Star Jones and NeNe Leakes. After stating on "Ellen" in March 2011 that she and Jones "are OK right now," Leakes went on to dish some harsh criticism. "I don't think she's easy to get along with," the reality star began, starting off mildly. "She's a tough girl." Then Leakes added about Jones, "She is bossy; she is manipulative, conniving. And I'm not even being funny. I think that is real. I honestly think that is who she is."