NeNe Leakes Trashes Star Jones in Vicious Apprentice Catfight

Entertainment May. 2, 2011 AT 9:37AM

It was arguably the catfight to end all reality TV catfights when NeNe Leakes exploded at foe Star Jones on Sunday's Celebrity Apprentice.

When the women -- working together as members of team A.S.A.P. -- were tasked with putting on a hair show for Donald Trump and Co., Real Housewives of Atlanta's Leakes quickly lashed out at manipulative Jones for demanding Leakes be the week's Project Manager without consulting with the team first.

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"Who f--king died and made you in charge of project managers?" Leakes, 42, snapped at Jones, 48, as the rest of the Apprentice cast -- Trump included -- were rendered speechless. Later, Leakes took aim at mousy teammate Hope Dworaczyk, calling her Jones' "puppet." (Watch a clip of the blowout above)

Leakes' final zinger to Jones before the teams started work on their task? "Now where's Barbara Walters?!" referring to Jones' colleague during her 2000-2006 stint cohosting ABC's The View. "Punk a-- bitch!"

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For her part, Jones maintained a level head.

"This is not the Atlanta Housewives and I was bound and determined to show America how an educated black woman handles stress and how someone who is not educated handles stress," Jones declared after Leakes flew off the handle. "There was a little 'bad Star' whispering in my ear 'Go ahead, let her sink,' but there's a job to do and I was most equipped to get the job done. As long as we're a team, it's not right for me not to offer that skill set."

Recounting the fiery altercation, country singer contestant John Rich summed it up best: "NeNe almost pulled Star's head off and used it as a doorstop."

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In the end, the ladies' team failed to impress Trump and his executives and were sent to the boardroom and it was Dworaczyk who was sent packing. In a surprise twist, last week's eliminated contestant, La Toya Jackson, will rejoin the men's team after she met with Trump to defend her firing.

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By Allison Corneau for UsMagazine.com. For more Channel Surfing, click here.

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