NeNe Leakes Fires Back At Star Jones: She Is A Heartless ‘Disaster’
First Published: March 23, 2011 1:49 PM EDT Credit: Access Hollywood
LOS ANGELES, Calif. -- NeNe Leakes added fuel to the fire in her feud with fellow “Celebrity Apprentice” contestant Star Jones on Wednesday morning on Access Hollywood Live.
On Tuesday, Star had stopped by Access Hollywood Live and refused to speak about her feud with NeNe, saying, “You know how selfish I am – I’m not going to come on TV and talk about somebody else. Please! Next.”
Then on Wednesday, NeNe fired back – completely agreeing with Star’s statement… and then some!
“I’m glad that she said that she’s selfish, because she is,” NeNe told Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Wednesday’s Access Hollywood Live of Star’s catty brush-off. “She’s bossy, selfish, conniving, manipulative, all of those things… She is a disaster, honey. Believe me when I tell you, she is a disaster.”
The sassy “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star wasted no time getting down to the nitty gritty — explaining that while she “does not care for” for Star, she doesn’t “hate” or “dislike” her because, quite frankly, she’s too busy being “precious and beautiful,” two qualities which she thinks Star is not.
“When I came on [‘Apprentice’] I had no preconceived notions. I walked in [the] happy beautiful flower that I am here today,” NeNe told Billy and Kit, with a sly smile. “I wanted to get to know everybody — I had no other thoughts. And I had heard things about her, but I came in and just wanted to get to know who Star was.
“Even though we’re playing a game, listen, we are playing for charity,” she continued. “And I don’t think you need to backstab and be so dirty to play for your charity. So, show just a little class.”
NeNe had Billy and Kit in stitches as she continued her rant — complete with a couple of impersonations of the former “View” co-host.
“The reason everyone knows about her charity is she’s using it as a thing to harp on now. ‘I had open heart surgery, darling, and they took my heart out for 30 seconds and left it on the table somewhere,’” NeNe said, in her best over-the-top Star voice, mocking the former lawyer’s 2010 heart surgery and affiliation with the American Heart Association. “I personally don’t think they put it back in. They did not put her heart back in!”
She added, “Star has just been a person that walked in, [saying], ‘Heart Association, Heart Association, blah blah blah blah blah,’ and she’s been crazy saying that because she wants people to feel some type of sympathy for her. Nobody is, because she’s so bossy… it’s just like, girl, puh---leeeze. Give us a break!”
NeNe also revealed her theory as to why Star seems to hold so much animosity toward her “precious” self. Hint: it involves shoes.
“[Star] is just mad because I’m hot, and I have Louboutins and she thought I would never have them,” NeNe told Billy and Kit. “And she’s mad because she has 10 [college] degrees and we have the same check.
“Isn’t that terrible?!?” she laughed, before adding, “And I didn’t have to go to school and get 10 degrees and we’re sitting right beside each other.”
Star will celebrate her 49th birthday on Thursday and NeNe had a special message for her boardroom nemesis.
“Happy Birthday, Star! Bless your heart,” she said, sarcastically. “Do you still have one?”
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