"I think weed is the best drug on earth," says American teens' most respected role model, Miley Cyrus, in a chat with Rolling Stone. "One time I smoked a joint with peyote in it, and I saw a wolf howling at the moon." Adds Miley, "And molly [ecstasy], too. Those are happy drugs - social drugs."

Miley's not down with the Bolivian marching powder. "I really don't like coke. It's so gross and so dark."

Think of him as dirt

Martha Stewart, 72, gives Bethenny Frankel choice advice on how to deal with her nasty divorce from Jason Hoppy.

"The best thing to do is think of your partner as a piece of you-know-what," says Martha in a segment on Bethenny's show set to air Monday. "It's over and get on with your life."

Alex Wagner to wed Kass

Unnamed Sources report that MSNBC's Alex Wagner, razor-sharp host of the daytime show Now With Alex Wagner, is engaged to Sam Kass, who is now exec director of the Let's Move! initiative and once was a White House chef. The lovely couple's liaison was revealed this summer by the Washington Post. And this week, Alex has been waving what appears to be an engagement ring(!!!) on her show like it was a victory towel. Which it kind of is.

- John Timpane

Tidbits 'n' pieces

William and Kate's bairn, Prince George, will be christened Oct. 23 by the Archbishop of Canterbury  in a private service . . . . La Salle University on Sunday will present an honorary degree to alumnus Matthew Quick, author of The Silver Linings Playbook. Quick's sixth novel, Love May Fail, has just been optioned for the big screen.

This column includes information from Inquirer wire services. sideshow@phillynews.com.