In White Folks News: Martha Stewart Rides On Rachael “Real Thick” Ray

- By Bossip Staff

Rachael Ray and Martha Stewart were guests on each other’s show. The ladies acted cordial enough on the shows, but when Big-Bad Martha was asked about Rachael afterwards… she got out of pocket like a true con would:

Pop the top and peep

Rachael Ray churns out cookbooks and TV shows, but she can’t hold a candle to the grandmother of the how-to genre – Martha Stewart.

That’s according to Stewart.

Stewart told ABC News’ Cynthia McFadden that Ray’s approach to cooking – and cookbook writing – is “not good enough for me.” In her first TV interview since spending five months locked up in 2004-05 for lying to investigators about a stock trade, Stewart said Ray has admitted she can’t bake and that one of Ray’s recent cookbooks was a compilation of old, re-edited recipes.

“I mean, I really want to write a book that is unique and a lasting thing,” Stewart said in an interview airing on “Nightline” tonight at 11:35 on ABC. “Something that will really fulfill a need in someone’s library. So, she’s different. She’s – more of an entertainer than she is, with her bubbly personality, than she is a teacher, like me. That’s not what she’s professing to be.”

Ray, who recently appeared on Stewart’s daytime show, told ABC she’s okay with Stewart’s comment. “Why would it make me mad?” Ray told ABC. “Her skill set is far beyond mine. That’s simply the reality of it. That doesn’t mean what I do isn’t important, too … I don’t consider it needling. I really just think she’s being honest.”

Ray said Stewart can indeed create a wonderful meal. “I’d rather eat Martha’s than mine, too,” she said. Stewart spoke to McFadden at a key point for her company, Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, which has been battered since she spent time behind bars.

The company lost almost $16 million last year and has posted a $35 million loss so far this year. “Crafts are a $32 billion industry,” Stewart said. “There’s no one standout brand in crafting, and we are aiming to be that brand with this amazing assortment of fantastic crafts. And I plan to be No.1.”

Stewart told ABC the company, which spans books, a TV show, radio programming, crafts, product lines, and even Emeril Lagasse, is in a growth period. Her company tanked after she went to prison, but she told McFadden she never thought it would crash. She said she’s an optimist. “I knew we had a really good thing going,” Stewart told McFadden. “And I really knew that I was not guilty of anything that could possibly harm my company.”

Stewart also said she was teed off over the prosecution because of what it did to her business empire.

“Well, I was p-d, okay,” she said. “P-d that something could actually affect that. The company had nothing to do with anything. But yet, because I am the face and the brand … it certainly had a harmful effect.” How big an effect – especially on her own fortune – is “inestimable, actually,” she said. “Personally, oh, I’m sure – probably more than a billion dollars – of course. And if you add in what the company is worth – absolutely. And I’m a major shareholder of the company.”

Marth is an O.G., so Rachael better watch her undermining ways.

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Comments

  • SouthernGurl

    And……………………….

  • me

    martha just mad she loosing some of her fan base to ray…

  • DAYWALKER( MR INTENSITY!!!!)

    I can’t front, I’d tap Rachel Ray’s lil fine azz!!!! I’d marinate the hell outta that!!!

  • Lioness

    i agree with Martha…that chick cant cook..i never understood how she started making so much money being mediocre at her craft.

  • jazzyjayda

    racheal ray be throwing sh*t together and callin em 30 minute meals. I mean come some of the stuff she make anyone with a brain can make. So with respect to Martha I agree with her. But Martha is stuck up a** hole

  • WordtotheWise

    Martha was just wrong to call Rachel out like that. She appears to be very jealous. Rachel took the high rode. Now point in stooping to Martha’s jail bird level.

    I like RR. Martha, get over it. You are yesterday’s news.

  • BOSSIP IS WHACK!

    Martha need to shut the F*ck up.. no sh*t the stuff Rachel makes anyone can, and she making it up.. but B*tch who the hell are you to call her out. Hating a**

  • Toni

    Maybe I missed something but how is Rachel “undermining”?

    *shrugging shoulders*

  • Samuel L. Jackson Beer

    @ DAYWALKER

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  • MISS LOVELY

    The truth hurts! Rachel Rays food only looks good when I am starving.. Martha now her food looks good even with a full stomach. Rachel’s voice is irritating to the third power. Her voice box sounds like it wants to say “I quit Bi$%!”. Martha is Waaaayyyyy better than Rachel in the kitchen. That is like comparing Oprah to Tyra.

  • 3LuvMe*

    i use to love $40 a day!!

  • http://www.k.com noelle

    ??Is that Rachel and Polow Da Don??

  • KENNEDY

    What? somebody said Rachel is fine? she’s not an ugly woman but, She is not fine! every non black woman w/a curve is NOT FINE and Rachel is one of them. Just more proof that BM like anything that ain’t Black.

  • ABSTRACT

    RACHEAL IS AS RELEVANT AS MARTHA- PROPS WHERE THEY ARE DUE, FROM HER BEGINING TO NOW RACH HAS INSPIRED MASSES TO THE ART OF COOKING-SHE NEVER HAS PROCLAIMED TO BE GREAT,HER NICHE WAS ALWAYS TO MAKE IT QUICK FUN AND ENTERTAINING, THE CHICK WORK HER BUTT OFF!!!!! MARTHA WAS OUT OF LINE AND SHOWED NO CLASS!!!!! BUT ANYHOO! IM COOKING FOR REAL!!!!!!

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    That azzzzzz on Rachel RAy. MMMM MMMM. Thick thighs
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  • http://www.twitter.com/mariekccberry MARIEKO

    Forgive me..but am i the only one who cant stand Rachel Rays raspy voice..smh. I wish i could sit thru one of her 30 minute meal shows but her voice makes me skin crawl lol

  • http://www.twitter.com/mariekccberry MARIEKO

    *my lol(typo)

  • So What?

    Don’t Front. Martha Stewart’s thread count bed sheets are official. About to cop some at KMart for Christmas.

  • rothschild

    MARTHA NEEDS TO STOP. RACHEL IS OKAY, I MEAN DAMN, SHE’S YOUNG. I ENJOY BOTH LADIES.

  • Geebz

    Was what Martha said rude? Yep! Was what Martha said true? Word…yep! You’ve got to respect Martha for her honesty and her game being tight. She’s rude but in my opinion she can back it up with them skills.
    Team Martha!

  • cc

    R.R. handled that like a real pro. I’ll bet Old granny Martha wasn’t ready for the Kudos R.R. handed her. That’s how you handle cons, play their game..but better.

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