September 4th, 2010
09:39 AM ET
12 years ago

Salahi in Playboy? Just 'another rumor.'

[cnn-photo-caption image= caption="Michaele Salahi (right) has not received an offer to appear in Playboy, her spokesman told CNN on Saturday."](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)

Filed under: Michaele Salahi
soundoff (78 Responses)
  1. Seattle Sue

    I have seen more of her than I ever wanted to see. She and her husband will do anything to stay in the spotlight.

    September 4, 2010 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  2. barry

    Put her and her husband in jail. Is this Charlie Rangel or Maxine Watters niece or something. They are criminals yet they go free.

    September 4, 2010 10:00 am at 10:00 am |
  3. T

    Why the hell is this relevent? Is this People magazine I reading or something. This has nothing to do with the POLITICAL blog.

    September 4, 2010 10:03 am at 10:03 am |
  4. Owen

    One Word "YUCK!"

    September 4, 2010 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  5. Anonymous

    What is not a rumor is that these peopel belong in jail as trespassers in a breach fo federal security.
    Instead, they are rewarded witha TV show.
    Our society has lost all sense of direction and we blame the government for it.
    PEOPLE DO NOT WATCH THEIR SHOW. This is not religeous morality, this is common decency,

    September 4, 2010 10:08 am at 10:08 am |
  6. Anonymous

    She's ugly and her boobs are to small

    September 4, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  7. Oh, puhleez ....

    CNN ... just change the name of this section from "Ticker" to TAWDRY ... you guys just keep showing your lack of sense and good taste.

    September 4, 2010 10:10 am at 10:10 am |
  8. Patsy, Texas

    TRENDING: A "new low" for CNN Schticker

    September 4, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  9. Jerry - Florida

    This idiots have no shame. On the other hand, what else can we expect from this duo?

    September 4, 2010 10:12 am at 10:12 am |
  10. Leonid Brezhnev

    Please, someone, anyone, make these two idiots disappear forever.

    September 4, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  11. johnrj08

    Hey, why not? She and her husband are just media whores anyway. What's the big deal about a few photographs of that skinny tramp?

    September 4, 2010 10:14 am at 10:14 am |
  12. Dave Harris

    It seems odd that when about one-third of the women of America (by my last estimate) are nude for free on the internet, anyone would pay for a magazine showcasing just one. She is pretty hot though.

    September 4, 2010 10:17 am at 10:17 am |
  13. liz

    She is a walking skeleton. Why would anyone want to see her naked?

    September 4, 2010 10:22 am at 10:22 am |
  14. Dave Yaeck

    I'm sorry, but the thought of Michaele being in Playboy scares me. I think her husband has bigger boobs then her.... I'm Just Sayin...

    September 4, 2010 10:23 am at 10:23 am |
  15. Joe

    Transparency, thats what we need. Maybe Obama will follow, and god forbid Michelle might excercise her long waited freedom of expression.

    September 4, 2010 10:26 am at 10:26 am |
  16. TomB

    media W- HORE thing isn't working out...maybe you and Palin can do a spread in SKANK magazine

    September 4, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  17. L. Corbin

    These two liers will do or say anything for a few more minutes of
    shame or is it fame.

    If they want to famous that bad, they should go out and do something
    good in the world for somebody other than themselves.

    September 4, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |
  18. Chris

    Who cares? Stupid. Reort something intelligent.

    September 4, 2010 10:36 am at 10:36 am |


    Oh, excuse me...

    September 4, 2010 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  20. Anonymous

    The only headline of this wannabe wealthy skank is the one that has her behind bars.

    September 4, 2010 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  21. Really...Who cares...?!?!?

    Can we PLEASE stop making a big deal about all these attention-hungry, publicity-seeking idiots? Is there no one of substance out there? I can't believe the way we celebrate and reward stupidity.

    September 4, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |
  22. LB

    Who freaking cares about these two publicity hounds? She probably doesn't have an offer to appear in Popular Mechanics, either!

    September 4, 2010 10:48 am at 10:48 am |
  23. bob

    It amazes me how someone thats not at all interesting can become famous because of a brainless reporter desparate for a story at the expense of the white house.

    September 4, 2010 10:49 am at 10:49 am |
  24. AJ -

    Playboy has to be getting desperate to have someone like this in it. She along with her husband are "wanna-be's" and will do anything to get publicity and money! They obviously have no talent, they are just classless, rude and pathetic.

    September 4, 2010 10:57 am at 10:57 am |
  25. Russ in Benton Ar

    That would be gruesome

    September 4, 2010 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
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