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We’re only two weeks into the taping of the fourth season of NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice but there are already reports that castmember Nene Leakes from — best known as the resident fireblower on Bravo’s The Real Housewives of Atlanta — is behaving like a Melrose Place Superbitch. And Nene’s tough-talkin’ attitude has put the Southern Belle at odds with Star Jones, former co-host of The View, and Michael Jackson’s big sister, La Toya.
Nene reportedly earned her reputation for being “The Difficult One”… after an incident over her makeup during Week One of taping in New York. The reality starlet threw a tantrum because she hated the way the show’s makeup artists dolled her up for the opening interviews — so the Housewives star made them start over … but she still wasn’t satisfied. After two makeovers, Nene berated the Makeup Team, grabbed some tools, and did the whole thing by herself.
“NeNe is causing trouble on the show,” one set tipster dishes. “She showed up late to filming and that didn’t win her any friends.”
The gig is all about self-promotion for Leakes, say some castmembers, who believe Nene just selected a random charity to play for.
“NeNe isn’t really stepping up to the plate and doing the work that the other contestants are and so they’re mad at her.”
The fourth season of Celebrity Apprentice hits NBC in March.