March 24, 2011 02:00 PM by Shayla Perry
Star Jones may have joined the cast of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice to raise money for the American Heart Association, but according to her co-star, NeNe Leakes, when the doctor’s operated on the former View co-host’s heart, they forgot to put it back in! What else did the Real Housewives of Atlanta star have to say? Keep reading for all the dirt!
A day after Star Jones declined to talk about her Celebrity Apprentice co-star, NeNe Leakes because she’s “selfish,” and didn’t want to waste the opportunity to plug her new book (aptly titled, Satan’s Sisters), talking about their spat, NeNe went on the show and let everyone know that their feud is still very much alive and kickin’!
“I’m glad that she said that she’s selfish, because she is,” NeNe said to Access Hollywood’s Billy Bush and Kit Hoover on Wednesday morning. “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.”
But don’t get it twisted… The Real Housewives of Atlanta star doesn’t hate Star Jones, because, as NeNe puts it, she’s too busy being “precious and beautiful” to be concerned with Star, whom she feels is anything but.
“When I came on [Celebrity Apprentice] I had no preconceived notions,” said Leakes. “I walked in [the] happy beautiful flower that I am here today. 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,” NeNe 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.”
Leakes even entertained the show’s co-hosts with an impression of Jones…
“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 “Star Jones voice.” “I personally don’t think they put it back in. They did not put her heart back in!
“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!”
As for why the two strong-willed women don’t get along, NeNe Leakes has her own theory.
“[Star Jones] is just mad because I’m hot, and I have Louboutins and she thought I would never have them,” says the Real Housewife. “And she’s mad because she has 10 [college] degrees and we have the same check.
“Isn’t that terrible?!?” Leakes laughed. “And I didn’t have to go to school and get 10 degrees and we’re sitting right beside each other.”
NeNe ended her interview with a special birthday shout out to Star Jones, who turns 49 today, March 24th.
“Happy Birthday, Star! Bless your heart,” Leakes said sarcastically. “Do you still have one?”
Ouch! So much for calling a truce!
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