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'The Real Housewives of D.C.' Premiere: Michaele Salahi Steals the Show

by Kevin Downey, posted Aug 5th 2010 1:00PM
Real Housewives of DCFor months, Americans have seemingly agreed on only one thing: White House party crasher Michaele Salahi -- she with the shock of blond hair and sparkling red sari, who floated past flashing cameras with her befuddled-looking husband Tareq -- is a cringe-inducing attention grabber. Yuck.

The Salahis, of course, sneaked into the White House for President Obama's first state dinner in November. White House social secretary Desiree Rogers eventually resigned over the flap that ensued, and Americans have been seething at the mere mention of Michaele ever since. And the antipathy kicked up a notch when word began trickling out that the party crashing was a reality show stunt, or the Salahis attempt to land such a show.

Curiously, though, it's anything but contempt viewers will likely feel toward Michaele in 'The Real Housewives of D.C.,' the fifth installment in Bravo's 'Housewives' franchise. 'D.C.' premieres Thu., Aug. 5.

Michaele is one of five women featured on 'D.C.' and in the premiere episode, she steals the show -- in a good way.

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