Ugh, I tried to ignore this story, but it just won’t leave the news cycle: Michaele Salahi, who along with her husband Tareq made headlines last year when they attended an event at the White House without invitations, will be one of the yapc*nts featured on the new “Real Housewives of D.C.,” which is set to premiere shortly before I take a train to the nation’s capital and start pushing people into traffic.
Salahi’s involvement in the show had already been widely reported, but it was unclear whether Bravo would include her in the show until it issued a statement yesterday.
“When we looked at how intertwined Michaele is in the series, the conversation really became, do we do this show, or do we not do this show?” said Andy Cohen, the senior vice president for original programming and development for Bravo.
The channel chose to go ahead. “We really felt like that one incident was a small enough part that all the other stories outweighed it,” Mr. Cohen said. [NYT]
“Let’s see… can we make money off this, or not? We can? Okay, decision made. Next item of business: lunch. Bring in the naked girl with sushi on her. And the naked cocaine girl, too. I’ve got a busy afternoon. Phyllis? Phyllis, is it racquetball and pedicure, or pedicure and then racquetball? AND WHERE’S THE F*CKING SUSHI WHORE?!? I ASKED FOR HER TWO MINUTES AGO!”