17 Times Martha Stewart Was Cooler than You
She's an entertaining, baking, multitalented homekeeping master. You can do it yourself, but she's doing it all. She's hip to the latest technology (do you have a personal drone?) and hosting the happiest of all happy hours. She teaches us life skills like: how to sew a button, decorate the prettiest cakes, and properly fold a fitted sheet.
So after 30-plus years, we get it: You think you know Martha. But there is so much more to her everyday life -- namely, hanging out at swanky parties and being besties with the celebrities you love -- that you might not know about.
Setting Justin Bieber Straight
Earlier this spring, Martha was invited to "The Comedy Central Roast of Justin Bieber," alongside Hannibal Buress, Snoop Dogg, Natasha Leggero, Shaquille O'Neal and more. And guess what? She totally owned it. Sure, we might be a little biased, but she had some of the best one-liners of the night, proving she can throw down with the best of them.
Baking with Snoop Dogg
But Martha had street cred loooooong before the roast. Remember when she baked a batch of "green" brownies with Snoop Dogg?
Rapping About Baking Soda
Plus, she raps ... about baking soda. Baking soda!
Climbing the World's Tallest Mountains
Martha has trekked up Africa's tallest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro. What have you climbed lately?
Being the Queen Bee
Martha has kept her own honey bees on the farm for years. This year, her batch of Carniolan bees are making a buzz by producing honey as well as pollinating the fruit and vegetable crops.
Getting Real with Blake Lively
"When we met Martha, Martha goes, 'I know how to ride motorcycles. I will ride with you, Ryan,'" Lively said. "That's the only woman that could creep up on my man!"
Keeping Up with Kim Kardashian
Martha also contributed a write-up to Time's list of the 100 Most Influential People of 2015. The First Lady of Homekeeping had some wise words for the First Lady of Selfies (that's you, Kim Kardashian).
Starring in "The Simpsons"
Big fan of "The Simpsons"? She appeared in a 2010 episode called "The Fight Before Christmas," in which she helps Marge save the holidays. What we wouldn't give to be Simpson-ized.
Modeling for Chanel
Martha is #flawless. In the 1960s, she worked as a model during her college years to supplement her scholarship. She flew to Paris, dressed in couture, and starred in advertisements for a little brand named Chanel; have you heard of it?
Winning Big at Westminster
Francesca, Sharkey, and Ghenghis Khan are all pint-sized celebrities -- did you know Ghenghis won the title of Best in Breed at the Westminster Dog Show? Do your pets hang out with friends like Jimmy Fallon or star in commercials?
Mrs. Patmore might have "Downton Abbey," but Martha has Gingerbread Abbey.
Decorating for the Clintons
You get stressed out when you think about the one Christmas tree you have to decorate. Martha doesn't even break a sweat when invited to decorate several rooms at Blair House, the president's guest house, for Christmas one year.
And Halloween? No one does it like Martha. Her costumes defy anything you've ever DIYed. For her Spellbinding Sorceress costume, we used 75 gold star Christmas ornaments and 24 yards of 42-inch-wide tulle. Seriously, 24 yards!
Hanging with Lady Gaga
Mother Monster and Martha hung out backstage before David Letterman's "Late Show." We don't really know what happened, but Gaga says it involved deviled eggs and sequined crop pants.
LOLing with Conan O'Brien
Martha is never afraid to let loose, especially with Conan O'Brien. They've been on romantic horseback rides and even a Mardis Gras parade float. Martha, to whom are you throwing those beads?!
Smooching Stephen Colbert
Martha obviously has a soft spot for comedians. Guess who Martha stole a kiss from under the mistletoe?
Did you know that you can make a chicken doze off and fall sleep almost instantly? Martha does. Who knew she had this secret talent?