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Read this: Salahis, Jason Reitman, Willard Wigan


Tareq and Michaele Salahi pose before a photo shoot with other models at Halcyon House in Georgetown on Tuesday. (Reuters/Robert Devaney)

Good afternoon, everyone. Today in Salahi news:

  • Secret Service director Marc Sullivan tells the House Homeland Security Committee that the agents responsible for letting Michaele and Tareq Salahi through a security checkpoint last week have been put on administrative leave, and could lose their jobs. As the Post reported yesterday, the Salahis and White House social secretary DesirĂ©e Rogers declined to appear at today's committee hearing, but Rep. Peter King has said he would support a subpoena for Rogers to testify.

  • Michaele Salahi requested that her name be added to the Redskins cheerleader alumni roster for 1991 -- but was she ever actually a Redskins cheerleader? Other alums say no. Paul Farhi investigates. (Let it be noted that this story contains what may be the Post's best quote of the year: "For her to get out there and think she can just shake her pompoms is upsetting.")

  • The state of Virginia has launched a formal investigation into America's Polo Cup, the Salahi's business entity, which the couple says raises funds for their charitable organization.

  • And, if you missed it, the White House sought yesterday -- sadly, in vain -- to put an end to all this madness with a memo regarding future security protocol at social events.

    Of course, when it comes to the Salahis, every day it's something new. For links to all the latest stories about how Michaele and Tareq Salahi got into the White House state dinner -- and all the fallout since, for both the couple and the White House -- check in here.

    Elsewhere in today's Style section: Jen Chaney interviews director-producer Jason Reitman about his new movie, "Up In the Air." DeNeen Brown visits Willard Wigan's latest exhibit of micro-sculpture in Georgetown. And Jura Koncius previews the White House's Christmas decorations.

    Tips? Sightings? We'd love to hear them. E-mail us at reliablesource@washpost.com. And follow us on Twitter: @ReliableSource.

  • By The Reliable Source  |  December 3, 2009; 10:14 AM ET
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    Comments

    I'm a little embarrassed to say I can't get enough about the salacious Salahis. They're the greater Metro area equivalent of meltdown Britney or L. Lohan. If it's not too cliche, how about an interview with a psychologist about what type of personality disorder would make someone seek out fame this way? They just seem extreme to the point of pathology. Is there anyone, save a few Post readers, who Michelle hasn't leaned into for a photo?

    (BTW, friends with knowledge of polo say Tareq is "unrated", the polo playing equivalent of "too mediocre to merit ranking".)

    Posted by: trichobezoar | December 3, 2009 10:57 AM | Report abuse

    A few follow up questions.

    Where were Teresa Heinz and Kate Capshaw the night of the dinner?

    Isn't it in, to be charitable, in questionable taste to wear a sari to an event honoring the Ambassador of India?
    I mean who would show up wearing a abaya at a Saudi event or a kimono for the japanese?

    Posted by: SoCali | December 3, 2009 11:39 AM | Report abuse

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