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Report: NeNe Leakes joining 2011 cast of ‘Celebrity Apprentice’

neneThe third and final leak this week of cast members of Donald Trump’s 2011 edition of “Celebrity Apprentice” is out because the show started taping yesterday.

And Atlanta has its second representative after rapper Lil Jon: NeNe Leakes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta!”

Yes, our gal is certainly guaranteed to bring on the drama. Who will she clash with? I can see a good rumble between her and Star Jones or Meatloaf. Others on the cast, according to Las Vegas Weekly’s Robin Leach, include a host of musicians: LaToya Jackson, Dionne Warwick, Meatloaf, David Cassidy, Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray and John Rich of Big & Rich fame. Trump likes eye candy so there’s 2010 Playmate of the Year Hope Dworaczyk and supermodel Niki Taylor.

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Leakes can also face off against crabby IRS-avoiding Richard Hatch of “Survivor” fame. From the acting world, there’s actress Lisa Rinna, who has her own reality show now with her hubby Harry Hamlin; deaf Oscar-winning actress Marlee Matlin and Gary Busey, Dr. Drew’s favorite rehab man.  And from the sports world, there’s Mr. Steroids Jose Canseco.

This sounds like a really interesting, diverse cast. I’m looking forward to it!

Based on past seasons, this fourth edition of “Celebrity Apprentice” will likely debut in March of next year and run through May.

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Payola

October 15th, 2010
3:33 pm

Go Miss NeNe! The children live for you!

Kapoonka

October 15th, 2010
3:34 pm

Hunh? Is this for real? She’s a friggin moron!! No skills, no education, just a boisterous, bullyish personality. Wwait til Trump fires her a$#!!! Think she’ll go “Dwight” on him? This is gonna be interesting…really,really interesting.

Atl representin

October 15th, 2010
3:36 pm

NENE and little Jon are going to represent hard core for the Alt. They are going to show just how ghetto this town is. You go boys! Do your thang

Kiana

October 15th, 2010
3:36 pm

Big hot mess! Can’t wait! i hope NeNe and Meatloaf become best friends, and face off against Lil Jon and Star Jones!

hotlanta

October 15th, 2010
3:38 pm

Star Jones and NeNe hope the sun is not shining bright. They will both melt.

Hannah

October 15th, 2010
3:44 pm

Nene!! I’ve never watched Celebrity Apprentice but I’m definitely in now!

lil john

October 15th, 2010
3:45 pm

WHAT…….OK

Pebblebeach

October 15th, 2010
3:56 pm

Well…what a cast and for the first time, I will watch this mess for its entertainment value, if that…

JJ

October 15th, 2010
3:56 pm

Are you 4 real?????

WOW – This is great news!

Just add NeNe and watch the ratings soar! I am a huge fan….

RJC

October 15th, 2010
4:02 pm

Well I wont be watching that series.

Brandy

October 15th, 2010
4:21 pm

Wow. I can’t believe that “they” are going that far in effort to control the narrative. So now it appears that you have to represent the worst of your “group” to be given the opportunity to be on television because it serves their wider purpose of denigrating the whole group. Now here is a surefire way to make all of “them” look terrible. “Let us ignore the progressive, educated, articulate, professional, intellectual, accomplished, ambitious, and well mannered “ones” and instead shine a light on the most ignorant and non-representative sample of them. That way, we can build our greater narrative that all of them are ignorant, boorish, and stupid. The cumulative effect is that no one will trust them, including the president, with anything that requires some level of competence. And we win in the end.” Heaven help us all.

SWAT Native

October 15th, 2010
4:23 pm

I can see Nene having conflict with Latoya – she’s like Sheree to the nth degree.

Viewer2010

October 15th, 2010
4:41 pm

I agree with Pebblebeach…

SummerG

October 15th, 2010
5:02 pm

What a fine example we as adults are to the younger generation…and we wonder why the kids of this generation are so out there…hmmmmm.

Steve

October 15th, 2010
5:12 pm

This is gonna be good. I cant wait.

Kevin

October 15th, 2010
5:22 pm

Maybe she will ax Mr. Trump to help her sell some jew-rey.

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Boneshia Shequitha SheNaeNae Quartavious Jefferson

October 15th, 2010
5:45 pm

I know it’s hard to believe, but I have no comment :)

James

October 15th, 2010
5:48 pm

Lil Jon and Nene. Could we just once see someone on TV from Atlanta who’s not ghetto? No wonder people across the country have such a negative stereotype of this city.

Antoine

October 15th, 2010
5:57 pm

Judge shoulda let TI free. He saved that young man life and they didnt even cut him no slack. Something wrong with that

theREALread

October 15th, 2010
5:59 pm

It’s the first time TRUMP + BURNETT open the door for more than two Black contestants to be on network TV at prime time at the same time and look at the cast of Black folk they assemble–with exception of Dionne Warwick + Star Jones. TRUMP/BURNETT banking on the ignorant, the outlandish and the desperate to draw eyeballs, sell ad spots and swell their offshore accounts. America be blessed. Parents got their work cut out for them in trying to persuade their offspring to stay in school in the age of quick fame + fortune from reality TV.

theREALread

October 15th, 2010
6:04 pm

uhhnhhh, Ms. Jefferson, don’t leave us dry, we need a comment, drop something later when the shock wears off.

Grace

October 15th, 2010
6:09 pm

NeNe will have drama with anyone that resembles NeNe. She is self black hate at it’s worst. NeNe will kiss up to all the Becky’s but as soon as she see Star Jones or Dionne Warwick, that nasty tongue will flare up like hemroides. The only reason she get into with Kim on RHOA is cause she want Kim all to herself. As soon as Kim make another friend (Sheree, Kandi) NeNe act like a jealous man.

donaldneedsatupee...lol

October 15th, 2010
6:11 pm

I might just watch to see what drama will unfold. With NeNe, there will be drama. Heck, she might go off on Trump. Lol.

U BEANOT SAY NUTHIN BOUT DEM JEWS

October 15th, 2010
6:19 pm

BROKE REDNECKS ON WELFARE AND FOODSTAMPS,HATING ON NE-NE!

GO DRINK SOME PAST BLUE RIBBON AND SMOKE SOME CRYSTAL-METH REDNECKS!

Denvertre

October 15th, 2010
6:25 pm

NeNe will be in for a real fight with Star Jones…..Star won’t have any problems putting Nene back in her lane. Let’s not forget Star friends Lela Rochon and Vivica Fox(real sisters),just to name a few.

WiseWoman

October 15th, 2010
6:51 pm

I agree with Brandy. The Donald and his team have decided that instead of all of the hundreds of possibilities of persons/celebrities for the show — they want clowns! And unfortunately for city boosters – they both come from Atlanta. Watching television, specifically the “reality” variety that seem to come from Atlanta, no one would ever believe that this city has the the second largest number of blacks with college degrees in the country. Instead, for TV producers — if you want a loud-mouthed, ignorant, broken-English -peaking, crass, and cursing black person for your show – hey, Atlanta is like central casting!

WiseWoman

October 15th, 2010
6:54 pm

should be “broken-English-speaking” above…..

Janet

October 15th, 2010
6:59 pm

Go, Marlee. Go, Mr. Loaf!

KimZ'sPackage

October 15th, 2010
7:07 pm

Real People know who John Rich is, but tell me again who is this NeNe you speak of? Who is the LaToya Jackson person? I thought the Apprentice had Stars on it? I guess DWTS and the Apprentice can’t find any STARS anymore.

Melissa's mom

October 15th, 2010
7:07 pm

Wow! Can’t wait to watch. That Nene is entertaining!

KimZ'sPackage

October 15th, 2010
7:13 pm

NeNe is about as entertaing as Jock Itch or a Yeast Infection.

KimZ'sPackage

October 15th, 2010
7:24 pm

Where did you get that pic of NeNe? She looks like she was White Washed. I have seen NeNe she ain’t that White/High Yellow for sure.

TechEE86

October 15th, 2010
8:11 pm

Can’t we make Nene just go away? What an embarrassment to Atlanta.

Marie

October 15th, 2010
8:33 pm

LaToya Jackson is a musician???? Now Rodney that is fuuuuuunnnnyyyyyy!!!!!! Question for all the NeNe haters, what has this woman done to YOU?

Nikki

October 15th, 2010
9:21 pm

NeNe, Lil Jon, LaToya Jackson…this could get quite embarrassing!

Angelique of Johns Creek

October 15th, 2010
9:29 pm

OMG, Is Donald Trump joking, I mean seriously, well hell, he should have called me, and I heck I can think of many a women he can call, but Nene, come on!!!!

godoggo

October 15th, 2010
10:00 pm

Whats sad is that the show has fallen…..to just “try and get ratings”, little quality or value…..Seriously, do any of you really believe she is going to add anything other than Drama ? She will take the baton from that other Narcissist….Omarosa ? I guarantee, her ignorant typical drama self will be gone in the first 3 weeks if she doesn’t get arrested for assault for hitting a fellow contestant (male or female). I got one word of advice for her fellow contestants…..don’t walk away from your plate at dinner and leave your pork chop on it :) She’ll jump on that thing quicker than Tiger Woods would jump on a Perkins Pancake waitress….Can i get an Amen ?

Jenna

October 15th, 2010
10:16 pm

Trump knows what will bring the ratings, and having Star Jones and Nene on the same show will turn into a smack-down, weave-pulling, “oh no you ditn’t” extravaganza. Hey, why not throw Flava Flav, New York, and Omarosa on there too. The Apprentice is about to become The Jerry Springer Show.

JC

October 15th, 2010
10:35 pm

Surely the rest of the U.S. will think that Atlanta is the least intelligent community in the country with representation like this.

scott

October 15th, 2010
10:41 pm

why do black women continue to support this ghetto acting nene..she gives black women a bad name and a black eye all across the country..and above all the city of Atlanta..this ghetto dominated show should be a insult to blacks and black women all across this country..is this the only way black women get popular is by acting unsophistcated ,ghetto,and bofoonish,and beligerent..she enforces strotypes whites have about black women and feeds thier already warped view of black america..what an embarrsement

KimZ'sPackage

October 15th, 2010
10:49 pm

Scott My moter worked with some great Black women. I have to agree that TRHWOA is not a good thing.

KimZ'sPackage

October 15th, 2010
11:38 pm

Just saw a replay of RHOA and NeNe’s son visited a friend in jail and he had pot in his pocket and got arrested. AHHAHA He said he didn’t even know it was in his pocket. Damn, do ALL Black Peope have POT on them all the time? Black folks complain that they have to have an ID to VOTE, but they can keep a BAG of POT on their person all day everyday. AHHAHAH That says it all for sure.

KimZ'sPackage

October 15th, 2010
11:51 pm

I saw Dwight on the show and that Pleathera chick called him a Southern gentalman. HAHAHA. Maybe that is what they called him in Jail. He is GAY and had more Plastic Sugery than Joan Rivers. Give me a Break. Gay doesn’t a Southern Gentalman make by any means.

deborah

October 16th, 2010
12:24 am

I can’t wait for NENE to go Ghetto,and she will..Atlanta would be well represented with Tyler Perry,he has class.NENE is a JOKE..

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Chablis

October 16th, 2010
1:36 am

Tyler Perry busy makin his new movie about Eddie Long. It called “The Bishop That Prey”.

KimZ'sPackage

October 16th, 2010
2:16 am

Creflo and Eddie ain’t rich cause GOD loves them, but because Blacks are stupid. Same for Baker and Swaggart.