January 7th, 2010
02:11 PM ET
4 years ago

Salahis get new gig

The Salahis are booked to headline a party in Vegas.
The Salahis are booked to headline a party in Vegas.

(CNN) – Famed White House party crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi are going from party crashers to guests of honor.

"President Obama's most unexpected guests" are slated to headline a party at Caesar's Palace nightclub on January 16, according to the event organizer's Web site.

The pair are reportedly being paid $5,000 total for the appearance, according to the New York Post. A spokesman for the event could not be reached to confirm that number.


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  1. BobInIrvineCal

    Hey, maybe we should all go to Vegas and crash the party. :-)

    January 7, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  2. Steve in Las Vegas,NV

    Bet I couldn't crash that party. There is better security at Caeser's than the WH and more security cameras there too.

    January 7, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  3. SocialismBad

    This is EXACTLY why these clowns should have been arrested and jailed. At least the terms of their probation could have prohibited making money off their escapade.

    January 7, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  4. JC

    This is just sick behavior. Rewarding wannabe's for past bad behavior? The last thing I would ever do is attend any party that these low life's are hosting.

    What are they trying to do audition for a new reality show?

    January 7, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  5. And we wonder?

    And we wonder what is wrong in this country?

    They pulled of the perfect publicity stunt, now they will reap awards.
    They knew anything related to Obama would shoot them to the top of the news, it worked, they are nothing more than white trash pretending to be high rollers.

    This is sooooooooo much a double standard also. If a Tea Party going had tried to do the same thing, they would have been hung out to dry by now. If some blue collar smuck had rented a tux and tried this, he would be sitting in jail right now.

    But because these folks have a reputation of being elite, to which they are not, it puts them higher on the list of ,,,,, cant touch them, they are special.

    January 7, 2010 12:42 pm at 12:42 pm |
  6. d1120

    They need to be prosecuted.......

    January 7, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  7. normajean

    Some people have no pride nor class and will do anything for a buck,These people are nobodys and Vegas is going to try to make a little money off of them. This shouldn't last long because they've already had their fifteen minutes.

    January 7, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  8. Glennis

    It truly is a sad commentary on our character that we elevate and allow the users and abusers of our society to profit from their misbehavior rather than simply ignoring them, or better yet, prosecuting them. Too bad that we couldn't give those who are a real asset to our society and contribute in positive ways rather than putting people like these low lifes on display.

    January 7, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  9. Sniffit

    "And we wonder what is wrong in this country?"

    What's to wonder? The media has done a fantastic job of encouraging us to dumb ourselves down to the point of societal trisomy.

    January 7, 2010 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  10. JC

    Pathetic! Nobodies, attracting nobodies who want to hang around with people who are famous, the Salahis are infamous not famous. Our society really has some twisted values thanks to all the crap reality shows on TV.

    January 7, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  11. T

    whats really embarrassing is that any of us even care enough to give them the respect of commenting on it – good or bad. Signing off never to pay attention to these people again

    January 7, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  12. Alex

    While I think their actions were silly as is the continued attention, I have to take issue with some of these comments. Specifically, what do you think these people should be charged with? If they didn't lie to federal agents to get into the white house (all reports indicate they did not), then no crime was commited. They didn't bypass security, they weren't tresspassing and they followed all procedures to get in. They were let in the front door. Where is the crime?

    The SS are the ones who screwed up. You don't charge others due to mistakes by the government.

    January 7, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  13. McBriar

    Vegas? My heavens; it's perfect!

    Maybe they'll be teaching a workshop on ethics, etiquette, and morality.

    January 7, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  14. Jessica

    Amazing...someone is paying these people to attend a party? I guess the saying is true, even bad press is good press. They booked these idiots – CNN carried the story – and VOILA, instant press about their party.

    WE are the idiots you guys, not them.

    January 7, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  15. mk

    Perfect location for posers and losers.

    January 7, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  16. Craig of Minnesota

    TELL ME THIS IS A BAD NIGHTMARE!!! Why would Caesar's Palace recognize two broke, criminal people who were never-has-beens! Shame on you! Why do we make these scums-of-the-earth into celebrities?? Great lesson to teach our children...spend money you don't have, go bankrupt several times, do illegal acts, act as though you are "someone" and are above reproach, and society will make you a celebrity! All I can say is, "WHEN IS THE INDICTMENT COMING?" Think of what could have happened at that State dinner given a different "beautiful couple" with plastic explosives taped in their underwear! WAKE UP AMERICA!!!

    January 7, 2010 12:51 pm at 12:51 pm |
  17. joel

    $5,000 is that all. These are some of the most interesting and important people of our time. You think they could have commanded more.

    January 7, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  18. Are You Kidding Me?

    Thank you CNN for perpetuating this story. This is really what everybody wants to read with double digit unemployment. Honest to God.

    January 7, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  19. Ted

    When is the "underwear bomber" getting his Las Vegas gig?

    January 7, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  20. AEK

    I thought I clicked on the CNN link...appears I was redirected to People Magazine again!

    January 7, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  21. Larry B

    I'm continually amazed at why we spend time and money on making these people or others "celebrity's." But like all the junk reality shows on TV, as long as there are enough people willing to watch this stuff, we will continue to have them. Sad that there are some many people who think this is important.

    January 7, 2010 12:53 pm at 12:53 pm |
  22. Joe R.

    The only reason I want to comment is to say, "TELL ME WHEN THEY FINALLY GET ARRESTED AND PLACED IN PRISON – WHERE THEY BELONG!"

    January 7, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  23. popduds.com

    I will be boycotting Caesars for the rest of my life.

    January 7, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  24. normajean

    We all know the original story about an employee trying to get them an invitation and they DIDN"T get one, so they should have been stopped before they passed the first of security.They are still guilty and shou
    ld be prosecuted.

    January 7, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  25. Voter from California

    The White House could help put a stop to nonsense like this by PRESSING CHARGES!

    These people were NOT invited and got in by lying, I am sure there is something they can be charged with.

    If they are not charged and are allowed to profit from their offense, many more people will try the same, and that compromises the security and safety of our president, we cannot have that!

    Look at the ballon boy parents: they were punished and the judge said they could not profit from this at least in the short term. That sends a message to others: don't be fool enough to try something like this or you will end up doing a bit of jail time and will not get rich from it.

    Press charges! Send a loud and clear message to others that breaking into the White House will NOT BE tolerated nor rewarded with gigs from Vegas!

    January 7, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
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