Martha Stewart (left) and Gwyneth Paltrow
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has spoken out about Gwyneth Paltrow
– and she seemed far from sold on the Oscar-winning actress's lifestyle business ambitions.
In a frank appearance on Bloomberg Television
Tuesday, Stewart, 72, openly wondered whether Paltrow, 41, has the domestic prowess she promotes on GOOP
, the successful online lifestyle publication and shop she launched in 2008, as well as in her most recent best-selling cookbook, It's All Good.
"I haven't eaten at Gwyneth's house, and I have never seen how she lives," Stewart said. "But, if she's authentic, all the better – and I certainly hope she is. She really wants to be part of the lifestyle business."
Stewart, whose massive do-it-yourself empire
touches on everything from cooking and gardening to crafting and entertaining, cautiously praised Paltrow but stopped short of endorsing her lifestyle brand.
"She's a charming, pretty person who has a feeling for lifestyle," she said. "She wants to be a lifestyle arbiter – fine. Good."
But apparently she wanted Paltrow – and the world – to remember one thing.
"I think I started this whole category of lifestyle," she said.
No word yet on whether Paltrow agrees.