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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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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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Michaele and Tareq Salahi on 'Real Housewives of Beverly Hills'? Think Again

by Chris Harnick, posted Aug 16th 2011 11:00AM
Michaele and Tareq SalahiMichaele and Tareq Salahi are still clinging to 'Real Housewives' dreams.

According to TMZ, the former 'Real Housewives of DC' couple are moving to Beverly Hills, but were denied entry to Bravo's posh and buzziest new 'Housewives' series, 'The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.'

The Salahis are moving to a $20,000-a-month mansion and were reportedly trying to find their way onto Bravo's popular series. According to the report, Bravo's Andy Cohen wasn't having it.

"We are not interested," he reportedly said.

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Michaele Salahi: Is Her 'Real Housewives of D.C.' Future Uncertain?

by Chris Harnick, posted Sep 21st 2010 6:30PM
Michaele SalahiCould Michaele Salahi, the White House party crasher and star of 'Real Housewives of D.C.' be too much of a drama queen for the Bravo reality series? Maybe.

According to the New York Post, if the cable network picks up the reality series for a second season, Salahi will not be a part of it.

The newspaper is reporting that Half Yard Productions, a Bravo subcontractor, is searching for a new woman to join the program. However, the network released a statement to PopEater negating the story.

"We've had no discussions about a season two -- including any casting -- and won't until the freshman season concludes," a Bravo spokesman told PopEater. "Any speculation to the contrary would be absolutely premature. And let's face it, it wouldn't be a proper 'Real Housewives' franchise without the drama of casting rumors."

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Drama at Salahi Family Winery on 'Real Housewives of D.C.' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Sep 17th 2010 4:30AM
Michaele Salahi Cries on 'Real Housewives of D.C'On 'The Real Housewives of D.C.' (Thu., 9PM ET on BRAVO), we get a glimpse of Tareq and Michaele Salahi's life away from gatecrashing political dinners.

At their Oasis winery, Tareq's mother calls the sheriff's department to have him removed from the property. "She doesn't want her son there," explains Michaele. "She wants to have sole control of that winery."

Michaele goes on to say this aspect of her marriage to Tareq "is like the one thing that I can't fix." Tareq says, "My mother's behavior wasn't unusual for her to react that way ... This is just another day -- this is her M.O."

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How Salahis Crashed Black Caucus Dinner on DC 'Housewives' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted Aug 27th 2010 7:20AM
Jason Backe Explains Salahis on D.C. 'Housewives'Several weeks before crashing a White House state dinner, Michaele and Tareq Salahi sneaked into the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's Awards Dinner. Jason Backe, who was also involved, had the details on 'The Real Housewives of D.C.' (Thu., 9PM ET on BRAVO).

The Salahis invited him, but Backe noticed their ticket said "Admits One." No matter. The group somehow got through security. From there, the Salahis advised a strategy for scoping out the empty seats. "All of a sudden, five or six secret-service guys come over and tap them on the shoulder," said Backe. They were escorted out.

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It's Official: Michaele Salahi Will Appear on 'Real Housewives of D.C.'

by Nick Zaino, posted Jun 15th 2010 11:40AM
SalahisBravo's 'The Real Housewives' series is the best platform for ill-behaved affluent people to become instant celebrities. The next edition of the series, 'The Real Housewives of D.C.,' will feature a couple that doesn't need the help.

Bravo has confirmed that Michaele and Tareq Salahi, who found fame by gatecrashing a White House dinner in November, will be featured on the series. According to the Washington Post, they'll join interior designer Catherine Ashley Ommanney, socialite Mary Schmidt Amons, real estate agent Stacie Scott Turner and modeling firm owner Lynda Erkiletian on the show, which began taping last year before the dinner incident.

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White House Party-Crashing Salahis 'Trespass' on 'Late Show' (VIDEO)

by Aimee Deeken, posted May 26th 2010 5:16AM
Michaele and Tareq Salahi Crash 'Late Show'Remember the Salahis? Michaele and Tareq faked their way past Secret Service to crash President Obama's first State Dinner at the White House last year.

They're hitting New York City with their shtick, as evidenced when they crashed the 'Late Show' (weeknights, 11:35PM ET on CBS). In the middle of David Letterman's monologue, the couple traipsed onto the stage, surrounded Letterman and posed for the paparazzi that appeared. Then without saying a word, they walked off.

"For all practical purposes, they're trespassing," mused Letterman, "but the crowd goes wild."

We'll be seeing more of their staged celebrity: Michaele has been cast as one of Bravo's 'Real Housewives of D.C.,' and the pair will visit the 'Today' show on May 27. How delightful. Ugh.

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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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