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. T'SAH from Virginia

    BOYCOTT the Playboy issue!! But then again, most of you men REALLY look forward to seeing THAT!!! LOL

    CNN – Come on now!! If you start a "Gossip Ticker", most will visit there and blog too – you will not lose anything!!!

    This is a 'Political Ticker' and this 'gossip' needs to go somewhere else!!

    September 4, 2010 12:35 pm at 12:35 pm |
  2. W Spivey

    I;m putting a bag over my head.

    September 4, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  3. tony

    Why does "Sodom and Gomorrah" come to mind when CNN picks it's "stories". This used to be a NEWS site.

    September 4, 2010 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  4. JJ

    Yeah whatever, shes hot. I'd buy a copy. The dood she is with is lame though.

    September 4, 2010 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  5. Steve

    Don't you have to actually have breasts to pose for Playboy? She's a bit skinnier than their usual fare.

    September 4, 2010 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  6. chuck norris

    Oh wow, now cnn is doing stories about rumors on nobody's!

    September 4, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  7. Drunken GOP Drivers want the keys back

    She will look like Jan Brewer in 20 years,hahaha.She doesnt have enough class for Hustler,let alone Playboy,hahaha

    September 4, 2010 12:43 pm at 12:43 pm |
  8. Chris

    Thanks for pointing out that it was the hot blonde chick on the right and not the dumpy middle aged guy on the left that was up for the Playboy shoot. I would have been real confused otherwise.

    September 4, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  9. Gpenn

    This is in the political section, because why? And "Time Grows Short," you bring up Ayers and Obama on this thread for what reason? Did you think you were being witty? Because you missed the mark totally. Try it over on Fox. They enjoy that sort of thing.

    September 4, 2010 12:50 pm at 12:50 pm |
  10. Dennis1020

    Message for CNN, please stay with real news. That's what most of your followers look for, not drivel competing with check-out stand rags.

    September 4, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  11. Mike in KC

    Somehow I think Hugh Hefner has a higher standard for his magazine than to put this trash in his magazine.
    Never thought I would say that, but in this case it's true.

    September 4, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  12. Sean

    Yeah, just another rumor these attention whores deliberately started about her.

    September 4, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  13. ThinkAgain

    CNN, just admit that the only reason you ran this story and all the ones about Palin is because you want people to come to your Web site and post comments.

    Why don't you take a stab at getting back to real journalism?

    September 4, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  14. Donkey Party

    To Barry: so they should also be locked-up with Sanford, Ensign, Craig, Delay, Gingrich, Bush, Cheney, Rice, Rumsfeld, Palin, Scott, Haley, Vitter....

    September 4, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  15. Tess

    ewwwwww, I hope Playboy has higher standards. Get this wantabe off the news.

    September 4, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  16. Smart Human

    Typical Tea Party member.

    September 4, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  17. Bye.

    You've got to be kidding. Not at all attractive. Why keep these people in the news, stop writing about them.

    September 4, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  18. windrider2

    The Salahis are living proof that no amount of money can transform trash into class.

    September 4, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  19. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Got to be a joke. This woman looks too old to be flashing anything, she's a dried up old prune.

    September 4, 2010 01:28 pm at 1:28 pm |
  20. Whatever

    Hef loves blondes!!! Anything for money! Maybe they can get caught up on their bills and stop all the insanity and living a lie!!!!

    September 4, 2010 01:30 pm at 1:30 pm |
  21. NoWay

    She and her 'mate' should just disappear. Enought of these flashers.

    September 4, 2010 01:31 pm at 1:31 pm |
  22. Audrey Fryer

    Why is this on the Political ticker? They are politicians.

    September 4, 2010 01:34 pm at 1:34 pm |
  23. Shelly

    That's a really nice picture of her and her dad.

    September 4, 2010 01:41 pm at 1:41 pm |
  24. cdplayer727

    These people are the creepiest "celebrities" around. How are they able to get themselves in the limelight and does anyone think they are cool? Why weren't they arrested for trespassing when they got into the WH by deceit?

    September 4, 2010 01:44 pm at 1:44 pm |
  25. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    Go away!

    September 4, 2010 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
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