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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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Big Mamma Cornbread    

WORDS HURT MORE THAN THE WHIPS ,GUNS THAT WERE USED TO STEAL THEIR LIVELIHOODS DIAMONDS DIGNITY LESS THAN 8% IN THE US & TREATED SO INHUMANLY MENTALLY RAPED..PHYSICALLY ..NO OWNERSHIP DIAMONDS AFRICA..NOW THAT'S UGLY..UGLY UGLY INHUMANE...UGLY.

1275 days ago
17.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

GOING THROUGH HELL WITH BLOOD DIAMONDS MONEY..CLASS...I BEG TO DIFFER..NOT WITH OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY..THAT'S NOT YOUR JOURNEY..STOLE DEGRADED MURDERED...BUT YOU DID TAKE THE TRIP...WORTH IT ...OR NOT..THIEF..STOLEN JOURNEY THROUGH HELL...CHEATER..NO CLASS...UGLY BEHAVIOR...UGLY RULES..JEALOUS..

1275 days ago
18.

comanche black    

Wow. What a bunch of racists on both sides. I am a makeup artist who is Native American and I can do all women's makeup to suit them. That being said, I imagine she is difficult to work with. I have watch RHOA and between her and Kim Z. I would say many of them are difficult. RH cast members are notorius for being this way. Too much importance they take upon themselves.

1275 days ago
19.

neenee    

# 2 & 4 go to hell

Do your own and then you do not have to worry about it and nobody to blame but yourself

1275 days ago
20.

p    

Some of you fools are real racist. Yeah.. but thats easy to do when you don't have to show your face. And I can't stand Nene.

1275 days ago
21.

theresa    

For those of you, who are making the comments about Blacks being difficult. We think if they had to work with you, I see why they would be difficult! Your attiude would make it rightfully so, because I know, you would think it is okay to belittle someone and make their life a living Nightmare!!! Check yourself!! See the Hate you spew evertime You look in the Mirror, accept the fact You are the One who is Difficult.

1275 days ago
22.

Big Mamma Cornbread    

I KEEP LOOKING AT THIS PICTURE ...I DON'T SEE ANYTHING WRONG ...OUT OF PLACE OR UNUSUAL...BUT THEN...I NEVER THOUGHT MICHAEL JACKSON HAD A BIG NOSE ,OR WAS EVER UGLY....WHERE ARE MY DIAMONDS...WHY DO YOU HAVE THEM....UGLY UGLY UGLY..VERY HOT HERE

1275 days ago
23.

my opinion    

Nene calm down you...why are you on Celebrity Apprentice? These reality show people are NOT stars

1274 days ago
24.

Raejean    

She has no business with the fake blond hair and painted on light brown eyebrows; that's her REAL problem.

And if you think it's racist to point out that she should stop trying to look like a woman of another race BECAUSE IT'S UNFLATTERING TO HER AS SHE REALLY IS, too bad.

1274 days ago
25.

Reta    

The horse teeth, the bad nose job, the fake yellow hair the spins out of one point on the side of her head and looks like an old man's comb-over, and the giant floppy boobs aren't nearly as horrible as her personality. She neighs (nene's?) like a horse in heat and drowns out anybody standing in the same room, and is the rudest and ghetto-acting person on any of these "Housewife" shows. She's a giant moose of a woman who carries herself so poorly she's an embarrassment to ALL women, and her jealousy of the attractive women on the show is blaringly obvious. Nothing she does to the OUTSIDE of herself is going to help, she's an ugly individual inside and she should be forced to watch herself on an endless loop for weeks. She wouln't be able to take it and her head would explode!

1274 days ago
26.

Shmuck    

Wouldn't it be great if erveryone was a "reality" star for a while.
All you really need to qualify is a pulse.
Screw these a**HOLES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1274 days ago
27.

TMP    

#10..Whatever. It doesn't matter what show she's on. She's not a celebrity, or at least she shouldn't be called one just because she's a housewife... and if she's going through a divorce then she's not a wife anyway..

these stupid tv shows are just allowing stupid people like this to think they are something they're not. They are NOT celebrities an shouldn't be treated as such.

1274 days ago
28.

Joann    

I'm sure it was not the makeup person. They have had other African Americans on the show before and I have never read about any on them complaining about their makeup.

NeNe is a total biatch. I hope Donald sends her amazon ass home on week one. I used to like her when RHOA first started but she got too full of herself and really thinks she's all that but she is in some serious denial. Biatch is one big, not attractive at all woman.

1274 days ago
29.

Thatch    

Oh, don't be so judgemental.Maybe Nene just wanna make sure everything goes well, but in an extreme way, sort of.

1274 days ago
30.

Nicole    

and this is supposed to be surprising why ?

1274 days ago
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