January 7th, 2010
02:11 PM ET
5 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. Bob

    See, there really is no such thing as bad publicity.

    January 7, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  2. good-bye global warming

    What's sad is that people will actually pay to see these clowns. We're headed toward a state of idiocracy.

    January 7, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  3. Mnm

    Reading this makes me feel physically ill. Tell Caesar's what you think of this. I am!

    January 7, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  4. Ken

    Figures. Who would want to see them other than to throw rocks?

    January 7, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  5. Steve (the real one)

    We have a terrible habit of rewarding bad behavior Here we go again! Between this and millionaire basketball players pulling guns on each other like it was a old fashioned duel! Ridiculous!

    January 7, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  6. R Scott

    Only in America!

    January 7, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  7. Robin

    This is silly and the two need to be punished.

    But what's insane, is that you read the posts on this blog and it sound like the libs seem to want them in jail forever or executed.

    Yet on another blog the Christmas Day Terrorist really isn't a terrorist and deserves the best defense lawyer taxpayer money can buy.

    And rewind a few weeks ago, there were people on this ticker who actually felt sorry for the Foot Hood TERRORIST.

    Liberals (not democrats, there is a difference) are an American Tragedy.

    January 7, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  8. Orange Curtain, CA

    Disgusting losers make me want to puke. Reminds me why I stay way from Las Vegas.

    January 7, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  9. lucerot

    LOL! These two crack me up. And they are getting exactly what they wanted. Crashing parties is an American past-time. The Salahis just up-ed the ante.

    January 7, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  10. Jacob

    This is a good thing... Just like Gilbert Arenas dug himself into a hole with his gun charges after joking about it after, these two are digging themselves into a hole with their current actions. This is simply additional evidence that can be used against them that they are not regretful for the charges against them. I hope they both wind up in prison.

    January 7, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
  11. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    $5,000, I thought Vegas was crying broke.

    January 7, 2010 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  12. 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 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  13. valwayne

    Obama's on top of the nations security alrighty!

    January 7, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  14. wmac

    I am disgusted.

    January 7, 2010 01:07 pm at 1:07 pm |
  15. vette gal

    What does it say when people like this are not only in the news but are paid to headline anything, even a dinner. America is truly on the way down.

    January 7, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  16. seth

    someone should party crash the party...that would be poetic justice

    January 7, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  17. katiec

    These people are being rewarded for creating what could have been a very dangerous situation.
    The only thing worse is CNN headlining them and other unethical people like Guiliana, Cheney, Palin and the likes. Well, just about anyone who speaks out against our president and the Democratic Party. Another blogger mentioned they are trying to compete with Fox, which is evident, even the Jack we once loved is going to extremes.

    January 7, 2010 01:08 pm at 1:08 pm |
  18. richard

    they belong in jail.

    January 7, 2010 01:09 pm at 1:09 pm |
  19. gee

    Americans like to complain about everything and everybody else.
    But behold look at these two lawbreakers are they on a no fly list. Did intelligence know about these two gatecrashers. They broke every rule in the book but they are free walking about and now someone has hired them.

    A white couple can gatecrash and get paid for it .
    But you can lock a person up for dogs guns and a bag of weed.
    These two are terrorist and they have not been punished.

    January 7, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  20. GI Joe

    Did I miss something? When were these people elected into any office to be constantly listed in Political Ticker?

    I thought they were listed under "Gossip" or "Entertainment" or "Silliest People of the Century".

    January 7, 2010 01:10 pm at 1:10 pm |
  21. Ken in NC

    I hope they have an invitation.

    January 7, 2010 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  22. Nico

    didn't know you could get paid for being a loser...Vegas must be desparate.

    January 7, 2010 01:12 pm at 1:12 pm |
  23. JF

    As long as someone thinks they can make a buck, they will support shallow, empty people like these. What a bunch of losers.

    Can you imagine if these were people of color? They would have been locked up already.

    January 7, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  24. Liz

    This speaks volumes about our culture today, and none of it good. I just hope their stunt was the wake-up call the Secret Service needed to actually get on the ball and protect this president. If it accomplished that, then it was a good thing. But their profiting from it is disgusting.

    January 7, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  25. Connor

    The only gig they should get is jail time. They consciously broke federal law.

    January 7, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
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