NeNe Leakes Plans to Be the Next Oprah

NeNe Leakes Plans to Be the Next Oprah

The reality TV star wants her own talk show.

Published April 10, 2011

Looks like "Celebrity Apprentice" NeNe Leakes is gunning for Oprah Winfrey's spot once the Queen of Talk leaves her throne in May. According to Radar Online, Leakes is talking with several producers and production companies in the hopes of landing her own talk show or, failing that, a reality show.

"She was encouraged when she did some slots with local television stations in Atlanta and she thinks that she has what it takes to be the next Oprah or Wendy Williams," a source said. "Ironically, NeNe does not really like Wendy Williams but she respects what she has done and she believes that she can be even more successful than she has been."

The 41-year-old Desperate Housewife is also talking with VH-1 and Bravo about projects with the latter hoping she'll sign on for another season of the popular Atlanta-based reality show that put her on the radar. But she's considering a move farther south if things go her way.

"'Celebrity Apprentice' has given her more confidence but she sees moving to Miami as key to her success and now that her marriage is all but over she is ready to commit but she wants the right project to be in place," the source adds. "NeNe really wants to brand herself with her own clothing, make-up and hair products lines, and she is confident she can pull it off. And with Oprah's show coming off the air soon she believes the time is right for a new black female talk show host too."

Written by Dorkys Ramos


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