Reality TV Crashes in on President and Mrs. Obama’s First State Dinner

How Did This Blonde Make it into the White House?

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The U.S. Secret Service apologized Friday for letting reality TV wannabes Michaele and Tareq Salahi into the White House uninvited. With the help of facebook, the couple set a new low in social climbing; Michaele might not even really be a former Redskins cheerleader.

White House Secret Service: Epic Fail

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Like Balloon Boy, the Salahis reportedly aimed for a reality TV gig when they put on their little possibly felonious stunt. Criminal charges next?

Next Stop: the Highest Bidder?

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The Salahis, who posted this photo of them and Vice President Joe Biden at the White House on their facebook page, recently cancelled their  booking for an appearance on Larry King Monday. They are now reportedly shopping their story to the highest bidder. Here's hoping their 15 minutes pass quickly. In reality TV era, it's more like 15 months.

The Guests of Honor

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U.S. President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama pose for photographers with Indian President Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur at the North Portico of the White House.

In the State of Admiration

The first lady and president gaze into each other’s eyes before a state dinner, the Obamas’ first, at the White House on Nov. 24, 2009.
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The first lady and president gaze into each other’s eyes before a state dinner, the Obamas’ first, at the White House on Nov. 24, 2009.
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First lady Michelle Obama and President Barack Obama await the arrival of the Indian Prime Minister at the North Portico of the White House.

Stunning

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Speechless.

D.C. Mayor Adrian Fenty

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Washington, D.C., Mayor Adrian Fenty and his wife Michelle Fenty arrive for the State dinner.

Alfre Woodard and Blair Underwood

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Director Steven Spielberg poses with actors Alfre Woodard (C) and Blair Underwood as they arrive for the State dinner.

Melody Barnes

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Domestic policy advisor Melody Barnes (L) and husband Marland E. Buckner (2nd R) arrive for the State dinner.

A Toast to Stately Affairs

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U.S. President Barack Obama, right, and Manmohan Singh, India's prime minister, propose a toast during the State Dinner on the South Lawn of the White House.

Maya Soetoro-Ng

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Maya Soetoro-Ng, sister of US President Barack Obama, and her husband Konrad Ng arrive for the State dinner

Susan Rice

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U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice (R) and Ian Cameron arrive for the State dinner.

Ron Kirk

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U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk (R), and his wife Matrice Ellis-Kirk arrive for the State dinner.

Martin Nesbitt

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Entrepreneur Martin Nesbitt and wife Anita Blanchard arrive for the State dinner in honour of India's Prime Minister.

Marine Corps Music

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A Marine Corps band plays before the arrival of U.S. President Barack Obama and Manmohan Singh, India's prime minister, in the Crosshall of the White House.

Steven Spielberg

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Director Steven Spielberg arrives for the State dinner in honour of India's Prime Minister.

Bobby Jindal

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Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal (L) and Supriya Jindal arrive for the State dinner in honour of India's Prime Minister.

Katie Couric

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CBS new anchor Katie Couric (R) and Brooks Perlin arrive for the State dinner in honour of India's Prime Minister.

M. Night Shyamalan

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Director M. Night Shyamalan (R) and Bhavna Shyamalan arrives for the State dinner in honour of India's prime minister.

Jhumpa Lahiri and Alberto Vourvoulias

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Author Jhumpa Lahiri (L) and Alberto Vourvoulias arrive for the State dinner in honour of India's Prime Minister Manmohan Singh at the Booksellers area of the White House.

Eric Holder

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Attorney General Eric Holder and Sharon Malone arrive for the State dinner.

Colin Powell

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Former U.S. secretary of State Colin Powell and his wife Alma Powell arrive for the State dinner.

Kal Penn

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Associate Director of White House Office of Public Engagement Kal Penn arrives for the State dinner.

Sanjay Gupta

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CNN medical correspondent Sanjay Gupta and his wife Rebecca Olson Gupta arrive for the State dinner.

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