September 3rd, 2010
10:14 AM ET
Can Martha Stewart fill Larry King's suspenders as a great TV interviewer? She sure thinks so.
The domestic diva, who conducts a series of heart-to-hearts on the September 19 Hallmark Channel prime-time special "Martha Stewart Presents," revealed that she has designs on becoming a renowned television talker.
"My favorite interviewers are Larry King, 76, and Barbara Walters, 80 - both of whom are kind of retiring," said Stewart, 69. "Who's going to take their place as the serious, great interviewer? I'm throwing my name in there, because I love to talk to people."
Though Stewart interviews designers Donna Karan, Diane von Furstenberg, Tory Burch and Jenna Lyons on her Hallmark Channel special, she is eager to sit down with people like first lady Michelle Obama, her favorite comedians and especially "the hottest, sexiest young male movie stars," she said.
"Who are they? Who are they really? How do they live? How do they cope?" Stewart asked. "That's another potential interview show."
For now, however, she'll settle for "dates" with her two new male staffers, which will air as segments on her daily talk show. "They take me to their kinds of places," Stewart said, "and I take them to my kinds of places."
We think we just discovered the next "Bachelorette"!
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