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Star Jones Calls NeNe Leakes a ‘Pig’

We all knew it was coming. After remaining relatively mum to the press, Star Jones has decided to directly weigh in on her “Celebrity Apprentice” teammate and rival NeNe Leakes, calling her a “pig.”

In an interview with columnist Rob Shuter, Jones spoke about her on- and off-air feud with Leakes, explaining that she feels the battle is demeaning and pointless.

“You never get involved in a pig fight,” Star tells me. “If you do, three things happen: you get dirty, you get tired, and only the pig has fun. It diminishes me to talk about her. I have so many other things going on in my life.”

The former “The View” co-host explains that on the show she prefers to handle the drama in a more respectable manner, unlike Leakes.

“In my heart, I think, ‘pray, don’t act crazy, your grandmother is watching, your sorority sisters are watching, you were raised better than this,’ ” said Jones. “I know there are people that value my opinion. Plus, I’m not 20 minutes off the pole.”

Guess the earlier reports that Jones and Leakes were attempting to be friends — or at least frenemies — weren’t true.

What do you think of Jones’ comments on Leakes? –nicholas robinson


  1. vixenth on April 12, 2011 at 9:00 pm

    WOW Star “20 minutes off the pole” Dang that hurt. U just rather marry a man that never wanted fish anyway?

  2. knowit! on April 12, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    NENE can not demonstrate or pretend to know how to conduct herself with class like Star. The actions of both is an example of how education affects behavior. Nene’s attack on Latoya Jackson was classless, dirty and ghetto. She should be ashamed of herself. I don’t think she did much to promote a career in the media.

  3. Anonymous on April 12, 2011 at 11:05 pm

    more show promotion

  4. Vivian Thomas on April 17, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I, too, was appalled at NeNe’s crude and unkind comments about LaToya Jackson. Each week she demonstrates how crude and course she really is. She leaves a bad taste in my mouth. How low will this woman go?