The Real Housewives of D.C.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from Michaele Salahi)
Jump to: navigation, search
The Real Housewives of D.C.
The Real Housewives of D.C.jpg
Catherine Ommanney, Stacie Scott Turner, Mary Schmidt Amons, Lynda Erkiletian, and Michaele Salahi (from left)
Genre Reality
Starring
  • Catherine Ommanney
  • Lynda Erkiletian
  • Mary Schmidt Amons
  • Michaele Salahi
  • Stacie Scott Turner
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
No. of seasons 1
No. of episodes 11
Production
Executive producer(s)
  • Abby Greensfelder
  • Sean Gallagher
Running time 43 minutes
Production company(s) Half Yard Productions
Broadcast
Original channel Bravo
Picture format 480i (SDTV)
1080i (HDTV)
Original run August 5 – October 21, 2010 (2010-10-21)
Chronology
Preceded by The Real Housewives of New Jersey
Followed by The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills
External links
Website
Production website

The Real Housewives of D.C. is an American reality television series that debuted August 5, 2010,[1][2] on Bravo. It is the network's fifth installment in The Real Housewives franchise. On April 7, 2011, Bravo announced that The Real Housewives of D.C. had been canceled.[3] This was a first in the history of the franchise that one of its United States installments failed to be renewed.[4]

Premise[edit]

The Real Housewives of D.C. features five women whose relationships with each other, and within the city they live, are a compelling combination to explore the world of politics, society, and even race, as well as how the proximity to political power dictates where one fits within their society. In addition to bringing the viewers inside the lives and homes of D.C.'s most prominent people in the community, the D.C. housewives move from fundraisers and events to discussing everything from issues about race to money and politics to relationships and high fashion.

Housewives[edit]

Mary Schmidt-Amons[edit]

Schmidt-Amons, is the granddaughter of radio and television personality Arthur Godfrey.[5][6] Amons was married to telecom executive Rich Amons for 26 years before they divorced in 2012. Together they have five children: Lolly, Ryan, Alexandra, Meghan and Matt.[7] Amons listed her McLean, Virginia for sale in 2010, with the home selling on February 10, 2012.[8][9] On the business front, she is the founder of Labels for Love and marketing founder of The District Sample Sale, two D.C.-based charities.[10][11]

Lynda Erkiletian[edit]

Southern born Erkiletian is the owner and founder of T.H.E. Artist Agency, a modeling and talent agency in Washington, D.C.[12] She is also the mother of four children  – Aaron, Jessica, Mihran and Sam – and during the series they moved from Georgetown[13] to a $2,075,000 mansion in McLean, Virginia.

Stacie Scott Turner[edit]

Alexandria, Virginia native, Turner, is a real estate agent.[14] She is a Howard University graduate with a bachelor's degree in business administration/finance and an MBA from Harvard Business School.[15] She worked as Vice-President of Marketing at BET, Marketing Director at Sprint Corporation and Assistant Brand Manager at Proctor and Gamble (where she met her husband) before becoming a real estate agent.[15] She resides in the Sixteenth Street Heights district of Washington, D.C. with her husband, Jason and their two children, Jacob and Catherine.[15] She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta sorority.[16] Stacie and Jason later divorced in February 2012.[17] She has also appeared on an HGTV episode of Get it Sold.[18]

Catherine "Cat" Ommanney[edit]

London native Ommanney is an interior designer.[15] She relocated to Chevy Chase, Maryland shortly after marrying Charles Ommanney, a photojournalist for Newsweek, after a brief courtship.[15] She has two daughters from a previous marriage, Jade and Ruby.[15] Before the series aired, it was reported that the Ommanneys had separated.[19] Ommanney is seen composing her book about her escapades while living in London, titled Inbox Full, in the series and the book has since been released.[20]

Michaele Salahi[edit]

Personal life[edit]

The Florida native[21] appeared as an active member of the Washington, D.C., social scene during her time on The Real Housewives. Salahi was married to now ex-husband, Tareq Salahi, during the remainder of the series. The couple were former residents of the Oasis Winery near Hume, Virginia.[22]

On September 13, 2011, Tareq reported Michaele missing and perhaps kidnapped after Michaele had phoned him to say that she was on her way to her mother's house, but, according to her mother, had not arrived.[23] She was located soon afterwards when law enforcement authorities discovered that she had run off with Neal Schon, guitarist for the rock band Journey and had not wanted Tareq to know where she was.[23] Michaele had met Schon earlier and maintained a very close friendship with him.[23]

On September 16, 2011, Tareq filed for divorce from Michaele on the grounds of adultery and abandonment or separation.[24] Tareq dropped the case shortly thereafter, but Michaele filed for divorce on December 15, 2011, citing the grounds of cruelty and constructive desertion.[25] On December 22, 2011, Tareq responded to Michaele's divorce suit with a new filing for divorce on the grounds of adultery, desertion and constructive desertion.[25]

On August 20, 2012, Judge Dennis L. Hupp granted a final divorce decree to the Salahis following a contentious settlement proceeding.[26] Hupp also entered a dismissal order for a $50 million personal injury lawsuit that Tareq Salahi had filed against the entertainment company, Journey, Schon and Sonata.[26] Hupp placed the settlement, including the divorce decree, under seal, thus preventing anyone except the attorneys, their clients and Hupp from seeing the details.[26] An anonymous source close to the situation subsequently stated that Schon had agreed to pay Tareq $12,000 plus Tareq's mortgage payments over the next year to settle the case.[27]

On October 14, 2012, Schon proposed marriage to Michaele on stage during a benefit concert. Michaele accepted Schon's proposal and the ring.[28] Salahi and Schon married at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco on December 15, 2013, with the first-ever live, pay-per-view wedding.[29]

White House gate crasher[edit]

Michaele is known for her participation in the "2009 U.S. state dinner security breaches".[30] On November 24, 2009, Michaele and Tareq entered the White House without invitations and greeted President of the United States Barack Obama in a receiving line for 400 invited guests. Three days later, the United States Secret Service publicly stated the couple had not been invited to the event and, although they went through magnetometers and other levels of screening, should have been prohibited from the event altogether. Bravo producers said they had been filming the Salahis before the dinner, but were told by the couple that they were invited. Both Salahis claimed no wrongdoing but pleaded the Fifth Amendment and refused to testify to their story during the subsequent investigation.[31][32]

Episodes[edit]

No. Title Original air date U.S. viewers
(million)
1 "Welcome to the District" August 5, 2010 (2010-08-05) 1.62[33]
In the series premiere, Michaele hosts a Polo event with some high members of society, including the Ambassador of India, Michelle Jones and Republican Lobbyist, Edwina Rogers. Lynda is reluctant to go due to old rivalries, Mary is tied up with the guest list for her birthday party and Cat gets a lesson in public relations at Stacie's dinner party. 
2 "Disloyal to the Party" August 12, 2010 (2010-08-12) 1.39[34]
Stacie tries to show the fellow housewives where she comes from but it takes an unexpected turn when her dinner is ruined by one of her guests. Lynda is pushed to her limit when a confrontation with Michaele breaks all the D.C. rules. Mary realized that having her daughter, Lolly, move back home comes with much bigger burdens than she had expected. 
3 "Foreign Relations" August 19, 2010 (2010-08-19) 1.37[35]
Michaele and Tareq decide to join Stacie and her husband in Europe, and the two couples start to create a bond. Cat is working hard on her book and creating her cover, when disappointment suddenly strikes. The housewives come together at Mary's fashion dinner to welcome a celebrity hairstylist, but previous drama comes into the light again and the night doesn't go as planned. 
4 "The Grape Stomp of Wrath" August 26, 2010 (2010-08-26) 1.42[36]
Cat feels that there's more than everyone else sees with Michaele and Tareq. Lynda handles with the stress of relocation from her Georgetown condo to a huge suburban mansion to fit the needs of her grown children. Michaele wants to make things right with the rest of the ladies, so she invites them over to her winery for a grape stomp session. 
5 "Special Interests" September 9, 2010 (2010-09-09) 1.23[37]
A peaceful day at the vineyard turns sour for Mary once Michaele and Tareq start to make devastating accusations about her daughter. The ladies are invited to an event hosted by Edwina Rogers, and Cat decides to spice the night up. 
6 "Securing Homeland" September 16, 2010 (2010-09-16) 1.27[38]
Michaele asks for Stacie's help in finding a home in D.C. Stacie is still in search of her biological father, while her mother is of no help. Cat and Mary bond over talks of motherhood. Cat loses a dear friend and is devastated by the loss, feeling alone while her husband is out of town. Tareq has family troubles yet again and Michaele realizes it's taking a toll on her. 
7 "By the Book" September 23, 2010 (2010-09-23) 1.31[39]
Cat finally puts the finishing touches on her book before sharing some of the juiciest bits with the rest of the housewives, all of which inspires Michaele and her husband to seek a lucrative Book with author Matt Carson who eventually backs away from the deal. During a fun night with the housewives and their families, an argument between Cat and Stacie's friend Erica breaks out and gets heated, bringing one of them to tears. 
8 "Nation Building" September 30, 2010 (2010-09-30) 1.17[40]
Michaele and Tareq Salahi attend the White House state dinner, which results in controversy for the couple. Stacie continues her search for her biological father. Lynda makes the final necessary preparations for debuting her fashion line. 
9 "Party Politics" October 7, 2010 (2010-10-07) 1.42[41]
In the season finale, Michaele and Tareq attend the State Dinner at the White House, and the ladies are forced to deal with the aftermath. 
10 "Reunion: Part 1" October 14, 2010 (2010-10-14) 1.57[42]
The ladies of D.C. reunite and tempers flare. Cat comes clean about her marriage problems. Lynda makes a shocking revelation about her habits. Stacie updates us on her situation with her birth father. The issue of race is discussed. The ladies doubt Michaele's claims that she has multiple sclerosis and that she was a Washington Redskins Cheerleaders. Part 1 ends when Andy Cohen wants to bring out Tareq Salahi and housewife Lynda speaks up and says she will not allow it unless her boyfriend, Ebong, comes out as well. 
11 "Reunion: Part 2" October 21, 2010 (2010-10-21) 1.67[43]
The ladies of D.C. reunite in the second part of the reunion, and bring closure to the events that unraveled during the season. 

References[edit]

  1. ^ Bobbin, Jay (June 28, 2010). "'The Real Housewives of D.C.': More than just Michaele Salahi, party crasher". Zap2it. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ Sheryl Gay Stolberg (June 18, 2010). "Air-Kisses and Sniping? That’s Politics on the Real Housewives of D.C.". The New York Times. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  3. ^ Ng, Philiana (April 7, 2011). "Bravo Cancels 'Real Housewives of D.C.'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  4. ^ Seidman, Robert (April 7, 2011). "Bravo Cancels 'Real Housewives of D.C.'". TV by the Numbers. 
  5. ^ "The Real Housewives of D.C. -- Mary Schmidt Amons answered your questions". The Washington Post. August 6, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  6. ^ COLLINS, Michelle. "MY MOTHER RECAPS THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF D.C.: We Are Falling Into The Toilet, This Country". VH1. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  7. ^ "'Real Housewife' Mary Amons divorcing husband of 26 years". New York Post. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  8. ^ Tuman, Diane. "Real Housewives of DC’s Amons Selling McLean, VA Home". Zillow. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  9. ^ "6507 Ridge St, Mc Lean, VA 22101". Zillow. Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Labels For Love — About Us". Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  11. ^ "District Sample Sale: Event Founders". Retrieved December 31, 2012. 
  12. ^ Petty, Erin (June 16, 2010). "Meet the Real Housewives of Washington D.C.". Washington City Paper. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Surreal estate: Lynda Erkiletian of "Real Housewives"". The Washington Post. October 23, 2009. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  14. ^ "Stacie Scott Turner — Trulia Profile". Trulia. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  15. ^ a b c d e f "Meet the so-called "Real Housewives of D.C." (photos)". The Washington Post. June 15, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Stacie Scott Turner — Official Website". Stacie Scott Turner. Retrieved January 15, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Love, etc.: Jason and Stacie Turner of ‘Real Housewives’ separate". The Washington Post. February 13, 2012. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  18. ^ "Former Real Housewives Stars". Us Weekly. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  19. ^ Roberts, Roxanne (June 8, 2010). "Reliable Source  – "Real Housewives of D.C.'s" Catherine Ommanney and husband Charles divorced, even before show airs.". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 4, 2010. 
  20. ^ ""Real Housewives" Cat Ommanney tells-all in new (self-published) memoir -- but won't someone tell us about a second season?". The Reliable Source (The Washington Post). February 24, 2011. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  21. ^ Mundy, Liza; Argetsinger, Amy; Shapira, Ian (December 22, 2009). "The Party Crashers: A look at Tareq and Michaele Salahi before they were famous". The Washington Post. 
  22. ^ Mundy, Liza; Argetsinger, Amy; Shapira, Ian (December 22, 2009). "The Party Crashers: A Look at Tareq and Michaele Salahi before they were famous". The Washington Post. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  23. ^ a b c "Michaele Salahi: Kidnapping, no; Journey rocker Neal Schon, yes.". Ministry of Gossip: The Gospel on Celebrity and Pop Culture (Los Angeles Times). September 15, 2012. Archived from the original on December 3, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  24. ^ (1) Hammel, Sara (September 16, 2011). "Tareq Salahi Files for Divorce from Runaway Wife Michaele". People. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
    (2) Christianson, Emily (September 17, 2011). "Tareq Salahi To Divorce Michaele; He's Reportedly Banned Backstage at Journey". Ministry of Gossip (blog of the Los Angeles Times). Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
    (3) Winick, T.J. (September 17, 2011). "Tareq and Michaele Salahi: White House Party Crashers To Divorce". ABC News. Retrieved September 23, 2011. 
    (4) Salahi, Tareq (September 16, 2011). "VIRGINIA: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WARREN COUNTY: TAREQ D. SALAHI, Plaintiff, v. MICHAELE H. SALAHI, Defendant. Case No.: L11000663-00: COMPLAINT FOR DIVORCE". Archived from the original on June 11, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  25. ^ a b (1) Beck, Joe (December 29, 2011). "Salahis' dueling divorce filings: Wife's complaint alleges violence". Local News. Strasburg, Virginia: nvdaily.com: Northern Virginia Daily. Archived from the original on June 11, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
    (2) Salahi, Michaele Ann Holt. "VIRGINIA: IN THE CIRCUIT COURT OF WARREN COUNTY: MICHAELE ANN HOLT SALAHI, Plaintiff, v. TAREQ D. SALAHI, Defendant. Case No.: L11000864-00: COMPLAINT for divorce". Strasburg, Virginia: nvdaily.com: Northern Virginia Daily. Archived from the original on June 16, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2012. 
  26. ^ a b c Beck, Joe (August 21, 2012). "Salahi legal battles end amid courtroom sparring". Local News. Strasburg, Virginia: nvdaily.com: Northern Virginia Daily. Archived from the original on August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2012. 
  27. ^ Radar Staff (September 12, 2012). "Neal Schon's Cheap Payout To Tareq Salahi For Running Off With His Wife: Confidential Details Exposed". Radar Online. Archived from the original on December 3, 2012. Retrieved December 3, 2012. 
  28. ^ Roberts, Roxanne; Argetsinger, Amy (October 15, 2012). "More on Neal Schon’s engagement to Michaele Salahi: On-stage proposal and 11 carat diamond". The Reliable Source (The Washington Post). Retrieved October 16, 2012. 
  29. ^ (1) Heigl, Alex (December 16, 2013). "Michaele Salahi Marries Neal Schon on Pay-Per-View". People. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
    (2) Gocobachi, Pamela (December 16, 2013). "Journey guitarist Neil Schon and Michaele Salahi tie the knot on Pay-Per-View". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
    (3) Zinko, Carolyne (December 16, 2013). "Wondrous wedding for Neal Schon, Michaele Holt Salahi". SFGate (Hearst Communications, Inc.). Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
    (4) Roberts, Roxanne; Yahr, Emily (December 16, 2013). "Michaele Salahi and Neal Schon tie the knot — in a pay-per-view wedding". The Reliable Source (The Washington Post). Retrieved December 16, 2013. 
  30. ^ Argetsinger, Amy; Roberts, Roxanne (November 26, 2009). "Tareq and Michaele Salahi crash Obamas' state dinner for India". The Reliable Source (The Washington Post). Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  31. ^ Stelter, Brian; Cooper, Helene (November 27, 2009). "Uninvited Pair Met Obama; Secret Service Offers Apology". The New York Times. Retrieved November 28, 2009. 
  32. ^ Horowitz, Jason; Hsu, Spencer; Roberts, Roxanne (December 21, 2009). "The Party Crashers: Turmoil in the White House". The Washington Post. 
  33. ^ "Thursday Cable: Jersey Shore on Top + Project Runway, Futurama, Stan Lee's Superhumans & More". Tvbythenumbers.zap2it.com. August 6, 2010. Retrieved August 6, 2010. 
  34. ^ "Thursday Cable: Jersey Shore Sets New Highs; Burn Notice & Royal Pains Down, But Mostly Steady & More". TV by the Numbers. August 13, 2010. Retrieved August 13, 2010. 
  35. ^ "More Thursday Cable: 'Project Runway' Up; Futurama, Real Housewives of DC Fall + More". TV by the Numbers. August 20, 2010. Retrieved August 20, 2010. 
  36. ^ "More Cable Ratings: Jersey Shore, Burn Notice, Royal Pains Still On Top, Futurama Rises & More". TV by the Numbers. August 27, 2010. Retrieved August 27, 2010. 
  37. ^ "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Jersey Shore' Not Slowed by NFL; 'Project Runway' Holds Up Well & More". TV by the Numbers. September 10, 2010. Retrieved September 10, 2010. 
  38. ^ "Thursday Cable Ratings: 'Jersey Shore' Repeat Tops; 'It's Always Sunny,' 'The League' Premieres Up & More". TV by the Numbers. September 17, 2010. Retrieved September 17, 2010. 
  39. ^ Seidman, Robert (September 24, 2010). "Thursday Cable Ratings: ‘Jersey Shore’ Rolls On; ‘It’s Always Sunny,’ ‘The League’ Dip & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  40. ^ Gorman, Bill (October 1, 2010). "Thursday Cable Ratings: Jersey Shore Gets Bigger; It’s Always Sunny, The League, Project Runway, American Chopper & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  41. ^ Gorman, Bill (October 11, 2010). "Thursday Cable Ratings: Jersey Shore Falls, But Tops Baseball Playoffs; It’s Always Sunny, Real Housewives Finale & More". TV by the Numbers. 
  42. ^ Seidman, Robert (October 15, 2010). "Thursday Cable Ratings: Jersey Shore Still Down From Highs, But Still Highest + It’s Always Sunny, The League, Project Runway + More". TV by the Numbers. 
  43. ^ Gorman, Bill (October 22, 2010). "Thursday Cable Ratings: ‘Project Runway’ Rises; ‘It’s Always Sunny’, ‘The League’ Fall & Much More". TV by the Numbers. 

External links[edit]