(CNN) - Reality show star and White House party-crasher Michaele Salahi has been asked to leave the television show "Celebrity Rehab" because she does not have an addiction, VH1 said in a statement.
Salahi's manager shot back, saying the network knew that all along.FULL STORY
(Updated at 4:30 p.m. ET on September 9)
(CNN) - A spokesman for Michaele Salahi of White House party-crasher fame batted down on Saturday morning a story that claims the “Real Housewives” star would be appearing nude in Playboy.
“It’s another rumor,” Salahi’s media liaison Michael Cruz told CNN. “We have no information about any official offer from Playboy.”
The celebrity gossip blog TMZ reported overnight that Salahi had a Playboy photo shoot booked for later this month and that Salahi would appear “full-frontal, birthday suit naked."
“I haven’t spoken to anyone at TMZ,” Cruz said. “I am trying to track down who at TMZ they are getting their information from.”
Salahi and her husband made news as the "White House crashers" in November after attending President Barack Obama's first state dinner without an invitation.
On September 9, Salahi's representative reached out to CNN to explain that while they were totally unaware of an offer made to Michaele Salahi to appear in Playboy, an offer was indeed extended.
Since September 4, "Playboy has indeed made an invitation to Mrs. Salahi. Which came first is unknown? Did the media push this story and then that drove interest to Playboy??? We don’t know…and it all happened as a result of the frenzy of interest over this past last Holiday weekend through till now, or did the request come first? We simply don’t know," her assistant Jennifer told CNN.
(Updated at 4:30 p.m. ET on September 9)
Washington (CNN) - A Washington D.C. Metropolitan police car was incorrectly edited into a clip of "The Real Housewives of D.C.," a publicist for the reality show's production company said Sunday.
The information came to light a day after District police announced they would investigate whether reality stars Tareq and Michaele Salahi got a police escort for their limousine to attend a party, as depicted on this week's episode of the reality TV show.
The Salahis grabbed headlines as "White House crashers" after attending President Barack Obama's first state dinner without an invitation in November.
(CNN) - Former White House social secretary Desiree Rogers told CNN's Don Lemon on Saturday that she is excited about her new position as chief executive officer of a publishing company and that she has put the state dinner crasher scandal behind her.
Rogers declined to comment about the Salahis, the couple whose party-crashing ways may have cost her the White House position. Nor did she want to discuss a reality show that features the Salahis and that recently showed footage of the couple with a police escort.
Those images have sparked an investigation by police in Washington D.C., an official said Saturday.
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In the interview, Rogers said told CNN she is focused on her strategy for Johnson Publishing Company, Inc, an African-American owned and operated publishing company in Chicago whose portfolio includes Ebony and Jet magazines.
(CNN) – Bravo has released the list of "Real Housewives" for the Washington, D.C. installment of the franchise, and surprise, surprise: Michaele Salahi is indeed one of them.
Michaele crashed a White House state dinner with her husband Tareq last November, and the couple's media rep confirmed in March that they had landed roles on the Bravo reality show.
Bravo declined to comment at the time, but on Tuesday, the network sent out a statement revealing the new cast, and it turns out that Salahi will be among the five "real housewives."All of the women are supposed to have connections to “D.C. power players” as well as having “their pulse on the most important cultural events, political galas, gallery openings, and fundraisers in Washington society," according to Bravo's statement.
In the statement, Michaele is described as a “northern Virginia native and model” who founded America’s Polo Cup with her husband, who serves as the U.S. team captain. The Polo Cup is how Michaele is said to have met a variety of international political leaders.
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