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Kenya Moore Questions NeNe Leakes’ Honesty, Smarts & Character, Then Spars With Sherri Shepherd In Explosive ‘WWHL’

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Dec. 11 2014, Updated 10:36 a.m. ET

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Kenya Moore was in prime form appearing on Sunday’s edition of Watch What Happens Live, with her pageant-winning looks, brazen behavior and willingness to throw shade right at the top of the mountain.

And of course, at the top is NeNe Leakes, Kenya’s Real Housewives of Atlanta rival who was the target of a few personal digs during the outing, as Kenya didn’t miss opportunities to crack on her castmate’s perceived shortcomings.

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One of the issues at hand was the brouhaha involving $20,000 donations both Kenya and NeNe pledged to make to the Detroit Public Schools Foundation, but apparently didn’t do it in a timely fashion.

Andy Cohen successfully stirred the pot, showing Kenya a montage of soundbites from NeNe’s recent appearance in which she said of Kenya’s donation, “Oh really, she finally made a donation to Detroit — didn’t the statue of limitations run out on that?”

Kenya said she came through with her end of the bargain, then challenged NeNe’s, saying, “Where’s her money? … And then she said, ‘Statue of limitations,’ it’s statute! It’s not applicable here!

"Clearly, she should’ve gone to a Detroit public school!”

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Kenya said that NeNe’s paranoia her castmates don’t support her is “silly,” as the Glee star has done nothing to earn loyalty of the peers she stepped on en route to becoming Bravo’s top-earning housewife.

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“Why would we support her?” Kenya asked. “I think she is not satisfied unless she’s taking someone else down.

“If she’s not on top and everybody else has to be on the bottom and I don’t understand that; there’s room for us all.”

And in perhaps one of the most telling moments of the show, a caller’s mispronunciation of Kenya’s name — she called her “Kendra” — led to the former Miss U.S.A. revealing her Bravo role model -- and getting a little snippy with both the caller and fellow guest Sherri Shepherd.

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After Kenya scolded the caller regarding the name flub — “Please get it right,” she said, dripping with venom — the caller asked her if she overacts to get extra camera time.

“I am who I am and I don’t play to a camera and I don’t play to the audience,” Kenya snapped back. “You either respond to me or you don’t; I can be quite polarizing, meaning you either love me or hate me.

Bethenny Frankel was like that, right? Now she’s worth $100 million dollars so I really don’t care what your opinion of me is … twirl on that!”

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Sherri was visibly shocked by the testy exchange, telling Kenya, “Wow, that’s a way to keep your fans, girl,” to which the Atlanta beauty defiantly responded, “It doesn’t matter to me.”

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Sherri — a showbiz vet with impressive resume including The View, 30 Rock and a current stint on Broadway — then went for the jugular, reminding the Bravolebrity that a bad attitude does not always mix with the fleeting fame of reality TV.

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“Girl, I hope you don’t look up in 10 years and go, ‘Where are the people who I need to keep me there?’” Sherri told Kenya, as the tension became easily visible to viewers.

“I have them, and the same to you,” Kenya shot back at Sherri, who confidently replied, “I always have mine, mine are fine.” (Sherri later wrote on Twitter, Each show I've hosted, acting roles landed TV, film & Broadway & standup comedy shows performed I've booked w talent alone #TwirlOnTHAT.)

The Real Housewives of Atlanta airs Sundays at 8/7c on Bravo.



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