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. low...

    That is low...What else can you expect from them?

    September 4, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  2. Michael Armstrong Sr.

    Old age is finally tacking a toll on Hugh Hefner .

    September 4, 2010 10:59 am at 10:59 am |
  3. John

    As long as the media make people who do stupid things rich and famous the number of people doing them will continue to increase.

    September 4, 2010 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  4. Bill from GA

    I wish I could truthfully say that CNN has sunk to a new low by publishing this drivel as political news, but unfortunately it is all to common from CNN these days.

    Ted Turner, Great American, is surely disgusted at what his creation has turned into.

    September 4, 2010 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  5. katiec

    And this deserves a headline??
    CNN, you flounder between wanting to be a gossip magazine and Fox?
    How about becoming the station you claim to be?

    September 4, 2010 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  6. Marge

    Boy..breaking the law sure pays off as far as the media goes...hmmmmm

    September 4, 2010 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  7. San Antone

    Once again we reward bad behavior with wealth and fame. In a perfect world, both of them would be sitting in jail awaiting their trial for trespassing. These are the sort of people we see every day cutting in line, driving badly, and generally finding exceptions to the social norms that our society bearable. Sadly, somebody will buy the magazine and the cycle continues...

    September 4, 2010 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  8. Andagain

    Playboy would no sooner photograph this "stick" than do a nude male. She's ugly, to boot. Freaky.

    September 4, 2010 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  9. Rick

    Maybe she can earn enough money posing to get a boob job or at least buy some falsies

    September 4, 2010 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  10. Donald

    Why is this story considered political news. This type of journalism cause me to think that the news industry in not concerned about real news as much as the next story. And when people like the president calls CNN and others on crazy stuff like this, they are somewhat "beating up" on the media. The media needs to grow up.

    September 4, 2010 11:17 am at 11:17 am |
  11. MontanaTrace

    Looks like she might have a nice rack. Why not? It's not about her. It's about selling magazines and her getting paid to help sell those magazines. That's what free enterprise is all about. It's not about anything more than that. I'll buy one.

    September 4, 2010 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  12. The Big J

    When will one of the Palins pose? it's only a small step from reality tv.

    September 4, 2010 11:25 am at 11:25 am |
  13. sensible Cape Coral Fl

    At least this news puts Sarah Palin off the page for a while. The stupidity of some of the American populace is a national disgrace.

    September 4, 2010 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  14. DENNA

    That figures. In America today, there is no real punishment for bad behavior unless you kill someone. So she's is going to bare all. Her husband must be proud. Enjoy yourselves guys!

    September 4, 2010 11:30 am at 11:30 am |
  15. Anonymous

    it was either playboy or dancing with the stars..

    September 4, 2010 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  16. Time grows short

    Maybe she and Bill Ayers can pose holding a homemade bomb painted as a phallus. You know Bill Ayers don't you ? Proud bomber of federal buildings in the U.S. Long time friend of Barack Hussien Obama.

    September 4, 2010 11:38 am at 11:38 am |
  17. Squigman

    Here's the issue of Playboy, destined to stay on the shelf. Why would anyone waste their money on this, if the economy is as bad as everyone says. Seems like the mortgage, rent and groceries would be more important. Or maybe we're being fed red herring?

    September 4, 2010 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  18. waste of time

    I won't waste my time to look for such an aging body and a disturbed mind. I doubt Playboy would want to have her on their mag. May be Penthouse or some other cheap Sex mag.

    Sorry, I want spent a dime for such an horror!.

    September 4, 2010 11:51 am at 11:51 am |
  19. Boone

    shameless opportunist!

    September 4, 2010 11:55 am at 11:55 am |
  20. Livin the good life

    Nah,...NOT going to go there. Winter is comming and I DO need some kindlin' thou'...:)

    On the other side of the partner and his investment group have just purchased their 7th house from the mortgage fiasco started under the Bush administration! I feel sorry for the people who were "sold" these shelters from the money grubing people that allowed them to do so with NO $$$. It is a buyers market now. Altho' some of the people have gotten pissed and cut the electric and plumbing in order to "get back" at the system. The opporitunities are there if you search. Beau Colby

    September 4, 2010 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  21. NVa Native

    This infatuation of self-absorbed dimwit types by the "mainstream" corporate biased media sounds familiar??
    Oh, that's it ............. maybe she could run for Governor of Alaska? LOL

    September 4, 2010 12:04 pm at 12:04 pm |
  22. Seraphimo

    wow...these 2 scumbags sure aim high, don't they??!!

    September 4, 2010 12:05 pm at 12:05 pm |
  23. Nellie Bly

    Why is this in the political ticker? Seriously, don't undermine the importance of true political news with the shenanigans of these two wannabe somebodies. She's on a TV show now and it isn't exactly State of the Union with John King.

    September 4, 2010 12:22 pm at 12:22 pm |
  24. ChollyGee

    This couple is two of the most pretentious irritating people on Earth. They take "Wannabe" to another level, riding in limos to vineyards, etc. This couple acts like they need a couple of solid slaps to the face. Talk about disgusting....

    September 4, 2010 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  25. Tesa Pinckney

    who cares......
    the media has made so many fake celebrities

    like bristol palin... i mean really people... she is a star for being a teen mom???

    this chic is a star for breaking the law????

    whats wrong with us

    September 4, 2010 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
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