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NeNe Leakes' Contracts Flopping: Could She Return To Bravo?

8/14/2015 1:14pm EDT
NeNe Leakes
NeNe Leakes announced that she was leaving The Real Housewives of Atlanta a couple of weeks ago because she had many exciting projects lined up. She revealed that many exciting things were happening, and Leakes didn’t feel that earning $1 million wasn’t a big deal considering everything she was working on. Sadly, some of those deals are falling through, which means Leakes could be losing money.

According to a new report, NeNe Leakes is now learning that her talk show idea could be scrapped thanks to a competitor. Leakes was in talk to host her own talk show, but Wendy Williams - who has be...

Is NeNe Leakes Done With 'RHOA'?

6/30/2015 2:12pm EDT
NeNe Leakes Is Done With 'RHOA' For Now But Andy Cohen Leaves Do
NeNe Leakes has been on The Real Housewives of Atlanta since day one and many would say that she is the reason why the show is so successful. However, NeNe has been trying to leave the show behind for quite some time, because she doesn’t enjoy the petty drama or arguments with the other ladies. But this weekend, Leakes decided to leave the show behind and not sign on for the newest season, which was announced yesterday.

According to a new Bravo report, NeNe Leakes is now revealing that she is leaving the show behind for now to pursue other ventures. However, Leakes is keeping the door open...

Khloe Kardashian And NeNe Leakes Rumored To Replace Kelly Osbourne On 'Fashion Police'

3/1/2015 5:39pm EST
Khloe Kardashian And NeNe Leakes
Khloe Kardashian and Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes are currently the frontrunners to take over for Kelly Osbourne on E! series Fashion Police following her departure last week.

Osbourne quit the series after co-host Giuliana Rancic made a stereotypical remark about Zendaya Coleman's dreadlocks hairdo at the Oscars, sayng she probably smelled like weed or patchouli oil.

Osbourne, a close friend of Zendaya's, turned on her co-star and blasted her over the comment.

Rancic subsequently apologized to Zendaya, and the Disney Channel star accepted, but Kelly still bailed.


Rumor Patrol: George Clooney Runs Out On Honeymoon, Nick Cannon Leaking Stories About Marriage To Mariah And More!

10/11/2014 9:27am EDT
Rumor Patrol: George Clooney Runs Out On Honeymoon, Nick Cannon
You can't go one week without hearing a ridiculous story involving some of your favorite celebrities. Thankfully, the Starpulse Rumor Patrol is here to sort out what's real and what's fake.

Trouble In Paradise? George Clooney Runs Out On Honeymoon: Instead of spending time with beautiful new wife Amal Alamuddin, George Clooney hightailed it out of their romantic English getaway to New York City to meet up with some friends.

Verdict: True, Kind Of: Clooney did go to New York City, but for work. Clooney surprised fans attending the annual ComicCon convention with an appearance to promote ...

Sex Sold During Latin Night On Week 7 Of 'Dancing With The Stars'

4/29/2014 8:42am EDT
Sex Sold During Latin Night On Week 7 Of 'Dancing With The Stars
It was Latin Night for Week 7 of "DWTS" and as usual, several of your favorites shined as they shimmed, while others slowly slumped in their scores. Guest judge and performer Ricky Martin brought out the best in the performers, for who better to judge them on their moving and shaking then the king of the hips himself! Also on board, were team dances for the first time this season. Amy injured her back during her rumba and was unable to perform in the team dance, making the filmed rehearsal the group dance to be judged on. Sadly, crowd favorite NeNe had to go home this evening but she wante...

'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Party Anthem Night Brought Out The Fighter In Everyone

4/22/2014 8:49am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Recap: Party Anthem Night Brought Out T
"Dancing with the Stars" is past the halfway point in competition and the bar was set higher than usual for this week's theme, party anthems. It was a fun night of lively tunes and even livelier performances from the remaining eight contestants. Celebrity judge Redfoo from LMFAO brought the laughs to the ballroom, with comments that had head judge Len cringing in his seat and led host Tom Bergeron to quip, "You are Carrie Ann and Bruno's love child!" Sadly, Drew danced his last dance this week but was so happy to "have fulfilled my fantasy of dancing on the show, especially with Cheryl."


'Dancing With The Stars' Disney Night Sees First Perfect Score And Shocking Elimination

4/15/2014 10:30am EDT
cody simpson
"Dancing with the Stars" heralded a new concept this evening, a first for the series. Each dance was to be based on a famous Disney movie during Disney Week. This week had guest judge Donny Osmond behind the table critiquing the contestants. Osmond won Season 9 of the series and has an inside track on what the judges want. He said, "I feel like I'm home" and went on to discuss his long history with Disney, as his brothers were discovered by Walt Disney himself. Unfortunately this would be Cody's last week in the ballroom, as he was voted out of the competition.

New Dance Round:

Cody Simps...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Four Recap: Super Switch-Up!

4/8/2014 8:53am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Week Four Recap: Super Switch-Up!
"Dancing with the Stars" broke new ground tonight, as the stars and their usual partners switched up and the stars tried their hand at dancing with new professionals. It was a challenge at times as comfortable patterns were broken and the stars had to find the zone in the arms of their new partners. Former "DWTS" professional Julianne Hough joined the judges table and had mostly glowing comments about the pros and the stars, but this week the claws of the rest of the judges finally came out as they made their likes and dislikes well known to the stars.

New Dance Round:

Cody Simpson and Sh...

'Dancing With The Stars' Week Three: Sweet And Sentimental Memories!

4/1/2014 10:27am EDT
'Dancing With The Stars' Week Three: Sweet And Sentimental Memor
Week three of "Dancing with the Stars" was a sentimental view at important moments in the lives of the celebs. The stars recalled the things that made them who they are today with sentimental dances and inspirational looks back. Robin Roberts signed as the season's first guest judge and she couldn't wait to get her paddle ready and score as high as she could. Therefore, the scores reflect four judges this week instead of two. Unfortunately, due to a lingering back issue, Billy Dee Williams had to leave the competition, but not without a sentimental review at how much he had accomplished in...

Olympic Ice Dancers, Danica McKellar Join 18th Season Of 'Dancing With The Stars'

3/4/2014 4:00pm EST
Olympic Ice Dancers, Danica McKellar Join 18th Season Of 'Dancin
ABC has revealed the highly anticipated cast of the 18th season of "Dancing With The Stars."

Olympic ice dancers Meryl Davis and Charlie White, who took home a gold for the United States last month, will square off against each other when the new season premieres on Monday, March 17. Will their experence give them a slight edge on the competition?

Former "The Wonder Years" star Danica McKellar has also joined the cast, along with fellow 90s actress Candace Cameron Bure from "Full House."

The new season also features reality star NeNe Leakes and teen singing heartthrobs James Maslow and C...

Two 'Dancing With The Stars' Competitors Leaked Ahead Of Reveal?

2/25/2014 12:03pm EST
NeNe Leakes
Two female celebrities have reportedly been revealed as competitors in the upcoming season of Dancing with the Stars.

E! Online reports multiple sources told them reality star NeNe Leakes and former Full House star Candace Cameron Bure will be on the dance floor vying for the Mirror Ball trophy.

DWTS producers were also gunning for an Oscar winner for this season, according to multiple sources. Radar Online claims Renee Zellweger has been recruited to join the contestants. An Oscar winner would make sense, considering ABC also airs the awards show.

so, I just received an offer to be on...

NY Fashion Week: Celebs Go Red For Women In The Heart Truth Collection

2/7/2014 9:30am EST
NY Fashion Week: Celebs Go Red For Women In The Heart Truth Coll
Celebrities flooded the runway during New York Fashion Week on Thursday. Stars including Victoria Justice wore crimson for the Go Red For Women - The Heart Truth Red Dress Collection show at the theatre at Lincoln Center.

Actresses mingled with singers and athletes at the event.

Professional skier Lindsey Vonn walked the runway on crutches while her fellow downhill crew geared up for their events at the winter Olympics in Sochi.

Songstresses Joan Jett and Colbie Caillat also strutted their stuff alongside Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger's daughter Ireland, reality star NeNe Leakes and youn...

'Real Housewives Of Atlanta' Star NeNe Leakes Remarries Ex-Husband

6/24/2013 5:09pm EDT
NeNe and Gregg Leakes
Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has tied the knot again, by marrying her ex-husband Gregg Leakes in a ceremony at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta hotel on Saturday.

NeNe, 45, who plays the recurring role of Coach Roz on Glee, and her new/old husband, 58, exchanged vows in front of 400 guests made up of friends and family. The wedding was filmed by Bravo TV for a forthcoming special, "I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding."

NeNe, who was a stripper called "Silk" during the 1990s, and Gregg, a real estate investor, were married in 1997 and separated in 2010. They officially dicorce...

Fashion Fails: NeNe Leakes, Rita Ora (Again!), More

6/9/2013 3:07pm EDT
NeNe Leakes
It's Fashion Fail Time! That means we take a break from letting you know how good all of your favorite stars look to show the other side of fashion: the fails!

NeNe Leakes wore this big brown dress to Kim Kardashian's baby shower. We like the color, but the lime green trim and the uneven cut from front to back makes her look larger than she really is.

We're not sure what to call Rita Ora's outfit, with her long white boots, skirt, and sweater. What we do know, however, is that Rita is quickly becoming a weekly installment in our Fashion Fails.

We don't mind Adriana Lima showing o...

'Real Housewife' NeNe Leakes To Star In Wedding Spin-Off

4/19/2013 11:30am EDT
NeNe & Gregg Leakes
"The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star NeNe Leakes has landed another show on Bravo. "I Dream Of NeNe: The Wedding" will center on her nuptials to fiance Gregg Leakes.

The reality series, which is set to premiere in the fall, will follow the Leakes as they get ready to walk down the aisle for a second time.

The couple first wed in 1997 while NeNe was working as a stripper. During season three of "Real Housewives," NeNe filed for divorce after 14 years of marriage. They reconciled in 2012 and got engaged on New Year's Eve.

NeNe's co-stars Cynthia Baily and Marlo Hampton will also appear in...

Nene Leakes Engaged To Her Ex-Husband

1/4/2013 7:31pm EST
NeNe Leakes
Actress and reality TV star Nene Leakes is engaged to marry her ex-husband.

The Glee star, who found fame on reality show The Real Housewives of Atlanta, sparked speculation about a reconciliation with her former partner Gregg by sharing pictures of their romantic New Year's Eve celebrations on

She followed the snaps up by declaring, "My answer was Yes."

Leakes has now confirmed she is planning to marry Gregg again, and she opened up about the proposal during an appearance on Jimmy Fallon's talk show on Thursday night .

Fallon asked, "You start tweeting out these photos...

NeNe Leakes Joins ShoeDazzle's Celebrity Shoe Design Program For Charity

9/5/2012 11:47am EDT
NeNe Leakes
BAM! NeNe Leakes is the newest member of's Celebrity Shoe Design Program for Charity, creating a black, lace cut out, caged bootie with gold detailing named “Nethia,” a shortened version of her full name, Linnethia. Helping stylish women transition from summer’s bright pops to fall’s neutral palette, “Nethia” will be available for purchase exclusively at beginning September 10th fo r$39.95. ShoeDazzle will donate 100% of profits from the sales to benefit the Saving Our Daughters charity.

“I’m honored to be partnered with ShoeDazzle on my Nethia design. ...

'The Game' Recap: 'The Black People Episode' (5.04)

1/24/2012 11:37pm EST
The Game
If you hadn't guessed from the title, this episode of The Game plays the race card. Unfortunately, that's not a good move.

There's still plenty of bad blood between Mel and Tasha, which spills out during planning for the Saber Sunbeam fashion show. Tasha has recruited NeNe Leakes and Mel is not impressed. One of the other Sunbeams (who happens to be white) tries to get Tasha replaced as head of the fashion show. This is all another setup for another fight between Mel and

Likewise, Derwin and Malik are still tetchy with one another, so Derwin starts chatting with new QB Quan Kirkland (Ch...

NeNe Leakes' 'Glee' Hairstyle How-To (Video)

1/24/2012 12:18pm EST
Celebrity Hairstylist Pat Sumpter Davis is stylist to famous Atlanta Housewife NeNe Leakes who made her "Glee" debut last week as synchronized swim coach "Roz Washington".

To achieve her character's chic short look:

1. Pat began with cleansing NeNe's hair with IT&LY HAIRFASHION'S Advanced Color Protection Shampoo ideal for color treated tresses.

2. After gently towel drying, she molded the hair smooth and into the style direction she is wearing with IT&LY HAIRFASHION'S Pure Water Drops, then having NeNe sit under a preheated dryer for 30 minutes.

3. Next, she applied White Sands Liquid...

Bravo's 'Watch What Happens Live': Best Party on Late-Night

1/19/2012 1:30pm EST
sarah jessica parker, andy cohen
The Bravo network is making a power move for the late-night crowd by expanding its live late-night talk show, “Watch What Happens Live,” from two to five nights a week.

Hosted by Andy Cohen, Bravo’s Executive Vice-President of Original Development and Programming, WWHL mixes real celebrities, the network's own stars (like the bombastic NeNe Leaks) with pop culture-themed games and a lot of alcohol, creating an intoxicating cocktail of entertainment.

Airing at 11 p.m. EST, the show is timely follow-up to Bravo’s original programming. Earlier this week, Housewife Kyle Richards and her hott...

Pop Culture Thanksgiving: 10 Reasons To Give Thanks

11/17/2011 1:00pm EST
Thanksgiving is a time to reunite with families and be grateful for the good fortune and of course, maul your fellow man for a ridiculous deal on a plasma television. As a lover of pop culture, I’d like to look back on the gems of entertainment that I’m thankful for from 2011.

Beyonce’s Pregnancy

Just when we thought singer Beyonce couldn't be any fiercer, she wordlessly and fabulously revealed her pregnancy at the 2011 Video Music Awards. Since the announcement and the bizarre rumors surrounding the validity of her bump, Beyonce continues to push the fashion envelope and has establi...

Reality Queens: Five Favorite 'Real Housewives'

5/23/2011 3:00pm EDT
Bethenny Frankel
My idea of a perfect Sunday afternoon is diving on the couch and into a marathon of high-brow hijinks provided by my favorite guilty pleasure reality show, “The Real Housewives.” For five years, the mad scientists at Bravo have provided us with caviar and crazy, Fendi and frenemies with the Housewives franchise, which follows the glamorous and scandalous lives of rich wives in the country’s biggest and trendiest locales such as Orange County, Calif., Atlanta, Ga., and New Jersey.

On May 16, Bravo’s premiere of the third season of “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” brought in a record-br...

Talking 'Celebrity Apprentice' With Marlee Matlin & John Rich

5/22/2011 2:12pm EDT
Marlee Matlin
Tonight, NBC's latest edition of The Celebrity Apprentice comes to a close, with Oscar winner Marlee Matlin and country music star John Rich going head-to-head for the title and even more money for their respective charities. Before their showdown, both Marlee and John checked in with me to chat about their experiences on the show. They may be the two most gracious opponents I've ever interviewed.

(If you missed it earlier, you can also check out my earlier interview with fellow Celebrity Apprentice contestant Hope Dworaczyk.)

You've been tough competitors all season long. What do you...

'The Celebrity Apprentice' – Laugh On – Recap May 8

5/9/2011 1:37pm EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
So last week, the teams organized “hair” shows, and NeNe Leakes declared war on Star Jones. LaToya Jackson came back, and joined the men’s team. Hope Dworaczyk was pronounced weak and fired.

This week: Continuing from the end of last week’s BoardRoom, we see Lil Jon and John Rich relaxing with LaToya and Marlee Matlin. The men are delighted to have LaToya on their team, but Marlee interviews that she doesn’t think it’s fair that LaToya not only was allowed to come back, but was assigned to work with the men. When Star and NeNe enter the room, NeNe hugs LaToya, but Star grabs her things an...

'Celebrity Apprentice' Shear Madness: 'I'm Telling Mr Trump On You'

5/2/2011 11:33pm EDT
After briefly recapping last week’s debacle, it’s time to have a look at the celebrity line-up for this, the ninth episode. Minus castoff LaToya Jackson, Team ASAP is down to 4 ladies; Nene Leakes, Star Jones, Marlee Matlin, and Hope Dworaczyk. The men, Team BackBone, have 3 members; John Rich, Meat Loaf and Lil Jon.

We join John Rich as he visits a patient from St. Jude’s Hospital. He presents a check for $649,900. That’s a chunk of change that the families of the littlest patients can really use.

This week, the celebrities have gathered in a parking garage, where they meet up with Donal...

'The Celebrity Apprentice' - Bitter Suites - Recap For April 24

4/25/2011 12:10pm EDT
Trump Hotel Collection
We’re back in the Party Room, just after losing Gary Busey last week. NeNe Leakes is still sulking about LaToya Jackson not wanting to be her best friend, and Star Jones greets the men of BackBone as they file in for a much needed drink. Meat Loaf and Lil Jon tell the ladies of ASAP a few Busey stories. The men seem almost giggly in their relief. John Rich joins both teams in a toast to a great race.

Hope Dworaczyk brings her check to her visit with Best Buddies, a charity she supports.

A new day for the teams, and especially for NeNe, who is determined they’ll do whatever work they have...

'Celebrity Apprentice' Recap 'Raising The Steaks' Yummm!

4/18/2011 11:30am EDT
Meat Loaf The Celebrity Apprentice
Keeping a team member in play when no one else wants to work with them will damage your overall energy. At Team Backbone this week, John Rich, Lil John, and Meat Loaf were working against a total, soul-sucking, energy hole. The fact that they could even raise their heads enough to try to bring the challenge in was a tribute to each of their commitments to their charities.

Continuing from last week’s firing of Mark McGrath, Backbone was visibly stunned to see Gary Busey walk through the door. Meat Loaf and Lil Jon were clearly unhappy, while John Rich went to a safe place in his mind, decid...

'Celebrity Apprentice's' NeNe Is 'A Big Bully' - April 10 Recap

4/11/2011 11:55am EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
This week: Pirates me Maties! Hope doesn’t show her biggest assets, and paranoia runs deep for LaToya. Oh yeah, and Busey’s STILL here.

Week 5 and I am now having recurring nightmares of Donald Trump’s weird lip movements. Last week, the teams made ‘art’, and sold it for record amounts. Meat Loaf spectacularly lost his temper on Gary Busey for no real reason, and Richard Hatch got the boot, despite the entire team wanting Busey gone. We can only go up from here, right?

Five celebrities now remain per team. LaToya Jackson, realizing that her team think her ineffective and weak, is determin...

'Celebrity Apprentice's' Meat Loaf Is A Bat Out Of Hell! The Recap

4/4/2011 11:07am EDT
Meat Loaf Is A Bat Out Of Hell
This week: Meat Loaf makes a meal of himself in front of the viewing audience, LaToya milks Michael’s fame, and Marlee shows the teams how to bring in the money.

We return to the aftermath of Dionne Warwick’s leaving last week, as the two teams gather. The Men (BackBone) are ecstatic, celebrating their third win in a row, but the Women (ASAP) are in tatters, with NeNe Leakes weeping over Dionne’s rudeness, Star comforting NeNe (“She gone, she gone.”,) and LaToya Jackson telling Lil Jon that she is being set up for a fall. “I know I’m dealing with sneaky, cunning girls, and I’m not used to ...

'The Celebrity Apprentice' - Dionne Warwick Is 'Off The Hook' – ReCap

3/28/2011 11:27am EDT
The Celebrity Apprentice
In which I learn very little about video phones, Jose Canseco ‘feels pretty’, and Dionne Warwick learns that The Boss cannot be faked out, no matter how much you need your beauty sleep.

This week’s episode began with several of the Backbone (Men’s) team admitting to Gary Busey and each other that their previous week’s win was due to the group effort, and that they needed to present a strong, united front to the A.S.A.P. (Women’s) team, in order to keep winning. Busey tearfully presented two $20,000 checks to a representative of his charity, The Centre for Head Injury Services, explaining...