Martha Stewart

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House of Stuart? Yes. House for Stewart? Not a chance.

Connecticut blue blood Martha Stewart has been refused entry to Britiain, with the U.K. Border Agency reportedly denying her a visa as a result of her insider-trading conviction four years ago.

According to the Daily Telegraph, which first reported the rebuff, Stewart was due to touch down across the pond this weekend, and was booked to speak at the Royal Academy as well as meet with several fashion and leader industry heavyweights.

"It is a bit silly given some of the other people allowed into the country," an official told the paper.

You think?

"She has engagements with English companies and business leaders and hopes this can be resolved so that she will be able to visit soon," Charles Koppelman, chairman of Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, said in a statement.

Britain's Home Office, which runs the U.K. Border Agency and has in the past prevented Snoop Dogg from entering the country, said it does not comment on individual cases but acknowledged they do their best to keep certain undesirables off their shores.

"We continue to oppose the entry to the U.K. of individuals where we believe their presence in the United Kingdom is not conducive to the public good or where they have been found guilty of serious criminal offenses abroad."

Stewart was found guilty of conspiracy, making false statements and obstruction of agency proceedings on Dec. 27, 2001, as a result of her everything-must-go sale of ImClone stock. She was sentenced to five months in prison and five months of house arrest.

Those Brits deny Stewart yet embrace Amy Winehouse and Pete Doherty? Guess they are the masters of irony after all.

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