Real Housewives of DC
It had been a long day of hyping their new Bravo series, and The Real Housewives of Washington, D.C.'s Catherine "Cat" Ommanney desperately wanted to change the subject from co-star and alleged White House party crasher Michaele Salahi.
"Let's talk about racism!" Ommanney said, butting into an ongoing conversation.
But her castmates — Stacie Turner, Mary Amons, and Lynda Erkiletian — were grateful, explaining they had been asked quite enough about Salahi, thank you very much...
Tareq Salahi and Michaele Salahi
Michaele Salahi says she doesn't like talking about that time she and her husband Tareq attended — some would say "crashed" — a party at the White House. "It's been media torture," she says. The new star of Bravo's The Real Housewives of Washington, D.C. would rather tell the world about her latest claim to fame: a manhandling, she claims, by Whoopi Goldberg.
Catherine Ommanney, Stacie Turner, Mary Amons, Lynda Erkiletian, Michaele Salahi
The following is a special guest review by New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd
The fantasy cast of The Real Housewives of Washington D.C. would feature Michelle Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Clinton and the fearsome Cheney sisters. Not only do these women wield real influence in the capital, they're also the ones you'd want on your side if you ever found yourself in a knife fight in a Hong Kong alley.
But on Bravo, connections are less important than claws. So instead, interspersed with shots of the Washington monuments, we get five women on the periphery of the periphery of power, so far outside the marbled inner sanctum that it required ...