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NeNe Leakes

The Makeup of a Diva on 'Apprentice'

10/20/2010 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

UPDATE: Sources close to NeNe tell us ... the reality star is adamantly denying that she had a "tantrum" ... explaining that the makeup artist simply wasn't experienced with African-American hair and makeup. We're told NeNe insists that she thanked the makeup artist for her efforts, but she ultimately decided to do her makeup herself.

The new cast of "Celebrity Apprentice" has only been together for 9 days -- but a diva has already emerged ... and sources tell TMZ, it's NeNe Leakes from "The Real Housewives of Atlanta."

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According to our spies -- NeNe has already earned a reputation for being the "difficult one" ... after an incident over her makeup this weekend.

We're told NeNe threw a tantrum because she hated the way her 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 ultimately called the makeup crew off -- grabbed some tools and did the whole thing by herself.

Wonder if David Cassidy is having the same problem.

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JLS    

This isn't news.

1463 days ago
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natou lafa    

IM SO SORRY BUT ALL OF THESES SO CALLED MAKE UP ARTIST CLAIM THAT THEY ARE PROFESSIONAL BUT THEY CANT EVEN PROPERLY DO A BLACK PEOPLE MAKE UP RIGHT. YOU THINK THAT ONLY DOING WHITE PEOPLE MAKE IS ENOUGH BUT YOU CANT EVEN PROVIDE GOOD SERVICE FOR OTHER SKIN COMPLEXION .

1463 days ago
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KicksandGiggles    

Hum, don't blame the make up folks. They can only work with what is given. Blame nature and her parents.

Yep, shes had work done and the doc also tried to alter nature and also failed like the make up folks.

Ugly on the inside = ugly on the outside.

1463 days ago
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RD    

What a joke...she is not a celebrity, she is a reality show bitch...shut up and sit down Nene!!!!!

1463 days ago
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tmzblogger    

NE NE Just Be Yourself, DO YOU! If you don't keep your mentality you will be on the streets of skid-row where people are lined up as most of the cities ignore them, like they were not there. Heartless folks are everywhere, from the blogs to the streets. It is so sad. So, don't back down Ne Ne, it is one reason you are a known celebrity, because you are so real and not fake.

If you come across as a Beetchy Diva -- In the words of Joy from the View "SO WHAT--WHO CARES"

Do your own makeup, WHY, these cosmetology schools teach how to do only certain types of hair. Therefore, there is a shortage of talent when it comes to black make up and hair. They missing out on a lot of money at that.

Lil Willow Smith her video is going viral WHICH IS WONDERFUL because a lot of these things are coming to light. If your make-up is not right, hey, do it yourself. NE NE you need to STAY Beetchy...don't let them walk all over you.

1463 days ago
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cat    

Ugly on the inside = ugly on the outside. SHE IS ONE OF THE SLEW OF REASONS THE "HOUSEWIVES" is just plain awful! I used to LOVE to watch the Orange Co when it first came out, then it turned all scripted and the spin-off's just plain suck! The thing called NeNe is just plain irritating--thank god for remotes, cause ANYTHING she is on is crap! Please end her 15 mins quickly as she is painful to watch!!!

1463 days ago
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Sandra     

She is not a celebrity and has zero claim to fame. Please just go away!!

1463 days ago
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DV    

No big shocker there. She's always been a diva.

1463 days ago
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Sharona    

TMP 10: Duhhhhhh. NeNe is on the Real Housewives of Atlanta and going through a divorce, not married to a famous athlete. That being said, she is butt effing ugly.

1463 days ago
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raven    

Get much work done nene? She is looking like a different person.

1463 days ago
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clarence    

Amazing, is their anyone monitoring these comments! "blacks can be difficult", are we serious. TMZ should be held liable for this irresponsible comment.

I will never come back to this site if it is considered acceptable for comments like that to be posted. That individual should have been restricted from posting discriminatory comments.

1463 days ago
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CAN AM    

@ Post #21....
You are so right. These racist comments are the norm on many blogs. However, this site would not tolerate hurtful remarks about the Jewish population. I wonder why, Harvey?

1463 days ago
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Big Mamma Cornbread    

NeNe HAS A FACE THAT CAN MODEL MAKE UP , INFLUENCE YOU TO PURCHASE SOME OF THE PRODUCT...HAD Ne BEEN AS THIN AS IMAN..SHE WOULD BE BEAUTIFUL..CUTE FACE EUROPEAN/AFRICAN..APPEAL..ACCEPTABLE.BE FAIR NOT BIASED..MAYBE SHE IS RUDE..IDK..CNN 4 ME.

1463 days ago
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FLOYD PINK    

She busted a nut when her son was arrested, then she buy's a dog, and name's it "PLAYER".

WHAT AN IDIOT !!!!

1463 days ago
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Big Mamma Cornbread    

AFRICA HAS THE WEALTHIEST SOIL LAND DIAMONDS ETC.THE POOREST PEOPLE ON EARTH.......EUROPE HAS DIAMOND MUSEUMS ...ALSO THE WEALTHIEST ...TOOK IT ALL...

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