Salahis Score 'Real Housewives' Reality TV Deal After Crashing White House State Dinner

05/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

When last the public saw Tareq and Michaele Salahi, they were refusing to answer questions from members of a House panel about how they got into President Barack Obama's first State Dinner.

Today, The Daily Beast has confirmed from two sources that the so-called White House gatecrashers, whose prank ultimately cost presidential Social Secretary Desiree Rogers her job, are poised to take center stage once again as the most visible members of the upcoming Bravo series The Real Housewives of D.C. After one of the most visible reality-TV series auditions in history--yes, Bravo cameras were on hand as the Salahis arrived for that ill-fated White House event--the couple has now been fully embraced as the focal point of the series, expected to premiere in July.

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