White House party crashers and reality TV star-wannabes Tareq and Michaele Salahi have reportedly gotten their wish: The notorious socialites will be the focus of the upcoming season of "Real Housewives of D.C.," which debuts on Bravo in July. The news has drawn a wealth of reaction from bloggers and critics:
Newsday: "Of course you knew Michaele and Tareq Salahi would turn their fifteen minutes into fifteen episodes."
HollywoodLife.com: "We hope the Salahis' famous White House moment is on the series premiere so we can see all the drama unfold for ourselves!"
Time: "Isn't Bravo rewarding/encouraging bad, if not dangerous behavior?"
Zap2It.com: "On the bright side, if their plum spots on the Bravo reality series spawn more...'SNL' parodies, then we're down."
New York Magazine: "It's hard to imagine what would surprise us about these people, other than finding out that they are not actually empty shells composed of synthetic polymers and powered by aerosol fumes. But we can't imagine that's going to happen."
WorldMag.com: "There['s] nothing more profitable than a scandal."
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