 15 licensed product deals, nine came in 2007 (including 2,000 home products at Macy’s, a crafts line at Michaels, wines made by E&J Gallo, and prepared foods at Costco). Add to that the continued successes of her daytime show and magazine, and she seemed unstoppable. That is, except in her present hometown of Katonah. After attempting to trademark the village’s name for a line of home products, she encountered an organized resistance from the chamber of commerce and the Katonah Village Improvement Society (KVIS). Among their tactics: a satirical Marthometer newsletter (themarthometer.com) and two protest songs. Meanwhile, Martha showed up at a town meeting in February to plead her case bearing plenty of chocolate-chip cookies.

Prediction for 2008: Stewart won’t get off that easy. Villagers and KVIS have been trying to organize a Times Square Stewart roast (originally scheduled for early November), a pending lawsuit, and other shenanigans. Next time, Martha, try brownies.

UPDATE: As with some of the other “People of the Year” writeups, there were some breaking developments with Martha that took place after we already went to the printers. The roast did indeed take place, on November 28. But that was about a week after Martha and the KVIS came to a settlement about her usage of Katonah, and what products she can and can’t trademark the name under. To read more on the compromise, check out our post from November 16.

Adapted from “People of the Year,� InTown Westchester, December 2007

(Illustration by Ismael Roldon)

EXCLUSIVE: A Martha Stewart Roast, without the main course

tish.JPG These days it might seem like Martha Stewart and Katonah couldn’t be any cozier if they were cuddling in a color-coordinated pillow and duvet set, but Katonah resident Bill Tisherman is still taking a few more jabs at the business magnate/ baking queen via YouTube. Tisherman (“Tish” to anyone but Martha) recently posted several video clips from “The Martha Stewart Roast,â€? an amateur comedy show and wine tasting sponsored by his company, Wine For All.

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