The show was hardly an easy business move.

on Mar 18, 2011 - The Dish

NeNe Leakes of Celebrity Apprentice and The Real Housewives of Atlanta
Bickering with Star Jones? That's only the half of NeNe Leakes' behind-the-scenes Celebrity Apprentice commotion.

"It was a very hard show to do," The Real Housewives of Atlanta star confided to Rolling Out. "We shot the show in literally 45 days." Not intending to use a Zoe-ism, NeNe described her schedule for shooting the show as "bananas."

"You work six days a week, and you rise at 4 a.m., and you get in at midnight. The earliest was 10 p.m., but sometimes it was 1 a.m."

Sheesh, can you blame a girl for getting cranky with the competition? Celebrity Apprentice may have caused Star to replace Kim Zolciak as NeNe's Public Enemy No. 1, but this 'Wife has at least one famous friend encouraging the rivalry. Patti Stanger tweeted, "@NeNeLeakes Hey girl, lovin' you on Celeb Apprentice. I hope it's you who wins & kicks Star's butt."

Although we're anticipating plenty of Startastic feuds to erupt as the show continues, NeNe insists that no matter what you see, "I'm a cool ass person! I don't cross u as long as u don't cross me," she tweeted.

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