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NeNe: New ‘Cinderella’ ball game

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Kim Kardashian will see her pal NeNe Leakes star in “Cinderella.”

TV and fashion dynamo NeNe Leakes doesn’t debut for two weeks in “Cinderella,” but she has already put together a starry guest list.

Kim Kardashian is coming to see me, and she’s bringing North,” says Leakes. “Real Housewives of New Jersey” table-flipper Teresa Giudice will be in the audience, too, before going to the Big House on fraud charges. “Teresa’s bringing her daughters,” Leakes adds. “More celebrities will come. I’m sure.”

Teresa Giudice will be in the audience, too, before going to the Big House on fraud charges.Manny Carabel/Getty Images Teresa Giudice will be in the audience, too, before going to the Big House on fraud charges.

Queens-born, Athens, Ga.-raised Leakes is just as certain that her castmates in season seven of “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” airing Sunday on Bravo, will avoid her historic stage run like the plague. She’s the first “Real Housewife” to make the leap to the Great White Way.

“Of course they don’t want to support me,” Leakes, 46, tells The News’ theater critic, Joe Dziemianowicz. “I’m leaving them all in the dust.”

Leakes calls performing on Broadway a dream come true — and a calculated one. After considering playing prison matron Mama Morton in “Chicago” and a club owner in “Rock of Ages,” Leakes picked “Cinderella.” “I chose it because it’s exactly what people wouldn’t expect,” she said.

She added that she was asked to begin her stint in the show in September, but couldn’t. “They went scrambling to find another stepmother,” says Leakes, who [email protected] last week reported is making $ 250,000 an episode for “Housewives.” Sherri Shepherd ends her 2½-month run Nov. 22.

The producer of “Cinderella” declined to comment on the casting time line, noting only, “We love Sherri and NeNe and are thrilled that we were lucky enough to have both in the ‘Cinderella’ family.”

The show’s legendary costume designer, William Ivey Long, says he has loved working with Leakes, who will play Madame from Nov. 25 to Jan. 3, when the show closes. Long calls her “a very seriously large personality. She’s commanding and effervescent,” he says. “Not Champagne bubbles — lava bubbles.”

Leakes wept when she was fitted for ¬Madame’s gown. “I’m not a crybaby,” she says. “But this is my fairy tale.”

FERGIE IS NAILING HER MOM ROLE

Most moms give up their long fake nails when they have a newborn around the house.

But not Fergie.

“I had no idea how many things he’d want to put in his mouth,” Fergie told [email protected] about 14-month-old baby boy Axl.

“I have these long nails, I’ve had them for a long time,” she says. “They’ve become an asset for me. When he puts something in his mouth, I’ve gotten rocks out of there. It’s a quick swoop. Weirdly enough it’s been a benefit.”

On Dec. 2, her line, Fergie Footwear, will donate heels to Dress for Success’ Giving Tuesday for unemployed women going on job interviews.

“I remember cleaning my shoes with a toothbrush and toothpaste to get them white,” Fergie (l.) says of her past, when she was unemployed, living at home and going out on auditions.

These days, however, the singer is focused on teaching Axl new words.

“For a while he was calling me ‘Daddy,’ ” she says.

Her first new single in six years, “L.A. Love,” came out in September, and Fergie included famous faces in the music video.

“There are crazy cameos,” she says. “Tommy Chong, Kelly Osbourne, a lot of the L.A. icons. Oh Lord, you’ll see why it took so long to shoot.”

STRAHAN CAN GET PRETTY CRABBY

Michael Strahan is really into crab cakes. The former Giants defensive end and host of “Live! With Kelly and Michael” celebrated his induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame Thursday night with dinner at Del Frisco’s Steak House. Strahan dined with a “friend” before heading to a Stevie Wonder concert, and ordered a crab cake appetizer, then sea bass topped with crab cake. Curiously, the restaurant’s rep, who planted the item, was happy to crow that Strahan was there, but suddenly turned mum when asked if he was with a lady friend.

JESSICA ALBA IS UPSCALE BAG LADY

It may look like Jessica Alba is totally dressed down in a flannel shirt, cheap tote and chunky black heels, but the Hollywood mom happens to be carrying a $ 400 clutch. While running errands in Santa Monica, Alba carried a Kenzo bag with a cutesy message. She recently finished filming “How to Make Love Like an Englishman” with Salma Hayek.

Candice Swanepoel shows off her beach bod in South Africa.Splash News Candice Swanepoel shows off her beach bod in South Africa.

BEACH BUM SWANEPOEL

She’s a bathing beauty. South African supermodel Candice Swanepoel takes a break between shots for an upcoming Victoria’s Secret spread in the Caribbean. Judging by her bikini body, it’s fair to say she’s more than prepared to walk the runway. The show takes place in London in just a few weeks.

CENTURY 21 HAS A 50 CENT SPECIAL

50 Cent has something new in store. The rapper has teamed with Century 21 department store co-owner Eddie Gindi and his band Men in My Head to record the song “Century Love.” Proceeds from sales benefit Tuesday’s Children, which supports families affected by 9/11. Fitty and the band, along with Timbaland and J-Roc, will be at the Church St. store Tuesday, 10-11 a.m., to sign autographs.

SEEN & HEARD

Merchant Solutions Group’s Billy Morrissey, Elaine Sargent and Michelle-Marie Heinemann at the opening of the Kabakov exhibit at the National Arts Club. … Artist Sarah Reynolds at Brooklyn’s Theodore:Art. … Flo Rida and Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. drinking Ciroc at VIP Room. … Bella Thorne at Just Jared’s Freak Show Halloween party, playing a game to win cash on WhatBrandIsIt.com. … Sophia Bush walking her pup in Reebok’s “Skyscapes” sneakers. … Mariano Rivera celebrating “Movember” at the Robert Graham Bleecker St. store. … Olivia Wilde hosting an event at Birchbox SoHo celebrating her Conscious Commerce X Birchbox project.

NOW YOU CAN BUNDLE UP WITH PADMA AND BETH

Anyone interested in wearing Padma Lakshmi’s or Beth Stern’s coats this winter will want to stop by Brooklyn Flea Market on Nov. 22 and 23. Lakshmi, Stern and more celebs are donating their old coats to Lolë’s Yellow Label collection, which sells used winter garments and donates proceeds to AmpleHarvest.org. Considering Lakshmi’s love for Naeem Khan and Stern’s regular front-row appearances at Michael Kors, there will be plenty of goodies to choose from.

ROOKIE SURE CAN PICK HER LEADING MEN

Mackenzie Foy is barely a teenager and she’s already worked with leading men Matthew McConaughey and Robert Pattinson. “They’re both really amazing people,” she told [email protected] of her new film “Interstellar,” which stars McConaughey. “They’re both incredibly nice and I love being around both,” she said. When asked which hunk she’d put in the last lifeboat of a sinking ship, the 13-year-old rising star chuckled uncomfortably and ducked the question. Well done, kid.

‘BOTTOM’ UP FOR EVERETT

Bridget Everett’s “Rock Bottom” is back after a recent sold-out run at Joe’s Pub. Her raunchy and hysterical showcase will have 18 more performances, starting Jan. 6. Everett received rave reviews for the show, directed by Scott Wittman. “How could we, a mere theater, resist the unstoppable force that is Bridget Everett?” said Public Theater artistic director Oskar Eustis. “Resistance was futile — and not really as fun as bringing her back.”

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