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D.C. "Housewives" premiere party not sanctioned, Bravo says

Oh, Housewives! When will we get a fresher photo of you? (Jamie Windon)

It wouldn't be a season of "Real Housewives" without a social disgrace or two, a little cocktail party condemnation of some kind, would it? It's happening in real life, with Bravo denouncing an event, thrown by a pal of Tareq and Michaele Salahi, that claimed to be the "official" premiere party for the new D.C.-based season.

Several of the 'Wives were upset to see their images used in the fliers for the party at EFN Lounge, which they say they're not attending. And on Friday, Bravo released a statement Friday declaring that the EFN party -- with ticket prices from $25 to $500 -- is not an official event at all.

"NBC Universal and Bravo have not sanctioned and are not involved," in the nightclub promotion, the statement said. "Any assertions otherwise are false."

Howard Cromwell, promoter of the EFN party and proprietor of something called "D.C.'s Most Fabulous Magazine" (don't worry, we hadn't heard of it either), told us that he had amended his marketing materials in compliance with Bravo's demands. His Web site still promises that his party will be "hosted by Michaele Salahi"; the two have worked together on other events, including the Salahis' controversial America's Polo Cup. Will she be there? Who knows, but Bravo says all five Housewives will be at the real official premiere party, Thursday night at the Madison hotel. Don't try to buy tickets though -- it's invitation-only.

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By The Reliable Source  |  July 30, 2010; 7:40 PM ET
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Well, gee, isn't this curious as he*l.

And I frankly suspect it's just another ploy by Bravo to bring attention to this sorry excuse for what they would like to promote as a "reality" TV show.

In terms of if Bravo has "sanctioned" the Salahi event or not, who really gives a rat's a*s, since Bravo seems content to cash in on tbe very questionable bona fides of the Salahi couple in the first instance?

An old saying that still rings true: You are known by the company you keep. Bravo brought them into its bed, now, it's going to have to sleep with them, and that's quite a disguisting image.

And, in that respect, I can't help but notice Missy's own delusional self-promotion website,, states that her coming out or "premier" (sic) party hosted by D.C.'s "Mr. Fabulous" is "co-sponsored" by America's Polo Cup.

America's Polo Cup, of course, is a Vrigina corporation organized and owned entirely by Tareq & Missy Salahi. For years, that scam has left a scorched earth trail of bad debts and bounced check across multiple jurisdictions in Virginia and Maryland.

Now, Bravo, after attempting to cash in on this pathetic couple of grifters, wants to say that their little party is not sanctioned by them? Really, Really, What the he*l did Bravo expect?

Just my opinion.

Posted by: LAWPOOL | July 30, 2010 8:53 PM | Report abuse

Howard Cromwell was interviewed on a internet radio show yesterday. He spent the entire time trying to convince that he was fabulous. He apparently thinks that being associated with Michaele Salahi makes you fabulous because all he did was talk about her and how misunderstood she is. It must have been difficult for him to talk with his nose so far up her...... The flyer for the party is nauseating as well: "Come join DC’s MOST FABULOUS Magazine, star of Real Housewives of DC/Commander in Chic – MICHAELE SALAHI and invited cast members of the Real Housewives of DC, OC, Atlanta, New York and New Jersey as we welcome the newest member of the Real Housewives franchise." Does that mean some cast members weren't invited? I wonder how the other cast members feel about MIssy Salahi's self-proclaimed title of "Star." Join our Facebook page: Tell the White House Party Crashers to Go Away

Posted by: seraphina2 | July 31, 2010 12:09 AM | Report abuse

And as if it's not bad enough they steal from honest hard-working small businesses through their sham polo club as well as personally, they have also claimed to be collecting moneys for the Leukemia/Lymphoma society. But instead of actually going to the charity to research these terrible diseases, that money has gone right in their grimy, filthy, despicable pockets. I think baby killers describes these two accurately. bleh

Posted by: bromo999 | July 31, 2010 12:14 AM | Report abuse

Aw. All publicity is good publicity.

Amy & Roxanne -- are ya gonna recap the show?

Posted by: dadada | July 31, 2010 5:42 PM | Report abuse

Howard Cromwell may think he's fabulous, but he'll never be "Absolutely Fabulous", sweety darling.

Posted by: ehsmith1 | August 1, 2010 3:14 PM | Report abuse

Hey all... Toby Knapp here from 99-5... I've had it. This show is a farce, and watching these promos for the show makes me ill. They'll be arrested for this, mark my words! or go to kw: toby for my deeper thoughts... LOL. Mick-hale Salahee will hate me after this one LOL!

Posted by: tk995 | August 4, 2010 12:25 AM | Report abuse

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