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NeNe Leakes: Star Jones “is a disaster”

Photo courtesy of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show."

Photo credit: Michael Rozman/Warner Bros

NeNe Leakes of “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” and more recently, “Celebrity Apprentice,” will appear on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show” today. The show airs weekdays at 4 p.m. on WXIA.

According to a transcript the show sent us, they’ll be discussing Leakes’ fellow “Apprentice” cast member Star Jones.

They’re not exactly best buddies.

“She is bossy, she is manipulative, conniving,” Leakes said of Jones. “She is controlling. I think that she knows. Yeah. She looks in the mirror, she better know.”

By the way here’s a comprehensive “Celebrity Apprentice” recap from our colleague Rodney Ho. If you’d like to see RoHo talking about the show click here for his video.

Jones has been vocal about Leakes as well, telling Daytime Confidential, “We’re not on the same level. Let’s make that clear. We’re on the same show.”

In case that was unclear she added,  ”Cream rises to the top and water seeks its own level.”

Jones also noted, “They cast the show based on what they thought would generate good ratings. This was not a show about friendship.”

(And if everyone got along, who would watch, right?)

Apparently their relationship was strained from the beginning.

“When I walked into the situation, I tried to walk in with no preconceived notions,” Leakes told DeGeneres. “I was just thinking, ‘Okay, I’m going to do the show. I’m going to get to know who Star is.’ I think she had preconceived notions of who she thought I was just from watching me on the ‘Housewives.’ I think she thought I was going to come in and take over. I tried to get to know her. Some people are difficult to get to know. She’s not easiest person to get to know. She is a disaster.”

Could they work things out?

Uh, maybe.

“I don’t think she’s easy to get along with,” Leakes said. “She’s a tough girl. We’re kind of okay. I’m trying to feel her out right now.”

- Jennifer Brett/The Buzz/jbrett@ajc.com

122 comments Add your comment

The Timekeeper

March 23rd, 2011
8:24 am

Sister Girl, Girlfriend, my homegirl, women united strong , independent women together, etc, etc. Must all be a lot of hypocrisy and baloney, ha, ha.

Biggie

March 23rd, 2011
9:08 am

Nene, Star like youself is a real B… The only difference I see is Star is more intellectual than you.

isshestillwearingheels

March 23rd, 2011
9:16 am

This is laughable coming from nene (dumb name). Star is quite weird looking, just as you are, so please dont try to pretend that you are anything more than Star, btw Star IS a lawyer with a very intelligeng mind while you, on the other hand, what have you done to contribute to society?

anon

March 23rd, 2011
9:17 am

Why is nene famous? She is one of the least talented people I’ve ever seen on TV. Her stint on 11Alive was a joke, and I can only imagine that this apprentice and housewife show is terrible.

emmysmom

March 23rd, 2011
9:23 am

This woman has a lot of nerve casting stones at anyone. Speaking of disasters, when is her 15 minutes finally going to be over? I’m from metro Atlanta, and she is an embarrassment.

Simple Jack

March 23rd, 2011
9:24 am

The difference is that Star has an IQ and a (very) little bit of class. Nene, please move to Alabama so we can stop having to claim you as our train wreck.

mojo3

March 23rd, 2011
9:25 am

Hush NeNe. Say nothing. You’ll appear more intelligent than opening your mouth and “slamming” Star. Both of you have ISSUES. However, she is accomplished. What have you
done, lately????

Bubbles

March 23rd, 2011
9:26 am

Do NOT listen to ANYTHING Ne Ne has to say. She is a jealous HATER and is just a NASTY PERSON IN GENERAL. Lisa Rinna is a piece of CRAP too. Who as an OLD WOMAN (Lisa) acts in such a tasteless manner towards another human being on Face Book. Lisa Rinna is UGLY and Ne Ne is the DISASTER. GO STAR JONES! The people watching TV see what is going on and LISA RINNA and NE NE LEAKES ARE LOSERS.

Light

March 23rd, 2011
9:27 am

It is so hilarious to hear and read people dis Nene. While her personality leaves a lot to be desired from what can be seen on the RHOA, she obviously is doing her job because she’s making the entertainment circuit and making a name for herself. And if that’s her goal, well, she seems pretty successful to me.

Calvin G. Sims, Sr.

March 23rd, 2011
9:36 am

Yes Timekeeper, you are absolutely right. And I am a black man.

All of that “Girlfriend,” “Strong” black woman stuff is over used and too loosely applied. Yes, there are strong black women – history is replete with them – and there is unity among men and women in the black community. Still, like the term “Diva,” these descriptions are over-used and used in instances where they simply do not apply.

There are many exceptions, but I am just sick and tired of all of the “hood rats” who call themselves “Strong black women” what they are just the opposite. The call each other “Girlfriend,” then call each other “Bitc#es” in the very next breath. How can a woman with any sense of pride and decency call herself a “female dog?”

These women profess unity while at the same time, they sleep with each others husbands. We are in trouble in America. While morality is suffering in women across racial lines (as well as gender lines – not to let men off the hook) it seems that the decline is being not only led by black women, but most glamorized by them.

Black women. please wake up!!!

Real Talk

March 23rd, 2011
9:37 am

This Celebrity thing is a drug and she’s hooked

Marcus Gaines

March 23rd, 2011
9:41 am

Way off topic—What is up with the very unflattering photo of Jennifer at the top of the page? Please change it! It has a certain crosseyed, sucking and egg look to it.

Ramzad

March 23rd, 2011
9:46 am

Help me out here. Who is NeNe? What is she important for?

Real Talk

March 23rd, 2011
9:49 am

Mr. Gaines, That’s classic! Best post today

Shellie

March 23rd, 2011
9:53 am

Nene, go and sit your ignorant tale down. You are one loud, abrasive and aggressive woman.

Check name

March 23rd, 2011
9:58 am

Nene = Typical Atlanta woman

hotlanta

March 23rd, 2011
10:03 am

NeNe you can’t compete with people like Star who has their money working for them while you are working for your money. You have met your match and can’t deal with it.

jane

March 23rd, 2011
10:06 am

You go NeNe! I am not a fan of Star – she thinks she is better then everyone in the world! I love Celebrity Apprentice – but she makes the show not as enjoyable to watch – but I still am and everytime she is on – I will fast forward!

Kelli

March 23rd, 2011
10:11 am

In regards to NeNe not getting along with Star, it appeared that she had no problem siding with her when they were all throwing Lisa Rinna under the bus. NeNe, Dion and Star all appeared to be made from the same mold if you ask me.

Jennifer Brett

March 23rd, 2011
10:13 am

Dear Marcus,

Sorry. That is, unfortunately, what I look like.

Jennifer

RJ's WIFE

March 23rd, 2011
10:13 am

@ Light I totally agree with you..Nene has made a ‘name for herself’ she could care less what others think of her. She’s a no none sense person who means what she say & says what she means. People complain about watching her on the RHOA & CA…but they still continue to watch…why??? because they enjoy the shows but won’t admit it. Have a great day everyone :)

jesse

March 23rd, 2011
10:17 am

STAR WHO GIVES ——————————–

ARTHUR

March 23rd, 2011
10:19 am

NENE KEEPS IT REAL THE REAL DEAL

Rickie Tickie Taffee

March 23rd, 2011
10:22 am

These comments make my day….thank you people. Bloop Bloop Bloop.

Kelli

March 23rd, 2011
10:24 am

Also, I have to agree with Mr. Sims, these women want to say they are “strong black women”. All I see is negativity and meanness. I wouldn’t want to be friends with women like these or have to work with them for that matter.

CascadeShanaenae

March 23rd, 2011
10:25 am

NeNe is an embarrassment to all the sisters out there. She seems to have become even more full of herself and even hateful. She wants to be a star on TV, but obviously she is not television or even public material. And look at her family. It is a wreck. I can’t stand Star either, but Nene is no celebrity and is not on the same level as any stars on that show. Nene, just go away.

Clarifier

March 23rd, 2011
10:33 am

Star is a has been. NeNe is a never was, never will be.

Slim

March 23rd, 2011
10:34 am

NeNe “Mr Ed” Leakes please take your 18 mins. and go back to Athens. You are the last person on earth to critique Star Jones. Ms. Jones is an educated woman and your not. Please exit the stage ASAP!

Mike

March 23rd, 2011
10:36 am

Where do you guys dig up this crap?

andre d mobley Sr

March 23rd, 2011
10:37 am

Half of yall dont know what a hoodrat or ghetto is but you use the term Go back to the Trailer Park

Loving This Opp!

March 23rd, 2011
10:40 am

NeNe is cool. She’s a bit ghetto, but cool. She shoots straight from the hip and I like that. Star is very intelligent and that’s why she makes such huge asinie mistakes. She’s full of hersef. Her father would tell her everyday she’s a the brightest star in the world. Nothing wrong with a high level of self-esteem, but when it infringes on the space of others, Houston, we have a problem. She’s conceited and not very good eye candy!

carlaroqs

March 23rd, 2011
10:41 am

@jennifer, cute answer. at calvin sims- life is short, just make sure that your female is on the right path– and for those of you categorizing all Black women as the same ( and in a negative light), that’s cool. we will use octo mom, charlie sheen and chris brown to categorize you.

Loving This Opp!

March 23rd, 2011
10:42 am

I’m from NYC and I know what ghetto is. Now, here in the south, I most definitely know what a hoodrat is. There’s so many walking around!!!

pmuckle

March 23rd, 2011
10:47 am

Say what you want about NENE she is making televison appearances regardless how hood she may be… represent your hood gurl!

scott&liz

March 23rd, 2011
10:54 am

as a admirer of blacks and all they have endured my question..is why they disrespect, and murder each other at alarming rates..havent as a race you have endured enough of disrespect,murder etc..nene leaks is such an embarrassment to all black women in america..i would love to take this ghetto clown to a Diana Ross concert then maybe she would learn how to act like ms ross (with class and some dignity) nene you feed that sterotypical view of black women with a large paint brush go hide in a cave somewhere..as a wealthy white male i would like to say to blacks..”IF YOU HAVE NO RESPECT FOR YOURSELF AND FOR YOUR RACE OF FOLKS WHY SHOULD ANYONE ELSE OF ANY RACE ANY WHERE AT ANY TIME RESPECT YOU?????..and please quit being so gulliable i doubt if the networks would let you get away with this nene with a white woman instead they would rather pit 2 black women against each other..THINK ABOUT IT SLOWLY AND THOUROUGLY!!!havent blacks been torn enough??..sincerly a white male and his loving wifes observation!!!..nene..you have put brown stain on Atlanta and that brown stain rymes with quit

can't believe I am commenting

March 23rd, 2011
10:58 am

Ok, I can’t believe I am saying this but NeNe is right. Star Jones, an attorney she will remind you, is a MAJOR disaster. Anyone that ever saw her co-host The View will agree.

NeNe is just callin’ them like she sees them.

RJ's WIFE

March 23rd, 2011
11:03 am

@ scott&liz….SO YOU’RE SAYING ‘WHITE PEOPLE DON’T MURDER EACH OTHER’ WHY DOES EACH TOPIC ON THIS BLOG TURN INTO A ‘BLACK/WHITE ISSUE’…..SMDH!!!!!

Atlantaphotog

March 23rd, 2011
11:04 am

A disaster calling out a disaster – how ironic. Isn’t that kind of like a hurricane complaining about an earthquake? lol (roll eyes).

RJ's WIFE

March 23rd, 2011
11:05 am

Right Nene is cool and the SISTAH IS GETTING PAID….WHAT!!!!!!!

Eric

March 23rd, 2011
11:06 am

RJ’s WIFE go ahead and look up stats of which race committs the most murders. Yes, some white people kill but 90% of the time when there is a murder, the person who did it was black. Why do people get so upset when people state FACTS?

RJ's WIFE

March 23rd, 2011
11:08 am

JESUS KEEP ME NEAR THE CROSS….Some people blog like they’re sharing the same brain cell…..ENJOY THE SUNSHINE EVERYONE :)

RJ's WIFE

March 23rd, 2011
11:09 am

I’m not looking up anything Eric…honey just continue to comment in any way you feel the need to & have a BLESSED DAY!!!

RJ's WIFE

March 23rd, 2011
11:12 am

RIP – ELIZABETH TAYLOR :(

scott&liz

March 23rd, 2011
11:16 am

eric is right folks …sad but true!!reality sometimes has an oder…meaning sometime it stinks but it is what it is..if blacks dont quit murdering ,robbing.they are going to become non existent..and this nene clown is the wrong example for black young ladies…we have had to fire 4 black women in the company i own for wanting to be a nene wanna a be..fighting,loud,head and neck moving..

Hey wait a minute...

March 23rd, 2011
11:16 am

I am so mad about this I am going to throw a chair through the window.

HI JENNIFER BRITT

March 23rd, 2011
11:19 am

im still watching your “blog” posts…this one has turned into a RACIAL battle as always when you open the comments section.

What is the AJC doing to moderate these forums (besides your defending yourself when someone comments on your appearance)?

This is a ugly racial battleground that keeps happening.

Tertainmnt

March 23rd, 2011
11:20 am

One adjective from ‘NeNe’ on Star that doesn’t apply to her is Conniving. She’s straight up with no chaser, love or hate her she’s making the celebrity circuit and making money by knocking ‘Star’.

Hey wait a minute...

March 23rd, 2011
11:22 am

Need to take back the streets of atlanta and make it safe. I am sick tired of all the smash and grab, murders, larceny, home invasions, robbery at gun point etc. I wonder what “community” that crime is coming from?

Jonathan

March 23rd, 2011
11:24 am

I THINK NENE IS A REAL PERSON WHO CAN SPEAK HER OPINION ABOUT ANYONE!!!!!!! FOR SOMEONE TO TALK BAD ABOUT HER BECAUSE SHE KEEP IT REAL PEOPLE NEED TO FALL BACK!!!!!! NENE IM JONATHAN AND BABY U KEEP DOING UR THING BECAUSE IF IT WASNT FOR U SOME PEOPLE WOULDNT EVEN WATCH APPRENTICE NOW BLOOP BLOOP!!!!!! LOVE U NENE

Mel

March 23rd, 2011
11:25 am

Leakes is an embarrassment to the both the City of Atlanta and the State of Georgia. It would be great if she and the rest of her kind (unremarkable, unjustifiably entitled drama queens) would pack up and head out for Hollywood. I promise they wouldn’t be missed.