Salahi Crashed Redskins Cheerleader Routine

Michaele fluffs moves, has a drive to crash

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 4, 2009 2:38 AM CST

(Newser) – White House gatecrasher Michaele Salahi happily kicked up her heels at a recent alumni performance of the Washington Redskins cheerleaders. The only problem? She has never been a Redskins cheerleader and had no business at the half-time event at a September game against St. Louis. "She was never at an audition, never at a game and never performed" as an original cheerleader, said a team choreographer. Cheerleaders became suspicious when Salahi, who was being filmed for a possible appearance on the Real Housewives of DC, couldn't execute the moves.

When producers asked if Salahi could be moved to the front of the line during filming, the choreographer refused. "I already had the formation, and besides, she couldn't dance," she told the Washington Post. The choreographer said she was "unnerved" by the incident. "For her to get out there and think she can just shake her pompoms is upsetting," she said. The Salahis had no comment.

An alumni group of the the Washington Redskins cheerleaders became suspicious during a recent special half-time show when Michaele Silahi couldn't execute the moves.
An alumni group of the the Washington Redskins cheerleaders became suspicious during a recent special half-time show when Michaele Silahi couldn't execute the moves.   (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
This screen image made from Michaele Salahi's Facebook page shows a photo of White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, left, with Michaele Salahi and Tareq Salahi, right, at the White House state dinner in Washington on Tuesday Nov. 24, 2009. The Secret Service is looking into its own security...
This screen image made from Michaele Salahi's Facebook page shows a photo of White House chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, left, with Michaele Salahi and Tareq Salahi, right, at the White House state dinner...   (AP Photo)
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