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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 »

Salahi Running for Virginia Gov

White House gatecrasher thinks Virginia is for nutters

(Newser) - Get excited, Virginia residents: White House gatecrasher and former Real Housewives of DC hubby Tareq Salahi is running for governor of your state! Salahi formally announced his candidacy in the most appropriate political medium possible, ie, TMZ . "I am troubled to see how our current political figureheads continue to... 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 »

Meet Michaele Salahi, Gatecrashing Action Figure

She goes all plastic

(Newser) - In her never-ending quest to promote herself, Michaele Salahi has arranged to recreate herself as a gatecrashing action figure. Her plastic mini-me, dudded out in her red ninja White House State Dinner sari and shawl, has been fashioned by HeroBuilders, which has also made Sarah Palin, Jersey Shore and Jon... 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 »

Whoopi: Video Proves I Didn't Hit Salahi

She admits only 'choice words' and 'choicer words'

(Newser) - Whoopi Goldberg opened today's episode of The View with a different camera angle showing she didn't hit Michaele Salahi, despite what the the celeb couple claims . Whoopi placed her hand on Salahi's arm to get her attention and said (with a definite edge in her voice), "Excuse me, can... More »

Michaele Salahi: Whoopi 'Abused' Me

She was merely 'defending herself,' says ABC

(Newser) - Tearful White House gatecrasher Michaele Salahi charges she was subjected to "outrageous abuse" by Whoopi Goldberg after her appearance on The View yesterday. Whoopi "was screaming and dropping the F-bomb many, many times," she charged. Salahi was trying to plug her new spot on the Real Housewives ... 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 »

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 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 »

Line of Angry Creditors Trails Gatecrashing Salahis

Salahis dodge the bills for their fancy lifestyle

(Newser) - Tareq and Michaele Salahi are famed in capital-area circles for their fun-loving spirit, their glamorous lifestyle, and for ripping people off, interviews with law enforcement officials and some of the pair's many creditors reveal. Court records show that in case after case, the Salahis hired people or companies to chauffeur... More »

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