White House party crasher gets on 'Real Housewives,' gives hope to shameless fame-seekers everywhere

salahi-party-crashersImage Credit: Scott Barbour/Getty ImagesPeople is reporting that White House party crasher Michaele Salahi is set to star in the upcoming The Real Housewives of D.C., which premieres on Aug. 5, thus proving that nothing works better in America than blatant and desperate grasps at fame. Salahi and her husband stirred up a well-orchestrated media flurry when they snuck their way into an event at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue without an invitation back in November. Talking heads harrumphed for days about how reality-show culture has led to a society in which those annoying kids who once needed constant attention and gratification in third grade can now just grow up to be annoying adults who receive constant attention and gratification on cable TV. But who’s to argue with success?

I wonder if Real Housewives will go the Real World route and feel the need to incorporate politics into its capital-set season. I can only imagine watching Salahi and her new silicone sorority getting into catfights over campaign finance reform and who’s the sexiest member of the Senate Armed Services Committee. What say you? Is Salahi on Real Housewives going to open a black hole of bad taste, or is this a punishment we brought on ourselves?

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  • Great Idea!

    In reference to your Real World comment, how about we pit these RHW teams from around the country in a cat fight tournament. Obviously some of the gals – like NeNe, Gretchen, and Danielle – have some skills to rely on but this could be a fun competition and might garner some nice ratings. Alternately, in year two of the RHW wars it could be boxing matches voted on by the viewers with a tap out to the next RHW from their squad. I think this idea has legs, and I hope that Bravo will look into it! No offense to Andy, but the RHW wrapup sessions he does are nothing but a waste of time, and the shows themselves are really netting nothing new. Let these gals duke it out and let’s have some fun! Popcorn, anyone?

    • Gloria(Jill’s saint of a mother)

      Andy you leave those reunion shows right where they are I like them better than the episodes…the last thing I want to see is NeNE on the mat and Danielle gets enough attention

  • Paul

    The Real C-Words of Washington, and NY, and NJ, and Atlanta, and Anaheim, you mean. Poster girls for pro-choice, every last one of them.

  • Susan

    OPEN a black hole of bad taste? Sorry. That ship sailed long ago.

  • racefan111

    Why isn’t this skank in jail?

  • sarahp

    I admit that I don’t watch any of the Real Housewives series, but I feel like Bravo as a network should be above this. It’s pretty astounding how easy it is to maintain ‘fame’ these days. I guess this means we’re stuck with Heidi and Spencer forever. I’m concerned to think how much worse things are going to get as people escalate further and further in order to gain attention.

    • hc

      Seriously. They totally missed an opportunity to take a principled stance on this. Instead they just proved themselves to be another money grubbing corporation, not much better than the Salahis themselves.

  • Elizabeth

    So, who’s starting the facebook campaign to boycott Bravo for putting these d-bags on?

  • bshgdb

    I thought this was already announced months ago.

  • A.F. for EW

    Why is this woman being helped to extend her Andy Warhol 15 minutes?


  • Gloria(Jill’s saint of a mother)

    So we have all these folks knocking the Housewives..talking about taste and garnering attention. The rel “C” words? Really? that’s tasteful? “While I don’t watch the series..blah blah blah”. And lastly Miss “blackhole of bad taste”.
    What is really distasteful is people who say they are not interested or turned off that feel it necessary to A> read the story B>post a comment saying anything at all.

  • This version my wife WON’T watch

    I can’t STAND walking in from work and this crap is on my tv. I sit and listen to these woman moan and complain about the other bi*%#s on the show, PRAYING a meteor strike would slam down onto the dinner party. I will not stand around and let my wifes brain cells be destroyed by this fame hungry couple. Please please PLEASE let the first episode end in a horrific boating accident.

  • Mikka

    Yay!! Let’s award really bad, illegal behavior. Why don’t we give her her own show? Why should she share with regular fame whores? What will she do this week? Break into an embassy? Nordstroms? Maybe hear her lies about ‘what really happened’? I dislike her before the show even airs. Way to kill the franchise, Bravo.

  • Robin Lee Horne

    Michaele Salahi a Housewife of DC? Is this a joke? I KNOW that twit and she doesn’t even know how to turn on a stove!

  • Happy Go Lucky

    They should be renditioned to a blacksite on the other side of the planet as a message to other fame whores out there.

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