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Protester Gatecrashes Aussie PM's Victory Party

He fashioned an entry wristband out of a Starburst wrapper

(Newser) - Tony Abbott was voted in as the new prime minister of Australia yesterday, but his big moment was upstaged by a protester who gatecrashed his party and jumped up on stage with the new PM and his family as they posed for photos, Sky News reports. The uninvited guest was... 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 »

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 »

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 »

For Sale: Michaele Salahi's Red Sari

Now you can dress like a state dinner crasher!

(Newser) - If you’re in a fervor over tomorrow’s Real Housewives of DC premiere , perhaps you’d relish the chance to dress like a Real Housewife of DC. Lucky for you, Michaele Salahi is giving you that chance: She plans to auction off the red sari she wore to crash... 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 »

Obama's 2nd State Dinner: Viva Mexico!

Calderon the guest of honor at White House shindig

(Newser) - White House staffers kept a very close eye on the guest list as the Obamas hosted Mexican President Felipe Calderon and his wife at the second state dinner of the Obama presidency last night. No gatecrashers slipped through this time, and one assistant secretary of state was actually sent home... More »

New Zealand Men Greet William With Kisses

Plus, some sausage-wielding prankster crashes prince's BBQ

(Newser) - The Brits may not be known as overly touchy-feely, but Prince William got up close and personal with four grown (and apparently sweaty) men today, as New Zealand's Maori leaders greeted Wills with a traditional hongi, or nose-mashing "kiss." The prince yesterday began his first official visit on... 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 »

Before Salahis, There Were Plenty of Other Gate Crashers

Secret Service counts 91 uninvited guests since 1980

(Newser) - Tareq and Michaele Salahi are hardly the first White House gate crashers to elude the Secret Service, it turns out: There have been at least 91 of them since 1980, according to a secret report acquired by the Washington Post . White House security has been foiled by a long list... More »

Salahi Crashed Redskins Cheerleader Routine

Michaele fluffs moves, has a drive to crash

(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... More »

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