EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND star Doris Roberts has dreamed up a novel way to get in shape and boost her career - a stint behind jail bars.

The actress, 75, is stunned to see lifestyle guru Martha Stewart finishing her five-month jail stint on Sunday (06MAR05) 20 pounds (9.07 kilograms) lighter than when she began her sentence and with new TV and book deals worth a fortune.

And now that her long-running sitcom has come to an end, Roberts is tempted to receive a career boost in prison.

She says, "(Stewart) is going from one compound to another. She's got a TV deal, she's lost 20 pounds.

"I'm going to jail... I'm out of a job, I'm looking for a job."

02/03/2005 09:41