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Did Martha Stewart Just Throw Shade at Blake Lively? (UPDATE: Blake Responds!)

Original story (July 29, 2014): Martha Stewart is too classy to say, "Bring it on, $#@%!" — but that's what we think she meant when The Huffington Post asked her about the prospect of Gossip Girl star Blake Lively becoming the new Martha.

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"Let her try," Martha told the site.

You see, Blake just launched Preserve, her own lifestyle website, which may end up rivaling Martha's lifestyle empire — though Blake also raved about her "friendship" with Martha in the August issue of Vogue.

Later in the interview, Martha seemed to backpedal on the throwdown comment: "I don't mean that facetiously! I mean, it's stupid, she could be an actress! Why would you want to be me if you could be an actress? I just did a movie yesterday, though — I can't even tell you about it — but I want to be Blake Lively."

Oh, so now Blake's Preserve idea is stupid, huh?

The 72-year-old also remarked that she hadn't seen Blake's "blog" yet. Not website. Blog.

No need for sunscreen, people — because we have serious shade here.

What's your take? Is Martha having fun with a faux-feud? Or does she actually think Blake's idea is folly? Let us know in the comments below.

Update (August 7, 2014): In an interview with E! Online, Blake responds to Martha's comments: "I want to have my own path professionally — and, even as she said, I'm an actress. I'm doing something totally different, so now I sort of have two careers going on, and it'll be interesting to see how it all pans out. But really what it is, is I have two passions. And I think ultimately, I will always be doing both, but one is going to be paying the bills better than the other."

Source: The Huffington Post, E! Online

Dan Clarendon is an assistant editor at Wetpaint Entertainment. Follow him on Twitter and Google+!

07.29.2014 / 12:00 AM EDT by Dan Clarendon
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