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Virginia's Latest House Candidate: Tareq Salahi

Virginia is apparently for gatecrashers

(Newser) - Tareq Salahi, the guy whose wife tossed him over for a chance at pay-per-view love and glory with a washed-up '80s guitarist , has a new object of his affections: Virginia's 10th congressional district. Virginians may recall Salahi from his tragic failed bid last year to become the commonwealth'... More »

Michaele Salahi, Journey Rocker Engaged

So ... Michaele Salahi-Neal Schon relationship is real, then?

(Newser) - So, apparently Michaele Salahi's relationship with Journey guitarist Neal Schon is not just a publicity stunt—or if it is, she's taking it to Kardashian-Humphries levels. The White House gatecrasher , who left fellow gatecrasher hubby Tareq for the rocker last year and officially divorced in August, is now... More »

Michaele Salahi Could End Up Broke

And more melodrama from the Salahi divorce

(Newser) - Our money is still on “publicity stunt,” but nonetheless, the Divorce of the Decade marches on. Now that Tareq Salahi has filed for divorce , TMZ gleefully reports that Michaele could find herself broke: Their prenup strips her of the right to any money or property accumulated during their... More »

Tareq Salahi: Journey Is Pranking Me

3am phone calls could only be from one source

(Newser) - In the ongoing trials and tribulations of Tareq Salahi, add insult to insult: Not only did his wife ditch him for a has-been guitarist from Journey, but now Salahi's complaining that the band is messing with him. Seems old Tareq was the victim of a quartet of 3am phonecalls... More »

Salahi Has 'Passionate' Relationship With Rocker

They've known each other since at least 2009

(Newser) - As some of us suspected, Michaele Salahi wasn't kidnapped —she just ran off with a rock star . But mystery remains: How exactly does she know Journey guitarist Neal Schon? The Washington Post points to a 2009 story revealing that, prior to becoming famous for crashing a White House... More »

Salahi Isn't Kidnapped: She's With Journey Guitarist

Where else?

(Newser) - Insert appropriate Journey lyric here: Tareq Salahi was convinced his wife had been kidnapped today, but it turns out that Michaele is safe and sound ... in the arms of Journey guitarist Neal Schon, reports TMZ . "Nobody kidnapped her and they are in Memphis together," says a band rep.... More »

Michaele Salahi Abducted, Says Tareq

And police aren't taking him seriously, he tells TMZ

(Newser) - Now this is bizarre: Tareq Salahi has reached out to TMZ because he thinks wife Michaele has been the victim of a publicity stunt, er, kidnapping. Salahi, who is of course famous for crashing a White House dinner with his wife and then moving on to a stint on Real ... More »

Guess Who's Allegedly Stripping for Playgirl?

The wrong Salahi, one might argue

(Newser) - For those yearning from the depths of their aching souls to see Tareq Salahi naked—and we're quite sure there are none of you—brace yourselves. The White House gatecrasher's latest desperate attention-seeking ploy is to crash the cover of Playgirl, reports TMZ, which has the terrible, terrible,... More »

Michaele Salahi Axed After 'Crashing' Celeb Rehab

She's not an addict, say program producers

(Newser) - Sorry, Michaele, your stunts won't wash with Dr. Drew. Notorious White House gate crasher Michaele Salahi has been bounced from a stint on Celebrity Rehab for not having an addiction. Salahi announced early this week she would join the next reality crew as she struggles to deal with the fallout... More »

Tim Gunn Calls Bluff on Michaele Salahi's MS

Salahis are 'sociopaths who believe own lies,' says fashion wonk

(Newser) - Poor White House gatecrasher Michaele Salahi recently revealed she has multiple sclerosis, which is why she had to duck out of the state dinner so quickly. One problem, though: The newly snarky Tim Gunn doesn't believe it. “I find it curious that the story is coming out now,"... More »

Salahis: We're Tired of Being the 'It' Couple

Life is so, so hard for Michaele and Tareq

(Newser) - You wouldn't know it from the way they crashed a White House dinner and got themselves on a reality show , but apparently Michaele and Tareq Salahi really, really hate being so famous. They want to "return to who we were," Michaele tells HBO in a profile of their... More »

Salahis Served With Papers... at Their Own Party

Albeit not the sanctioned-by-Bravo party

(Newser) - Talk about a buzzkill: Michaele and Tareq Salahi were served with papers at their own party Thursday night. A PR firm claims the Salahis owe it more than $15,000 for its promotion of the couple's sketchy 2008 “charity” polo event , and an employee says the process server handed... More »

White House Liaison Schmoozed With Salahis

'Housewives' premiere sure to be embarrassing

(Newser) - If the first episode of Real Housewives of DC is any indication, the series probably won’t be on the White House DVR queue. Embarrassments abound, starting with the connection shown between Michele Jones—who works for the secretary of defense and supposedly told the gatecrashing Salahis she couldn’t... More »

Latest Real Housewife: Gatecrasher Salahi

Meet Salahi and her arguably less interesting DC costars

(Newser) - Looks like gatecrashing a White House state dinner can get you something other than jail: Namely, a reality show. Michaele Salahi is the most famous (infamous?) of the recently announced Real Housewives of DC lineup. Joining her are other “connected DC power players,” as Bravo calls them, including... More »

Salahis 'Crash' Letterman

Gatecrashers offer apology to Obamas

(Newser) - Tareq and Michaele Salahi reprised the moment that made them America's best-known gatecrashers at a taping of the Late Show with David Letterman yesterday. The pair sidled up to the host during his monologue and pretended to pose for a photo before exiting the stage to cheers, the Washington Post... More »

Gate-Crashing Salahis Stopped Near White House

But it looked like they had their own dining plans

(Newser) - It only sounds like deja vu all over again: Party crashers Michaele and Tareq Salahi were stopped in a limo near the White House last night, but it doesn't look like they were trying to bust their way into their second state dinner. Their driver ran a red light a... More »

White House Crashers to Star in Real Housewives of DC

(Newser) - Tareq and Michaele Salahi, famously known for crashing President Obama's first state dinner back in November, will star in The Real Housewives of DC, the Daily Beast reports. The series is set to premiere in July. They're not talking, but the Beast's sources say they've actually shot all 12 episodes... More »

The Real Reason Desiree Rogers Is Leaving

Obama's social secretary thinks he hung her out to dry

(Newser) - Desirée Rogers is leaving the White House with a chip on her shoulder. In a profile in today’s New York Times , a host of sources close to Rogers say that Obama’s outgoing social secretary feels the administration hung her out to dry in the Salahi dust-up. “... More »

White House Party-Crashers Take the Fifth

Congressmen chide Salahis for professing support for Secret Service

(Newser) - Alleged White House gate-crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi said little to a House panel today, repeatedly invoking their Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination. The couple took the Fifth a combined total of 30 times as they refused to cooperate with the security committee's investigation into the Secret Service lapse that... More »

Meet Carlos Allen, 3rd Gatecrasher

Sketchy guy hooked up with Indian posse after trip to men's room

(Newser) - What lapse allowed Carlos Allen, the third party crasher, to sneak into the Obamas' first state dinner remains a mystery. What is known is that Allen—who has done everything from designing clothes to selling mortgages to running a questionable charity that existed mainly to throw parties—dressed even more... More »

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