The New York Times published a rather lengthy article this week about how Tareq and Michaele Salahi—the couple who starred on The Real Housewives of D.C. and "allegedly" crashed President Obama's first state dinner—are still trying to extend their 15 minutes of fame. Hold the phone—washed-up reality stars are still desperate to remain in the limelight!? What's next? The sun setting this evening?
Seriously, though, while the piece briefly mentions the Salahis' financial instability, familial rifts and Michaele's recent crashing of Celebrity Rehab (when she reportedly didn't have an addiction), the author basically takes the couple's word on most matters, when their word is something that's about as valuable as that defunct winery they claim to own. They've been caught up in so many lies and lawsuits at this point that many people found it hard to believe when Michaele Salahi said she suffers from Multiple Sclerosis. Even Bravo didn't want to deal with them (after the couple fooled the network about their supposed wealth), canceling the second season of Real Housewives of D.C.