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After kicking off its new season with a fresh round of co-hosts, Fashion Police seemed to be getting off to a solid start after the dramatic exits of Kathy Griffin and Kelly Osbourne from their hosting chairs! But despite the laughs they’ve shared since their return to the show, Melissa Rivers, Brad Goreski, Giuliana Rancic, Margaret Cho and NeNe Leakes have been plagued with infighting talk. And in a tell-all interview with Love B Scott amid growing feud rumors, Leakes ultimately revealed some major secrets about the shocking drama happening off-camera on the show!
Speaking to B. Scott, Leakes said that she has done her best to remain “professional” at all times.“What I do know is that I’ve been very kind to everyone on that set. That includes, Giuliana, Melissa, Brad, Margaret — now, I am not saying it has been reciprocated. What I am saying is that I have been professional and kind to everyone,” Leakes said, hinting that she definitely isn’t on good terms with the show’s entire cast.
“All of these things that you’re hearing, I’m hearing. I don’t know if any of these things are true or not. All I know is that Margaret is super sweet. She’s kind to me,” Leakes added.
She then went on to expose just how tense the atmosphere can be behind the scenes of the TV show! “It’s very weird. Let me tell you what happens — when you arrive on set, everybody goes to their dressing rooms. When they say ‘come out’, everyone comes out and sits on the couch. There’s no talking, no communication, nothing,” she said. “My dressing room isn’t even on the same side as everyone else. They have my dressing room way on the other side from everybody. So I don’t even see them.”
She continued, “I just come and sit down. Whenever they say, ‘Come and sit down, NeNe’, I come and sit down. I don’t move until they say ‘Wrap!’ and then I get up and leave. They don’t talk. No one talks between moments, really. There might be a little casual chit-chat like ‘I like your shoes,’ or something but no conversation. It’s really weird.”
Leakes added that the cast doesn’t take any chances when it comes to the producers’ requests of them! "[The producers] just put us there. Whatever they tell us not to do, we don’t do. We’re scared to chew damn chewing gum — we don’t do sh—t! It upsets me that I’m just coming on to this set — and I literally don’t do anything outside of my job — and for me to be blamed for anything upsets me,” she said.
“If you watch the show, Melissa says, ‘NeNe, what do you think’ and then I say my little things and then I sit there and laugh when someone says something funny,” she said. “I don’t say anything else because there’s nothing I can say. There’s nothing I can do.”
Leakes even said that she was brought onto the show to help with the cast’s previous issues. “I was just brought in to help bring the cast back together… because so many people have quit. Kathy Griffin, Kelly Osbourne,” she said. “I realized there was issue when I came in there.”
But she admitted that when it comes to the drama surrounding her time on the show, she’s convinced that she knows who is responsible for the talk! “Fashion Police has really disturbed me. For people who know me, I’m a worker bee. I work my ass off. I really enjoy working. I’m not one of those people who’s lazy. I’m a go-getter. I’m a hard worker. I’m not one of those girls looking for a man to take care of me. I enjoy having my own coins. I enjoy being independent,” she said.
“To have someone consistently putting out a bad report about me, I feel like it’s coming from someone on the inside — and I’m sad about that,” she said. What do you think about the feuding on the Fashion Police set? Tweet us @OKMagazine or let us know in the comments section.