NeNe Leakes

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  • Birth Name: Linnethia Monique Johnson
  • Birth Place: Queens, New York, United States
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 12/13/1967, Sagittarius
  • Profession: Reality cast member; actor
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Exclusive: NeNe Leakes to Return for Glee's Final Season

Another familiar face will be returning to the halls of McKinley High for Glee's final season, and Sue (Jane Lynch) might not be so happy about it.

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Why I Fell Head Over Heels for Dancing with the Stars

It only took 18 seasons (and nearly a decade) for me to tune in to even a minute of ABC's Dancing With the Stars. I'll admit that nostalgia for some of my cherished '90s TV stars Candace Cameron Bure and Danica McKellar, combined with a small crush on boy-bander James Maslow, piqued my interest. But halfway through that first episode, I knew right away that I was hooked.

What started as unexpected enjoyment has quickly evolved into a mild obsession. I get mad when a team's score seems unjust or excited when a duo nails their performance. I get nervous when one of my favorites is deemed "unsafe." I can't get enough of the behind-the-scenes action, the fun banter and watching the relationships develop between the stars and their pros. 

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DWTS' NeNe Leakes Discusses Her and Tony's "Little Tiff"

There was no shortage of drama on Dancing with the Stars last week, after the show introduced NeNe Leakes and Tony Dovolani with a package that showed the partners getting into an argument that ended with Leakes walking out of their rehearsal. And according to Leakes, no one in the ballroom was more uncomfortable seeing the dustup play out on screen than her and Dovolani.

"We were kind of surprised," Leakes tells TVGuide.com. "It almost threw us off."

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Videos

Sheree On a Date
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Fabulous, Fierce and Beautiful
Dancing Stars of Atlanta

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Make-Ups and Breakdowns
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Watch What Happens Live 12/8/14
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Friend or Faux
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Bury the Ratchet

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 I Dream of NeNe TV Show Series, Executive Producer
2013 I Dream of NeNe TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member
2013 Before They Were Housewives TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member
2012 The New Normal TV Show Series, Actor - Rocky
2011 Most Notorious Celebrity Feuds TV Show Series, Subject (person only)

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News

Top Moments: Thrones Hosts (Another) Deadly Wedding and Mad Men's Surprising Rejection

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15. Best Message:
 After Jones took her own life on last week's Chicago Fire, a police officer delivers a note she left for Dawson before she died. We learn its contents in the final moments of the episode, when Dawson places the note next to her mirror. What does it say? "Don't let anything stand in your way."

14. Worst Act:
 Following her heartbreaking, sudden split with Danny, Mindy tries a new approach to picking up guys on The Mindy Project: acting cool. When ...
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Dancing with the Stars: What "Mortified" Diana Nyad in Week 1?

Long-distance swimmer Diana Nyad made headlines last year when she became the first person to swim from Cuba to Florida without the assistance of a shark cage. But, she says, preparing to dance a minute-long foxtrot on the Season 18 premiere of Dancing with the Stars last Monday was just as daunting as gearing up for her multi-day open water feat.

"When I would stand on that shore over in Cuba and look out at the horizon, I knew that what was in front of me was going to be at least two, probably more like two-and-a-half nonstop days in the open ocean, with all kinds of obstacles," Nyad, 64, tells TVGuide.com. "And [Monday], as I stood holding [partner Henry Byalikov's] hands, I was thinking, 'You have one minute and six seconds for this foxtrot.' It's just an absurdly different kind of challenge."

Nyad and Byalikov ended up with an 18 from the judges after their routine, which puts them in second-to-last place heading into Week 2. Though Nyad says she felt OK about the dance itself, there was one aspect of the performance that left her "mortified." Check out our interview with Nyad to find out what frustrated her to the point of tears, as well as what she and Henry are working on for this week's cha-cha.

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Dancing with the Stars Reveals Season 18 Cast

Drew CareyCandace Cameron Bure, and Olympic gold medalists Charlie Whiteand Meryl Davis are among the celebrities who are heading to the ballroom for Season 18 of Dancing with the Stars.

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Saturday Night Live Adds Two Black Female Writers

In addition to adding Sasheer Zamata to its cast, Saturday Night Live has hired two new black female writers. According to The Hollywood Reporter, LaKendra Tookes and Leslie Jones will start work on the sketch show on Monday.

Both comedians were discovered during the recent auditions Lorne Michaels held in response to criticism of the show's lack of diversity.

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Real Housewives' NeNe Leakes Hospitalized for Blood Clots

NeNe Leakes was hospitalized earlier this week after suffering from blood clots in her lung, the Real Housewives of Atlanta star revealed on her blog.

Leakes initially posted a photo of herself in the hospital on Monday... read more

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