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Originally posted 12/16/2013 02:15PM
Four years ago, if you'd have said, "One day, a woman famous for gate-crashing a White House dinner will marry the man who wrote 'Don't Stop Believin' – and on Pay-Per-View, no less" – we might have said you were crazy.
But on Sunday, that was exactly what happened, when Michaele Salahi and Neal Schon tied the knot in San Francisco.
Schon is the guitarist for Journey, a band whose music you have likely performed or seen performed at karaoke at some point in your life.
Salahi is most famous for the aforementioned gatecrashing and her stint on Bravo's Real Housewives of D.C., but her circuitous route to live-broadcast wedded bliss merits a closer look.
Originally posted 06/06/2013 11:00AM
Could it be that the Real Housewives franchise is America's greatest most recent export?
After The Real Housewives of New Jersey premiered to a whopping 2.8 million viewers on Sunday, it's easy to see why television networks across the globe would want to profile the rich, famous – and feuding.
As the hostility between Housewives Teresa Giudice and Melissa Gorga continues to play out in front of cameras, the series is finding legs far from New Jersey – specifically in places like Israel, Canada, Ireland and Brazil.
Take a peek at what's happening on Housewives-inspired shows all over the world:
Originally posted 09/16/2011 06:00PM
The man known primarily for gatecrashing the White House, Tareq Salahi, has filed for divorce from his runaway wife Michaele, according to reports.
The filing comes after Tareq reported his wife – a former castmember on The Real Housewives of D.C. – missing to authorities.
But it turned out she was safe and sound with Journey guitarist Neal Schon in Tennessee, where the band has a gig with Foreigner.
Tareq claims the pair have humiliated him, going so far as to accuse Schon of sending him a photo of genitalia presumed to belong to the guitarist. He cites adultery and abandonment as the reason for the divorce, according to TMZ, which first reported the filing.
Originally posted 09/14/2011 08:00PM
White House gatecrashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi are at the center of another strange controversy.
Tareq reported his wife Michaele missing on Tuesday, but the Real Housewives of D.C. star tells authorities she's fine.
The Warren County Sheriff’s Office released a statement Wednesday saying they had spoken with Michaele and she "assured the deputy that she had left the residence with a good friend and was where she wanted to be. Mrs. Salahi advised that she did not want Mr. Salahi to know where she was."
It turns out that she's actually with Journey guitarist Neal Schon in Tennessee, where the band has a gig with Foreigner.
"Nobody kidnapped her and they are in Memphis together," a Journey rep tells TMZ.
Originally posted 08/09/2011 09:20AM
Bravo host and behind-the-scenes executive Andy Cohen has signed a "low seven-figure" deal for his forthcoming memoir, according to the Hollywood Reporter.
Cohen, 43, the network's executive vice president and host of Watch What Happens: Live says of the book: "It'll be a memoir, of sorts, about my intersections with pop culture over the years, from growing up in front of the TV as a kid in St. Louis to my years at CBS News, all the way up to today. The stories I've been saving up are funny and improbable and really define who I am today."
The book, due next summer from the New York publisher Henry Holt, so far has no title, and Cohen is asking for suggestions.
Originally posted 04/08/2011 10:10AM
There are two big shut downs in D.C. this week. But it's Bravo's cancellation of Real Housewives of D.C. after just one season that has former star Michaele Salahi pointing fingers.
And she's pointing at herself.
"I sort of knew this was going to happen," Salahi, famous for being accused of crashing the White House in November 2009 and stirring up her fellow cast mates, tells PEOPLE. "The other women didn't want me back on the show, and [Bravo executive] Andy [Cohen] stood his ground and said there wouldn't be a show without me on it. I'm grateful to him for that."
Originally posted 03/07/2011 08:55AM
Some feuds never die!
It didn't take long for Real Housewives of Orange County stars Tamra Barney and Gretchen Rossi to pick up right where they left off. On Sunday's season 6 premiere, a shopping party at the home of Tamra's new boyfriend turned ugly when Gretchen tried on a hat with an eye symbol that's supposed to ward off evil spirits.
"Oh wait, hold on, Tamra – let me put it on for you," Gretchen said.
Later, Tamra sought an explanation. "Were you calling me an evil bitch, is that what you're saying?" Tamra asked.
Originally posted 10/22/2010 03:55PM
After watching the second hour of the Real Housewives of DC reunion, I have to agree with Mary – this season was hijacked. The antics of the Salahis and their absolute refusal to take responsibility for any of their actions, was amazing.
Now that we've all seen the sit-down, now that there has been an opportunity for Tareq and Michaele to open up and try to redeem themselves, can we please pull the plug on them? When faced with direct statements from the Redskins, the Congressional Black Caucus, the White House, etc., this couple stated that everyone lied. You know, one person could lie. Perhaps even multiple people connected to one event could all stick to a made-up story. But when every single story you hear about a couple is dismissed as a lie or a smear, you stop believing them. I know I stopped a good while ago.
Originally posted 10/15/2010 10:35AM
Was anyone else surprised to hear the political affiliations of the Housewives? I wondered how Andy would break up the seating chart, but it seems he did it by political party.
If anyone – anywhere – in any universe thought that Michaele was a suffering wife under the spell of her husband, those thoughts should be laid to rest now. Wow.
My jaw was on the floor over Michaele's solemn pronouncement that Cat should have love in her heart and then perhaps her husband would come back. What a stupid, insipid, completely ridiculous thing to say to a person! It's incredibly presumptive to assume, firstly, that Cat would want Charles back and, secondly, that Cat's lack of love in her heart somehow drove her husband away.
Michaele revealed herself to be pretty misogynistic there, in my opinion. Or perhaps just incredibly anti-Cat.
Originally posted 10/08/2010 09:40AM
Watching tonight's finale of the DC Housewives, and continuing into Watch What Happens Live with the Salahis as Andy's first guests, I found myself trying to understand why Tareq and Michaele felt vindicated by the episode.
Tareq referred to a smoking gun, but I didn't see one.
What I did see is something we dealt with once or twice a little further north of the Beltway: To deflect actual accusations, Tareq refuted something he wasn't accused of. He proudly stated that they did not climb a fence and did not give a false name at the state dinner.
Admittedly I'm not too familiar with the minutiae of the case but I do know how to operate Google, and after a search I'm not aware that anyone accused them of giving a false name. Nor am I aware that they were accused of scaling a fence to get past a checkpoint.
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