Someone call Michael Buffer: NeNe Leakes is ready to rummmmble!
Last night’s “Celebrity Apprentice” featured a fired contestant returning to help the opposing team, the first re-hiring in 11 seasons, and two egomaniacs doing their best to trash the image of black women on prime time TV.
Most of the venom came from NeNe Leakes, who had clearly grown tired of being bossed around by Star Jones (a.k.a. “the evil fat lady”).
“You talked a good game now bring your street game,” the stripper-turned reality diva taunted before the feuding stars were forced to work together on their task. “Where is Barbara Walters now, Miss ‘I am so educated?’ How educated are you on the street?”
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Jones – who in fact graduated from law school — immediately shot back: “This is not The Atlanta Housewives. And I am bound and determined to show America the difference in the way an educated black woman handles stress and the way that someone who is not educated handles stress.”
For a while, NeNe was dishing it – and getting it — from all sides. She called Star a “punk ass b—h.” Hope Dworaczyk called her a “vicious, evil woman.” She said the Playboy model was Star’s “puppet on a string” and looked like Big Bird.
Even Marlee Matlin – the one contestant who might not need to be locked in a rubber room when all this is over – admitted “Sometimes NeNe scares me.”
So it was no wonder their task of putting on a hair show went over like, well, Donald Trump’s hairstyle. (Model Nikki Taylor came back to help out – modeling for the once-rival men’s team!)
Undaunted, NeNe promised: “If we lose, the Boardroom will be on fire.”
And it was. The women lost. And to rub salt in their wounds, The Donald rehired LaToya Jackson.
Though the final ten minutes were pre-empted for news coverage in much of the country, viewers on the West Coast got to see the whole nasty showdown between NeNe and Star.
In the end, Trump wasn’t about to let either one of his trash-talking stars get away. So he made Hope the sacrificial lamb instead. (There goes her vote!)
After all, bickering women make for great TV, right?