Bravo Network has confirmed to Zap2it that while Michaele Salahi is one of the women being documented for “The Real Housewives of D.C.,” the White House State dinner crash was not a part of the show.
Gawker is reporting that perhaps Bravo knew about the Salahis gate-crashing shenanigans and even wanted the stunt as the finale for the first season of “The Real Housewives of DC.” However, Bravo’s claiming this is “not true.”
The spokesperson tells Zap2it, “We are in the middle of production, we have been shooting since about the middle of September. Bravo never announces cast members, doesn’t disclose specifics about production ever with its reality programming. That’s why the cast has not been officially announced, because we need to get all the way through production. We’ve got many more weeks of shooting before we finish up with the production… Michaele is one of the handful of women that we have been documenting, but again, we have not announced the cast.”
A statement from Bravo also confirms: “The Salahis informed Half Yard (the producers of the series for Bravo) that they were invited as guests to the State dinner on Tuesday and Half Yard Productions were filming the Salahis in preparation for the event.”
Earlier Tuesday (Dec. 1), the Salahis appeared on “The Today Show” and maintained that they were invited to the State dinner.
So there you have it. Perhaps the Salahis were hoping their White House stunt would help Michaele’s chances of being showcased on “The Real Housewives of DC.” That seems like a likely scenario to us and we can’t deny that all this publicity could be bad for the show… provided the Salahis don’t end up in Gitmo.