NEWS FLASH: Martha Stewart Released From Prison

“The experience of the last five months … has been life altering and life affirming,” Stewart said in a statement issued on her Web site. “Someday, I hope to have the chance to talk more about all that has happened, the extraordinary people I have met here and all that I have learned.”

I assume she wasn’t talking about lesbian love. The domestic goddess is no longer an inmate of prison, she’ll now be an inmate of her home – well sort of.

For the next five months, Stewart must wear an electronic anklet so authorities can track her every move. But she is allowed to receive her $900,000 salary again and can leave home for up to 48 hours a week to work, shop or run other approved errands.

Her journey home began about 12:30 a.m. Friday, when two dark-windowed sport utility vehicles slipped out the gates of the women’s prison in Alderson, W.Va., and drove to a nearby airport.

There, Stewart — casually dressed in a gray-and-white poncho, dark jeans and ankle boots — smiled and waved to supporters as she walked across the runway and boarded the plane for New York. [via AP]

Hopefully the dark demons she had to deal with in prison won’t obscure her skills in making the prefect meal.