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NeNe Leakes joins “Celebrity Apprentice” cast

images-1Oh that multi-tasking NeNe Leakes.

“Real Housewives of Atlanta” cast member. Author. On-air celebrity interviewer for WXIA.

Now the outspoken NeNe adds another line to her resume.

She’ll join the “Celebrity Apprentice” reality show. She’ll be seeking Donald Trump’s approval, along with Gary Busey, Meat Loaf,  La Toya Jackson, Mark McGrath, David Cassidy, Richard Hatch, Marlee Matlin, Dionne Warwick, Jose Canseco, Star Jones,  Lisa Rinna, Niki Taylor, Lil Jon, John Rich and Hope Dworaczyk.

Leakes announced the news via Twitter in her trademark sassy style: “That’s right yo girl will be on the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice! Trumppppppppp!”

Jennifer Brett, The Buzz, jbrett@ajc.com

88 comments Add your comment

MM

January 14th, 2011
12:28 pm

Could care less about NeNe. More excited about Gary Busey and Lil John. YEEEEEAAAAAHHHH!!

Camera Fig Newton

January 14th, 2011
12:32 pm

NOOOOOO!!!!!! BORING!!!!!!!!!!!!

yeah right

January 14th, 2011
12:36 pm

i guess this show has gone to the doggs now. she is a no nothing chic

Mr. Ed

January 14th, 2011
12:41 pm

I’ll give Leakes credit, she’s kept her 15 minutes of fame going much longer than anyone ever anticipated.

How? Now that baffles me. It’s not by any noticeable talent that I able to assimilate.

Mike

January 14th, 2011
12:47 pm

Congratulations Ne-Ne….shake off your haters like MM!

Hannah

January 14th, 2011
12:48 pm

Yeah Right, what made this show good in the past? NeNe is the reason I will start watching the show!!

River

January 14th, 2011
12:56 pm

Outstanding!!!!!!!!! Another tv show in which the world can see what kind peaches the city of Atlanta has to offer. I understand that it is all about entertainment but it is still embarrassing to have people think that NeNe represents a actual houseWIFE in Atlanta or the metro area.

larry

January 14th, 2011
12:57 pm

Dat my cousin !

V.

January 14th, 2011
1:05 pm

CONGRATS! KEEP DOING U AND LET THE HATERS HATE UNTIL THEY WAKE UP!

Alexander

January 14th, 2011
1:06 pm

Lala in GaGa

January 14th, 2011
1:08 pm

Do they have to announce that she is from Atlanta. The world already thinks we are idiots. People like Nene just confirm it in their minds.

DEDICATED NENE FAN

January 14th, 2011
1:13 pm

DO YOUR THING NE-NE AND THE HELL WITH ALL THESE HATERS!!! IF THEY COULD WALK A MILE IN YOUR SUCCESS THEY WOULD BE HAPPY!!!! THEY NEED TO GET A LIFE AND STOP HATING ON YOURS!!!KEEP ON KEEPING ON IT’S YOUR SEASON SO TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT.

Insert eye roll here

January 14th, 2011
1:15 pm

This season should be named ‘Celebrity Apprentice: Train Wreck’. Besides, Dionne Warwick already knows who’s gonna win because of her Psychic Friends hook-up…

ViningsShanaenae

January 14th, 2011
1:19 pm

Oh Lawd! How can we just make Ne Ne go away! She is an embarrassment to the ATL and to women in general. People who watch her have to buy a big screen TV just because of her hips. I will never watch the Apprentice again! Just please go away!

Kevin

January 14th, 2011
1:31 pm

Why do black people call anyone that disagrees with them a “hater”?

Do you realize that it makes you look like a complete moron, who lacks the ability to disagree with someone with real, descriptive words?

It’s not that I hate you. It’s that I think you’re a fool. Big difference.

Mini

January 14th, 2011
1:37 pm

I agree, Nene has stretched her 15 min. of fame further than anyone thought. I guess since she is divorcing, the next reality show for her will be For the Love of Nene or The Bachelorette…

Duh Kevin

January 14th, 2011
1:56 pm

Let me clear this up for you Kevin. By definition, a hater is anyone who cannot be happy for another’s success. It is not a term that is specific to Blacks. Other ethnicities use the term “hater” frequently. I am positive that you were not meaning to sound so ignorant. Furthermore, it’s 2011, must everything boil down to race? Perhaps looking at Blacks as a whole try focusing on the individual. Just because you said something stupid doesn’t mean that all people of your race are the same way.

Grant

January 14th, 2011
1:59 pm

Star Jones and NeNe Leakes…there may be MORE cat fights Than when Joan Rivers was on the show!!!

She'Ne'Ne

January 14th, 2011
2:00 pm

Trump must have quite the ego to call this “Celebrity” Apprentice. What a bunch of has beens and never beens. Any REAL celebrity would die laughing if approached by this show.

Chip

January 14th, 2011
2:04 pm

Well she definitely doesn’t know how to play charades. Trump made the announcement on Jimmy Fallon last night and she and Lil John came out & played charades. Neither one of them knew what they were doing. As several people have said, this show has gone to the dogs. Jumped the hark for sure.

robin huud

January 14th, 2011
2:10 pm

Don’t blame Ne Ne for all of this. Blame the stupid, moronic viewers who watch the trash she is on. We all know she is a joke and Bravo is the trash of the tv industry. Each Housewife show is the same, rich, spoiled, immature women who can nothing about the world except themselves. God help us if they cared about some starving people in Africa, the care might muff their hair. But truly the Atlanta group is the laughing stock of all of them. What shallow self effacing people they are and you the viewer just helps them run to the bank by watching that trash.

Bhorsoft

January 14th, 2011
2:15 pm

Celebrity Apprentice jumped the shark long before the first episode aired.

Mr. Ed

January 14th, 2011
2:17 pm

If Leakes becomes legend after this show good for her.

If we truly want to have dislike for someone let’s focus our attention on Star Jones. Who even lied about altering her appearance via gastric bypass surgery. Talk about a superficial camera hound of no substance. That would be Star Jones.

Yuck x 2.

B Real

January 14th, 2011
2:18 pm

Strippers in the Boardroom, what else can the fat dink Trump do to stay relavent?

PelvisMessly

January 14th, 2011
2:32 pm

Another tv show I won’t have to waste a minute on.

Sharon C

January 14th, 2011
2:34 pm

I predict she’ll be the first one out if her team loses. Loud mouth “poser”. All talk and ‘tude, no substance.

RC

January 14th, 2011
2:38 pm

There goes the rating down the crapper

Inevitable Statement

January 14th, 2011
2:41 pm

“Fired? Donald, you are firing me? Please, who gon check me boo?” LOL!

H8TER

January 14th, 2011
2:44 pm

Trump’s gone STRAIGHT G, gettin’ all CRUNK up n here…….must be trying to appeal to a younger audience. Its all about DAT CHEDDA for Trump and the GANG. They gettin’ PAID and that’s all that matters.

Daphane

January 14th, 2011
2:48 pm

Congrats NeNe. You deserve it. You have worked hard over the last two years. God is certainly blessing you. Don’t let him down.

Me

January 14th, 2011
2:49 pm

First, Nene is a joke! I understand she is trying to establish herself but, if she is anything in real life situations as she is on RHOA well, those poor people will be in for a treat. I don’t know her or anything but, she just seems to be a loud mouth that thinks she can get all up in people’s space. I guess she really hasn’t met her match yet or she knows who she can do that to. The apprentice is becoming a joke now! Enjoy watching people.

AreYouSerious

January 14th, 2011
2:56 pm

I’m not a NeNe fan, but I’m sure everyone who has put negative comments on this blog would accept the “call” if it’s from Donald Trump. She’s turned her 15 minutes of fame into 60 minutes….

Kevin

January 14th, 2011
3:09 pm

Dear DuhKevin-

Thank you for succinctly and affirmatively proving my point.

You may my work here easier.

Sandy

January 14th, 2011
3:15 pm

I love you NeNe, you go girl!!!!

Casual Observer

January 14th, 2011
3:26 pm

Kevin – 3:09 “You may my work here easier.”

Should we now assume that everyone in your particular race does not have the ability to correctly use English? So quick to point the finger yet lacking. That to me is irony. hahahha

Question Guy

January 14th, 2011
3:34 pm

Is Nene related to this Wikki person that I have been reading about in the news?

Speedygurl

January 14th, 2011
3:34 pm

You’re FIRED! She’ll be there for entertainment purposes only.

Jai

January 14th, 2011
3:40 pm

Personally…I enjoy the “Celebrity Apprentise”….it’s entertainment drama at best..As far as NeNe
Leaks…she’s making a dam good living. if u don’t enjoy a program…turn off the channel. Folks are
so quick to judge…most would jump at the opportunity to work with Trump…lets live and let live.
These folks are quite smart and are laughing all the way to the bank, not to mention the exposure
for other opportunities. So to all the broke mean spirited folks…get over it…it’s entertainment !

Speedygurl

January 14th, 2011
3:44 pm

But of course she’ll earn an appearance fee. $uit$ her. Go girl!

AlphaDog

January 14th, 2011
3:54 pm

What, they ran out of celebrities?

Alrighty Then

January 14th, 2011
4:00 pm

Apparently, its newsworthy since many of you are blogging about it. Many topics don’t even receive one blogger’s comment. Those against NeNe are hypocrites. If you didn’t watch her, you wouldn’t know so much about her! Do you thang, Ne-Ne, by any means necessary!!!!

Alrighty Then

January 14th, 2011
4:01 pm

Sorry for the typo….”do your thing Ne-Ne, by any means necessary!!!”

J

January 14th, 2011
4:04 pm

Damn…when Nene get white all of sudden? She used to be a tall, chocolate sister, but now she looking like MJ. Good example of how the media influences the masses!

ANOTHER CONCERNED PARENT

January 14th, 2011
4:19 pm

You Go Girl I love her !!!

bevvie

January 14th, 2011
4:30 pm

NeNe Leakes? Really? Seriously?

Diego

January 14th, 2011
4:36 pm

Great pick by Trump; I can’t imagine Nene working well with the D list celebrities on the show. I don’t watch Apprentice, but Nene is bound to cause some fireworks.

JRP

January 14th, 2011
4:53 pm

John Rich will kick butt..

Stockdog

January 14th, 2011
5:34 pm

I will watch. I will laugh my butt off. This will be more fun than watching a tire fire in July. I didn’t know that Lil’ Jon was that desperate. Anyway, Nene has milked this crap for all it’s worth. I can’t be mad at her. Low class loser gettin’ paid.

utellum

January 14th, 2011
5:40 pm

Co-Sign @ Duh Kevin & Casual Observer…

JoyE

January 14th, 2011
6:00 pm

Really? I wonder if she will be as loud and obnoxious as she portrays herself on Housewives of Atlanta? It will be interesting to see for sure..ha!