Nene Leakes and Sherri Shepherd Battle Over Cinderella Broadway Role

Sherri Shephard and Nene Leakes

Yep you read the title right, this is actually a thing. Real Housewives star Nene Leakes and ex-The View host Sherri Shepherd are vying for the same role in an upcoming Broadway production of Cinderella and neither of these ladies seem to be backing down.

A source has revealed to Radar Online that Nene is “truly hoping to get the role. She feels that it would be a great opportunity and her fans would definitely turn out to support her. It would also be a great storyline for the Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

Meanwhile in a statement she issued after leaving The View—which she had co-hosted for seven years—Sherri also mentioned her excitement at upcoming projects.

“It’s been seven wonderful years on The View and after careful consideration it is time for me to move on,” Shepherd said in the statement. “I am extremely grateful to Barbara Walters and Bill Gedde for giving me the opportunity.

“I look forward to the business opportunities that lay ahead for me and I am incredibly grateful to my View family and my fans for supporting me on this journey.”

We hope they sort this out soon or it could get ugly! Meanwhile, it looks like Keke Palmer is tipped for the role of Ella/Cinderella. The 20-year-old has already had a similar role in Nickelodeon’s modern day version of the story, Rags.

We just wonder who they’re gonna get to play the mean step sisters…

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