When Michaele and Tareq Salahi crashed the White House State dinner, we all assumed this meant they would no longer be in the upcoming Real Housewives of D.C. But the producers realized the Salahis were the only thing they had.
You will be able to catch the Salahi's—who were most recently spotted for maybe trying to crash another State Dinner—on Real Housewives of D.C. starting August 5 on Bravo.
And get ready for bitchiness. Clearly the other women on the show, including a real estate agent and the wife of Newsweek photojournalist Charles Ommanney, see themselves as above the Salahis. A friend of one of the cast members told the New York Times
"I do think we're going to have a classier set of ladies, with one exception," she said, in an obvious reference to the Salahis, "who will elevate the show and bring it to a higher standard, because it's pretty low, when you see what New Jersey was all about."
Burn. But, oh, irony: While the Salahis may be shameless famewhores, they actually did get famous, and the show probably wouldn't have come together if it wasn't for their newfound notoriety, says the Times. (Real Housewives of D.C camera crews followed the Salahis up to the White House gate that fateful night.) And, really, no one watches reality shows to see fancy people doing fancy things. They watch to see the tireless strivers; the deluded losers pantomiming glamor, struggling to live tenfold above their station and way outside their means. Welcome to reality show world, Salahis! You'll do just fine.