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Martha Stewart: Prison TV Was on 'BET at All Times,' 'Had to Get Up Early to Watch News'


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Martha Stewart says Netflix’s “Orange is the New Black” pales in comparison to “the real thing.”

In an interview with comedian and talk show host Chelsea Handler, Stewart spoke fondly of her time in women's federal prison.

"When you live through something like 'Orange is the New Black' ... the real characters are better," said Stewart, who served five months behind bars in 2004 to 2005 for insider trading.

She conceded that she does not watch the Netflix series, premiering its fourth season on June 17.

“Too close to home?” Handler asked.

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“Well, no. It’s not as good as the real thing,” Stewart replied.

When asked if she was able to watch TV in prison, the queen of home said, "It was BET [Black Entertainment Television] at all times. I had to get up really early to watch the news.”

“So if I wanted to watch the stock market and stuff like that, I had to get up really early and watch it by myself," she said.

Check out a clip from the interview below.


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