EW suggests replacements for Martha Stewart. Who should the craft queen hand over her glue gun to?

By Jennifer Armstrong
Updated August 02, 2002 at 04:00 AM EDT
Nigella Lawson
Credit: Nigella Lawson: Mark Liley/Allstar/Globe Photos

Martha Stewart ”living” seems more like living hell now that answering insider-trading accusations has eclipsed antiquing and baking on the household doyenne’s famous calendar. Is it time to pass the glue gun to someone new? Here are our candidates to fill Martha’s garden clogs.

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MARTHA CRED Party-planning client list includes Elton John and Sela Ward. Espouses ”Everyday Elegance” on TV (WE) and in books ”For the Groom” and the upcoming ”Dinner After Dark.” Contributing editor, InStyle. GOOD THING Does Kmart one better with his four Lenox china collections.

MARTHA CRED Her imperfect approach to cookery makes her a finger-licking anti-Martha. Flirts with the camera in ”Nigella Bites” and November’s ”Forever Summer With Nigella” (E!, Style Network), and on the page in ”How to Be a Domestic Goddess.” GOOD THING Domestic Goddess? Nuff said.

MARTHA CRED ”Interiors by Design” (HGTV) decorating whiz is a multitasker, tackling decor, baby care, and cooking in several books. Editor-at-large for Homestyle magazine. Has her own line of Bassett furniture at stores nationwide. GOOD THING Martha minus the fear factor.