It was mention on WWHL tonight that there was an altercation between Nene Leakes and Wendy Williams and her husband at one of those silly “Women’s Expo” things which are basically giant arenas for people to push their products at people. They have “Keynote Speakers” which just goes to show they don’t even know what a keynote speaker is. Everyone is a Keynote Speaker and they are all there to push THEIR products. It’s all a bunch of bullshit, but people go and spend lots of money, so they will be around for a while.
There is a history of vitriol between Nene Leakes and Wendy Williams. When Andy Cohen decided to put all his business decisions behind Bethenny Frankel’s new talk show to the detriment of Wendy Williams, the divide began. Once Bethenny poached Wendy’s talent booker for her show, Wendy was done giving publicity to Bravo shows. She quit discussing housewives shows all together and only mentioned the women who made news for other stupid reasons. Nene got all butt hurt over Wendy talking about her fingerpainted pocket books. And these two have had nothing nice to say about each other ever since.
So some idiot booker scheduled these two to give back to back speeches. Wendy was supposed to go on a 1 p.m. and Nene was supposed to go on at 1:30. Based on everything I’ve read, one of two things happened. Either Nene managed to go on at one and push Wendy to one-thirty in order to catch an earlier flight, or both women went on stage at the same time and Nene did some trash talking about Wendy when she got on stage. Perhaps Wendy ran over with her speech, or perhaps Nene was just being Nene.
But apparently, Wendy’s husband who is also her manager was really pissed off about something. He was allegedly going off back stage. Nene said she didn’t have words with either one of them, that it all happened backstage. I’m sure Gregg was back there hovering about with talcum powder and either watching or participating in the fracas.
I hope Wendy will mention this on hot topics tomorrow. However, she isn’t really good at discussing incidents where she or her husband do not come off looking good.
One thing I know for sure is you do not want to piss off Wendy’s husband. He is not one with whom to fuck. So there is hope that this could get really, really good. Not for Nene. But for us.