During an appearance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show today, Star struck back against the Nene. “What were you thinking when Nene was going off like that?” Ellen asked Star. “I was thinking my grandmother is going to watch this,” Star replied.
“I was thinking I need to keep calm because, not for nothing, but when you’re confronted in the wild with an un-caged animal you’re supposed to retreat. You’re not supposed to attack,” added Star, 49, referencing why she decided to walk away from Nene during the verbal attack.
But it didn’t end there. “No,” replied Ellen, “with a bear you’re supposed to appear bigger. You’re supposed to get larger.”
“If you can tell me how to get bigger than that, I got money for you,” responded Star. Ellen then wanted to know if there was a possibility of a reconciliation anywhere in the future for the two reality stars: “How do you all get along now?” asked Ellen.
“Well, the lawyer in me would say, ‘We were not friends before, we were clearly not friends during, we are not friends after,'” said Star, adding, “I don’t know that girl and I don’t hang with people like that.” Ouch!
As for the Nene, she seems proud of the way she behaved on the show as she tweeted yesterday, “I always tell the truth because I don’t c the point n lying & it worked 4 me on last nite episode! I had taken all I could take. Bye Hope.”
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On last night’s episode of the Celebrity Apprentice, it was Nene vs Star take, oh who’s keeping count! The two ladies butted heads once again, well actually it was more of the Nene verbally attacking yet another person on national television, while Star just attempted to keep her distance cool.
The episode begins with Nene Leakes still reeling over the elimination of her new BFF La Toya Jackson. You know, the same person she verbally attacked a few weeks ago and the same person she helped send packing. Nene is upset at Star Jones as she feels Star is manipulative aka playing the game, something the Nene clearly doesn’t know how to do.
The task is to produce a live hair show using Biosilk and Chi products, with the winning project manager getting $40,000 for their charity of choice. Donald Trump wants to know who will be PM for the women’s team and Nene immediately volunteers. Okay, all is well. Not! Almost immediately, the Nene loses her cool as she reveals the only reason she’s PM is because Star told her to be. Evidently, she has to do whatever Star says, and even more interesting, asking someone to be a PM in the game of the Apprentice equals fighting words!
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Maybe future presidential candidate Donald Trump has spent the past few weeks sharing his opinions on both his politics as well as President Obama, but the question today is has the Donald gone too far?
Gone too far as in is he now hurting NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice? Oddly enough, many critics feel Donald’s recent publicity tour is actually a stunt to increase ratings for his show. But that now seems to be backfiring as not only are some viewers threatening to boycott the show due to Trump’s political statements, but Groupon announced Thursday that it had decided to pull all future ads from the Celebrity Apprentice website at the urging of its customers.
After an online petition was launched last week urging a boycott of companies that advertised with the show, Groupon, which doesn’t advertise on the TV show but rather on the NBC.com website, stated that they would not place ads on the show’s website in the future so as to “[avoid] intentionally upsetting a segment of our customers.”
“Enough consumers have contacted us to warrant ensuring that we don’t place ads on the Apprentice homepage in the future. It’s the same reason we don’t run deals on guns or abortion… this isn’t a political statement, it’s avoiding intentionally upsetting a segment of our customers,” said Groupon via a statement on their website.
And according to NewsOne, a news service for the African American community, other advertisers are starting to pressure NBC to either control Trump or risk losing their sponsorship on the Celebrity Apprentice.
Meanwhile, the big question still remains – Is Trump actually going to run for president? “I am thinking of saying on live finale of The Apprentice finale on May 22 that in a few days I will be making an announcement about my decision,” Trump told the New York Times last month, claiming that the decision is a “tough” one because Celebrity Apprentice has been performing well in ratings. The decision is apparently tough because if Trump decides to run for president, he will no longer do the Apprentice.
Moving on to tonight’s all new episode of Celebrity Apprentice as we finally get to see the widely promoted smackdown showdown between Nene Leakes and Star Jones. A preview clip is below –
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The task was to have each group create 4 pages of ads for the Trump Hotels. Star stepped up to manage the women’s team since she’s been living the life of lux all her life, while John Richvolunteered to be the men’s PM since nobody else would.
Nene suffered another mild emotional breakdown and played victim yet again when she simply couldn’t understand why La Toya Jackson would tell Donald Trump she wanted to keep in touch with everyone on their team except her.
“I cannot understand what I”ve done to her personally for her to say that,” said the Nene. Seriously, she did… days after verbally attacking La Toya by calling her Casper and stating she was only famous because of her last name. Surreal. The Nene is starting to give me Kelly Kirazy Bensimon. La Toya stands her ground stating she simply told Trump how she felt. Star gets involved and has the ladies talk things out, which might have been a bad strategy on her part. Nene, probably realizing just how important La Toya’s last name is, says she wants to be friends and La Toya extends an olive branch.
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In a recent interview with E! Online, Celebrity Apprentice contestant Hope Dworaczyk speaks out about the erratic behavior of co-star Nene, calling her unstable and describing her behavior as “out of control”; she also gives the dirty details about just how much of a hot mess Celebrity Apprentice is – comparing it to another show where B-list celebrities go to extend their 15 minutes: Celebrity Rehab! Yikes – the Donald isn’t going to approve of that.
Not surprisingly, Hope and Nene got along well when Hope was just another minion, but when she stepped into the Project Manager role and had to be Nene’s boss, things went south. “I liked Nene a lot until I had to be her boss,” said Hope. “It got a little weird after that. I had to tell her what to do and I don’t think anybody wants to take direction from someone who is a lot younger than them.” Well that’s shocking! We all know Nene is hardly the domineering type who needs to be in control of everyone around her.
Hope also further ruins Nene’s stellar reputation as a polite, quiet, and respectful person who would never cause a scene, by letting us in on a little secret: Nene is an emotional mess and an out of control bully who attacked fellow contestant Star Jonesin a manner that would justify Star needing a bodyguard. “I think if I had been yelled at and attacked the way Nene gets in Star’s face, I would have wanted a bodyguard, too,” said Hope. Nene Leakes!? Our Nene Leakes? Never!
Hope goes on to clarify that: “One minute she was crying and opening up about herself and sharing something about the past that’s very very personal, and the next minute, she’s yelling. I think you call that unstable.” Yes, I would say you definitely call that unstable.
Well Hope, that sounds like the Nene we all know and sort of sometimes… love? Ok, ok – like, on occasion, for comic relief. I guess that’s the risk you take when associating with Ms. Leakes – one minute she’s your bestie and the next minute she is calling you the B*word on national TV and screaming in your face! Just ask Kim Zolciack!
The E! story also briefly touches on Meat Loaf’s verbal assault on Gary Busey. Meat Loaf describes his actions as a “brief moment of total insanity.” In Nene Leakes’ case I guess you could describe her actions as a lifetime of total insanity!
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON HOPE’S COMMENTS? DO YOU THINK NENE LEAKES IS UNSTABLE?
On last nights’s episode of Celebrity Apprentice, upon finding out that Gary Busey would be managing the men’s team,Donald Trump stated we would either find out Gary is a genius or a complete moron. And by the end of the episode, uh well, let’s just say genius he is not!
The challenge was to market the meat by mail company Omaha Steaks. The teams had to create three occasion themed meals from the extensive catalogue of “gourmet” frozen (seriously um… some of that stuff looked a lot like Lean Cuisine, but whatever) and then do a live cooking demo for the executives and a studio audience. They also had to create some sort of signature theme package to feature in an upcoming Omaha Steaks catalog.
The only thing unifying the men’s team was the desire to get Gary fired so they somehow persuaded Gary to become Project Manager so they could make an undeniable example of what a disaster he is, even though John Rich is convinced he is calculating saboteur (yeah – I’m really not buying that logic). On the women’s team Hope Dworaczykstepped up to prove that babies can lead a team of grown women to victory.
As a project manager, Gary pretty much delegated his own smoking breaks and nothing else. His only act of leadership was to walk in, stare at Meat Loaf ominously and pronounce him chef, as if he was bestowing upon Meatloaf a great honor. He did not assignLil Jon or John “Ka-boy” Rich anything. So they sat around and talked some trash and didn’t even try to help Meatloaf, even though he was visibly stressed out. There was some drama about a menu Gary signed off on that was printed differently from the menu Meatloaf was given and Little John had to cut up pieces of paper as his only task. And everything went wrong and was Gary’s fault. Because he really did a ridiculous job of planning or as John described it a “catastrophic collapse of time management”. And yeah, what was Gary doing – he is just too nuts. That entire team was a train wreck.
For their meals, the men did some kind of anniversary dinner with a bizarre story about the romance filling your stomach so you can look into the eyes of your loved one, a father’s day meal that involved flying a kite with the Omaha Steak logo on it (?!?), and I don’t even remember what the last thing was I was so distracted by Gary’s crazy. Then they made some sort of package that had about 500 different seasonings, because Gary wanted to convince Omaha Steaks to sell flavored steaks. Meatloaf did look like he did a great job, though.
This is off topic, but I wonder – do you think Gary and Kelly Killoren Bensimon have met? I think they might make a great couple! They are eerily similar. They both ramble nonsensically and leave you wondering what end is up and they seem ok with being on a totally different planet than the rest of us.
On the women’s team La Toya Jackson, our poor spoiled Jackson princess, has never cooked because all her many servants have always lovingly prepared her every meal, so she just pretty much set off fire alarms trying to make a hamburger on the stove. “Whoops” she mused in her twee little voice, blinking her giant crazy cartoon eyes slowly like a Lisa Frank trapper keeper unicorn. Nene Leakes made a snide comment about La Toya trying to turn her into Michael Jackson by… I guess setting her hair on fire– which was actually kinda funny. Star bossed everyone around and then sexually harassed (totally obliviously!) the very sweet chef helping the women. Which ew – nothing makes me feel less like eating an Omaha Steak than the thought of Star Jones touching some poor man’s area – and he was cute too! I am sure he is still crying in the corner at the Culinary Institute while holding his head in his hands.
Then there was a lot of bickering and back stabbing and complaining about each other behind each other’s backs and La Toya and Nene whining, and it looked like nothing was getting done, but then voila! or should I say Omaha! A presentation appeared. The women did hamburgers, a petite sirloin heart-healthy dinner, and a lobster tail. Then they made a “Poker Night” package filled with hamburgers and some other stuff perfect for the rich and spoiled who cannot go to the grocery store and buy a pound of hamburger and make their own patties. I do think their presentation seemed very professional and well put together.
Anyways, they won! I think it was because Nene cooked a lobster – what do you think? In the boardroom, Mr. Trump made a big to-do about Hope’s age and how young she was to lead a troop of tough old broads out for blood. Nene sweated – oh excuse me, glistened in a lady-like manner – through lying about what she thought about Hope’s PM skills, she was apparently just “good” not great. By the way, does anyone else love Hope’s wardrobe?
The men did everything short of begging Mr. Trump to fire Gary by having Meatloaf stutter with anger, and Lil Jon complain about how he had no tasks except advising a grown man about putting tissue paper in a box, and John complaining about being addressed as boy. So some dispute ensued about Gary calling him boy or “Ka-boy” which is a term used for cowboys? Ummmmmmmmmmmm… So Mr. Trump finally accepted that relying on Gary to carry the ratings for this show was wearing thin and fired him, then he let Nene and Star know that they better do something crazy to make up for Gary leaving or else one of them goes home next. And that was that – next week we FINALLY get to see some serious Nene vs. Star dramz! Yay!
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Following Nene’s latest shameful display on Celebrity Apprentice during which she verbally attackedLa Toya Jackson for no good reason at all, Star is now speaking out against the Nene once again.
In a new interview with Popeater, Star tells the site “you never get involved in a pig fight,” when asked about Nene. “If you do, three things happen: you get dirty, you get tired, and only the pig has fun. It diminishes me to talk about her. I have so many other things going on in my life.”
And when it comes to her upcoming fight with Nene on the show, Star reveals she had to restrain herself from really going off. “In my heart, I think ‘pray, don’t act crazy, your grandmother is watching, your sorority sisters are watching, you were raised better than this,'” states Star.
Star, who recently released her book Satan’s Sisters, then takes the ultimate swipe at the Nene, referencing her past as a stripper. “I know there are people that value my opinion,” says Star about wanting to set a good example. “Plus, I’m not 20 minutes off the pole.” Ouch!
In other Nene news, RadarOnline is reporting she badly wants her own show. Apparently, Nene wants her own spin-off show a la Bethenny Frankel, or a talk show a la Oprah Winfrey.
“Nene is actively shopping herself around and she wants her own chat show and if that does not happen she would like her own reality show instead,” says a source. “She was encouraged when she did some slots with local television stations in Atlanta and she thinks that she has what it takes to be the next Oprah or Wendy Williams.”
The Nene has reportedly had talks with Bravo and VH-1 about getting her own show though a recent report states she and her Real Housewives of Atlantacostars have signed on to return for another season.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON STAR’S COMMENTS & NENE WANTING HER OWN SHOW? WOULD YOU WATCH A NENE SHOW?
If there’s one thing to be learned from last night’s Celebrity Apprentice, it is that ratings trumps all. Meaning how else can you explain Donald Trump choosing to keep Gary Busey over the other sane more deserving contestants?
The challenge yesterday was to create a marketing campaign for the Australian Gold sunscreen products. The men’s Team Backbone came out on the losing end after the Australian Gold execs decided they did not like the pirates theme nor the fact that the men failed to integrate their key brand messaging aka their Koala Bear mascot.
The team managers were Mark McGrathand La Toya Jackson. In the board room, the men’s team banded together, making it crystal clear Gary was their weakest link and deserved to go home. Unfortunately for Mark, he was sent packing after the Donald realized the entertaining Gary was better for the ratings.
Now onto the good stuff as Nene Leakes displayed her lack of class on national television yet again, but this time around in front of a few million more viewers than that show on Bravo.
While in the board room, Nene called out La Toya for not being a good team manager. Okay, fair enough. La Toya defended herself and all seemed to be okay as the women’s team did win after all.
Donald asked Nene to apologize to La Toya and she refused. Still fair enough. However, upon exiting the board room, the Nene decided to completely lose her sh*t, going off on La Toya and repeatedly insulting her.
“Don’t ever try me like that! I worked my a– off while you sat there and looked like Casper the Ghost. Listen here, Casper,” said Nene. “The only reason you’ve gotten this far is because of your last name. You faked it for 50 years. You are very old. You need to play your age and not 12. You are an old lady.” And why exactly is Nene famous herself?
La Toya managed to keep her cool and simply walked away. “She feels she can run over me. I will not stoop to her level. We’re torn from two different cloths. I’m sorry,” stated La Toya aka she is trash and I am not.
La Toya also summed up the Nene perfectly when she stated, “Nene is nothing but a big bully. She’s got a big mouth. That’s all she’s is – mouth and height. She uses that to her advantage.” And where was Nene’s mouth when Dionne Warwick was calling her a coward? Seems like she definitely enjoys picking on those she deems as being weak aka La Toya and Kim Zolciak.
And once again, Nene received a lot of backlash from fans causing her to make the following tweets last night –
“Ok Ok Ok yall r blowing my timeline up! Latoya & I hav made peace & moved on!”
“I luv my tweetie pies but Some of yall do flip flop from week 2 week but it’s all good! I’m n a really good place rite now so it’s ok.”
Guess that makes it all okay. And judging from next week’s previews, it seems the Nene will continue to rear its ugly attitude.
TELL US – THOUGHTS ON LAST NIGHT’S CELEBRITY APPRENTICE? SHOULD GARY HAVE BEEN FIRED? THOUGHTS ON NENE VS LA TOYA?