DWTS Premieres Tonight: Will Nene Leakes Bring Home a Dancing With the Stars Glitter Ball Trophy?

Posted on Mar 17 2014 - 3:49pm by Editor

 TONY DOVOLANI , NENE LEAKES

The 18th season of Dancing with the Stars premieres tonight and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star, Nene “Nay-Nay” Leakes will be front and center with dance partner Tony Dovolani by her side. Nay-Nay will be strutting her hooves on the dance floor while dragging poor Tony behind her. Poor Tony!

Nene shared her state of mind with her E! Online about tonight’s premiere competition:

“Hunni, my nerves! I’m very nervous about tonight’s premiere of Dancing With the Stars because for me, I am totally out of my comfort zone. All these other contestants—especially the athletes —to me are great competitors, they understand competitions, and they have the endurance. A lot of them are young and they work out. I don’t work out, but that’s one of the reasons to join the show. I’m hoping to lose 20 pounds and get back in shape from being sick.”

Nene will be competing alongside notable names as Candace Cameron BureOlympic champs — Meryl Davis and Charlie WhiteDanica McKellar, Diana Nyad, Drew Carey, James Maslow, Cody Simpson, Amy Purdy, Sean Avery and Hollywood legend, Billy Dee Williams.

Are you excited to see moose Nay-Nay strut her stuff tonight? Will she bring home a Dancing With the Stars Glitter Ball Trophy?

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  • Birdie11

    Call me crazy, but my money goes on one of the Olympic gold medal winning ice DANCERS! Sheesh. I give Moose til the third round or until she sends Tony into traction, whichever comes first.

    • Babson_Chick

      Love it!!

  • WestCoastFeed

    Who will be the no-talent fan favorite this season who keeps getting voted on by the fans even though he/she is terrible? NeNe?

    • Dr Seuss

      I have a feeling Nene can dance but she’s such a bitch and pompous.

      • Babson_Chick

        Exactly!!

      • Marsbars09

        I wonder why this was never mentioned on previous seasons?

        • Dr Seuss

          What wasn’t mentioned…Nene’s dancing?

          • Marsbars09

            LOL! Yes Doc, Nene’s dancing. We all know she’s a pompous bitch.

          • Birdie11

            LOL! Duh!!

          • Marsbars09

            Now be nice “sweet” birdie.

          • Dr Seuss

            Nuhh Duhh!!!! Hey Birdie!

          • Birdie11

            Hey Suzie Suess!

          • Dr Seuss

            Well they did talk about her siding up and down the stripper pole, if that counts. LOL!!

          • Marsbars09

            No.
            I can’t wait to see Moose’s performance.

          • Birdie11

            You’ll, laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be inspired. NOT! 🙂

          • Marsbars09

            Let me be the judge of that, birdie. Hopefully you’ll still be hanging around so I can share my assessment of Moose’s dancing skills.

          • Birdie11

            LOL! No problem, she’s up first!

          • Marsbars09

            Hi birdie! I thought Nene put on a decent performance. We’ll see how she does with more difficult routines. Please read the comment I posted 15 minutes ago regarding my “assessment”.

          • Bernice

            Nene is not a graceful dancer! She got away with tonight’s performance because it was a basic 2 step freestyle that allowed her to show her over the top personality.
            She will surely struggle with more difficult precise routines unless she loses weight and gains energy and more control of her body.

          • Birdie11

            Preach Bernice! You are right on! That over the top personality is going to get old and FAST!

          • Marsbars09

            Agreed. I saw the interaction between Tony and Nene during rehearsals and her manufactured personality is already too much.

    • Birdie11

      I don’t think so…it’s usually someone old, or really endearing in some way. Moose doesn’t fit either of those profiles.

      • WestCoastFeed

        Billy Dee Williams?

        • Birdie11

          Yes…if he still has the charm cranking…that’s the one. Cloris Leachman lasted a long time, and she could barely move, because she was funny and charming.

          • WestCoastFeed

            He’s almost as old as I am. It’s a wonder he can move at all.

          • Birdie11

            He might not be able to…usually they tailor the dances to accommodate that. The girl will just sort of dance circles around him while he taps his foot…LOL. Maybe he has stayed spry…we will see.

          • Birdie11

            OK WCF…he can’t move. But he seems sweet!

          • RonnieIsBack

            Wait WCF…Billy Dee is 77,,,are you saying you are a sexy senior cit…?

    • Babson_Chick

      I sure hope not!!

    • RonnieIsBack

      It will be Drew Carey..not the Moose

  • RealitySuxx

    Nope – she isn’t going to win … she may be able to dance, but I don’t think she has the stamina to go the distance.

    • Birdie11

      Or the personality…you have to be likable!

      • Marsbars09

        And we all know Moose can only fake it for so long.

        • Birdie11

          I’m living for the first eye roll and finger snap at the judges!

          • RonnieIsBack

            She will come after Carrie Ann…because she is thin and pretty…trust.

    • Dr Seuss

      Exactly. She’s not a fighter that can withstand the pressure. We already saw this on Celebrity Apprentice.

    • Marsbars09

      Hi Reality! I was surprised that Kim & Sheree said on WWHL that Nene loved to dance. Who knew?

      • Babson_Chick

        Of course she loves to dance NOW – since she was picked for the show. We know she loves to be the center of attention.

      • RealitySuxx

        That entire Kim/Sheree appearance was to boost Nene…LOL Andy must think the fans were born yesterday .. he’s trying so hard – and failing to save Nene. Nene is her own worst enemy.

        • Marsbars09

          Hi Reality! Doc told me Andy was behind Nene getting cast on DWTS. He didn’t bring Kim & Sheree on WWHL in hopes of bringing them back to RHOA, he was just using them. Andy couldn’t use the current cast because they probably aren’t on good terms with Nene. Notice not one of them gave a shout out to Nene on social media?

          • RealitySuxx

            I think Phaedra did…but honestly – they shouldn’t . She NEVER congratulates ANY of them on their achievements … so maybe if she gives a little, she will get it back.

            I am surprised about Cynthia though … did I miss something – when did they fall out? They seemed to be tight before the show aired…but not so much since.

            Not surprised about Andy … he is just UGH .. I’ve never liked him.

          • RonnieIsBack

            U know Uncle Ben threatened her she betta not…after Nene called him a bitch…

          • RealitySuxx

            LOL…I forgot about that…and Nene calls him one again, to his face next week. LOL

          • Marsbars09

            I’m not too surprised Cynthia didn’t say anything. When Nene mentioned on the View last month that she wasn’t friends with NONE of the women on the show, Cynthia probably bought a clue and finally figured out Nene is incapable of true friendship.
            Andy is scummier and more low down than I thought. It’s one thing to play favorites with the wives, but to actually go out and pull strings for them when they aren’t doing the same for the others is what pisses me off.
            I wouldn’t be surprised to learn if Andy is riding Nene’s coattails to stay relevant. He’s been stripped of real power from Bravo.

          • RonnieIsBack

            except dumb Porsha…

          • Dr Seuss

            Yup. Not one of them wished her good luck…NOT one!

        • Dr Seuss

          BOOM!!!!

      • RonnieIsBack

        Stripping…

  • Marsbars09

    All I’ve got to say is I’ll tune in to see what Nene is made of. She is right in saying her competition is younger and in much better shape than she is.
    I hope Nene realizes her participation on DWTS won’t change the minds of people that already think she is evil and narcissistic. We know she’s on this show to extend her VERY stretched 15 minutes.

  • Marsbars09

    I wonder if the real reason Kim & Sheree were on WWHL was to give Nene a “shout out” and show that there are still some people out there that like her evil ass. I just thought it was very odd that Nene called in while Kim & Sheree were on. Nene doesn’t give two sh*ts about those women.

    • Babson_Chick

      phone call was probably a set up – Andy just loves to create a buzz (boring!!) Thought both Kim and Sheree were very PC.

      • Pinkie31

        Yup I’m sure they were, I know for a fact that Nene can not stand Sheree because the last time Nene was on #WWHL Andy asked Nene about Sheree an her friendship an Nene said: “There’s no no such thing is a friendship for me too her that’s for dam sure”an Nene did have more too say about it but I’m all done with her .

        • Babson_Chick

          Nene has ticked off a lot of people with her grandious attitude. She needs to simmer – after all they’re the “mug shot fambly”. Blonk!!

    • RonnieIsBack

      It was and NeNe even almost gave out the phone number but her agent probably told her “ah you will be disqualied dummy….
      She is just begging…you could tell from the look on Sheree’s face she is so over NeNe

      • Marsbars09

        Yep, that heifer is desperate to stay in the spotlight.

      • Marsbars09

        Ronnie, I don’t know about Bravo, but I think Andy is helping Nene restore her image. However, I don’t see how it would help as Nene consistently proves how mean, vile, and self-centered she is.

  • Dr Seuss

    Just watched the moose sashay on the dance floor. She was 100x better than Wendy Williams but I still can’t root for her. She TRIED to play humble after the performance but I wasn’t buying her dry tears.

    • Babson_Chick

      Agree and I think her “over the top Tude” will get old soon.

    • Pinkie31

      I agree 100% with you very much so. I couldn’t watch Nene even dance she kinda looks like she was hurting an those faces she was making made me sick then the fingers went up to her face that was wrong and the only reason I know that is cuz I saw some clips on Good Morning America this morning, “But next week I’m voting for my favorite #DWTS. TY (:

      • Dr Seuss

        Great observation Pinkie. She’s not fooling anybody and I will never give her my support.

    • RonnieIsBack

      Exactly Doc!!!wassup!

      • Dr Seuss

        Wassup boo!!

  • Babson_Chick

    My first thought about the moose was her head piece – to keep her wig on???

    • RonnieIsBack

      yessssss hunty!
      Or the Great Moose Gatsby look.

      • Babson_Chick

        wicked funny!!

      • Dr Seuss

        LMFAOOO!!!

    • Dr Seuss

      I don’t know why she doesn’t ditch the Donald Trump weave. It looks horrid.

      • Babson_Chick

        she thinks blondes have more fun!!””

  • Birdie11

    Ummm…what in the world was that? Sniff, sniff..oh yeah RIGHT!! Puh-leeze.

    • twifan2

      What was her score? I missed it. 🙁
      BUT I saw that part of her dance!
      Felt scared for Tony! Thought Ney Ney was going to trample him! 😮

      • Birdie11

        3 7s. Better than she deserved. But the judges are always easy the first week. She rocked a Paris Hilton headband to clamp down her Gretchen Christine wig. She also danced all hunched trying to look smaller, which is next to impossible.

        • twifan2

          I couldn’t take her hips swaying, head rolling, feet flaying. 😮

          • Birdie11

            OMG…that forced diva persona…UGH!!

          • noarguingwithstupid

            That would be “hooves flaying” :0

  • Bernice

    Sound like a whole bunch of excuses to me!

    She actually did ok with a very simple freestyle routine. My biggest concern is stamina because she was clearly exhausted afterwards and her facial expressions were a mess at times then there’s that wig!

    • Dr Seuss

      Hi Bernice. You would think she would have lost at least 15 pounds before the competition or work out everyday to build her stamina up. I predict she walks off the competition before her time is up.

      • RonnieIsBack

        Me too Doc. Cussin…and stomping those hoofs…

    • RonnieIsBack

      That is why the Jive is gonna kick her arse….when they announced it she was like..uh oh…what did I just do…

  • Marsbars09

    That outfit Nene wore was not flattering for her frame. She looked like a plucked chicken, however, she did a decent job with her routine. You could tell Tony has his hands full just dealing with Nene’s personality.
    I was getting a little nervous for Carrie when she was describing Nene’s oversized frame. When she started to say Nene was a big, full-size voluptuous woman I was like, “Uh oh, Nene’s going to curse you out”, but then she added that Nene was sensuous or some BS. We’ll see how Nene handles constructive criticism from the judges.

    • WestCoastFeed

      NeNe did better than I had expected. Good for her. And you’re right, the costume was not flattering.

      • RonnieIsBack

        Her routine was extremely easy….I am not surprised she didn’t mess it up…also she is a stripper..the Cha Cha is about hip thurst action and swinging and the basic three step (which we use in all our hustles…not a problem for her…)
        She was boring.

        • Dr Seuss

          Girl, you ain’t lying.

    • Birdie11

      HA! Carrie was treading on thin ice! I did notice her hunching…her posture was really bad. She was brave, I will give her that, and she could stay on beat. Her technique…not so much.

  • Marsbars09

    Doc or WCF, do you know when Nene was offered the gig with DWTS? Right after the fallout from the pajama party and the charity event, this gig came up out of nowhere right along with the clothing line. Was it just mere coincidence or her “people” found something to put out the flames? The timing of all this is really suspect.
    And don’t you think it’s kind of strange Nene was on two network shows and she ends up with DWTS? Something reeks.

    • WestCoastFeed

      Interesting question that I don’t know the answer to. Let’s see if Doc has any info.

    • RonnieIsBack

      It reeks of “save the Moose Career”…too late.
      You know her team begged for her to get on that show. During the intro..she wasn’t even mentioned or showcased. LOL…

      It was teen heart throb vs teen hearthrob
      TV sweet heart against TV sweetheart
      Veterans vs veterans

      Not one mention of who was NeNe’s competition LOL. I would have paid to see a pic of a Wig vs Moose…and place bets on how long it will stay on or how long before Tony’s back gives out. They kept mentioning how big she was LOLOLOL.

      • Marsbars09

        Hi Ronnie! Come to think of it, she could have been a last minute addition.

        • Dr Seuss

          Hi Marsie. I think it was a last minute addition because Nene was suppose to be attending a women’s empowerment convention in my town this weekend and now can’t make it because of Dancing With The Stars. Andy Cohen was the one who recommended her.

          • Marsbars09

            I knew it! Andy is working with Nene to secure her Queen B status! But isn’t that a conflict of interest? I thought Andy was hands off when it came to the wives extracurricular activities (?).
            As always, Nene is putting Nene first. I don’t know why any women’s’ group would want Nene speaking for them. She is a horrible role model.

          • Dr Seuss

            Exactly. I bought tickets because they were cheap ($15) and wanted to see if Nene would chat with me or get a pic for the site. That’s the only reason I was going because the last person I look for “empowerment” from is Nene.

          • RonnieIsBack

            Do you get a refund….or a pint of Moosetracks Ice Cream

          • RonnieIsBack

            wow I wonder how much he owes her…meaning…did he say something to Ryan Murphy which got her axed so now he feels bad….hehehehh

        • RonnieIsBack

          Hey Mars!!! Probably, which is why they had her go first..the ones nobody really watch will dance first. They save the best for the middle and last so you will not turn the channel…

      • Dr Seuss

        LMAO @ “save a Moose Career”….OMG Ronnie, you outdid yourself with that one.

        • RonnieIsBack

          I can see the 1-800 scroll across the screen now.
          With your vote, you will save 1 Moose a day from becoming a wall mount…please call and vote…Save a Moose, Save a Career…

          • Babson_Chick

            she sure was everywhere asking for votes – sorry I just couldn’t

  • RonnieIsBack

    OMG did yall read all the hidden shade? Too late Moose in Heels…You are not going to win, and I doubt if you last longer than 2 weeks. You were a stripper so you can dance and have musicality. Stop trying to infer the “athletes” have more of an edge..a lot of strippers have buns of steel. Her fake humility act…so laughable. The only thing she said correct in that *cough* statement*cough* was that she was out of shape. Enjoy it while it last…no amount of kiki’s and sucking up to Tony is going to get you back the fan base you had…your BIG MOUTH was your downfall..and it is only geting worse…just wait until the heat is turned up..will she stomp out and quit when she doesn’t get her way….wait nad see.
    i had to watch..her trying to look sexy…I spit out my drink….too many times…

  • nancy

    It would be great if Nene would win but if she doesn’t she still did a wonderful job and have nothing to be ashamed of great job Mrs.Nene Leakes.

  • nancy

    nene your haters are so concern about you just laugh all the way to the bank, they are so busy talking behind your back while GOD is blessing you right in front of their face..LOL