Rachael Ray 'Exorcises' Martha Stewart Studio

Chef wanted to do away with bad 'spirits'...with sage
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2012 9:07 AM CDT
Rachael Ray 'Exorcises' Martha Stewart Studio
Rachael Ray, right, and Martha Stewart together at the New York Wine and Food Festival's "Burger Bash" in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Oct. 9, 2009.   (AP Photo/Every Day With Rachel Ray)

(Newser) – Rachael Ray and Martha Stewart aren’t exactly what you would call chums, and apparently the blood between them is so bad that Ray made her staffers “exorcise” Stewart’s studio before she would use it. “She ordered her staff to ‘sage the place,’” burning sage in order to chase away negative “spirits,” a source tells the New York Post. Stewart taped her long-running show at the studio before it was canceled, and Ray will move in next month.

“There is bad blood between the two chefs. Martha has spoken openly about her disdain for Rachael,” the source adds. Indeed, the Post notes that Stewart has publicly called Ray’s style "not good enough for me” and dissed Ray as an “entertainer” as opposed to “a teacher, like me.” But a rep for Ray calls the story “funny,” but “absolutely” not true. (Read more Rachael Ray stories.)

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