The Enquirer, that source of mounds of dirty gossip which more often than not has more than a grain of truth to it, says Martha Stewart's former best friend, Mariana Pasternak will tell all about Martha's "lesbian dates," her "prison attack horror," and the "violent temper tantrums" that won't surprise anyone.
The breaking news is, this quarter-century's Queen of Mean, Martha Stewart, allegedly collapsed after hearing her former friend's allegations. I have written little about Martha Stewart, but when this egotistical, narcissistic and outrageously rude domestic diva, who can't seem to make a single home happy, decided to talk-down about Sarah Palin and a very unsuspecting TV host, Rachel Ray, I couldn't pass it up.
The former friend, Mariana Pasternak, testified against Martha in the stock-trading-dumping trial that sent her to a federal prison. Friends say Martha never forgave Pasternak.
Martha and Mariana, 56, were close for more than 20 years. They chatted on the phone nearly every day, lived around the corner from each other in swanky Westport, Conn., and took vacations together....Stewart made a guest appearance on Rachel Ray's Food Network show a couple of months ago, and then immediately gave an interview saying that Ray had simply re-edited previous cookbooks to publish her latest, and oh yes...she accused Rachel of "not having a garden." It's no surprise that this shallow and affected woman can't keep a friend.
"Martha has called Mariana in tears, screaming at her, 'Why would you do this to me?' She still doesn't know exactly what Mariana has written, but Mariana knows Martha's most intimate secrets, and the book is sure to spill them.
Martha Stewart told Cynthia McFadden that while Rachael Ray may be popular, her style is "not good enough" for the domestic diva.
"She professed that she cannot bake," Stewart told "Nightline" co-anchor Cynthia McFadden. "She just did a new cookbook which is just a re-edit of a lot of her old recipes. And that's not good enough for me.
Leona Helmsley may have been the original Queen of Mean but in her absence, Martha Stewart has willingly opened that door, walked through it and assumed the position. Assuming Pasternak's book is true and well-vetted, I hope she sells a lot of copies.
Cartoon courtesy of Daryl Cagle, Slate.com