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Martha Stewart to Cut 100 Staffers

Screen Shot 2013-12-12 at 11.27.47 AMJust in time for the holidays, Martha Stewart is firing about 100 staffers. The New York Post reports that a majority of the cuts will come from Martha Stewart Living.

The downsizing will impact about 25 percent of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia’s workforce. It’s the first major move by the company’s relatively new CEO, Daniel Dienst. So if you work there, and were planning on getting him or Stewart a present, perhaps a better idea would be donating money in their names to The Human Fund.

The pink slips are expected to be handed out today. Good luck everyone.

Blogger Questions Martha Stewart’s ‘Food Porn’ Skills

The Internet really is the great equalizer. Today’s Exhibit Z – a Monday night post by LA Times food blogger Jenn Harris.

LATJennHarris_LogoHarris, host of Internet radio show Forkin’ Amazing and a self-professed “bacon schmootz lover,” spent some time scrolling through those contentious Martha Stewart food photos. In case you missed it, Stewart has been getting flak from her Twitter followers for the generally poor quality of her iFood photography, and Harris is now right there with these critics:

Some celebrities hire people to tweet for them, but after scrolling her feed, it’s pretty safe to say a professional had nothing to do with it. Most of the photos are poorly lit, which is something we’ve all experienced when trying to take a photo at a dark restaurant. But most are just plain awful. Some are blurry, some look neon and in some you really can’t tell what you’re looking at, no matter how long you look.

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Latest Smithsonian Magazine Features Gaggle of Celebrity Contributors

Smithsonian_November2013Want to read Martha Stewart‘s thoughts on the Singer sewing machine? How about Frank DeFord‘s look at the legacy of baseball’s Negro League?

These and many other celebrity guest essays are part of the November issue of Smithsonian magazine, which takes a look at the “101 Objects That Made America.” The objects were culled from The Smithsonian’s collection of some 137 million artifacts housed at 19 different museums and research centers, and are part of a fall multimedia offensive:

Richard Kurin (under secretary for history, art and culture) has selected 50 different items for his parallel book debuting this month, The Smithsonian’s History of America in 101 Objects. The Smithsonian Channel’s four-part series, Seriously Amazing™ Objects, premiering November 25, features surprising encounters with many of these objects.

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The Most Popular FishbowlNY Stories for The Week

Here’s a look at the FishbowlNY stories that made the most buzz this week.

1) Man Banter Makes Misogynistic Waves at Comic Con

2) Copyranter Fired from BuzzFeed for not Creating Enough ‘BuzzFeedy’ Content

3) Dr. Oz Magazine to be Titled The Good Life

4) Ten Years Later, Dan Patrick Talks to Captain Janks

5) Martha Stewart Doesn’t Like Bloggers

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Martha Stewart Doesn’t Like Bloggers

Martha Stewart has no love for bloggers. In an interview with Bloomberg News, Stewart could barely hide her contempt for those, those people:

Who are these bloggers? They’re not trained editors at Vogue magazine. I mean, there are bloggers writing recipes that aren’t tested, that aren’t necessarily very good, or are copies of everything that really good editors have created and done. So bloggers create kind of a, um, popularity. But they are not the experts, and we have to understand that.

Of course bloggers everywhere lost their minds and lashed out at Stewart. We assume they all forgot that Stewart is a bit of a loony, so they shouldn’t get so mad. Plus, Stewart tweeted that everyone misunderstood her:

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Martha Stewart Weddings Party

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Fashionistas and top wedding professionals mingled last night at the 12th Annual Martha Stewart Weddings Bridal Fashion Week Party, a bazaar of luxury wedding goods and food. Hundreds of guests partied it up and sampled the wares of 20 different vendors in the Chelsea headquarters of Martha Stewart Living, the Starrett-Lehigh building. Petit fours from Dragonfly Cakes, cheddar bread and hush puppies from Jack’s Chedbred, marshmallows from Mitchmallows, pizza from Valducci’s and gourmet cotton candy from Spin-Spun Natural Confections helped fuel the crowd throughout the night. The already well-dressed attendees could also perfect their looks with manicures by Deborah Lippmann, Sparkly Tattoos by Glittertoos, hairbraiding by Blow and sparkly jewelry from Bauble Bar.

Spotted among the crowd were Randy Fenoli of  Say Yes to the Dress, bridal couture designer Claire Pettibone, recently married fashion designer Erin Fetherston, wedding designer Mark Ingram, New York City Ballet dancer Tiler Peck, wedding planner Preston Bailey and designer Amsale Amberra.

Click through the jump to see more pictures from the event!

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Martha Stewart is Still Upset About Her Broken iPad

Martha Stewart recently broke her iPad. It was a travesty because she didn’t realize that she had to be a commoner and bring her iPad in to get it fixed. Sadly, Stewart remains confused:

If Jobs did give her the iPad, we imagine he’d love to pick it up for her. But he’s dead, which can make things like that difficult.

Ah! The blame has shifted! Stewart has indicated that someone else broke the iPad, not her! This means… Well, nothing. It means she should just get it fixed or buy a new one, like everyone else in the world.

Martha Stewart Doesn’t Understand Things

It’s not easy being Martha Stewart.

Sigh.

Martha Stewart is Not a Fun Person

In Vanity Fair’s September issue, various former anonymous Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia staffers take to venting their feelings about queen bee Martha Stewart. The takeaway is that Stewart is not exactly beloved. Basically they feel like she’s a control freak who happens to not be very nice.

Here is how one “longtime executive” at MSLO described Stewart:

Martha’s an omnivore. She just wants more, more, more. She has however many houses. Even though she has a million pieces of garden ornaments, she buys more garden ornaments. Even though she has a million trees, she buys more trees. It’s her genius and it’s in some ways her downfall—that ‘always hungry’ thing.

A former executive said Stewart’s need to control everything was hurting MSLO:

The company should be more successful, but it is just limping along, because of her—because she doesn’t trust anybody and she has to control everything.

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Martha Stewart Takes Pay Cut, Still Doing Fairly Well

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia lost $56 million in 2012 and posted a net loss of $3.3 million in the first quarter of this year. In an effort to help turn things around, Martha Stewart has graciously agreed to take a pay cut.

Ad Age reports that Stewart had her salary reduced by 10 percent, down to $1.8 million. She also had her license fee snipped, taking it down to $1.7 million.

All in all, Stewart will now be making do with a paltry $3.5 million per year. Someone send that lady some canned goods.

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