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Tareq Salahi Hits Interview Circuit After Michaele Runs Away With Journey Guitarist (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Sep 23rd 2011 1:30PM
The sad, tabloid drama featuring Michaele and Tareq Salahi continues to get more national publicity, for some reason. The couple that came into the public consciousness when they crashed a party at the White House and briefly appeared on 'The Real Housewives of D.C.' is making headlines again after Tareq reported his wife missing only to find out that she'd run away with Journey guitarist Neal Schon.

Tareq sat down with Matt Lauer for an emotional, uncomfortable 'Today' (weekdays, 9AM ET on NBC) interview. Lauer pressed Salahi about why he didn't see this coming. "You recently went to a Journey concert, went backstage, took video of it," Lauer said. "I considered Neal a best friend ..." Tareq responded, "I'm betrayed in my view, by not just my wife, but also by Neal."

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Kathie Lee and Hoda Sort Out the Salahi 'Kidnapping' (VIDEO)

by Nick Zaino, posted Sep 15th 2011 3:00PM
Michaele and Tareq Salahi on 'Today'Michaele Salahi and her husband Tareq first made headlines for party crashing a White House dinner. Now Michaele is making headlines again, after her husband reported her missing on Tuesday. As it turns out, she actually ran off with Journey guitarist Neal Schon. Kathie Lee Gifford and Hoda Kotb waded into the tabloid mess Thursday on 'Today' (weekdays, 7AM on NBC).

Kotb reported that Tareq had reported his wife missing to the FBI, and then called TMZ. "What kind of a person calls the FBI and then TMZ?" Gifford asked. Kotb then mentioned the TMZ report that had Michaele running off with Schon. "Apparently, TMZ said she's been dating him for a while," said Kotb. "Allegedly!" Gifford added.

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Michaele Salahi Wasn't Kidnapped, Husband is Relieved Yet Devastated

by Catherine Lawson, posted Sep 15th 2011 7:15AM
Tareq and Michaele SalahiMore wacky goings-on in the lives of White House party-crashers and erstwhile reality TV stars Tareq and Michaele Salahi this week ...

First, there were fears for Michaele's safety after Tareq reported her missing Wednesday. He told TMZ that he feared she'd been kidnapped when she didn't come home Tuesday night after contacting him via a series of strange phone calls.

The pair have become famous for their headline-grabbing antics, but in an interview with NBC Tareq denied it was all a publicity stunt: "I swear to God ... this is not a joke." He said he'd gone to the police because his wife had received numerous threats.

However, Michaele has turned up safe and sound in Tennessee ... having apparently run off with a rock star.

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Who Are Michaele Salahi and Tareq Salahi?

by Leonard Jacobs, posted Dec 1st 2009 5:08PM
Everyone's talking about Michaele Salahi and Tareq Salahi -- but who are they?

They are said to have "crashed" the White House state dinner on Nov. 24.

They have gone on 'The Today Show' to deny they're crashers, yet haven't produced one of those much-sought-after embossed invitations.

They have appeared in photos with Pres. Obama, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Vice President Biden.

They have sent the Secret Service into a frenzy regarding the President's security -- and soon, Rep. Bennie Thompson (D-MS), chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, will interrogate them before Congress.

What's their deal, exactly?

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White House Party Crashers 'Today' Interview: "We Were Invited, Not Crashers" (VIDEO)

by Donald Deane, posted Dec 1st 2009 11:59AM
Tareq and Michaele Salahi, who allegedly crashed a White House state dinner, broke their silence on 'Today' this morning. While largely keeping mum due to an ongoing Secret Service investigation, the couple claimed that they've been misjudged by the media, and that they were in fact invited to the dinner held on Nov. 24.

The Salahis, who are aspiring reality-TV stars from Northern Virginia, said they are "saddened' and "shocked" by the way they've been portrayed by the media. "We've been mischaracterized through the media and other paparazzi forums," Tareq Salahi said. "Our homes have been invaded ... Our lives have been destroyed."

Watch the video after the jump.

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10 November News Headlines That Ought to Be TV Movies

by Bryan Enk, posted Nov 30th 2009 5:39PM
It's no secret that there are little to no original ideas left in Hollywood, as we're overrun week after week with sequels and seemingly endless remakes. The question is: Why? Don't movie executives and screenwriters read the news?

The everyday world is filled with strange and bizarre occurrences that are a thousand times more original -- and entertaining -- than a lot of what Hollywood is churning out these days, from a hopeful reality TV star crashing a White House dinner to a seven-day search in the woods for an engagement ring that fell from a hot air balloon.

Here are 10 news headlines from November 2009 that would make great TV movies, complete with our ideal casts. Don't be surprised if you see some of these show up on Lifetime, Hallmark or even HBO sometime in the near future.

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Should the White House Gatecrashers Be Disqualified from 'Real Housewives'?

by Chris Jordan, posted Nov 27th 2009 8:32PM

Here's a headline that doesn't surprise us: The Virginia couple who crashed a high-profile White House dinner on Tuesday has a reality TV connection.

Michaele and Tareq Salahi, who will probably enter the gatecrasher hall of fame for their Pennsylvania Avenue adventure, are candidates to appear on Bravo's upcoming 'The Real Housewives of D.C.,' according to a report in the Wall Street Journal. Furthermore, camera crews for Half Yard Productions, which produces 'Housewives' for Bravo, filmed the couple preparing for the dinner but didn't follow them into the White House.

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