Star Jones Responds To NeNe LeakesPublished by Runteldat on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 8:45 am.
Star Jones has finally formally responded to her Celebrity Apprentice co-star NeNe Leakes.
The two are said to have had serious beef during filming of the Donald Trump–produced series. It’s a beef that has carried over with NeNe recently telling Wendy Williams that she wouldn’t “spit on Star Jones if she was on fire.”
In an interview with Life & Style magazine, Star had this to say about Linnethia:
“I did Celebrity Apprentice to raise money and awareness for a charity [the American Heart Association] that has been instrumental in my life, not to see it reduced to a cliché where Black women attack one another for publicity’s sake. I haven’t commented on any of her comments in hopes that she would remember that we all participated in this show for charity and not as a vehicle to promote ourselves and such hatred. I was clearly wrong and I decided to finally respond.”
Though Star didn’t get specific, it seems NeNe knucked and bucked with multiple women featured on the show. Even worse, things got so heated that Star had to hire security after their verbal fight.
Via Pop Eater: “The televised catfight between Star Jones and NeNe Leakes won’t officially begin until the new season of Celebrity Apprentice premieres March 6, but insiders have already told me that it gets so ugly that Star had to hire her own security detail.”
“NeNe is coming unhinged,” a source close to Star tells me, adding that during taping the Atlanta “Housewife” made La Toya Jackson cry and even got in the face of singing legend Dionne Warwick.”
But it’s her beef with Star that is particularly nasty, my source reveals. “Clearly, she can’t get along with women, especially other black women. She is losing it.”
NeNe, a bit of advice: You don’t want it with Auntie Dionne. Her niece Whitney Houston would clock you into you Season 17 of The Real Housewives of Atlanta.