Lisa Rinna Says NeNe and Star Get 'Orange Jumpsuit' Crazy on 'Apprentice'
By Rob Shuter Posted Feb 16th 2011 10:15PM
EXCLUSIVE: The new season of 'Celebrity Apprentice' hasn't even premiered yet and already there's an epic battle being waged between Star Jones and 'Real Housewives of Atlanta' standout NeNe Leakes. As we first reported, sources revealed that Bravo had to give Star added security to ensure "unhinged" NeNe didn't harm the 'View' vet after she felt threatened. NeNe famously said she "wouldn't spit on Star if she was on fire."
I spoke to Lisa Rinna, also on 'Apprentice,' and although she hadn't heard about Star's security detail, she didn't seem too surprised to hear things were entering Crazyville. "If you close your eyes and look at everybody (on the women's team), in your mind, you would picture everyone in orange jumpsuits. And that's what I have to say about it."
HEAR THE INTERVIEW:She added two more words to reinforce how nuts things will get on the show: "Gary Busey."
Back to Star, who just broke her silence about her issues with NeNe in an interview with Life & Style, saying she joined the cast to raise awareness for the American Heart Association, "not to see it reduced to a cliché where black women attack one another for publicity's sake."
She pointedly attacked NeNe for seemingly forgetting that all the celebs "participated in this show for charity and not as a vehicle to promote ourselves and such hatred. I was clearly wrong and I decided to finally respond."
All this upcoming drama isn't lost on NBC or 'Apprentice' honcho Donald Trump, who couldn't be more excited.
"This is the most dramatic season of 'The Apprentice' ever. It might just be the best TV catfight of all time," a show source tells me. "Donald Trump loved it. He's no fool. He knows that this sort of drama is TV gold."
For more on what Lisa has to say about Regis Philbin and Lindsay Lohan from the perspective of a mother, listen to my above radio interview.
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