A former prison inmate who was incarcerated at the same time as Martha Stewart said she saved the businesswoman’s life while they were locked up. Stewart was released from Alderson Federal Prison in 2005, so why is former inmate Lisa Guarino revealing this now? Keep reading »
“For those of you who don’t think length matters, I disagree.” – Martha Stewart, holding a 15-ft.-long hot dog, on an episode of her TV show.
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Despite being, well, Martha Stewart, Martha Stewart has been denied a visa by British authorities because of her criminal convictions. “Martha loves England and hopes this can be resolved and that she will be able to visit soon,” a spokesperson for Martha told Britain’s Telegraph newspaper. Until then, she’ll have to stick to visiting the estates of Henry and Edsel Ford in Dearborn, MI. [Sydney Morning Herald, The Martha Blog] Keep reading »
Being sent to the bleak womenâ€™s prison UF-91/9 in Siberia doesnâ€™t exactly sound as elegant as Martha Stewartâ€™s Camp Cupcake. But once a year, at their annual “Miss Spring” Beauty Pageant, the women put on more girlie trimmings than even one of the TV homemaker’s creations. What started with a dress made from scraps of kitchen trash bags has become a glamorous fashion show with a few outfits per contestant. At this female-run pageant you wonâ€™t find a swimsuit competition, but there are three creative categories based on Greek myths, flowers, and futuristic prison uniforms. The convicted, uh, cuties, who are serving time for everything from possession of narcotics to murder, compete for the title, which comes with quite a prize: a chance at early parole. But win or lose, there are fringe benefits for everyone since the local TV channel and the BBC air the Miss Gulag Pageant to showcase the prisoners during prime time. [BBC] Keep reading »