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Saturday, November 28, 2009

Oh those Salahis...

These days we expect certain things from our reality television stars.

The public wants to be privy to every private moment, from weddings to funerals to births and during that time we expect them to be delightfully nutty and willing to go to any lengths to entertain us with their "real lives."

And that is why Tareq and Michaele Salahi, the Washington D.C. couple who crashed the president's first state dinner this week and who have been lobbying for a spot on the capital's edition of the “Real Housewive's” franchise on Bravo are ideally suited to star on reality television.

Bravo confirmed to CNN that their cameras were filming the couple as they prepared for the state dinner. The network said the filming of the Salahis was part of a process to consider them for the “Real Housewives of D.C.,” program.

“The cast of "The Real Housewives of DC" has not been finalized,” a Bravo spokesperson told CNN. “Michaele Salahi is under consideration as a possible cast member. “

Johanna Fuentes, vice president of communications for Bravo, told the Associated Press that the Salahis told producers they had been invited to the White House event.

The couple looks the part of “Housewives” stars.

She's as blonde as any of the “Real Housewives of Orange County” and he’s just a little bit portly like the husbands from the New Jersey arm of the franchise.

And like any aspiring stars, they know how to work a room.

Only hours after crashing the White House fete the couple posted pictures on Facebook of them mugging with Katie Couric, White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and Vice President Joe Biden.

They already have a publicist, Mahogany Jones, who is acting the part of a celebrity spokesperson by deftly dodging requests for comments and interviews.

"We will begin doing press and media next week providing exclusive interviews and press junkets. If you would like to be considered in our media circuit we request that you hold your proposed published profile until then," Jones told CNN via email.

The Salahis are a couple that isn't afraid of putting themselves out there: their wedding video is even available on YouTube.

The Salahis could already have a built-in audience if Michaele’s more than 7,000 Facebook fans is any indication.

While they may have breached national security, there others lately who’ve pulled national scams in an attempt to land themselves on television. At least they didn’t lie about their kid being adrift in a balloon.



Watch the Salahis Wedding Video...A Reality Show Test Tape...


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