Bravo has confirmed the latest Sign of the Apocalypse:
Michaele Salahi, who made headlines with husband Tareq in November 2009 by actually crashing a White House party, has officially been cast on The Real Housewives of D.C.
The network refers to the five chosen women as “connected D.C. power players,” who “have their pulse on the most important cultural events, political galas, gallery openings, and fundraisers in Washington society.”
Then again, four of the cast members in this diverse city are white; and their occupations include a modeling agency owner, a real estate agent and, well, Michaele Salahi. If these are connected players in our nation's capital... the nation is in serious trouble!
Joining Salahi (pictured) on the series, which premieres August 5, are:
Catherine Ashley Ommanney: New to the country, this British interior designer moved to America in the summer of 2008 when she married Charles Ommanney, a prizewinning photojournalist with Newsweek. The couple has two kids, Jade and Ruby.
Mary Schmidt Amons: A mother of five, who is described by Bravo as “the true Washingtonian and granddaughter of radio and TV personality Arthur Godfrey."
Stacie Scott Turner: A graduate of Howard University and owner of a Harvard MBA. She worked in marketing at BET before becoming a real estate agent. Involved in many political fundraisers.
Lynda Erkiletian: The 52-year old is a divorced mother of four. Owns T.H.E. Artist Agency, a Georgetown modeling firm that represents hundreds of models and stylists. Bravo says she likes astrology, "shooting clay pigeons, riding ATVs and cooking a mean fried chicken." Well, okay then.
Which of these women will be the next Danielle Staub? Sadly, millions of people will likely tune in to find out.