White House Party Crashers Pitch Reality Show, Celebrity Cruise
The infamous White House party-crashers Tareq and Michaele Salahi are nosing their way back in the spotlight again, hoping to push their celebrity status into the sphere of reality TV and possibly celebrity cruise travel.
U.S. News & World Report's Washington Whispers relayed rumors today that the Salahis are pitching ideas for "their own reality show and a cruise ship trip they'd host as stars." The couple is already scheduled to make their first foray into the world of reality TV in "The Real Housewives of D.C." on Bravo, with Michaele Salahi starring as one of the real-life D.C. socialites.
The Salahis made a turbulent media splash last November when they crashed President Obama's first state dinner at the White House, not only gaining access to the exclusive event but also shaking hands with the President himself. The fallout from the security breach resulted in the resignation of a White House aide, a Congressional investigation, and much embarrassment for the Secret Service.
As politically unsavory as the incident was, that hasn't stopped the Salahis from capitalizing on their 15 minutes of fame, appearing on various news programs such as the "Today Show", hosting VIP parties of their own, and attending Las Vegas nightclubs as celebrity guests.
Whether or not the Salahis' venture in reality TV will land them on a cruise ship near you has yet to be seen. That said, a number of reality TV stars like Amy Roloff of TLC's "Little People, Big World" have been celebrity guests on cruise ships as of late, although the stars are usually booked to promote charity causes such as relief for Haiti in the wake of January's devastating earthquake.