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Martha Stewart Meets Dates

Martha Stewart Meets Dates

Last week, Martha Stewart talked about going on for all the world to hear, and since then her profile has become one of the most popular profiles on the dating website (for obvious reasons).

So naturally, the TODAY show had to follow up, bringing in two eligible bachelors the domestic diva had chosen for her to meet for the first time, on national television.

The candidates? There's Stan, a filmmaker, director, and writer who worked with Stewart before on commercials. And then there's Larry, who works in the steel industry, buying and selling steel.

Bachelor number one is adorable; he paints, likes dogs, likes Sunday afternoons reading the paper, and wants to "find someone with a great sense of humor." When he worked with Stewart in the past, he "might've wanted to date her," he tells Matt Lauer. "I always really liked Martha. How could you not?" Awww.

Bachelor number two is into the New York Philharmonic, hiking, and swimming, although no word on whether he likes dogs (minus points right there). He wants to find someone "who hasn't lost the idea of what love is all about. With the right person, it'll be new all over again." At the same time, he's nervous of coming off as an opportunist with Stewart.

Personally, we would opt for Stan, who reached out to Stewart before even finding out about the media hubbub. "I just thought it was you and me," he said. Also, he got P!nk as his intro song, and he lives closer to Stewart. Both are pretty standard requirements in our dating life.

Watch the potential lovebirds meet on the TODAY show, plus a surprise contestant who we think could win Stewart over. Let's just turn this all into a reality dating show and call it a day.

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Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg met 13 years ago - here's a timeline of their delightful friendship

Martha Stewart and Snoop Dogg met on her show in 2008.

Their friendship has been delighting us ever since, including a recent appearance on "The Tonight Show."

Here's a timeline of how they met and became both besties and co-workers.

One of the most wholesome (and surprising) celebrity friendships of all time is the bond between celebrity chef and lifestyle icon Martha Stewart and the extremely successful rapper (and marijuana enthusiast) Snoop Dogg.

Even though there's a 30-year age difference (Snoop is 49, while Stewart is 79), these two have really created a bond, after meeting over a decade ago on the set of her now-defunct show, "The Martha Stewart Show."

Keep scrolling to learn more about this unlikely duo and their extremely delightful friendship.

The Story Behind Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart's Beautiful Friendship

In addition to their shared values of entertainment, humor and accessible luxury, the two have a bond that goes back to 2008, when Snoop guest-starred on Stewart&rsquos show, Martha, to help her whip up some mashed potatoes. The chemistry was instant and electric, and none of our lives would ever be the same again. This moment marked the beginning of a years-long cultural exchange. As Stewart told PEOPLE, &ldquoI&rsquove learned a new vocabulary. I have a little dictionary &mdash I might actually write the dictionary. It&rsquos all those fo&rsquo shizzles and everything else.&rdquo

After the 2008 segment, Stewart took to her blog to write up what she&rsquod learned. "He and his posse add &lsquoizzles&rsquo onto the ends of words,&rdquo she wrote. &ldquoIt&rsquos kind of a code, or a way of communicating so that others won&rsquot know what they&rsquore talking about. Example: fo&rsquo shizzle is how they say, for sure.&rdquo

10 Celebrities Who've Used Online Dating Sites Just Like Normals

Celebs: they’re just like us! Online dating isn’t for the faint of heart, but these stars decided to give it a shot just like regular folk.

Read what they had to say about their experiences using online dating sites and apps below.

Ronda Rousey told Sports Illustrated that she created an alter ego, Brynn Campbell, for Tinder back in 2015, but like many of us, she hadn't had much success. "S---, the only person I'm making out with is my dog," she told the magazine.

There's no need for Tinder these days. In August 2017, Rousey married fellow mixed martial arts UFC fighter Travis Browne.

Jenny McCarthy gave a shot back in 2011. She was specifically looking for guys between the ages of 35 to 48.

“It’s so hard out here," she told Radar Online. "The guys are like chicks here… There’s no real guy guys, so maybe importing from somewhere will be smart. Anyone not from LA, I think.”

She found love again -- and not on -- when she married Donnie Wahlberg in 2014.

Back in 2015, "Watch What Happens Live" host Andy Cohen told People he was a Tinder fan.

"I like it," he said. "It's fun. You know, it's to me: Where am I going to meet an architect who lives in Brooklyn besides Tinder at this point? It's the modern-day singles bar."

In 2015, "Broad City" star and stand-up comedian Hannibal Buress told Cosmopolitan he'd given Tinder a shot.

"I've used Tinder, but I have never met anybody from it," he said. "I'll match with people, and then they'll reference my character from 'Broad City,' and then that feels weird. They'll be like, 'Is this really Lincoln?' And I'm, like, 'That's not my real name. You see my name, it's on the profile.' So I've been on it, but I just haven't met anybody from it."

On HuffPost Live in 2014, Counting Crows frontman Adam Duritz said he was on Tinder, but he didn't have high hopes for matching with anyone.

“I don’t think most people would even have me on their [age] range," the '90s alt-rock star said. "Most people my age aren’t on [Tinder]. They don’t even know how to use a phone.”

At least he's been lucky in the past Duritz's exes include Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Emmy Rossum.

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During an interview with "Good Day LA" in 2012, "Daredevil" actress Deborah Ann Woll admitted she met her boyfriend, E.J. Scott, on

“I feel like we should get some money out of this," she joked of the shout-out she was giving the company.

"Dancing With The Stars" judge Carrie Ann Inaba was once engaged to a man she met on eHarmony -- accountant Jesse Sloan.

In an October 2011 interview with on "Access Hollywood Live," the pro dancer talked about matching up with Sloan.

"I said, 'You need to be sexy' [and] 'I love cats.' He was the one they sent me, and it just felt familiar," she said. "[Looking at] his picture, I felt like I already knew him."

The pair called off their engagement in 2012. In December 2016, Inaba became engaged to actor Robb Derringer.

As fate would have it, not only were they given the rare honor to make fun of Bieber, but they sat next to each other on-stage for the entire show. As the event went on, the old friends quickly picked up where they left off.

"She sat next to me, and she stole the show," Snoop told NBC's Smith. "She was the funniest roaster that night. In that moment, I knew I wanted to be alongside this lady for the rest of my life."

They later added that their chemistry that night was also amplified by Snoop's smoking habit, explaining that his smoking fumes had a bit of an affect on Stewart. "I was totally high," she told Seth Meyers.

"The whole roast, I'm just smokin' dope," Snoop admitted to Howard Stern. "It's just secondhand smoke, secondhand smoke. By the time she get up there to tell her jokes, she's whacked out of her head, but she steals the fucking show."

Next in Line?

For decades, Ms. Stewart endured snarky profiles about her craft projects and sendups of her perfectionism on shows like “Saturday Night Live.” These days, as the spare, natural-lit and handmade style she championed has been widely imitated — by Kinfolk magazine, Pottery Barn and others — Ms. Stewart appears to have the last laugh. She even owns and monetizes her caricatures.

“Martha & Snoop’s Potluck Dinner Party,” an Emmy-nominated cooking show on VH1 with the rapper Snoop Dogg that has Ms. Stewart downing tequila shots, was renewed for a third season. And her surprisingly blue roast of Justin Bieber for Comedy Central, where she joked about surviving the five months she spent in prison beginning in 2004 after being convicted of lying to investigators about a stock trade, was a hit. At 77, Ms. Stewart — still a competitive business woman of “protean competence,” as Joan Didion once wrote in The New Yorker — walks a little slower, albeit in five-inch Prada booties. But she’s still expanding her empire, and also, has probably plowed four miles of snow from her farm in Bedford, N.Y., before you’ve switched on the coffee maker.

In March, she announced she would advise a Canadian cannabis grower on hemp-based CBD for people and pets. And she has found other platforms for her merchandise: Last February, she missed her beloved chow chow Empress Qin compete (unsuccessfully) for “best in show” at the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show in February because she was selling her trademark puffer jacket on QVC.

Amid it all, Ms. Stewart has not chosen a successor. Asked if she envisioned handing the reins to Mr. Sharkey, she smiled, arched a brow and said, “You never know.” She mused aloud about whether Coco Chanel retired or worked until her death — Ms. Chanel died in her 90s in the middle of designing a collection — and said, lightly, “maybe I’ll have to die.”

“I hope I’m picked,” Mr. Sharkey said in response. “It would be so sad if I had to kill someone else because they got that job. Because I would.”

Martha Put Her Spin on the Baked Feta and Tomatoes Trend and It Looks Incredible

Martha used a handful of pantry staples to elevate the baked feta and tomatoes trend.

When you heard the phrase "feta recipe" just a few months ago, you may have envisioned a lettuce-free and fully-loaded Greek salad, spinach-stuffed spanakopita or perhaps an herb-spiked watermelon-feta salad.

But everything changed the day cheese-loving TikTok-ers resurfaced Finnish food blogger Jenni Häyrinen&aposs "Uunifetapasta," or oven-baked feta pasta. She originally posted the how-to in 2019, but after a few other popular social media stars posted their own renditions, baked feta pasta officially became the biggest viral food trend of 2021 so far. (Case in point: To date, #bakedfetapasta has nearly 68 million views on TikTok.)

Many EatingWell editors and several popular bloggers including Smitten Kitchen, Just a Taste and Gimme Some Oven have all tried and raved about the original, and now Martha Stewart is putting her own twist on the trend.

We love that Stewart&aposs variation is even easier to whip up come winter since it relies on pantry staples instead of fresh tomatoes (which taste best come summer, but still work well in the colder months once roasted, as they are in the baked feta pasta). Plus it can be served as an appetizer—scoop up with crostini or crudités—or mixed with pasta just like the OG version.

To make Stewart&aposs Baked Feta-Marinara Dip, blend homemade marinara sauce or store-bought marinara (we love Organico Bello Spicy Marinara Pasta Sauce $26.50 for three 25-ounce jars, with a few jarred piquillo peppers, which offer a spicy-sweet kick. Pour this combo into a baking dish, pop a block of feta on top, then bake in a 350 degree oven for about 20 minutes, or until the marinara mixture it begins to bubble around the edges. Dress it up with a pinch of red pepper flakes and/or fresh basil leaves, then scoop up with bread or veggies or toss with cooked pasta.

We can&apost wait to try the original Baked Feta-Marinara Dip recipe, as-is, then keep riffing on the theme by trading goat cheese or halloumi for the feta and romesco, pesto or butternut squash pasta sauce for the marinara. Let the feta-fest continue!

Snoop Dogg gave Martha Stewart a contact high

In 2018, Snoop Dogg referred to Martha Stewart as his "homegirl" on The Howard Stern Show, before sharing an interesting tidbit about their early friendship: he accidentally gave her a contact high while filming that Justin Bieber roast. Oops! "By the time she gets up there to tell her jokes, she's whacked out of her head . [and] high as a motherf**ker," Snoop said. "And she went up there and killed it." Don't believe him? Well, Stewart admitted as much was true during an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers.

The rapper, of course, is famous for his love of marijuana, which the cook fully supports. Telling The Hollywood Reporter that she's "never been a prude," Stewart remarked, "So someone smokes marijuana? Big deal! People smoke cigarettes and die from cancer. I haven't heard of anybody dying from cannabis. I'm quite egalitarian and liberal when it comes to stuff like that."

While Stewart isn't a smoker, she is known to wet her whistle from time to time . but Snoop admittedly isn't much of a drinker. "She knows how to set up a drink," he told Us Weekly. "I'm not a drinker. But whenever I'm in the presence of Martha, I just somehow, someway get a glass of vodka or some sort of drink." During an appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, the titular host asked, "So Martha will get you a bit drunk, but it doesn't go the other way?" To which Snoop jokingly replied, "We're working on that."

According to Deadline, the show would focus the duo who "will invite celebrity friends over for a half-baked evening of cocktails, cooking, conversation, and fun where nothing is off limits." The first season included episodes with Seth Rogen, Wiz Khalifa, Jason DeRulo, Kathy Griffin, KeKe Palmer, Bella Thorne, DJ Khaled, and more.

It premiered in November 2016, has an 86% on Rotten Tomatoes, and was even nominated for the Emmy for Outstanding Host for a Reality or Reality Competition Program. They lost to RuPaul.

They even did a hilarious promo for the show parodying the most iconic scene from "Ghost" — though they subbed out clay and pottery for chocolate cake.

Where did Martha Stewart serve her prison sentence?

When Martha was sentenced, she requested to serve her prison time in either Florida or Connecticut, so her elderly mother would still be able to easily visit her. One of the options was FCI Danbury, which is the facility that Piper Kerman served in, which she wrote Orange Is the New Black about. FCI Danbury was Martha&aposs first choice. 

There were concerns that there would be a media circus if Martha served at FCI Danbury. This, combined with the speculation that the judge wanted to make an example out of her, led her to be sentenced to serve time in Federal Prison Camp, Alderson, which is in West Virginia. 

In October of 2004, Martha began her sentence, and she later stated that she forged strong connections with the other inmates while she was in prison. In March of 2005, she was released. 

Following her release from prison, the 78-year-old went to work on expanding her empire and planning her comeback. She launched her talk show, The Martha Stewart Show and The Apprentice: Martha Stewart (RHONY alum Bethenny Frankel came in second place). 

She released several cookbooks and she expanded a line of merchandise at KMart. In the years since her initial return, Martha has teamed up with Snoop Dogg for Martha & Snoop&aposs Potluck Dinner Party and her magazine is now released on a quarterly basis.