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For Martha Stewart, 2012 Has Already Had Some Ups and Downs

Staff departures, a new grandchild, a canceled show, and even a cameo on “Two Broke Girls” amound to a bizarre 2012 for the TV and merchandising icon.

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Suffice it to say, when Martha Stewart was released from prison in 2005, no one could have imagined that her future would include her show being replaced by Marie Osmond, her merchandising crown being stolen by Kathy Ireland, and an acting gig on ‘Two Broke Girls.” But all that and more have been Stewart’s reality… all in the first three months of 2012.

The first blow came when The Hallmark Channel decided to end it’s two year relationship with Stewart, whose live show was underperforming in it’s 10am ET timeslot. (The 80’s sitcom The Golden Girls was it’s lead-in and often got a higher rating.) Instead, they’re wrapping production on the show in April and clearing the way for a talk show featuring Marie Osmond and a lifestyle show called “Home & Family.”  It’s currently unclear which will take the lifestyle maven’s timeslot, but a source says that Osmond is more than likely her replacement. The shows will debut in the fall.

What is likely an additional fly in Stewart’s ointment: reports that Rachel Ray’s talk show will move into Stewart’s old studio, which Stewart’s company had been leasing. The facility is already well equipped for a show that centers around home and cooking.

Then, the February issue of Forbes magazine came out with a surprising cover model and a surprising accolade. The magazine reports that former swimsuit model Kathy Ireland, gracing the cover with the headline “Super Model, Super Mogul,” sold $2 billion worth of licensed products at retail last year… more than Martha Stewart.

Mind you, it hasn’t been all bad news for the icon. Don’t cry for Martha …  She is by no means poor, with 8,500 products in more than 38,000 stores nationwide. So what’s with her upcoming CBS cameo?

Stewart will appear on the popular new CBS sitcom “2 Broke Girls” on May 7th. The show centers around two female characters (Max and Caroline) who hope to open up a cupcake-shop. Stewart will play herself, as the leading ladies attend a fashion event at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, where Stewart is on the guest list. Hijinks and hilarity will undoubtedly ensue.

In other Martha news she’s now a grandma two times over. Daughter Alexis 46, just welcomed her second child, Truman, this week He was born via a surrogate mother on Tuesday.

A source tells PGTW that Stewart is far from abandoning television, and is already strategizing about how to get a higher profile than what Hallmark could offer with a fresher concept. I wouldn’t count her out.

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In related news: Back in 2005, Stewart’s longtime publisher Suzanne Sobel raised eyebrows and caused a lot of jaws to drop around the MSLO (Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia) offices (and the world of publishing as a whole) when she announced she was leaving, opting instead to become the Managing Director of Indian Country Today Media Network. Now she’s launching a multicultural web portal. MyDreamcatcher.com a personal portal that allows people to identify their core areas of interest and create their dream page by aggregating sites in Spanish and English.

 

 

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Amber Riley Performs Beautiful Tribute To Naya Rivera On ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live!’

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RIP.

Whenever Amber Riley and Naya Rivera combined their insurmountable talents on the hit show Glee there was an almost tangible magic that left fans in awe of the powerhouse duo. Playing Mercedes Jones and Santana Lopez respectively, the two characters may not have always seen eye to eye but when they joined you knew you were in for a memorable performance. It is sad to think that we will never get another “River Deep, Mountain High” or “The Boy Is Mine” moment after Rivera’s passing last month but there is something special in knowing Riley will carry the torch for her fallen costar forever.

On Thursday night introduced by guest-host Lil Rel, Riley virtually appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live!  to perform a new song from her EP entitled “A Moment” which was dedicated to Rivera. “Not too long ago we both lost a really amazing friend in a tragic accident and we both will miss her forever,” said Lil Rel. The performance is displayed in black and white and features Riley singing in front of a montage of photos of her former co-star. It is truly stunning.

Check out the tribute below.

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You Will Have Hearts In Your Eyes When You See Cardi B’s New Hair Do

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Wait till you see her WAP (Wonderfully Artistic Pigtails)

Cardi B has never shied away from a bold look and her latest hair do is proof of that.

The 27-year-old “WAP” singer…song of the year IMO…took to Instagram Tuesday night to show off her pink, heart-shaped pigtails and people are loving the look. In the short video Cardi asks fans if they would “go to the club with your hair like this” and I think we can all agree that this look would definitely turn heads at the clurb.

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The artistic hair do was crafted by Cardi’s long time longtime stylist Tokyo Stylez and took at least three hours to complete. Fans commented about how beautiful the unique hairstyle is but questioned how the rapper was going to sleep that night. Let’s hope those pigtails can be twisted off and be thrown on the nightstand.

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Check It Out, Joe Jonas Has Shocked His Fans With His New Look

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I’m a sucker for his new do.

It doesn’t matter if you are more of a “Nick” or a “Kevin” or a “Joe” when it comes to loving the Jonas Brothers. All that matters is that you all agree with me that Joe is obviously the most attractive of the three brothers and that’s just a fact. I’m sorry but I don’t make the rules.

The 31-year old stunned fans today earlier today when he debuted a shocking new look on his Instagram. Sporting a black t-shirt and those signature dark, furry-Murray eyebrows, Joe flashed his new platinum blond buzzcut. I know I might be in the minority here but I do love when these Hollywood hotties switch it up and do the blond thing. I loved it on Adam Levine. I loved it on Zac Efron. I even found myself oddly drawn to the OG platinum stud, James Michael Tyler aka Gunther from Friends.

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Perhaps the new do is a part of Joe’s daddy-makeover as he and his wife, Sophie Turner, recently welcomed their first child, Willa. A source told ET “Sophie and Joe have named their daughter Willa. The couple’s bond has gotten even stronger since the addition of their daughter. Although circumstances are different right now because of the [coronavirus] pandemic, Joe was there for the birth of his daughter. The couple is happy they now have time to spend at home with their daughter and get used to their new life together.”

Be still my heart.

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