Friday, July 01, 2022

The Time NeNe Leakes Lost Her Talk Show for Dragging Wendy Williams


Back in 2014 NeNe Leakes famously dragged Wendy Williams after Wendy featured NeNe in an unflattering Hot Topics segment about NeNe defacing her Birkin bag [click here if you missed that]. 

Turns out NeNe's mouth costs her a talk show gig with Tom Arnold...

The former “Roseanne” star, 63, tells Page Six he “connected” with Williams’ producers after a few appearances on her titular program and was presented with the concept.
“The reason they approached me is because they’d seen me go on ‘Wendy,’ and I had a great time,” he tells us. “The goal was to have [our show] go on right after ‘The Wendy Willams Show.’ And I said, ‘Oh, that sounds great! Let’s get together.’ And then we did.”
According to Arnold, the producers were “jazzed” about the project, telling him they “felt it would be a home run” as the “Wendy” show was “killing it” at the time.
“I thought, ‘With somebody like NeNe Leakes, how do you go wrong there?’ And then I figured out how you go wrong – make fun of somebody’s purse,” he said.
After the handbag caught Williams’ attention, she asked both her viewers and Twitter followers, “Hot Question: What do think about @NeNeLeakes defacing her Birkin bag?”
The former radio host, 57, soon deleted the tweet, but not before Leakes got wind of the shady “Hot Topics” segment. She responded with a scathing blog post, which Arnold claims cost them their show.
Arnold told us that it wasn’t long before he got a call from one of the producers, with whom he’d had “great meetings.”
“She called me and said, ‘I got some bad news. We can’t do the show.’ And I said, ‘Why?’ And she said, ‘Because NeNe made fun of Wendy Williams’ purse.’ And I go, ‘Who would care about somebody making fun of their purse?’ And the producer said, ‘Black women care.’ She explained to me it was a very personal thing,” he recalled.
“It was a big deal. She said, ‘Wendy has the No. 1 show. What if Roseanne [Barr was put in the same position]?’ I go, ‘Yeah, I guess she probably would get upset about somebody saying something about her purse.’”

17 comments:

The King Of The Real said...

She stay messing up her coins

Anonymous said...

Nene is such an idiot. This should surprise no one.

Anonymous said...

This story is all over the place. It begin with Wendy making fun of NeNe's purse and then follows up with NeNe Making fun of Wendy's purse. Whose purse is it?

Anonymous said...

Chickens will Gaggle

Anonymous said...

Not understanding the point of this story, talking about something that happened in 2014 ,I really don't think NeNe is crying about it right now it's 2022 gotta print something that's current Rhymes with snitch

NyahbinghiObeahWomanWarrior said...

Shit would have flopped anyway, talk shows are tired and have done their time, and who is trying to see coke head Tom Arnold with his ADHD having ass.

R in NYC said...

Loose lips sink ships.

Anonymous said...

Shame these are the years these seasoned birds could lean on each other.
Nene has blamed everybody for her own big mouth. She is one example of someone who people would do anything to see her win and she spit in so many people face.

Vernell said...

@10:46 The Reason this is being Discussed NOW is because, NeNe brought it up in June 2022. She said that Andy Cohen & Wendy Williams were the Reason Why, She Did Not Get Her Talk Show... Due To Her Being Blackballed & Blocked From Future Employment Opportunities In TV... But Once Again, NeNe's Mouth Was The Reason & Weak Link...

Anonymous said...

Blondes are dumb. Apparently even the fake ones.

Anonymous said...

10:46
To probably show pattern of how she puts her foot in her mouth before her blessings are manifested.

Anonymous said...

This is stupid.

Anonymous said...

I would like to think that their black, female audience or fan base wouldn't make such a big deal about who did or said what about a handbag. A handbag? That's almost. as bad as killing someone over sneakers.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:23 AM Geese gaggle, chickens cluck. Down on the farm.

Susie said...

1:00. Ooh how I cringe when I see yellow blonde hair on black women. Only in America can you be blonde all year / decade / millenia etc. I don't get it. Over here in the UK I hardly see any blonde black women. Maybe it is something in the water over there?

R in NYC said...

Susie blame it on Mary J Blige, Beyonce and Tboz.

Anonymous said...

Awh Nene Leakes, the forever employee. She never invests in herself by building her own anything. She won't do something as simple as a YT channel or podcast because there's no upfront money going into her pocket. I aint never seen nobody so grand but wont take a chance on themself before.

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