Michaele Salahi Axed After 'Crashing' Celeb Rehab

She's not an addict, say program producers
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 9, 2011 3:19 AM CST
Michaele Salahi Axed After 'Crashing' Celeb Rehab
Crash couple, Michaele and Tareq Salahi, arrive uninvited to a State Dinner at the White House in 2009.   (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert, file)

(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 from faking her way into a White House state dinner two years ago. But program spokesmen noted in a statement yesterday that the show's treatment regimen is "intended for individuals with serious substance abuse and addiction issues." While Salahi's representatives insisted she qualified, "professional assessments found that she did not meet such criteria," the statement added. "Guess addiction to fame doesn't count," chortles the Washington Post. Click to read what husband Tareq says Dr. Drew was supposed to help Michaele with... (Read more Dr. Drew stories.)

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