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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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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Videos

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Kandi's Birthday Surprise

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Mess Rehearsal

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Credits

Year Title Description
2013 I Dream of NeNe TV Show Series, Reality Cast Member
2013 I Dream of NeNe TV Show Series, Executive Producer
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

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

New Beginnings for The Real Housewives of Atlanta

It's Season 6 of Bravo's hit docuseries The Real Housewives of Atlanta, and these Georgia peaches are far from running out of juice. "We give you everything a great show should: excitement, drama, fighting, feuding and gossiping," says cast member Phaedra Parks. This year in particular promises to offer an embarrassment of riches, according to... read more

6 Reasons to Get Pumped About the New Season of Glee

Despite the show's title, it's a little tough to feel happy and excited about Glee this season. Following the sudden death of Cory Monteith this past July, many of the headlines about the series have been about the death of his character, beloved quarterback and New Directions member-turned-substitute director Finn Hudson, and how the series will move forward without one of its most important characters. For Gleeks across the country and around the world, the thought of watching Glee without Finn is a sad one. However, like any good musical, the show must go on, especially when that show is known for delivering heart, humor and those feel-good moments. Glee returns for its fifth season Thursday (9/8c, Fox), and although there's something missing from the new season, there are plenty of other reasons to tune in for Season 5... read more

A New Wedding — And a New Reality Show — For Bravo Breakout NeNe Leakes

Nene Leakes is The Real Housewives of Atlanta's breakout star thanks to her sitcom gig in NBC's short-lived The New Normal, a recurring role on Glee and now, her own spin-off series. I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding (premiering Tuesday Sept. 17 at 9/8c on Bravo) follows Leakes and her ex-husband, Gregg, in their journey to tying the knot — again. NeNe gave TV Guide Magazine the scoop on why the second time's the charm.

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