‘The Real Housewives of D.C.’ coming to your TV



Bravo has released the list of “Real Housewives” for the Washington, D.C. installment of the franchise, and surprise, surprise: Michaele Salahi is indeed one of them. The show premieres Thursday, August 5 at 9 p.m.

Besides Salahi, there are four other women in their mid-forties to early-fifties.

Here’s the full list according to The Washington Post:

Michaele Salahi – Michaele, 44, and her husband Tareq are, of course, the notorious White House party crashers. Bravo cameras trailed the socialite couple into the 2009 White House Dinner, but refused to confirm that the couple was part of the new D.C. franchise. Even before the notorious stunt, the couple was known for their attention-seeking antics.

Catherine Ashley Ommanney – A British-born interior designer in her forties, Catherine is new to Washington D.C. Currently separated from her husband, Charles, an award-winning Newsweek photographer, she has only really become known when she started shooting for “Housewives.” She has two daughters from a previous marriage. According to The Washington Post, Catherine showed a Salahi streak when she told a British tabloid that she once made out with Prince Harry!

Mary Amons – We may be speaking too soon, but 44-year-old Mary seems to have the real socialite cred. The daughter of a telecom exec, who married her husband, Rich, also a telecom exec. Mary is known for her style. She has been featured in Marie Claire, a segment on mothers who look like their daughters on the “Today” show and she was named to the D.C. lifestyle magazine, the Washingtonian’s 2009 best-dressed list. The mother of five also founded Labels for Love, which runs a semi-annual sale with proceeds going to charity.

Stacie Turner – Stacie, 42, sounds like a smart cookie. The only African-American woman of the bunch, she spent her undergrad at Howard University and has an MBA from Harvard. She worked in marketing at BET before she switched to real estate. Her husband, Jason, formerly worked for the mayor of D.C. They have two children and live in a former church they had renovated into a mansion.

Lynda Erkiletian – Lynda owns a local artist agency called T.H.E., which claims to represent 500 models and stylists in the D.C. area. At 52 years old, she’s currently single. Like Amons, she’s known for her stylish flair and she was also named to the Washingtonian’s 2009 best-dressed list.

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and telezoo.com that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @ awesomize.me

11 Responses to ‘The Real Housewives of D.C.’ coming to your TV

  1. Molly Ruland says:

    Arent those two scam artists?

  2. Now there is one more reason NOT to watch it. Why make her rich off of our stupidity to watch a show with her in it

  3. I went to school with Stacie and she was always a class act. Hopefully Bravo doesn’t put her in a negative light…it would be a shame!

  4. Definitely will not be watching that one! Obnoxious!!!

  5. Every time we talk about the Salahis they are getting exactly what they want: more publicity for people that have done nothing to deserve any.

  6. They should have picked me!
    What is interesting in this town of mostly minorities they pick mostly white women? I am white but live near this city (in MD). Something wrong with this picture

  7. Gibby Ries says:

    I agree with Donna! The Post Style section had an article on the show recently, with the head shots of all the women chosen…That in a city with such diverse cultures as Washington, DC, Bravo chose four white women really demonstrates what a farce this “reality” drivel is.

  8. RICHARD CORT says:

    Speak no more of and pay no more attention to the Salahis and perhaps, if we are all lucky, they will go the way of the parents of the balloon boy. Off to jail for a while and then vanish back to the obscurity from which they came, with their tails tucked neatly between their legs. The Salahis have more than used up their fifteen minutes of fame. The less people watch the show, the more likely we will not see the Salahis again. I feel sorry for all of the people who helped the Salahis get this far and then didn’t get paid for their services. That is also criminal, IMHO. No bravo for Bravo either.

  9. pinhead says:

    this should be fun

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