On Friday (Jan. 14), Donald Trump announced the new cast of “The Celebrity Apprentice” and guess who was on the list? “The Real Housewives of Atlanta’s” queen bee, NeNe Leakes! And the gabby southern socialite couldn’t be happier that she can finally talk about the show.
“Yes, honey. Can we say ‘Celebrity Apprentice’ out loud? We had to be quiet for the longest,” she exclaims to Zap2it.
NeNe barely wrapped on shooting the NBC reality show on Thursday, which started production back in October of last year. So, how does the Bravo housewife feel she fared on the show?
“I think I did great,” she says. “Because when I went into this, I thought I’d be out the first day. I think I did a pretty good job.”
It’s pretty funny that the “Celebrity Apprentice” news comes right after Popeater ranked NeNe the “least likely to succeed” among several of the “Real Housewives” when it came to their careers. NeNe has a simple answer for them: “We know who gets most likely to succeed,” she says. “Because who is working?”
And according to NeNe, she truly is working it. Besides penning the 2009 book, “Never Make The Same Mistake Twice,” she says she’s working on a shoe line, a handbag line, and her talk segment on Atlanta Local television called “Keepin’ it Real with NeNe.”
“I’m just trying to do a number of things,” she says. “I want to produce shows, radio shows. I want to work behind the scenes. I have a lot of irons in the fire. We’ll just see which one explodes first.”
NeNe, who filed for divorce from her husband, Greg, last year, says she wants to be an independent woman and thinks that all women should strive for the same.
“I think when you’re having a baby, that’s a good time to be a stay-at-home mom,” she tells us. “But, once you get your baby where you need them to be, then you need to get out there and start trying to do things on your own. Even if you’re married to a successful person, this is the real world and anything can happen tomorrow.”
How do you think NeNe did on “The Celebrity Apprentice”?