Star Jones Compares NeNe Leakes to a Wild Animal

NeNe Leakes (left) and Star Jones

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updated 05/03/2011 AT 8:00 AM ET

originally published 05/03/2011 AT 8:45 AM ET

The last time the Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes sat down to talk with Ellen DeGeneres, she called fellow Celebrity Apprentice contestant Star Jones “”a After Sunday night’s vicious spat between the contestants, Jones appeared on The Ellen DeGeneres Show – and she didn’t miss her chance to strike back.

“What were you thinking when NeNe was going off like that?” DeGeneres asks Jones in an episode airing Tuesday.

“I was thinking my grandmother is going to watch this,” Jones says. “I was thinking I need to keep calm.”

She also couldn’t resist comparing her costar to a feral animal. “When you’re confronted in the wild with an un-caged animal you’re supposed to retreat,” Jones says. “You’re not supposed to attack.”


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