Camp Cupcake Confidential
January 5, 2005
all heard rumors about how Martha Stewart has fared
in her new life behind bars. But now the ultimate Martha
insider, her business partner, is sharing some surprising
secrets, only to "Extra."
Susan Lyne, head of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia,
told us that Stewart is doing just fine. And although
it's difficult to imagine the multi-millionaire behind
bars, Lyne told us, "She is very comfortable in
her skin there."
"She's made real friends down there," Lyne
continued. "She empathized with a lot of these
women, what they go through there."
As far as a day in the life of Martha in prison, Susan
revealed that the domestic diva is up at 6 a.m. every
day hitting the gym for an hour. "She's in great
shape," Susan revealed. "She's been working
out and she cleans all day for 17 cents per hour. But
I've never heard her complain once, and I think now,
with only eight weeks to go, she's in particularly high
Martha must also be excited about the launch of "Everyday
Food," a show she produced prior to prison about
preparing meals in 30 minutes or less. It premieres
this weekend on PBS,
And there are even more Martha projects in the works.
"She's more eager to get back to work," Lyne
told us. "She has a thousand ideas."
Those ideas include a show with reality TV master Mark
Burnett, who knows all about working with "Survivors."
"She's also now a survivor," Lyne insisted
of Martha. "She's been through an experience that
gives her wisdom about life."