Michaele Salahi says she doesn't like talking about that time she and her husband Tareq attended - some would say "crashed" - a party at the White House. "It's been media torture," she says. The new star of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Washington, D.C. would rather tell the world about her latest claim to fame: a manhandling, she claims, by Whoopi Goldberg. Salahi, along with her co-stars - Catherine Ommanney, Mary Amons, Stacie Turner and Lynda Erkiletian - appeared on The View Wednesday, where co-hosts Joy Behar and Sherri Shepherd laid into them for, well, being on The Real Housewives. Via her lawyer, Lisa Bloom, Salahi is claiming that Goldberg grabbed her arm, and later, verbally attacked her backstage for not talking enough about that night at the White House - and Salahi appears to be further courting the controversy. Her Facebook page was updated immediately, saying that a response on national TV would be forthcoming. Then, on Thursday, Salahi related the incident at length on NBC's Today and said Goldberg "berated" her. (The other Housewives, who were next to Salahi on Today, sat by silently for the first six minutes of the interview before Amons interjected: "We're so tired of hearing and talking about this.") To Read More Click Here .
The politics are about to fly along with insults and attitude of the high class variety when the inaugural season of The Real Housewives of D.C. premieres tomorrow before the season finale of 'Bethenny Getting Married?' Last week, Bravo treated us with a few clips of what to expect and I can say now that I am most definitely on board for high class debates on politics, weight issues, and the possible sanity of Michaele Salahi after this season is over with. To Read More Click Here .
The newest Real Housewives franchise, The Real Housewives of D.C. , will premiere on Bravo on Thursday and we've been dying to see the claws come out as these dominant divas take on our nation's capital! We got the chance to catch up with two of the show's stars -- the confident Lynda Erkiletian and White House crasher Michaele Salahi. Check out the two Q&As below! Lynda's Q&A : Lynda dishes the deets on her modeling agency, life with her younger boyfriend, Ebong, her four kids, her very unique hobby (she shoots clay pigeons!), and even some tips on making good old fashioned fried chicken! Read on for more exclusive Real Housewives of D.C. scoop straight from the source! Michaele's Q&A : The franchise's most talked-about star, Michaele Salahi, made headlines last November when she and her husband were unexpected guests at the White House state dinner. This summer, Salahi will definitely deliver the dramz on the small screen, but this multi-talented housewife is more than just an alleged party-crashing socialite: she's a Renaissance woman whose passions include wine, polo, and philanthropy. We had the chance to catch up with Michaele, who divulged the inside scoop on what brings her to the show, her personal style, and her new single.
It's two days left before we enter the lives of the five "Housewives" Bravo picked to represent the Capitol of the World on the new series, The Real Housewives of D.C. and the publicity flood gates have opened on the once tight-lipped secrecy surrounding the show. Seriously, not even an Indiana Jones and Lara Croft team up could've found out the deets behind this show. There is that old saying of 'patience is a virtue' and even though I forget that one from time to time when it comes to TV, I'm glad to have not taken on deadly tasks to uncover some information on the show. Why? Because it makes the experience much more satiable. Try it sometimes, it actually works. But since we are two days away, I thought that it would be cool to 'formally' introduce you to the women who will make your Thursday nights Must See TV. Today, let's meet Mary, Stacie, and Cat! Source & Video
The following is a special guest review by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd The fantasy cast of The Real Housewives of Washington D.C. would feature Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and the fearsome Cheney sisters. Not only do these women wield real influence in the capital, they're also the ones you'd want on your side if you ever found yourself in a knife fight in a Hong Kong alley. But on Bravo, connections are less important than claws. So instead, interspersed with shots of the Washington monuments, we get five women on the periphery of the periphery of power, so far outside the marbled inner sanctum that it required a Watergate-caliber break-in - now known as Salahing - to breach the gates. Who's sari now? Not Michaele Salahi, the notorious blonde Skeletor and faux socialite from Virginia wine country who crashed the White House Indian state dinner with her polo-playing husband. To Read More Click Here .
While we at SideReel like to treat every week like it's Shark Week , this week actually is ! Also, the next installment of the Real Housewives franchise kicks off on Thursday with The Real Housewives of D.C. , including the infamous White House party crasher! But if that's not enough weekly drama for you, be sure to look into the next season of Bad Girls Club, which takes up a new summer residence in Miami (I wonder if they partied with the Jersey Shore crew?). See what else is premiering this week: Sunday, August 1 8/7c: Rubicon on AMC -- 2-hour premiere! 9/8c: Shark Week on Discovery Channel Tuesday, August 3 9/8c: The Bad Girls Club on Oxygen 9/8c: Shaq Vs. on ABC 9/8c: 18 to Life on The CW 10/9c: The Rachel Zoe Project on Bravo Wednesday, August 4 9/8c: Dark Blue on TNT Thursday, August 5 9/8c: The Real Housewives of D.C. on Bravo Make sure to check back on our Summer Premieres Calendar for the rest of this season's big returns!
Thanks to an alleged party crasher named Michaele Salahi, Andy Cohen knows, possibly better than anyone, how much more "The Real Housewives of D.C." has become than when it was hatched. Cohen -- Bravo's senior vice president of programming and development, and also the host of the network's show "Watch What Happens Live" -- was in the thick of the controversy that exploded last November over the White House visit paid by Tareq Salahi and his wife Michaele, one of the Washington-based "Real Housewives"` in the franchise's latest unscripted series, premiering Thursday, Aug. 5. "We want people to know about this show for the five women who are in it, not just one," Cohen tells Zap2it, emphasizing the White House incident "happens within the latter part of the series. So much more happens in the show -- outside of what happened with the Salahis -- that I think when people see the first episode, they'll say, 'Oh!' To Read More Click Here .
Last week, Bravo finally revealed the cast of the highly anticipated new entry in their Real Housewives franchise and since We are going to start covering the series this summer, it's about time that you guys meet the first ladies of Capital Hill. But first, here is some background drama on the casting of the show to whet the appetite for what's to come. The drama started back in May of last year when Bravo announced that the Real Housewives franchise was heading to D.C. The local and top political papers in the nation all initiated in the guessing game on which of the top movers and shakers in D.C. would have their lives documented for all to see. Some reports got one or two of the cast members correct, while others were nowhere near accurate in their assumptions. But one name stuck out amongst a lot of the trades and that name is none other than Michaele Salahi aka the infamous "Gatecrasher", who along with her husband Tareq, infiltrated an event that President Obama and Vice-President Biden were attending. The incident caused a national uproar, mainly due to how easily and effortlessly the Salahis' maneuvered their way past what is supposed to be the most restricted security in the world. Then reports were released conveying that the incident was filmed for RHOWDC and mouths really started to wag. Bottom line? The show has gained more controversy in pre-production than it probably will when it airs. To Read More Click Here .
First set of cast promo photos released. Click me!