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. Carolyn

    Just one more time that greedy Americans undermine any ethical structure left in the country! Everyone knows it pays to behave outrageously...witness the Balloon Boy incident, the idiot Kardashians, and on and on, ad nauseum!

    January 7, 2010 01:39 pm at 1:39 pm |
  2. Tom in Va

    Will someone PLEASE strand these people on a deserted island!

    For all you media exc's and their sponsors..listen...

    If you put them in your magazine, I will NOT buy it...

    If you put them on your TV show or network, I will stop watching it and won't buy the products advertised on it.

    January 7, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  3. Madgrandma1

    Shame on Caesars.

    January 7, 2010 01:40 pm at 1:40 pm |
  4. Sheila the mum...

    Why are these people not in jail this is pathetic ...

    January 7, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  5. chelle

    Dear "Only in America"...while I get your point...the man who saved the day on that plane wasn't American – he was from the Netherlands.....

    January 7, 2010 01:42 pm at 1:42 pm |
  6. Terry from West Texas

    I agree with the majority of posts on this topic. What is so annoying is that a huge percentage of Americans will do anything and pay anything to see anyone who is famous for any reason.

    Reality TV makes stars out of morons, and there are a huge number of audience-morons out there eager to watch reality-morons vote one another off the show every week. The problem is that half of all Americans have a below average IQ.

    January 7, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  7. Andrew

    While this is humerous, CNN can you please work on keeping the political ticker strictly to politics. This could easily be on one of the other sections of your site. Perhaps the US or entertainment sections.

    January 7, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  8. Very disappointed citizen

    Disgusting. Why are they not in jail? What is wrong with this country?

    January 7, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  9. Ken

    Just boycott Caesar's Palace!! They only understand $$ and if people don't show up at this "party" maybe they will stop booking things like this.

    January 7, 2010 01:45 pm at 1:45 pm |
  10. karen

    How can ANYONE OR ANY GROUP give positive advertisement
    of these two people?????? They broke the law in our country's
    house and bragged about it. Now they get paid for an appearance?

    I've heard it all.

    January 7, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  11. The Root Word of Progressive is Progress

    So they're are being rewarded for their incredibly stupid, dangerous behavior first by Caesar's Palace and then again by all the main stream media that are giving this press coverage! That includes you, CNN! This country has become so mired in the whole "celebrity" culture it just makes me sick! I'm old enough to remember when we weren't like this . . . . sure wish we could go back to that way of thinking!

    January 7, 2010 01:46 pm at 1:46 pm |
  12. Carole Clarke

    The money they will be paid will barely cover her hair and nails cost to get ready for this lark. This is what you get when you remove God and morality and common decency standards from public life. But I'm glad to see so many posts pinpointing the internal morass of American society. We know what the problem is, now how to we can get rid of it? The two of them must read commentary like this and have no shame. But all of us going to Vegas to laugh at them is intriguing. If alot of people were to go to that party and stand outside to laugh and jeer at them, hold up signs letting them know they are low-lifes – why not? If we can "flash mob" a place for fun, why not do it to them? Maybe a few rotten eggs heaved would make the point...

    January 7, 2010 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  13. Laurie in Spokane

    Absolutely pathetic....first the Salahis and then the people who will actually pay to be in the same room with them in Vegas. No class, no ethics, no morals, anything for a buck......

    January 7, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  14. Norman S

    CNN should be changed to GNN – the Gossip News Network.

    January 7, 2010 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  15. Frustrated

    You have got to be kidding. Looks like they are headed in the direction they hoped for. And, I agree with so many others here – this is NEWS?? No way!!

    January 7, 2010 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  16. MAngeline

    I think this is one event I would avoid going to were I invited. Let's hope lots of folks will do the same.

    What exactly are these two self-promoters going to do at this party? Since the are "headliners" are they going to sing and dance, or tell jokes? Good grief, this is so sick. We have such great problems in this world, and it is so sad that "honor" will be paid to these two who don't seem to know how to do an honest day's work.

    January 7, 2010 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  17. Hugo

    I am surprised that MTV hasn't offered them a reality TV gig along the same line as Housewise's of Orange County or I love New York. What has happened to America? I believe it all started downhill when the Supreme Court sided with pornographer Larry Flynt on what falls under freedom of speech and as to what is acceptable for our society...

    January 7, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  18. Chaz

    Caesar's Palace? I'll avoid going there next time I'm in Vegas.

    January 7, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  19. AJ

    Wait, there's more that will undoubtedly disgust any sensible people reading this. I copied this from TMZ.com:

    Sources close to the situation tell TMZ Tareq and Michaele Salahi will land a cool $5,000 to host a party at Pure nightclub in Vegas later this month.

    Along with the cash, we're told the couple will also be provided a limo, a free suite at Caesar's Palace, dinner, and all sorts of comped booze.

    Only in America does it pay to breach the highest levels of national security.

    January 7, 2010 01:56 pm at 1:56 pm |
  20. mary

    these two should be in jail. I will never go to Caesars palace again.
    Vegas must be hurting for business.
    I doubt they will get anybody to attend this function.
    They are two biggest scam artists.

    January 7, 2010 01:57 pm at 1:57 pm |
  21. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    Grifters on display. VH1 will put them with the other drivel that they show daily.

    January 7, 2010 01:59 pm at 1:59 pm |
  22. Brock

    Were these people ever charged with anything? Why did the media become so hush-hush about the story? Also, why is the Harrah's company allowing them to perform at one of its casinos?

    January 7, 2010 02:02 pm at 2:02 pm |
  23. Paula

    i guess i am going about my life in the entirely wrong manner – guess honesty, integrity, hard work, ethics and a sense of responsibility get you bupkus in today's society.....then again, look at the television offerings – "Worst cooks in america", "Conveyor belt of love"?

    January 7, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  24. Tony

    Pathetic, twisted pair of opportunity seekers.

    January 7, 2010 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  25. bobby

    It's Vegas ... what would u expect ??? you pay any D list person and they will show for $$$$$$$

    January 7, 2010 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
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