The first media reports hinting at an All-Stars season of Celebrity Apprentice began in early July. Many names were floated around including past winners Bret Michaels, Trace Atkins, Joan Rivers, Pierce Morgan and interesting characters like Meatloaf, Omarosa, Gene Simmons, Sharon Osbourne, Cyndi Lauper, and Dennis Rodman. Apparently, with offers now going out and filming time fast approaching Ms. Leakes wanted to put it out there that she wasn’t interested.
According to TVGuide.com, Nene Leakes has turned down an offer to be on Celebrity Apprentice All Stars. In a statement to William Keck, Nene explained why she was not up for another season,
It was hard as hell — a grueling-ass schedule. You work every single day except for Sunday from sunup to sundown. You’re locked into a war room and you have to give up your cell phone, your iPad, your laptop, everything. It’s a tough show. I can’t do it again!
Nene certainly does have a full calendar at the moment with three TV shows filming at once; however, Trump hates a quitter. I have my doubts that even with Nene’s fifteen minutes extending to an hour that Trump would invite Nene back. She broke under the pressure once. I figure Trump would want fill any position that Nene is up for with Omarosa. Unfortunately, depending on when filming starts, Omarosa will likely be unavailable. Omarosa’s man, Michael Clarke Duncan, was out of intensive care yet still in the hospital after a very serious heart attack in July. Omarosa has not left his side. So I guess the sassy black woman role will be filled by Star Jones. I haven’t heard of her being terribly busy lately and Trump loves her. Celebrity Apprentice Allstars is expected to air in February.
What do y’all think? Did Trump even ask Nene or is Nene getting it out there before the offers come out to save face?