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We're mostly referring to the competition that kicks off today when Rachael Ray debuts her new talk show.

Chef at the White House

But apparently more than mere ratings are being fought over. According to reports, four staffers from the Martha Stewart show tried to sneak into a taping of Ray's show last week, but a security guard who works for both shows recognized them and had them ejected.

A source, unfortunately, claims there's no real feud in the works, however.

"[The spies] were kicked out because they lied about their names. Otherwise they would have been welcome to stop by."

A Stewart spokesman says the quartet weren't asked to leave by the guard, but by one of Martha's former audience coordinators who now works for Ray. It all sounds a bit off. Does Stewart really need another riva, on top of Donald Trump?

And all her former cellmates that are still rotting away in prison.

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Does it get any better than a fight between two egomaniacal, rich, reality television stalwarts?

Probably.

Donald and Melania Trump Picture

Nevertheless, the feud between Donald Trump and Martha Stewart has returned and caught our interest. Stewart is blasting Trump for firing former Apprentice sidekick, Carolyn Kepcher.

"Donald is out of control," Stewart said. "By the time he's finished, he will have fired everyone around him and there will be nobody left."

The Martha even went on to pretend to pity The Donald.

"Poor Donald will be sitting there on his little pedestal all by himself. He needs to be careful!"

The two self-involved, spoiled celebrities first butted heads in October 2005, when Trump blamed Stewart for pulling viewers away from his own Apprentice with a lame version of her own.

The feud came to a head in February, when Trump skewered Stewart in an open letter, blaming her performance for her show's failure, ending it with a warning:

"Be careful or I will do a syndicated daytime show, perhaps called The Boardroom, and further destroy the meager ratings you already have!"

Wow. If only Dancing with the Stars could be this heated.

"I almost can't believe my long-time friend Donald Trump wrote it," Stewart said in a statement to People magazine at the time.

And we can't believe Suri Curise exists. These things happen.

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Six years ago, Martha Stewart said she was leaving Westport, CT. She seems to actually mean it this time, but there's one problem: no one wants to buy her mammoth, well kept abode.

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A quick word of advice to Stewart: don't bother asking the parents of Michael Jackson. They can barely afford their own house.

The ex-con has been trying for more than two months to sell her early 19th century, federal-style farmhouse for $9 million. Real estate experts say it's not unusual for luxury homes to take at least a few months to sell - even those with Martha's famous touch.

"It's the most beautiful property I've ever seen," said Eileen Hill, president of the Mid Fairfield County Association of Realtors. "Every blade of grass stands at attention."

Sounds like the grass is as well-trained as Katie Holmes is.

The town, which is also home to actor Paul Newman and singer Michael Bolton, is taking Stewart's departure well. Very, very well.

"There was certainly no real sense of loss," said Cristin Marandino, editor of Westport Magazine. "I think 70% of the people who live in Westport have a Martha story. She just wasn't very easy to live with."

Stewart occasionally ran into trouble with neighbors upset with her film crews and behavior.

"I am so sad to be leaving this property which has meant so much to me and my family," Stewart said. "The four acres of garden have been tended with great care for more than 30 years and the circa 1805 farmhouse and outbuildings have been the location of wonderful family celebrations, legendary television specials and comfortable gatherings of friends."

Legendary, for sure. Sort of like how Hell's Kitchen is legendary.