Celebrity Apprentice: NeNe Leakes Is "Unstable," Says Fellow Contestant

Playboy Playmate Hope Sworaczyk admits there was a time she really liked the Real Housewives of Atlanta star, but not anymore

By Marc Malkin Apr 17, 2011 12:00 PMTags
Nene Leakes, Hope DworaczykVirginia Sherwood/NBC

Just how bats--t crazy is Celebrity Apprentice?

I think Playboy Playmate contestant Hope Dworaczyk sums it up pretty well…

"It's a mess," she tells me. "Celebrity Apprentice looks a lot like the commercials for Celebrity Rehab."

It sure does.

We haven't seen Dworaczyk, who is competing on behalf of Best Buddies, get into any of the show's ridiculous feuds yet, but she did tell me that she ended up going head to head with—who else?—NeNe Leakes. "I liked Nene a lot until I had to be her boss," she said. "I like her a lot until about [tonight's] episode. It got a little weird after that. I had to tell her what to do and I don't think anybody wants to take direction from someone who is a lot younger than them."

Dworacyk claims Leakes was completely unpredictable. "One minute she was crying and opening up about herself and sharing something about the past that's very very personal, and the next minute, she's yelling," she explained. "I think you can call it unstable."

Yeah, but so unstable that Star Jones felt she had to hire a bodyguard to protect her from the Real Housewives of Atlanta star?

"It was out of control," Dworacyk said. "I think if I had been yelled at and attacked the way Nene gets in Star's face, I would have wanted a bodyguard, too."

And then, of course, there's Meat Loaf's cuss-filled tirade against Gary Busey. "I just had a brief moment of total insanity," the "Bat Out of Hell" rocker told meat the GLAAD Media Awards. "That's the only way I can describe it."

How about we rename Celebrity Apprentice to The Jerry Springer Show and call it a day?